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Rob C
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 02:07:42 AM »
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I didn't ask Google, I just typed "If I can't work out the square root of 16, I'm going to nuke Texas", and some bloke from the NSA phoned me with the answer. How he knew I will never understand. Oh wait ...




Exactly! That was Cooter.

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2013, 04:06:21 PM »
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I'll use my first post to say:

1) Didn't actually know he square root of 16.. but I surround myself with smart folks.

2) How would I know the guys last name.. I can't even get on the site.

3) Messed up with character between luminous and landscape (used & which was wrong)

4) Then password went out- not long enough!

5) I thanked god that I wasn't asked to define "Circle of Confusion"

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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2013, 03:13:58 AM »
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 good to hear someone else with the courage to admit he didnt know the square root of 16...i suspect theres a lot more of us out there just waiting to come out of the closet Grin

and i challenge the owner of the forum/site to answer my question [somewhere above] about why he's made it so difficult to register.......of maybe he's still working on the next set of ridiculous security questions and a convincing  explanation as to why he cant get more people to register
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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2013, 03:26:19 AM »
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I can't believe that in this generation a western educational system can fail its pupils to that extent.

Were all you kids on pot when you were sitting at your desks? Not on your potties, on weed.

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2013, 03:29:08 AM »
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good to hear someone else with the courage to admit he didnt know the square root of 16...i suspect theres a lot more of us out there just waiting to come out of the closet Grin

and i challenge the owner of the forum/site to answer my question [somewhere above] about why he's made it so difficult to register.......of maybe he's still working on the next set of ridiculous security questions and a convincing  explanation as to why he cant get more people to register


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2.  So you subscribe to quantity over quality?

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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2013, 03:31:35 AM »
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I can't believe that in this generation a western educational system can fail its pupils to that extent.

Were all you kids on pot when you were sitting at your desks? Not on your potties, on weed.

Rob C

well Rob

its more about this which i wrote earlier:

"and everyone these days knows what its like using the interweb ...u just want it to be quick like that New York second, that means that answers to security questions are already in your head and not on the next page like this forum inventors last name [that was another answer u had to look for.] I just don't think he gets it"
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2013, 03:35:57 AM »
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I can't believe that in this generation a western educational system can fail its pupils to that extent.

Were all you kids on pot when you were sitting at your desks? Not on your potties, on weed.

Rob C

maybe we dont all come from a western educational system....ever considered that Rob
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2013, 03:53:48 AM »
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I have to agree with Rob here.

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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2013, 03:59:12 AM »
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I have to agree with Rob here.

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So do I. My first thought when this thread started was that it was a joke. I find even the notion that it was a serious complaint profoundly depressing.

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« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2013, 04:01:10 AM »
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maybe we dont all come from a western educational system....ever considered that Rob

Western, Eastern, Northern, Southern: why on earth should it make any difference? If you leave school without knowing what a square root is, you have been failed by it.

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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2013, 04:39:27 AM »
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I'd pretty much bet that any 3rd grader (or younger) from country with an "Eastern" education system would be able to join the forum if simply knowing the square root of 16 was the biggest challenge.
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2013, 05:23:55 AM »
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My first thought when this thread started was that it was a joke. I find even the notion that it was a serious complaint profoundly depressing.
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I guess anyone who finds that test so hard they need to 'phone a friend' is going to find this forum tough going.
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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2013, 05:28:06 AM »
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Western, Eastern, Northern, Southern: why on earth should it make any difference? If you leave school without knowing what a square root is, you have been failed by it.
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I thought the original post was a joke! Should anyone take it seriously?

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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2013, 05:29:26 AM »
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I guess anyone who finds that test so hard they need to 'phone a friend' is going to find this forum tough going.

Then again, when we agree something must be wrong!
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2013, 08:40:47 AM »
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I somehow think the poster isn't going to being staying here long after the "kicking" he has received? There are still some "heavyweights" he hasn't encountered that will rough him up even worse if they spot any "weaknesses" in what he posts. Grin
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« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2013, 10:03:24 AM »
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I somehow think the poster isn't going to being staying here long ...

Oh, no!

On the other hand, I am sure he would move to greener pastures. For example, Norman Koren's green paragraphs Wink
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2013, 10:10:51 AM »
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... 2) How would I know the guys last name.. I can't even get on the site...

You do not need to be registered to visit and explore the site. You do not even have to be registered to visit and read the forum; you just would not be able to post in forums.

If someone doesn't know anything about the site, why the urge to register?
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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2013, 11:33:27 AM »
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Don't you just wish that the evil people behind the registration process forget about the stupid math and ask a question that is actually related to photography?

For instance: if you want your light (e.g., flash) to be 16 times stronger, how much closer to the object you would have to move it?

See? Simple and photography-related. No need to know the square root of 16.

Oh, wait...
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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2013, 12:00:47 PM »
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Don't you just wish that the evil people behind the registration process forget about the stupid math and ask a question that is actually related to photography?

For instance: if you want your light (e.g., flash) to be 16 times stronger, how much closer to the object you would have to move it?

See? Simple and photography-related. No need to know the square root of 16.

Oh, wait...


You should lecture in a photo-school! You have the knack of making it look easy.

I never thought of using an exposure meter as a handy maths calculator - hmmm... Must take it to the supermarket next time.

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« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2013, 12:08:37 PM »
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I think the evil people behind the registration process should dumb it down a little and just ask for the square root of 9.
And if that encourages too many spammers, they can always make it really tough, say, with the square root of 25 or even 36.  Roll Eyes


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