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Search: Posts Made By: tomwatt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
It's clear that none of us on this forum are...

It's clear that none of us on this forum are nearly smart enough to compete with your logic and mathematics. So rather than argue, or to keep coming back to your feebly-put points, let me ask some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
I'm not going to attempt to lay out the flaws in...

I'm not going to attempt to lay out the flaws in your discussion points, it's summer, school is out, and I have bigger fish to fry. Strongly suggest you check your own eye for motes before pointing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
I really don't care for you delivering a lecture...

I really don't care for you delivering a lecture at me about how digital imaging works, or about whether or not my statements conform to your approval.
If you want to discuss the whale, fine.
If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
In your opinion.

In your opinion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
Thank you for your opinion.

Thank you for your opinion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
What we were discussing was a whale striking a...

What we were discussing was a whale striking a sailboat.
Frankly, I have no idea what it is you think we're discussing.
The chances of the image being faked were put forward.

The fact that there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,940
Posted By tomwatt
Ah, so that makes sense. Because otherwise I was...

Ah, so that makes sense. Because otherwise I was thinking maybe a platonic dialog or perhaps someone was deranged. Derangement is almost as good as a boating accident for something to watch.
:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
Respectfully, given the number of ways around any...

Respectfully, given the number of ways around any and everything that students pull, I really am not making an assumption... but in thinking of analyzing camera raw, I am envisioning it in a direct...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By tomwatt
Oh I don't know that you need to back off your...

Oh I don't know that you need to back off your skeptic's stance... after all, the video is up right next to "Chupacabra Found!"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomwatt
It could always be worse - it could be old,...

It could always be worse - it could be old, used-up bleach bottles with things that don't work.

Sorry to hear of your plight. Hope things turn out better for you... surely there's a boat out there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
As I indicated in an earlier comment, there are...

As I indicated in an earlier comment, there are lots of folks that can do the fake without it being detectible (mostly - look at Forensic Photoshop if you desire to be entertained). It's just that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,754
Posted By tomwatt
Udo, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you do the...

Udo, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you do the right thing, whichever it turns out to be. It's a beautiful boat. But not worth having if it's going to be a major problem as soon as you get it.
Forum: Living Aboard 07-22-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,212
Posted By tomwatt
Jobi, I second (third?) the suggestion that you...

Jobi, I second (third?) the suggestion that you don't try it when the boat is on the hard... for one thing, it's a long way to the ground from that deck... before I sold my Bristol, I took a tumble...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,798
Posted By tomwatt
Get a few dozen geckos and let them roam the...

Get a few dozen geckos and let them roam the boat... they chase down and eat bugs. Plus they walk on the overhead areas - very entertaining.

OK. That's probably not really good advice.
I've tried...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
Former miltary photojournalist, currently...

Former miltary photojournalist, currently teaching (well it's summer) in a program of computer graphics at a small New England college. "Expert" I'm not. But reasonably well informed I am.

Not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
Camera Raw files are digital negatives - they are...

Camera Raw files are digital negatives - they are not a picture until developed via software. An examination of the original file will show any attempts at alteration. Many photo competitions require...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
Smile Frankly some of my students could do that... not...

Frankly some of my students could do that... not all of them, but some could, and do it convincingly - it's what I teach! (Computer Graphics & Illustration). Reality as a construct isn't that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
The existence of an entire sequence of photos...

The existence of an entire sequence of photos that lays out a sequence of events and documents the damage tends to support that this is not a Photoshop event, although I have to say I know of people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,799
Posted By tomwatt
Maybe JeffH will write us a nice tech article. ...

Maybe JeffH will write us a nice tech article.

I am truly impressed at the amount of damage to the boat. Hope these folks aren't self-insured. Or if they are, they have a harpoon-equipped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,144
Posted By tomwatt
The pointy part is why I prefer the sheepsfoot...

The pointy part is why I prefer the sheepsfoot blade for these kinds of things.

In addition to the Spyderco-style thumb hole for easy opening, there are several makers sporting a raised stud which...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-21-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,133
Posted By tomwatt
solman, when I was in school, I pulled in a fair...

solman, when I was in school, I pulled in a fair amount of money via grants, assistantships, etc. Unfortunately, some of that income is not considered "income" - that is, it's not taxable, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By tomwatt
Already posted here several hours ago... ...

Already posted here several hours ago...
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/66642-look-out-whale.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,798
Posted By tomwatt
Oh yeah, DEET does a number on plastic. Lost an...

Oh yeah, DEET does a number on plastic. Lost an altimeter that way. I'd be concerned about getting it on gelcoat, epoxy, or anything else that isn't steel or stone.
Just imagine what it does to your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,110
Posted By tomwatt
There is a thread on here "Cushions Cost How...

There is a thread on here "Cushions Cost How Much" that has several good suggestions. Quite a few people suggested Overstock.com as a resource.
I have also seen a few boats listed with custom-built...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,144
Posted By tomwatt
I worked for more than a decade on a military...

I worked for more than a decade on a military installation, and what you describe is normal behavior for military guys...
ask if anyone has a knife, and all you can hear all around you is "snick,...
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