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Claire

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Services and Items sought by Claire Wolfe
« on: March 12, 2007, 07:06:09 pm »

If you've recently bought a new digital camera and have your old one sitting around unused, maybe I could give it a good home -- especially if it's one that can potentially interface with a Linux computer.

My camera just quit talking to my computer, and before that it spoke only Windows.

A swap for books or payment in silver is possible. PM me and tell me what you've got. Maybe we can deal.
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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 01:20:04 am »

Er uh.....do you know of a linux friendly camera that can be acquired local to you?
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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 08:03:42 am »

Er uh.....do you know of a linux friendly camera that can be acquired local to you?

Nope. I don't. I just figured I'd see what people had to offer, then research that particular camera's capabilities. And the Linux part isn't a necessity, since I have a backup W****s machine I can use to download photos from a camera. Linux capability would just be nice.

BTW, thank you to the three people who PMed me. Two of the deals weren't right for various reasons. I did arrange a book swap with one kind person for a cool digital camera-binocular device. (That's going to be fun!) But I'm still hoping for a regular camera. Doesn't have to be anything fancy. In fact, fancy would be wasted on me.
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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 08:05:24 am »

I have an Olympus C4000 (not for grabs) that works just fine with Ubuntu....I just plugged it in and everything was recognized.  I did not use the Olympus software since I never used it to begin with.
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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 12:19:40 pm »

Linux will work with most digital cameras.  I use digiKam on the one I have.

There are some cameras that do not have compatible linux software.  My solution for these is to buy an appropriate USB card-reader device, pop the (SD, CF, Memory stick, what-have-you) card out of the camera, insert it in the reader, and get my pictures that way.

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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 11:57:27 pm »

kodak dx 3500?
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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2007, 09:25:35 pm »

I too might be interested in "one that's just lying around"...
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Re: Wanted: Your old digital camera
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2007, 03:31:57 am »

I just wanted to know how the search has gone. I am looking for one but will probably be getting one from work. I will be doing a lot this summer in my area as a special project...kinda falls into my preps.  :ph34r:
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007, 01:33:04 pm »

OFFERED:

Two firearms-training DVDs from Paladin Press (see titles and reviews here). Value new: $100. They were my review copies, each watched one time.

I'll send these to the person who posts (in this thread and in 100 words or less) the most creative reason why he or she should be the recipient.

You have one week to make up your lies excuses stories. Have at it.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2007, 01:35:54 pm by Claire »
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Re: Two firearms training DVDs from Paladin Press
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007, 02:00:59 pm »

Since I carry guns (plural) with me every day, everwhere I go, it is a shame that I have no training.  I should have access to those fine DVDs to keep me from being a continuing danger to myself and others.
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Re: Two firearms training DVDs from Paladin Press
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2007, 04:03:52 pm »

Since my DW and myself are retiring in less than a month and getting ready to travel the US dragging our home along behind us, we've decided it's time to quit assuming we're in a "safe place" and arm ourselves for our travels, wherever we may end up.  The last thing this country needs is two "old hippies" who haven't handled a gun in years driving around, toked up, and armed, with no instruction.  Do the world a favor, the next RV that passes you on the road could be ours.

P.S. I figure if 'Hawk hasn't shot himself or somebody else by now, they'd just be wasted on him.  :laugh:
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Re: Two firearms training DVDs from Paladin Press
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 06:51:32 pm »

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Re: Two firearms training DVDs from Paladin Press
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 07:09:23 pm »

Well, shoot. When it comes right down to it, I have an entire family that needs to view these and learn to walk the walk. Wife, kids and the old man could use more knowledge to protect themselves, since the nearest city to us is currently going down the tubes and is looking to pass Detroit in the murder category. Add in the fact that I lived overseas since my teenage years and currently have a file with TPTB the size of a novel, it becomes fairly obvious that I need a lot more training.
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Re: Two firearms training DVDs from Paladin Press
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 09:13:05 pm »

I have a cat.   :dontknow:
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Re: Two firearms training DVDs from Paladin Press
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2007, 06:15:40 am »

Claire, re. the Louis Awerbuck video you are offering, we have it at home and it is a very good primer for those who have had no experience with the shotgun, esp. for home protection purposes - for those who have had his classes, it is a timely review for his next classes...

I like your personal comments on Louis (pronounced Loo-eee) and recommend to any of the CFers that can manage to link up with his yearly travelling shooting classes across the US, to definitely do it. (www.yfa.com) (I think that is the website) His in-person instruction can help tailor what you brung to shoot, as they say, to your personal shooting stature and style (if any).

Louis doesn't deride you for what you choose to defend your life with - he merely gives you the good and the bad about your choice of weaponry and helps you under stress to handle it better and fix it on the spot if he can and/or at least diagnose any problems with you may have.  Better yet, he even helps you learn how to move to get away from deadly situations, the better choice if you have any at all.

I say all this because I found that Louis had been holding classes yearly at a shooting club thirty minutes from our home in the eastern US for most of the past 20 yrs. - and when i found out five years ago started a yearly pilgrimage for a class in either rifle, pistol or shotgun. I got my wife involved in the classes three years ago and we just completed Louis's rifle class weekend before last.

The comments about some being overwhelmed by the experience reflects my wife's experience the first time in class, not knowing a lot about pistol shooting (pistol 1 class) - she said she was stressed by the class at the beginning but stuck it out and it got better,she said, by the second day and she was enjoying the shooting by the end of the class. Shotgun is more physically demanding, but she and her Remington 1100 20 ga. youth model (Louis recommended this for her due to her shorter arms prob. not being able to work the pump action shotguns as well) did well in the shotgun class last year.

Bottom line, as Louis is fond of saying, is that his videos are worth watching, but his classes are the best deal going, esp. if you happen to be near where his travelling school is coming to. Thanks, Claire for offering a taste of what we all need, more critical practice and instruction. rgds, redclay 5/30/07
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