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Lars Clausen
In memory of all those killed in the second world war - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
In memory of all those killed in the second world war
On 9 April this year it was 70 years ago Denmark was occupied by the Germans in the second world war. - Lars Clausen
Brian Sullivan
Cassandra Wilson -- Last Train to Clarksville
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You are old when the music of your youth becomes a jazz standard. - Brian Sullivan
I know too well! :) - Lars Clausen
Just what I needed today .. thanks! IIACI/Janeann - JaneannDill, PhD,MFA
Excellento! - Chris Loft
Lars Clausen
I want to be where these are. Where are these? - Andrew Trinh
At the southern Fyn Denmark, near where I live. - Lars Clausen
Lars Clausen
Thanks for stopping by so many of my photos, Lars. :) - Andrew Trinh
Do not thank me but thank youself, they are good! - so keep on taking them!!! - Lars Clausen
Lars Clausen
Go and visit the lady with the cakes they are amazing! - Lars Clausen
good - kami کامی
yes, are they not, I could never have the heart to eat them! - Lars Clausen
Michael W. May
making a black-eyed peas and turkey bacon veggie stew
Thanks Michael I come over! :)) - Lars Clausen
Hanna Wiszniewska
Kevin J Hatton
Perfectly Sane
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And we believe you when you say so! :) - Lars Clausen
Thank you, that means a lot to me.....lol - Kevin J Hatton
Shevonne
Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - http://wakoopa.com/softwar...
Web 2.0 Suicide Machine
Please don't !!!!! - Lars Clausen
Ian May
Considering buying a USB powered external hard drive that I can use with desktop and netbook. Looking for 1TB size. Any recommendations? I always look for value for money (which doesn't always mean cheapest of course!).
These Western Digital drives are very good and reasonably priced at Amazon: http://bit.ly/5JfiAJ - Sergio Cruz
Sergio, your link doesn't work, but I am assuming you're meaning the Passport Essential range? I have looked at those. I was looking around to see if there was a better price than $199 anywhere. Best Buy has them for $189, but then I have to add tax, which about balances the shipping from Amazon I reckon. I have a BlacX dock station, but I was looking for something I can tuck in my netbook case, hence the size and the USB powerage. - Ian May
Ian, here is Sergio's link I had to extract the link. It's the My Book Essential for $109. http://www.amazon.com/gp... From personal experience the My Book's are great affordable external drives. - NOT THE CRICKET
Thanks Jimminy. Thing is the My Books are not USB powered, so not really portable. I already have a BlacX SATA Dock, and I could simply buy another 1.5TB 3.5in external for desktop use, I don't need an external drive with enclosure now I have this Dock, as it's hot-swappable http://bit.ly/5vELTT - Ian May
That docking system works really great, but I don't really want to lug around around with me and power supply, and 3.5in drive, with my netbook - it's that Passport Essential size, and the USB power that I find attractive for the netbook use, even though it's $199 against $90 for a 1TB 3.5in bare drive.... it's that price difference that's making me hesitate a bit. - Ian May
I have an HP external 1TB drive that's been working pretty well for me for the last 6 or 7 months. Unfortunately, if you haven't already found this out: 750 gig and smaller can, in most cases be powered by the USB cable but 1 TB and larger requires a separate power supply. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I don't know that we are quite there for a 1TB. Those USB power drives are all laptop drives. 1TB tends to still be desktop drives. It'll be a couple more months. - Eric - Regulate
Curtiss, from what I read the WD 1TB doesn't require a separate supply. - Ian May
Eric, I saw the 1TB WD passport in Best Buy a couple of days back. I never buy in Best Buy (unless I really need it now) w/o checking online prices first, as I know Best Buy are almost always more expensive. In this case, the price is about the same. If I wait a couple of months, they'll probably be a 1.5TB or even 2TB out in that size. - Ian May
There are no 1GB 2.5" drives. If you want to run it just off USB power, you're limited to 500GB I think. I usually find the best deal on a good hd on newegg and buy an external enclosure to go with it. It's almost always cheaper - Rodfather from Android
Rodfather, that WD 1TB IS a 2.5GB USB powered drive. I agree that a regular 3.5in drive is a much cheaper option. I don't need an enclosure with the BlackX dock. It's not very portable though. Won't fit in my netbook case, like the 1TB WD will. Big premium to pay though. - Ian May
There's no such thing as a 1TB laptop drive. The most is 640GB. You need a laptop drive to run only off USB. It's not possible to run a 3.5" drive only off USB power. - Rodfather
Rodfather: this is the 1TB USB powered drive I am referring to http://bit.ly/607xsI - Ian May
Ian - you're right. I didn't see the WD drives the first time, as the link wasn't working. Those WD drives are capable of being powered directly through the USB port. The next question you'll need to face, though, is whether or not the power supply in your desktop and/or laptop is capable of powering the drives. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I guess my next question would be how does the power consumption of drives relate to capacity. I realize that a bigger drives consumes more power but how does say a 500GB's draw compare to a 1TB for example. I'm sure it's not as easy as x2 - Ian May
Yeah, you'd really have to find that data from the manufacturer or elsewhere. I'm sure you can find 1TB drives that have the exact same power consumption of a 500GB drive, but not if they are using the same technology. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Now that's interesting. I guess there are 1TB laptop drives. The capacity doesn't factor in with how much power it draws. They'll add another platter or fit more bits on to one platter to increase capacity, but it draws the same power. - Rodfather
Yeah, power draw is more a function of number of platters and how fast the drive spins, but even then newer drives use various methods to lower power consumption, particularly when the drive is idle. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I suppose I could get one at Best Buy, and if my netbook won't power it from the USB (although it works fine with a Lighscribe DVD burner that is also USB powered, and I've never had to use the second USB cable), I can take it back. - Ian May
I recently bought a 2-bay 1-TB Netgear ReadyNAS and I'm a happy customer. - imabonehead
Here's a photo of my BlacX dock I use at home. http://bit.ly/6zSdUk It has an external power supply, and it's connected via USB. Drives are hot swappable. They're about $30. Drives don't seems to overheat as they're not enclosed. This is the cheapest way I've found to add external drives, and I like the swappable option. I use that 1TB in the photo for TV I've downloaded and want to keep to watch again later. - Ian May
These drives usually come with a USB cable that splits into two in case it needs more power. - Rodfather
500GB notebook drives seem have a good balance of price/capacity these days (if you can go lower than 1GB). When I bought my netbook, 500GB drives just arrived but 320GB drives were at a good price. So I swapped out the netbook drive for the 320GB and put the original in an enclosure. Enclosures are cheap. http://www.newegg.com/Product... - Rodfather
Rodfather, only thing is, I'd still have to carry around the enclosure and power block and cable, whereas with one of those pocket-size drives it would fit in my netbook case. - Ian May
The link I put up lists laptop harddrive enclosures that are USB powered. So basically, you'd be making your own pocket-sized portable drive. I picked up one of these at Fry's http://www.newegg.com/Product.... It works.. has an eSATA port just in case too. - Rodfather
Rodfather, I took a look at that enclosure, and it certainly looks good. However, I'd still have to buy the 2.5inch drives to go in it (I only have 3.5in SATA drives here), and I can't see that I'd save any money over buying one of these WD passport ones. The one advantage I'd have is that it's easier to upgrade to a bigger capacity drive at a later date of course. - Ian May
Yes, you'd still need to order a 2.5" drive. It's generally cheaper to find a good deal on an OEM harddrive and add an enclosure. If there's an external hd that's cheaper than building one yourself, go for it. - Rodfather
As a frugalist, I almost always toss and turn and umm and arrr before I make any purchase over about say.... 25 cents.. LOL - Ian May
I uses a lot of WD 1TB and have not had any problems. - Lars Clausen
Interesting, I hadn't known they had 1TB 2.5" drives now either. After taking a closer look it appears WD's 750GB and 1TB 2.5" drives are "over-sized" models (12.5mm thick as opposed to the regular 9.5mm) so they won't fit in all laptops. Also of interest is the 5200RPM speed which is a little odd as it's usually 5400 or 7200. - rönin
Lars Clausen
Cream cheese cake: Bottom: 100 grams wholemeal wheat biscuits 50 grams butter 50 grams sugar Fillings: 200 grams cream cheese 75 gram sukker 2 pcs. eggs 1 and a quarter dl. yogurt or cream fraice 1 lemon - lemon juice - and finely grated peel of this 6 leaves of gelatine - dissolved in 4 tablespoons water 1 and a quarter dl. whipping cream 1 pcs. vanilla bar - or 1 teaspoon vanilla 50 to 100 grams raisins (optional) 1 pcs. spring form approx. 22 cm in diameter 1. Mix the crushed biscuits, melted butter (it must not take color) and sugar. 2. Bottom mass pressed firmly into bottom of spring form -- if you want you can fill the bottom with baking paper before. 3. Whip the egg whites and cream stiff - singly. 4. Whip the egg yolks bright and airy with sugar and vanilla grains. 5. Stir cream fraice, lemon juice and finely grated peel into egg yolks. 6. Add the macerate isinglass (must be hand-hot) in the egg yolks. 7. Turn the egg whites and whipped cream cautious in large airy movements... more... - Lars Clausen
Thomas Hawk
I f*&%*ing hate permissions. Why is it so hard to transfer files from 2 of my own computers, on my own network, at my own house.
I don't want to be protected. I just want to be able to access all of the files on all of my machines from either machine. - Thomas Hawk
It's because the kinds of engineers who designed the system are software engineers and network engineers. They are not human needs engineers. - Terence Kearns
They will just save you from yourself!!! :))) - Lars Clausen
word - Josh Haley
TH - what's the issue at hand? Are you able to get around it or are you stuck? You could just change the parent folder of what you are copying to "EVERYONE" and you should be good to go. EDIT: just realized this is from last week....how did this pop back up? - Justin Korn
Håkan Dahlström
Hvad har du nu lavet?!?! :))) - Lars Clausen
Kol Tregaskes
Feel free to add me. Don't forget about the Flickr Photography group here: http://friendfeed.com/flickr-... And there is also a FriendFeed Flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups... #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
سلتون تو دوباره پریدی وسط بحث یه عده بزرگتر؟ :))))) - I /-\li
http://www.flickr.com/photos... please require to be added to see my photos :D - Hoka Hey
I'm subbing everyone as I go. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I can't believe who I've missed here, thanks for the links! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
http://www.flickr.com/photos... Not much activity lately, thou. - Marcos
Andy, 2? That's just greedy, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, once again, thanks for helping us all connect. There are some great photographers on FF. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Now that I'm going through and adding all of these people I'm discovering that Flickr needs a grouping functionality for contacts. - Kenton
I don't need to mention it here. You can just mouse over me to find out. The power of FriendFeed. - Nick B.
Wow, Nick. Way to play along. - Rochelle
I looked at at least two pages of every user who posted. I just started learning, so I bookmarked about 20 pages that I'll be coming back to. This was nice, thanks! - Ryan Massie
Feel free to add me: http://www.flickr.com/photos... - Milton Ramirez - Milton Ramirez
A great thread. I do believe that I have subscribed to ya'll. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
http://www.flickr.com/photos... awesome thread! will have to check everyone out [I work there] - Criz
http://flickr.com/photos... (NSFW if you have safesearch turned off) - Michael Hocter
http://www.flickr.com/photos... . The quality of my stream varies depending on inspiration, if you're browsing I suggest my 25 most interesting images: http://www.flickr.com/photos... and my personal favorites: http://www.flickr.com/photos... - Niklas Morberg
Http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaymeephoto - Chad McCoskey from iPhone
Thanks for all the links! I'll be going through them all today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks guys! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
wow, thats a lot of flickrs LOL well, thanks to you I went to flickr and set up my url.. I was amazed this was available http://www.flickr.com/photos... - David Gross
Thank you all! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Couldn't find the page, Soner. - Kol Tregaskes
Cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you everyone! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Great shots, G. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
/micahwittman - Micah
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
http:///www... - I haven't updated it, photo-wise for a long time, since I was getting dangerously close to exceeding the 200 item limit. - Tyson Key
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
This is me: flickr.com/photos/vestigialconsciousness/ - Parth Awasthi
there are some great pictures in this list! - Chris Rogers
Kol Tregaskes
I have a Page too but don't use it yet: http://www.facebook.com/pages... I only have 20 fans. ;-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
http://www.facebook.com/trenton... ...but watch out for the tumbleweeds rolling across my profile. - Trent Olson
http://www.facebook.com/hedwyg *sobbing quietly over here in my corner* - Ordinarybug Heather
I will have a little cry later................ - Kevin J Hatton
i have one but have used it less and less as FB has sucked more and more. i now log in a few times a month at most. - Big Joe Silence
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Now I'm glad I got my vanity URL for FB. However I'm not about to go crazy friending y'all just yet as I hate the interface. - Kenton
http://www.facebook.com/krynsky Haha. I was just going to ask when you were going to start this. - Mark Krynsky
iphigenie, just like my ff id :D - Iphigenie
I didnt really want to add everyone i know on friendfeed to my facebook, i like to keep them seperate as much as i can. but you know what, fuck it http://www.facebook.com/simon... add a note saying you;re from friendfeed if you add me, then i can group everyone up :) - Simon Wicks
http://www.facebook.com/wangyip .. edit: ditto what Simon said above - add a friendfeed or FF note in the message if you do add me - Wang Yip
http://www.facebook.com/scott... [EDIT: I only intend to had people to FB that I have subscribed to and/or interacted with here on FF.] - Kristin of Two Everything
Simon, I thought that a while ago, then just added everyone too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you Kol :) - Simon Wicks
OK, you've all convinced me and as Simon requested, please note FF in the request. http://facebook.com/kenton - Kenton
Thanks, Simon. I've not started going through these yet. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm only going to add the people i actually talk to on here. I have a lot less people on my follow list than you, so its a bit easier for me :) - Simon Wicks
Remember, guys. According to FB, you're only allowed 5000 friends. Spend them wisely. - James Myatt
Hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Facebook.com/hoogenboom - Wes Hoogenboom from iPhone
If anyone of you are Gtalk'ers, check out the list here: http://ff.im/6mySB - Kol Tregaskes
/glemak on most services - mike "glemak" dunn
As if we weren't before? Were they really that many people here who didn't also have a FB account, even if they didn't list it in their profile? I've been with FB since 2004 - LANjackal
here. i am your fan now :D - Iphigenie
Thanks all. - Kol Tregaskes
Helen, yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Well, with this news it is pushing me to start using my real name for web services and to kill (or at least slowly stop using) the tomit persona that I have used for many years. Find me here... http://www.facebook.com/ronaldb... - Ronald S
http://www.facebook.com/julia... - but no hearts or flowers please..:-) - Julia Ault
http://facebook.com/thereal... - someone else done stoled my name before I could. Jeepers! - Tsali - A dude man
http://facebook.com/andrewr... - may as well change my "have met" Facebook policy! - Andrew Roche
I could never agree to their TOS. The fun of working for paranoid folks. - Neal Krummell
I was already a facebook user... http://www.facebook.com/cassidy... - Cass
ugh.. I hate doing this... http://www.facebook.com/timhoec... - Tim Hoeck
Well http://www.facebook.com/elstudi... - Kol, your Posterous sharing post earlier today was more fun. - Eric Johnson
Ummmm the Facebook UI obviously won't be static, dude. They'll be making changes as the assimilation proceeds - LANjackal from IM
People who complain about FF+FB are like people who complain every time the FB home page changes. Even if it's better, they complain... - Gus
never spend any time there... not worth time... - Valeria Maltoni
I hate Facebook... - Oscar Mota
My company has one if you want to be a fan of a small web design and marketing firm :) http://www.facebook.com/pages... - Justin Rains
FB gets no link love from me facebook.com/tinapbeana - FFing Enigma
http://www.facebook.com/gbierma... - not like I use it much anyway... - Grant Bierman
I'm on Facebook, but I don't have a name in my profile URL (yet; I'm still new...). But if you want it, it's http://www.facebook.com/profile... -- if you friend me, tell me you're from FF. - Dennis Jernberg
I don't freaking have one because I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. :P Now I find out that through no fault of my own I'm technically a Facebook user? GAH. - Cheryl Jones
if u want facebook http://www.facebook.com/sefa... ███ - Sefa Karapinar
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
http://www.facebook.com/nzbuu/. I wasn't going to do this, but I'm going to indulge and see if I can make FB work like Scoble thinks it can. - James Myatt
LOL I knew you would do this :) http://www.facebook.com/parvez... - Parvez Halim
Update: My profile may not have a name-type URL yet, but here's the short way to get there: http://profile.to/jernbergdr - Dennis Jernberg
"Like" only because I'll have to find you guys somewhere :( http://www.facebook.com/people... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
http://www.facebook.com/ozubey i knew this was coming, this is why i got my url with my FF nickname.:-) - Özhan Yiğitler
http://www.facebook.com/krz9000 i hope they write a proper friendfeed friend importer - Chris Hofmann
http://www.facebook.com/iainbak... +1 Chris, I'd hate to lose all the friends i've made here :(((( - Iain Baker
http://www.facebook.com/barryow... I hope they (FB) don't screw it up too much... - Barry Owens
http://www.facebook.com/gilbert.... Is there a simple way to add say the entire list above? - Gilbert Harding
http://www.facebook.com/mbravo - most updates autoimported from Flickr though - Michael Bravo
Thank you everyone. I've added you all but feel free to say no, I know some people keep FB for personal friends only. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
www.facebook.com/LANjackal - LANjackal from IM
lol I think this is wrong haha don't mind me I'm being silly - Franc, a rememberer
http://www.facebook.com/wordsfo... - I would really like to have FriendFeed friends there so Facebook could possibly be more bearable. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Jannifer, that link takes me to the home page. - Kol Tregaskes
It does? try looking for Jannifer Stoddard - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Yeah, I've had a few of those from the list above, not sure what's going on there. OK, will do. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
http://facebook.com/carlton... And I love new peeps! ^_^ - Carlton Hackett
I do not use it much LOL I just post to it from other sites so to fill up my friends stream, I do get messages and some status in text. Anyone who really wants to add me, use the facebook link on my profile. :o) - David Gross
www.facebook.com/drodzand you won't see much since I got the privacy settings on max in Facebook. Just another reason why I think Facebook is completely different from friendfeed. I hope they keep friendfeed running because I use both services in diametrically diverse ways. - David Rodriguez
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
http://facebook.com/brodiebeta I just posted asking for the same thing =) http://friendfeed.com/iphoneg... You rawk Kol - Brodie Beta
http://facebook.com/timedalkat Will be weird to integrate you folks with Grandma. - timedalkat
Cool, Brodie. :-) Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Hey, FB is for real life friends :-). Not for random web strangers :-P? - Richard A.
Mine is http://www.facebook.com/daniel... and I am from Argentina (BA) - Daniel Alejandro Severo
http://www.facebook.com/alfpace but I don't use it very much - Alfonso Pace from iPhone
http://www.facebook.com/kimbers... (I can remember if I commented on this already. I don't see "You" on the list, but I'm tired. So, hopefully, I didn't. If I did, oh well. - Kimber Scott
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
. . . amy_beer. I think. I've never used it. No, I'm pretty sure. - Amy℠
Amy, it's not that. - Kol Tregaskes
I spend an inordinate amount of time there... - http://facebook.com/Americhick - Bette Cooper
facebook.com/wins1 I hv a FF list in FB, pls. mention FF to populate it. - Wins Fern
mine is david.grosz - David Gross from email
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
How do you get facebook.com/yourname? Mine is a somewhat longer Url... - TrafficBug
TrafficBug: You can get your custom Facebook URL here: http://www.facebook.com/usernam... - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
http://www.facebook.com/webalon... - looks like you can change it only once. Confucious say: "Choose your name well...." :I - Rob Schieber
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
I do like your photography page. I am a fan now. - Faraz Mullick
Isn't there a FB friend limit? - Araceli
There is, Araceli, although it was several thousand people, if I remember correctly. - Tyson Key
5,000. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm just loving the new Facebook beta. :D - Faraz Mullick
i sent a request (please please please by my friend), ;) - chaz2b
I always thought that FriendFeed was the new Facebook. ;) - Tyson Key
Facebook is the new FriendFeed. ;) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Thanks Rob, I had forgotten my username for I always used my email address to login - I found there is a settings > username > change thing that lets you change your username once and then you get a facebook.com/username url! - TrafficBug
I am thinking about just using my Public Page more. Keep my regular profile for family and coworker data. Follow me here if you want more of the type of posts I do here of Friendfeed. http://www.facebook.com/pages... - Ronald S
nooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Tsali - A dude man from IM
I raise your bump with a "Hide" - LANjackal
http://www.facebook.com/DavidHo... - I use it to aggregate and share links on Internet music, open content and social media. - David Holmes
Lars Clausen
Two new Christmas wallpaper for 19 'and 22' screens - Lars Clausen
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Four new christmas wallpaper for 19 "screens - Lars Clausen
and now for 22 "screens - Lars Clausen
Lars Clausen
Best of my photos in 2009 - preferred on flickr, zooomr and my choice + stats - not much to talk about, but interesting anyway to see the difference. - Lars Clausen
Shevonne
Happy Sunday everyone!!!! #fb #in
The same to you!!! :) - Lars Clausen
=) - Shevonne
Same to you, Shevonne! Have an awesome day! - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
10 more minutes of Sunday here. Sigh... #mondayblues - Bee
Lars Clausen
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Yes I had a suspicion that you were linked to DK :) - Lars Clausen
Steven Perez
Hey Guys, Don't Want Kids? A Vascetomy Is Probably the Way to Go | Reproductive Justice and Gender | AlterNet - http://www.alternet.org/reprodu...
"You will lose your sex drive. Your genitals will swell. You will suffer excruciating pain. You won’t be able to get an erection or ejaculate. You won’t be a man anymore. While it is a routine operation—nearly 500,000 are performed in the United States every year—the myths about vasectomies fester. In fact, the outpatient procedure is a simple form of birth control for men, intended to be permanent, in which the health care provider closes or blocks the tubes that carry sperm. This prevents sperm from leaving the body or causing pregnancy; the body instead absorbs it. Used as birth control, vasectomies are nearly 100 percent effective." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
People keep suggesting I get one of these (including fiance), but there is something inside me that just can't do it. - Rahsheen
Had a friend who did it. He said it helped solidify his relationship with his wife. - Steven Perez
I got one 30 years ago, no problems! :) - Lars Clausen
@Rahsheen, your fiance? So she NEVER wants to have kids with you after you get married? - Alex Scrivener
I'm with you, Rahsheen... there are other ways to practice birth control. Plus, something my friend said to me, a guy who's married and has three kids, sticks with me: "What if something happens to my family? Wouldn't I want a chance to start another family?" Generally, I'm against any elective surgery that takes away natural functions - .LAG liked that
Of course, I have to jump in now...lol. @LAG: I would suggest that you list out those other forms of birth control, and consider their pros and cons, then draw a comparison. The vast majority of birth control place responsibility on the female partner, often with side effects that aren't great in the long term. Second, elective surgery that takes away natural functions? Which natural function does vasectomy take away? @Steven - great topic! :D - Prosey BUTTONS!
This will be our form of birth control once we're done having children. If I can have a baby cut out of my belly, my husband can easily have his vas deferens snipped! - Melly - #TeamMarina
My ex refused to get snipped. His argument? I shouldn't breed anyway, since I had depression. (Of course, he's (a) got borderline personality disorder, (b) got Asperger syndrome, (c) an abusive a**hole, (d) all of the above. - Ordinarybug Heather
Oh Heather, what a POS. Sounds a lot like my ex - who, when I suggested we get marriage counseling told me, "We don't have a problem, but if you think YOU have a problem, then maybe YOU should see a shrink." -- this, given (at the time) about a decade of TONS of marital problems that I had been suggesting we see a marriage counselor for years about. *HIS* reason for refusing a... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
Word of caution: *be sure* to go to your follow-up appointment that tests the effectiveness of the operation. A friend of mine didn't and lo was he surprised when his girlfriend came up pregnant a few months later. The operation doesn't always 'take' so you gotta check and make sure. - Kevin Fox
I have a kid already with my fiance and it's still up in the air whether we will have more. She says no, but it's not a set in stone, No. More like a Not Right Now. I'm with LAG in that I'm wary of any procedure that permanently changes what I'm naturally able to do. Plus, I'm only 30. - Rahsheen
Kevin, it can take months before the sperm count is at 0 -- and the docs generally want two 0-counts in a row to be sure. Not necessarily that it doesn't "take" -- just that additional contraception should be used in the meantime. And sperm count checks once per year thereafter, to be sure (because in *very* rare cases, the vas can reconnect). @Rah, yeah, you're in a position that if... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
Kevin, it depends on how the Dr. does the operation. If he just ties off the vas deferens or makes a cut, it is possible that it could heal back. If he takes a section out of the vas deferens and then cauterizes and stitches both lose ends, it's a pretty sure thing. Also some very small percentage of men apparently have more that two vas deferens tubes and if you don't cut them all, then the procedure does not work, obviously. - Jeff P. Henderson
Recanalization does not guarantee restoration of fertility; and duplicated vas deferens "syndrome" exists in less than 0.05% of the population making it highly unlikely - and the likelihood is that it would be seen/felt during the procedure, or a persistent sperm count of greater than 0 after 6 months would clue the urologist to the possibility. (http://www.vasectomy-information.com/wordpre...) - Prosey BUTTONS!
Rene, my aversion to getting my nuts cut has nothing to do with what I would want my fiance to do. I just don't want a knife anywhere near my business. I don't want to be permanently unable to reproduce. I don't prefer that she does anything. On another note, let's say I still want kids, but she doesn't. Why should I get a vasectomy? - Rahsheen
Rah (I know I'm not Rene, but...) - my thought is if you still want more kids, then something like sterilization is not the right option for you. I disagree with *involuntary* surgery, or undue pressure from another person about something you feel is not something in your best interest. If, however, you were at a place in your life that you knew you and she together absolutely did not... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
Rene is correct, the surgery is really a non-issue, very minor and doesn't hurt. You are in and out of the office in less than an hour. - Jeff P. Henderson
I'd rather use a condom with spermicide than either party have surgery. I know condoms aren't 100%, but the chances are low enough to be the better alternative to either partner going under the knife. But then, I'm personally aversive of surgery unless it's something I really need. - alphaxion
I think it's a deep seated thing due to a disturbing dream I had when I was 7 or 8 where I dreamt my own death (was in a hospital, on a life support machine when they switched it off). Also, I'm uneasy with the concept of casually slicing into a healthy body when non-invasive alternatives exist. No surgery should ever be taken lightly, regardless of how commonly it is performed. - alphaxion
alphaxion, It's about as non invasive as you can get and still call it surgery. Removing a cyst or a mole is probably more invasive. The risk of complications from this procedure is almost nill. - Jeff P. Henderson
I guess there is also the desire to have your options open should minds change over time without requiring yet another procedure. - alphaxion
@jeff while it's nothing compared to having to go deeply into the body, it's still a drastic solution to a problem with other alternatives. As long as it was proven to not have any major side effects (since flooding the body with extra chemicals/hormones will have other effects than chemical castration), a pill solution would also not be out of the equation. So far, a condom has served me well and not delivered any unexpected presents. I've found my solution. To each their own :D - alphaxion
tho I do agree with the general train of thought that contraception is not just something the woman has to deal with, as we (the male) have an equal share in any offspring too. - alphaxion
My husband called Planned Parenthood from the maternity ward as soon as our one very-much-wanted child was born. Bless him. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Had 1, got clipped. The End. - ‘-.-’ Tutivillus Grift
Rene, Prose Petal ...good points. To Prose's question what natural functions does a vasectomy take away: well, the most important life function of all-- the ability to procreate. To Rene's issue: would you want your kids graduating when you're retiring? I think that really depends on the person, and on the children and the joy (or horror) they bring to ones life. I remember reading... more... - .LAG liked that
I know of no other alternatives for males to achieve permanent 100% contraception. Compared to all of the female alternatives it has significantly less risk and is the least invasive. I understand that it is not for everyone and some people are adverse to surgery of any kind. That's why there are other non surgical methods to chose from if one desires. I did not have an issue with it, it worked fine for me. - Jeff P. Henderson
Jeff ...cool. I think the best thing about it, at least in the States right now, is that each individual can make the choice. I'm for personal choice in all things. - .LAG liked that
@LAG: I understand the ability to procreate is removed (it's not *technically* contraception; it's sterilization *nod*) -- but once a person has had children, or if a person is CFBC, then beyond the option to remove the ability to procreate, then there is no single other function that vasectomy removes or inhibits. And I fully agree about choice. This is NOT a desired choice for... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
Or...*heavy sigh*...take away the choice of their newborn infant sons by opting to have them circumcised...which to me is just as bad. - Prosey BUTTONS!
See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Oh crap Photoshop CS4 won't open my Canon 7D Raw files. Will just have to do it in Lightroom for now :(
Did you update your Adobe RAW to the latest 5.5? It unofficially supports the 7D but it should open the RAW files up. - rönin
oh awesome. Thanks for the tip! #smlthankyou - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
I had to reinstall my complete OS two weeks ago and I thought that they are up to date enough. Clearly the Adobe Updater is not set to alert me anything :) - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
BTW, Adobe just released RAW 5.6 which officially lists the 7D as being supported: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki... - rönin
It means nothing they delete it anyway :)) - Lars Clausen
haha deleted it?! :) - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Vertically Challenged IV on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - http://ffffound.com/image...
Vertically Challenged IV on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Delete10 to dark :)))))) - Lars Clausen
See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
via Bicentennial (Franc) - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
all laughing at this is officially forgiven. Please mock freely! I have spoken. - Morgan
Do not send more of them I am dying here!!!! :)))) - Lars Clausen
ok I just watched the fourth time and I am still laughing. What's wrong with me? I wonder if I'd still laugh two years later - because I am no longer amused with the 2007 Miss America video. This will now resume the #1 position. :) - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Lars Clausen
I take pictures of Christmas ornaments too. Don't know why, I just love the way they look. - FFing Enigma
It's the same with me Tina :) - Lars Clausen
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Gets a new camera tomorrow, I can not wait :))
What are you getting? - Per Foreby
Never mind, saw the answer on facebook. (I guess FF is becoming obsolete.) - Per Foreby
I'll slip back over to see what you've chosen! - Fossil Huntress
What are you getting? I'm not on Facebook. - Anika
Yay for new cameras! What are you getting? - vicster: hon. canadian
Canon 7D :) - Lars Clausen
Congrats! - Anika
Thanks Anika sorry my late reply I am struggling with Outlook, will not start #¤%@&!!! - Lars Clausen
Oh no worries. I just assumed you were sleeping and having a life! - Anika
You would think that your temperament gets calmer over the years - but nop!!! - life? - what life? :))) - Lars Clausen
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Congrats! :-) Looking forward to see photos by 7D. - browneyes
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happy Halloween............
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Happy Halloween to you to! :) - Lars Clausen
Buon Halloween ! - keiko-san
Boo! - Pinkpackrat
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Happy Halloween YOU guys!!!!!! on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Happy Halloween YOU guys!!!!!! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Happy Halloween to you!!! :) - Lars Clausen
Thanks Lars. - Iván Abrego
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There was no music back then! :)) - Lars Clausen
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