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Post  Seamaster on Wed May 18, 2011 11:21 am

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Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Wed May 18, 2011 5:35 pm

I a fair number of things at the Osaka Aquarium that I will never forget. Among other things, it was the first and probably last time that I saw either a manta ray or a whale shark -- I doubt that I will ever have the opportunity to see either one in the wild!





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Post  East on Wed May 18, 2011 11:37 pm

Very nice perspective. I am surprised that there are so many fish in that tank with the whale shark. They must restock it quite frequently.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu May 19, 2011 11:10 am

Whale sharks (like blue whales) are filter feeders, so they wouldn't hunt other fish.

When I dove off the coast of Cuba, there were reportings of a whale shark in the area. I didn't get to see it, unfortunately. That said, even though I know they are docile and harmless (unless you are stupid and get so close that you catch a tail), seeing something of that size in open water would have been unnerving.
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Post  Iago on Thu May 19, 2011 1:54 pm

The one in the tank at Osaka was only about 20 feet long -- its growth likely limited by the size of the tank. I cannot imagine running into a fifty-footer in the open ocean!
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Post  Seamaster on Fri May 20, 2011 10:09 am

It would cure even the most stubborn cases of constipation.
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Post  Iago on Fri May 20, 2011 7:24 pm

And then some. Plankton feeder or not, one unintentional swipe of the tail would probably be curtains.
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Post  Seamaster on Tue May 24, 2011 9:28 am

I couldn't imagine the force. It would be staggering.
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Post  Iago on Tue May 24, 2011 4:52 pm

Of course, I do not swim in the ocean, so I am in no imminent danger.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed May 25, 2011 9:46 am

Don't be so sure. I have seen some of the things that roam around Wal-Mart. One swipe from their tails and it would be curtains.
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Post  Iago on Wed May 25, 2011 10:25 am

Well, there are whale tails, and then there are whale tails.

/cue MaxK
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Post  Seamaster on Wed May 25, 2011 10:33 am

He is busy chasing tail around campus.
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Post  Iago on Wed May 25, 2011 5:28 pm

Actually MaxK finally showed up for one of our poker games a couple of weekends ago, so I finally got to meet him.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu May 26, 2011 10:57 am

That's cool. You did allow him to leave with some money, I hope?!!!
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Post  Iago on Thu May 26, 2011 2:22 pm

Not sure. I left first -- the rest kept playing.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu May 26, 2011 3:43 pm

What type of poker game do you typically play?
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Post  East on Thu May 26, 2011 7:27 pm

At least that means we can scratch MK off the mia list, well sort of.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri May 27, 2011 10:27 am

Yes, he's just plainly ignoring us!

He is probably busy with school now that he is into the swing of things.
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Post  Iago on Fri May 27, 2011 11:35 am

He is active on FB, like some other former Mutthaboarders.

We generally play dealer's choice, unless we get more than seven players, in which case we play straight Hold 'Em.
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Post  East on Fri May 27, 2011 9:08 pm



I really like the way the black and white makes the texture of the sheet metal on this rusted chevy look.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon May 30, 2011 9:57 am

That almost looks painted. I assume that was a colour photograph converted to greyscale?

Excuse my ignorance, but is straight Hold 'Em the same as Texas Hold 'Em?
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Post  Iago on Mon May 30, 2011 12:16 pm

Definitely looks like a converted colour photo.

What I mean by "straight" Hold 'Em is playing nothing but Texas Hold 'Em. In other words, rather than dealer's choice we play just the one game. (Hold 'Em is one of the few poker games that can support ten players at a table.)
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Post  Seamaster on Mon May 30, 2011 1:47 pm

Although I would imagine that with 10 players that it would be quite difficult to bluff the table.
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Post  Iago on Tue May 31, 2011 6:56 pm

With our players, bluffing is difficult with only four. There is usually someone who will call even when they should not. (Although to be fair, there is less of that minus a few of our former regulars. We had one player who would play any and every hand regardless of what he had -- and usually go home empty-handed.)
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