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Comment: Re:The over-65's swung it for No (Score 4, Insightful) 209

by Cederic (#47945549) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

Maybe the over 65s are the ones that aren't taken in by the lies, misdirection and naive optimism of the fishy politicians in the SNP?

Perhaps they remembered that although Scotland didn't vote in the current Government, it did vote in the previous one which caused many of the current economic problems.

Could they even have noticed that despite all the calls of bullying the only bullies in the debate were members of the SNP?

Or possibly you're right, and it was all just media bias and an inability for the propaganda to reach them.

Comment: Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (Score 1) 178

by Cederic (#47940713) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

The irony being that the Scots seem to believe the lies that Labour come out with.

Not quite as ironic as the fuckwits going, "We need to be independent so that we don't have a Tory government we didn't vote for imposed on us" when it's Scottish Labour votes that imposed Gordon Twatface Brown on the rest of the country.

Shit, it's not as though the majority of Scots voted for the SNP - yet more blinkered bullshit from the nationalists.

Whatever the outcome I just Alex Salmond doesn't get any actual power. His divisive politics and refusal to allow democracy have jeopardised my nation, my nationality and my future. I have considerable malice towards him.

Comment: Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (Score 1) 178

by Cederic (#47939411) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

Depends. If they're in the EU then they get a (small) say on how the Euro is managed.

If they don't, they're even more fucked than Greece.

I didn't say adopting the Euro was better, just that retaining use of Pounds Sterling without currency union is pretty farcical if they actually want independence.

Comment: Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (Score 2) 178

by Cederic (#47938427) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

Nobody's said that Scotland can't use the pound.

What's been said is that they can't have currency union. So the pound will be controlled by the UK government and Scotland would be hostage to UK whims, interest rates, quantitative easing and politics.

That's worse than the current state, where Scotland is part of the UK and has an equal (actually more than equal) say in how its run.

Comment: Re:...the best photographers were older people... (Score 1) 97

by Cederic (#47938285) Attached to: How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

It matters because some fucking dork with no understanding wont take two pictures, they'll take one.

So basically you're going on blind random fucking luck, not actually using skill and intent to take the right photograph.

It is indeed all about the photograph. Shame that your approach means you'll often miss out on it.

Comment: Re:...the best photographers were older people... (Score 1) 97

by Cederic (#47934649) Attached to: How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

In that sense, the technical stuff you covet is a waste of a good photographer's time.

I learned photography on a .3Mp (not a typo ... POINT 3Mp) camera and even today, 13 years later, those old photographs tickle the eyeballs. It didn't have any knobs, so screw the technical bullshit like ISO and F-stop.

It's all about the photograph.

The photograph is incredibly different depending on f-stop. I can use the same exposure (shutter/fstop combination), the same framing, the same ISO, the same lighting, the same subject, the same camera, the same lens and give you two entirely visually and artistically different photographs just by changing the f-stop.

Now tell me, if it's all about the photograph, which of those two photographs is it about? Are you going to trust to random luck or are you going to use the technical stuff that's a waste of time to consciously choose between them?

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?

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