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ptr. Zamolxe - de SB_one la: 12/11/2003 15:16:14
(la: Irak)
Ai vorbit ca un tarabostes; nu-mi ramine decit sa adaug cele de mai jos.

> This will get you fired up!
> I wonder how many people are aware of this information. Love him or
> loath him, he nailed this one right on the head
> By Rush Limbaugh:
> I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the
> September 11 casualty and those who die serving the country in Uniform
> are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you
> just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11.
> Well, I just can't let the numbers pass by because it says something
> really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country.
> If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to
> get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of
> $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.
> If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed In
> action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half
> of which is taxable. Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are
> the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry.
> And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When
> the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.
> Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of
> $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough.
> Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong
> place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL
> OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.
> We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the
> Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same
> deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that,
> some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for
> compensation as well.
> You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel
> of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just
> really sad.
> Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive
> next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the
> Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live
> in low-rent housing. Make sense?
> However, our own U.S. Congress just voted themselves a raise, and many
> of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to
> receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month, and most are now
> equal to being millionaires plus. They also do not receive Social
> Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.
> If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an
> E-7, you may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people
> who placed you in harm's way receive a pension of $15,000 per month. I
> would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks
> before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and
> daughters who are now fighting.
> "When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair
> to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.
> If your interested there is more............
> This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going. SOCIAL SECURITY:
> (This is worth the read. It's short and to the point.)
> Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our
> Senators and Congressmen do not pay into Social Security. Many years
> ago they voted in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no
> congressperson has felt the need to change it. For all practical
> purposes their plan works like this:
> When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die,
> except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments.
> For example, former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives
> may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven Million, Eight Hundred
> Thousand), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of
> their lives. This is calculated on an average life span for each.
> Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These little perks they
> voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for
> this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from
> the General Fund--our tax dollars at work! From our own Social Security
> Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into --every payday until we
> retire (which amount is matched by our employer) --we can expect to get
> an average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in other words, we
> would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly benefits for 68
> years and one month to equal Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!
> Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
> And that change would be to jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from
> under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security
> plan with the rest of us and then watch how fast they would fix it.
> If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted
> and maybe good changes will evolve. WE, each one of us... can make a
> difference..
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nu merge - de Qbelle la: 05/08/2004 14:43:34
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la linkul atasat apare urmatorul mesaj

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PDNOnline - de Dinu Lazar la: 14/08/2004 05:31:23
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Dear reader,

Take the summer off? No way. PDNOnline returns with a brand new advice column and a rich load of news stories.

Ask The Experts

PDNOnline and the faculty of Brooks Institute of Photography have teamed up to bring you Ask The Experts, a way for you to ask questions about any aspect of the photography business. This month's expert is Bill Robbins, a veteran advertising photographer, commercial film director and founding board member of APA. Now a faculty member at Brooks, where he teaches advanced advertising photography, advanced tabletop photography and more, Robbins will be answering questions for the next three weeks about self-promotion, marketing your work, establishing yourself in the advertising business, and more. To read Robbins' bio and to submit a question, see PDNOnline's Ask the Experts page.



- The New York Times has released a new version of its rights-grabbing contract aimed at stock agencies-- we get reactions and post copies.

- Photographers who've shot for Jungle Law and Jungle MBA aren't getting paid. Adobe goes all out to celebrate the student winners of its Design Achievement Awards.

- Who's Shooting What: Lots and lots of news from Chicago, like assignments from Y&R Chicago and BBDO; also who's shooting SBC ads, Dell's ads for DDB, Miller Beer's ad inserts, the Shell Oil calendar, Baker Shoes' new look, and many more. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

- Ad Special: How a TBWA creative helps make Nissan's truck appealing to Supercross motorcycle fans.

-People on the Move: new photo editor at AOL Latino, new curator at Center for Creative Photography, new talent added at Intersection, Maverick, Clare Agency and more. ($ premium for subscribers only.)


Product News

The makers of Painter 8 and Photographic Images 6 cut prices; FXFoto Software gets new features; Tenba launches a new travel line of gear, and more news.


Pix Digital Annual

The deadline for the Pix Digital Annual has been extended until August 18. This juried competition, sponsored by Nikon, Adobe and Epson, showcases great uses of digital imaging in personal work, commercial assignments and photographic web sites. The winners will be featured in PDN's November issue, which is mailed to 15,000 creatives, art directors, art buyers and designers.

Good luck!

The Editors
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Lectura de vineri - de Dinu Lazar la: 27/08/2004 09:00:31
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This week's update to PDNOnline includes a lot of news and the debut of a new advice column.

Ask The Experts Forum

Bill Robbins, the successful advertising photographer and member of the Brooks Institute of Photography faculty, is taking business questions from readers this month. This week, Robbins speaks from his own experience to give advice on the best channels for promoting your work, and deciding how a starting-out photographer should price his work. This new forum for asking questions of industry experts is produced by PDN with Brooks Institute of Photography. Visit the forum to submit a question of your own.



-Photojournalist Mario Tama shares a first-person account of covering the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, complete with an eye-popping photo essay.

-FiftyCrows, the grant program, is completely revamped; the goal it to bring socially relevant photography from around the world to a mass audience.

-Who shot Deutsch's splashy new campaign aimed at health care folks.

-What the new stock agency Uppercut is looking for in its images and the deal it offers photographers.

-With the NFL deal now final, Getty and WireImage will compete head-to-head in the commercial sports photo arena.

-People on the Move: Changes in Corbis management; WireImage hires two staff photogs; World Picture News staffs up; an experienced photo editor climbs aboard Digital Railroad; Aperture makes a new hire; IPN Stock adds new photographers.($ premium for subscribers only).

-Letters to Newswire: Readers weigh in on photographer Diana Walker's personal relationship with a subject she's covered; HCB's influence.

-Note: Since our last update, photojournalist Micah Garen has been released unharmed by his captors in Iraq.

-Outtakes: Lots of news from all over: Blogs and highlights from the Olympics. A handy Web site with tips and schedules for the Republican Convention and concurrent protests in New York; the newest danger for photojournalists in Iraq: the Iraqi police.


Next week, look for the first of our articles based on the reader's survey about the Best & Worst Magazines to shoot for, published in our September issue. In the first of these articles (available only online), we'll look at which magazines you rated are the best and worst in terms of rates, speed of payment, rights negotiation, use of photography and other criteria.

Also next week, we'll have more thoughtful advice from Bill Robbins on our Ask the Experts forum. We won't be posting Newswire next week, while our news editor heads to Perpignan for Visa Pour L'Image, but Newswire will return after Labor Day. Bonnes vacances!
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Pentru cei care citesc Engleza - de LMC la: 02/09/2004 01:20:55
(la: Cum sa devii un liberal de nota 10!)
Dupa cum multi dintre voi stiti saptamina asta se desfasoara conventia partidului Republican. Aseara Arnold Schwarzenegger a vorbit, iar astazi toate programele de radio si televizor si toate ziarele sau concentrat asupra speech-ului lui Arnold. Cei care doresc sa afle ce a spus mai jos puteti citi speech-ul lui. Tot aici puteti afla cine sint Republicanii si care este platforma partidului Republican. Citire placuta.


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thank you.

What a greeting! This is like winning an Oscar! ...As if I would know!

Speaking of acting, one of my movies was called "True Lies." It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.

My fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that a once-scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become Governor of California and stand in Madison Square Garden to speak on behalf of the President of the United States that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.

I was born in Europe ...and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship.

Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

Tonight, I want to talk about why I'm even more proud to be an American -why I'm proud to be a Republican and why I believe this country is in good hands.

When I was a boy, the Soviets occupied part of Austria. I saw their tanks in the streets .I saw communism with my own eyes. I remember the fear we had when we had to cross into the Soviet sector. Growing up, we were told, "Don't look the soldiers in the eye. Look straight ahead." It was a common belief that Soviet soldiers could take a man out of his own car and ship him off to the Soviet Union as slave labor.

My family didn't have a car -- but one day we were in my uncle's car. It was near dark as we came to a Soviet checkpoint. I was a little boy, I wasn't an action hero back then, and I remember how scared I was that the soldiers would pull my father or my uncle out of the car, and I'd never see him again. My family and so many others lived in fear of the Soviet boot. Today, the world no longer fears the Soviet Union and it is because of the United States of America!

As a kid I saw the socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left. I love Austria and I love the Austrian people - but I always knew America was the place for me.

In school, when the teacher would talk about America, I would daydream about coming here. I would sit for hours watching American movies transfixed by my heroes like John Wayne. Everything about America seemed so big to me so open, so possible.

I finally arrived here in 1968.I had empty pockets, but I was full of dreams. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism which is what I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes, and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air.

I said to my friend, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican!" And I've been a Republican ever since! And trust me, in my wife's family, that's no small achievement! I'm proud to belong to the party of Abraham Lincoln, the party of Teddy Roosevelt, the party of Ronald Reagan and the party of George W. Bush.

To my fellow immigrants listening tonight, I want you to know how welcome you are in this party. We Republicans admire your ambition. We encourage your dreams. We believe in your future. One thing I learned about America is that if you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.

Everything I have my career my success my family I owe to America. In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.

America gave me opportunities, and my immigrant dreams came true. I want other people to get the same chances I did, the same opportunities. And I believe they can. That's why I believe in this country, that's why I believe in this party and that's why I believe in this President.

Now, many of you out there tonight are "Republican" like me in your hearts and in your beliefs. Maybe you're from Guatemala. Maybe you're from the Philippines. Maybe Europe or the Ivory Coast. Maybe you live in Ohio Pennsylvania or New Mexico. And maybe just maybe you don't agree with this party on every single issue. I say to you tonight I believe that's not only okay that's what's great about this country. Here

we can respectfully disagree and still be patriotic still be American and still be good Republicans

My fellow immigrants, my fellow Americans how do you know if you are a Republican? I'll tell you how.

If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government...then you are a Republican! If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group... then you are a Republican! If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does... then you are a Republican! If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children ... then you are a Republican! If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world ... then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen ...if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism ... then you are a Republican!

There is another way you can tell you're a Republican. You have faith in free enterprise, faith in the resourcefulness of the American people ...and faith in the U.S. economy. To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: Don't be economic girlie men!

The U.S. economy remains the envy of the world. We have the highest economic growth of any of the world's major industrialized nations. Don't you remember the pessimism of twenty years ago when the critics said Japan and Germany were overtaking the U.S.? Ridiculous!

Now they say India and China are overtaking us. Don't you believe it! We may hit a few BUMPS -- but America always moves ahead! That's what Americans do!

We move prosperity ahead. We move freedom ahead. We move people ahead. Under President Bush, and Vice President Cheney, America's economy is moving ahead in spite of a recession they inherited and in spite of the attack on our homeland.

Now, the other party says there are two Americas. Don't believe that either. I've visited our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Germany, and all over the world. I've visited our troops in California, where they train before they go overseas. And I've visited our military hospitals. And I can tell you this: Our young men and women in uniform do not believe there are two Americas!

They believe we are one America and they are fighting for it! We are one America - and President Bush is defending it with all his heart and soul!

That's what I admire most about the President. He's a man of perseverance.

He's a man of inner strength. He is a leader who doesn't flinch, doesn't waiver, does not back down. My fellow Americans, make no mistake about it terrorism is more insidious than communism, because it yearns to destroy not just the individual but the entire international order.

The President didn't go into Iraq because the polls told him it was popular. As a matter of fact, the polls said just the opposite. But leadership isn't about polls. It's about making decisions you think are right and then standing behind those decisions. That's why America is safer with George W. Bush as President.

He knows you don't reason with terrorists. You defeat them. He knows you can't reason with people blinded by hate. They hate the power of the individual. They hate the progress of women. They hate the religious freedom of others. They hate the liberating breeze of democracy. But, ladies and gentlemen, their hate is no match for America's decency.

We're the America that sends out Peace Corps volunteers to teach village children.

We're the America that sends out missionaries and doctors to raise up the poor and the sick. We're the America that gives more than any other country, to fight AIDS in Africa and the developing world. And we're the America that fights not for imperialism but for human rights and democracy.

You know, When the Germans brought down the Berlin Wall America's determination helped wield the sledgehammers. When that lone, young Chinese man stood in front of those tanks in Tiananmen Square America's hopes stood with him. And when

Nelson Mandela smiled in election victory after all those years in prison America celebrated, too.

We are still the lamp lighting the world especially for those who struggle. No matter in what labor camp they slave no matter in what injustice they're trapped -- they hear our call ... they see our light ... and they feel the pull of our freedom. They come here as I did because they believe. They believe in US.

They come because their hearts say to them, as mine did, "If only I can get to America." Someone once wrote -"There are those who say that freedom is nothing but a dream." They are right. It's the American dream.

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people. And as Governor of the great state of California -- I see the best in Americans every day ... our police, our firefighters our nurses, doctors and teachers our parents.

And what about the extraordinary men and women who have volunteered to fight for the United States of America! I have such great respect for them and their heroic families.

Let me tell you about the sacrifice and commitment I've seen firsthand. In one of the military hospitals I visited, I met a young guy who was in bad shape. He'd lost a leg had a hole in his stomach ... his shoulder had been shot through.

I could tell there was no way he could ever return to combat. But when I asked him, "When do you think you'll get out of the hospital?" He said, "Sir, in three weeks." And do you know what he said to me then? He said he was going to get a new leg ... and get some therapy ... and then he was going back to Iraq to serve alongside his buddies! He grinned at me and said, "Arnold ... I'll be back!"

Ladies and gentlemen, America is back! back from the attack on our homeland- back from the attack on our economy back from the attack on our way of life. We're back because of the perseverance, character and leadership of the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush.

My fellow Americans ...I want you to know that I believe with all my heart that America remains "the great idea" that inspires the world. It's a privilege to be born here. It's an honor to become a citizen here. It's a gift to raise your family here to vote here and to live here.

Our president George W. Bush has worked hard to protect and preserve the American dream for all of us. That's why I say ... send - him - back to Washington for four more years!

Thank you, America -- and God bless you all!
lectura de vineri - de Dinu Lazar la: 15/10/2004 08:40:04
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Dear reader,

This week's PDNOnline is filled with news, an audio interview with photojournalist Tom Stoddart, a new feature on portable lighting techniques and much more.


- Senior editor Reuel Golden previews Photo New York, a three-day gallery and dealer show aimed at collectors of contemporary photography.

- Even after the recent death of its founder, Eddie Adams, the workshop known as Barnstorm carries on without a hitch.
[slideshow included]

- The W. Eugene Smith Fund has awarded its $30,000 Grant in Humanistic Photography as well as a $5,000 Fellowship Grant.

- Questions For Creatives: Young & Rubicam art buyer Rosalba Berardi discusses her likes and dislikes.
($subscriber premium$)

- Who's Shooting What: In this week's installment, find out who's behind the lens for Godiva, Lenox Hill Hospital, AmEx and Tadashi Collections. [slideshow included]

- People on the Move: Find out who the new photo editors are at Vibe magazine, which creative director took over at Barber Martin Advertising and more. ($subscriber premium$)

- Account News: New agencies of record for Subaru, Pier 1, Kawasaki and more. Find out who the winners and losers are.
($subscriber premium$)


Audio Interview With Tom Stoddart

London-based photojournalist Tom Stoddart strives to stimulate positive change through his photos. We asked him to tell the stories behind some of the more striking images in his recent exhibition and book, iWitness (Trolley).
($subscriber premium$)
Ask The Experts

Rob Winner has been taking readers' questions on digital imaging, workflow and color management. This week, Winner, a commercial photography veteran and faculty member at Brooks Institute of Photography, offers some advice to readers confused about file formats. To read his advice, or to post a question of your own, visit the Ask the Experts Forum, produced by Brooks and PDN.
Online Feature Story: Lighting Gear on the Go

We continue our October feature story on the benefits of portable lighting with three more case studies on experienced portrait shooters who achieve studio-quality control while lighting on location -- using what fits in a portable lighting case. ($subscriber premium$)
PDN And Olympus Team Up To Present VisionAge

This new site co-produced by PDN and Olympus features slideshows, product reviews and a stunning portfolio from Magnum photojournalists Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin, who go behind-the-scenes at Olympus Fashion Week 2004.


PhotoPlus Expo

The editors of PDN are looking forward to seeing readers and old friends at PhotoPlus Expo, being held at New York's Javits Center this year October 21-23. You can save time by registering online now for the East Coast's most comprehensive trade show, featuring over200 exhibitors, gallery shows, demos, leading industry speakers. While you're at it, you can also sign up for some of the more than 100 photography and design seminars and hands-on workshops PDN has organized.
Be sure to stop by the PDN booth at PhotoPlus and say hello.
Best wishes,

The Editors
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la nemti se poate & lectura pro de vineri - de Dinu Lazar la: 29/10/2004 05:49:15
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Ar trebui vazut totusi de ce la ei se poate si la noi nu.
Din cite am observat - dau si eu cu presupusu`, nu e decit o constatare - o uniune, asociatie, o chestie profesionala, apare cind e nevoie sa apara.
La noi in viata fotografica poate inca nu e nevoie, pen`ca se poate si asa, la mica ciubuceala, la mica intzelegere, la mica intimplare, ceva gen "plimbare cu gondola pe Dimbovitza".
Asemunind stadiul nostru in organizarea fotografica cu diversele etape ale dezvoltarii agriculturii, suntem in stadiul "back to the future" adica de mici culegatori intimplatori si vinatori de ciubuce; pretul lucrarilor il face marea masa de participanti la hora pe considerentul ca "mai jos nu se poate" si asta este, scapa cine poate; calitatea generala a fotografiei editoriale si comerciale este cea care este si probabil in viitorul apropiat din ce se vede pe la chioscurile de ziare tot costul cit mai mic al imaginii va fi important, nu calitatea tehnica si estetica.
Acestea fiind spuse, ramine sa ne uitam cu mare placere la ce se mai intimpla in lume si sa ne gindim mai putin la ce e la noi, ca ne amarim degeaba.
Adica, citim la

-The latest restructuring at Corbis has forced out Brian Storm. We get reactions from Storm's photographers.

-Photography is big: Recent auctions bring high prices for 20th century photography. [slideshow included]

-Photographer/filmmaker George Butler has sued Sinclair Broadcasting, alleging unauthorized use of his images of in its anti-John Kerry film.

-In Memoriam: Friends and colleagues remember photographer Steve Steigman.

-In Memoriam: George Silk, pioneering Life photographer, has died at age 87.

-The Black Book has been sold yet again. ($ premium content for subscribers only.)

-Getty, Alamy announce new content partners.

-People on the Move: A LACMA curator has left to create a new grants program for photogs; Magnum London gets a new director; changes at Maxim, Child, Star and more. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

-PhotoPlus Expo highlights: Including party pictures, notes on the keynote addresses and seminars covering color calibration, how to move between the fine art and commercial worlds, and more.

Ask The Experts

This week, commercial photographer and Brooks Institute faculty member Rob Winner gives the kind of frank, thoughtful advice to an aspiring photographer that doesn't get said often enough in this business. He also answers questions on choosing the right digital camera for you and on lighting. You can read all of Winner's questions and answers on our Ask The Expert forum, brought to you by PDN and Brooks Institute of Photography.


Product News

It's official now: Mamiya announces the RZ67 IID, an update to the beloved RZ.


Think Ahead

It's not too early to enter your favorite images of the year--personal work, stock, assignments, web site, book-- to PDN's Photography Annual 2005. Download and entry form and read up on the rules (and new category!) now.

Lectura placuta, ca asta e, asta avem.
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In atentia profesionistilor - de Dinu Lazar la: 02/12/2004 16:31:50
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Richard Kenward, Martin Orpen and Steve Climpson have been working to form a new internet discussion list for professional image creators and suppliers.

The Pro Imaging list is now open and if you are interested please go to:

Why another list?
1. We felt that it was time for a professional only list, open to those earning at least 80% of their income from the industry whether they work as a photographer, illustrator, pre press, lab services, manufacturing, etc. In addition others can join if approved.

2. The range of topics is unlimited, as long as its relevant to the industry you can talk about business marketing to OS systems, film choice to ethics.
The list is not moderated.

3. We have taken a stance on Royalty Free images and ask that any member does not, from now on, supply RF images as we believe they damage the industries long term interest.

Details, such as the aims and policies of Pro Imaging will be found on the website. Please read the guidelines on the register page and if you agree to them then sign up. You will need to fill in a short form to include a biography of yourself. This will be in the archives for people to see and therefore we all know who is taking part in the list.

After signing up you'll get an email welcoming you to the list. All the info about posting, unsubscribing, archive access etc will be on that so please retain it for the future.
I hope to see you on the list very soon.


Steve Climpson
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Un om care traieste in rai... - de Vlad Mereuta la: 21/01/2005 18:13:00
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)

Se pare ca e un grup fotografic , site-ul lor:

din pacate.... - de Dinu Lazar la: 29/01/2005 12:49:16
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf) aici lipsim:

Dar despre ce e vorba:

si cum se ajunge acolo:

Unde suntem exclusi din start pentru ca fotografu`

b) must be a member of and nominated by his/her National Association. The National Association must be a member of the Federation of European Professional Photographers.

Atunci vad un scenariu... din 2007 nu vor avea voie sa publice in Ro decit membrii FEPP... desi nu ar fi rau un maturioi d`asta...
albviolet - de giocondel la: 16/04/2005 04:53:39
(la: FEMEIA intre cariera si cratita; BARBATUL...unde mai are loc...)
nu am citit cartea cu pricina... in schimb, ideea legata de educarea femeii este inspirata din principiile credintei Baha'i, unde se acorda o mare importanta egalitatii dintre sexe si incurajarii amandorura, ba chiar se mentioneaza la un moment dat ceva de genul : daca o familie este saraca si are doi copii, un baiat si o fata dar nu isi permite sa investeasca decat in educatia unuia dintre ei, atunci de preferinta este ca acel copil ce va avea acces la educatie sa fie mama, pentru ca ea este prima educatoare a noii generatii. Am sa presupun ca intelegeti limba engleza pentru ca , din pacate, nu am acees la scrierile Baha'i, in limba romana deocamdata ( mi-am lasat toate cartile acasa) ::)

"If the mother is educated then her children will be well taught. When the mother is wise, then will the children be led into the path of wisdom. If the mother be religious she will show her children how they should love God. If the mother is moral she guides her little ones into the ways of uprightness.... Therefore, surely, God is not pleased that so important an instrument as woman should suffer from want of training in order to attain the perfections desirable and necessary for her great life's work! Divine Justice demands that the rights of both sexes should be   equally respected since neither is superior to the other in the eyes of Heaven. Dignity before God depends, not on sex, but on purity and luminosity of heart. Human virtues belong equally to all!

('Abdu'l-Bahá: Paris Talks, p. 162)

'Abdu'l-Bahá laid great stress on Education. He said "The girl's education is of more importance today than the boy's, for she is the mother of the future race. It is the duty of all to look after the children. Those without children should, if possible, make themselves responsible for the education of a child."

The condition of the destitute in the country villages as well as in London impressed 'Abdu'l-Bahá greatly. In an earnest talk with the Rector of a Parish, 'Abdu'l-Bahá said: "I find England awake; there is spiritual life here. But your poor are so very poor! This should not be. On the one hand you have wealth, and great luxury; on the other hand men and women are living in the extremities of hunger and want. This great contrast of life is one of the blots on the civilization of this enlightened age.

"You must turn attention more earnestly to the betterment of the conditions of the poor. Do not be satisfied until each one with whom you are concerned is to you as a member of your family. Regard each one either as a father, or as a brother, or as a sister, or as a mother, or as a child. If you can attain to this, your difficulties will vanish, you will know what to do. This is the teaching of Bahá'u'lláh."  ( Abdu'l-Baha in London, p. 91)

Ps: pe scurt, Bahá'u'lláh este fondatorul credintei Baha'i iar Abdu'l Baha este fiul sau, ce l-a insotit in surghiunul si incarcerarea sa timp de 40 de ani, tocmai pentru ca acum 160 de ani aceste idei de egalitate intre sexe, eliminare a tuturor prejudecatilor, Unicitate a divinitatii, Unitate a omenirii, universalitate a educatiei, cautare independenta a Adevarului, armonia intre religie si stiinta, etc etc erau de neconceput pentru societatea islamica (dar nu numai), unde Baha'u'llah a revelat aceasta noua religie, ca si o reinoire a mesajului divin, etern in trecut, etern in viitor, unul si acelasi in esenta sa, in fiecare din marile religii revelate .

numai bine!

"To merit the madness of love, man must abound in sanity"
-The Seven Valleys-

Sa nu ajungem la vorba lui Grucho Marx:
I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member
If you always do what you've always done
you'll always get what you always got.
#50316 (raspuns la: #50312) comenteaza . modifica . semnaleaza adminului - de Dinu Lazar la: 07/06/2005 06:37:05
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Un grup foarte interesant si imagini bune; pe alt sit aflam ca Enisala e chiar un fotoclub (Carmen is founding member of ENISALA photography club)
Conform standardelor actuale, e mai degraba un grup de creatie, format din niste artisti care rezolva impreuna o tema sau teme imposibil de facut in singuratate.
Ceea ce in franceza se numeste "creatifs" - cum am mai spus pe aici de multe ori, in Franta si in lume sunt ca ciupercile, la noi mai greu, sub cinci mai bunicele, ca nu avem ce spune si pentru ca mai ales impreuna nu se poate, ne cam certam. Dar uite ca unii pot - bravo Enisala. Fosta Heracleea, asa se numea cindva cetatea de pe dealul respectiv.
Ca sa nu mai deschid alt topic, invit cafegii francofoni sa citeasca niste ginduri interesante despre fotografie : sis a surfeze in niste locuri foarte interesante pentru orice iubitor al artei foto:
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scuzele pentru ortografie nu-s destule - de Dan Manoliu la: 23/06/2005 21:42:41
(la: "Ce bine e sa fi desptept si in acelasi timp si roman")
? 1827 - Petrache Poenaru, membru al Academiei Romane si unul dintre organizatorii învatamântului national inventeaza predecesorul stiloului modern: ?condei portaret, fara sfârsit, alimentându?se singur cu cerneala?
Homer had a long lasting writing pen made of reed.
Da Vinci drew improvements ..

? 1858 - Bucuresti - primul oras din lume iluminat cu petrol si prima rafinare a petrolului.
Romans had full streets in Rome lighted with torches and with heated sidewalks so that Roman ladies feet do not freeze …
Baltimore in 1816 was the first city to light its streets with gas. ...
Soon much of America, as well as other countries were lighted by gas
First oil refining was done in Ploiesti (not Bucuresti) by Enhlish engineers 1n 1856 … at the time when America found its first oil field … We were ahead here!!!

? 1880 - Dumitru Vasescu - construieste automobilul cu motor cu aburi.
In 1769, the very first self-propelled road vehicle was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (1725 - 1804). Cugnot used a steam engine to power his vehicle, built under his instructions at the Paris Arsenal by mechanic Brezin. It was used by the French Army to haul artillery at a whopping speed of 2 1/2 mph on only three wheels. The vehicle had to stop every ten to fifteen minutes to build up steam power. The steam engine and boiler were separate from the rest of the vehicle and placed in the front (see engraving above). The following year (1770), Cugnot built a steam-powered tricycle that carried four passengers.

? 1881 Alexandru Ciurcu - obtine un brevet din Franta prin care prevede posibilitatea zborului cu reactie.
The earliest rockets were almost certainly Chinese—there is little doubt that the Chinese first developed “black powder,” the basic propellant used in rockets. The combination of salt-peter, charcoal, and sulphur was probably used in fireworks by the Chinese centuries before Christ lived, but the only written records available are dated well into the Middle Ages.
Mongols besieging the city of Kaifeng in 1232 used arrows propelled by rockets (though primarily as a psychological weapon).
Knowledge about rocketry seems to have moved with the Mongol invasions—the Arabs are seen as having developed rockets by the thirteenth century and are reported as having used them against Saint Louis in the Seventh Crusade; the Italians were experimenting with rockets by the fifteenth century. A major refinement in the formula for black powder was made in the thirteenth century by Roger Bacon; this resulted in the creation of gunpowder.
All of those people dreamt of sending people to the moon on the tail of a rocket … Even Cyrano de Bergerac (the real one) did that in a poem …
Conrad Hass (1551-1579), German, an artillery engineer and chief of arsenal of the town of Sibiu. Hass wrote about the construction and the flight tests of multistage rockets, apparently the earliest writings in existence about the science of rocket engineering. How about that???

? 1885 Victor Babes - realizeaza primul tratat de bacteriologie din lume.
May be correct partially… but Pasteur discovered every single entry from the Babes book…see below. I included some additional date for comparison and scale … The Babes Treaty is a list of the following discoveries … And Pasteur is one of many …
1839: Departure to the Royal College of Besançon 1840: Successful candidate for the literature baccalauréat in Besançon. Maître d'études at the College of Besançon 1842: Successful candidate for the mathematical sciences baccalauréat in Dijon 1843: Accepted at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris 1845: Bachelor of Science 1846: Appointed physics professor at the Tournon high school (Ardèche), but stays on at the Ecole Normale Supérieure as a qualified demonstrator. Study of crystals 1847: Doctor of Science 1848: Appointed physics professor at the Dijon high school. Appointed substitute chemistry professor at the science university of Strasbourg.
Research on dimorphism. Historic paper on the distinction between sodium ammonium paratartrate and tartrate. 1849: Pasteur's wedding with Miss Marie Laurent, daughter of the Strasbourg University rector.
Research on the specific properties of the two acids that make up racemic acid. 1851: Paper by Pasteur on aspartic and malic acids. 1852: New research on relationships that can exist between crystalline forms, chemical composition and the direction of rotatory polarisation. 1853: Pasteur is made Knight of the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour. He obtains the prize of the Pharmacy Society of Paris for the synthesis of racemic acid. Paper on the discovery of the transformation of tartaric acid into racemic acid, discovery of the optically inactive tartaric acid. 1854: Pasteur is nominated Dean of the University of Science at Lille. 1855: Beginning of studies on fermentation, presentation in Lille of a paper on amyl alcohol. 1856: Beginning of researches on alcoholic fermentation. 1857: Appointed administrator of the Ecole Normale and director of scientific studies of this school. Paper on lactic fermentation. Paper on alcoholic fermentation. 1858: Installation of his laboratory in the attic of the Ecole Normale in Paris, rue d'Ulm Survey by Pasteur on so-called "spontaneous" generations. 1859: Experimental physiology prize from the Academy of Science for his work on fermentations. 1860: Air sampling at Arbois to investigate the issue of so-called "spontaneous" generation. Examination of the doctrine of so-called "spontaneous" generation. 1861: Jecker prize from the Academy of Science for his work on fermentations. Publication in the bulletin of the Chemistry Society of Paris of all his results on vinegar.
1862: Election at the Academy of Science (mineralogy section). Studies on mycoderma and on the role of these plants in acetic fermentation. Alhumbertprize for his research on spontaneous generation. 1863: Napoléon III asks Pasteur to study wine diseases Studies on wine - the influence of air oxygen on vinification. Nominated Professor of Applied Geology, Physics and Chemistry at the National College of Fine Arts 1864: Installation of a laboratory at Arbois for his research on wine 1865: Practical process for improving wine conservation. Studies on silkworm diseases, work on pasteurisation. 1866: Publication of the paper "Studies on wine". Publication of an essay on the scientific work of Claude Bernard. 1867: Creation of a physiological chemistry laboratory at the Ecole Normale. Appointed Professor of organic chemistry at the Sorbonne. Great Prize from the Universal Exhibition for his studies on wine. Resignation from his administrative duties at the Ecole Normale. 1868: Degree as a medical doctor at the University of Bonn. Pasteur suffers from a stroke affecting his left side. Commander of the Legion of Honour. Publication of his studies on vinegar. 1870: Publication of his studies on silkworm diseases. 1871: Studies on beer. 1873: Elected Member of the Academy of Medicine 1876: Publication of his studies on beer. 1877: Paper on the alteration of urine. Studies on anthrax. Studies on septicaemia. 1878: Nominated Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.
Publication of the paper "Germ theory and its applications to medicine and surgery". Papers on chicken cholera.
Research on gangrene, septicaemia and puerperal fever 1879: Paper on plague. Discovery of immunisation by attenuated cultures. 1880: Becomes Member of the Central Society of Veterinary Medicine. Paper on virulent diseases (Pasteur introduces the principle of attenuated-virus vaccines). Beginning of his research on rabies. 1881: Nominated Grand Cross Holder of the Legion of Honour. Anthrax vaccine. Work on yellow fever near Bordeaux.
Election to the French Academy. 1882: Paper on contagious pleuropneumonia of horned animals. Studies on swine erysipelas. 1883: Vaccination against swine erysipelas using an attenuated-virus vaccine. 1884: New communications on rabies. Communication on pathogenic microbes and attenuated-virus vaccines at the Copenhagen Congress. Pasteur presents the general principle of vaccinations against virulent diseases. 1885: First anti-rabies vaccination on a human being

? 1886 Alexandru Ciurcu - construieste prima ambarcatiune cu reactie.
It’s more complicated, Ciurcu e numai un participant … one of two; also, educated in France.
Desire and Victoire Piot (A late eighteenth century French engineer / inventor and the origins of the Vapour Pulse Jet) probably fled France on the out break of the Franco–Prussian war in 1870 finally arriving in London where he tested his first successful pulse jet boats. Desire Piot could well have been inspired by a rocket powered boat developed by Just Buisson and Ciurcu. Not so successful demonstrations of their jet boat on the river Seine in Paris took place from August to December 1886 for the benefit of the French Ministry of Defense.

? 1887 C. I. Istrate - Friedelina si franceinele.

? 1895 D. Hurmuzescu - descopera electroscopul.
Jean Antoine Nollet (1700–1770) was a clergyman and physicist. In 1748, Nollet invented one of the first electrometers, the electroscope, which detected the presence of electric charge by using electrostatic attraction and repulsion. Nollet later wrote a theory on electrical attraction and repulsion based on the existence of a continuous flow of electrical matter between charged bodies and became the the first professor of experimental physics at the University of Paris.
Many others including George Washington did the same before our guy … 1755 or so …

? 1899 C.I. Istrate - o noua clasa de coloranti.
Maybe …

? 1900 Nicolae Teclu - becul cu reglarea curentului electric si gaz.
Are you serious??? “Becul de labborator cu reglarea curentului de AER si gaz”; big difference!!!
How about Bunsen? Premix (meaning air and gas) burners were the first purpose-designed burners, and they can be traced back more than 100 years to the Bunsen and similar laboratory burners. A premix burner system really consists of two key components, the burner head or nozzle, and the gas-air mixing device that feeds it. In some cases they're built as a single unit. The mixer uses the energy of a pressurized stream of air and/or gas to mix the two and present them to the burner nozzle, which provides an ignition and anchoring point for the flame and controls its shape.

? 1904 Emil Racovita - fondatorul biospeologiei.
Absolutely correct!!!

? 1905 Augustin Maior - telefonia multipla.
AT&T 1902 … also Bell Laboratoryes …

? 1906, 18.03 - Traian Vuia - avionul cu tren de aterizare pe roti cu pneuri; cu ?Vuia I? acesta reuseste prima decolare fara sa foloseasca nici un mijloc ajutator, numai cu aparate aflate la bord (în fapt, primul avion din istorie).
Are you serious?
The first powered heavier-than-air flight took place in 1890 (Clement Ader, steam engine on bat-winged monoplane, 60 yards). The Wrights' 1903 flight (300 yards) was the first photographed heavier-than-air flight. [Correction: not quite true; there exist photos of Lilienthal's non-powered heavier-than-air flights in the 1890s.] After the advent of relatively light combustion engines (such as Benz, Otto, Diesel), other pioneers pursued similar approaches, but no photographs were taken by Richard Pearse (New Zealand, March 1903) and Karl Jatho (August 1903). Finally, the Wrights needed headwinds or catapults to start their planes, so they were not fully self-powered. But Brazil's Santos-Dumont was (1906, first official airplane flight).
Important stuff: Richard Pearse March 31, 1902. Accounts by witnesses of the flight vary, from "50 to 400 yards in length", but it seems most likely that it was around 350 yards long, and ending prematurely when the flying machine landed in a large hedge - 4 metres off the ground ! The aircraft was the first to use proper ailerons, instead of the inferior wing warping system that the Wright's used. The flying machine also had a modern tricycle type landing gear, thus negating the need for ramps, slides, or skids. Any suitable road would do. The flying machine was aerodynamically crude, for sure, but did the job on the day, and in fact for months afterwards. By the end of July 1903, Pearse had achieved flights of around one kilometre in length, and perhaps even more amazingly, some of them included turns ! An absolutely fantastic achievement for the time. Pearce also built the engine, which was estimated at about 15 - 22hp, but hampered by a much cruder propeller than the Wright's machine.

? 1906 A.A. Beldiman - aparatul hidraulic cu dalta de percutie pentru sondaje adânci.
Tough to prove!!!

? 1908 Lazar Edeleanu ? primul procedeu de rafinare a produselor petroliere cu bioxid de sulf din lume, procedeu care ii poarta numele.
A good one!!! Oil helped us a lot in the first half of last century.

? 1908 Acad. Nicolaie Vasilescu-Karpen - ?pila Karpen", care functioneaza înca si produce curent electric, neîntrerupt, de aproape 100 de ani!
William Grove produced the first fuel cell in 1839 over 150 years ago. He based his experiment on the fact that sending an electric current through water splits the water into its component parts of hydrogen and oxygen. So, Grove tried reversing the reaction - combining hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity and water. This is the basis of a simple fuel cell. The term “fuel cell” was coined later in 1889 by Ludwig Mond and Charles Langer, who attempted to build the first practical device using air and industrial coal gas.

? 1910 iunie - Aurel Vlaicu - lanseaza primul avion din lume fuselat aerodinamic.
See also Rolland Garos and other Santos-Dumont financed … French aircraft … and … so… on …

? 1910 Tache Brumarescu - masina de taiat sulf.
So what? The Austrians have invented the sowing machine before that. So what. The English invented the automated knitting machines before that. So what?

? 1910 Stefan Procopiu - efectul circular al discontinuitatilor de magnetism.
Bohr-Procopiu magneton … amazing participation to highly sophisticated physics. An excellent one …

? 1910 Gh. Marinescu - tratamentul paraliziei generale.
Close but no cigar! It was alive and well in America before 1900 …

? 1910 Henri Coanda reuseste primul zbor al unui avion cu reactie (fabricatie proprie).
Correct!!! First and foremost, it is now being recognized as the first air-reactive engine (jet) aircraft, making its first and only flight October, 1910. ... in Paris (not Romania, of course).

? 1910 Ioan Cantacuzino - ? fenomenul Cantacuzino? (aglutinarea unor microbi).
How about this? First experiments with streptococcal agglutination Paul Moser and Bensaude, Le phenomene de l'agglutination des. microbes. Carre, Paris 1897. ...

? 1913-1916 Ioan Cantacuzino - vaccinarea antiholerica (metoda Cantacuzino)
Pasteur was known as the father of stereochemistry, but his contributions to microbiology and medicine were greater. Pasteur discovered anaerobic bacteria and two silkworm diseases. It was he who discovered that if you take a microbe that causes a particular disease, for instance, smallpox, and make a weakened form of it, that weakened smallpox microbe can be used to fight off the stronger smallpox microbes. Doctors now inoculate people against all kinds of diseases and, for a time, had almost eradicated smallpox. Pasteur also invented the anthrax vaccine, the cholera vaccine, and the rabies vaccine. He died in 1895.

? 1916 D. Danielopolu - actiunea hipertensiva a digitalei.
The man credited with the introduction of digitalis into the practice of medicine was William Withering. Withering was born in Wellington, Shropshire, England in 1741. He followed in the medical footsteps of his father who was an apothecary-surgeon. Withering received his MD degree in 1766. As an individual, William Withering was an extremely giving person. He would personally see and treat two or three thousand poor patients a year limiting him to making about 1000 British pounds as compared to his contemporary doctors who made 5000 British pounds per year. Withering published about 19 articles during his lifetime. After fighting a long battle with tuberculosis, William Withering, the father of digitalis medicine, died on October 6 1799, at the age of 58.

? 1918 Gogu Constantinescu - întemeiaza o noua stiinta: sonicitatea.
Correct but not in Romania; in England where he educated himself and become a teacher of physics. Had he stayed in Romania he would have done nothing like most of us …

? 1919 Stefan Procopiu - unitatea elementara de energie magnetica (magnetonul).
Same as above, verry good!!!

? 1920 Emil Racovita - pune bazele Institutul de Speologie Cluj (primul din lume).
First in the world is tough to prove!!!

? 1920 ing. Gheorghe Botezatu - a calculat traiectoriile posibile Pamânt - Luna, folosite la pregatirea programelor ?Apollo? (al caror parinte a fost sibianul Herman Oberth); el a fost si seful echipei de matematicieni care a lucrat la proiectul rachetei ?Apollo? care a dus primul om pe Luna.
About the calculations Earth-Moon you must be kidding.
Herman Oberth also started Hitler’s V1 and, by the way, hated Romania and wrote to German leadership to dump Romania as an ally …

? 1921 Aurel Persu - automobilul fara diferential, cu motor în spate (de forma ?picaturii de apa").
Could be but it does not work …

? 1921 Nicolae Paulescu - descopera insulina; pentru ca era un anti-mason virulent, Premiul Nobel l-au primit canadienii F. Banting si J.R.J. McLeod pentru aceasta descoperire?
It should already be clear that 1920 comes before 1921 but anyway … there were others also …
1908 German scientist, Georg Zuelzer develops the first injectible pancreatic extract to suppress glycosuria; however, there are extreme side effects to the treatment.
1010-1920 Frederick Madison Allen and Elliot P. Joslin emerge as the two leading diabetes specialists in the United States.
1913 Allen, after three years of diabetes study, publishes Studies Concerning Glycosuria and Diabetes, a book which is significant for the revolution in diabetes therapy that developed from it.
1919 Frederick Allen publishes Total Dietary Regulation in the Treatment of Diabetes, citing exhaustive case records of 76 of the 100 diabetes patients he observed, becomes the director of diabetes research at the Rockefeller Institute.
July 1, 1920 Dr. Banting opens his first office in London, Ontario. He receives his first patient on July 29th; his total earnings for his first month of work is $4.00.

? 1921 Stefan Procopiu - Fenomenul Procopiu (depolarizarea luminii).
May be …

? 1922 C.Levaditi si Sazevac - bismutul ca agent terapeutic împotriva sifilisului.
Syphilis was treated with mercury or other ineffective remedies until World War I (1914-1916), when effective treatments based on arsenic or bismuth were introduced. These were succeeded by antibiotics after World War II.

? 1925 Traian Vuia - generatorul de abur cu ardere în camera închisa si cu vaporizare instantanee.
Vuia was a great engineer, but when he tried to patent his airplane the Arsenal in Romania threw him out and he had to go to France to find forward looking people to fund his invention … Now we want him! La placinte innainte, la razboi innapoi …

? 1930 Elie Carafoli - avionul cu aripa joasa.
Zdenek Lhota - Czechoslovakia – 1925 - flew the BH-11 low-wing monoplane.
Albert W. (Al) Mooney - chief engineer at Alexander (1928-1929) was responsible for the Bullet, an advanced, high speed, low wing monoplane. With Mooney's patented retractable landing gear, it was a mild sensation and ahead of its time.

? 1933 Henri Coanda - aerodina lenticulara (farfuria zburatoare).
? 1938 Henri Coanda - efectul Coanda.
? 1938 Henri Coanda - discul volant.
The Coanda Effect is a real Romanian contribution to the progress of science. All good!!! But again in England, not in Romania. That should tell anyone something …

? 1952 Ia fiinta Institutul National de Geronto-Geriatrie ?Dr. Ana Aslan", primul institut de geriatrie din lume, model pentru tarile dezvoltate, prin asistenta clinica si cercetare. ?Ana Aslan? are, anual, mii de pacienti.
A big lie …and a lot of word of mouth phony advertising …

Exagerarea contributiei noastre la motorul societatii umane ii face pe unii romani sa creada ca, de buni ce suntem, n-avem nimic de schimbat, iar ceilalti sa ne pupe ...

Sarcina celor ce publca e sa corecteze asta.

Dan Manoliu
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Ptr.Cassandra, - de PROUDFRECKLED la: 26/06/2005 07:44:34
(la: Oamenii nu se trag din maimuta)
Citind mesajul tau,m-am simtit ca la scoala.De mult nu mi s-a mai intimplat!!!Sunt de accord cu tine! Bullshitul trbuie sistat.De ambele parti.Eu am dat un calcul de probabilitati pentru ca s-a cerut ceva « stiintific ».Calculul exista .Nu este facut de mine.Am scris si care au fost conditiile si de catre cine a fost facut.Specific inca odata.Discutia se poarta in jurul aparitiei vietii ,acum cind se cunoaste complexitatea genomului uman.Si aici te citez,acesta fiind si argumentul tau din mesaj :

« In prezent este acceptat faptul ca ADN-ul a aparut mai tirziu in arborele vietii si ca probabil a fost precedat de forme de viata bazate pe ARN. Se stie ca spre deosebire de ADN care are nevoie de un complex sistem enzimatic pentru replicatie, ARN-ul se poate replica cu ajutorul unei singure enzime. Ca sa nu mai vorbim de ARN-ul catalitic capabil sa se autoreplice fara nevoia de enzime (Chech si Altman laureati ai Premiului Nobel pentru aceasta descoperire). »

Iata ce spune Martinez Hewlett, Ph.D., O.P.L.Professor of molecular biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hewlett is particularly interested in the philosophical aspects of science and is active in the St. Albert the Great Forum on Theology and the Sciences. He is a lay member of the Dominicans, and participates in Science and the Spiritual Quest, a project of the John Templeton Foundation, at the Center for Theology and Natural Science, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.Am sa traduc deoarece nu sunt acceptate texte in limba engleza.

"Faptul ca ARN-ul se poate autoreplica duce la ideea ca ar putea fi un model bun de molecula prebiotica.Daca o astfel de molecula putea sa se formeze in conditiile prezente in istoria de inceput a planetei,”auto replicarea”putea fi o proprietate care ar fi permis propagarea acestei structuri.Mai recent popularitatea ARN-ului a scazut.Nimeni n-a fost fost capabil sa creeze conditii prebiotice in care ARN-ul sa fie izolat.Din moment ce-n sine este o molecula instabila,probabilitatea de a o gasii in astfel de sisteme este foarte slaba.La ora asta proteinele au revenit in fata,discutate de Manfred Eigen in cartea sa “Steps Toward life”Modelul favorizat actual este acela in care ambele, proteinele si acidul nucleic,s-au format in timpul prebiotic precedind viata celulara”

Dupa cite vezi am ajuns de unde am plecat.Privind complexitatea informatiei,probabilitatea formarii prin pura coincidenta….si asa mai departe….Prefer sa nu mai discut pe aceasta tema.Oricum nu duce nicaieri.Cu ce se cunoaste pina acum, oamenii de stiinta nu au ajuns la nici un rezultat.Doar n-o sa ajungem noi aici si acum in cafenea!

imagini de asemeni foarte bune... - de Dinu Lazar la: 09/09/2005 09:36:40
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
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Mai bine ne facem scuupturishti... - de Dinu Lazar la: 13/09/2005 19:55:34
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Scoopt (, the world’s first ‘citizen journalism’ picture agency, achieved a treble success in early September.

• Bristol-based Stephen Bell captured the immediate aftermath of a dramatic car chase, and Scoopt immediately sold his pictures to the ‘Bristol Evening Post’.
• Scoopt member James Pearson used his cameraphone to photograph and film a commuter train fire at Abbey Wood Station, London. ITV’s ‘London Today’ news programme licensed and broadcast the video
• Another Scoopt member obtained exclusive pictures of Jodie Kidd’s wedding. Scoopt sold one picture to the Sun, where it was published on Monday 12th
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jimilica, uite: - de Horia D la: 21/09/2005 21:19:13
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "5")
The year is 2222 and Mike and Maureen land on Mars after accumulating
enough frequent flyer miles. They meet a Martian couple and are talking
about all sorts of things. Mike asks if Mars has a stock market, if they
have laptop computers, how they make money, etc.

Finally, Maureen brings up the subject of sex. "Just how do you guys do
it?" asks Maureen. "Pretty much the way you do," responds the Martian.
Discussion ensues and finally the couples decide to swap partners for
the night and experience one another. Maureen and the male Martian go
off to a bedroom where the Martian strips. He's got only a teeny, weenie member about half an inch long and just a quarter inch thick.

"I don't think this is going to work," says Maureen.

"Why?" he asks, "What's the matter?"

"Well," she replies, "It's just not long enough to reach me!"

"No problem," he says, and proceeds to slap his forehead with his palm.
With each slap of his forehead, his member grows until it's quite
impressively long.

"Well," she says, "That's quite impressive, but it's still pretty narrow...."

"No problem," he says, and starts pulling his ears. With each pull, his
member grows wider and wider until the entire measurement is extremely
exciting to the woman.

"Wow!" she exclaims, as they fall into bed and make mad, passionate

The next day the couples rejoin their normal partners and go their
separate ways. As they walk along, Mike asks "Well, was it any good?"

"I hate to say it," says Maureen, "but it was pretty wonderful. How
about you?"

"It was horrible," he replies. "All I got was a headache. She kept
slapping my forehead and pulling my ears."

Deci in concluzie, sti tu ce sti:))
Nebunaticilor... - de ondine la: 05/10/2005 14:06:35
(la: miss cafenea 2005)
Eu m-as inscrie mai degraba la intrebari decat la raspunsuri :) Ce-i cu atatea intrebari serioase? Pe alea cu pacea lumii si salvati planeta nu le-ati pus?
Daca pun o poza de ondin in loc de ondina am si eu loc in juriu? Chiar ca si non-voting member...

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