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Borts signature is a breath of fresh air. It is sunshine and rainbows. The problem is that 4MB is massive for slow connections, and since images load all at once, even repeat instances of a single image, a couple of posts by Bort in a thread and it becomes unavailable to anyone with a slow connection. Even decent DSL connections can’t cope with that.

Sure, it’s a problem with the forum code. There should be restrictions on signature attachments.

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Hoop wrote:
Borts signature is a breath of fresh air. It is sunshine and rainbows. The problem is that 4MB is massive for slow connections, and since images load all at once, even repeat instances of a single image, a couple of posts by Bort in a thread and it becomes unavailable to anyone with a slow connection. Even decent DSL connections can’t cope with that.

Sure, it’s a problem with the forum code. There should be restrictions on signature attachments.


I have a 6 megabit DSL connection about the slowest DSL available, i had no problems, images get cached after they are loaded once, and many BLF pages have images in them, which add up to a lot more then 3 pictures.
Browse a few pages on BLF and you will get to more then my pictures were (and they were not 4MB each).
Again i apologize for linking to large pictures and that has been fixed.

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Yes, it’s great that you fixed it. I certainly appreciate it.

Since you feel the need to argue the finer details of the situation, I’ll point out that your images probably would never completely load for someone with a slow connection; they would abandon the thread before that ever happened. If they were willing to wait for the images in the OP of a thread to load, not only would they have to wait for those to load, but all instances of your 4MB signature as well, since they all load simultaneously. If you posted 3 times that’s 12MB on top of the OP images that they have to load, which they wont.

6mbit DSL is the fastest you can get ‘round these parts unless you are in a spot where Comcast offers cable internet. 1.5mbit is pretty common, so a thread with 26 megs worth of images would take several minutes to load.

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Wow! Kreisler. That’s going back a ways. I wondered whatever became of him.

I’m still here.

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Hoop wrote:
Yes, it’s great that you fixed it. I certainly appreciate it.

Since you feel the need to argue the finer details of the situation, I’ll point out that your images probably would never completely load for someone with a slow connection; they would abandon the thread before that ever happened. If they were willing to wait for the images in the OP of a thread to load, not only would they have to wait for those to load, but all instances of your 4MB signature as well, since they all load simultaneously. If you posted 3 times that’s 12MB on top of the OP images that they have to load, which they wont.

6mbit DSL is the fastest you can get ‘round these parts unless you are in a spot where Comcast offers cable internet. 1.5mbit is pretty common, so a thread with 26 megs worth of images would take several minutes to load.


My signature had about 4MB of images total, not 26MB, not 40MB.

Around here what i have is the slowest, i did not know 1.5 megabit existed, though it would not be horrifyingly bad with my images.

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And I thought I had the only computer that practically was brought to a standstill by Bort’s signature. Well, trouble shared is trouble halved. Or is it?
I have replaced the pictures with smaller versions, one can still click for larger versions, better?

Yes, much better. The look and feel of the signature is the same, but the page loaded in a fraction of the time it used to. Thank you.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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comfychair wrote:
What’s up with your sig? A link to whatever thread would be fine, you know.
Hoop wrote:
Bort ruins BLF for me.

Sharpie wrote:
Bort, they are worthless. Why do you insist on including them ? please don’t put pictures in your signature. At all.

Surfing forums should be done with very little data. Bunging

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you feel the need to argue

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Why do you have the authority to tell everyone else what to do? unless SB chimes in and has a problem with my signature its staying the way it is till i feel like changing it. that means you will have to deal with it. My photos

Hoop wrote:
It’s called etiquette and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what’s inappropriate. It’s beyond silly that it had to be pointed out to you.
unknown00101 wrote:
Can we get some admin intervention please? This is getting ridiculous, now someone made a long line in their signature and it wrecks mobile viewing…..
comfychair wrote:
Get rid of it
ImA4Wheelr wrote:
Just / Bort’s / trolling. Might be better to / bully him.
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Unsubscribed.
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I’m still here.
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Wait a minute. I miss so much!  So we took a thread about 6D Maglites and turned it into a thread about how bort is abusing the power of the internet?  What the hell is wrong with you people. I cannot believe how easy he has been about putting up with it. Kudos for him. I personally would have told the lot of you to kissmyass.

We should take responsibility for your Internet connection, or lack thereof? Get real. It's your responsibility to either load or not load photos with your connection. Get real! He resized them, now you want them to disappear just because you don't approve? Get real people!

 

Edit: My apologies for how rudely I posted. I got some very bad news from my doctor today and I have seemingly altogether lost it today and for the near future. I usually don't go off on tangents quite so badly, but I'm not removing it, because the essence of it was true.

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Bort wrote:
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Keep it, whatever you wish Bort. Wink

+1  alt=:" />

Beer Beer

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Holy runtime batman, lol!

I’d have never known they released a new one had you not made this thread. I have a couple, one is a red 6D Incan, it was my dads, he bought it in the 70’s. I rebuilt it a while back, new switch, spring, reflector and lens. It never gets touched, I just keep it for sentimental reasons

-Michael.


Be sure to check in it once in a while, i have had bad experiences with things rusting or breaking apart if i don’t keep an eye on them every so often. Humidity and dust seem to be the keys

Thanks for the tip Bort, I’ll keep an eye on it. I really should bag it up with some desiccant and put it somewhere safe.

-Michael

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Wait a minute. I miss so much!  So we took a thread about 6D Maglites and turned it into a thread about how bort is abusing the power of the internet?  What the hell is wrong with you people. I cannot believe how easy he has been about putting up with it. Kudos for him.


Thanks Beer
I don’t enjoy arguing with people but i don’t like being walked on either.

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I personally would have told the lot of you to kissmyass.

I’d be lying if i said i had not thought about saying the same thing but decided against it. LOL

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We should take responsibility for your Internet connection, or lack thereof? Get real. It’s your responsibility to either load or not load photos with your connection. Get real! He resized them, now you want them to disappear just because you don’t approve? Get real people!


Give an inch and people want a mile (or ten) :/
I understand slow internet is a fact of life for some, but politeness about problem doesn’t cost many 1s and 0s.

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Holy runtime batman, lol!

I’d have never known they released a new one had you not made this thread. I have a couple, one is a red 6D Incan, it was my dads, he bought it in the 70’s. I rebuilt it a while back, new switch, spring, reflector and lens. It never gets touched, I just keep it for sentimental reasons

-Michael.


Be sure to check in it once in a while, i have had bad experiences with things rusting or breaking apart if i don’t keep an eye on them every so often. Humidity and dust seem to be the keys

Thanks for the tip Bort, I’ll keep an eye on it. I really should bag it up with some desiccant and put it somewhere safe.

-Michael


Make sure there are no batteries in it except when in use, Duracell (and others?) used to replace electronics damaged by leaking batteries, not sure if they still do but of course you want to prevent any damage.

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No one was particularly rude to Bort.

The fact is that the internet is a shared space. A democratic experiment of grand form, and with it there is a certain etiquette not unlike interacting in society, but with a technical spin on top.

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Back on the subject I would put 21AA in it since that would only over voltage it by .2 volts. No one is making real D rechargable batteries now days and I don’t need a new charger.

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Very sorry to hear you got bad news O-L. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family.

Please understand that the post above yours has the quotes manipulated to make them sound totally different. Just read my post and compare it to that post to see what I mean. I do agree with what you said though.

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With all of us vying for space
And so we must learn
To give all a good turn
As we add to the huge database

All this knowledge we now can embrace
As we navigate in cyberspace
If our minds we unite
We will gain new insight
Into making this realm a showcase

Though it’s happening at a snail’s pace
We are changing the whole human race
And we all can foresee
Just how great we can be
If we’re careful how we interface

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QUOTE A democratic experiment of grand form
ENDQUOTE

some of us would prefer a REPUBLIC of grand form, lol.

in a true “democracy”, its about the same thing as “mob rules”. Where the RABBLE gets whatever it wants that day, just because it wanted it.

in a REPUBLIC? your vote or opinion MATTERS, but… to prevent the “mob” from doing something unwise just because it “can”? LEADERS are in place, entrusted to make WISE decisions, and, to balance what the mob wants against what might be best overall for everyone.

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we have a leader, isnt it “sb” ?

i’d say we have more of a republic than a democracy… and thats its a good thing.

and if the guy with the pictures in his signature, decides to make them as BIG as he can, just because he can? it will be a certain poetic justice.

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Rechargeable Low Self Discharge NiMH are available from MAHA, also known as Powerizer. They carry the name Imedion.

At $30 a pair, filling that tube will be pricey, but they hold a charge very well, have excellent capacity, and will last a LONG time!

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DB Custom wrote:
Rechargeable Low Self Discharge NiMH are available from MAHA, also known as Powerizer. They carry the name Imedion.

At $30 a pair, filling that tube will be pricey, but they hold a charge very well, have excellent capacity, and will last a LONG time!

If anyone knew the amp draw, and had access to a discharge graph of those cells, one could extrapolate a runtime. Would be a loooonngg time. Can you imagine trying to carry that thing though lol?

-Michael

ETA: Wonder if there’s a runtime graph floating around? With it being a Mag I’m guessing it’d be a long slope.

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At $30 a pair, filling that tube will be pricey
Well, as long as we’re pouring money out of a boot… Smile

I found a $15 PR-based LED upgrade from Sears (can’t find one now) that is rated for up to 9v. That makes a 2C w/ 3*CR123 into a really useful tool. And it gives a lovely White light. It doesn’t correct Mag’s wide-beam problems, but it will most definitely extend any batteries in a 6D.

Let’s see… 6D Mag, ~$25, + bulb upgrade, $15, + assuming 2x LSDs per D, (30*6=$180!!) means $220.00 gets you a great huge log (that no longer makes a decent club) with a pretty white light with Mag beam defects, that will let you forget the last time you charged your batteries… If you went to 3x LSD per D (which I believe will still fit), you’re up to $310.00 and maybe your kids won’t remember when dear old Dad last recharged the batteries…

I think I’m starting to see a possible answer to the OP question here…

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Hoop wrote:
No one was particularly rude to Bort.
Yeah, a few of you really were. Not to mention dissing the OP by hijacking his thread.

Those of us who understand that “technical spin” just adjust our Browser Cache setting and move on.

It’s a simple thing, really, showing your brothers and sisters the same respect and courtesy you think you deserve…

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raccoon city wrote:

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Keep it, whatever you wish Bort. Wink

+1  :crown:

...says the guy with the sig picture so wide it makes a horizontal scrollbar.

For your information, my signature is 100% wide.  Any modern laptop or desktop will not require any horizontal scrolling.

Are you still surfing BLF on a Commodore 64?  It's time for an upgrade, friendo.  :D

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comfychair wrote:

We're getting back to the Kreisler situation again, if you do something just to laugh at people who complain about it, that's trolling.

So Bort and I have large signatures so that you'll complain so that we can laugh at you...

That's quite the conspiracy theory!  :bigsmile:

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The Imedions are $30 a PAIR, so halve that excessive number on the cells. Still pricey, but what ain’t?

10,000mAh per D cell. NiMH are well known to be Amp capable, but this light only makes 640 lumens so the draw is not very much, meaning 10,000mAh will have many many hours of run time even on high. MagLite’s runtime chart shows 71 hours on High. Wink As a plus, the NiMH cells are lighter than Alkalines.

Last a long time was in reference to recharge rates, sure, the 6 cells will cost $90 but they won’t need to be replaced for a decade or so…

I have 4 of these, and some 30 Imedion AA cells for my flash units. The flash units put to work hard at weddings, they always hold up well even under stupid heavy use at the reception. I have Eneloops that use the same chemistry that are over 8 years old.

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racoon, people use phones as though they were computers. go figure. I have bride and grooms view their high res pics on a cell phone. Facepalm

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My point is still valid.

If comfychair wants to see BLF in all its glory, it's time to upgrade to a real computer.  :)

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raccoon city wrote:

comfychair wrote:

raccoon city wrote:

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Keep it, whatever you wish Bort. Wink

+1  alt=:" />



…says the guy with the sig picture so wide it makes a horizontal scrollbar.



For your information, my signature is 100% wide.  Any modern laptop or desktop will not require any horizontal scrolling.


Are you still surfing BLF on a Commodore 64?  It’s time for an upgrade, friendo.  alt=" />


You young ones with all your fancy gizmos, wasting your money on high end commodore computers. Your generation has lost its way Silly
When i was your age we had to walk 8 miles to school, uphill, then 8 miles uphill to get home before starting 4 hours of chores before dinner. LOL

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…with no shoes, through briar patches. And the walls in the house weren’t air tight, snow would blow through the cracks, slept 6 in a bed with newspapers covering everyone for warmth, there’d be snow on top of the papers in the morning. yeah yeah yeah, heard it all before. (Dad is 87)

He also still thinks his original tungsten MagLite is Awesome! Then again, he can’t believe some of what I create… and SOME of em he insists on taking with him to his game day at Church on Friday to show the other old timers…

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racoon, people use phones as though they were computers. go figure. I have bride and grooms view their high res pics on a cell phone. Facepalm

To be fair, many phones (and tablets) these days have higher resolution and better color rendering than anything but professional-class computer displays (and probably some Macs). I have a fairly nice 26” Asus IPS display, but my LG G4 easily bests it.

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…with no shoes, through briar patches. And the walls in the house weren’t air tight, snow would blow through the cracks, slept 6 in a bed with newspapers covering everyone for warmth, there’d be snow on top of the papers in the morning. yeah yeah yeah, heard it all before. (Dad is 87)

Indeed. I was going to throw in something about the health benefits of cigarettes but decided against it Party

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He also still thinks his original tungsten MagLite is Awesome! Then again, he can’t believe some of what I create… and SOME of em he insists on taking with him to his game day at Church on Friday to show the other old timers…

Thats awesome, probably the closest thing you will get to recognition

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That’s funny PD. High resolution on a small screen… who can see it? Can you tell I removed the peppercorn from the grinning grooms teeth? Shopped the pimple off the brides nose? Too small, res be danged. Silly

I got my Dad the newer 2D MagLite in LED format. He likes it and is way impressed with it’s small throwy beam pattern, and I have to admit it’s a huge improvement over the original stuff from ’87, but they’re underpowered … a necessary step for runtime I guess and they’ll surely never overheat.

I gotta go look at this new 6D now…

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Wow! $94 at Zbatt! Plus the cells, not horrible if you use Alkalines (they have Sony D for $10.50 a 12/pk) but to use the rechargeables makes for a significant initial cost point. Especially if you don’t already have the MAHA 8 bay charger that can handle the D cells.

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