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    Re: The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterthere View Post
    it's Santa Claus not Santa clause.
    Perhaps he was referring to the Tim Allen movie(s)?
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    Re: The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    I agree with Tino and the others who expressed incredulity at the mere existence of this thread and its premise. But if the past year has taught us anything, it is the sagacity of Isaac Asimov's prophetic words:
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/h]And if this thread makes your brain cry, this website (which likely is the tip of the proverbial iceberg of stupid) will make you suicidal: Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World | Humans Are Free
    As stated, it's the slender thread from which the OP's reasoning hangs. Forget the NASA/moon landing (or not) association. The Speedmaster Pro is a classic chronograph design.

    Regarding the 'cult of ignorance', that's forming everywhere. It began with the over-spill of Casual Friday into every day of the week, the demise of teaching handwriting in schools, and the slavish devotion/dependence to the smartphone and its associated apps.

    World's not gonna end with a whimper or a bang, folks.

    It's gonna end through stupidity.

    Watch a film called Idiocracy (Dir; Mike Judge, 2006) and replace its premise of television with that of the internet. Co-screenwriter Etan Cohen said that, at the time he was writing the script, he didn't realise he was writing a documentary.

    But hey, not to end things on a downer;

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    I agree on the movie idiocracy. I’ve been saying for years that that movie was a prediction, not a comedy. We have a reality tv star for a president, for crying out loud.

    I’m also convinced that when God made the earth, he allotted a certain amount of total intelligence that gets spread out. The more people are born, the less intelligence that each get....
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    The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    Quote Originally Posted by RazorFrazer View Post
    "More dumb" -corrected.
    Unless you're writing an academic paper (in which you'd be better off using the word "dumb" to mean mute or without speech), the suffix "er" after the German root word "dumb" is appropriate when used in a casual context... and a watch forum qualifies as such.

    It seems your knowledge depth on the matters of NASA literature and English usage is only deep enough to get you into trouble.


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    Re: The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    There's plenty of evidence out there to debunk the "faked" claims, just google it - everything from explaining how the shadows ooked weird but were real and affected by the reflection of the sun off their white spacesuits, to the explanation about the long length of the day on the moon and when it's the safest to be in the surface as far as temperature goes (as to not make it too hot in the lunar module), to the lack of atmosphere to explain why the lunar module had no visible flame when it took off, to the way the dust fell to the surface when kicked up (in exactly the way it's expected when it occurs in a vacuum), to the satellites orbiting the moon that have taken photos of all the landing sites with the gear they left behind (even to the details of the site where the flag blew over), etc. Also the radio transmissions picked up by universities were coming from space where the the spacecraft were located and not from earth.

    So, I call troll.
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    Re: The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    I agree with Tino and the others who expressed incredulity at the mere existence of this thread and its premise. But if the past year has taught us anything, it is the sagacity of Isaac Asimov's prophetic words:
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/h]And if this thread makes your brain cry, this website (which likely is the tip of the proverbial iceberg of stupid) will make you suicidal: Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World | Humans Are Free

    Rob.....it's great to have you back!
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    Re: The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    Kids today... sheesh...

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    Beautiful shot sir

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    Thank-you, sir. I do think, though, that parts of the stainless steel appear washed-out. It was taken on an IKEA Forhoja kitchen table/cart that was left outside for a couple of years and became a workbench of sorts. That's why you can see a few streaks of varnish on it. The time is correct and it was a sunny afternoon, but the table was under cover in the shade. Good old Golden Hour. Produces a nice, natural light and makes for decent photos. And the aged timber has a life of its own, too.
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    Re: The reason why I won't buy a Speedmaster...

    Quote Originally Posted by teeritz View Post
    But hey, not to end things on a downer.
    Yeah, don't worry, scro..



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