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  1. Same for me, shop front sign, but we also have a large one on the side of building
  2. Dump your bleach tank on your film processor and renew, if you can pull the aps film all the way through the process again, this should cure your problem
  3. Martin Floyd

    xKiosk FTP

    Will it allow for priceing and taking payment online say with paypal? Do you need your own server or can it be hosted?
  4. I seen 6 euro cent in spain last week, the muppet show is everywere, no conselation though!!!
  5. DESPERATE!!!!!! MUPPETTS!!!!!!
  6. I am selling 2 mobiles that I don't use anymore, if anyone is interested just let me know. 1) Almost new Nokia with camera (2.1 mega pixels) 2) Older model Nokia with camera and vibrating alert I have attached photos if you want to see them before you buy.
  7. Have not got a negative side hope I don
  8. Try this, Tony dont have any coffee near you trying this!!!!! http://i.euniverse.com/funpages/cms_content/6489/a-maze-ing_new_cursor3.swf
  9. (shithappens)Tony I think PC World sell keyboard and mointer covers
  10. I checked into a hotel on a business trip and was a bit lonely so I > thought I'd get me one of those girls you see advertised in phone > booths when you're calling for a cab. I grabbed a card on my way in. > It was an ad for a girl calling herself "Erogonique", a lovely girl, > bending over in the photo. She had all the right curves in all the > right places, beautiful long wavy hair; long graceful legs all the way > up. You know the kind. So I'm in my room and figure, what the heck, > I'll give her a call. > > "Hello?" the woman says. Wow! She sounded sexy. > "Hi, I hear you give a great massage and I'd like you to come to my > room and give me one. No, wait, I should be straight with you. I'm in > town all alone and what I really want is sex. I want it hard, I want > it hot, and I want it now. I'm talking kinky the whole night long. You > name it, we'll do it. Bring implements, toys, everything you've got in > your bag of tricks. We'll go hot and heavy all night; Tie me up, wear > a strap on, cover me in chocolate syrup and whip cream, anything you > want baby. Now, how does that sound?" > > She says, > "That sounds fantastic, but for an outside line you need to press 9." >
  11. New Words for 2006 > >TESTICULATING. Waving your arms around and talking Bollocks. > >BLAMESTORMING. Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was >missed or a project failed, and who was responsible. > >SEAGULL MANAGER. A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on >everything, and then leaves. > >ASSMOSIS. The process by which people seem to absorb success and >advancement by sucking up to the boss rather than working hard. > >SALMON DAY. The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream >only to get screwed and die. > >CUBE FARM. An office filled with cubicles. > >PRAIRIE DOGGING. When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube >farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see that's going on. >(This >also applies to applause for a promotion because there may be cake.) > >SITCOMs. Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies >turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay >home with the kids or start a "home business". > >SINBAD. single working girls. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate. > >STRESS PUPPY. A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and >whiny. > >PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE. The fine art of whacking the crap out of an >electronic device to get it to work again. > >ADMINISPHERE. The rarefied organisational layers beginning just above >the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the "adminisphere" are often >profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were >designed to solve. This is often affiliated with the dreaded >"administrivia" - needless paperwork and processes. > >404. Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404 >Not Found," meaning that the requested document could not be located. > >OHNOSECOND. That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that >you've just made a BIG mistake (e.g. you've hit 'reply all') > >BEER COAT. The invisible but warm coat worn when walking home after a >booze cruise at 3am. > >BEER COMPASS. The invisible device that ensures your safe arrival home >after booze cruise, even though you're too drunk to remember where you >live, how you got here, and where you've come from. > >JOHNNY-NO-STARS. A young man of substandard intelligence, the typical >adolescent who works in a burger restaurant. The 'no-stars' comes from >the badges displaying stars that staff at fast-food restaurants often >wear to show their level of training. > >MILLENNIUM DOMES. The contents of a Wonderbra, i.e. extremely impressive >when viewed from the outside, but there's actually naught in there worth >seeing. > >MONKEY BATH. A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go: >"Oo!Oo!Oo! Aa!Aa!Aa!". > >MYSTERY BUS. The bus that arrives at the pub on Friday night while >you're in the toilet after your 10th pint, and whisks away all the >unattractive people so the pub is suddenly packed with stunners when you >come back in. > >PICASSO BUM. A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks >like she's got four buttocks > >SALAD DODGER. An excellent phrase for an overweight person > >SWAMP-DONKEY A deeply unattractive woman
  12. Hi guys, I've been offered several 60gb ipods for a very competitive price. They are going for around
  13. Whats the situation on using Disclaimers see attachment: I would not copy photograhers work that has a copyright on it , but i allways get a disclaimer signed for say school photos that are a couple of years old or if Im in any doubt that it might be a pro photograph even with no copyright on it. As for Olan Mills and the likes they seem to allways issue a letter realeasing copyright if the photo was taken (i think) over 6 months ago.
  14. I have a016 comprising of 1-a 1-b 1-c 1-d 1-e 1-f
  15. est is maximus qua vox adveho ex is est parcus voluntas ut est iam maximus
  16. now as this area is locked i have just spent loads of dosh with noritsu but they wont put in qss kids to run on my remote computer, so anyone kind enough to let me have a copy? in the uk it is not ilegal for you to post it up, just for me to download it!!!!! Cheers Martin
  17. VALENTINES DAY Just in case you're stuck for what to write in your Valentines day card........These are entries to a Washington Post competition asking for a rhyme with the most romantic first line... but the least romantic second line. 1. Thought that I could love no other That is until I met your brother. 2. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you. But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head. 3. Of loving beauty you float with grace If only you could hide your face 4. Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss But I only slept with you, because I was pissed. 5. Kind, intelligent, loving and hot; This describes everything you are not 6. I want to feel your sweet embrace But don't take that paper bag off of your face 7. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes - Damn, I'm good at telling lies! 8. My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife: Marrying you screwed up my life 9. I see your face when I am dreaming. That's why I always wake up screaming 10. My love, you take my breath away. What have you stepped in to smell this way? 11. My feelings for you no words can tell, Except for maybe "go to hell" 12. What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime.
  18. email i recieved: DID I READ THAT CORRECTLY ? Yes you did ! Edelchemie is offering to collect your waste photo chemicals completely free of charge. You won't receive any bills from us at all. HOW DOES THIS WORK ? Edelchemie has been collecting hazardous waste , including photo waste throughout the UK since 1996 from its central base in Market Harborough. You call us when you are almost ready for a collection and we will collect from you within 10 days, it is as simple as that ! HOW DO I QUALIFY ? You qualify for our FREE OF CHARGE collection service for waste photo chemicals when : 1) We collect 1000 liters or more of photo waste per collection1, 2) We collect all your photo chemicals, 3) We can collect from you any time between 08.00 - 17.00 hrs, Mon-Fri WHAT ABOUT DUTY OF CARE ETC. ? Edelchemie is a registered carrier for waste and operates a fully licensed Waste Treatment/Transfer Facility. Copies of our licenses are available for your inspection. You will receive all the necessary paperwork for the collection. No contractor can collect from you without a Premises Notification Code and it will be up to you to register, this will cost you
  19. If this is so, who's left? not a great choice, but then rumours are great, I
  20. well said Dave S (dance) have you been to minilabworld seems dep21 lives there to(jerkit)
  21. Here it is: Banishing the negative: how Kodak is developing its blueprint for a digital transformation By Amy Yee in New York Published: January 26 2006 02:00 | Last updated: January 26 2006 02:00 For generations of Americans photography meant Kodak. Since 1888, when the company coined the slogan "you press the button, we do the rest", film, paper and chemicals have been the holy trinity keeping the company well-fed and sustaining its reputation as one of the most iconic brands of the 20th century. So there is a reflexive sense of shock when Antonio Perez, its chief executive, asserts: "Soon, I'm not going to be answering questions about film because I won't know. It will be too small for me to get involved." While Mr Perez's comments may initially disconcert they are a recognition - overdue, say critics - thatwith the rapid rise of digital cameras in recent years, film's death march has become a sprint. The changed landscape has forced Kodak into the most important restructuring and transformation of its history, aware that its survival depends on whether it can create a new business model for the digital age. Kodak's challenge is an all-too-familiar one in boardrooms across the western world. From music and newspapers to travel and advertising, industries are trying desperately to forge a clear vision for themselves in a digital age that is still opaque. Less than a week ago, Konica Minolta, which trails in third behind Fuji Photo in the film-making market, gave up the struggle, announcing that it was pulling out of its traditional camera and photo businesses to stem growing losses. Other companies in the sector have been forced into less radical action. Nikon said earlier this month that it was discontinuing single lens reflex cameras to focus on digital models. The scale of the digital challenge is rendered more complex and intense by the speed with which the technology is evolving. In a speech early this month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, technology's largest tradeshow, Mr Perez, who took the helm six months ago, proclaimed digital cameras as "dinosaurs that cannot evolve as fast as the environment around them". The future, he says, will be less about stand­alone cameras and more about technology that allows consumers to search, share and display images on different media such as mobile phones and the internet. Yet Kodak's legacy business - which accounted for about 70 per cent of sales in 2004 - is still crucial for its turnround in the short term. Sales from celluloid used in movies is one of the cash cows Kodak needs to fund investments, operations and cash-intensive restructuring until revenues from digital products can take up the slack. Interviewed earlier this month at the CES, just out of earshot of blasting televisions, buzzing monitors and all manner of bleating devices, Mr Perez, a silver-haired 60-year-old,predicts: "The movie business is great. Sure it's going to go away, but not in the next two years." He added: "All I care about is that it stays with us for two years. If it stays - which I think it will - it will be gravy. But if it starts to go down, it won't bother me." As for the little yellow boxes, the death knell has rung. "The other film is going down at a high speed. That's it. There's nothing we can do it about it," he shrugs. The statement might affront George Eastman, Kodak's founder, who is buried in the sleepy upstate New York town of Rochester, which is still Kodak's global headquarters. A quick tour of Rochester reveals something close to a company town, albeit one that now has a slightly ghostly air following years of redundancies from both Kodak and Xerox, the city's other big corporation. The University of Rochester is home to the top-ranked Eastman School of Music as well as the Eastman Dental Centre. The George Eastman House, a National Historic Landmark and photography museum, is one of the city's better-known attractions. Letting go of this deeply ingrained attachment to film photography is part of the challenge Kodak faces in reinventing itself. Critics have excoriated its sluggish response to the advent of digital over the past decade. Sales of film slid by 10 per cent annually after 2000 and fell 30 per cent last year, yet Kodak maintained significant production, including a global network of factories. At the end of 2003, Kodak employed 69,300 staff worldwide - just 700 fewer than the previous year. To cut the umbilical cord, Mr Perez was hired as Kodak's chief operating officer in 2003 after 25 years at Hewlett-Packard where he enlarged its consumer printing businesses. One month after becoming chief executive last June, Mr Perez called for 10,000 job cuts in addition to 15,000 previously announced as a way of staunching Kodak's "bleeding year after year" and finally phasing out film. He outlined a plan to reduce manufacturing facilities by about two-thirds from $2.9bn to $1bn. "We need to establish an end point for this transformation and we need to get there soon," he urged in July. Kodak is now half-way through the four-year restructuring plan begun in 2003. Some sense of its progress will emerge on Monday when it reports results from the crucial fourth quarter - a period when camera makers and film companies traditionally generate more than 40 per cent of total revenue. After it announced a 72 per cent dividend cut to buy digital companies and phase out film in September 2003, shares in Kodak plummeted. Investors were highly sceptical that Kodak could make up for precious lost time and compete with entrenched camera and electronics makers such as Canon, Sony, HP and Nikon. Kodak is also attempting to remedy a significant strategic blunder: over-estimating the demand for film in emerging markets, especially China. Only last May Kodak said film would continue to be its main source of revenue there because sales of computers and digital cameras were well behind the west and Japan. In a sharp reversal, Mr Perez now says the rate at which the Chinese are adapting to digital is "immense". To illustrate the shift, Mr Perez recounts a story told him by a Kodak executive. In Shanghai a man was seen catching a fish with a crude bamboo rod. "All of a sudden he reaches in his pocket and takes a picture of the fish," says Mr Perez, gesturing excitedly. "Immediately he makes a call, sends the picture and then he's talking to someone to make a deal. He gets the fish on his bike and goes to deliver the fish." Mr Perez bursts into incredulous laughter. "He broke five different generations of supply chain in the west!" The jolting collision of 21st-century technology with a way of life that, in some respects, has scarcely changed for centuries underlines how the country can confound outsiders seeking to predict its patterns of consumption. Now Kodak is hiring Asian executives to lead regional operations after firing the American who steered the company in the wrong direction. Mr Perez acknowledges Kodak hit a trough last year after sweeping job cuts, a $1bn loss in third quarter related to a non-cash restructuring charge and the fast decline of film in China but insists its turnround remains "on track". One bright spot for Kodak is its success in ousting Sony and Canon for the top spot in US market share of digital cameras, according to technology consultancy IDC. For Kodak, attendance at the CES tradeshow was a crucial part of trying to change its image from a traditional photography group to a "technology company dedicated to digital imaging". To avoid relying on low-margin cameras for revenue Kodak is trying to increase consumers' appetite for ­showcasing and organising their collections of digital images. And with consumers printing only one in four digital images that can cost as little as 13 cents per print, standard photofinishing will no longer be as profitable. Breaking out of the "box" - whether film, camera or even a 4x6 print - is a big idea symbolised by a small move: Kodak's new logo retains its familiar red and yellow lettering but removes the brand's name from a yellow square reminiscent of a box of film. Kodak's initiatives launched at CES included a 10-year partnership with Motorola, the US mobile phone maker. The new partnership will share technology in an attempt to make images from mobile phones more mainstream. Kodak has teamed up with Skype, the internet phone company that recently agreed to be bought by internet auctioneer Ebay for $2.6bn. Kodak and Skype are offering a new "digital storytelling" service that combines live voice and online photo sharing through Kodak's online photo service, EasyShare Gallery. At CES Kodak also introduced a sleek digital camera with two built-in lenses for both traditional and panoramic shots a year after it pioneered the first wireless digital camera. That underlined the importance of constantly improving its digital camera range to keep up with the demands of ever-more sophisticated consumers. Another key to Kodak's survival is diversification. It is pouring resources into high-growth areas of digital commercial print and medical imaging to make the company into a more stable three-legged stool. "I picked areas where we thought we could be number one or number two and I'm going to be very faithful about that notion," says Mr Perez. In 2008, Kodak expects half its revenue to come from "consumer imaging", or photography-related business, with the rest split between commercial printing and health. It is a significant change of focus. In 2004, commercial print and health accounted for 12 per cent and 18 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, there is still room for growth in the unglamorous but lucrative business of digital printing. In the past Kodak has stumbled when attempting to integrate new businesses. But Mr Perez insists he is confident about integrating the print companies it has bought since 2003, including Creo, NexPress, KPG and Scitex which make up a complete digital printing supply chain. "I came to Kodak and I had a list of companies we needed to buy. My fear was that if we couldn't get them all it would be a problem." To his relief, deep-pocketed rivals HP and Canon stayed out of the bidding, keeping prices within Kodak's budget. Health imaging will also extend far beyond Kodak's legacy business of X-ray film. While big players such as GE Healthcare and Siemens are leaders in the sector, growth potential is enormous as entire healthcare systems become digitised. In 2004, Kodak opened a major medical imaging centre in Shanghai. Kodak believes it has some other aces up its sleeve. It has been slow to commercialise its intellectual property although it has been investing in digital technology for 20 years. Now, Mr Perez is banking on Kodak's portfolio of patents to create profitable digital technology applications. Mr Perez may have joined Kodak less than two years ago but the company has been on his radar for years. "Carly [Fiorina, former CEO of HP] made public once that HP wanted to buy Kodak. It wasn't Carly. It was me who wanted to buy Kodak," Mr Perez divulges. "I knew the technology Kodak had. I was very jealous of the intellectual property and the brand." Will Kodak successfully reinvent itself? The demands of the digital age may push it to become a very different company. Last year, it divided itself into four distinct units - imaging, commercial print, medical and traditional film-related business - allowing easier valuation of those parts. There are no concrete plans yet to spin-off or sell any of the units but Mr Perez concedes Kodak "will do whatever is good for shareholder value". Apart from some broad hints about heavy investment in wireless technology and search software, such as facial recognition technology, Mr Perez declines to reveal details of the vision he is crafting. But one thing is as clear as a digital image: the concept of pressing a button and letting Kodak do the rest will have to take a dramatically different form if the company is to make it as a 21st-century business.
  22. Hi Neil, I have had a good play with the demo's and will have from you when your ready the First Names and the this Day in History
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