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    I'm expert enough to know that I don't know everything. It's always good to have a beginner's mind even though I've been at it for over 30 years. When I taught digital imaging at my local junior college, my students teach me a few things.
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
    Then why did you post "No, you need to get it right in the camera" when others clearly pointed out that, while not easy, it could be done at the printing stage?
    Dinish, sorry I read the post too fast and didn't open the link and so didn't realise you were making reference to something I wrote in another thread.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    All y'all need to read up on the Dunning Kruger effect.

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    I second that suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jglass View Post
    For me the BS meter went haywire when 24 hour cable news started up, requiring the filling of time with a constant parade of unqualified experts, lame speculation without facts, and opinion disguised as fact. That, and then, the internet of course.
    On the 24 hour news earlier this week, the interviewer asked a guy in the street for his opinion on Mrs Thatchers funeral....he replied "dunno, doesn't bother me, mate". As you say, it all helped to fill time.

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    Bullshitters exist because there are people that are willing to buy what they have to sell. It's supply and demand. If you have sheeple that need an authority or an expert, that's when the roaches come out of the woodwork. Sheeples need shepherds. Lot of sheeple get fleeced by shepherds.
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    I think that the general animosity on this thread against the encroaching societal BS is indicative of the truth that even if you can hide your persona behind an avatar, thus retaining anonymity, you are not necessarily lacking in either ethics or honesty.

    Somehow, thankfully, BS does not seem to survive (or even be wanted) on APUG. - David Lyga

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    ...is it just my own pessimistic view, or are there more people today who seem to bullshit their way through life (trying to give the impression that they know what they are talking about, but don’t). I seem to have noticed this increase start about 15 years ago...
    it's a sign of getting older--yours, not theirs, alas... people a generation ahead of you thought the same of you 15 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilk View Post
    it's a sign of getting older--yours, not theirs, alas... people a generation ahead of you thought the same of you 15 years ago
    But I'm only 26

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    I also think that a general decrease in peoples' attention spans has a lot to do with this.

    Because communication is so fast and efficient, people have gotten used to getting quick and easy answers to every question. When they run into somebody who does not give them a three-second answer they instantly think, "Bullshit!"

    Not every question can be answered in two sentences, especially today when the world seems so much more complex. Anybody who does not answer in only two sentences is automatically branded a bullshitter even if they are telling the truth.

    I agree that it seems like there is a flood of people spouting bullshit answers to questions but I also think that a lot more good answers are branded as bullshit because many people have the attention span of a goldfish.
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