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3flushes
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Wandered over from WL

Post by 3flushes » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:22 am

Glad to have another unsponsored place to talk watches. Thanks for the inviting me over from WL.

I'm retired from a career in Forensic Psychology and Criminology except for a little consulting and research here and there. I make my living these days as a photojournalist and art photographer. (My art work hangs in some of my familys' finest guest johns and is shoved into some very prominent closets and attics- so far.) I recently began working on the start-up of a magazine dedicated to photojournalism; what that really means is, that me and a couple of partners are looking for the rest of the money we need to get the ball rolling. My passions other than watches are the blues, poker and sports, primarily, football, hockey and baseball, but I like them all.

I have collected watches for 50 years. My dad took me with him to his watchmaker one Saturday and bought me my first watch, a Bulova that I still have (somewhere) and I've been hooked ever since. My principal interest lies in movements; I like old crankers, automatics and complicated quartz, but I have a broad general interest in watches, watchmaking and horology.

I have more to learn than I have to offer, but I'm happy to share whatever I do know; ask me anything except a question you don't really want the answer to. Thanks again for the invitation, I'm looking forward to hanging out.
Hawk404
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Re: Wandered over from WL

Post by Hawk404 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:03 am

Well, that certainly explains the familiarity with Elizabeth Loftus' work.

That rather caught me off guard at the other forum.

Oh well, I guess we'll never know. Informed consent on the part of the human subjects would have squirreled the outcome and likely had a chilling effect on the quantity of "millionaire chase down" stories.

And omitting the informed consent would have gotten us pilloried.

Sometimes, we just can't win.
eddiea
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Re: Wandered over from WL

Post by eddiea » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:42 am

Glad you made it here....welcome!
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac
Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: Wandered over from WL

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:20 am

Welcome to WF, 3F! I've long suspected that we have a cereal killer amongst us...he took my last box of Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal, and I found it laying by the side of the road, gutted and cut in half with surgical precision...Wait a second...hmmmm...we do have a doctor on this site...be very careful, 3F; he'll eat your grape nuts with fava beans and a fine chianti... :suspect:
3flushes
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Re: Wandered over from WL

Post by 3flushes » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:40 pm

eddiea wrote:Glad you made it here....welcome!

Thanks for telling me about the place, looks like fun.

Hawk404 wrote:Well, that certainly explains the familiarity with Elizabeth Loftus' work.

That rather caught me off guard at the other forum.

Oh well, I guess we'll never know. Informed consent on the part of the human subjects would have squirreled the outcome and likely had a chilling effect on the quantity of "millionaire chase down" stories.

And omitting the informed consent would have gotten us pilloried.

Sometimes, we just can't win.

The Loftus research was pivotal work- she is definitely one of the great ones. I was surprised by your post about it also, to. I agree- having to tell subjects they are part of a study does take most of the fun out of it, but it has to be done. Damn that Millgram- leave it to a Harvard grad to screw it up for everyone.

Mortuus wrote:Welcome to WF, 3F! I've long suspected that we have a cereal killer amongst us...he took my last box of Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal, and I found it laying by the side of the road, gutted and cut in half with surgical precision...Wait a second...hmmmm...we do have a doctor on this site...be very careful, 3F; he'll eat your grape nuts with fava beans and a fine chianti... :suspect:

Grape Nuts with fava beans and a fine chianti? Just when I thought I'd heard it all. Definitely not your run of the mill cereal killer. I'll get to work on a profile immediately! Hey! how'd you know I like Grape Nuts? õ.õ


Thanks for the welcome everybody- cool to see some familiar faces, look forward getting to know everyone else.
Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: Wandered over from WL

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:03 pm

3flushes wrote:Hey! how'd you know I like Grape Nuts? õ.õ
Hmmmm...I suppose I could tell you, but then I'd have to drown you in a bathtub filled with whole milk and deep fried 'nanners...unfortunately, 2% or skim won't work - though it will leave your skin with a lovely glow and, after 24 hours, a wonderful patination that will give you the look of an old penny...or an old 'nanner skin. It's not always easy to tell...
3flushes
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Re: Wandered over from WL

Post by 3flushes » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:49 pm

Mortuus wrote:
3flushes wrote:Hey! how'd you know I like Grape Nuts? õ.õ
Hmmmm...I suppose I could tell you, but then I'd have to drown you in a bathtub filled with whole milk and deep fried 'nanners...unfortunately, 2% or skim won't work - though it will leave your skin with a lovely glow and, after 24 hours, a wonderful patination that will give you the look of an old penny...or an old 'nanner skin. It's not always easy to tell...

:affraid:

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