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Cell Phone Camera Pet Peeve
Self | March 28, 2014 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 03/28/2014 4:15:40 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

You want to know my cell phone pet peeve? It is folks who hold their cell phones vertically to make video recordings. It drives me NUts since it cuts out a lot of range of field and is so easily solvable. I mean can't these folks figure it out for themselves? Over and over and over again we get recordings with thick black bands on the sides all because the people using the cell phone are too clueless to hold them HORIZONTALLY when recording.

End of rant.


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Everytime I see those unnecessary black bands in YouTube videos I want to scream at the operator to hold the cell phone HORIZONTALLY.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 4:15:40 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL they deserve to be hunted like beasts.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 4:19:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/campanis.wav


3 posted on 03/28/2014 4:20:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Just ZOT ‘em! ... :-) ...


4 posted on 03/28/2014 4:21:11 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: PJ-Comix

you would think they would realize the wide part goes sideways like the tv and movies.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 4:21:36 PM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: PJ-Comix

We didn’t have problems like this when I was a kid.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 4:22:18 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: PJ-Comix
What about when I'm watching a movie on TV and it has those stupid black bands above and below the movie?

Should I turn my TV sidewise (horizontal) to get rid of those?

7 posted on 03/28/2014 4:24:07 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I got some home video that would be a lot better with those black bands...


8 posted on 03/28/2014 4:25:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: PJ-Comix

What bugs me is I don’t have a cell phone and there seems to be no coverage here. A few months ago they began constructing a really high tower only a few hundred yards from me. It appears to be finished and they spent a huge amount of effort in building it only to put a tiny antenna on top about the size of a car’s radio antenna.

I have searched dozens of web sites showing locations of cell towers and none list one anywhere near here. I just know someone, somewhere hates me and is making sure there is no cell phones in this area.

Oh, yes those people who use vertical instead of horizontal should be executed on the spot.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 4:26:25 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: PJ-Comix

Agree. I did this myself the first time I captured a video, but saw the results and haven’t done it since. I guess some people don’t learn.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 4:28:36 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: PJ-Comix; Revolting cat!
It's like those old video game kiosks with the sideways televisions.

Although the vertical cameras would be optimal for videoing a pinball game.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 4:28:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: gorush
We didn’t have problems like this when I was a kid.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 4:30:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: gorush

We didn’t have problems like this when I was a kid.


When I was a kid, our phones had rotary dials, and we liked it that way ;)


13 posted on 03/28/2014 4:34:04 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: jttpwalsh

We are living the easiest existence ever enjoyed by the human animal...and listen to us bitch.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 4:35:39 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: PJ-Comix

I have lint in my navel but none on my I-Phone.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: gorush

You betcha ! :)


16 posted on 03/28/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: jttpwalsh

“When I was a kid, our phones had rotary dials, and we liked it that way ;)”


Me too,and I worked for the phone company and we all wanted telephone numbers with low digits because they were a bit quicker to dial.

My grandmother had a candlestick phone and I thought it was the coolest thing.

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17 posted on 03/28/2014 4:38:43 PM PDT by Mears
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL! I hate that as well. Saw this beautiful video of a woman who just heard sounds for the first time in her life and her stupid mom ruined the video by shooting it in portrait. Man I was focusing on the wrong thing there but it just annoyed me.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 4:38:48 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: gorush

This is decidedly a first world problem :-)


19 posted on 03/28/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: bigheadfred

20 posted on 03/28/2014 4:39:48 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: gorush

Neither did I. Yep, the only problem I had with my Brownie camera was waiting a week to get the developed film back.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 4:42:11 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Rebelbase

Nice home video.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 4:43:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Where’s the Hugh manatee


23 posted on 03/28/2014 4:44:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: gorush

We were probably too busy taking the wheels off our roller skates to make scooters.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 4:45:15 PM PDT by spudville
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To: a fool in paradise

That was a great game.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Oh, the Humanatee!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: PJ-Comix

#firstworldproblem


27 posted on 03/28/2014 4:49:06 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Yes, but when you hold your phone horizontally, you miss out on all the stuff happening above and below. What they should do is make cell phones in the shape of a giant square.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 4:52:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Saw this beautiful video of a woman who just heard sounds for the first time in her life and her stupid mom ruined the video by shooting it in portrait. Man I was focusing on the wrong thing there but it just annoyed me.

That is EXACTLY the video that set me off on my rant. Instead of shifting back and forth from the therapist to the woman, BOTH could have been in the same shot simply by holding the cell phone HORIZONTALLY.

29 posted on 03/28/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

I agree, PJ!


30 posted on 03/28/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: jttpwalsh

If the government had not broken up MA BELL we would still be using rotary phones.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: PJ-Comix

My DIL holds her digital camera the same way with the same results, drives me nuts!


32 posted on 03/28/2014 5:03:25 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Greatest video game evah


33 posted on 03/28/2014 5:14:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: gorush
We are living the easiest existence ever enjoyed by the human animal...and listen to us bitch.

Which prompted the story of Noah in the Bible, and Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

God has flooded the Earth at least once if not twice, because of this.

34 posted on 03/28/2014 5:16:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Ten out of ten Homies
don't see the problem.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 5:18:28 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: bigheadfred
I got some home video that would be a lot better with those black bands...

I always like this black band.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Star Traveler
in lieu of a 'kitty' picture...


37 posted on 03/28/2014 5:20:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: morphing libertarian
Here.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Flycatcher
Should I turn my TV sidewise (horizontal) to get rid of those?

No, just lay down on the floor perpendicular to the TV.

39 posted on 03/28/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: shibumi

Thanx. Before I die of old age, I will learn to post pix


40 posted on 03/28/2014 5:24:43 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: UCANSEE2

marilyn mccoo oh yeah baby


41 posted on 03/28/2014 5:26:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Rebelbase

42 posted on 03/28/2014 5:28:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PJ-Comix

One day, we will eventually have the technology to permit cell phone cameras to shoot video in a decent screen format.

; )


43 posted on 03/28/2014 5:30:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: PJ-Comix


44 posted on 03/28/2014 5:34:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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I take pictures so infrequently that, when I do, I try to look through it like a traditional camera. (hangs head in shame).


45 posted on 03/28/2014 5:37:24 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: snowstorm12

funny too, 8 outta 10 would try to lite their cigar / cigarette in the wind while on my sailboat


46 posted on 03/28/2014 5:40:05 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: PJ-Comix

I find it very up setting that when you go to restaurants and they tell you sit any where you want.. Then when you try add all these rules. You can’t sit on the floor and have a picnic. Can’t can’t sit under the table with a table cloth so you can pretend your camping. They call them selves Restaurants and yet you can rest or rant. And the Au gold symbol is symbolic of the cost to eat out. But it is a good thing when a symbol is symbolic. And finally if someone tried to take a picture of me sitting under a table they would probably hold their phone wrong. I must admit Yes, You are right as always.


47 posted on 03/28/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Yes, You are always right /S)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

-— If the government had not broken up MA BELL -—

Reagan led that initiative, didn’t he? The liberals were up in arms, naturally.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: a fool in paradise

what is this game...I loved it as a kid...in fact, it was the only game I did not suck at


49 posted on 03/28/2014 5:42:14 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: advertising guy

Galaga is the name of that game


50 posted on 03/28/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT by csvset
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