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Say NO to Canon Products.

CANON S110 Cracked LCD, Canon refuses to replace camera !

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This is a post I'm publishing on all blogs, social networks, camera forums worldwide and anyone that will listen and to all my friends who are photographers.

After reading articles about the best pocket camera, from Ken Rockwell, Ron Martinsen and others. I purchased a Canon S110 on a Saturday morning at PCH, rue du Midi, 154 Bruxelles. By Monday the LCD looked funny, upon closer inspection I found a crack right along the LCD on the inside of the LCD, the outside was not cracked. I took the S110 directly directly back to the shop that sold it to me ( who sent the camera back to Canon Belgium. The staff at the shop said it would be replaced as it was brand new and showed no sign of misuse and so the problem must be a manufacture issue.

After two weeks Canon replied, refusing to replace the S110 stating that it must have been dropped. The camera was with me at all times as I purchased it to avoid taking my dSLRs with me all the time. It was never out of my sight, it had not been dropped or mistreated. But, Canon refused to replace the camera. They are asking €175 to replace it or I fork out €57 to get the broken camera back

Ken Rockwell says I should never buy retail and that you should buy online that way you can always send faulty equpment and getting a replacement. He also says the dealer should have given me a new camera in return without discussion.

I will NEVER again buy Canon, I wanted you and your readers to know about Canon. This is not the first I've read something like this from Canon but always thought it would never happen to me.

Two questions. Is Ken right about NOT buying retail ? and 2 could the shop I purchaged the camera from have given me a new camera and taken back the broken one ?

Thanks in advance and thanks for spreading the word.

Nestor I think Alex did all he could, I'm bitter about 3 things, 1) that the camera broke 2) that PCH did not replace it and 3) that Canon are refusing to replace it. The best I can do is to let the world know!

Thanks in advance and thanks for spreading the word.
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Does your flight have Wifi?



We need to be connected all the time... even if that time happens to be at 30,000 feet. We're tired of being disappointed the plane we booked tickets for isn't wireless internet equipped and we hope you are too. With your help, we hope to put an end to that feeling by showing which flights are wireless-internet capable -- before buying your next ticket. We do this by asking flyers like you to Tell Us whether or not your last flight was internet capable.

I've not tried it but is sounds like the ticket ;-) 


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Joyeuses fêtes, prettige feestdagen, Happy Holidays!

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar.
Geseënde Kersfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar.
Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo.
Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo.
Vesela Koleda i chestita nova godina.
Vesele Vanoce.
Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou.
Glædelig Jul og godt nytår.
Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo.
Felican Kristnaskon kaj Bonan Novjaron.
Haeid joulupuehi ja head uut aastat.
Maligayang Pasko.
Hauskaa Joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta.
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Lose 40 kilos in 5 months - PROTAL Pierre Dukan

Protal Pierre Dukan Those of you who know me and or are my friends on Facebook know that Joelle and I have been following the Protal diet since June 17.

Between the two of us, Joelle and I have lost 60.7 kilos on the diet!

I've not spoken about this before on this site but as I've spent a lot of my time trying to lose weight over the last 30 years I thought I'd just post a bit of information and say that it is possible to lose weight on a diet and feel positive that you can keep off the weight.

Some photos, graphs and more details of my progress in numbers and pictures

I'm not at the stage where I can say I can keep it off because it has only been 5 and a half months  since I started the diet and so I'm still at the Weight LOSS stage but over the next year or so I'll update this site with information on the progress and I will answer any questions if people have them.

First of all I'm not going to repeat what the Protal Diet is here. Many people have done that and a simple Google search will give you all the information you need to get started.

I think that if you are going to follow the diet seriously that you should buy the book however the web has enough resources to get you going if you just want to try it out. The most difficult part is starting and staying at it for a week, once you see the weight fall off it should keep you motivated to keep going. There is a lot of support on the web, especially if you also understand French!

Quick overview

Some resources, this is a non official site in English and this site explains it very much like the book does

How much do you have to lose, how long will it take you ? This is very easy, simply go to Pierre Dukan's site:  this is in French so if you don't understand here goes:

  • Votre Prénom - Your first name, fill in a name
  • Vous êtes Une Femme, a women un homme a man
  • Quel est votre poids actuel?- What is your current weight?
  • Quel poids souhaitez vous Peser?-What would you like to weigh?
  • Avez-vous dejà suivi des regimes pour maigrir?-Have you dieted before ? Aucun non, 1 to 3 or plus?
  • Fill in an email address and click Go

Voila, on the next screen you will have some figures and text, Google translate is great  but point 1 will tell you what weight he thinks you should be and point 2 will tell you more or less when you get there point 3 is to pay him for a program etc if  you're interested.

That's how to get started, but how did we do it, well exactly by NOT eating what he says you can't eat and that is fats and sugar. I also started biking every day, I commute to work most days and so I spend 4 to 6 hours on the bike or at the gym every week. Joelle didn't follow any exercise plan at all.

A lot of people have lost a lot of weight on the Protal and other diets and a lot of those people put the weight right back on. The reason for this is that these people did not follow the stabilisation phase! This is most important and that is what I'll tell you about. I will start on the stabilisation phase the weekend of December 5, Saint-Nicolas weekend ;-)

In the meantime you can read how Doug is doing on Doug on Diet you can follow his weight loss stories, read his recipes.

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Airport Acronyms

Aiport Acronyms
Quite maison en taxi: samedi 20:00
Quite Bundaberg en avion: samedi 21:45 YBUD QF2319 QFA
Arrive Brisbane samedi 22:40 YBBN QF97
Quite Brisbane dimanche 02:00
Arrive Hong Kong dimanche 10:45
Quite Hong Kong dimanche 16:40 VHHH LH731 DLH HKG
Arrive Munich lundi 05:20
Quite Munich lundi 07:00 EDDM LH4600
Arrive Bruxelles lundi 08:25 EBBR

ADEP Aerodrome of departure
ADES Aerodrome of Destination

AFTN Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network

ARCID Aircraft Identification

ATOT Actual Take-Off Time

CTOT Calculated Take-Off Time

EET Estimated Elapsed Time

EOBDT Estimated Off Block Date and Time

ETE Estimated Time of Entry

ETOT Estimated Time of Take-Off

IFPL IFPS Internal Flight Plan

IOBT Initial estimated Off Block Time
REA Ready Message
RFI Ready For Improvement Message
RFL Requested Flight Level

RVR Runway Visual Range

STA Scheduled Time of Arrival

TIS Time to Insert the Sequence

TOT Take Off Time

TRS Task Requirement Sheet