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Thread Topic: OAS portrait cards
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Post Date March 4, 2017 @ 4:06 AM
 

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OAS photography is perfectly suited for this usage, which used to accompany Playmates for promotional appearances. I was fortunate to have met a Playmate about a decade ago and have her autograph such a picture. Until a couple of years ago I ran a site that archived hundreds of autographed Playmate card scans. But with Playmates effectively a thing of the past, and such portraits no longer created, for some time I've wondered about creating these items for various OAS girls. And who better to start off with than the perfect Abigail?


Designed in CorelDraw 11 and exported to PDF. The original size is letter format 8.5" x 11". OAS photographers prefer bright and clear images so the results are what I was envisioning. Note that every second post here in the Forum is against a white background, so those won't show their borders.




 



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 ^  :D...  These are lovely, and Abigail, Frankie, and GJ are some very nice "playmates."  I also love how each card has the year from which each model shot that particular set or pic.



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@Hanotaux - Yes, you noticed that the year represents when the image's set was shot. The contact at right is the OAS site of the  image's set, according to samples found in the public forum. I only keep  selected babes from my Art Lingerie subscriptions.


Towards the bottom of this page is a now failed link to my old Playmate portrait site. It was called The Playmate Portrait Archive.  At its peak, it contained over 450 portrait scans including those sent  to me by collectors for restoration in CorelDraw. Some Playmate weren't  issued portraits during their month, so I created a few for them and  posted them on the defunct Playboy Cyber Club forum. Some of those ended  up on eBay by unscrupulous sellers.


Here is mine, made when this Playmate was new. She and her Playmate photographer boyfriend were pleased with it.


Here is the official one issued months later. Why some Playmates weren't  furnished with cards in time for their promotional appearances was always a mystery.


There are so many gorgeous OAS girls who deserve such recognition that I had to start making these. Luckily, OAS photography is so well suited that I can use shots from just about any set. In contrast, Playmate portraits were at their best when shot specifically in a studio. Later ones were cropped from pictorials and were poor quality. Now they have no use for such items at all.



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 Lovely portraits !!...  With me, I follow some of the models so closely that i can just look at them and not only tell who they are, but instantly what specific shoot their pic came from and in what year it was shot...  What some call obsession, I prefer to call passion !!

 And I really especially love Abigail, Frankie, and Harley in the pics above.  Frankie is such a cute girl.  When it comes to Frankie, I also did not realize right away just how hot and pretty she was until she had her first few shoots, but it "clicked" with me for her earlier this year.

 

 It was this cute set where Frankie had me completely won over.  She is easily one of the top-few hottest girls I have ever seen !!

Click to view this FastTracked setClick to view this FastTracked set



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@Hanotaux - Oh, Frankie is a cutie and she's been a near fave of mine for some time. I seem to recall she has considerable tatts on her legs which therefor precludes her from being an Art Lingerie girl. Her card above is from a shot in which she's hiking up her sweater, so that's why it's been cropped where it it. But her pretty face (w/pig tails, which is always a winner) shines through just fine. I also recall @Rick or @Crash or someone noting she's petitie. That further enhances her cute factor.



Addiitonal cards of the above girls are possible, depending on what I find, what's posted here, and what I dig up in my own specific collection. With plenty of solid updates found here in the Forum, I'd like to sign up for AL as soon as I get a BD writer with M-disc support installed.


 



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 Frankie B is not really that petite... She's 5'5'' but also femininely muscular as she goes to the gym almost every day !!  I think she is so fit and stunning.  In the most recent multigirl shoot though, I think she looked a bit shorter than she actually is, as she was surrounded by a few other girls like Alice Brookes and Rosa that tower over her by a few inches.  She was the shortest girl in the multigirl from last year.

Click here to view this setClick here to view this set

 

 I definitely love Frankie to bits though !!... I really hope she will be one of the main top regulars for OAS for many years to come, and I am very very optimistic that she is going to be one of the very-frequently booked models for quite some time, as OAS seems really high on her, and she is very popular.  She is also definitely one of the prettiest girls I have ever seen.



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Thanks for the Frankie info, and it'd be nice to see her do more esp. at Art Lingerie!



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Just a notice to any guys who'd like a full size version of any portrait posted here, I can provide them in PDF or JPEG.



And requests are welcome, subject to my finding a good shot.



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@ Hanotaux : Was Frankie the shortest girl in the 6-shoot ?  Me thinks Chastity !


@ BB : Still going from the BD writer with M-disc support  ?? External HDD's are easier and cheap these days.



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@R2 - I've reseearched this for years and recently folks interested in preserving data are discussing the best options. Fact is, it's optical. Archiving data isn't the same as merely backing up data. For the latter, HDs, SSDs, external or internal, are great. Of course, flash is a non-starter either way. But for archiving data, all of those aren't good enough. Esp. when used infrequently, HDs and SSDs begin to experience data fade within months. After a year or two, corruption sets in as the faded data exceeds the hardware's error correction capability. Even among optical media, only recordable BD and M-disc stand the test of time because they use a metallic or crystal data layer vs recordable CD and DVD which use organic dye easily damaged by heat, light, and humidity. M-disc goes further by eliminating the need for a reflective layer. Therefore, BD is expected to retain data for at least 50 years, perhaps as long as 150 years. M-discs are expected to preserve data for 1,000 years, mostly because the acrylic layer will deteriorate by then even though the data layer should last indefinitely. The US military and the national archives of France tested M-discs to determine this data survival rate. Other sources have conducted tests in which M-discs were frozen in ice, boiled in water, and left exposed in the Arizona desert for months w/o any data corruption. You can find much documentation about it all over.


Most newer BD drives support M-disc and both BD-R and M-disc are priced reasonably. That's the way to go for ensuring data lasts.


 



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@BB : Wow , bud ... you're gonna live another 1000 years ... or 50 ?    HDD's fade ?    I leave my backup HDD's in the "mother" country for more than 2 years ( unused) and no data loss. ( I leave my HDD's sometimes more than 3 to 4 months unused in tropical heat) . But yes SSD's fade unused except for the better SLC's . Isn't OAS or AL in your case the ultimate back up ? If you loose it >> membership + redownload . For you not a problem because of your limited "taste" .



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^ Believe it or not, but I have far more than AL to archive. I've been freelancing for nearly 25 yrs. and have documents and other data (games, older programs) which must remain stable. You don't always immediately "see" data fade. So it's not a matter of my needing said data in 1000 yrs., but having my data viable for up to that long nearly guarantees that when I in fact need it, it'll be whole.



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Interesting discussion....

I don't really trust in SSDs, at work many died after only 3 years of use (in servers).

HDD's well, mine (im summary 4 Seagate-Samsung, internal and external), still working fine although being 3-6 years old).

Re backup, I'm a bit old fashioned and using besides HDDs Verbatim DVD-R (but only 'professional grade', which is not really easy to get though), other providers seemed to fade away (no TDK/JVC, Kodak, Ricoh, Sony(pro), Fuji media anymore, and Taiyo Yuden has become a 'semiconductor-spare-part-provider-blah-blah' company).

M-Disk sounds interesting, but will BD drives (in general) survive this short-living market ? Nowadays it seems to be much easier to find a DVD recorder for PC than a BD one.

And which (M-Disk) drives are recommendable ? LG has been better in it's early days....today much crap there though......

At least Lite-on and Samsung support the Nero 'DVD-speed' which I'm using to check DVD's integrity from time to time (and my backups are still readable, even after a few years stored at a dark place:D).

 



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 Frankie is 5'5'', while Chastity is 5'6'' !!... Chastity does look a bit shorter in that one pic, but I think this is because Frankie is relatively closer to the camera.

 Some bad news about Frankie though earlier today on the forums... She may not make her April shoot, and OAS seems quite pessimistic on her status atm....:-(  i just REALLY really hope that cute Frankie stays a regular, as I just think she is hands-down one of the most attractive girls ever to come along.



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^^ Honestly, I only upgraded to a SSD because my 2007 vintage WD 750 GB HD might've been having issue. When HDs reach 5 yrs. of daily usage, it's not a matter of if they go down but when they go down. But I'd trust a HD with retaining data for longer than a SSD because magnetic storage, while vulnerable, lasts longer than flash. A research paper offered at a conference a few years ago stated that SSDs use a type of storage tech that wasn't designed for long term but for short periods such as when using a jumpdrive for transferring data from one PC to another. As for BD, I expect it'll eventually displace recordable DVD, as recordable CD is largely gone. M-disc is becoming popular among niche users, such as graphics designers and photographers, for archiving media files. Most BD drives support M-disc but stick with LG or Panasonic if given a choice. Note that recordable BD must be of the original High To Low (HTL) variety rather than the newer, cheaper, and organic dye based Low To High (LTH) that's no better than DVD. Generally speaking, if a pack of disks doesn't indicate LTH then it's safe to assume it's the proper HTL variety good for 50+ years. Verbatim and Panasonic are the best. Unfortunately Taiyo Yuden seems to have lost interest in optical media.



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I'd be surprised if Frankie just decided to drop out of OAS. Although she won't appear in Art Lingerie, it's nice for me to at least see her now 'n' then here in the Forum.



 



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 I can't really talk about it in too much detail on here, but suffice to say it all seems to be a bit up in the air now with Frankie.  I definitely really hope she stays "regular" though.  She is such a prolific and professional model and has been for quite awhile now, so at the very least I really can't just see her "disappearing" the way some other more fringe-types of girls have in the past.  

 I guess we will see !!



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Thanks BigBob,:D

so my next drive will be an MDisc enabled one......

But I never saw Panasonic drives and media in retail market though.........:-O

Perhaps  I will give LG a chance......Must have a look at my local dealer.

I still use CD-R though, in my HiFi System;-). I hate this modern crap called streaming........monthly paying a rent to be allowed to listen to music and If I quit, all my music is gone...........:~

 



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I take the opposite approach in that I accept that the storage medium will die at some point (or be replaced), which in the case of MDisc, the format might outlive the devices that can retrieve the data, considering also lasers have a limited lifespan as well.🙂

Given that acceptance I have the following setup:

UnRaid NAS running on my old desktop PC, but with new drives in it - 2 Toshiba 3TB Drives, and a 3Tb Seagate drive as a parity drive.  Also there is a 3Tb Buffalo external drive hooked up to it.

On that it runs Nextcloud (basically self hosted dropbox or google drive etc), All my family's Laptops, and phones can sync their data to it (including my Dad who lives in another country) - or I can drop files on the NAS if I wanted to - but auto syncing means I can set-and-forget.

It also runs crashplan for backups, this backs up to the external drive, and to their cloud service.  Offering unlimited old revisions of files as well, so even if ransomware tries taking over, I can restore the originals no problem.  Again this is set-and-forget, I get a weekly email stating when the last file was backed up to the local and remote storage.

This means there is at least 3 copies of important files on various media, and it does not matter if it gets deleted or overwritten a thousand times, I can still get it back.

If a HDD gets "bitrot" this won't matter as the backups/syncs will not be affected.

If a HDD dies, then I can replace the drive, and it will be rebuilt from the parity info.

If 2 HDDs die at the same time (unlikely in the set up), I lose the data on that drive, but again, it's backed up (if I deem it important enough).  I can also plan for this scenario by adding in another 3Tb drive to have a Dual Parity set up, so the loss of 2 drives is the same as the loss of a single drive.

If Crashplan falls off the internet, I can choose another backup provider, and the local backup still works in the mean time.

If lime technology (the people who make UnRaid) stop/go out of business, I can still use a standard linux distro to access the data, and potentially switch to an equivalent setup - e.g. snapraid.

Consideing the cost of M Disc (~£25 for 100Gb in 4x25Gb Verbatim - if you can find them!! ), 100Gb of space in the above setup works out at around £3 ( in 1 HDD ), £3 ( in parity space - technically parity is shared across drives but using 1:1 anyway ), £3 ( on the external HDD ), and can't really quantify the crashplan cost as it's unlimited anyway.

So in short far less than half the (equivalent) cost to store the same amount of data.  And it can easily adapt as technology changes over time, or replace any "weak links" in the chain.🙂

 



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@Ben - This discussion is worthwhile but can all these tech posts please be moved into a new topic? They're distracting from this topic's intended subject.



 



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@BB, we don't have the functionality in the forum to split off the topic.. But feel free to create a new thread to continue the discussion if you like 😎



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@Ben - Thanks for looking.



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