bpdougd

bpdougd

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  • The only thing I would add is that you need to fix the file/application associations. One of the really rude things about Windows 8 was the way it threw you into the "Modern" interface without ...
  • Possibly. But I've owned a number of Dell desktops, many with "user upgrades" and never had a warranty issue turned away by them. I will admit that it has been over 4 years since I owned a Dell ...
  • There is nothing preventing you from getting an $80 128GB Crucial SSD for the boot drive and repurposing the 1TB spinner for data. At seven hundred bucks the system is a good deal. Add the extra ...
  • An even better deal (from their Thanksgiving Savings flyer) is essentially the same system (i7-4790, Geforce 475 4GB, 16GB RAM, 1TB HD, etc except with Windows 8.1) for $300 off which makes the ...
  • Actually, there is one at $999. The $1099 version includes Microsoft Office (Home and Student) for the extra hundred bucks. Nice thing about buying from Costco is the 90 day return policy and the ...
  • And the hassle of getting a Hackintosh to work. More work than I want to do.
  • If you are a member, Costco has a Dell XPS 8700, i7 4970, 32GB of RAM, etc, for just over $1k. Graphics card is a Geforce GT 720. Would make a good photo editing platform. Only real problem with ...
  • Jim hit the nail squarely on the head. Way too many variables and moving parts. KISS is a very good rule. Get an i7-based system (4790 is the current sweet spot for price performance) with 16GB of ...
  • Replied in MacPro vs PC
    Just trying to keep it real, Brian.... Glad I could be helpful.
  • Replied in MacPro vs PC
    I tend to shy away from theological discussions such as Mac vs PC. Internet fora such as DPR are documentary evidence for Stephen Covey’s observation that, “Most people do not listen with the ...
  • Replied in The ball
    We all get carried away occasionally, especially when faced with the tsunami of complaints that comprise the bulk of any open internet forum. Thanks for the all-too-rare admission of crankiness. ...
  • When we get to a certain age, Bill, waiting is a large part of what we do ;=)) We just moved back to Colorado after spending two years in Texas so it will be next year before I can afford to start ...
  • Replied in The ball
    You spoiled a very valid point about Canon sensor quality with a slap at folks who have different photographic interests and needs. "... just to rotary cannon some bifs or little Debbie's soccer ...
  • Thanks. Interesting video but not especially helpful. First, they were shooting with a clear field of view and one relatively slow moving rider at a time. One big issue with CAF on the Olympus is ...
  • I went through a similar process about two years ago. I sold my beloved D700 and the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 that might as well have been welded to the mount. I purchased an Olympus OM-D EM5. The camera ...
  • I owned the non-OS version and it would not work with the Nikon teles. I also had an earlier version of the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 and it too required a Sigma tele. To the best of my knowledge all ...
  • Thanks! A quick google search reveals that there is a similar event here in the US. I have a 3 and a half year old grandson who is smitten by Thomas and Friends.
  • OT but where were those Thomas The Train shots taken?
  • Replied in MacFrustrated
    Can I get a big amen from the congregation? Spot on advice. Trying to make a Mac into a Windows PC or vice-versa is a recipe for frustration.
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    If the pictures are organized in a rational file/folder structure, all you need is Finder. Go to one of the folders with jpeg images in it, select them with cmd-A (or Select all from the Edit ...
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