Tom_N

Tom_N

Lives in United States Northeast, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Aug 31, 2005

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  • It may be able to run Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5).  It won't be able to run Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).  Snow Leopard requires a Mac with an Intel CPU, although it includes support (Rosetta) for ...
  • Apple did not start using the "Pro" name until the switch from PowerPC processors to Intel processors.  A G4 tower is simply a Power Macintosh G4. It is not surprising that you cannot find a ...
  • Replied in driven away
    The OP shouldn't need new software, but before sending the computer off to Apple for a battery replacement, it would be good for the OP to do at least one clone-style backup to an external HD.
  • I believe the ISO sensitivity standard(s) include both arithmetic and logarithmic scales.  If I am not mistaken, the arithmetic scale is just ASA (with a different name), while the logarithmic ...
  • He is saying that the open, moving slit is much narrower than the sensor. Any particular part of the sensor might only have the slit open above it for 1/4000th or 1/8000th of a second (your ...
  • The 2012 models had user-upgradable RAM and Firewire 800 ports, and some came with quad-core CPUs. The 2014 models have soldered-in RAM and no Firewire ports, and they are all dual-core.  However, ...
  • What are you talking about?  None of Apple's laptops or iOS devices - with the exception of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro - has any form of internal hard drive.  They all use SSD / flash, and ...
  • Replied in Update
    Maybe there's some strange handling of "1:1 mode", but in general, I believe that a rMBP running in a "More Space" mode The system draws onto a virtual canvas (2x the number of simulated pixels in ...
  • All 27" Retina iMac screens are 5K screens.  However, I believe the 2013 iMacs do not have Retina screens.
  • Very likely.  Camera manufacturers advertise 85mm and 135mm lenses as "portrait" lenses – for full-frame cameras, so with a 50mm lens giving a 75-80mm-equivalent field of view on an APS-C camera, ...
  • What you describe (an "architectural camera", where the tilt/shift is in the sensor assembly rather than in the lenses) is a camera that would only appeal to a very few specialty photographers.  ...
  • That strongly suggests that you already downloaded Yosemite once.  If you had not done so, you would not have been given the option to download it again.
  • Unless you have downloaded copies of the Mavericks or Yosemite installers, I believe that your only upgrade choices are Mountain Lion (paid download) or El Capitan.  Mavericks and Yosemite are ...
  • If you're sure that Adobe is not going to honor the deal, why are you even considering it, or asking us whether you should consider it? If you go with this offer from Amazon, you're not going to be ...
  • According to the Amazon Web page, the $7.99 a month is an introductory price for new customers only.  The questions and answers confirm that it is not good past 12 months; after that you will be ...
  • Right.  Once you go above flash sync speed, the shutter curtains are never completely open, and a flash pulse will never be able to expose the entire sensor. Thus the camera fires the flash many, ...
  • The limits of HSS are, of course, dependent on the camera body. If the camera body is capable of a shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second (when not using flash), andd has a flash sync speed of ...
  • It's easy to reduce the size of a mirrorless camera when you get to reduce the size of the sensor (which also reduces the total light gathering ability and the required sizes of the lenses). Then ...
  • Replied in The sad truth
    I don't know about holidays, but Chik-Fil-A closes every Sunday, specifically because Sunday is the Christian "Sabbath".  Despite that, the Chik-Fil-As that I've seen have not lacked for customers.
  • I suppose you could add a second LCD/EVF and drive a film mechanism off it, rather than off the optical path.  But given the loss of quality that would entail, what would be the point?
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