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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (581 comments in total)
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Alfonso Bresciani: Finally! Black background sites are so 80s! There is a reason why 99% of 'em are white.

@Timbo101 Well, you tell me, because I don't follow them ;)

Seriously, guys, all I'm saying is that praising the new look just because all the other sites look the same is simply wrong. It's obviously a subjective choice, and there is no need to dismiss all users that like the black background just because some random guy belives it's '80-ish.

@dtibi, Actually, other sites do hurt my eyes, especially when browsing at night on my tablet. And that's at the lowest brightness setting, oh, you wise one!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (581 comments in total)
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florianpainke2: This is the peeps that grew up reading books vs. those who spent their time in front of a computer running DOS ... ;)
But seriously, thanks for giving us a choice. This way everybody will be happy. (Okay, not everybody, some people will always find something to complain about ...)

Personally I like the new light theme very much. Much easier on the eyes. Can't wait to have it on the forums! :)

You know, I grew up reading a lot of books and still spent a lot of time using DOS. ;) And I prefer the black background when reading. You cannot compare the reflected white of paper (which is nice) with the bright light emitted by LCD displays (bad for your eyes, longterm).

Only e-book reader manufacturers got this, and this is why they even found ways to use frontal lighting for their devices. On a kindle you can read for hours. On an LCD/OLED your eyes will fatigue much faster, especially if the background is white.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (581 comments in total)
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Alfonso Bresciani: Finally! Black background sites are so 80s! There is a reason why 99% of 'em are white.

Sure, staring at a bright LED flashlight and trying to read text on it is a great achievement of modern ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (581 comments in total)
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Cameracist: As long as you keep both interfaces I applaud you:-)

As long as they keep both interfaces I'll never use the white one.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (581 comments in total)

With the black background, dpreview has personaliity, and is easier to read. With the white background, it looks like yet another site out there... Meh.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 272nd comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (581 comments in total)
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Alfonso Bresciani: Finally! Black background sites are so 80s! There is a reason why 99% of 'em are white.

Yes, the reason is people are like sheep and happily migrate to whatever concept is deemed trendy by the flock leaders.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: The notion that you need a degree is becoming less important, and most of the successful business owners I know, the last thing they consider is a college degree. Successful leaders know that it's not a degree, but the real world experience and results that matter.

Keep your degrees. I'll hire someone who's actually done something to show.

Tony, I am not saying that a person without formal education in software will not be able to code. It's just that a good university-level program will teach you a lot more than just writing a program that works. In fact, "coding" is not a purpose in itself, it is only a means to an end. Moreover, there are many ways of writing a program, and simply producing a program that works is not enough to quarantee a quality product.

Building software projects requires high-level skills, many of them based on math, and the most important part is not the coding per se, but the design, the architecture, the algorithms, the choice of technology, methodologies, and so on. The difference between a university-level software professional and a coder is the same as the difference between an architect and a construction worker. Both are needed, but they have different skillsets.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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DGYu: My initial thought is "Yeah, Mobile APP!", but looks like DPR is getting a new face and some features.

Because that 'feeling' is really good, and it woukd be stupid to change it just because you are bored.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:07 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: The notion that you need a degree is becoming less important, and most of the successful business owners I know, the last thing they consider is a college degree. Successful leaders know that it's not a degree, but the real world experience and results that matter.

Keep your degrees. I'll hire someone who's actually done something to show.

Keep deluding yourself, Tony. While those with real degrees continue to develop successful careers because, you know, good education does enhance yourself greatly.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (109 comments in total)
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jantar: Can somebody explain to me what was the purpose of this silly exercise except ruining a camera by loosing track of some screws and a spring? Not to mention the entry of dust and possible maladjustment... OK, DPR can buy another one, but others? Quite expensive Lego game...As a photographer I am interested what comes out not what is in. And the most interesting is that all the comments go about details of this exercise and not about its silliness. Really weird.

So, because it doesn't fit your particular interests it's weird and pointless. Your person is all that matters, and this site was built for you exclusively. The fact that others are interested in such stuff is irellevant for you, they are in fact irellevant themselves. And silly. Wow. This comes straight from the dark ages.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 11:17 UTC
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (109 comments in total)
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haylebob: which user disassembles his camera using this pictures?

@Michael Engelen: I'm still asking my friends what is Facebook good for, and their answer is good for your question, too. They like it. To each their own. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 11:00 UTC
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Franka T.L.: nothing confusing here, you state a protocol, the media and device need to support that to work full function, isn't that apparent and straight forward. Want a mess, take a look at DIY PC building and what they have

@Greynerd I'm really sorry, but you read my comment completely wrong. I didn't refer to seniors as being uneducated, on the contrary, my comment was a tongue-in-cheek reaction to the assumptions of the OP that everybody is stupid and can't cope with new technology. In his/her "very funny" comment, the "Granny" represents the masses as he/she sees them, incapable of handling simple concepts, and afraid of change. If anyone projected these prejudices to older people, it was the OP, not me. I have a genuine appreciation for experienced people, as they always have something valuable to teach us. I also hate those posters who are immature enough to throw condescending judgements at everyone, and the original comment seemed like it came from excessive arrogance and too little experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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Franka T.L.: nothing confusing here, you state a protocol, the media and device need to support that to work full function, isn't that apparent and straight forward. Want a mess, take a look at DIY PC building and what they have

Yes, so let's just keep "Granny" uneducated, as we are deeply afraid of keeping in touch with the real world...

Grow up, technology evolves, and you have to be aware of the changes if you want to benefit of the nice features it provides.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
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Marek Rucinski: Apple figured out the solution to such "problems" long ago...

Yeah, Apple "solves" any problem by severely limiting your choice. If you need a feature just slightly different from those deemed important by the wise Apple gurus, you are out of luck. Wonderful way or benefitting the technological advances!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 09:42 UTC

It's not that confusing. The card will probably have for instance both the U1 and V3 markings. If your camera knows the "V technology", you get 30 MBps. If not, you only get the standard U1 10 MBps.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 01:09 UTC as 23rd comment
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ybizzle: Remember the good ol' days when you didn't have to worry about this crap and just buy any old 64MB SD card for your 2mp Kodak digicam? I miss 2002...

Remember the good ol' days when you didn't have to worry about this crap and just buy film?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 01:00 UTC
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78finn: So many negative and nasty comments on here...wow! It's embarrassing how many people on this forum seem bitter.

@photominion: See, that's my point too: fear that stems from real experiences with (some) immigrants. I'm not saying they are all justified, but can't jump to the other extreme and blindly believe the media-propagated myth that all immigrants are really from warzones and have a tremendous will to integrate in the European culture. Events in Koln and other places should at least raise some questions about the official line. Something did happen to those women during the New Year's night, so you can't really ignore the concerns those facts generated.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:03 UTC
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78finn: So many negative and nasty comments on here...wow! It's embarrassing how many people on this forum seem bitter.

@photominion: You mistake self preservation for racism. Granted, there are some comments here that may be extreme but most posters that do not follow the official line are actually afraid of what they see as violent, hateful non-refugee immigrants.

To put things into perspective, I am from Eastern Europe, and by reading articles in the UK media I have got my fair share of discrimination, racism, and hate from UK posters. Nevertheless, I would never deny them their comments, as they really express genuine concerns, and only a honest dialogue can make them go away.

Of course, you won't understand this if you are brainwashed enough to put your peace of mind before the truth that comes from real freedom of speech.

Bye,
Dan

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
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78finn: So many negative and nasty comments on here...wow! It's embarrassing how many people on this forum seem bitter.

Switching from just moderating, once in a while, some sentences that employ bad language to denying comments in general is a huge leap. And it is censorship, I don't care how you call it, and I don't care it comes from deep and sophisticated so-called "studies" that wisely try to "avoid that behavior".

Considering people guilty before they have even had the opportunity to speak is not a scientific challenge, it's "research" that simply tries to prevent basic freedoms, and develop a justification for it. Tyrants always make their own moral values, then hire a lot of "experts" to provide credibility while finding methods to prevent people ignoring those values. Or punish those who do. There's nothing new here.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
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78finn: So many negative and nasty comments on here...wow! It's embarrassing how many people on this forum seem bitter.

One more thing: I don't see this thread as vulgar or harmful in any way. It's a debate, and the most "offensive" phrases were those that expressed the posters' doubt regarding the nature of the migration in discussion. That's not fascist, it's not a sin, and you shouldn't consider it harmful just because it describes a different opinion than yours. Of course, bad language is to be avoided, edited, which probably did happen, but that's the only acceptable type of censorship.

As concerns commenting on articles, I believe it's a valuable tool, it is one of the most beautiful ways of applying freedom of speech. An honest author actually seeks the opinion of her readers, values their feedback, and encourages debate. This is both because she/he respects them, and because she/he is really interested in finding the truth about the topic.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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