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bobbarber: Ilegal immigration can only be solved by social justice. As long as there are pronounced inequalities between the developed nations and the rest of the world, people will find a way to move towards the money.

I lived in South America for a while, and people paid coyotes (human traffickers) $7,000 -15,000 (often not cash, but the family home, etc.) to smuggle them north across the U.S. border. The journey involved extreme hardship, possibilities of abuse, and even death in the desert. Obviously the migrants would have preferred to wait in line at the U.S. embassy, even for months, and buy a plane ticket, if there had even remotely been a possibility of legally emigrating.

Illegal gangs are a symptom of the larger problem, which is social inequality. The richer countries have become an enormous gated community. The idea is to keep as much money as possible inside the gates, and fence everybody else out. Obviously the people outside the gates disagree with that model.

"We currently have a president who wants to give amnesty to over 16 million law breakers were were fortunate enough to be non citizens." Do you disagree? They are already here, do you think we can just pack all 16 million up and send them back? Who will pay for it? Is this humane? Would you rather not have these 16 million be legalized since they already live here and begin paying into the tax system? I know I would. -Norm

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 13:33 UTC

Excuuuzzz me!!! I never considered my x100 dead!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 00:53 UTC as 52nd comment
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straylightrun: Big surprise. Next is Micro Four Thirds and eventually APS-C before FF becomes the standard in a few years.

After paying $1200 for the 2-zoom kit and a year later it's worth about $300, you're damn right I'm p1ssed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 00:13 UTC
On CES 2012: Olympus article (34 comments in total)

A very weak showing. I has hoping for a pro m43 from Olympus. Sad indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 23:28 UTC as 15th comment
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)

I don't know that I agree with the reviewer. Careful comparison of the RAW samples would show that the E-PL3 renders slightly more detail over the E-P3, just take a look at the details in the feathers between the two cameras. This is likely due to one or more of four things - thinner AA filter, less NR on the sensor, inconsistent settings in ACR, or sample variation. The differences are minimal, but, visually noticeable, at least to me.

Image Quality

... Image quality of the E-PL3 is identical to that of the E-P3 and you'll note that our comments in this regard match those of our recent Olympus E-P3 in-depth review.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:02 UTC as 5th comment
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