Hoxton Bridge

Hoxton Bridge

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Editor
Joined on Oct 12, 2016
About me:

Specialist editor for academic journals, serious amateur photographer, Londoner. Interested in technology, though not a technologist. Reads a lot, looks a lot, listens a lot.

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micsmics: With an overall score of 144, the Huawei P50 Pro is the new number one in the DXOMARK Camera ranking )
https://www.dxomark.com/huawei-p50-pro-camera-review-outstanding-in-all-areas/

You really couldn't wait with that trigger finger on the keyboard with absurd accusations of xenophobia. It looks like well-rehearsed arguments I have seen a thousand times and still remain unimpressed by. I couldn't agree more about the failings of the west, but your implicit defence of China and Russia is so muddleheaded it is beyond belief - a particularly good example of when your enemy's, enemy is mistakenly assumed to be a friend. If you want a tit for tat over western and non-western abuses of human rights you have come to the wrong person. Try an over-zealous undergraduate for that type of fun.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 16:08 UTC
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beavertown: It's time for Apple to allow putting Wins OS to it's Mac computers.

@Entropius... wow you are so hardcore!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 09:00 UTC
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sgoldswo: I would not want a return of a proprietary charger. Utterly wasteful, environmentally negative and of dubious benefit. USB-C charging is far superior in the majority of cases

I thought the figure was about 80%! This is the first instance of power cord complaining I have seen. The advantage of windows machines is that they can be bought for very little, but they might have more safety-conscious users. I wonder how many sub $500 machines there are within the 80 (or 95) per cent.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2021 at 11:31 UTC
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sgoldswo: I would not want a return of a proprietary charger. Utterly wasteful, environmentally negative and of dubious benefit. USB-C charging is far superior in the majority of cases

I sympathise, but hundreds of appliances come with leads that will pull them off a table/desk... leaving trailing cables is an unsafe place is not really a manafacturers fault, regardless of how irksome it is!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2021 at 18:54 UTC
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DarkShift: Not...really. Another cheap hocus pocus gimmick for the masses.

Are you not part of the masses...?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 12:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1486 comments in total)
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CTMRIGuy: I can see this appealing to embedded Canon sports shooters who are already in the ecosystem, but the fatal flaw for everyone else here is the price. If you put this head-to-head with an A1, the small additional cost buys you a fairly massive upgrade with the A1, plus a huge lens selection.

The spoiler here may be the Eye Control feature - perhaps will prove useful enough to merit the price tag.

At this point, price is rarely a consideration. As for "fairly massive upgrade", I don't see that at all and I'm not a Canon user...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 13:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1486 comments in total)
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Erwann Loison: Although some pics are really nice and sharp, most (all?) of the soccer action shots look blurry/soft to me despite the high end lenses used so? What happened?

Don't see that at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 13:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1486 comments in total)
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King of Song: For me personally I don't like the 24mp.
Everything else is just status quo.

Since it's just 24mp, then everything else should have exceeded status quo.

What?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 13:46 UTC
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FujifilmXT3: It runs Windows not MacOS so no thank you

@TheTomx Don't be silly... if that ton of stuff was necessary we would all be swimming in the murky depths of a thirty-year-old architecture.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 13:48 UTC
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Matpan: Please, lets stop trying to overplay the M1...

This computer will run circles around it, specially in the 3D department. It has a dedicated quite proficient 3D GPU.

Apple is on it´s first generation M1 processors, and it is technology that still has to proof itself.

It will be surpassed by the M1X and the M2 within about 6-12 months so it probably won't need to... the real fact of the matter is that at a certain price point, most machines are capable of what we want from them, it just becomes a matter of what we want on our desks (or laps).

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 12:41 UTC
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User1234567890: I knew it was gonna be cheaper than Macbook.

Good luck with that. I'm not sure I really care one way or the other about the fortunes of AMD. I'm glad, however, that it makes you so happy.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 14:06 UTC
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User1234567890: I knew it was gonna be cheaper than Macbook.

Why is every new Windows based machine a trigger for some largely irrelevant Apple comment? I find it a curious mixture of resentment and misplaced anger...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 11:24 UTC
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Ian Stuart Forsyth: Save your money a Fisher Price Pocket camera cube flash used runs for $20
And a Fisher Price changeable Disk camera runs for around $14
Both come with built in flash that spin, and both standup to being dropped

Within the limitations of lego pieces, yes...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2021 at 21:40 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: It does not look like LEGO. It does not look like a Leica. I do not know what the meaning with this is.

You obviously haven't played with a modern lego set, and yes I think it does resemble the model it seeks to look like. So I have to disagree.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2021 at 21:37 UTC
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cxsparc: Who uses a watch anymore? A thingy dangling on your wrist, needing attention to regularily dangle to charge internally?
And then 600 USD. Well, in a world where the superrich contaminate space with their attempts for personal narcistic glory, no surprise.

Oh dear...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 07:12 UTC
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micsmics: With an overall score of 144, the Huawei P50 Pro is the new number one in the DXOMARK Camera ranking )
https://www.dxomark.com/huawei-p50-pro-camera-review-outstanding-in-all-areas/

That's all very interesting but absolutely irrelevant to what I said. For the record, I'm not suggesting the US is a paradise of freedom and human rights, I'm simply suggesting that implying China is, is patently absurd.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 13:21 UTC
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Nilangsu: How much for the lens cap?

Oh dear... why don't you take a screen grab as a permanent reminder of your atrocious comprehension? I very much doubt you would recognise a university lecture if it sat next to you. Now go and play with your toys, you silly little boy.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 07:40 UTC
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Nilangsu: How much for the lens cap?

@garyster The primary topic was price, the sensor size was an addition to the discussion. May I suggest you remove your head from your backside, then at least the drivel you write would be somewhat less clouded. Hope that clears things up for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 20:27 UTC
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Nilangsu: How much for the lens cap?

Curious use of the language where similar means the same. Perhaps we ought to get you a dictionary!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 09:48 UTC
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micsmics: With an overall score of 144, the Huawei P50 Pro is the new number one in the DXOMARK Camera ranking )
https://www.dxomark.com/huawei-p50-pro-camera-review-outstanding-in-all-areas/

Well, it's unlikely that the Chinese are going to sweep into the US mainland and snap up a random phone user - they don't however, have much compunction about sweeping up their own citizens from accessing the 'wrong' data, and places heavy limits on what parts of the Internet they can actually use in the first place. An intriguing set of double standards at work there.

Just out of interest, which Americans have been detained going about their lawful business with their cellphone by the FBI, NSA or others...?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 09:46 UTC
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