Daniel L

Lives in United States Dallas,,USA, TX, United States
Works as a Web Developer
Has a website at http://www.danielslim.com
Joined on Mar 21, 2002

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EwanMC: People get a grip, this is breakthrough in super capacitor tech is from the University of Central Florida in the US of A, not some Borat University of Kazakhstan ... this might be why DPreview takes it seriously ... seriously people. 🤦

EwanMC
The only great thing ever came out of Trump presidency would be your naked porn star First Lady. Now you tell all the ladies in trouble. It's ok to work the pole and collect dollar for a living,. They too, can be FLOTUS, just marry some silly ole man with really small hands.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
On article DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones (63 comments in total)

FYI DPR

On the PR release link to dji site, if you don't put http on domain, the browser will assume it's an internal link - hence page not found on your site.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 14:28 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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WayneHuangPhoto: Get a RAVPower Filehub and use any hard drive you want to backup. Costs you all of $40 plus cost of HD.

@wayneHuangPhoto We get it, u know a thing or two about buying hardware and put it together. Now, go find youself a 2.5 inch 5TB single drive Cuda that's cheaper than the retail of this premade drive. You can't, because it would be more expensive. Some people that would prefer just the bare drive would properly buy this external drive, break open the case and use it as internal drive. I have done with some 3.5 external drivers before.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 05:23 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)
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Nikonsyncro: is it backward compatible with TB one and two?

No, need an adaptor.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)
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stevielee: This seems like a great multi-port thunderbolt dock - giving back to new MacBook Pro buyers, much of what they already had built in regarding available ports - along with a couple of extra ones - especially backward compatible USB Type A ports as well.

Trouble is, if you're planning using your "Touch Bar" Macbook Pro as a truly versatile mobile workstation, you'll also have to carry around this OWC Dock and it's AC power cord, along with all of the other necessary cords and assorted dongles/adapters (including the .5 meter proprietary USB Cable) you might require for whatever "Pro" job the computer is being utilized for.

And as jonny1976 correctly observed, adding another $300.00 on top of the 3.5K+++ cost
for a 2016 MacBook Pro that comes with at least a discreet video card, it's a rather painful upfront financial investment for many independent small businesses and freelance professionals.

It's like going to a very expensive Restaurant where everything on the menu is ala-cart!

As a user of previous T2 OWC dock, you are right, it's a pain to travel with this dock. You should seen the Power supply adaptor, it's HUGE and VERY heavy.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)

What happened to USB 3.1 Gen 2? How could one skip that for a new launch with older generation tech?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 41st comment
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)
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Ken Phillips: Why doesn't it have legacy Thunderbolt ports (old-style connector)? Do I still have to buy a $60 adapter for that?

Apple discounted a two way - T2/T3 dongle for $19 and no, u have to buy it

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
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dwill23: Wait....what?? What is this thing?

Can't I go out and buy a 512GB SSD for $125 and get a quality USB 3.0 enclosure for $12 on ebay?

USB 3.0 = about 600mb/sec...a faster interface than what this product is advertising, thus don't give me crap about this product is USB C, when USB 3.0 is plenty fast for this device.

USB 3 is 5Gb/s or 625MB/s
USB 3 Gen 2 is 10Gb/s is obviously twice as fast in theory... so No.

in theory, u'll get half the speed but in practical, about 30-40% less performance depend on your SSD speed of course.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Daniel L: i was ready to dump $5k on a pro Mac despite just spend over $3k on a useless, overheated MBP last year. A hopeful Mac pro? or just an iMac ? but none of that happened. It's another thiner and more overheat prone MBP. Worst? Need more dongles, dongles, dongles, dongles!

Macs are dead.

Ayoh, i was a Pro Windows, Apple hater to the bone years ago then i tried hacknitosh and never looked back. I doubt i would spend one second with Windows again. As for Linux, i don't care for it except for host server. If Windows is the only option, i would rather get the iMac (despite it's months old, not updated from the 27th event). Aside from media editing, i use MBP 12 hours a day for mobile apps and web development, OSX is more suitable when it comes to usable tools, most of them are free too and i don't have to deal with virus, spam, spyware, adwares.... Just works!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:15 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Daniel L: i was ready to dump $5k on a pro Mac despite just spend over $3k on a useless, overheated MBP last year. A hopeful Mac pro? or just an iMac ? but none of that happened. It's another thiner and more overheat prone MBP. Worst? Need more dongles, dongles, dongles, dongles!

Macs are dead.

Ayoh. It's not so much about the hardware or tool, just the OS.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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iamatrix: This is a really good looking laptop, I was astonished by all the negative reviews, I think it just shows how poorly educated consumers are about technology. The new processors, faster SSD throughput,faster ram chips, improved screens, fast modern USB-C standard (and 4 ports!) adds up to extremely impressive machine especially for media professionals. I benchmark machines for a living it is truly impressive what Apple can squeeze out of their hardware due to their incredibly close relationship with hardware manufacturers, in all my years benchmarking machines for a major publication I have never seen such impressive throughput. In fact I'll take quite the opposite stance from other folks here and say that after 20 years as a very avid Windows user this will be my first Mac ! Kudos Apple. And discouraged Apple folks I will tell you it's not what's on the Surface that counts, but what lies underneath -no pun intended ;)

As a power user, 80% sit on desk with dual monitors setup. I rather have the brick than pancake thinner and thinner design that slowing down the hardware due to overheat. My less than a year old MBP (late 2015), fully loaded failed misery if the AC is off, i might well be setting it off during the summer. Over $3k investment and i can't work on 4k video without yanking the other monitor off, it's a bummer. I'm at the point rather have heavier big ass MBP with big ass fan than thinner than paper MBP which i know it;s going to suck big time again when it comes to ventilation. No more thin MBP for me, unfortunately there's nothing i can replace now with this overheat useless piece of junk - no Mac Pro, no iMacs announced. Macs are dead for Pros.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Daniel L: i was ready to dump $5k on a pro Mac despite just spend over $3k on a useless, overheated MBP last year. A hopeful Mac pro? or just an iMac ? but none of that happened. It's another thiner and more overheat prone MBP. Worst? Need more dongles, dongles, dongles, dongles!

Macs are dead.

Ayoh. If it runs on OSX.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 07:38 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Daniel L: i was ready to dump $5k on a pro Mac despite just spend over $3k on a useless, overheated MBP last year. A hopeful Mac pro? or just an iMac ? but none of that happened. It's another thiner and more overheat prone MBP. Worst? Need more dongles, dongles, dongles, dongles!

Macs are dead.

Edward, try connect your MBP to a dual mon, one at least 4k/60 - that's what i use at office, running 12 hours/day. The fan is at full speed 12h/day, noisey as hell just web browsing alone. I can't even play full 4k video without unplug all the "dongles" and one monitor out, the $3k machine just crap out due to excessive heat.

The problem with Pro User Macs these days is we don't have a choice anymore. Mac Pro is lightly behind and looks dead, the rumored Pro iMac is the only hope left but it's not here today and the MBP is another thin overheat prone junk.

Ultra Thin is too girly for Pro user. Take my money, Apple. Brick back the BRICK! so i can work!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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photomedium: These laptops send the message that apple is getting really confused about the laptop line and don't know how to integrate iOS with OSX. Or they just want to phase out laptops altogether.
What I need i really bigger SSD, more memory, more performance, more ports, more battery life. I don't need this to be iphone-thick and in interstellar grey or whatever. The fact they are still offering 8-256gb combo in a $2k computer makes them really seem out of touch. First the make you spend 150 buck in thunderbolt dongles then they phase them out?
I don't even see the charge port...I guess the holy spirit is going to charge this thing.
Them b*tche's crazy.

Bring back the brick!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

i was ready to dump $5k on a pro Mac despite just spend over $3k on a useless, overheated MBP last year. A hopeful Mac pro? or just an iMac ? but none of that happened. It's another thiner and more overheat prone MBP. Worst? Need more dongles, dongles, dongles, dongles!

Macs are dead.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 173rd comment | 10 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

Hardcore Mac user here and i am piissed at what Tim is doing to Apple, Steve Jobs died second time Today. It is a disgrace for Pro user with this garbage update and where the F is the iMacs? Mac pro?

This is what 4 years of engineerings do? Emoji bar? Take connectivity out with less usability on the machine itself? Shame!

Thinner is proven bad for air circulation, i CANNOT use a suit up, over $3k MBP 2015 to dual monitors without hearing the fans noise at distort level, so loud i thought it's going to blow up. Bring back the brick is a better option and Yeah, i have to shut off one monitor so i can play 4k video in a ice cool room. (pathetic)

More dongle, I spend $250 a a thunderbolt 2 hub just last year and it appears to be phase out now. So to get the new useless junk MBP, i need T3 or USB-C, a new platform hub!? Not only that, i have to carry one if USB port is needed because there are none? Did i mention the damn hub drop wifi speed too, 3 times as much? i'm very skeptical.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 175th comment | 5 replies
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Cheng Bao: No sd card slot, no buy.
Why phone companies brag about their camera abilities and in same time limiting the storage capacity for their cameraes?

@Rajeshb, Too bad free storage doesn't come with data. In most part of the Worlds, wifi data is throttled and limited, let alone mobile data. For heavy media users, one has to turn of media backup to conserve data and we know how irritating the damn phone auto-update and backup whenever its' connected to a struggled wifi, a slow one and would turn everything down for hours.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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CanonKen: In before people complain about the price...

@dominikov It happened to many businesses. Once your products moved and manufactured in China and if it sells -- It's history. My close friend lost his life saving tried to do the same thing, cutting cost in China and ended up losing everything in China. Not only they cloned the products, they go as far as stealing your clients.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
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CanonKen: In before people complain about the price...

Many moons ago I have advised buddy of mine on a budget to purchase Benro instead of Gitzo. He did and was very impressed by it. But then i tried it myself and not sure i would use it after being spoiled by the real Mccoy, the quality and workmanship on the Gitzo is far better than the Chinese knock-off. it survived years of abuses in tough environment and it's very reliable.

Yes, The Chinese are more affordable but not by much. After trying that one time, i don't care much for it but i am sure the quality is getting better than it used to be, and so does the price hike!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 03:01 UTC
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aiwentimotai: As the saying goes, " Love is blind. " For Apple lovers, the purplish tinge on your photos makes them more artistic. Shorter battery life is good as you have to charge your phone more often and thus, you get to excercise your hands and fingers more. The iPhone is made bendable so that it can conform to the contour of our butts, so it would be more comfortable sitting down with the phone in your back pockets. Having to pull out a recording through connecting your iPhone to a computer and then iTunes is more "straightforward" than Android phones that let's you plug a thumb drive into it and dragging and dropping it into the drive. Having Bluetooth and NFC that doesn't allow you to transfer files to other phones is good because it makes your iPhone more secure. Having a closed eco system and proprietary hardware gets you excluded from other commonly available and lower priced hardware, er i mean, it makes you more exclusive. Having no phone jack is good as it halfs the life of your lightning port since you use it both for charging and listening to music, and so it gives you the excuse to buy a new phone sooner. It also encourages you to spend less time listening to music as the compressed music through the wireless earphones doesn't sound too great after a while (and they also help you set a 5 hrs time limit listening through the earpods). All these also helps Apple in their share prices. You also save your ears from damage because of shorter periods on the headphones. No matter what flaws the iPhone has, Apple lovers will happily embrace them because to them, all these are meant for our good. So you see, love is blind.

@Peiasdf
"I find iPhones much more reliable, consistent, smooth and less-gimmicky & buggy than Android phone."

Yeah. That's why people use iPhone, it's very hard to tell Anti-Apple guys that we don't really care for who invent this features first or which phones are most-spec-sheet. Some mobile users, like me just want the most reliable device to get works done in an OS that doesn't evolve so rapidly that each major update require a new learning curve. Time is money!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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