RazorTM

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On article FAA issues warning to drone pilots in hurricane areas (30 comments in total)
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MannyZero: Pardon me, but if the analogy fits...
It would be like if there was a sinister area with rescue dogs at work and I decided to take mine to go there & play Frisbee.
And I still NEED the Police to warn me not to be such an IDIOT.
Ever since Social Media was introduced, people are doing the most IDIOTIC things just to accumulate more hits and subscriptions.

Death and stupidity and the biggest constants in humanity.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 12:39 UTC

I’m always very cautious about upgrading iOS devices right away. My iPhone X screen is one of its best features and I don’t want to lose that, so I’ll wait until this problem is resolved before I install iOS 12.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 12:37 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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m_black: I distinctly remember an issue of NatGeo where they asked the hypothetical question “what does the average human look like”. They based it on country population and gender. In the end they said that if an alien landed on Earth asked what the average human looked like, the answer is a 32 year old male from China. So if the average Earthling is that skin tone, then everyone else is of colour or non-colour. Europeans had to lose something to acquire a light complexion. But what is most amazing is that NatGeo is not using their platform oncorrect the term racism. Chimpanzees and humans are a different race. We cannot interbreed. All humans can interbreed. We are the same race, we just have formed adaptions to regional stresses. There is no such thing as race among humans. If anything society is “culturalists” or “pigmentists”. The word racism is a convenient word but highly inaccurate.

Race does exist in a biological sense. Susceptibility to certain diseases, for example, is an important identifying distinction between the various races. That’s why your doctor cares about which race you are. That’s why Africans may have higher resistance to malaria but are much more susceptible to sickle cell anemia. Forensics experts can use body proportions, skull shape, and more to determine the sex, age, and race of a long-deceased person.

Of course, differences in race aren’t in and of themselves a reason to discriminate against any person or group of people.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 17:44 UTC
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De Fotoman: Why is this article NSFW?

“Unsafe for your mental stability”? I think that how these images impact you determines your mental stability, not the other way around.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:52 UTC
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Marty4650: Can anyone say it would be a bad thing if all "before and after" photos were unretouched and unaltered in any way?

Changing an image in any way to help sell something is deceptive advertising. Whether a ban is needed is debatable, because most sensible people already know they will not look like the model after they use that cosmetic, or take that diet loss pill.

Humans have beennstupid since long before social media existed.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 22:27 UTC
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Marty4650: Can anyone say it would be a bad thing if all "before and after" photos were unretouched and unaltered in any way?

Changing an image in any way to help sell something is deceptive advertising. Whether a ban is needed is debatable, because most sensible people already know they will not look like the model after they use that cosmetic, or take that diet loss pill.

In other words, we live during a point in human history.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 00:10 UTC

So... wearing makeup meets the definition of materially altered, right?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 00:07 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (369 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Well, "impressions were extremely positive" is all I need... to keep the price of my Apple stock high. ;-)

Ditto. I knew that the iPhone X would bring AAPL up but the positive press is making it even better. They hit a new 52-week high yesterday and they're up 2.39 points so far today.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

You seriously think that the o in boku in those examples is closer to the o in "bock" or "lock"?

And "most people" must have forgotten what they learned in kindergarten. "long o" does not mean "long duration" and never did.

http://blog.maketaketeach.com/teaching-long-vowel-spelling-patterns/

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 01:18 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

I think you are all confused. "Long o" doesn't mean "drag the o out to make it last longer." It is the particular sound that the o makes, i.e. long o = go, mow, grow, slow, boat, etc. Short o = boss, hog, pot, not, etc. Long e = reap, sleep, deep, etc. The character に is pronounced with a "long e sound" but that doesn't mean you drag the sound out to make it last longer. Long or short in duration, it is still the long e sound.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

Antisthenes, neither boss nor bass is a long o sound like in boke. Are you just stupid or what? If you want to talk about conceited, you should look in the mirror.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

私は6年間日本に住んでいて、十分に日本語の練習をやってきた。母音は「あ、い、う、え、お」しかない。「boss」の「bo」は「ば」と発音するので、「ぼけ」の「ぼ」と一緒にしないで。

Who's conceited? Not me, thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

Your examples use the wrong vowel sound. Knee cone is the closest you can get to the correct pronunciation in English, just that you need to shorten it up rather than dragging out the sounds. Please don't make people think that it's pronounced "nick con" or because you apparently know Japanese and you should know better.

And how did you get "bo" as in "boss"?! It's the wrong vowel sound! Listen to the video you posted. The very first word spoken is "boke" and it is not pronounced like you said!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 10:41 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

Here's an actual Japanese person pronouncing it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njo8KrSXfEE

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

No, they pronounce the i as a long e sound, as in "neep pone," as I said above. I speak Japanese and I lived in Japan for 6 years. Nikon is a combination of Nikko and Ikon (of Zeiss fame). Pronounced "knee cone" in Japanese.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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RazorTM: And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

Well, Nippon is pronounced "neep pone," so yes, it is like Nippon.

I have a feeling that you pronounce Nippon incorrectly...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 05:33 UTC

And Nikon is pronounced "knee cone."

Bokeh comes from the word "bokeru" which means "to be blurred."

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 25th comment | 25 replies
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Frank_BR: MF where? MF was the format derived from the 120 and 220 films, which had a nominal width of 6 cm (56mm or 2 1/4 inch to be exact). To be MF at least one dimension must be equal to 56mm. True MF formats were 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, etc.

3.3 x 4.4 cm is not MF! It is fake MF. It is a digital age fraud. Maybe it should be called e-FF (enhanced FF) or so. Never MF!

PS1: Excellent article, one of the best I've read in the last 3.3 or 4.4 years. Congrats!
PS2: Wake me when Fuji makes a true MF camera ... zzzzzzz ...

"Fake MF"? lol. I hope you realize that 44x33mm is approximately a 1.26x crop of "full frame" 6x4.5 (which is ~56x41.5mm) and that there are "full frame" MF cameras with 53.7x40.4mm (~1.04x crop) sensors on the market right now.

This is the same as 35mm-format DSLRs where 1.6x and 1.5x crop cameras came out first followed by "full frame" cameras a few years later.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 03:54 UTC
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santamonica812: I'm a liberal (generally). But for something like this, I'd like to see a 20 year prison sentence. To rape the environment, only because it feels good to behave like a complete @sshole, and to ruin the vista for tens/hundreds of thousands of people, for years to come . . . it makes me see red.

A pity that $5,000 and 6 months is the most they can give.

What a waste of sperm and egg this person is.

20 years? That's absolutely ridiculous for just leaving some tracks on the ground. Maybe we should give Mother Nature 20 years solitary confinement for causing the Azure Window in Malta to collapse into the ocean.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
On article Adobe releases Lightroom 3.6 and ACR 6.6 (40 comments in total)

Why don't you ask Adobe instead?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 14:12 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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