Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Joined on May 6, 2007
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Nikon FA with 35-105mm
Nikon D200
Nikkor 18-200VR
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-6 with:
Sony 10-18mm f/4
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 24mm f/1.8 CZ
Sony 35mm f/1.8
Sony 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Sony 55-210mm

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  • Agreed. Sandisk have been making reliable flash storage for far longer than most. Also, I doubt that it wiped out the entire disk; more likely a few critical index structures got nuked and that can ...
  • Samsung, Sandisk, Intel, Crucial are all good. Stay away from no-names.
  • Things have improved a lot in the past 15-20 years but video cards are notorious for causing blue screens. I would definitely check for updated drivers. You might also check to see that the video ...
  • If you're not into gaming, there's really no need to splash out a ton of money on a high end card. Or use so much power. Something like this: Not too ...
  • LOL. Priceless! Same here for bank, brokerage, medical, retirement accounts and the like. I trust Paypal much like I trust Facebook; not at all. I've contacted vendors that require Paypal and snail ...
  • I never got anywhere with dump files. Can you capture/photograph your next blue screen? Sometimes the errors displayed there are helpful in narrowing things down. Other things you might try: * A ...
  • Gmail, contacts, etc. sync fine between the iPhone and Win 7. I also have a small number of text files that sync very nicely with Google Drive. However, I have never tried to sync bookmarks or ...
  • I think there's scope for reasonable discussion about where we would LIKE the technology to lead us in general. And yes, we can certainly make choices about specific vendors and services. For me, ...
  • Replied in Not again
    And Office 365. The fear is that having created an effective advert delivery platform, the temptation to sell ads to third parties will prove simply too hard to resist. It's probably inevitable. ...
  • Nah, in this brave new world, we'll just swallow more soma and be happy.
  • Not any more, with real-time face recognition, cell phone tracking etc.  greatly assisted by Facebook. Besides, Big Data, banks and Government all want to eliminate cash as soon as possible. So, it ...
  • OMG, yuck! Fortunately, my personal exposure there is quite low :-)
  • Facebook knows who your friends are, even before they are Facebook Friends. Think about that. And that's just one little example.
  • You can't be serious!
  • Yes, but that's a 2.5 inch HD slot that will take a laptop drive (not a 3.5 inch desktop drive). Room for expansion :-) Compared to regular desktop it will have less connectivity (fewer USB ports ...
  • Replied in Not again
    Not with me, although I agree it worked for Microsoft. That's troubling. It indicates they are extremely likely to use the same technique again in the future. That's what high volume businesses ...
  • I have run for several years without any RESIDENT anti-virus software.  I hate the overhead. Zero infections. That doesn't mean I don't take precautions. I take quite a few: * A good external firewall.
  • Take all of the usual malware prevention measures discussed here many times. Don't give out personal information to people or web sites you don't know and trust. If you are less than 100% sure, use ...
  • I have an Intel NUC which is very similar. The has a external power brick that provides 19 volts DC. Not an especially convenient voltage. As best as I can tell the Asus VivoMini is exactly the ...
  • Yep, there are a few things I hate about the iPhone and that's near the top of the list. But overall, I like my iPhone much better than the Android phone I tried some years ago (Motorola Atrix 2). ...
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