Cameron R Hood

Cameron R Hood

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a bassist and instructor
Joined on Mar 26, 2005
About me:

Total world domination...I will stop at nothing else!

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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

ColdViking: Window 95 did a 'remarkable job'...of WHAT? I couldn't get it to run two days in a row without reinstalling the whole freaking thing. And if anything, Ballmer is childish.
And I have used them, reluctantly, since the 90's and regretted every painful minute of it. I can't believe they still design stuff so ugly and cumbersome.
And Y2K was EXCLUSIVELY Windows...

This is like defending your president...ah HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Cheers,
Cameron

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

The term 'Plug and pray' came from the WIndoze world, sorry - Windoze 95/98, the WORST software ever developed. Aperture was rolled into 'Photos', which they now give out for free - more and more of the features of Aperture are appearing in the free software; same with Garage Band (from Logic) and iMovie. And MOST of the creative world, except gamers, work on Macs because they are bulletproof; end of story. I'm a professional musician, photographer and graphic artist; this world is 80% Macs and growing. My friends who do movie music say more and more of the projects they get are just in iMovie because it is so good and so complete now, as is Garage Band. The few that are still on Windoze wish they were on a Mac. And Windoze computers were so bad, I stopped using them in the 90's - no Y2K scam on me! Btw, a portion of your money spent on Windoze went to this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I14b-C67EXY - charming...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: The Mac comes with everything - photo, video, music editing, office suite equivalent, and is virus and hassle free, predominantly - they just plain work. Which is why they are the industry standard in MOST of the creative world, except for gaming. Windoze machines, and the software that runs them, are just plain UGLY, and to get something that's halfway not, you have to spend a lot of money, but then you've still got the garish and ghastly software and clunky interface staring you in the face all the time ready to crash or get infected with any one of a hundred bajillion viruses, scam ware, adware, spyware, and all kinds of BS that the software manufacturer has cleverly convinced YOU that it's YOUR responsibility to take care of. Let's see now, how much have I spent on virus software upgrades and tech support on my Macs again, I'll have to check my books...can't seem to find that...hmm, I must've misplaced those receipts. I'll ask my accountant if he's got them.

Nope:
"1) OS X now implements three layers of built-in protection specifically against malware, not counting runtime protections such as library randomization, and address space layout randomization that may also guard against other kinds of exploits.
2. All versions of OS X since 10.6.7 have been able to detect known Mac malware in downloaded files, and to block insecure web plugins. This feature is transparent to the user. Internally Apple calls it "XProtect." The malware recognition database used by XProtect is automatically updated; however, you shouldn't rely on it, because the attackers are always at least a day ahead of the defenders.
3. Starting with OS X 10.7.5, there is another layer of built-in malware protection, "Gatekeeper" by Apple. By default, applications and packages will only run if they're digitally signed by a developer with a certificate issued by Apple. The identity is known to Apple, so they could be held legally responsible if he distributed malware."

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

The Mac comes with everything - photo, video, music editing, office suite equivalent, and is virus and hassle free, predominantly - they just plain work. Which is why they are the industry standard in MOST of the creative world, except for gaming. Windoze machines, and the software that runs them, are just plain UGLY, and to get something that's halfway not, you have to spend a lot of money, but then you've still got the garish and ghastly software and clunky interface staring you in the face all the time ready to crash or get infected with any one of a hundred bajillion viruses, scam ware, adware, spyware, and all kinds of BS that the software manufacturer has cleverly convinced YOU that it's YOUR responsibility to take care of. Let's see now, how much have I spent on virus software upgrades and tech support on my Macs again, I'll have to check my books...can't seem to find that...hmm, I must've misplaced those receipts. I'll ask my accountant if he's got them.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:54 UTC as 251st comment | 3 replies
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Cameron R Hood: Nikon copies what Pentax has had for decades. The Pentax 10-17 is an amazing optic for APSC. They have had a full frame 17-28 fisheye zoom since the film days.

The Pentax 645Z scored the highest scores EVER on DXO. Just for the record. I'll shut up now.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Nikon copies what Pentax has had for decades. The Pentax 10-17 is an amazing optic for APSC. They have had a full frame 17-28 fisheye zoom since the film days.

No, it just blows them away, for about the same price.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Nikon copies what Pentax has had for decades. The Pentax 10-17 is an amazing optic for APSC. They have had a full frame 17-28 fisheye zoom since the film days.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/medium-format-digital/PENTAX-645-Z.html

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/0121577106/medium-well-done-two-takes-on-the-pentax-645z

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Nikon copies what Pentax has had for decades. The Pentax 10-17 is an amazing optic for APSC. They have had a full frame 17-28 fisheye zoom since the film days.

Only the smart ones...

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

With absolutely NO software, unless you like stealing it. The Apple comes with everything, from a music recording studio, to an Office type suite, to video and photo editing and library system, and it all works seamlessly with your iPhone and iPad. Micro**** software comes with, oh yeah, a calculator. Anything you add is not supported and you'd better just pray that it works.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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BobORama: And yet the Stockholm Syndrome expressed by Apple devotees means they will be buying whatever Apple decides to sell.

-- Bob

Yes, exactly - a WORLD of possibilities - it's like having a car where the steering system is by Toyota, the transmission is by Ford, the engine is by Chevy, the interior is by Hyundai, the suspension is by Jeep, and then the engine management system is by someone else. Try and get that 'mess' to work. Good luck on that.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
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silentstorm: Why is everyone blaming Tim Cook for the computer mess? It was Steve himself who wanted it this way.

In 2010 Steve himself announced Apple will no longer aim for pro market. The market was too slow to make big profit for him. That's why the 2010 mac pro tower has no upgrades at all except OS locked for Lion, MT Lion & Maverick for iOS integration.

The 1st to get the axe was X-Serve. There's also the X-SAN. Lion OS stop Rosetta support to make way for iOS integration. FCP 7 suite no longer need Rosetta.

FCP 7 suite, the only thing left that still runs on El Cap OS is FCP7, no more SoundTrack pro, Motion4, QMaster, Compressor4, DVD studio (these were long disabled since Maverick OS) & Aperture is gone too.

Steve set plans for product till 2015, he said it himself. All these crazy super thin form over function mess ARE HIS DOING! Tim is just following orders.

He wanted mac OS to be a yearly upgrade thing. All those frequent beach balls are his doing! BLAME STEVE JOBS FOR THE MESS!

There is no mess - they are the most beautiful and innovative computers on earth.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:21 UTC

Nikon copies what Pentax has had for decades. The Pentax 10-17 is an amazing optic for APSC. They have had a full frame 17-28 fisheye zoom since the film days.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
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HeyItsJoel: meh.

You've never used one.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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PieterB: I am a big fan of Apple products but I have never bought or owned one and probably never will. I absolutely hate the fact that Apple makes all the choices for you and decides for you what you can or cannot. In the case of the Iphone, the fact that you cannot customise the hell out of your homescreen, and until recently no widgets.
I hate the fact that in Imacs, there is hardly any choice in hardware components which are always extemely overpriced and updating the stuff seems to get harder and harder. Thelatest macbookspros won't even let you update the HDD.

I love the design of Apple products and the way the work, but hate the fact that form always wins over function. In case of the latest MCBP, only usb type c.
Try getting a sdcard into an Imac, it is on the back of the screen which is pretty stupid if you ask me. I hate the fact that every choice Apple makes seems to have to do with making the biggest profit possible. I love Apple but I won't buy one of their products.

BS.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Apple pull their hair out on how to continue their long con unnoticed by the indoctrinated. Meanwhile i'm happy on PC since 1998. Thank you very much.

(SCNR :)

...and a portion of every dollar you spend goes to this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I14b-C67EXY

Congratulations. Boy are you ever WRONG.

Cameron

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
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Crazie Nikonian: This will have to be the ugliest camera bag there is on earth. What on earth was Manfrotto thinking?

Colourblind? And bad demin? Yuch...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Cool. The 67 didn't come out till 1990? Wow. I thought it was way earlier than that.

Fine. You're entitled to your opinion. I find them quite handsome in a utilitarian kind of way.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Cool. The 67 didn't come out till 1990? Wow. I thought it was way earlier than that.

...as for the 645 losing 'weird', have you never seen a medium format camera before? They all pretty much look like that - see Hasselblad, Fuji, Mamiya, etc. cameras from the film days.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Cool. The 67 didn't come out till 1990? Wow. I thought it was way earlier than that.

Yeah, that's what I thought...thanks for clearing that up.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

Cool. The 67 didn't come out till 1990? Wow. I thought it was way earlier than that.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
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