ovengloves

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Why?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 65th comment

So the fire suppression systems are pants then.
Isn't the luggage hold airtight relative to the main cabin?
Just pump it full of CO2 and problem sorted I'd have thought.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 19:33 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
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vadims: If you travel from home to the office by car, you pose a bigger threat than all the drones in the world (well, apart from armed military ones), combined. Heck, wet floors represent a bigger threat than drones.

Why such hostility towards them at DPR? Because they can be pesky, like mosquitoes? Anything else? What's the deal?

Regulations do not make any sense. "Flying in line of sight", ha... What about autonomous cars? Do they (autonomous cars) happen to be lobbied better? Am I the only one seeing how absurd the situation is?

Flawed, inconsistent laws cannot be forced. In USSR, there was a saying that roughly translated as "Strictness of Soviet laws is compensated by them being nonobligatory". Very few seem to understand that concept these days, hence those "flying in line of sight" and similar requirements.

They artificially *create* outlaws. And if somebody breaks one rule, heck, here goes another, not a big deal now that he/she overstepped the line already...

Aren't autonomous cars, errrr, autonomous?
They have no driver, some are monitored remotely as they have cameras on so someone in an office a million miles away can take control if need be. They certainly do not have line of sight control.
This drone was actually under human control more than any autonomous car ever was or is, as it was controlled by a human 100% of the time.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
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Oleg Ivanovskiy: What's wrong with you people? "Illegal" doesn't necessarily mean "bad". The only danger in that movie was to crash the drone. Obviously a drone cannot do no harm to a freight train.

Fair point if it was a truck in the video but, unless my glasses are dodgy or my monitor is way off, that's a train in the video.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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vadims: If you travel from home to the office by car, you pose a bigger threat than all the drones in the world (well, apart from armed military ones), combined. Heck, wet floors represent a bigger threat than drones.

Why such hostility towards them at DPR? Because they can be pesky, like mosquitoes? Anything else? What's the deal?

Regulations do not make any sense. "Flying in line of sight", ha... What about autonomous cars? Do they (autonomous cars) happen to be lobbied better? Am I the only one seeing how absurd the situation is?

Flawed, inconsistent laws cannot be forced. In USSR, there was a saying that roughly translated as "Strictness of Soviet laws is compensated by them being nonobligatory". Very few seem to understand that concept these days, hence those "flying in line of sight" and similar requirements.

They artificially *create* outlaws. And if somebody breaks one rule, heck, here goes another, not a big deal now that he/she overstepped the line already...

Problem is that the minority will always spoil things for the majority.
The minority being those who do stupid stuff and those with the loudest voices that complain about stupid stuff that is .00000001% of what most folks do.
So laws get made just to shut the minority up, no matter how stupid the whole thing is, even when those laws go so far as to spoil things for everyone. And the stupid people still do the same stupid things anyway, some just because it is now illegal.
Natural selection was always a good way to rid us of stupid, but sadly health and safety have killed off natural selection.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:41 UTC

Perhaps the 32 men were photographed by 32 women.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 172nd comment

Many years ago I bought Minolta Dimage A1, after a few years sold it to a friend.
A few years later it failed so he sent it in for repair, expecting it to be scrapped.
They repaired it for free because it was a manufacturing fault and it was over 5 years old.
Now that was what I call customer service.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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Kerensky97: What is with the obsession over EVF lag? Do a lot of photographers have Parkinsons? I may be weird but when I take a picture I'm trying to hold the camera steady instead of wiggling it around to see if there is lag. Yes, I know that high speed sports photographers will notice lag, but most of the militant comentors arguing camera stats aren't sports photographers, just keyboard photographers.

It's easier to preempt something in real time than when there's already a delay.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (214 comments in total)
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ovengloves: I always liked Minolta kit and the way they were going with their digital cameras, they always had plenty of physical controls so you didn't have to get lost in menus.
Pity they sold up to Sony.

I personally don't think there's much innovation these days, sensors get a little bit better but there's a weird obsession with making cameras look 50 years old and uncomfortable to hold at the moment.
The DSC-R-1 looked ok, I actually had a DSC-F828 but sent it back after a few days, wasn't impressed.
I think the Minolta in them has been diluted to the point of non-existence now.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 08:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (214 comments in total)

I always liked Minolta kit and the way they were going with their digital cameras, they always had plenty of physical controls so you didn't have to get lost in menus.
Pity they sold up to Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 117th comment | 4 replies
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SELEES: All of this nonsense could have been avoided if Samsung and all other players, namely APPLE, would get it out of their heads that we consumers are desperate for a thinner phone.

I have NEVER heard anyone, after getting their new Apple iPhone or Samsung Note etc, say, "Love the phone but gee I wish it was thinner!" No!

We all want others things like, better camera, better battery life (ie: thicker, bigger longer lasting) and in the case of Apple in particular, a MicroSD card slot so that we can add our own memory expansion without the Apple Tax!

NetMage, the micro SD card isn't system memory and needn't be slow or cheap.
Most companies do put a memory card slot in so you can use it for expansion, backup or whatever.
iDevices don't put the slot in so as to encourage you to pay a massive premium for a few extra gig. It's not that they are technically better they are just trying to get more money out of you.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
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Juck: Bravo,, wonderful images. I'm not going to scroll through the comments,, I can only imagine the childlike pointless criticisms from the usual 'Armchair Ansels' we have here.

You should scroll through the comments, some of them are almost as entertaining as the pictures and article are good. But for the wrong reasons :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 23:58 UTC

Scraping the bottom of the barrel for features I think.

Wouldn't be so bad if they had image recognition though I suppose.
"Select Uncle Johns face"
"Make him look happy"

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 35th comment
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Fujica: Once global shutters become affordable the DSLR will be an ancient tool like film loaded cameras are today.

Once they have perfected matter transporters, the car, bus, train, plane, bicycle, scooter, motor bike, lift, food trolleys and walking will all be an ancient tool like film is today.
Or like vinyl records, oh wait, they have become fashionable again!!

You're going to need a bit more than a global shutter to fix the issues with the alternatives to DSLRs to kill them off.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (95 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Fantastic looking piece of kit. Would be nice to hear some hands on experience so we can hear how well it works in the field, but for the naysayers below, if you dont like the look, or think that the look of the gear is irrelevant, then dont read the article, go take some photos, and cease whinging on these forums. If a manufacturer has taken the time to make their gear aesthetically pleasing, then good on them. I spend hours drooling over the craftsmanship of my combination of a gitzo CF tripod and ArcaSwiss head, and dont feel guilty about it for a moment. I was under the impression that photography was all about aesthetics, well certainly in the shots. Nothing to feel guilty about wanting great looking gear

As I said, surely their sales figures will tell them people like it, they won't tell them why they don't like it.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (95 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Fantastic looking piece of kit. Would be nice to hear some hands on experience so we can hear how well it works in the field, but for the naysayers below, if you dont like the look, or think that the look of the gear is irrelevant, then dont read the article, go take some photos, and cease whinging on these forums. If a manufacturer has taken the time to make their gear aesthetically pleasing, then good on them. I spend hours drooling over the craftsmanship of my combination of a gitzo CF tripod and ArcaSwiss head, and dont feel guilty about it for a moment. I was under the impression that photography was all about aesthetics, well certainly in the shots. Nothing to feel guilty about wanting great looking gear

I think it is quite valid to post a comment where you dislike something.
It will give manufactures a more balanced indication of what people want rather than relying purely n sales figures.
Personally I don't like anything retro, it just looks old and naff. But I understand why some folks will like it.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:54 UTC
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ovengloves: And this is why I only put my phone in the back pocket of my trousers, or any other battery device. Burnt buttocks is one thing but burnt nuts is probably best avoided!

Never.
I actually work in the field of electrical safety and have seen what these cells can do if they fail, although it is pretty rare I have to say.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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ovengloves: And this is why I only put my phone in the back pocket of my trousers, or any other battery device. Burnt buttocks is one thing but burnt nuts is probably best avoided!

tr573, if you've ever seen a lithium cell pop I can assure you that a thigh is too close to your nuts.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 12:32 UTC

And this is why I only put my phone in the back pocket of my trousers, or any other battery device. Burnt buttocks is one thing but burnt nuts is probably best avoided!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 11:24 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
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