WT21

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Barty L: In before somebody claims that everything outside the U.S. Midwest is a NASA fake CGI conspiracy horror show.

No one seems to be claiming that, though there are a few claiming that people claim that.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 02:03 UTC
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Saurat: Aestheticising other peoples pain and misery with moody black and white inages. Despicable.

At first I thought you were just being cranky as I read your comment before the article. After reviewing the pictures, I think you are correct.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (283 comments in total)

Who's going to save Pentax this time?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (103 comments in total)
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WT21: Can Fuji please explain again why they insist on using X-Trans? This sensor looks great, wrapped in a camera body I don't want. Put this sensor in a better body with Fuji lenses -- I think they'd get a lot more of the enthusiast market.

ummmm....

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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GiovanniB: Boring. Why not f1.8 or f2.0? The Sony FE 28 f2.0 remains more versatile and is small and light enough for me.

That would require R&D instead of disassembling and copying.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 02:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (103 comments in total)
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WT21: Can Fuji please explain again why they insist on using X-Trans? This sensor looks great, wrapped in a camera body I don't want. Put this sensor in a better body with Fuji lenses -- I think they'd get a lot more of the enthusiast market.

Antisocial much?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (103 comments in total)

Can Fuji please explain again why they insist on using X-Trans? This sensor looks great, wrapped in a camera body I don't want. Put this sensor in a better body with Fuji lenses -- I think they'd get a lot more of the enthusiast market.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
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WT21: VR is the key technology that will enslave us to the machines

I was thinking more The Matrix, per Sirandar's comment below "The movie Moana clearly indicated that an entire compelling world could be created in-silico ..... a world far better than our actual reality. " ala Cypher

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
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WT21: VR is the key technology that will enslave us to the machines

Guess you gotta get on record as welcoming them.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 23:53 UTC

VR is the key technology that will enslave us to the machines

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies

Very interested if it is priced right.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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Louis Dallara: It should have been expected, as Google continues to do abandonment to products.
I have moved away from anything Google.

I was laid off from a company that bought our tech company and 18 months later shut it down. We asked if we could take the unit independent and were told no. We think the company wanted to keep the patents and "prior art" for future use, defense, or pro-active lawsuits.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: I think we all knew this was going to happen ever since they bought the NIK Collection. Was just a matter of time.

Sadly, too true

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

Thank you, Google, for buying perfectly good software and killing it. Awesome on you.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:24 UTC as 74th comment
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)

Loads of fun. Thanks for finding and posting.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 48th comment
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: 2.5 years ago, samsung nx1 came to the market with 28mp apsc sensor, 15fps, great af (if you can set it up correctly) and great video. It was underrated due to its brand and failed.

Now sony upped the game with those specs in a ff camera.

IIRC, early Samsung jpgs were really bad. At the time, I was trying every mILC, and passed on Sammy for that reason. By the time the jpgs were up to speed, other cameras were around, and the lenses still weren't there. I never did buy a Samsung. It just didn't put together an enticing, complete package, IMO, and maybe I'm remembering the jpg thing incorrectly.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 19:34 UTC

Replicate and sell it on the Lomo site for like $450 each

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 28th comment
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MikeFairbanks: If I were the judge I would rule that both parties are jerks. Jerk #1 shouldn't be flying his drone over his neighbor's yard (obviously quite low, since it was shot down). Jerk #2 should have talked to his neighbor and told him he wasn't comfortable having a drone fly over his yard.

Instead, they both make jerks out of themselves.

Yes, thanks for posting. Very good to see the actual footage. I'm assuming the courts, though, have access to this, too?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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xiao fei: Regardless of how obnoxious you think the drone is, the appropriate course of action is to record it and or just go inside and call the police instead of shooting firearms into the air. If your rights are being infringed, there is a legal system for that.

Turns out the landowner was within their rights, at least as determined so far (without yet an appeal). Do you really want to live in a world where people can fly drones all over your backyard, and your recourse is to call the authorities.

Let me ask -- any here put their name on the US federal "do not call" list, yet still get endless robo calls? What's your recourse? Call the FCC. What does that get you? Absolutely and completely nothing at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Take the outline of your property.

Extend an imaginary wall 84 feet above ground level.

Within that confined space is your airspace property rights. [1946 Supreme Court decision.]

If the drone was hovering over 100 feet, it was probably as legal as Google Earth.

Stephen King can easily extend that 84 feet into an impenetrable dome...

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@quadraticadder

"Citing a 1946 decision that had nothing to do with modern drones is an insensitive and ultimately unproductive way to address the concerns of privacy and safety in residential areas"

No, it's what the courts do. When there are no more recent legislation, and limited case law, they have to look to the most relevant law (or, more specifically, the lawyers present to the judge the law, and the judge rules for/against the interpretation of it's applicability).

If you don't like the 1946 law, then ask your legislators to come up with something more modern, but do not ask the bench to "invent" law just to be "modern."

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
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