Tom_N

Lives in United States Southeast, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Aug 31, 2005

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  • There's another factor at work – how a camera renders JPGs.  Some cameras, especiallly compact cameras, "punch up" contrast, brightness, and/or saturation.  The idea is to make out-of-camera ...
  • Unless you have very bright lighting indoors, what you call "good lighting" may be what a camera sees as "poor lighting".
  • 1. Most cameras assume that subjects are gray.  If you are metering off a black cat, the camera will try to make the cat come out gray.  You may need to dial in some negative exposure compensation ...
  • When you're using a HDMI 2.0 port to drive a UHD/4K monitor, you don't always get to choose all of the other attributes you would like.  See: Acoustic Frontiers – UHD 101: Demystifying 4K, UHD Blu ...
  • A notebook (2.5") drive won't fit inside a laptop that has no drive bays.  Even if Apple was to introduce M.2 sockets in future rMBPs, I don't think that they would put in mechanical drive bays ...
  • Apple uses some of the fastest SSDs available:  4-lane-PCIe-attached.  Those cost more than SATA SSDs.  But Apple also has high markups.  For a 1 TB SSD: (1) No-name notebook-style SATA SSDs:  $110
  • Based on Apple's offerings, the OP's SSD must hold at least 256 GB.  If the OP custom-ordered the machine from the Apple Store, the SSD could hold more.
  • Retina MacBook Pros do not have internal hard drives or drive bays, and never have.  So if the OP is booting off the internal drive, the OP is booting off a SSD.  The volume name "Macintosh HD" is ...
  • Traditionally, applications have measured size in terms of pixels. If a 17" laptop and 15" laptop both offer 1920x1080 pixels, text will be smaller on the 15" display. People have accepted this ...
  • Replied in Ebay Cameras
    What type of Sony Cybershot did you have? From your comment that "the cybershot wasnt able to be unmounted lens", we know that it wasn't a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.  That still ...
  • Replied in Ebay Cameras
    I never heard of it before, either.  Apparently it has to do with the Nikon AF-P 18-55mm lens.  Posters in this thread describe that lens as collapsible, and the 'L' setting as being related to ...
  • It should be enough to begin learning.  It also is capable of recording 1080p (HD) video. https://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/compacts/nikon_cpp100 https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q110superzoo ...
  • There's VGA out, too, but I wouldn't want to shop for a new VGA monitor now. It would be nice if Asus would give us some information.  It appears to be missing from their site! https://www.asus.com ...
  • Assisted GPS would not work in airplane mode.  That shuts off your cell phone service and WiFi service.  Satellite-based GPS could still work, since it doesn't depend on the ability to transmit ...
  • Smartphones don't always rely exclusively on GPS for geolocation.  Assisted GPS systems may provide information to a smartphone to help it find satellites more quickly, and may help the smartphone ...
  • Maybe Coffee Lake is a reference to how much caffeine Intel engineers have consumed while trying to get Cannon Lake out of the door … :-P
  • The extra RAM may mean less solid state drive access … but don't the flash chips already take up less power than a mechanical hard drive?
  • I know that the OP isn't talking about backups.  I wasn't replying to that. I was replying to your comment about not buying Apple computers "for exactly this reason".  If your reason is that you ...
  • That article says that the 2018 MacBook Pros use Coffee Lake CPUs, not Cannon Lake ones.  Intel was originally hoping to release Cannon Lake CPUs in 2016, but it looks like they won't go into mass ...
  • The 15" 2018 MacBook Pro uses DDR4 RAM – not LPDDR4 RAM.  I am certain that Apple would have loved to use LPDDR4 RAM, but Intel's chip sets don't support it.
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