Tom_N

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

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  • The CF card uses chip-based (flash) storage. The hard drive has spinning platters (often made of glass or aluminum) that are coated with a magnetic material. Hard drives are much cheaper (per GB) ...
  • Fine. Your real problem is with them: FAA Web site: " When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules. "
  • APFS is more advanced than HFS+ ("Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)").  Several Web sites have articles about APFS and its pros and cons compared to HFS+.  The main cons seem to be that APFS is too ...
  • Mojave supports APFS on Fusion Drives.  Perhaps it converted yours to that filesystem?
  • Are you suggesting that the acceptability of risks in peace time should be judged according to the standards of a war zone?!? Or that when Captain Sullenberger landed a commercial jet that had ...
  • I think the OP is asking too much of it.  He apparently wants to take pictures at night, hand-held, using slow lenses.  He appears to be demanding of image sharpness – something you might expect ...
  • No one knows for sure – but Apple often announces new iMacs in October or November.  The MacRumors Buyers' Guide predicts updates soon. https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac The Mac Pro ("round ...
  • If your drone gets sucked into the engine of a commercial jet, and causes a plane crash, that "nice house/car" won't be much consolation to the grieving relatives of the people that you just killed.
  • Perhaps at retailers like Best Buy or B&H.  You'd have to check their ads.  Apple's practice is to remove old models from the Apple Store the instant that new ones come out. The online Apple Store ...
  • On a 27" iMac, you can do it yourself.  There's an access hatch so you can get at the RAM and RAM sockets without having to crack open the main case. On most 21.5" iMacs made in the last few years, ...
  • The key things to put on the SSD are macOS, applications, the Lightroom catalog, and the Lightroom preview files. Full-size photo files can go onto an external USB 3 hard drive.  With that in ...
  • The fact that you are happy with the sharpness of the (D3200, 50mm prime) combination indicates that the D3200 body can deliver good results with the right lens.  The bad sharpness with the kit ...
  • I remember Ritz Camera.  Those mall stores did not have anywhere near the selection of B&H's Web site – or even B&H's brick and mortar store, for that matter.  I don't think that it was the ...
  • Replied in B&H SUCKS
    B&H has the right to close on Saturdays, and other Jewish holy days. Just as Chick-Fil-A has the right to close on Sundays. For that matter, even the Government (which isn't allowed to make an ...
  • FYI, Microsoft is now taking pre-orders for a Surface Studio 2 PC. I don't have experience with either version, but if you are considering the original, you might want to research the differences.  ...
  • Replied in What is this?
    It looks almost like a holder for a 35mm slide. If it is that, the question is what larger thing it slots into.  A handheld slide viewer?  A standalone slide scanner?  A slide scanner attachment ...
  • Assuming that there was corruption, the Mac might have been better at picking it up (and less willing to accept it) than the camera. My first guess as to how the data would become corrupt is if you ...
  • It sounds like you have a 16 GB SDHC card that has a damaged filesystem.  Or, maybe, a Mac that is old enough that the built-in reader does not support the card type.  If it is the latter problem, ...
  • Replied in B&H SUCKS
    B&H is run by observant Jews.  Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath.  Therefore, I believe that they carry out partial shutdown on Saturdays. Likewise, I know of a fast-food restaurant that shuts down on ...
  • The Lightroom Queen site is reporting one issue.  Switching between Light and Dark modes while Lightroom is open may cause Lightroom to crash. https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-macos-mojave- ...
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