JakeB

Lives in France Paris, France
Joined on Aug 22, 2010

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FantasticMrFox: 2012 I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 13' with almost maxed out hardware (i7, 8GB Ram, but no SSD etc.) for what I remember to have been between €1,500 and €1,700. The recent 2016 MacBook Pro 13' configured to maximum specifications now runs €3,279.

Have they gone insane? A price increase of 100% over just four years?! Who is supposed to be able to still afford that stuff?!

Notice how starlightrun changes the terms of my complaint. I say ransomware and viruses, he changes it to vague "freezing errors" and "incompatibility issues."

What freezing errors, stray? What incompatibility issues? No specifics, therefore nonsense.

Windows machines (and I own an Acer running Windows 10) are constantly under threat from serious viruses and ransomware.

The Dell XPS, for example, seems like a really nice machine, but you can't natively run OS X on it.

PC fanboys like stray used to call Apple's iOS a walled garden.

It's not.

It's a gated community.

I'm fine paying to live in that safe community.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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torji: Too bad the new macbooks won't have SD card slots though

You don't want it, don't buy it.

Quit being a whiny little trump.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: 2012 I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 13' with almost maxed out hardware (i7, 8GB Ram, but no SSD etc.) for what I remember to have been between €1,500 and €1,700. The recent 2016 MacBook Pro 13' configured to maximum specifications now runs €3,279.

Have they gone insane? A price increase of 100% over just four years?! Who is supposed to be able to still afford that stuff?!

Windows 10?

Sorry but, no.

Ransomeware, phishing, viruses... I don't want to worry about that nonsense.

You pay for peace of mind.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
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Kostasm: Nice idea, bad implementation. Touch bar should be bigger, trackpad should be smaller. They upgraded the role of function keys by keeping the same tiny space of old mechanical function keys. I definitely call that a design flaw.

Get back to us when you've USED the touch bar with Photoshop for a few weeks.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:50 UTC

LOVING the comments from the Hawkesmill 5000.

All these bitchers and moaners getting shot down by artificial intelligence; it's the future, grandpa!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Where is the X100F???

LOL. Hilarious.

But watch out, Lightime81, or you'll get threatened with a ban by a humorless bore!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (93 comments in total)
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Kiwisnap: "Leather inspired"?! You mean "Cheap nasty pleather" I presume?

The ultimate accessory for the hipster dick.

So you're getting two, then?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)
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stevielee: This seems like a great multi-port thunderbolt dock - giving back to new MacBook Pro buyers, much of what they already had built in regarding available ports - along with a couple of extra ones - especially backward compatible USB Type A ports as well.

Trouble is, if you're planning using your "Touch Bar" Macbook Pro as a truly versatile mobile workstation, you'll also have to carry around this OWC Dock and it's AC power cord, along with all of the other necessary cords and assorted dongles/adapters (including the .5 meter proprietary USB Cable) you might require for whatever "Pro" job the computer is being utilized for.

And as jonny1976 correctly observed, adding another $300.00 on top of the 3.5K+++ cost
for a 2016 MacBook Pro that comes with at least a discreet video card, it's a rather painful upfront financial investment for many independent small businesses and freelance professionals.

It's like going to a very expensive Restaurant where everything on the menu is ala-cart!

It's not grammar. It's spelling.

Like the spelling for the word you were going for is "gist," not "jist."

This explains so much about last week.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)
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stevielee: This seems like a great multi-port thunderbolt dock - giving back to new MacBook Pro buyers, much of what they already had built in regarding available ports - along with a couple of extra ones - especially backward compatible USB Type A ports as well.

Trouble is, if you're planning using your "Touch Bar" Macbook Pro as a truly versatile mobile workstation, you'll also have to carry around this OWC Dock and it's AC power cord, along with all of the other necessary cords and assorted dongles/adapters (including the .5 meter proprietary USB Cable) you might require for whatever "Pro" job the computer is being utilized for.

And as jonny1976 correctly observed, adding another $300.00 on top of the 3.5K+++ cost
for a 2016 MacBook Pro that comes with at least a discreet video card, it's a rather painful upfront financial investment for many independent small businesses and freelance professionals.

It's like going to a very expensive Restaurant where everything on the menu is ala-cart!

It's "à la carte."

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 19:23 UTC

Lock them up!
Lock them up!
Lock them up!

Or not.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:01 UTC as 93rd comment

For those with no taste.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 5th comment
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Gray Photography: Good, this solves my problem. No Mac Pro for me.

It's called a MacBOOK Pro.

If you're going to whine, at least get the name right.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2198 comments in total)
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JakeB: Next step... a Fujifilm X-E3 with the best of the tech from the T2 in a less expensive package.

I'm not "waiting" for anything.

I'm taking great photographs with my Fujifilm X-E2 right now.

You sound like you don't know this, but often camera manufacturers migrate their tech to other models over time, so eventually I'd like to upgrade.

I'm in no rush, though, like so many of you who chase the latest models.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2198 comments in total)
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JakeB: Next step... a Fujifilm X-E3 with the best of the tech from the T2 in a less expensive package.

I don't care about those other brands.

The next step I'm looking for is the migration of this tech into their midrange X-Ex line.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2198 comments in total)

Next step... a Fujifilm X-E3 with the best of the tech from the T2 in a less expensive package.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies

Perfect for surreptitiously recording a circle jerk.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 8th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)

Can Sony NOT make an ugly camera?

Yeah, it's a tool, got it.

Will no doubt appeal to those with the souls of plumbers.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:06 UTC as 54th comment | 7 replies
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RubberDials: 'They've made a sharper and brighter autofocus lens than anything available in the APS-C E-mount lineup.'

I doubt it's sharper than the Touit 32, perhaps a better lens to compare it with than the 35/1.8 OSS, which chooses itself for those who prioritise stabilisation.

@Theelderkeynes

The evidence does not fit with my unsubstantiated opinion, therefore I shall ignore it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:37 UTC

Let's hear from the "photographers" who think MORE megapixels on a small sensor is a good thing. LOL.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 09:16 UTC as 279th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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JakeB: And one more thing...

It's SAFE to bring on an airplane without blowing up!

@photohounds

Dude, Samsung is getting banned from AIRPLANES because of fire risk AND THEY STILL WON'T ISSUE A GENERAL RECALL BECAUSE IT WILL COST THEM TOO MUCH MONEY.

Good luck with your moral highground, bro.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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