nicolaiecostel

Lives in Romania Timisoara, Romania
Works as a photographer
Joined on Aug 16, 2011

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On article Have Your Say 2017: the winners (202 comments in total)
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britepixels: It surprises me that no Canon product was in this list. This smacks of Bias. It makes me wonder if the information I get in Reviews is solid or biased.

What Canon product wast worth to be on that list ? The lemon 6D2, the castrated video 5D4 ?

Canon products will be on that list when they will actually be worth it.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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tkbslc: One might say that their drone division.........

..........never got off the ground...

Ba dum tss!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 00:05 UTC

Just like lytro :))

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 21:07 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

Terry is involved in these scandals for years, a few year ago he was in how water for soliciting sexual favors from a minor, if I remember correctly. And models always gossip, everybody in the industry knows what's what.

How the heck do girls keep getting in trouble with him ?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 16:22 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (385 comments in total)

Proper composition, light and retouching are much prefferable to crazy gooey bokeh

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 14:53 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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cpugourou: In France it is totally forbidden and heavily punished (5% of the turnover) for manufacturers to program the death of a product. Like for printers, washing machines etc.

Buy a ink printer in france and it last a decade. Buy one in usa and try to keep it running for a couple of years !

Apple is already under a huge pressure regarding taxes and a lawsuit by the goverment will be underway in january about this battery scandal.

I think your printers were made in the pre-throwaway era, when people actually made a lot of prints so big companies made money on cartridges and paper, so it made sense to make the printer as good as possible.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 14:44 UTC
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cpugourou: In France it is totally forbidden and heavily punished (5% of the turnover) for manufacturers to program the death of a product. Like for printers, washing machines etc.

Buy a ink printer in france and it last a decade. Buy one in usa and try to keep it running for a couple of years !

Apple is already under a huge pressure regarding taxes and a lawsuit by the goverment will be underway in january about this battery scandal.

Haha, France, right. One of my ex collegues from my previous employer was engaged in a research program in *insert french large university center*, in collaboration with some french car manufacturers, they were studying how to worsen the life span and structural behavior of materials commonly used in the car manufacturing business.

He was doing research on plastics, and how to alter their properties in such a way that they mostly last for the duration of the car's warranty cycle. Or at least that's what he bragged about.

I kid you not !

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 20:22 UTC

Law suits agains Apple, a bit of karma striking back, I guess

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 03:43 UTC as 38th comment
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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ThorstenMUC: A 140W CPU and 295W GPU combination in a (big) screen... silently cooled... I really wonder how long this potent hardware can work full-load, before it needs to throttle, to stay within the thermal envelope.
You either need high-performance (loud) fans or a decend sized case, with good ventilation, to allow this hardware to use it's full potential.

If you don't need to cool parts why are m.2 960 nvmes from Samsung failing like crazy due to heat?

Maybe your CPU and GPU are ok with heat but your storage, memory, mobo might not be.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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GrapeJam: You can build a PC with better specs for half the price.

No, it doesn't. Plus, some of the components in the iMac will either be normally clocked or likely underclocked in order to limit heat output, since it's a closed shell, while most components available for PC are overclocked from factory bt rhe third party partners.

A PC this price is going to be a hell of a lot faster, and you can get this maxxed out rig for a lot less if you're willing to give up on MacOS

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: a device like this lacking a single serviceable component strike me as absurd
and also user hostile and disrespectable to the owners and ownership experience

why would anyone drop a small fortune on a pro computer a user cant even add ram to ?.... it is insane... no other word describes it better.

why didn't apple allow at least ram videocard and SSD swapping ? is their arrogance truly as complete as it seems ?

No need, with vega 64 and 4 tb storage (if it isn't nVME based), this machine is behind as we speak

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: I'm generally familiar with what an actual Radeon Pro Vega 64 looks like; it comes in it's own liquid-cooled case, offers 4 HDMI ports, pulls almost 500 watts, and can easily be swapped for another in under 30 seconds. Obviously a real Radeon Vega isn't going to fit into this all-in-one computer, which happens to have 0 ports for external monitors.

Makes me wonder what sort of non-standard / proprietary / customized graphics this thing actually has.

I also can't help but notice there is no audio port (other than a mini-headphone plug). No audio in, and no audio out. Aren't these machines supposed to be built for 'pro' use?

They used to be, now they are for rich posers

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: People refusing to pay 100 bucks for a windows license would rather pay thousands for the "free" Mac OS and logo. Lol

I'm relaxed, people that point out to me that I have to pay 100 bucks for the Win licence aren't. Pleb isn't one that buys a cheaper and more powerfull PC and then makes good use of it, pleb is the one that maxes out his credit card for a facebook machine and bragging rights.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)

People refusing to pay 100 bucks for a windows license would rather pay thousands for the "free" Mac OS and logo. Lol

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Seeing all the comments about this machine being overpriced, I went and did a price check just for fun. Here are the results from Newegg:

Xeon W E7-8890 (18-core) $9775 (can't find similar Xeon W as Apple)
32GB 2666 RAM x 4 $1520
4TB SSD Intel $2370
Radeon Pro Vega 16GB $1600
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Subtotal $15265

This doesn't include the cost of monitor or case or power. I picked workstation-level parts so the costs were above-average. I suppose you could shave a few hundred off here and there if you find better deals, but as a PC user, I'm very surprised that this iMac Pro isn't a ripoff in the literal sense.

Disclaimer: I still wouldn't buy it just because I work on Windows and don't know my way around the Mac OS, I'm just stating my results. Maybe others can piece together a similar PC system for much less than Apple's asking price?

So you couldn't find the exact components, therefore you used different, much more expensive components that will never be in this machine. Great.

You can make a PC with similar specs at half the price.

You're paying 6 grand for the OS and the badge.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: You don't need that processing power, Apple or PC, unless your working with meteorological model forecasting, engineering, or other scientific applications. Perhaps it speeds up some video work, but "Supersize Me" seems to be the marketing trend in camera resolution and processing power. Milking the sheep!

Mate, this is EXACTLY what this machine is for !! We are not talking regular people doing 4k editing, those people have the normal iMac, this is an iMac PRO, which historically has been bought by people with CGI studios, animation, big companies doing low-cost supercomputing.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Lol, are they going on AMD graphics ? A 64 Vega is barely on GTX1080 standards, I was expecting Titans in a mac pro :))

And the abundant number of cores makes me think, again, at AMD threadripper. Which is barely on i9 standard. In fact, in a lot of aplications that don't utilise more than 2-4 cores, like Premiere, Photoshop, etc, my i7 7700k would cream a threadripper :))

And up to 4 tb of storage when we have 10 tb drives on the market ? 6tb drives go for peanuts almost.

Also, the lame 2666 MHz ram makes me thing at AMD, which can't properly utilise fast ram. Heck, I have 3200 Mhz ram in my 6 months old PC

Is Apple proposing bargain-high end components in a high price, high end unit ? Such inovation :))

Linus tech tips made a 22 core xeon unit for video processing in Premiere and found that Premiere does not scale well with cores, and that a 7700k with a much higher 4.3 GHz native frequency had better performance. Ouch

Let's just hope that Adobe jumps on the core train seen as both Amd and Intel are in a core number race.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Lol, are they going on AMD graphics ? A 64 Vega is barely on GTX1080 standards, I was expecting Titans in a mac pro :))

And the abundant number of cores makes me think, again, at AMD threadripper. Which is barely on i9 standard. In fact, in a lot of aplications that don't utilise more than 2-4 cores, like Premiere, Photoshop, etc, my i7 7700k would cream a threadripper :))

And up to 4 tb of storage when we have 10 tb drives on the market ? 6tb drives go for peanuts almost.

Also, the lame 2666 MHz ram makes me thing at AMD, which can't properly utilise fast ram. Heck, I have 3200 Mhz ram in my 6 months old PC

Is Apple proposing bargain-high end components in a high price, high end unit ? Such inovation :))

I didn't see that in the text, might have read it in a hurry., thanks. It's very strange that the ram will be 2666 if they opted for Intel

Could be that they are trying to contain the heat output ? Or maybe the Intel CPU's are slow xeons, with 2. something gigahertz clock and they're trying to match clocks ?!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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ScanSpeak: 6.5 years ago I bought my daughters MacAirs with 4gig ram and 128gig HD with a family Office 365 subscription.

In that time no repairs, no viruses, no payment required OS updates.

Both kids now University Science students and the Macs still run fine.

My point is Macs may seem overpriced (especially today) But I would buy an Apple computer again in a heartbeat especially if I was using it for business and I was my own tech guy. Time is money.

If you don't need top tier performance, you are right. But when you can make a PC for 2500 and the equivalent mac is 5000, then you have a dilemma on your hand.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:22 UTC

Lol, are they going on AMD graphics ? A 64 Vega is barely on GTX1080 standards, I was expecting Titans in a mac pro :))

And the abundant number of cores makes me think, again, at AMD threadripper. Which is barely on i9 standard. In fact, in a lot of aplications that don't utilise more than 2-4 cores, like Premiere, Photoshop, etc, my i7 7700k would cream a threadripper :))

And up to 4 tb of storage when we have 10 tb drives on the market ? 6tb drives go for peanuts almost.

Also, the lame 2666 MHz ram makes me thing at AMD, which can't properly utilise fast ram. Heck, I have 3200 Mhz ram in my 6 months old PC

Is Apple proposing bargain-high end components in a high price, high end unit ? Such inovation :))

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
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