dccdp

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On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (291 comments in total)

I thought buying a lens comes from a necessity, not all the way around. A beginner should first learn to use the camera, and after a while the need for a new lens will come naturally.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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dccdp: I'm not from the US so I am not familiar with the intricacies of the American politics. Still... Isn't this kind of whining about one's side losing the election characteristic to more immature democracies? I mean, seeing all these hater comments that find a lot of weird reasons for why Democrats lost (such as "voters are stupid Vodka-drinking rednecks"), makes me think about countries that only now discover democracy, unaccustomed with concepts such as dealing with different opinions, having respect for the one who disagrees with yourself, diversity, and tolerance.

@Mark Nguyen: I find your comment offensive, and indeed a proof of what I said about this being in fact pure intolerance.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
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dccdp: I'm not from the US so I am not familiar with the intricacies of the American politics. Still... Isn't this kind of whining about one's side losing the election characteristic to more immature democracies? I mean, seeing all these hater comments that find a lot of weird reasons for why Democrats lost (such as "voters are stupid Vodka-drinking rednecks"), makes me think about countries that only now discover democracy, unaccustomed with concepts such as dealing with different opinions, having respect for the one who disagrees with yourself, diversity, and tolerance.

@RidgeRunner22. You completely missed my point. I never said people shouldn't talk about it, I was talking about how people should gracefully admit the defeat, and realize that in a free country there are indeed valid opinions different than their own. They can continue to disagree but they must not hate. Instead, a lot of haters put their head in the sand and keep deluding themselves by saying that people who voted for the Republicans are stupid. And that's all the insight they seem capable of. This looks like intolerance to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 15:55 UTC

I'm not from the US so I am not familiar with the intricacies of the American politics. Still... Isn't this kind of whining about one's side losing the election characteristic to more immature democracies? I mean, seeing all these hater comments that find a lot of weird reasons for why Democrats lost (such as "voters are stupid Vodka-drinking rednecks"), makes me think about countries that only now discover democracy, unaccustomed with concepts such as dealing with different opinions, having respect for the one who disagrees with yourself, diversity, and tolerance.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 48th comment | 14 replies
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Imges look ok, nothing impressive.

He is talking about the camera, and I am pretty sure the camera won't mind someone telling its pictures are nothing impressive.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

Actually, a lot of the "easily available information" shows I am correct (it's not even my assessment), you simply have to read the sources without limiting yourself to your preconceptions. For example, the time Google started to develop Android based on the Linux kernel and tools, Linux was aleady established as a dominant force. Android is just one of the newest beneficiaries of an already solid, widespread and proven environment. In fact, Google chose Linux precisely because it was already strong and proven, it is obviously not the other way around.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

@HowaboutRAW Well, I cannot explain why you are wrong without going too technical which would be out of topic. And those Wikipedia pages only tell that the naming is a matter of opinion and the boundary between branded UNIX systems and various "UNIX-like" degrees is not at all clear.

I'll just tell you one thing. As it is, from a technical point of view, and through true understanding of the UNIX history, Linux is the OS that actually kept UNIX relevant to this day. Without Linux, UNIX' failure (and lack of vision) in the '80s to enter the x86 market would have been made permanent, and without the huge x86 market, UNIX would have remained niche. This also applies to the large expansion of Linux to other architectures, most notably ARM. It's really a long story, too complicated for a site like dpreview, which does not focus on OS internals, standards, software architecture and software design philosophy.

Just take my word for it. Or don't. UNIX will not change because of it.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

@howaboutraw I didn't argue with that, I was only talking about the OS being a true UNIX except for the actual branding.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 00:31 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

@howaboutraw: Yes, but that does not make an OS less than it is. Application level is not the OS.

@darngooddesign: I am a professional not a "fanboy", and I teach a University-level OS course, while you seem to be a random bystander that laughs at things beyond their understanding. Enjoy the show, don't let your eyes water too thoroughly ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

Not finding an application for an OS has nothing to do with the nature of the OS itself. UNIX variants are not necessarily compatible at the binary level, in fact there are a lot of different UNIX platforms that don't run the same software at the application level. Applications may be ported on some variants, and missing on others, that's irrelevant to the OS.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

@rialcnis: OSX is true UNIX, nothing is missing. Windows doesn't run Linux natively, that new thing MS made in cooperation with Ubuntu only provides a subset of the functionality.

@howaboutraw: Linux is UNIX for all intents and purposes, except branding. It completely follows all the standards, the architecture is the right one, in fact Linux is currently the most influential project/product in the UNIX family.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
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Daft Punk: Let's put the "wow ain't that cool !" aspect of this to one side and have a think for a moment.

The issues around invasion of privacy / anti social behaviour / security around this are huge.

Imagine your neighbour or enemy having one of these. It could create considerable conflict.

Tough laws on the use of drones are inevitable. Probably with draconian penalties. Stunts like this, while undoubtedly cool and interesting , will alarm law makers and hasten the application of strict controls.

@LukeDuciel, so anyone who doesn't agree with you is suffering from some kind of fobia, then? Nice way to shade your intolerance.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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dccdp: It looks like there is a fan inside the enclosure (right side). Doesn't its vibrations interfere with taking long exposures, especially at higher focal lengths?

No, that's definitely a fan. If you look closely you can see the blades.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 16:49 UTC

It looks like there is a fan inside the enclosure (right side). Doesn't its vibrations interfere with taking long exposures, especially at higher focal lengths?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:26 UTC as 39th comment | 8 replies
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Favorable Exponynt: dirty solution. Can't use the VF no more. Make one that cools from the bottom that is attached like a grip.

You don't need the VF. If you are serious about astrophotography, you already have a good telescope and the gear to attach the camera to it.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:19 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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Lucas1964: There is nothing wrong with admiring the high tech that Sony incorporates into these camerabodies. There is also nothing wrong in mentioning the main flaws of Sony: a line of APS-C lenses that is at best dissapointing (either too bulky, too expensive or too much lacking in IQ). Colour science that is difficult to handle. Menu structures that are a pita. A random stream of body releases that leave many early buyers out in the cold.

I don't see why we shouldn't mention these flaws in forums alongside the true admiration for their cunning engineering brlilliance in the field of sensors and LSI's. Maybe Sony will one day hire some real photographers and address these shortcomings. Until then, I am tempted by these bodies, but at the same deterred by the grave pitfuls mentioned above.

There is definitely something wrong in enumerating flaws without any explanation. What problems does Sony have with color science? Do you honestly believe they are hesitant in this field while at the same time they make excellent sensors everybody else uses? And the rant about menus is very subjective. They are just some menus with options, they don't prevent you taking good pictures. You could say the same about Olympus or Canon, it's a matter of preference, and they work fine in all cases.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
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dccdp: Isn't the Vuze name taken? How limited is the human imagination?

http://www.vuze.com/

It actually can be. I happened to download Linux distributions for work using bittorent (maybe even vuze) more than once. It's pretty fast and reliable.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
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dccdp: Isn't the Vuze name taken? How limited is the human imagination?

http://www.vuze.com/

And how good it'll do to their image! ;) The association, I mean.

Although, to be fair, Vuze is just a tool, it can be used for legitimate purposes.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:18 UTC

Isn't the Vuze name taken? How limited is the human imagination?

http://www.vuze.com/

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:46 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
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dccdp: Well, I have a different perspective. Let me fix your text for you:

"Another year, another iPhone, the usual chorus of Internet writers going to great lengths to tell the world how magical and deserving of being worshipped this gadget is"

Eric, do you think that insulting me is the best possible way of supporting your view (whatever that is)?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
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