dccdp

Works as a software engineer
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I want that Android app. Seriously.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 7th comment

Artists centered on lawsuits. This is the end of art. Welcome to the new era of lawyer-approved "creativity".

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 10:43 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Great. The myth of machines being able to do something meaningful on their own hits again. One more way for the industry to delude itself that cost reduction comes without consequences.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:19 UTC as 19th comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

@StephanBG: I think your intolerance invalidates your argument. Even if the original poster was sexist (which is debatable) that doesn't mean he is completely wrong in anything else he says. One can have strange opinions in a field and still be a valuable contributor in another.

Summary judgements like yours are in fact characteristic to extremist ideologies, history shows at least two examples in the last century. And being self-righteous is a sign of adherence to such an ideology.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Now, let's make a bet, all right?
Just observe the Pentax KP. Now, let *any* mirrorless camera use the same sensor; the KP, because it is a DSLR, will beat them in image quality across entire ISO range. If it doesn't, I buy you a drink!

Why? Heat is the problem with mirrorless cameras made by the Japanese (and Swedish) manufacturers, it influences badly consistent image quality, and the problem must be addressed. It is only partly resolved through constant change of the battery and switching the camera off. Otherwise those cameras would be seriously damaged.

Do you have proof for this, or it's just your opinion? Because except for intense video sessions, all mirrorless cameras I tested had no heat problem and worked flawlessly at normal temperatures.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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wetsleet: "designed to ‘withstand life’s challenges'..."
Um, clearly not. The first challenge is how not to lose the damned lid.

You leave the lid at home and forget about it. They are useless anyway.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
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Petrogel: So a "German company Porsche Design" has teamed up with industry giants Intel, Microsoft and Quanta Computer to copy a 10 year old (f not more) macbook pro design.
That's good NEWS

@sts2 You are right, and it's probably because of OS X, which is definitely a better OS than Windows. On the other hand, I do hope Intel will start focusing again on significant improvements in native CPU performance. I feel a bit weird when my 4.5 yr old laptop behaves pretty much on par with current systems ;) Maybe this new and highly anticipated processor range from AMD (Ryzen) will indeed restart a long-needed competition.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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Petrogel: So a "German company Porsche Design" has teamed up with industry giants Intel, Microsoft and Quanta Computer to copy a 10 year old (f not more) macbook pro design.
That's good NEWS

@sts2 Does your desktop have a SSD or an HDD? Which type? A computer with i7-6700K should be significantly faster than any laptop out there, so there definitely is a problem with the hardware configuration on your desktop. A slow storage device, inadequate cooling that makes the processor run at lower frequencies, maybe too many applications started in Windows, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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Petrogel: So a "German company Porsche Design" has teamed up with industry giants Intel, Microsoft and Quanta Computer to copy a 10 year old (f not more) macbook pro design.
That's good NEWS

Sure, Petrogel, and round corners, too....

I do agree though that OS X is the thing that make macs stand out, it's a great OS. And Apple is wise to restrict it to their own hardware. But this computer doesn't run OS X, and hardware-wise is way better than any MBP. It has a fast current generation processor, it has ports, etc. So, no copy whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
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Petrogel: So a "German company Porsche Design" has teamed up with industry giants Intel, Microsoft and Quanta Computer to copy a 10 year old (f not more) macbook pro design.
That's good NEWS

What's that exclusive and elusive "macbook pro design"? A notebook with a screen and keyboard?? This thing is better than any macbook pro out there, even than that snob-friendly, portless touchbar monstrosity. It's for snobs, too, but at least now there's competition for their money.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
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Aroart: I would never buy another Samsung tablet again after my experience with them.. I have the Note pro 12.5 and after 3 yrs the battery over heats and then shuts off after 10 minutes of use.. I used it to run photoshop apps and scetchbook pro and it would crash at least 4 times a week.. My 6 yr old first gen iPad's battery is still great and probably crashed 3 times in 6 yrs... I'm not an Apple fan boy just a fan of reliable products..

It may come as a surprise, but Apple and Samsung are not the only manufacturers out there.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
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Sezano: This is good news!

Why?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 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 24th 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 53rd comment | 14 replies
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 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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