Road Trip

Road Trip

Lives in United States SoCal, United States
Joined on Nov 16, 2003

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On article Verizon follows AT&T, drops Huawei smartphones (33 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: I remember back in the good ol days when porn drove a large part of the consumer technology industry (vcr, camcorders, etc.). ;) We seem to be answering to the spy industry more nowadays. It is like the cold war is heating up again, except with some new players involved.

"Good times, Hawkins, good times!" - Sir Roger Daggenhurst, from "The Man Who Knew Too Little".

JND - don't forget the always-listening Alexa devices.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 04:52 UTC
On article Verizon follows AT&T, drops Huawei smartphones (33 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "It appears the government's security concerns over Chinese spying through telecommunications infrastructure will likely delay the implementation of 5G technology in the US."

https://www.eff.org/nsa-spying

Lets not forget... Again how American government is having nice logic that it is bad if others are spying them, but it is just good to if US is spying everyone else....

How about moral rule "It is evil to spy others, so let's not do that!"?

Don't do others that you don't accept others to do to you....

Why is it millions try to sneak into the USA every year, but no Americans are trying to get OUT?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 04:48 UTC
On article Verizon follows AT&T, drops Huawei smartphones (33 comments in total)
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Snudur: Most apple products are also made in china. I personally have a Huawei Mate 9 Pro. Its a stellar device, just updated to the newest Android system. No problems with it, and I doubt that the chinese will have any use for my data. I actually think that american companies like google, apple, facebook and such collect much more sensitive data. Huawei has even gone out of their way to promise that no data will be collected without the knowledge of the customer. I think this is just the Trump administration being scared that they might "lose" to the chinese. Huawei is already bigger than apple and is closing in on samsung. P.s. many laptops and other devices use Huawei wifi chips in them.

'Huawei has even gone out of their way to promise that no data will be collected without the knowledge of the customer.'
Have you ever installed an APP of ANY kind?
Almost all of them want access to your files, contacts, images, wifi info, data, location, texts, incoming calls and outgoing calls.
THAT is what the gov't needs to look into and stop.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 04:46 UTC
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Road Trip: I crew for a balloon, and I am a member of DP Review here.
Yes, pilots are usually always looking for crew, they need someone they can depend on, so if they call you and you can't help, they won't call much longer. You may be asked to crew when your favorite show is on TV, or game on the weekend, or whenever, we usually fly about 15 minutes after sun up, and about 2 to 3 hours before sun down.
The guy I crew for also won't fly if it is over about 94 degrees, hence the early and late in the day times.
If you are going to fly, my pilot won't tell you, it will be a time when he was plenty of other crew, and just as we are ready to take off, if he has room, he will say 'Tom get in' (or whoever), and that's it - you're going. It may be after the 3rd flight, or the 12th flight, but the experience is like none other - you are floating in air and it is dead-silent. It's AWESOME.
PS - the burners are not so loud - but they are HOT - the top of your head will feel it if you are tall!

Wish I could edit typos - I meant HAS - 'it will be a time when he HAS plenty of other crew....'
Also, my pilot likes to stay about 800' above ground, it's nice, when we go over neighborhoods you can talk to folks on the ground in a normal voice - it's kinda funny, but the real fun is when you land on a street in a neighborhood - balloons attract kids and it's just fun to see their reactions. The key is to find a place with no power lines or light posts.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 04:26 UTC

I crew for a balloon, and I am a member of DP Review here.
Yes, pilots are usually always looking for crew, they need someone they can depend on, so if they call you and you can't help, they won't call much longer. You may be asked to crew when your favorite show is on TV, or game on the weekend, or whenever, we usually fly about 15 minutes after sun up, and about 2 to 3 hours before sun down.
The guy I crew for also won't fly if it is over about 94 degrees, hence the early and late in the day times.
If you are going to fly, my pilot won't tell you, it will be a time when he was plenty of other crew, and just as we are ready to take off, if he has room, he will say 'Tom get in' (or whoever), and that's it - you're going. It may be after the 3rd flight, or the 12th flight, but the experience is like none other - you are floating in air and it is dead-silent. It's AWESOME.
PS - the burners are not so loud - but they are HOT - the top of your head will feel it if you are tall!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 03:45 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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stevo23: Again, who gave her permission to do this? Was he so young that he didn't know to ask for it? Where were his agents at the time? I think a child has been exploited.

AlanG - so if Bruno Mars or his family did not pay her for the pic/session, then she just took it for free, but now she posted it without Bruno's permission - or did he sign a release? One way or another, someone paid someone - or is going to pay someone.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
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azDavin: Did he or his parents sign a modeling a modeling release for her to post it?

No release necessary? Why is that?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
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Fujica: Such nonsense to say something like this happens by accident.

If it would happen as a placeholder by accident for a new website. The image could well have been an image of an applepie. No need to use the 'real' image.

It was either because tethertools wanted to go cheap and thought that such generic image would not cause such fuss, or because it was placed out of ignorence.

I do not believe in accidents like this from such company that deals with professional photographers each day.

Fujica - we are talking Tethertools here - not Canon, Leica, Nikon, Mercedes, Wal-Mart, Samsung, Sony... gheesh

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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entoman: I can't help wondering who brought the Tether Tools announcement to the attention of staff at Fstoppers, and subsequently to dpr.

Could it perhaps have been Tether Tools?

But guys, that is how it works in PR - EVERY company produces PR messages - it's nothing new or earth-breaking.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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riknash: Not a typical response from a company. Usually its denial all the way until publicly shamed. Kudos to Tether Tools

Yes, Tethertools is a multi-multi-million dollar company with several millions to be made on this product (sic)

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: Having your work taken without permission can pay off. It happened to me and it was the easiest $500 I ever made. They didn't even put up a fight. They apologized and we negotiated a price for a one-time use. Worked out great.

and they owned up to it, didn't they?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
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cosinaphile: i initially praised the quick action by teathertools ... however reading others comments has me rethinking why they were using his work in the first place
for web development without permission.. isnt that just another form of commercial use ?.... also done apparently without permission or request of any kind.

Cosinaphile: Did you even read their (Tethertools) reply? They owned up to it and compensated the shooter for it. It's not like a corporate giant stole it, their reply and how they handled it sounds fine to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (298 comments in total)
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Enginel: I think there is much worse problem not mentioned in text: most of film camera shutters were not made for tens of hundreds of actuations like those in digital cams.
And in cameras with leaf shutter it's closed by default so with you're not liveview option like with a real digital cam.

Never in my life did we EVER discuss shutter actuation numbers in film cameras. Never. Nobody even THOUGHT about it. I have F2's and F3's I have pushed probably 15,000 rolls of film through, and that's being conservative.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 06:01 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (298 comments in total)

I have been into 35MM for 40 years. From day one I always thought (and ONLY thought) a film camera body was for moving a piece of film onto a plane, exposing it, and advancing it to the take-up reel. Every single film camera body in existence does the SAME thing. Even metering 'for the most part' is exactly the same across all manufacturers. The difference? Motor drive speed (if you use one), and, across manufacturers, lens quality.
As long as I can use my old lenses on my new DSLR bodies, I'm good.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 05:56 UTC as 9th comment
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Terry Breedlove: Brazil sucks that is why all the hot Super Models leave there and come here to the U.S.A

This breedlove guy is a legend in his own mind. I am very familiar with Brazil, unlike him (most likely) I have spent a fair amount of time there. Extreme poverty - yes, extreme crime - yes, but like any other country, it has good people as well. It's a shame someone 'so educated, so smart', has to talk down to an entire country, to paint the entire country with the same, wide brush. That tells me he has never been there for any amount of time, if ever.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Brazil sucks that is why all the hot Super Models leave there and come here to the U.S.A

Why would you say a country sucks?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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bolador: Here in Argentina as in several South American countries Nikon has only one official provider (the same in most countries) prices are as high as almost doubles grey (smuggled) market.. for one year of warranty you may buy two cameras instead.. you can find unofficial service easily.. is the reason why in some countries you find canon almost exclusively...
Put an eye in your resellers Nikon..

if you are paying that much for a D7000, D7100, D7200, that's your own fault, I see them all the time every day for $650~ USD.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:52 UTC
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ISOhappy: Closing shops around the world, and still can't even fill D850 preorders from August. Does not bode well for Nikon.

pretty popular camera, eh?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
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Biowizard: Along with using ancient Videocon tubes to measure sensor sizes, and applying crop factors to all sensors smaller than 135, but never for sensors bigger, one more thing perplexes me about the world of photography: "GREY Imports"?!!

We live in a global economy; I can by my laptop from the USA, my wine from France, my show posters from Italy. It's up to me. So why do CAMERA manufacturers, almost uniquely, try to punish those who buy a camera in one country, for use in another? What is GREY about me picking up a new camera body while on vacation in Japan and bringing it back to the UK? Why should my warranty cease to apply?

It's high time the concepts of "GREY" imports and a "GREY" market were banned.

Brian

So, if you will only buy from a company that sells and services in your country, what do all the people do in smaller countries? Is there a sales and service rep in Chile? Venezuela? Peru? Bolivia? Just asking.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
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EcoR1: This propably wont effect Nikon’s bussiness much, but the overall perception of the company will take a hit. Again.

This is the 2010's - most folks, when they see a company pull out of a country or drop a product line, they know it is because they can't make money there. It is ingrained in our logic now, and it wasn't 20 years ago. Businesses are in business to make money, not lose money to make a very small segment happy. This is the business model of Leica and Hasselblad, and it's not a bad one.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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