PeaceKeeper

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a YCC
Joined on Apr 1, 2010

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h2k: Interesting what's frontpage nowadays.

And revenue for this page is determined by traffic. I am visiting less. I can't be the only one.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
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h2k: Interesting what's frontpage nowadays.

The quality of this page has certainly taken a downturn over the last few months. I used to check regularly for those in-house articles are read each one.

Now I'm coming here less and less because I'm tired of scrolling through all the BS click-bait.

It has dropped from my 2nd most visited site, to 5th, according to my browser quick-links.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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Michiel953: Gruesome, so sad. Nothing to add really. Thanks to DPR for posting this.

And I can only think of one group who caused this. Congratulations, you just found the flaw in your own statement.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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Michiel953: Gruesome, so sad. Nothing to add really. Thanks to DPR for posting this.

Yeah, kinda like WWII, right? Two groups of crazy stupid people causing a war.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:59 UTC

I think someone should file suit against PETA on behalf of all animals for defamation of character. Is that still a thing?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On article Humor: The 'horrifying' truth about radioactive lenses (188 comments in total)
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BadScience: the drivel that people post about radiation....

there is serious ignorance, and that is more dangerous than anything

How can I believe that 2 + 2 is 4 if I don't have a stack of crayons to physically prove it?

That scientific deduction crap is for the birds. I need hard evidence!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 22:42 UTC

Unless it's apsc/ff with full, manufacturer supported, functional adaptability to f mount lenses(as much as can be), it will not be enough.

They need to go whole hog at this point. They are late to the game and really need to offer something that appeals to current Nikon users before they simply switch to more mature/complete mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 144th comment
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Ron A 19: I've got a 6D and I can say this update looks pretty good. They added a touchscreen, more megapixels, 4K and better AF, so quite a decent update. However, I won't be upgrading because I think the lack of integrated Pokémon Go is a lost opportunity.

They said no 4k in the article. They only referenced the 5d iv as having it.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: There is a very good reason TRIpods have three legs, and it isn't just so they can use the name.

This is a bad design, overall. Someone incorrectly thought "4 legs must be better than 3!" Or simply couldn't get past their distaste for the asymmetric look of a 3-legged plate with a peg on it.

There is, actually. Physics. The device would become unbalanced and unstable. Again, there is a VERY good reason tripods are TRIpods. This device would be much better if they simply got past their distaste for the triangle.

"But it won't fit snugly in our bag! Think of the marketing!!"

Sorry, but it's just a bad way of making a mobile support.

Also, "lol" at attempting to label people who fell for the marketing and now have to engineer their way around the poor design as imaginative. Should have never bought one in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 19:08 UTC

There is a very good reason TRIpods have three legs, and it isn't just so they can use the name.

This is a bad design, overall. Someone incorrectly thought "4 legs must be better than 3!" Or simply couldn't get past their distaste for the asymmetric look of a 3-legged plate with a peg on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies
On article Before and after photos show Big Sur landslide (21 comments in total)
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Impulses: Earth: 1, Highway-1: 0

Or maybe it's gravity: 1, Mountain: 0.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
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babart: Film was a lot simpler. The "sensor" was always the same, except for size.

No.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Did these guy do any real damage or just make a few temporary footprints if any? If you believe in evolution (I don't based on 1st & 2nd laws of thermodynamics) then what, is this just evolution in action? There have been free range Native Americans exploring & living there thousands of years before the NPS put up signs!

Every freedom loving person should read: The Law, 1853 by Frederic Bastiat - it explains how the state use's the law to get Legal Plunder!
bastiat.org/en/the_law.html
People plead guilty who are NOT all the time because the STATE is a 9,000 lb gorilla that will make a punitive example of you if you don't plead guilty!

The laws have nothing to do with the impact a single person, or even 4 people will have on those environments. It's about the impact of thousands of people treading over them. Your comparison to "exploring natives" is flawed, by the simple fact that you fail to accept the difference between one person and many, and the precedent that would be set by NOT making the actions of individuals illegal, and following through with prosecution.

Further, as a country, the US has decided these areas are worthy of protection beyond what is expected of normal public lands. So a comparison to what might be considered the general territory of a native tribe is irrelevant. This is more akin to sacred land being trodden by tribal outsiders. I can tell you, the people who consider that land sacred would not be lenient...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)
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Josh Leavitt: So... Is an announcement for a scaled-down GFX 50S coming up next in a few months? Because I'd be happy to wait if it's going to be 50% of the cost for 90% of the camera like it is between the X-T20 and the X-T2.

Even if it were scaled down in a similar way, the cost difference would not be as dramatic, in terms of ratio/percent. Those features you lose only really represent a few hundred dollars worth of value/production cost. For cameras in that price range it's a huge deal. For a $6500 camera... Not so much.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Maybe not the best bit of PR, but in retrospect I think it will be an important piece of documentation. It's journalism. It isn't supposed to be all rainbows and unicorns.

The rise of this man into a position of power is the most prominent(if disheartening) piece of political news that has happened in the US in decades, and it may turn out to be even more important as time passes. Documenting and understanding history as it happens will help the future make better decisions.

As it is, literally, the only method which people have to hold him accountable for those things he says, yes there is.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Maybe not the best bit of PR, but in retrospect I think it will be an important piece of documentation. It's journalism. It isn't supposed to be all rainbows and unicorns.

The rise of this man into a position of power is the most prominent(if disheartening) piece of political news that has happened in the US in decades, and it may turn out to be even more important as time passes. Documenting and understanding history as it happens will help the future make better decisions.

Which is exactly what I said, and why it's important.

Imagine if we DIDN'T have those newsreels. Imagine if we had no idea what happened to propel Hitler into power.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 01:47 UTC
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FLruckas: Why bother?
They should just stream fake news.
Easier for the incoming CIC to understand.

Commander in Chief. One of the titles the US President holds meaning head of the US military.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 01:30 UTC

Maybe not the best bit of PR, but in retrospect I think it will be an important piece of documentation. It's journalism. It isn't supposed to be all rainbows and unicorns.

The rise of this man into a position of power is the most prominent(if disheartening) piece of political news that has happened in the US in decades, and it may turn out to be even more important as time passes. Documenting and understanding history as it happens will help the future make better decisions.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 01:22 UTC as 81st comment | 17 replies
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deep7: Good article but I wonder about the headline. I'm sure my Olympus EP1 came out before the GH1 and it does shoot video, albeit only 720p. That aspect of the EP1 was very exciting at the time but I found the video could have a sort of "moving grain" in lower light which was pretty ugly.

I still have my EP1. The lack of viewfinder has always and will always annoy me but I still pull it out every now and then because it just feels good. That shutter!

I think the headline refers to video in a viable sense, from a professional, or at least advanced amateur sense... At no point did they say it was the first.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 20:53 UTC

I've greatly reduced my Instagram usage, and refuse to update since they have added phone ID/caller ID and SMS/text information to their list of permissions.

No reason whatsoever they need to know who I am calling or messaging.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:41 UTC as 10th comment
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