Tape5

Tape5

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Joined on Sep 12, 2011

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No more free accounts with a guarantee of higher fees in future
We should've known Flickr was getting greased up to sell itself with their "terabyte for all" news.
Now Smugmug says as much as you can eat. It's like putting more food on your table while you're in the bathroom bringing up your first Flickr course.

The subscription business model is based on:
1 Surprise the users by offering them something free of charge
2 Give them more
3 Pop their eyeballs by offering them everything they could possibly ask for (the last stage of free)
4 Hit their wallets with a subscription

So if you're looking for an online money spinner idea that will appeal to your financing bankers, fill up the blanks and you're set:

All the XXXXXXX you could possibly XXXXXXXX, for a subscription.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 09:43 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

2 Outright frightening
3 Boring
4 Even more boring
5 Lazy
6 Even more lazy
7 Patronising
8 Boring
9 Even more patronising ( don't we suffer enough from racial attribution errors?)
10 Boring
11 Lazy
12 Slaughtering the available light
13 Another ethnic attribution error (and lazy)
14 You must, must, be kidding. You're not?

I'm sure I'm not the only person who's laughing. And that's a good thing I guess.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 17:19 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies

Watching drones in flight just got one step more irritating knowing some nerd controller could be doing limb movements at the other end.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 05:13 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Yeah.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 21:14 UTC as 25th comment

Noctilux owners eat your hearts out.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 17:31 UTC as 23rd comment

Every time I read about the fight between FF DSLR and mirrorless I remember my Mamiya 7II and my 43 mm.
To this day that camera had the best balance in my hands, the sweetest shutter action, the most amazing optics, and a heartbreaking viewfinder I wish I could swap my eyes with.
And the photos I have printed from that camera are some of my best and most memorable. Selling the thing ranks pretty high among the stupid things I've done.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 16:38 UTC as 258th comment | 11 replies
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)

At the Apple doughnut table:
"Steve, I had a nightmare last night about innocent customers throwing their hard earned cash into a trash can. Cash, trash thing, get it?"
"Shut up Jonny boy, I just got an idea!"

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 18:00 UTC as 34th comment

Nörenberg also asked Canon to keep the lens size manageable: no more than 15lbs (~6.8Kg) and no longer than 16 inches (~40cm).

If Norenberg was your family physician you wouldn't want to ask him for a manageable suppository.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

The Italian artist Piero Manzoni filled 90 cans with his s*%t for the advancement of art and Tate Gallery in London paid 22,300 pounds for number 4. They were titled " The Artist's S*%t"
"The Manzoni was a very important purchase for an extremely small amount of money: nobody can deny that," said a spokesman for the gallery.
A little while later another can was sold in Milan for 80,000 pounds and they are much more expensive now.
It is even revealed that the cans do not even contain what it says on the tin. They are filled with plaster. You can look up the specific gravity for plaster vs s*%t.
This is exactly what Leica is doing at a smaller scale.
And they throw in a great camera for free.
It's how you pitch it, so don't b*%*h it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 10:37 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Canon 2023 tech yours in 2020 thanks to Sony in 2017.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 17:15 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Kind of gadget you need when you stop buying green bananas.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 18:13 UTC as 65th comment
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (361 comments in total)

Legal +.stupid = stupid laws

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 21:53 UTC as 63rd comment

Hey man how much you pay?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 21:59 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

Consumer voyeurism.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 21:47 UTC as 30th comment
In reply to:

Tape5: Only two groups of people subscribe to Adobe CC.
The lovers of digital art who cut from their dope, beer, wine, cigarettes, burgers, and restaurant bills as well as their year long nonsense shopping and wish to own the sea of creativity potential offered,
and the pros who make money out of it.

If you don't belong to either group, Adobe is not interested in you.

@cosinaphile
"never though adobe was interested in their customers"
No kidding.
Tomorrow I am going to politely ask my geography teacher to remove the pictures of Karl Marx and Lenin from above the blackboard in my classroom.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 18:17 UTC

To wish to "go on the offensive" is admitting to having been so far on the defensive.
And that means having desperately lost the fight.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 17:40 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Pity Leica never manufactured toilet seats.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 17:35 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

Gimme a break.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 17:33 UTC as 39th comment

Only two groups of people subscribe to Adobe CC.
The lovers of digital art who cut from their dope, beer, wine, cigarettes, burgers, and restaurant bills as well as their year long nonsense shopping and wish to own the sea of creativity potential offered,
and the pros who make money out of it.

If you don't belong to either group, Adobe is not interested in you.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 17:23 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Some people make money
Then they make a lot of money
Then when no one is watching, they make even more
They make so much money they don't know what to do with it
The hundred large retirement investment in place
Kids are at exclusive private schools
The turbos and the exotics parked in garage
Second and third homes are secured and furnished in Europe and the Alps
The French cellar in order

Damn! What else?
Any old Leica cameras for sale anywhere?

Thanks DPR. I was distracted for a moment from the business of photography.
You brought me back in line.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 19:06 UTC as 33rd comment
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