BLongborough

Lives in United Kingdom Abersychan, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Dec 29, 2008

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On article Best drones in 2020 (74 comments in total)

Sad that the Magic Mini DJI Fly app is not compatible with a bunch of phones, including my Moto.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2020 at 22:44 UTC as 7th comment
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Vahab: Samsung.

My washing machine.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
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Brian P Smith: The missing intervalometer on cameras that cost this much is *really* irritating to me on the EOS R and the A7iii/riii...

Yes, though there are a number of non-Canon remote controls available which include an intervalometer. For an example, PIXEL TW-283/E3.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 20:54 UTC

That's ridiculous. It didn't say how you fill it with coal and water.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 19:33 UTC as 209th comment | 1 reply

When I read "Lightroom on the Camera [Display]", I remember, with much laughter and spilling of hot drinks, the day that IBM launched Lotus 1-2-3 for the mainframe.

Leaving aside, of course, the loathsome Adobe brand name.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2018 at 15:14 UTC as 55th comment
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AlanG: This would be a good money making idea for Kodak.

Hmm, noodles with blockchain. Flavoursome!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 16:00 UTC

New Anchors arrived (UK, eight days elapsed) and fitted. Good job, PD - excellent customer service.

The only dilemma left is whether to hang by the side, or by the corner, of the triangular split ring. LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 11:17 UTC as 9th comment

Anyone have any thoughts on this as a portrait lens? Is f/2.8 too much of a limitation?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 11:22 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Getty ought to read this:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062608?hl=en

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 18:59 UTC as 7th comment
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dr.noise: (in a shop)
... Is that price or framerate?

If you think that's the price, I think you're being a bit optimistic. I suspect we're talking, like, USD 50K here.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 13:23 UTC
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BLongborough: Just three points about blockchain:

1. To my (limited) perception, the only problem it solves when compared with "conventional" systems is the need to trust a central "authority" (or "group of authorities")

2. But in order to ensure "trust no-one", you need to keep and update your own copy of the blockchain distributed database, which, with the current technology used by Bitcoin as an example, takes um a huge amount of space.

@goactive I didn't realise that was possible, especially as "my" version of transaction history may be different from the network if I don't stay connected and validate the whole blockchain for myself.

Do you have a pointer as to how I could achieve this?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 14:49 UTC
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BLongborough: Just three points about blockchain:

1. To my (limited) perception, the only problem it solves when compared with "conventional" systems is the need to trust a central "authority" (or "group of authorities")

2. But in order to ensure "trust no-one", you need to keep and update your own copy of the blockchain distributed database, which, with the current technology used by Bitcoin as an example, takes um a huge amount of space.

@tailings Sorry, I was going to add something about how to pay for the service, but my ideas were too vague even to ask...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 14:47 UTC

Just three points about blockchain:

1. To my (limited) perception, the only problem it solves when compared with "conventional" systems is the need to trust a central "authority" (or "group of authorities")

2. But in order to ensure "trust no-one", you need to keep and update your own copy of the blockchain distributed database, which, with the current technology used by Bitcoin as an example, takes um a huge amount of space.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies

"Don't worry too much, though".

It's OK, don't worry, they've only withdrawn support for network drives.

It's amazing how, when something they do is successful, Google manages to eff it up.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 22:20 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Why such an elephantine working set? Or, in other words, why does it need 8Gb of RAM? (Which I don't have.)

Somebody needs to realise that Windows users are not Mac users for a reason...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:49 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (59 comments in total)

"You will need to restart your computer before you can use whatsitsname".

No, thanks, and please stop wasting my time. Can we have Picasa back?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 13th comment
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M Chambers: I'm surprised to see Turkey on the list. While it is a mostly Muslim country they're not in the Middle East and they're actually extremely tolerant (at least compared to others) of non Muslims.

I actually travel between UK and Turkey about six times a year. Security at Istanbul Airport is pretty robust - a minimum of two checks. Certainly more robust that at Birmingham, the other end.

And now I can't take my camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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Ed Ingold: The ostensible reason is an upsurge in "chatter" regarding concealing explosives in electronic devices. However the motives efficacy of this measure are questionable. Most terrorist bombs have been in checked baggage, which receive far less scrutiny than carry on items. Secondly, it only applies to non-US aircraft, and only to those departing from the 10 cited airports. These are actually major business and leisure hubs, due to their central location, affecting a lot of travelers not from terrorist countries. It would be simple for a "terrorist" to change planes in a non-proscribed airport.

The only discernible effect is to give US based airlines a competitive advantage in international travel. It may be short-lived if other countries reciprocate against US airlines. For me, No Cameras, No Travel! I'll drive to Yosemite (et. al.).

If I were a terrist wanting to disrupt stuff, I'd probably "chatter" about all sorts of b*ll*x, precisely to get the "intelligence" services to enact this kind of stupidity and make people angry.

A sort of "denial of service attack" on the credibility of the intelligence community.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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chupacabra1: I'm fine for a safer America. It's not the end of the world guys, lol.

If you really want a safer US (America in general is fine), then get rid of Trumpolini.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:08 UTC

(1) Annie Leibovitz; (2) Henri Cartier-Bresson

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 107th comment
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