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No histogram chimping.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2019 at 22:13 UTC as 14th comment

Never heard of him.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 03:32 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

There's no product with three leg sections, which is an inherently sturdier design than four of five (really?) leg sections. These two tripod models may be for you, but they certainly are not for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 17:52 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

There's nothing to see here anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 15:48 UTC as 58th comment

Though Apple did not say during its WWDC keynote, iOS 13 reportedly will not work on anything earlier than an iPhone 7.

It may be time to upgrade my trusty iPhone 6 this year — or wait yet another year until fall 2020, when iPhone will introduce 5G support. I used my Palm Treo for 10 years, so waiting another year is not a big deal.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2019 at 21:33 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
On article OPPO and Xiaomi demo under-display front cameras (87 comments in total)

Results matter. Give me the best possible performance, quality, and results — without compromise. If a notch is required to do so, I have no problem with that.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2019 at 16:51 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies

Can it play softly? Can it play loudly? What is its dynamic range?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2019 at 20:51 UTC as 58th comment

This snakeskin finish will make me a better photographer, right?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 22:22 UTC as 156th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (580 comments in total)
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new boyz: Medium format is the new full frame.

Actually, 8x10-inch (or even 11x14-inch) sheet film is full frame.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 15:43 UTC
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DotCom Editor: I wish these things worked better as telephones.

Certainly I can make calls using my current smartphone. I didn't say they don't work, I said it would be nice of they worked **better**. The sonic or audio quality of the telephone function of most smartphones has not kept pace with the advancements in other feature aspects of these devices. Not to mention that calls still get dropped regularly. Even the higly regarded Scientific American magazine published an article titled "Why Is Cell Phone Call Quality So Terrible?"

Certainly, much of the blame lies with the carriers, but not all. It will be interesting to see (or hear) if forthcoming 5G technology provides an improvement.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 00:41 UTC

I wish these things worked better as telephones.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 00:11 UTC as 22nd comment | 18 replies

Springtime for Hitler, all over again. Mel Brooks is undoubtedly having a good laugh.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 01:21 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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DotCom Editor: The billions spent annually on data security are a waste of money. It has been shown numerous times that any system can be hacked into — government, retail, manufacturing, transportation, etc. Even security company RSA itself suffered a major breach several years ago.

I've long proposed that organizations cut spending on security to near zero and instead encrypt everything. Let the bad guys have all the data they want; just render it unuseable. But, you've got to encrypt absolutely everything.

This strategy was impractical years ago due to the processing overhead of encryption, decryption, and re-encryption as data is created, modified, and stored, That argument has largely dissipated with today's powerful processors and multi-gigabit transmission speeds. Industry analysts, CIOs, and security executives now agree that this approach has considerable merit, though none will say so publicly. No security exec will ever admit on the record that security is essentially useless.

Well, I expect that some of these people are vegetarian, lol. Regardless, for feature stories I've written over the years, industry people to privately acknowledge that we may be headed in this direction.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 16:23 UTC

The billions spent annually on data security are a waste of money. It has been shown numerous times that any system can be hacked into — government, retail, manufacturing, transportation, etc. Even security company RSA itself suffered a major breach several years ago.

I've long proposed that organizations cut spending on security to near zero and instead encrypt everything. Let the bad guys have all the data they want; just render it unuseable. But, you've got to encrypt absolutely everything.

This strategy was impractical years ago due to the processing overhead of encryption, decryption, and re-encryption as data is created, modified, and stored, That argument has largely dissipated with today's powerful processors and multi-gigabit transmission speeds. Industry analysts, CIOs, and security executives now agree that this approach has considerable merit, though none will say so publicly. No security exec will ever admit on the record that security is essentially useless.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 15:55 UTC as 25th comment | 9 replies

Just like studio television cameras of the 1950s.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 19:51 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

This "film product," as you call it. What would it be used for?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:39 UTC as 16th comment

Sorry, never heard of her.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 00:12 UTC as 135th comment | 25 replies
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justmeMN: "he botched eight weddings"

At least he's consistent. :-)

I wonder how many marriages he botched...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2019 at 20:35 UTC

This will be great for weddings. Photographers won't even need to bring their cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2019 at 02:55 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

These photos are in the public domain.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2019 at 02:52 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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