Matthew Blumenthal

Lives in United States Fremont, USA, United States
Works as a Software QA
Joined on Jun 23, 2009

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On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Does pushing a rock over actually qualify as vandalism? If it was a rock that you didn't like to photograph nobody would care so it isn't the fact that a rock has been damaged but that your photo opportunities have been spoiled.

You can't really compare it to the Taliban's destruction of Buddhist sculpture because nobody made this, or owned it or anything and it has no intrinsic value. Maybe you should all be pleased that your photo's of it have gained in rarity?

I see that man made things are important to you and natural formations less so. To some of us, those natural formations hold beauty that nothing man made ever can. We have collectively been robbed by these people of things of beauty that can inform and delight generations. In a moment they are destroyed.

I am all for significantly upping the penalties for such actions. Make them expensive enough in time and money that the lesson will last a lifetime.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 04:26 UTC
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akjos: I have thought about getting Flickr for long time now. The ONLY thing that kept me from it was the stupid yahoo. Maybe now I can actually get one :)

As are the green hills of earth.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 02:41 UTC

Really glad I don't use them. I trust Verizon not at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 02:36 UTC as 2nd comment

I care, but I'm careful not to put much personal info on facebook for just this reason. I don't trust them at all, but I do want to keep up with friends all across the country. I especially will not put my best photos on there due to this type of thing. (Not that my best is very good. It's not. Still mine though.)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 22nd comment

Beep em. Still not good enough.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 98th comment
On article 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup (123 comments in total)

I have an old Pentax tough camera that I bought for a trip to Hawaii a number of years ago. Pictures are not that great, but I can take them underwater. I can take pictures while kayaking in the ocean where the camera is certain to get wet. I can throw it in my pocket and go places that a larger or less resistant camera wouldn't survive. Works just fine for me.

Would I use it for pictures that need great quality? No. Then, that's not what I bought it for. It works great for what I did buy it for. When this one wears out, I'll get another tough camera. Because sometimes the world is a tough place for a camera to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article 50 lessons learned about mobile photography (74 comments in total)

Seems like a pretty good list. As they said, we don't have to agree with everything. There is certainly enough here to make it worth the time and thought it took to do it, read it, and consider it.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 17:21 UTC as 15th comment
On article Hands-on with Eye-Fi Mobi (43 comments in total)

Looks real nice if it would work for you. Wouldn't for me, so I'm not buying.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 29th comment

If this is good enough, I can remove photoshop from my phone. Just say no.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 6th comment
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

It's not low at all. High priced as a matter of fact. That IS the major complaint. The heck with them.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
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EarthSmiles: This is the holy grail for software companies: Keeping customers on the hook with monthly subscriptions...in perpetuity. Isn't that what Microsoft is doing with the latest version of Office? May both Adobe and Microsoft fail miserably with these ploys (think of the backlash Netflix experienced from their customers), and may some smart competitor step in to take advantage of the customer dissatisfaction.

LibreOffice. Cures the MS dependency. Works quite well.

As for Photoshop? That will take a bit more work. I do like Corel Painter, but it is a different kind of tool, and only partially fills the void.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:34 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

It is interesting to me that the tone of this article basically says: Screw the user, we are doing this because it will work better for us. You guys will just have to like it.

Photoshop is an excellent product. There is no question of that. However, there are other products that will do most of what it does at less cost and without the superior attitude.

It will be interesting to see what happens over the course of the next couple of months. Often, when a change comes about, people react with outrage at first and gradually get used to it. This might happen with CC. Then, it might not. I sure won't pay for it.

Arrogance is often lethal in the software business. Adobe has experienced this before. How is flash on mobile working for you guys?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 336th comment

I keep planning to buy one of the Adobe creative suites. Until now. I have very old versions of Photoshop, but I really wanted to update. My desire is quenched.

I don't do subscriptions. Never have. Never will.

I doubt that this will be a good move for their business.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 588th comment

Looks like the typical BS to me. We want more control of the market so we will squeeze out any competition. I have never bought a nikon product. I will continue not to do so.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2012 at 17:36 UTC as 15th comment
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