Impulses

Lives in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
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Joined on Apr 7, 2013

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Eleson: I have a hard time understanding ppl saying NAS is overkill for home use.
(These for sure are, though)
Most homes have more than one PC.
As a storage and backup solution they make perfect sense to me, and pricing starts well below $100 + disks for a 2-3 disk solution, and double that for a 4 disk solution.

I think the people saying it's overkill for *them* (not for home use in general) are single or single system homes... I have a desktop, plenty of drive space in it, even if I had a laptop I'd just use some sorta docking station... It'd be faster to access either way, cheaper, and easier to manage. Now for families and anybody that's managing 3+ PCs then yeah, a NAS makes a ton of sense IMO.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
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Neez: The 32 vs 64bit architecture doesn't make much of a difference for most people. It's the fact that the Annapurna cpu is an ARM processor vs the intel which is x86. This make a huge difference because apps have to be written for either. ARM is much more limited in apps, it has nothing to do with business apps are mentioned on this review, the app store is far more limited in general.

However, most photographers probably won't care about apps. They just want a huge file server with raid redundancy incase a drive fails. Both will be fast, and either will do the job just fine.

I agree, they make a ton of sense for work teams, families, and environments with lots of laptops... Because keeping 2+ external drives per system for storage+backup just gets messy... They're kinda overhyped by some enthusiasts tho.

For single user scenarios and particularly desktop users that don't need a ton of storage (4K video etc), a category I'm in too, I'd rather just keep it local and directly attached... Faster, cheaper, and a cloud service is good enough for off site redundancy.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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sh10453: In addition to the cloud storage, I'm quite happy with my two, simple, 6TB, USB 3.0, External drives.
I had looked at NAS systems, a while back, and decided against them.
For the cloud I use Degoo (a Swedish company) for most of my cloud storage.
They give 100GB of free cloud storage, which is quite generous (link below), but you can buy as much more as you need; not a bad offer to try them out:
https://degoo.com/g/IbJT56H

I have used Degoo for the past year, and I have never encountered any down time.

Disclaimer: I am not associated with Degoo in any way.

Laptop users are the other common scenario for NAS... Since most of their storage will be external to begin with which means two disks right off the bat, I'm still clinging to my desktop and probably always will as long as it makes sense to build my own.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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sh10453: In addition to the cloud storage, I'm quite happy with my two, simple, 6TB, USB 3.0, External drives.
I had looked at NAS systems, a while back, and decided against them.
For the cloud I use Degoo (a Swedish company) for most of my cloud storage.
They give 100GB of free cloud storage, which is quite generous (link below), but you can buy as much more as you need; not a bad offer to try them out:
https://degoo.com/g/IbJT56H

I have used Degoo for the past year, and I have never encountered any down time.

Disclaimer: I am not associated with Degoo in any way.

NAS really start to make sense if you're collaborating or just sharing content (work teams, families, etc), or if you just have loads of content (namely video, 4K in particular)... As a single user I'm sticking with a couple of externals myself and a cloud solution for off site redundancy.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
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AgatePassPhoto: Honest question: was DP Review paid by Boeing to post the video? If I recall, DP Review staff are in Seattle (aka BoeingLand)

Such a pressing question that you had to write it in twice in the same comments section!

/smh

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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mosswings: DPR: home of wet blanket whiny commenters. That's some dang good formation flying, folks.

They at least need to step up their wit, angry and whiny is just not very amusing...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

The Britton Destroyer of DPR!

He must be doing a pretty awful demolition job if DPR is still going 8 years later... Man up Barnacle!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 21:57 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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CrimsonKng: Now that they are down, let's kick them and make them feel worse. I don't know what its like to run a multi-million dollar company but I'm sure its an undertaking of huge proportions, that neither you or I know anything about, but how quickly we stand in judgement, instead of showing loyalty by writing letters of commendation instead of letters saying what we would do, if we were in charge. How proud and puffed up we can be at times. I am ashamed to see that this is how we act. This is Nikon's 100th year in business, wouldn't it feel better to applaud them and let them know how much you appreciate their labor, instead of voicing what you think they've done wrong and picking apart the things they put together, to celebrate their achievement. Why because you don't agree with their choices, or you think they are charging too much? Just don't buy them. Join me in showing them our gratitude, for what they've done to this industry that we all love so much. Stop kicking them they are hurt.

Corporations don't need anyone's gratitude nor pity... If they're down at all it's because they haven't been listening to customers to begin with.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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Impulses: Interesting... But the backed seems like it's gonna rely on quite a bit of AI and/or automatic algorithms, is it done server side or what (didn't read the details sorry)... Seems like you could get the same end result with a GoPro on an appropriate attachment/clip and Google Photos' Assistant, the latter can produce pretty good looking clips all on its own using both photos and videos... And it lets you re-edit it's automated stuff to change the music etc.

meant backend not backed

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 12:28 UTC

Duh, also... Make sure you know what you're wiping off it and never do it in anger, so to speak... Rubbed the anti glare coating off a 1" section of an old 19" Samsung CRT that way, granted it was like 7 years old so it was probably bubbling or something, still looked worse all scratched up tho.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 12:26 UTC as 6th comment

Interesting... But the backed seems like it's gonna rely on quite a bit of AI and/or automatic algorithms, is it done server side or what (didn't read the details sorry)... Seems like you could get the same end result with a GoPro on an appropriate attachment/clip and Google Photos' Assistant, the latter can produce pretty good looking clips all on its own using both photos and videos... And it lets you re-edit it's automated stuff to change the music etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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DPPMetro: Another ad for a kickstarter?

As a rule, I no longer bother with Kickstarters and crowdfunding because all of the outright scams, disappointments, and frauds lurking around there.

If you use common sense it's pretty easy to pick realistic projects that will succeed...

That being said, projects that combine hardware + software to a large degree tend to be the trickiest by far (ie not just a control app for an electronic device, but something beyond like the intelligent culling/editing suggested here).

I've participated in like a dozen and I'm pretty happy with all but one maybe... A lot of them were for things that aren't electronic gadgets tho, and from designers or companies that already had a track record or some manufacturing experience.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

Because all those airline execs making plane buying decisions are likely to be influenced by a cute video on DPR on a Friday... Barney must be on his way to cash the check right now.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
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CopCarSS: If they had made it anymore dramatic, one of the pilots would have had to go inverted to "communicate" with the other.

I feel the need...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:34 UTC
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CameraCarl: Exciting new plane with narrower than ever seats and even less legroom. "Pretty cool" if you are a millionaire and can ride in first class; cramped and uncomfortable for everyone else.

Plus airlines set legroom...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
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DFPanno: As a pilot and photographer I'll give you two thumbs up!

Err weird that was obviously a reply meant for the legroom comment...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
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DFPanno: As a pilot and photographer I'll give you two thumbs up!

Different airlines will configure that differently I think...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:28 UTC
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KCook: It never spells out which plane is which. But the bigger of the two is enormous for a twin engine airplane!

Kelly

The tails are marked... Seems to be the trend engine wise, going for efficiency.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:27 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

This is Nikon's Lunar moment, because somebody had to partake in this kinda tomfoolery once Hassy wised up...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 03:59 UTC as 20th comment
On article Video: shooting the streets of Tokyo with the X-T20 (11 comments in total)
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rjaywallace: Chris - You are most fortunate that your Fuji hosts did not hang you by your USB cable for that shot of you carrying the X-T20 dangling from your mouth by a wrist strap. The light weight spec is one thing, foolish is quite another. /Ralph

I cringed a little too... I think he's always said he prefers wrist straps tho, guess he's gotten creative and adept with them! I use a wrist strap often, but only on my actual wrist. :P

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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