Barty L

Barty L

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Lobster Deportment Tutor
Joined on Jul 23, 2016
About me:

Blurting out random nonsense since 1965.

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Tungsten Nordstein: Do colour-graders wear suits whilst they work, in Australia?

Actually in Australia we all go-around butt-naked all the time, unless there are visitors from overseas, in which case we temporarily don 3-piece business suits. It's the constant 28°C temperature and 60% humidity that enables the lifestyle.

A suit is a terrible confinement when you're not used to clothing, so we're quite glad when you leave and we can go back to being 'us' again.

The only time we depart from this is on 'Straya Day, when we dress up as monotremes and dry-hump an effigy of James Cook.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2018 at 00:12 UTC
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Aroart: Men use Manfrotto and hipsters choose Domkeeeeee...

Ah yes, "Donkey" bags. As used by donkeys.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 02:14 UTC
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rogerstpierre: The USA "legal" system will never cease to amaze me. The "copy" wasn't copyrighted at the time the stamps were issued, hence was IMO perfectly legal for everyone to use its image up to the time a copyright wad issued, at which point the stamp was phased out. What was the damage done that necessitated compensation? If anything, the artist should compensate UPS for the publicity his work received! Furthermore, would the artist made such a flagrant copy of the original at the time the original was still protected by copyright, surely he would have been sued and lost, hard to understand how he got his copyright.

Let's see, cleverly renames poster "Drive" as "StuckonRoad" (oh ho ho ho ho), calls them a "troll" and right there in the same paragraph claims to have responded "without resorting to childish name calling". Almost as if its primary motor cortex operates in the absence of frontal lobes. Fascinating.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2018 at 08:39 UTC
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rogerstpierre: The USA "legal" system will never cease to amaze me. The "copy" wasn't copyrighted at the time the stamps were issued, hence was IMO perfectly legal for everyone to use its image up to the time a copyright wad issued, at which point the stamp was phased out. What was the damage done that necessitated compensation? If anything, the artist should compensate UPS for the publicity his work received! Furthermore, would the artist made such a flagrant copy of the original at the time the original was still protected by copyright, surely he would have been sued and lost, hard to understand how he got his copyright.

@ShrivelStick - ah, I remember you from the old Off Topic days. I recognised the same 80-point IQ and the same 80-word vocabulary. How are you, Cletus? Are you well? You know, with the recent sad passing of Koko the Gorilla there may be an opening for you in a lab. This would be your chance to learn to understand up to 2000 words and almost half as many symbols. You should totally go for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
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rogerstpierre: The USA "legal" system will never cease to amaze me. The "copy" wasn't copyrighted at the time the stamps were issued, hence was IMO perfectly legal for everyone to use its image up to the time a copyright wad issued, at which point the stamp was phased out. What was the damage done that necessitated compensation? If anything, the artist should compensate UPS for the publicity his work received! Furthermore, would the artist made such a flagrant copy of the original at the time the original was still protected by copyright, surely he would have been sued and lost, hard to understand how he got his copyright.

@FeelDumb - so you had to consult a dictionary (must've hurt), managed to type/copy all the words, yet there's still no evidence of an understanding.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 03:15 UTC
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Martin JC: "US Postal Service ordered to pay $3.5m after using photo of Statue of Liberty replica" means you and me as US taxpayers pay $3.5m for US Postal Service employee incompetence....

Alternatively, one might start with the premise that your population constitutes a community with common interests, and that those that take advantage of publicly-funded infrastructure and services such as roads, hospitals, police, education, military have some obligation to contribute where possible. Those who choose not to contribute (where capable), are parasites.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 03:13 UTC
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rogerstpierre: The USA "legal" system will never cease to amaze me. The "copy" wasn't copyrighted at the time the stamps were issued, hence was IMO perfectly legal for everyone to use its image up to the time a copyright wad issued, at which point the stamp was phased out. What was the damage done that necessitated compensation? If anything, the artist should compensate UPS for the publicity his work received! Furthermore, would the artist made such a flagrant copy of the original at the time the original was still protected by copyright, surely he would have been sued and lost, hard to understand how he got his copyright.

@FeelDumb - you have precisely zero understanding of fascism. Very likely zero idea about the value of free speech either, in common with most flag-waving loons.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2018 at 02:11 UTC
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rogerstpierre: The USA "legal" system will never cease to amaze me. The "copy" wasn't copyrighted at the time the stamps were issued, hence was IMO perfectly legal for everyone to use its image up to the time a copyright wad issued, at which point the stamp was phased out. What was the damage done that necessitated compensation? If anything, the artist should compensate UPS for the publicity his work received! Furthermore, would the artist made such a flagrant copy of the original at the time the original was still protected by copyright, surely he would have been sued and lost, hard to understand how he got his copyright.

@Tiny Shrivelled 'Stick' - but we do. We do it through our trade and diplomatic and military relations with your currently-cretin-lead nation. And we will comment on how your country is run whenever and however we like and there's not a single damned thing you can do about it, so suck it up.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2018 at 01:11 UTC
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scrup: Wonder if anyone would go postal over this?

You mean like, bring free muffins for everyone?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2018 at 09:16 UTC
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Martin JC: "US Postal Service ordered to pay $3.5m after using photo of Statue of Liberty replica" means you and me as US taxpayers pay $3.5m for US Postal Service employee incompetence....

He coulda put that cent toward some chewin' terbaccy, dammit!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2018 at 09:15 UTC
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GiM_6x: I saw many flashes which specify for Canon or Nikon or... (functions with that systems are maxed) but the flash itself is not for a sensor size "cathegory" as FF, APS-C, 4/3, 6x6...

But this is the first flash (at least advertised !!! ) for 4/3... :-(

Micro four thirds is a system comprising two major and a number of minor body manufacturers. The 'open' nature of the system means many peripherals can be used between manufacturers. Making a flash for Micro Four Thirds is not different to making a flash for Canon or Nikon, between whom there is virtually no interoperability.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 09:12 UTC
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bobn2: Presumably, and reading between the lines of the press release, this is a feature of the Fujifilm CFA film (which most sensor manufacturers use) - as well as the Bayer array, they can print a barrier, thus no longer requiring the metal that Samsung was previously used. I suspect that this should be read more as a press release from Fujifilm the CFA provider, not necessarily as any pre-announcement that Fujifilm the camera company will start using Samsung sensors (though it also doesn't rule that out).

Hey bob, it's totally off-topic but did you and GB get banned from the micro four thirds forum, or just get bored? Ain't seen yous 'round is all.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 03:35 UTC
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Kesava: I like to take pictures and I have a small gripe about the results of this product even though I havent used it or know anyone who's used it, so let me bash it...
Am I doing this right?

Mostly right. For completeness you could name-drop another product that "completely destroys" this one. Bonus points if the other product is a really expensive high-end one that you need because the demands of your work exceeds that of most (not that we'd understand), meaning this one is really a bit beneath you but fine for poor people or slobs who lack your high standards.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 22:26 UTC

Do you have to keep fitting components over and over in a loop?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 03:26 UTC as 13th comment
On article Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature triple-camera (168 comments in total)
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xoio: Things might flip 180deg .. And instead of phones with cameras, we'll have cameras with phones embedded. LOL

I think Panasonic did the camera-with-embedded-phone thing (or maybe it just used an Android OS). Didn't take off.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 03:21 UTC
On article Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature triple-camera (168 comments in total)
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Mortal Lion: Who cares, really?

I just chipped in here to let everyone know I don't care.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
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Imager of: Ok Manfrotto. News flash. Your tripods are just too expensive now!

@Simon Barker - I own two Manfrotto tripods. I bought an aluminium 190 over 25 years ago and used it often with a couple of different heads until one of the legs became a bit 'wonky' about 6 years ago. So I got 19 years of use out of that one before putting it to one side. To replace it I bought a 055CXPRO, which has performed faultlessly in the 6 years since purchase.

In my experience Manfrotto tripods are reliable and good value for money.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 03:08 UTC
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Dan_168: Now the Denim lover is taken care of, how about a camera for the high Image Quality lovers. Tuning my OMD 10 II into Gold color doesn't make its IQ any better. LOL.

I don't feel like those of us who wear vibrant red/blue houndstooth designs are being catered for.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 22:00 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (241 comments in total)
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mais51: The photo shows an old film camera with a metal base plate - no way would I attach a "plastic" body camera in this fashion - the tripod mounting point is not designed to hold the camera plus lens under tension load- the stress would most likely damage or distort the body, use the hanging lugs - they are designed for this purpose.

What complete nonsense. I've mounted 'plastic' cameras on tripods and pointed them in every available direction. Not in a single instance did that "damage or distort" the body and I've never heard of it doing so.

In an era where commercial airliners and fighter/bombers are increasing made out of 'plastic' this weird prejudice against 'plastic' should already be dead.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 01:58 UTC
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Wayne Larmon: Notch? This is DPReview and all anybody is interested in is the notch? I'd like to learn a bit more about the AI and how it is used to make better quality images.

Allow me to be the first (?) to refer to it as "Notchgate".

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 01:52 UTC
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