BeaverTerror

BeaverTerror

Lives in United States New York, United States
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Joined on Jul 31, 2011

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BeaverTerror: Better to stick with primes in the mid focal lengths, save the zooms for wide and tele. However, a nice looking lens for travelers.

Yes, it's exactly the opposite. The 16-80 f/4 is perfect for people like my parents: holiday snapshots, social media photography, hiking, etc. It's a f/6 equivalent. Personally I think that's too limiting. I'm in good shape. Weight doesn't bother me, for now.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2019 at 05:52 UTC
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BeaverTerror: It's a pretty cool concept. I like it. Price is a bit crazy though.

Wouldn't be surprised if Apple does this too at some point. The high end phones are running out of things to impress people with.

Copying a Chinese company. How times have changed.

Best tech at home? You mean Apple? Apple phones are already made in China.

I haven't had a "job" since two years after college. I don't beg others for jobs. I create my own wealth by being entrepreneurial.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2019 at 19:15 UTC

It's a pretty cool concept. I like it. Price is a bit crazy though.

Wouldn't be surprised if Apple does this too at some point. The high end phones are running out of things to impress people with.

Copying a Chinese company. How times have changed.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:25 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
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Horshack: The concept is neat but unless you're an alien with antenna eyes that can extend around the phone I'm not sure how useful having a screen on the opposite side is. Maybe so your friend can watch a YouTube video on one side while you surf in Chrome on the other?

It's an electronic gadget. There'll be plenty of people willing to spend extra for the cool factor.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:23 UTC
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tkbslc: $3000 phone that you cannot protect with a case and is screen on all sides.

I'm sure nothing bad will happen to it!

People who can afford to spend 3K dollars on a phone don't care. They'll just buy another one.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:21 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: Sooo, $2800 for a phone that you would want to put a case on (ya' know, because it cost $2800!), yet you can't because it has a screen on both sides even though you can only look at one side at a time. Got it....

I'm pretty sure those who can afford to spend $2800 for a phone don't give a rat's ass about protecting it. They'll just buy a new one every month. The number of ultra rich people in China is insane. When you have tens of millions, $2800 is like buying a coffee.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:14 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

I do not support forcefully taking firearms out of the hands of legal owners. I wish to remove them from the hands of people who should not have them. I believe unrestricted private sale of firearms should not be allowed, in the same way you cannot sell your house without filing with your local government registry. Nobody seems to be complaining about the real estate sale process, so I do not understand what the big deal is about. The only people who should have a problem with this are those intending to hide their crimes.

In my opinion state regulations are ineffective, as there are no border controls between states.

I don't have strong feelings about the death penalty, as I believe life imprisonment is a more mentally punishing sentence than death. Death is a merciful gift when compared to being locked up for life.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 06:46 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Canada has 3.5 times fewer guns than the US, but 6 times fewer gun homicides (per capita). As Canada is virtually indistinguishable from the US in cultural aspects, I believe this effect is the result of Canada's gun laws reducing the ownership of guns among criminals and concentrating the majority of firearms in the hands of law abiding gun owners. I believe this situation of good guys having more guns than bad guys should be desirable for law abiding gun owners. Of course, a bad guy can always rob a good guy's house and get a gun; but bad guys inevitably get arrested eventually, and the weapon will be taken out of circulation. This is preferable to free online shopping for guns.

I believe gun laws cannot achieve their total potential immediately, as it may take decades to realize the gradual reduction of unaccounted firearms; nevertheless, America will still be around in the year 2119. I can plant a tree today without expecting it to reach full size in my own life time.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 21:19 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Criminals skirting the law: currently, any criminal can purchase firearms freely. If background checks become required, criminals must then either obtain firearms from other criminals, or steal them. It is harder to get a firearm off of another criminal, or to steal a firearm via robbery, as compared to simply online shopping for one. I believe as the total number of uncontrolled firearms declines over decades, there will be incremental improvements in opportunistic gun crime rates as criminals experience reduced access to firearms. I believe having fewer firearms in circulation will also have an incremental impact on suicide rates, as it is much easier and less painful to commit suicide by firearms, as compared to many other methods. (see five percent above).

I believe every life is important and that saving 5% of lives is better than saving 0% of lives, especially if 5% equals 2000.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 21:19 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Background check: I believe people with a record of violent crime or certain types of mental illness should not be permitted to purchase firearms. The current situation of anyone being able to purchase firearms via online ads with zero checks makes no sense. The only people who have a reason to protest this idea are criminals. Legitimate law abiding gun owners have no excuse.

Taking firearms out of circulation: It is a fallacy to argue that firearms cannot be taken out of circulation, and therefore gun control laws will be ineffective. Nobody is suggesting that all firearms can be collected overnight. In reality, improvements occur over time, incrementally. For example, a five percent reduction in gun death rate will result in 2000 fewer Americans dying each year, comparable to the total US casualties in Afghanistan.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 21:19 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Yes, my apology is sincere. I went back and read what I wrote and realized how wrong it was. My comments were not appropriate.

I actually think guns are a great hobby and support responsible gun ownership. I have never felt that guns should be illegal; however, I believe there should be universal background checks and licensing for certain classes of weapons, to keep these weapons out of the wrong hands. I cannot see why truly law abiding gun owners would object to this common sense policy, given we are all accepting of common sense restrictions in other areas, such as requiring licensing to operate vehicles so we are not all killed by incompetent drivers. Those people who are truly responsible gun owners should be accepting of this minor inconvenience, so we can keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and ameliorate America's gun violence epidemic. The way I see it, those who object to background checks must have something to hide.

I hope you have a good week.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 05:47 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

I actually am one of those who stayed home and got a master's degree. I'm a real estate developer, same as the president. I remind you that the president also stayed home from Vietnam to get his degree.

Anyway, I have apologized. I hope you are able to get over your bitterness, but I understand if you cannot. By the way I checked your gallery and you are an excellent photographer, much better than me.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 05:12 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

I'm sorry. What I said about the military was not appropriate and I apologize. It was wrong of me to write those things. I actually do appreciate your service, truly.

However, I disagree with your position on guns. I hope one day the two sides of this debate can find common ground, so we can have a society that is both free and safe, as you have dedicated your life to ensuring. Good night.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 04:53 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

I just hope you don't take your metal p*nis and shoot a load into your own mouth, like so many of your military brothers seem to be doing these days, because... you tell me... the realization you spent the best years of your youth in some sh*t hole; watching your friends get killed looking for "WMDs" that turned out to be a joke fantasy; coming back home and realizing you have few professional skills for today's high tech employers; watching many of your bros become depressed, alcoholic, or homeless; realizing people back home have no respect for you because they think your war was a mistake; seeing people around you who are younger, yet wealthier than you, because they stayed home and got master's degrees in engineering and other high paying professions while you were away.

Damn, I don't blame you. I'd be putting a tarp up on the wall behind my head too. But, let me applaud you for fighting WMDs. Clap. Clap. Clap. Three slow claps for you. Well done sir, well done. Good life path.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 04:29 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Lol gone from calling "gay" to calling "eunuch".

Tearful crying is getting more desperate...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 03:50 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Translation: "Waaaa... waaaaa.... p.. p.. please don't take my metal p*nis..."

LOL!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 03:37 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Your words prove my point exactly: you're clearly one of those insane survivalists. This seems to be a very common thing among those who become mentally ill after the military.

I wouldn't be surprised if you end up in the news in the near future, having finally gone full rabid and shot up a kindergarten.

There is a great solution for getting rid of crazies like you: Ruby Ridge. Or, better yet, there should be some sort of mental illness test in the military. For those people such as you who fail, you should be forced to remain in the third world desert s-hole you volunteered to fight in, because you were gullible enough to believe in George Bush's made up fairy tale weapons of mass destruction lol...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2019 at 20:20 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

If you support this, you support making mass child murdering easier for criminals. Instead of having to reload, you wish for criminals to be able to dump rounds into the bodies of children as fast as possible. Having a few children be shot is not enough for you. You hope for dozens or hundreds be shot. As quickly and conveniently as possible for the gunman pulling the trigger! There is some kind of DISEASE going on with people like you. I truly hope you do not reproduce.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2019 at 03:16 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

NEWSFLASH! The rest of us are not living in a war fantasy wet dream. Please, keep your weapons of war in the military where they belong. Civilians do not need 100 round capacity drum magazines like the guy use this month to shoot up El Paso. Those who wish to exercise their legitimate right for self defense can use shotguns, the most effective weapon for home defense. I fully support the right to own arms and the right for self defense. I do not support rifles that can fire as fast as you can pull the trigger, that can easily be illegally modified to become automatic, and that can shoot thirty or a hundred rounds into a classroom of children without needing to be reloaded. There is no legitimate use in self defense for this kind of thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2019 at 03:04 UTC
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UllerellU: If there is any country in the world where I would not think of doing something like that, it's in the USA ... The level of paranoia is such that I would not even dare to shoot with a large telephoto lens, it's not like the police going to shoot you (which is very likely) is that you may be shootat for a "real patriot" guy, thinking that stops a terrorist threat, delirious ....
By the way, if a mobile phone can be mistaken with a weapon, the next tele-objective and near an airport with what?!?!

https://youtu.be/gDskfSAU-GM

Lol jackbooted government thugs. Wait, aren't you yourself one of these armed government goons you are referring to?

No, I live in Harlem, New York, one of the most crime infested places in the United States, by reputation.

I respect veterans and the military; however, you are clearly messed up from a life time of getting shot at, and have some sort of paranoia mental disorder. You need to seriously reevaluate your "reality" because you sound like some kind of crazed forest bunker survivalist, not a sane normal person.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2019 at 03:03 UTC
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