MtnBikerCalif

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On article The best Google Photo alternatives (243 comments in total)
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JavaJones: It's a shame Mylio doesn't get more love: https://mylio.com/

Free (not including cloud storage), cross-platform, decent apps on desktop and mobile, local sync, supports multiple cloud providers.

I saw a Lifehacker article on this same subject just yesterday (Google's announcement about ending free photo storage clearly inspired many sites to do a similar article 😄), and it too missed out on Mylio.

Not sure I appreciate the difference. I've got three Mylio "Vaults" which each contain the original photos and sidecars with edits and metadata.

And my iPhone has lower res versions of all my photos. Over 100k photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 22:37 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS review (126 comments in total)
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quatpat: Huh... 1.3meters is 46'000 feet above sea level? Watch at 4:50... Did I miss something?

Is he picking on the one country in the world that doesn't use metric?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 20:42 UTC
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dmanthree: Yes. Says the guy who still has a working Yashica Mat 124G sitting on the shelf.

;-)

Batteries no longer available IIRC. How do I know? I looked for one years ago for the one that I have; although I think I found a substitute. Some may ask what the battery is for: the exposure meter.

Large format: yes. Quality: not even close to my m4/3s

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 15:33 UTC

Inadequate testing by the College Board developers or maybe lack of defining what the app was supposed to do and how it was going to be used. But not surprising since almost no one knows that HEIC exists

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 14:24 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies

Not currently available for macOS.

"The Glimpse project does not currently support the MacOS platform, but we are actively working on it.

As a temporary work-around, we recommend using the Seashore variant of the GNU Image Manipulation Program instead."

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 20:11 UTC as 38th comment
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DtEW: Thanks for the heads-up about what3words by means of the TPE update. Do you know if the word-assignment/pull-up functionality is dependent on being connected to a network, or will it work off-the-grid?

@Dsnoir You need a connection to send a message, but a message can go out with with a very weak connection. That's an advantage of messaging. To get an online database or make a phone call requires a better connection. The point is to communicate with a weak to non-existent signal use messaging whether you're sending what3words or coordinates or any other message. And if you can move around while trying to send the message, do so; the phone might get that momentary signal.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
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xeppelin: solution. without. problem.
numbers. beat. words.

I can already see hordes of brainless instagrammers getting lost near major sights and "secret spots" just like those equally brainless truck drivers getting stuck on footbridges with their rigs by blindly following their GPS navigation system.

What I can't even remotely imagine is how it will work in 40 different languages, especially in those with non-latin script. Kyrillic a problem already. Not to thibnk even of arabic or japanese or chinese and other assorted asian languages and their script systems.

I agree on "solution.without.problem" or as we engineers would often say in six words "a.solution.looking.for.a.problem". Maybe a subset of people will find what3words useful, but it's been around for years and hasn't gotten much traction. And Google has similar solutions (e.g., 38WW+6W Topanga, California). I think the problem of various languages has been addressed but it means that a different set of three words can describe the same location which seems to defeat the purpose. Coordinates may be hard to remember, but they have a meaning; the what3words have none without the lookup table.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 16:34 UTC

FedEx doesn't pay their workers or federal taxes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/how-fedex-cut-its-tax-bill-to-0.html. In other words they are in control. Why should they care?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 20:06 UTC as 34th comment

How do they compare to the cheaper SanDisk SSDs? https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Portable-External-SDSSDE60-1T00-G25/dp/B078STRHBX/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1E8CI0CHREWZ9&keywords=sandisk+ssd&qid=1573582051&sprefix=sandisk%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-2 1TB $150? I have the 2TB version. I'm not pushing the SanDisk, I just think DPReview could have offered comparisions. The NVMes may be faster, more durable.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 18:11 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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Horshack: This company just saved a bunch of gear from being tossed into a landfill, something Apple is quite adept at despite their green-image marketing.

No blame to the original manufacturers—they won't support their products and Apple is supposed to. And no one forces you to upgrade your computer.

But VueScan is doing a great job.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 16:41 UTC
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OldSchoolNewSchool: What we don't: Dated-looking scanning software.

Righto. The Full Auto Mode and Home Mode dialog boxes look identical to those from by Epson scanner from 2006!

Epson Scan 2 is not so dated looking. The timing of this article was unfortunate (through no fault of the reviewer) because Epson released new software for Catalina (but works with Mojave). Good article though.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 16:59 UTC
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ChrisRus: As I understand it, Epson Scan will not work with MacOS Catalina. There may be a replacement but I believe it won't work with the V600. Vuescan would be a good idea...

@ChrisRus. Where did you get your information? Epson Scan 2 works with my V370. Hard to imagine they don't support the V600.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 16:50 UTC
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Jens Evensen: I do not think the Epson Scan program works on the new Mac IOS 64 bit system? Any alternative?

Epson has updated to 64 bit—Epson Scan 2. Came out about the same time as Catalina. The interface has been updated too. I've used it with an older scanner, V370. Free. You have to dig around the Epson site, but it does autodetect what version of macOS you're on. But you can change that so I was able to download it and use it on Mojave. I've run Epson Scan 2 on both Mojave (still on iMac) and Catalina (on less critical 2013 MBP).

Can't really comment on overall quality. I've got an older scanner and was scanning 70-year old slides and 40-year old negatives. Definitely usable images though.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 15:39 UTC
On article Best easy-to-use cameras in 2020 (65 comments in total)

Hard to reconcile the title "Best easy-to-use cameras of 2019" with the comment "Menu system can be overwhelming" for the Olympus. Maybe the title should have been, "If your smartphone isn't a complicated enough camera for you try one of these."

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 16:15 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Thank you Chip Monck and Diltz for taking enough film and having the talent.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2019 at 21:02 UTC as 21st comment

I bought the last version on promises of a DAM, but the implementation was minimal. And have we seen any improvements in the DAM? It wasn't really a DAM but the ability to see photos in your file system. Little to no ability to edit EXIF info including titles or captions. To their credit they did refund my money.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2019 at 12:48 UTC as 11th comment
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mick232: This is what happens to companies that fail to make the right decisions. How pathetic. The once great Kodak, almost too big to fail, has been reduced to a manufacturer of overpriced cardbox photo scanners.

This probably isn't the Kokak of Rochester. Kodak sold their name in part to Kodak Alaris Holding according to WikiPedia.

I don't think my iPhone X focuses close enough to capture all the information on a slide.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2019 at 00:58 UTC
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tokumeino: And still no DAM, I guess 😆

Of sorts. Very basic. When they meet their roadmap it may be OK.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 03:36 UTC
On article Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport sample gallery (129 comments in total)

What mount is this for? And how big a sensor?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 15:06 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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W5JCK: I'm opposed to paying Texas sales tax on items purchased through internet retailers which have NO physical presence in Texas. That makes no sense. When I travel to Oklahoma I have to pay their sales tax, but I don't have to pay it for Texas too since I'm not in Texas at time of purchase. The same should be true for internet retail sales. I can see making us pay sales tax to the state in which the internet retailer is located, and I mean the state in which the item will ship from, but we shouldn't have to pay it in our home state unless the internet retailer ships the item from within home state. Why should Texas get paid for a sale that essentially happens in say Colorado? Colorado should get that sales tax, not Texas. Before long these jerk politicians will likely find a way to make us pay sales tax in both states, or maybe even every state in which the shipped item traverses from point of ship to point of delivery. BTW, sales tax in my city is 8.5%, and that is pretty high.

There should be a federal internet sales tax. There should be taxes on stock transactions too. Lots of little taxes spread the pain. Governments need to raise money somehow. Many of us think good education, health care, roads, police and parks are a good thing.

Not that this is necessarily what the Supreme Court was judging on, but it's about retailers in your home state. Is that a good policy? Not necessarily, but Amazon and Walmart controlling too much shopping makes some nervous.

That's not say there's not logic to your argument.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 17:58 UTC
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