rpm40

rpm40

Lives in United States Buffalo, NY, United States
Joined on Sep 22, 2005

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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

I don't understand the motivations of people to be so closed off to the idea of climate change (reverence for a higher power? not wanting to take responsibility for our actions and face the consequences? Loyalty to their political party? fear of change?) but science is telling us that man-made climate change is indeed real. We should listen.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

Guess what else has been rigorously tested, and so far shown to be a pretty reliable theory, by just about all of the scientific community? Human-caused global warming.

"The scientific consensus as of 2013 stated in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report is that it "is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century".[236] A 2008 report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences stated that most scientists by then agreed that observed warming in recent decades was primarily caused by human activities increasing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.[79] ... In the scientific literature, there is a strong consensus that global surface temperatures have increased in recent decades and that the trend is caused mainly by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases.[239] No scientific body of national or international standing disagrees with this view.[11][240]"

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

Things like gravity, evolution, relativity, etc. are scientific theories. And guess what? They are good ones. Ones that have been subjected to extensive research and testing.

"A scientific theory is "a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses." Theories are formed from hypotheses that have been subjected repeatedly to tests of evidence which attempt to disprove or falsify them."

In science, theories don't become facts just because they are rigorously tested. Science looks for the most right answer, and the very core of science relies on continuous testing, continuous learning, and continuous progress.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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bolt2014: Please don't use the term "from the edge of the earth" unless you want "flat earthers" all over us!

That would fall into the category of "if you believe it, you're too dumb for me to bother explaining.."

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review (58 comments in total)
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Karroly: May I suggest an improvement ? I am wondering whether the plate is still accurately guided and positioned when two pairs of lenses are out of the rails. So it could be better to extend the length of the plate on its inner side. Apparently, the length of the case rails are already long enough to allow this extension.

I agree. There is room to make both the slider and the rails longer at the bottom, which I would think would make it less likely to pop off, and could give room for a nice thumb rest to slide with. But maybe in use it works fine as-is.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 16:29 UTC

If a viewfinder isn't required, I think the RIcoh GR beat you to the punch...

Personally, I always liked the really tiny combination of a Panasonic GM5 with the 14mm and 20mm lenses.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (502 comments in total)
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DiveDeputy: It's almost unbelievable, so many cameras to choose from and not a clear winner among them. Yes, manufacturing skullduggery continues with a market flooded with crap.
So where is the long zoom enthusiast camera that everyone knows how to manufacture but refuses to? Get stuffed I say. I'd rather not take pictures than be frustrated with this lineup of deliberately hobbled rubbish.

So sad.

The Sony rx10 i/ii/iii, Panasonic FZ1000 and FZ2500 and Canon g3x would all probably be considered long zoom enthusiast cameras. They are considerably bigger which is why the only one included here was the ZS100 which has a bit less zoom.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (161 comments in total)
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dansclic: Again, 8 pages for 30 sentences. Couldn't you defitineley not present a hands on on ONE page ? What's the use of making 8 pages ?

Its all about clicks and ad views. Its how things are done not just here, but all over the internet. That's why those "30 funny images of cats" type lists are so popular- websites love an easy way to get visitors to click 30 times and load 30 sets of ads.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: no touch screen for this type of camera in 2017 is pretty shocking

He did specify no touch screen "for this type of camera" which is true. We're not talking about an enthusiast cam with manual controls, viewfinder and the like. We are talking about a fairly basic travel cam aimed at amateur consumers. They will want a touch screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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thx1138: Didn't Canon get the memo, this market is dead and buried. Smartphones have sensors this size now and sure while they don't have optical zoom yet, the IQ has improved dramatically, just look at S7 and Pixel.

Canon should focus on 2/3" and 1" sensors for its compacts and frankly I don't want or need 1000mm equivalent in a tiny camera of this class where the AF sucks anyway. Make it a 1" sensor with a 18-200 f/1.8 FF equivalent, and sign me up now.

So an RX10 with a faster and wider lens. You've got a camera that weighs 3 pounds.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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Alihan: It is the alternative of Sony HX90V which i using. More range 720mm vs 960mm less bright in tele and little bulkier and no viewfinder like HX90V. So fi you want pocketable ultrazoom, it is an option. Just aswer the "do you want MORE ZOOM or VIEWFINDER"?

Even a small viewfinder is actually very helpful with such long zooms. Handling 960mm at arms length and shooting with a screen can be quite jumpy.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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justmeMN: "40x Optical Zoom", something a smartphone can't do.

The 1/2.3 sensor is basically the size of most cell phone sensors, so the 40x zoom is just like putting an OPTICAL magnifier, otherwise called a lens, on top of your cell phone camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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davev8: i am very surprised prisms have not been used before in phones ...it is 15 year old tech https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minoltadimagex

I thought the exact same thing...hmm, don't I recall a Sony t1 from 10 years ago doing the same? I wondered why they didn't do it in a cell phone sooner. plenty of width these days with the huge phablet phones people are using.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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Alex Permit: While she may be due an award the amount she's claiming is, prima facie, ridiculous. Judges should be able to dismiss, with prejudice, lawsuits with claims so high that they mock the legal system.

While this claim is certainly over the top at this point (to what extent exactly was she damaged?) the initial amount of the claim is mere procedure, and I am sure we will get to a far more reasonable result by the end. Things seem a lot more reasonable if you view the process as a whole. Don't just stop at the "woman sues for $2 billion for a snapshot" headline.

By the way, Shakespeare's ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers,'' was said by an anarchist looking to overthrow a king. Shakespeare was commenting on lawyers' value as defenders of law and order.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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deluk: Chipotle? Never heard of them. Such is the power of advertising. Mind you, I am in the UK and have never eaten a burrito. Perhaps I'll look them up on Google, or maybe not............

Never eaten a burrito? :O Quite a tragedy if you ask me.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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rpm40: So their target market is people who care enough about their photos to pay $100 a month rather than using their phone, but want to have zero control over them? And its centered around bulky, good looking and expensive hardware? Yikes. Just make a darn app and be done with it.

I typed "goofy looking" but somehow got autocorrected. Thing looks like a fisher price toy.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 20:22 UTC

So their target market is people who care enough about their photos to pay $100 a month rather than using their phone, but want to have zero control over them? And its centered around bulky, good looking and expensive hardware? Yikes. Just make a darn app and be done with it.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

Sample gallery!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (122 comments in total)

Loved this camera. Mine was a faithful sidekick on a coast to coast trip across the USA 10 years ago. The sensor was great, the lens was good, metering was smart, and the jpeg engine was one of the best- put them together and they produce great results straight out of the camera, on full auto. I would still have it if the sensor didn't start to go on mine after a few years of hard use.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 27th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (234 comments in total)

...and still no touch screen? Come on Sony. Next time wait until you have enough to make the upgrade worthwhile. Their lineup is starting to look like the new iPhone cycle.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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