Nikita66

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Joined on Jul 26, 2010

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Samuel C: The inability for humans to think beyond their own self, their own self-interest, is stunning. I'm constantly amazed by demonstrations of just how deep and wide an individual's ego can extend. Someone below said "it's not my problem when people are idiots" to paraphrase. Really? I'd guess a full half of your day is spent dealing with the consequences of human idiocy. If humans weren't idiots we wouldn't need street lights or seat belts or constitutions or laws. There's too much to know, too much to think about, and too many people don't care even a little about thinking.

I can't argue with your ultimate logic, but you expect too much of the world.

In the above "issue," a person stands on a lifeless track for a couple of minutes. I just don't think you're going to accomplish much by calling half the population idiots, even if it's true.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Nikita66: Ridiculous concern. Assuming this is the ex-Santa Fe LA-SD line, Surfliner trains are A, infrequent (30min @ peak hours, hardly at all otherwise), and B, quite audible even with the ocean crashing below. If it's the coastline north of LA, there are even fewer trains.

Many other issues in life worth worrying about, not this.

huh? "...didn't evolve to easily cope with access to billions of stupid people 24/7"? Insulting, angry and incomprehensible. There's your evolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 17:56 UTC

Ridiculous concern. Assuming this is the ex-Santa Fe LA-SD line, Surfliner trains are A, infrequent (30min @ peak hours, hardly at all otherwise), and B, quite audible even with the ocean crashing below. If it's the coastline north of LA, there are even fewer trains.

Many other issues in life worth worrying about, not this.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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Nikita66: DPR: The article lead mentions 'compact' and 'mini' and yet I still don't have an idea of the size. None of the pictures help. What would help is a side by side with a well known Canon or Nikon entry level APS-C DSLR.

Further, you don't get to the price until the 14th frame. Yeah an Amazon price is listed above, but I can only assume that's the MSRP.

So annoying the basics are buried so deeply or ignored in a new product article.

Yes, my point is DPR should be more clear/upfront in explaining the basics; the point isn't that I can find it elsewhere.

But having checked the camera-size site, it turns out that this new "mini" DSLR is actually bigger and substantially heavier than a D5600.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

DPR: The article lead mentions 'compact' and 'mini' and yet I still don't have an idea of the size. None of the pictures help. What would help is a side by side with a well known Canon or Nikon entry level APS-C DSLR.

Further, you don't get to the price until the 14th frame. Yeah an Amazon price is listed above, but I can only assume that's the MSRP.

So annoying the basics are buried so deeply or ignored in a new product article.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 13:30 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1163 comments in total)

no mention of price anywhere? Okay Amazon preorder price, but come on, why are you making me did so hard?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 04:02 UTC as 111th comment
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Nikita66: US legal system is F-ed up.
US healthcare is F-ed up.
US foreign policy is F-ed up.
US debt is F-ed up.
US politics, in general, is F-ed up.

Every empire must fall.

I am not Russian, but I will say Russia is much better, in many ways, than you might think. And, more to the point, it doesn't make my criticisms of the US any less true.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:34 UTC

US legal system is F-ed up.
US healthcare is F-ed up.
US foreign policy is F-ed up.
US debt is F-ed up.
US politics, in general, is F-ed up.

Every empire must fall.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 09:08 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
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Dirk Nuary: Why 'Cannon'? not 'Canon'?

because the writer was in idiot; what do you think?

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 08:13 UTC

amateurishly written in the first place.
How about questions to determine the professional level of your writer, Brides?

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 51st comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1636 comments in total)

This looks good, like a user-friendly, real camera. Disliked the earlier bar of soap versions w/o EVF.
A link to lens availability would be helpful.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 08:31 UTC as 45th comment
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Nikita66: A pathetic chapter in American history. I wonder what political, Trump-like, A-hole come up with this policy?

Perhaps FDR was one of the great presidents, but he failed with this decision. He listened to the wrong generals.

A Congressional commission on Wartime Relocation report concluded that the internment was motivated by “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership,” and recommended reparations of $20,000 to each surviving internee (1980). The money was eventually paid and both Reagan and Bush (senior) apologized for the detainments.

I wonder what future presidents will be apologizing for Trump’s prejudice, hysteria, and failure of political leadership?

It'd be great if we could learn from history, but we never do.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:45 UTC

$100 a month? Who would pay that for some occasional, questionable photo editing?
Can't imagine non-enthusiasts caring that much about having their photos edited.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 05:56 UTC as 156th comment

A pathetic chapter in American history. I wonder what political, Trump-like, A-hole come up with this policy?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 05:45 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Nikita66: sorry, maybe I missed it or it was in another article, but I see no mention mp (50?) or mp pitch or cost. Would it kill the author to just mention the basics up front?

amazing how everyone wants to say NO to simply listing a few basic specs. This is the article that caught my attention; I'm not really interested enough to pursue it further, and I shouldn't have to. I don't think a couple of lines of specs would kill anyone and it might be helpful to the casual reader.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
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Nikita66: ah come on, $210 for 72mm? I just bought a Nikon prime lens for less. I'm pretty sure the lens is a bit more complex than this filter.

I get all that. Nevertheless, this is too much money IMO.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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Nikita66: sorry, maybe I missed it or it was in another article, but I see no mention mp (50?) or mp pitch or cost. Would it kill the author to just mention the basics up front?

I see. Still, as I said, is it too much to quickly mention the basics for those unfamiliar?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 14:43 UTC

ah come on, $210 for 72mm? I just bought a Nikon prime lens for less. I'm pretty sure the lens is a bit more complex than this filter.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

sorry, maybe I missed it or it was in another article, but I see no mention mp (50?) or mp pitch or cost. Would it kill the author to just mention the basics up front?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On article Simple Studio Technique: Pet Portraits (87 comments in total)
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Nikita66: I know people love their pets, but really, this is such boring subject matter.

selfies yes, but landscape can inspire me to travel

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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