Tommygun45

Joined on Dec 22, 2011

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Tommygun45: I have a 2008 MacBook and a 2017 MacBook Pro 15 Loaded.

Yesterday I was trying to reinstall an OS on my 2008 MacBook because the hard drive had blown up and I had put in an SSD. You have no idea the process that was involved in trying to do this. I was on the phone with Senior level tech support guys at Apple and eventually they concluded there was nothing to do but bring it in to an Apple Store and hope for the best.

The problem was I could not download an ISO or dmg file from Apple. Accessing the App Store left me stuck in a "Your Mac does not support this OS" message with my new computer. I had to find a random Google Drive account that hosted Mavericks, download the ISO file, burn it to a thumb drive and boot from it. I figured this out on the phone while talking with Apple Tech Support. At the end of the conversation I told them that this was the final straw. How can it be impossible for an end user to reinstall an OS via USB through official Apple channels?

Greed.

Hmm, wish I could reply to each thread but we'll see how this goes.

First, Its a 10 year old MacBook, before the Pro came to 13". I do not have the original CD ROM because I swapped it out in place of an OWC SSD drive. This is why I cannot reinstall from the original CD-ROM. On top of that my CD drive had stopped working around 2012 and was out of warranty so I did not get it fixed. Remember how Apple convinced everyone with the MacBook Air that we don't need CD-ROM drives anymore? There are videos on you tube with links to download the files. Risky? Sure, but worth it and it worked. I was able to connect with the App Store and download the Apple versions once I had downloaded an ISO file hosted by some guy, on Google Drive.

I need the MacBook for my 3 year old. She always wants to use my computer and I love her learning how to use a MacBook but not on my $3k machine. It is a perfectly usable machine and runs faster than most PCs with the SSD installed for what I need it to do.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 14:45 UTC

I have a 2008 MacBook and a 2017 MacBook Pro 15 Loaded.

Yesterday I was trying to reinstall an OS on my 2008 MacBook because the hard drive had blown up and I had put in an SSD. You have no idea the process that was involved in trying to do this. I was on the phone with Senior level tech support guys at Apple and eventually they concluded there was nothing to do but bring it in to an Apple Store and hope for the best.

The problem was I could not download an ISO or dmg file from Apple. Accessing the App Store left me stuck in a "Your Mac does not support this OS" message with my new computer. I had to find a random Google Drive account that hosted Mavericks, download the ISO file, burn it to a thumb drive and boot from it. I figured this out on the phone while talking with Apple Tech Support. At the end of the conversation I told them that this was the final straw. How can it be impossible for an end user to reinstall an OS via USB through official Apple channels?

Greed.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 13:12 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies

I don't see why everyone gets so upset about all of this stuff.

Canon is a market leader. When my neighbor who knows nothing about photography went to buy a 'good camera' from Best Buy she came home with a T5i. She does not use it because its too confusing and instead uses her phone. This is a large percentage of DSLR buyers.

Nikon is trying to compete with Canon but both are in a dying market. I cannot use my D750 or even a new D850 to reliably take videos of my 3 year old daughter. The AF system in video is pathetic and is the reason I left and got an A9. The technology in the A9 will trickle down into the rest of the Sony cameras and once people realize how bad Canon has fallen behind, Sony will be the new leader. In 20 years 50% of Canon's serious users will be dead. Sorry guys. Nothing to be offended about.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies

So Sony releases this absurdly fantastic camera along with a new lens, a 24-105f4. Ideally this would be an insane wedding set up right? Except wait a second, this camera with F4 lenses will only focus down to -1 EV. Worse than the previous camera. Why would they do this? Am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 100th comment | 7 replies
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Tommygun45: If Leica gets in on this partnership we are all in trouble. (That's a WWII joke)

Nailed it.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Tommygun45: If Leica gets in on this partnership we are all in trouble. (That's a WWII joke)

They were a fairly useless member of the Axis powers. I suppose the more important thing they contributed was the idea of fascism. Mussolini kind of put it on paper in 1919 and Hitler mutated into the more extreme form of Nazism which is commonly referred to as fascism today. But militarily they weren't very effective for the Axies Powers.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 16:02 UTC

If Leica gets in on this partnership we are all in trouble. (That's a WWII joke)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

I guess when you realize that putting sanctions on countries only hurts innocent civilians you need something else to focus your attention on and make yourself seem viable

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 02:49 UTC as 11th comment

The only real question we're left with is, Will it Blend?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 02:58 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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Boky: Canon should've used that money for R&D. They need to start making competitive cameras again.

But the 6d mark ii is a hybrid camera that shoots 4k, so in that instance obviously its a ... oh wait what the hell am i talking about? No it doesnt!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 00:55 UTC

Everyone is missing the point of what this drive is for. If anyone edits video and uses Adobe Premier Pro, and has a MacBook Pro, like lots of people, you are stuck with one drive. Premier Pro performs infinitely better if you can use at least one more drive as a scratch disk to manage the cache. Editing 4k off my Phantom 4 Pro is almost impossible on my brand new $3000 loaded MBP. But with this attached, it would be a breeze. I had the same bottlenecks on my loaded desktop and after installing two SSDs in addition to my primary Samsung m.2 drive the thing absolutely rips apart 4k video now, from my a6500 and Phantom 4 Pro. Anyone wondering how this works should watch this video because it has made my life dramatically better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7zI7MYSY_0&t=198s

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 01:05 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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User3787089555: In my opinion, FE12-24 is way too small to be a top quality lens, compared with Canon 11-24L and Sigma 12-24.

Fascinating. Is this the whole entitlement thing? "I have an opinion and think it deserves to be heard, even if my opinion is completely idiotic and not based in reality?"

How are Leica lenses, up to your standards? Or are they not big enough? You are a moron.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:36 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Nice and informative review.

All that glue makes the lens look pretty low grade, from a manufacturing quality point of view. Is glue completely essential, or is it the engineer's workaround to avoid adding more screws?

I would prefer more screws and no glue, especially at this price point.

An F-22 is mostly glued together. It costs a few hundred million dollars.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 15:47 UTC

I just don't get people. I was taking grad classes a few years ago and a photographer came into our class. He took some pictures and left. Two years later my friends younger sister gave me the grad school promo book the school sent out to all potential applicants. There I was, right on the cover. Me, her, and my friends and family all thought it was the coolest thing ever. So I got a magnet and put it on my fridge.

Apparently I should have lawyered up and sued. What the *$%* is wrong with people?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 12th comment
On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)

I am not good enough at video to need the hundreds of features the GH5 has, but how would this camera compare to it in terms of video?

I am looking to simplify my real estate business photography and pictures/videos of my kid to one system and this looks like it might work.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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Jack Hogan: Is this supposed to be a 2016 survey or one for 2012? Using four year old list prices as a reference is disingenuous. For instance D750 and a7II bodies cost roughly the same today. Yet a reader of the 2016 roundup would be unaware the former, with its excellent complement of lenses, has been available for sale in this price range for some time.

I got a d750 gray on ebay over a year ago for $1299. Thing has worked like a champ. That was a wonderful deal.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1188 comments in total)

How does this thing focus in low light? Have they improved since the A6000? I sold mine and got a D750 and the thing is just instantaneous but I am missing eye focus for shooting my toddler.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 03:14 UTC as 150th comment | 3 replies

In LR on my Mac with LR5 and 6, and now on my PC with LRCC I have the same stinking error all the time. When using the adjustments brush, after a certain amount of time it won't register. I will click on the brush, and then begin to make an adjustment, and nothing will happen. I found a workaround online that you toggle the on/off switch in the bottom left of the pane, and then it will come back to life, but that fix was from a 2013 article. How is this such a blatant bug that happens to me EVERY TIME I use the software, across multiple platforms and years, that still has not been fixed? Figure it out Adobe.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2678 comments in total)
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Johannes Compaan: I just had the pleasure to grab a RAW from the K1 and play around a little. Without to much of a hassle, the result was astonishing. Have a look:

http://www.johannescompaan.com.br/#!Pentax-K1-Pentaxs-first-Digital-FF/c1tgn/56cb3e100cf24bcda470030d

I'm not sure if astonishing is the word I would use if I had been around any Sony sensor the past 4 years. I feel like the A6000 is capable of a pull like that and I know my D750 is more than capable of doing that. Yes its neat but not exactly earth shattering.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 18:28 UTC

So I saw that boxing picture and was like, HA! That Barry guy is boxing. And then I looked at 100% and I am pretty sure that's not Barry. But a scary, criminal version of Barry.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 19th comment
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