turretless

turretless

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On article Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone (34 comments in total)

Whoever will make a 200 grams drone with 4K video and descent 3 axis stabilizer will get a good chunk of the market. Spark is still too heavy and camera features are limited... Besides geo-fencing is still there, which render the drone useless in many situations.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Old Cameras: In my opinion Microsofts goal is to send you security update or service pack after another until your machine grinds to a halt. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but... sometimes I am. My laptop was so locked up it would barely boot. I wiped it and put Linux on it and it runs like a demon.

@bobbarber, I've been in the industry for 30+ years. Used everything: IBM 360, PDP 11, Mini Vax, SUN, AS/400, this half eaten apple, whatever. Leave alone PC starting from Intel 8088 machines. And I'm a Windows user since 1992 and DOS user before that.

Are you telling me "The Windows users honest-to-God have no idea what it's like to use a functioning, responsive machine."? Do YOU have any idea? I honestly doubt it.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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sh10453: It wouldn't be a surprise if they have found that there is a secret telemetry channel on DJI's devices sending real-time data directly to the headquarters of the Chinese and the Russian Red Armies via satellites!!! :)

Dumb and stupid idea for a defense entity to be using foreign devices, such as these, in their defense-related activities.
But too late is better than never.

@sh10453 re: "The Chinese army was never named "red army""

With all due respect:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Red_Army
:)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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Peiasdf: Sounds like Lockheed Martin have some small drones it wants to sell. Let's hope it is a ready product and doesn't require 7 years and triple the budget to develop.

Regardless of readiness it will cost taxpayer about 1000 times more than a Mavic :)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:28 UTC

Once upon a time there were people earning living by making and selling buggy whips...

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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edwardwallace: "Hey Mr.Cho say it isn't so." As an artist I would never capitulate my rights and property for free in the hopes some viewer traffic would yield me financial results. It's akin to asking doctor or lawyer to do pro-bono work and maybe you will get paid. We artist are all sick and tired of schemes like this where one's work is deappreciated. The idea is demeaning and should not be practice by your company. It's time to just say, "Hell No, We won't go!!

So don't go. It's that easy.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:24 UTC

I'm sure US Army can live without DJI drones. But can it live without Intel processors and other computer components, without cell phones, monitors, printers, etc.

Kinda late to rush to the barn doors after the horses have been out for 30 years.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 49th comment
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sh10453: It wouldn't be a surprise if they have found that there is a secret telemetry channel on DJI's devices sending real-time data directly to the headquarters of the Chinese and the Russian Red Armies via satellites!!! :)

Dumb and stupid idea for a defense entity to be using foreign devices, such as these, in their defense-related activities.
But too late is better than never.

@sh10453
Your knowledge of history and modern political realities needs some upgrades. There hasn't been Russian Red Army since 1922.
Close military alliance between Soviet Union and China broke in late 1950s - early 1960s with some border shooting involved.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Five USB-C memory card readers compared (14 comments in total)
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turretless: Every day Starbucksfull of people sees me using MAC and drools from envy. I don't need no stinkin' card readers!

@CaPi - why do I need pictures on MAC? MAC is for cool factor, not for boring things. I use iPhone to take pictures...

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
On article Five USB-C memory card readers compared (14 comments in total)

Every day Starbucksfull of people sees me using MAC and drools from envy. I don't need no stinkin' card readers!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

I'm sure robots will appreciate it...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 00:11 UTC as 1st comment
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Alan53: Hope you paid the bear for using her photograph (he he, as he stirs the pot and retreats from the scene...)

Yep, let's call PETA immediately! Momma Bear is robed of her Copyright! There is no real difference between pressing a shutter button and triggering camera by a motion sensor!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)
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turretless: Here is a common scenario: A guy gets drunk and goes to a joyride on his BMW, killing several people in process and fleeing the scene afterwards.
Why nobody is suing BMW for not heaving breathalyzer lock on ignition?

If somebody grounds firefighting planes or endangers airline passengers, just sue $hit out of the idiot. We have enough laws and regulations to do it. Actually we're awash in rules and regulations.

Why to punish thousands of law-abiding drone users for a dozen of nutcases?

@dquangt re: "What's the likelihood they ever find the drone operator to sue?"
Actually it's pretty high. Installing dji apps requires a valid e-mail address. Yep, it can be fenced or it can be a fake one-timer, etc. But I'm pretty sure most dji customers do use their regular e-mails. The rest is a matter of technicalities which modern days law enforcement is pretty familiar with. Besides according to regs/laws in many jurisdictions any drone should be clearly marked with owner's name/phone/address.

Yep, it leaves people who intentionally provide fake information during registration. But there are people driving without a valid license or owning illegal guns as well...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)

Here is a common scenario: A guy gets drunk and goes to a joyride on his BMW, killing several people in process and fleeing the scene afterwards.
Why nobody is suing BMW for not heaving breathalyzer lock on ignition?

If somebody grounds firefighting planes or endangers airline passengers, just sue $hit out of the idiot. We have enough laws and regulations to do it. Actually we're awash in rules and regulations.

Why to punish thousands of law-abiding drone users for a dozen of nutcases?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 116th comment | 9 replies
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Thank you DJ for doing the right thing.

What a pity Mother Nature doesn't listen to wimps. Otherwise every bird would've been designed with GPS lock honoring FAA no-fly zones, eh?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)
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Ty Audronis: UPDATE: DJI just caught wind of this article and asked if I would let you know their side... so here it is:

Hi, Ty. Brendan from DJI here. Please see my comment on your post. We did not change our geofencing system, it has been the same for over a year. Would you mind updating your post?

My response:

Brendan... it used to ask you to simply acknowledge. Now it grounds you and you have to "apply" to get a dispensation token. I'd call that a pretty big change.

"We did not change our geofencing system, it has been the same for over a year"
Yeah, and isn't it a problem? The regs have changed several times during the same period. How are you going to cope?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)
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Alcala John: I appreciate that this will be an unpopular view but all drones should come with such limitations by default. Professionals aside, nobody 'needs' to fly a camera drone. Here in the UK, there have been too many 'near misses' with aircraft, too many used for illegal activities, invasion of privacy, too many incidents of them being used on nature reserves & other protected areas, etc to ignore the need for limiting their use. Unrestricted drones should only be available to those professionals for whom one is a necessary adjunct of their work. For the rest of us, it's only an extension of a hobby which everyone carried on perfectly well without a drone for decades.

Actually knifes are way more dangerous, judging by statistics. Let's prohibit them outright.

And nobody 'needs' to hunt, to skydive, to dive, to ride a bicycle on a public road, to go rock climbing... Actually even driving a car is way overrated. There are taxicabs and public transit. Let's restrict ownership of cars to professionals and you always will be safe.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)

The new software-enforced policy is quite stupid. Here in Canada authorities reduced no-fly zones radius from 9 km to 5.5 km from minor airports. Guess what. DJI's software isn't aware of it, so I can't use my Mavic where it's perfectly legal to do.
How DJI hopes to keep abreast of changes in local regs and rules? The world is a big place and different countries and even states have different requirements. Besides regulations are changing constantly since lawmakers are aware of drones now and public hysteria makes it a good topic to gain election points.

DJI software is atrocious as it is and adding drone police features with corresponding multiple bugs quite soon will make it absolutely unusable.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 13:11 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply

Insta-what?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)
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turretless: One funny option is missing: "I have 6D/5D, etc. - should I just forget about it and go with mirrorless instead?"

I jumped the bandwagon several years ago by selling my 5D mk III and switching to MFT. Never looked back.

@sunilkumar, you're absolutely right. People are different, requirements are different. MFT completely satisfies my needs, though it might be too limited IQ-wise for others.

But in context of this sick puppy I hazard to guess that comparable price-wise or cheaper MFT cameras can do almost everything for a typical 6DmkII buyer. GH5 is $1,997 for example.

I won't even mention Sony a7II, which is $450 less. :)

The world is a crazy place, eh?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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