beckmarc

Lives in Australia Australia
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beckmarc: Yes they were. They were not alone though. I watched a Disney movie from the 1960s the other day. It was cringe worthy it its “jokes” about Chinese people. These companies both reflected and helped construct the views of the time. I wonder how people will view current media in 50 to 100 years.

Blazing Saddles is rate M in Australia i.e. not recommend for people aged less then 15. It is not really a kids movie as the sarcasm takes a degree of cognitive maturity to appreciate. I suspect satire is a vexed issue as it can come across as rude depending on the audience and culture.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 02:36 UTC

We have had several price hikes in Australia for creative cloud subscriptions. They have clearly been reluctant to do this in their core US market until now.
Welcome to our world:)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 05:27 UTC as 49th comment
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beckmarc: Yes they were. They were not alone though. I watched a Disney movie from the 1960s the other day. It was cringe worthy it its “jokes” about Chinese people. These companies both reflected and helped construct the views of the time. I wonder how people will view current media in 50 to 100 years.

I watched Blazing Saddles on TV a few weeks ago. It parodies racism and still stands up today. Not quite as funny as I remember it but still very clever.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 19:53 UTC

Yes they were. They were not alone though. I watched a Disney movie from the 1960s the other day. It was cringe worthy it its “jokes” about Chinese people. These companies both reflected and helped construct the views of the time. I wonder how people will view current media in 50 to 100 years.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 15:19 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (210 comments in total)
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SigmaChrome: Two steps backwards, half a step forwards and then another step backwards. What's the point!?

Because it is just so cool!!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:38 UTC
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (210 comments in total)

Cool I want one!!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:36 UTC as 49th comment

Interesting concept.
Kodak’s share price has gone up. This is also being reported in the mainstream news. I hope it achieves its goals for the photographic industry as rights management is an ongoing issue.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:07 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On a photo in the Flickr Top 15 Photos of 2017 sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Did the fish make it or was it eaten?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:17 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Flickr Top 15 Photos of 2017 sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Pretty shot well crafted. It almost looks like an alien landscape.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Flickr Top 15 Photos of 2017 sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful photo. It tells a story

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:14 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Flickr Top 15 Photos of 2017 sample gallery (4 comments in total)

One of the best of the 15. Tells a story and conveys emotion.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:13 UTC as 1st comment
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beckmarc: I just hope they don’t let all of these backers down with an inferior or even no product. Cynicism aside, it shows a potential way forward for camera manufacturers to compete against smart phones at least stylistically.

@tr573. I totally agree with you. You neatly sum up kick starter etc. you forgot the companies who use it for marketing and presales. I just hope for the people who “invested” this does not turn out to be a complete dud or even worse a scam.
I learnt to shoot on my mum’s Yashica fixed lens rangefinder. A great camera for the era with a sharp lens. It was a 21st present from her father. I hope they don’t sully the Yashica name.
I think Fuji have struck a good balance of the new and old in a very functional well thought out package in the form of the x series.
However, this kick starter was clearly a non starter for you and I, but there is abviously a market for this retro filmesque type of camera. Perhaps Nikon etc. could do something like a digital SP or a better digital F (ie a DF2). Lord knows they have to do something to compete against mobile phone cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 07:50 UTC

I just hope they don’t let all of these backers down with an inferior or even no product. Cynicism aside, it shows a potential way forward for camera manufacturers to compete against smart phones at least stylistically.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
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technotic: Kodak and Polaroid should merge.

No way. Polaroid has arisen Phoenix like from the flames.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
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paul613: Who knew that Kodak still had 425 employees?

1999 was the biggest selling year for film of all time

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:22 UTC

Please note the re-introduction of ektachrome is by Kodak Alaris, not this company

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:54 UTC as 24th comment

I believe this in not the company which makes film. I understand that Kodak Alaris makes film and was sold off a couple of years ago to the pension fund in the uk for retired Kodak employees. The remaining offical Kodak was a print company. However this market has had problems as Konica and Ricoh have found out.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 20:44 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies

Note to self. Never name software after one operating system or based on a joke which was so funny as an undergraduate but now sounds abit flat I am looking at you gimp software developers😊

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 02:15 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)

light room cc is not included in my cc teams subscription but Lightroom classic is. the team subscription is more expensive then individual. This is a rip off

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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creepy.sol: Polaroid should release a mobile printer that allows you to print from your camera or phone onto polaroid film.

Just like the Fuji instax printer

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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