GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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HaoAndHui: "Yongning reportedly planned to use the money to fund his wedding and help pay his mother's medical bills."

Sounds a bit dubious. He'd been doing this for years for no such rewards and if you look at the video this isn't even one of his most spectacular stunts. I think someone just wanted to gussy it up a bit to make him look like more of a martyr.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:14 UTC

Don't get carried away people. Yeah, he fell from a 62-storey building but there was a terrace beneath him and he fell about 45 feet according to the police. If you look at the second photo above, if he fell he'd hit a roof long before he hit the ground. He possibly let go thinking 45 feet might be survivable. It usually is not.

Supposedly, workers who often work at height estimate nine metres ( less than 30 ft) as the "cutoff" for fatality in a fall — that is, most who fall from thirty feet or higher die.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:06 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
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Snapper2013: Falling from 62 stories must've made one helluva big splat! lol

He fell 45 feet and then hit a terrace. Survivable if you're lucky. It's not quite as breathtaking as it looks.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
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biggles266: To be perfectly honest, when I read this headline, I felt nothing. No feeling of tragedy, no surprise, just ... nothing. I'm not proud of that, but it's just a fact. There are so many people in the world suffering despite not choosing to constantly take such silly risks like this, risks which disrespect the gift of life and health. So if someone dies when doing these stunts it seems completely unimportant compared to the people who deserve compassion because their circumstances are tragic even though they aren't contributing to it through their repeated foolishness.

I'd say a reminder from gravity is EXACTLY proportionate. Stop making heroes out of idiots if you really care abut saving lives. The YOLO mentality is dangerous.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:00 UTC

"Affinity Photo are hosting a 24-hour flash sale, knocking the price down 50% to just $10 bucks on the iTunes App Store." You might want to change this as the 24 hours is over. I got stung just for being in a different time zone.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 00:03 UTC as 1st comment
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Wubslin: Imposing onerous 'neutrality' regulations on the internet will stifle innovation and obstruct business.

Time this over-bureaucratic relic of the Obama administration was removed.

Category error. As none of the above stop you from being anti-Obama, why on Earth would they stop one from being a Trumphead? Not admiring Trump is what does that.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 23:28 UTC
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Wubslin: Imposing onerous 'neutrality' regulations on the internet will stifle innovation and obstruct business.

Time this over-bureaucratic relic of the Obama administration was removed.

Trumphead alert. Hardly worth bothering to tell him anything.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 07:23 UTC

It's bad for everyone who doesn't own an ISP

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 02:29 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1060 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Hello, Canon, you there?? Helllllo??? Hellllllo???

Canon sales are up. Nikon is dropping.

Go figure.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
On article Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017 (136 comments in total)

You have a wierd definition of compact

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 05:57 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Capture One 11 can't replace CC or DXO photolab or even CNX-D for my D850 because it can't do fine detail as well.

And I'm the pope.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Capture One 11 can't replace CC or DXO photolab or even CNX-D for my D850 because it can't do fine detail as well.

"Arthur" So far I've got bad reviews from a birder and an alter ego (also a self-claimed birder) without the cojones to put up his own work. Neither of whom, "coincidentally", have learned that ad hom argument doesn't convince the average five year old (unless that five year old is a Trumphead). I don't pay much attention to brand fanatics with empty galleries.

I am devastated. Devastated I tell you.

;)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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istscott: When I was looking for an alternative to CS5 + Bridge + ACR that wasn't subscription based, Capture One was an option, but price was the reason I didn't give it a shot. I get why they don't support Fujifilm from a business standpoint, but it's their loss if they want to block Fujifilm/Pentax users. I don't see any reason why FF/APS-C people should avoid them unless there are rumors they want to go small format. That said, I ended up going with ACDSee Ultimate 10 because of how well the interface connected with my style of editing and the price (current version is called "ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2018"). It looks like ACDSee supports the 50S uncompressed RAW format. Fujifilm medium format users have other options.

Don't know why but every time I ask 64 bit ACDSee to do some editing on my Windows computer it hangs. Giving up on it.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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ottonis: While I greatly appreciate the excellent in depth reviews and the incredibly useful and helpful user forums at dpreview.com, all of which are publicly accessible for free, I am somewhat concerned by the increasing number of apparent click bait articles that I feel are literally eroding dpreview's well known high standards and reputation.

Seriously click bait title

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Capture One 11 can't replace CC or DXO photolab or even CNX-D for my D850 because it can't do fine detail as well.

Really?

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Capture One 11 can't replace CC or DXO photolab or even CNX-D for my D850 because it can't do fine detail as well.

LOL.

Now there's a recommendation from a minor "Fargo" character.

And, as ever, an Adobe supporter resorts to personal insults. Nice try.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 01:30 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (65 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Capture One 11 can't replace CC or DXO photolab or even CNX-D for my D850 because it can't do fine detail as well.

Then you have not learned to properly use those programs, which is not surprising considering the amount of proselytising you do on behalf of Adobe here.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
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xPhoenix: Bottom line for me is, LR has a better starting point for my tastes. Their camera calibrations match up closely to Nikon's picture controls. I like starting from 'neutral' or 'portrait.' C1, on the other hand, seems a bit overcooked right out of the box.

For Sony cameras in particular Lightroom is WAY behind Capture One.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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Sannaborjeson: Hell! This trial destroyed my v10 library :-(((

Well my installation did NOT update my library without asking for my permission first. i wonder why yours did. Nor did it overwrite the old version. So I still had the option of exporting an old library.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 02:17 UTC
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ewelch: That's some pretty poor competitive pricing. You can get Photoshop and Lightroom (both versions) for $9.99 a month.

Now, if you pay $300, you can get out from under that price difference in 15 months by buying the perpetual license. How often will users have to pay for upgrades after that?

Seems a bit flim flamy to me price-wise. You don't out-price the leader if you want to compete.

Stuff Adobe. I'd rather buy upgrades of a better product than rent from a dishonest landlord.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 02:11 UTC
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