Jorginho

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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

@ philip: how is critique on political choices of whatever country an attack on that country? It is pretty rare in general, but not so in totalitarian countries where there can be no criqtiue on the leaders. America is a strangr exception in that it is not totalitarian but still shares this and Americans are pretty allergic (it seems) to critique of foreigners. If it is anti-american to be critical of what politicians do abroad it somewhat explains why they can actually do that: because at home they will always support that leader. So he can almost do as he/she pleases....

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 22:01 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Well Philp. I don't even know what "being a socialist" means exactly. I bet there are a load of descriptions and it will be quite impossible for me to fit in all of them I guess. I guess that is not so important for your point which simply translates into this, namely that because you have determined I belong to some group that supposedly are all like this or that, what I say must be invalid etc. You could have chosen whatever came up in your mind and continue down that road. But since it is not ad hominem I guess you think only so called "socialists" could have such a view on the USA and it must have been these people who have written all these stories about the USA. I mean, there are of course no documents that were disclosed after 25-50 yeas that reveal what exactly was said and plotted by your government or are there?
Your last sentence...so what is American doing in all those countries they invade without invitation?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 22:55 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Philip: Ad hominem. No content. I can argue aboat everything I want and have an opinion on what every I want.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:18 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Philip...indeed that is how some Americans, much like other inhabitants in the past who lived in patriotic/nationalistic/jingoistic states, see it when someone simply shows the facts. Now this is "anti American". It could well be that you are anti American because blind love for the country in most natiionalistic states in the past lead to their rather painful demise. A critical look on the behaviour of those country by the people could have lead to vry different behaviour abroad and so prevent a disaster for that country. So I find your stance anti American.
Whenever 9/11 is involved it makes sense to why it happened, so it is very much on topic When people remember a tragedy I think they also shoudl remember tragedies caused y the country. When does America have a day it remmbers the warcrimes committed so many times and costed millions of foreign lives. I guess never. And no the US is not alone, that would be off topic. So that is how nice nationalism is....

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 20:05 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Philip..."he keywords are "not inherently bad ". The reality is sadly opposing that it is not inherently bad. The American version that is most prominent and is probably known as "American Excpetionalism" in rea life is the rootcause of misery in other countries. You have been provided facts on what your country does abroad on a constant basis. True to style to Chauvinists, nationalists and their ilk you just brush it aside. Let's hope your countrymen wise up because this arrogance will backfire. Nothing lasts forever and I'd say the American Imperialism is at least being seriously challenged by China, while the end of the hydrocarbonperiod (which is how America controls the world and therefor these countries) is also close. SO controlling these fossile fuels will no longer be a way to control the world.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:52 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Philp: whether pattriotism and nationalism are inherently bad probably hinges on the defintion. Nationalism: "identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations". How is that good? Even justifiable?

In Europe we had our share of nationalism. It resulted in WW2. America experienced it at Pearl Harbour. People in Latin America and Asia have experienced it ever since due to the US protecting the rights of the extremely rich. Us workers can now happily compete with low wages in Mexico/China. So no: they do not deserve special protection it seems.
9/11 happened because of nationalism: the US denied democracy and freedom in the Middle East so they could control the countries. You cannot control true democracies, one authoritarian leader you support blindly (like Saudi Arabia) is a much easier way to do so. Some people noticed that and they retaliated. So nationalism also caused 9/11. Great..not!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:31 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

@ MK82: as Noam Chomsky said when he paraphrased Bush' favourite philopsher (one J. Christ): "A hypocrite is someone who looks at other ones fault while refusing to look at ones own faults." Chomsky did so when talking about USA foreign policies. Indeed this is very much true about the otcry of Russian interference in their elections given the facts and how they show us that USA does this far worse and far more frequent than any other country in modern history.
OP Philip is a selfprolclaimed patriot, usually not the type you can convince with facts when they are not too positive about their object of unconditional love.
I am not a patrot at all which sadly means I can have loads of criticism on my own country, The Netherlands and how the government behaves when it comes to foreign and domestic policies btw. Your typical neoliberal egoistic, selfcentered way of doing things directed to please the superwealthy at the expense of the poor anywhere in the world. it is disgrace.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 13:11 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

@Philip: your are naive, not me. America supported overhrowing freely elected governments in so many countries. Just a few examples are Iran in 1953, Brasil in 1964, CHile in 1973, Haiti 2004, Palestine 2006 There have been a lot more.
The support also by vetoing resolutions supported by some 160-180 states in the UN of Israel (oppression of Palestinians)., Saudi Arabia (crimes agaisnt humanity) . COntinued support for dictatoships like Uzbekistan Iraq until 1990 (inspite of the knowledge that Hussein used mostardgas on the civilians), Egypt, Indonesia, many countries in South America.
Also: you do not change regiems because you do not like what they do. That has to come from within and you could support democratic forces. But you do not bomb your way into democracy.
The trackrecord shows changing regime is the main theme here, regardless of the peoples wishes as the record shows. But inline with America's preferences and to its own benefit.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 11:09 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Philip: whose freedom? The whole middle east pays the price of America supporting dictators. Back in 1957 Ike asked why Arabs hated the US so much. His intelligence told him: "because they want freedom we have, but we don't let them due to support of (cruel) regimes. And they are correct."
Which of the countries we hae been at war with for the pas 70 years has attacked us? None. We are the ones that attack them to....defend our freedom? Since we do have the EU now there is little reason to suspect it coming from inside. So that has been over a century ago if we say Turkey is not European (which it basically is). When was the last time America was attacked by by a foreign army....Even longer ago. Not one of the countries we have been fghting with. killing its civilians and completely destroying ther uildings, fabric of society etc has ever attacked us. So what freedom? And the one that is the basis of Muslim extremism is the one that we support most vehementely (SA).

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 08:10 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

@ Non Follower: Agree! The war on terror? The main terrorist in the world are we, the free west. We kill civilians by the 100.000s and simply call it "collateral". What Al Qaida did was actually one thing: it brought the war to the USA. Relentless warfare backfired. I fullly agree with your notion of a brainwashed civilians wich therefor can't be blamed. While I think 1000 warcrimes plus one by Al Qaida is simply 1001. It is not good. But it is also like a bully that meets someone who strikes back.
The basic error, which is also one of the reasons why America can wag war with big support at home is this: "When we do it, it is always for a good reason. When they do it, it is terrorism and bad."
The reason why America, England, France etc are always at war with somebody is the militairy industry like you say. A great way to get taxpayers money and give it to companies. The list of examples is endless.
"9/11: brought to you by Al Qaida, sponsored by the USA!"

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 07:59 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: How could it be forgotten when the subject is constantly being brought up? Just look at the news sites today.

I'm American and a New Yorker, and as patriotic as they come, and frankly I'm long tired of the subject. I doubt those that died that day would want their loved ones and the public to keep rehashing the event so much and in the manner that it has been. America (and probably most Western countries) has become weak and easily traumatized, and now anything and everything is memorialized beyond reason, like the grossly over the top WTC memorial. It’s not healthy people.

Well: nothing the west and America has done abroad is mentioned basically at all. Which is MY main gripe with this.
As an example: before we attakced Iraq in 2003 just 6 civilians died per month due to Saddam or some assaults. After we cam it were 37 civilians. Not per month but each day. And not just one day or just one month. No: this average continued for no less than 72 months. Not just a few buidlings were completely destroyed: no the whole country, the whole infrastructure was basically destroyed are severly damaged.
So this extremely biased view is simply setting up a new disaster in one of our own countries if you ask me. At some point this history will repet itself. The basis for it all is not some relgion nor people that are fanatics, but people that are taking revenge for what we have done to them or supported it with our weaponry (like now in Yemen).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 20:22 UTC
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mxx: It is telling that this video gets far fewer comments than news of a new coloured version of an existing Leica camera.

May be some like me are tired of the single sided view of what constitutes a disaster worth mentioning and what not. Atta and his crew simply took war which the US wages on civilians fo decade after decade to the USA. Our way of thinking seems to be: we always have good reasons to do it abroad, but when it happens to us it is warcrime (which it was btw) of unprecedented proportions.
Mind you: how many days of war and how many civilians have been killed by the USA in countries that never ever hurt anyone in the US. Compare that to one day in the USA.
So no: this is an international forum and just remembering one rather minute crime and not paying any attention to so many others seems to be a bit biased and uncalled for.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 20:15 UTC
On article Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4.0 Pro field review (277 comments in total)
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Jorginho: I do not think the 10-25 mm is really a competitor. It shares the FL to a large extend, but it is much much faster and is extremely sharp wide open throughout the FL so in reallife that speed is useful too. It is also much more expensive, bigger etc and better for video use due to its focussing ring. Also: one of its nice features is restricted to Panny bodies which is a shame (and has been for as long mFTs exists).
For me the 10-25 mm f1.7 would be a replacement of all my primes bar the 56 mm f1.4 Sigma and the 7,5 mm f2.0 Laowa.
This lens for me is not so useful because F4 is too slow since I shoot quite a bit of shots indoors. But if the speed is okey with you and you are not that much into video this lens is another great addition to our dying system....;-)

Spider mario: exactly! And when we look at the user group that is pretty significant. So on an Oly body you'll need to set it on the cam.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 21:20 UTC
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BackToNature1: Do the Olympus MFT lens work equally well on the Panasonic MFT cameras?

My first impression are that this lens is pretty darn good. Once I see the complete gallery an pixel peep, I can say more. But as of now, most folks would Not know the difference as compared to many FF cameras picture galleries if your didn't say which was which.

The DFD thing...There is no notable difference. I know how it is supposed to work and how an Oly lens would do worse. But from what I have seen such lenses work great in AF-C on a Panny G9 for example. Now Dual IS versus SyncIS is another thing. Pretty sad they fail to exchange the necessary info to get both cams working flawlessly with every mFT lens they produce.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 16:41 UTC
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Marty4650: IF OIS is now mandatory, then every single lens without it should be downgraded for that omission. Not just the ones branded as Olympus.

Using the same logic, then every Leica M lens must have "No AF on native Leica M lenses" as a con.

Good point Marty! Double standards have crept in once again in the review. Understandable but of course they should erase that so called downside. If there is any brand that should be allowed to not incorporate OIS it is Olympus because it has the best IBIS of all cams, may be Panasonic is about as good too (but I don't think they are quite on par).

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 16:35 UTC
On article Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4.0 Pro field review (277 comments in total)

I do not think the 10-25 mm is really a competitor. It shares the FL to a large extend, but it is much much faster and is extremely sharp wide open throughout the FL so in reallife that speed is useful too. It is also much more expensive, bigger etc and better for video use due to its focussing ring. Also: one of its nice features is restricted to Panny bodies which is a shame (and has been for as long mFTs exists).
For me the 10-25 mm f1.7 would be a replacement of all my primes bar the 56 mm f1.4 Sigma and the 7,5 mm f2.0 Laowa.
This lens for me is not so useful because F4 is too slow since I shoot quite a bit of shots indoors. But if the speed is okey with you and you are not that much into video this lens is another great addition to our dying system....;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 16:32 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On article In-depth tripod review: Sirui SR-3204 (71 comments in total)
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bolt2014: $550.00? Affordable? For who? Certainly not me!

This is exactly the one I have. I shoot Hires with an Oly E-M1 mark II on it which needs to be absolutely still for the best results. It does not diappoint.

https://www.amazon.nl/Koolstofvezel-ARTCISE-Stabiele-Lichtgewicht-Professionele/dp/B082FGJ9TG/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_nl_NL=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=innorel+rt80c&qid=1627626869&sr=8-4

I have this ballhead which is really nice too (not just for the money0. Undoubtedy there are better tripods and ballheads. But nt for ths money.

Buy the 44 mm ballhead with it (also on Amazon) and your at less than half the price f this one. Buy directly from Aliexpress and the Innorel BH and tripod combined will cost you around 200 dollar P&P included (well that was 2 yrs ago, did not check today). The ballhead was tested by centrecolumn and it was pretty good too.

https://thecentercolumn.com/innorel-n44-ballhead-review/

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 07:06 UTC
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dgumshu: The Innorel RT 90C, with 40mm legs, offers an adjustable bowl for about $320 with 89 pound weight capacity. I have one as a backup and it is very heavy duty and light weight for it’s size.
https://www.amazon.com/INNOREL-Professional-Top-Level-Birdwatching-88pounds/dp/B07J3BCFQ9

I bought the Innorel RT80C which is the one that is really comparable to this one with the same leg width but I think it is 160 cm. It costed me 130 euro's butwithout the bowl adapter, but including shipping from China. I have to say it is a great, very sturdy tripod. Well made, carbon fibre etcetc.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 06:23 UTC
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Jorginho: Isn't that incredible: new lenses, new camera's and new sensors while every knowledgable user on this forum knows the system is dead...Seems that this by now very old news (it has been dead for many years now) has not reached Sony's headquarters.
121 fps 12 bit...in good light hires mode takes 1/15s. That would further surpress movement in a frame, especially for landscapes.
I wonder what sensor will be made for the GH6 since it needs to be at least 24 MP if I am correct.

I have had G1, EPL5, GH4, GM5, GH1, Em1.2. With the Em1.2 I never felt the need for another cam, inlike previous models. Since the G9 is probably over all a better cam than my EM1.2 I can see how there is no need for an update. Sensor development in all departments is just not adding anything substantial to warrant that and other specs are still very much up to date.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:06 UTC
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brownie314: This is good news. I think m43 has suffered from a lack of really great sensors. Fuji has been getting the best sensors (even better than Sony puts in their own DX bodies). I hope m43 is going to get a really great sensor.

Where is this information based on. From what I have seen the 26 MP sensor is at least IQ-wise no better than the 24 MP which, in its turn, is not better than the 20 MP mFT sensor in the Em 1.2 or G9 for instance.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 07:46 UTC
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