dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
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Bobthearch: What could possibly be Zillo's defense?

Well the defense would likely be that, like youtube, they are simply a site where users post content. If nobody sends them a DMCA takedown notice then they cannot reasonably be expected to police all their images. There are just too many. Now if they got a takedown notice but left up the content, that's another story.

Either way, Zillow is overall a great company. I have friends who work there and they are good people. I'm sure this will get cleared up in time.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 09:42 UTC

"Hey honey, hang on while I uh... just a sec... lemme get the, uh, oh where is the rail clamp?!"


"What are you doing dear?"


"I've just got to assemble the viewfinder and grips, one moment.."


"Alright! Ready! Say chee- wait, where are you honey?"

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Photos of busted objects with googly eyes (3 comments in total)

Proof that marinuana is legal in Seattle.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 1st comment

Whatever would we do without DPReview?

How far the great have fallen.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon launches Arcrest protection filter line (17 comments in total)

Can't make profit? Sell accessories

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Sony also did this to another Japanese "N" company: Nintendo.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 03:32 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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Iloveaircraftnoise: The mirrorless tech heads are jumping for joy with this news.... And they have become slightly more conspicuous around town of late...

They're the ones with a big bag of batteries strapped around their waist.

You're implying that consumers use these things after buying them.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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Kabe Luna: Apple would benefit from the realization that these are creative tools not art objects. At the end of the day, these things need to be practical.

Over time I came to realize the core idea of this cylinder is fine: instead of one case that holds, powers, and cools everything inside itself, it should be much more efficient to have a central CPU unit like this cylinder Mac Pro, and then have everything else powered and cooled seperately via Thunderbolt cables.

But the problem is it's also much more expensive for the user to buy all hard drives, optical drives, and PCI chassis as external pieces. Plus now you have many more cables and connectors that can wear out over time.

That said, there's a growing trend towards external GPUs now that Thunderbolt 3 is finally as fast as real PCI slots. Having the GPU be external gives many advantages from a cooling and upgradeability perspective. It's way easier to cool the GPU if it is not sitting inches away from a CPU trapped in the same enclosed space.

I suspect that the "corner" Apple painted itself into—the main mistake of the new Mac Pro's design—was making the GPU internal with proprietary slots. I suspect the problem Apple ran into was getting AMD to agree to make updated versions of those custom GPU cards when the market is demanding monsters like NVIDIA Titan.

So I suspect we will see something modular where the GPU is external (but I pray not built into the monitor). Ideally this eGPU can work with any Thunderbolt 3 Mac. And the Mac Pro would be a smaller version of the old towers, focused more on lots of storage, RAM, and CPU power with good upgradability and none of the custom CPUs without heat spreaders, like the old ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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Bobbert1: Apple has killed the iMac with is dumbing down to interact with the iPad and iPhone from what I saw on the 21.5 inch you can't even change you own memory anymore and from what I've seen in Seirra you loose control of somethings in disc utility. The iMac pro is not inovation it's down grading it. There just taking things away so you have to spend more money, That's not technology that's just greed. They need a new CEO with some vision.

I am available for hire

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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GiovanniB: My issue with Apple is not about hardware in the first place. But with their attitude towards pro users in general, particularly visible in how they dealt with their Pro Apps, including, but not limited to, Aperture.

I totally agree. They emphasized getting everything centered around iCloud as opposed to catering to pro users. It's this insanity that has gripped the whole industry for awhile.

But I blame Tim Cook most of all. He is very detached from caring about the front lines of users in a way that Steve never was. Steve cared deeply about the Mac, as it was his child. Steve would have never let the Mac Pro go without updates for that long... it was insane!!!

Many of us would have been quite happy with a cheaper Core i7 variant. There are so many things upsetting about it. I just try to keep sane.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: To DtEW below: If I go to France I want to experience French culture, wine & FRENCH women etc not a country overrun with NON integrating, creepy intolerant burka wearing disgruntled radical muslims! If I want that I can go to parts of india where they are killing Hindus & Christians. This has nothing to do with Trump, but a by product of half baked Globalization. ie N. African (muslims?) grouping & raping hundreds of women in Germany at a festival within the last year. Sorry if you entered this country with boundaries illegally. Don't need a bunch of fat short Mayans messing up the great Mexican cuisine & culture here.

Friend, the Muslims didn't want the French in their countries, either. But that didn't stop the French imperialists from killing hundreds of thousands of Algerians, Tunisians, Libyans... whatever is happening now is what is best known as "just deserts" and "you reap what you sow." Read a history book or two, or even just wikipedia, before posting again please. The human species is just messed up and always will be. If you got rid of Muslims people would just find another boogeyman.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Capturing the unseen: Sam Forencich's Invisible Oregon (46 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Very cool, but there's a little piece of this that's really unfortunate. But 99% of people (at least) would never notice.

What piece is unfortunate?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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WesPerry: Not super useful for me. I remap all the keys I use most to the two extremities of the keyboard, then memorize said keys so I don't have to move my hands while culling, and have a minimum of motion while editing. Saves a ton of time and strain. Not everyone edits the same way, so it makes little sense to follow the cookie cutter approach.
Just my $0.02

My fingers can reach anywhere on the keyboard so to me it doesn't matter. Bug hands...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 07:59 UTC

The shallow depth of field was idiotic for that shot of the keyboard. Lets see all of it... jeez. Not every picture is an F-stop girth contest.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 07:58 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

Tombstone will read:

Here lies Nikon: the Sega of cameras. Killed by Sony in 2018. RIP

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 200th comment | 4 replies

It has scientific and archival uses that some are willing to pay handsomely for. This is not aimed at consumers.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies

Really, DPReview? Now posting random microchip news just because it can process video? Digging deep...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 4th comment
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Oh, my, my, my! Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! DJI bought Hasselblad. China bought SAAB drivetrain. iPhone manufactured in China. Samyang/Rokinon 12mm ultra-sharp in any benchmark. We have another LeiChi, a Leica look-alike Yl made-in-China. Go East young man! Go East!

Trump will make China give it back. And then build a wall. Oh wait, they already built the wall. Maybe the USA succeeds in sending Trump back in time to ancient China.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:05 UTC

In fact I think this is an irresponsible headline on DPreview's part. It doesn't guve any context to the problem and makes it sound like a very widespread problem, when it may have been a tiny handful of devices with a faulty component.

How many reports are we talking here? 5 or 10 out of millions? Is that even worth reporting, since surely there are normally at least that many defective units in ANY run of cameras from ANY manufacturer?

Or is it that DPreview, being owned by Amazon, is deliberately trying to smear Apple's reputation?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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bugsy46: Happened to my 7 Plus pretty much out of the box, took a few videos and images around London, then the next day black screen and dodgy colours. Within a few hours I had contacted 8 users through twitter all with the exact same issue. Two of them had the camera replaced, one worked one didn't, the rest received new handsets.

Planar Summilux - It has a pretty good camera. But also the apps are great. Plus they are by far the fastest smartphones in terms of single core performance, which makes the biggest impact on day-to-day use. The combination makes them superior over all. Also if you are a software dev, I think you'll find Apple's dev tools are much better, making the device over all much easier to customize (by writing your own apps). A jailbroken iPhone can be further customized with almost infinite variety.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
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