joe6pack

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The guy don't even know how to spell IMEI properly

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 04:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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joe6pack: I would hazard a guess that it is because some executives in Canon has the brilliant idea of "quantity > quality". They want to beef up their patent portfolio so they can increase their bargain power. Exactly how patent trolls are thinking.

I didn't make a conclusion. I made an educated guess. I have worked in a company that does exactly the same thing, when the company did not perform well. The management want to beef up patent holdings to make the company more attractive to potential buyers.

Also, as someone who held several patents. I can tell you that the bar for getting a patent accepted by the US Patent Office is fairly low. It is only an issue when the patent is being challenged.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

I would hazard a guess that it is because some executives in Canon has the brilliant idea of "quantity > quality". They want to beef up their patent portfolio so they can increase their bargain power. Exactly how patent trolls are thinking.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

You know what they say. When there is risk, there is reward. Maybe the photographer's bravery is driven by fame?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:56 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

I'm glad they didn't pick the Afghan girl, or Undocumented Pakistan Immigrant.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 06:10 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Sometimes I think that these lessor know organizations/contests use these "winners" to gain publicity. Say, to lure other photographers to submit their photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 06:30 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies

You can feel the suffering of the camera by looking at its blinking light.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 16:01 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Mmmm...
1. Clean it up.
2. Mount it on a nice frame.
3. List each on eBay
4. Profit!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 53rd comment
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joe6pack: From Amazon: Samsung 500GB SSD - $158, ORICO USB 3.1 HDD enclosure - $17. Total $175.

Bonus: you can upgrade your storage.

That's just a price I found with 2 mins of work. I'm sure if I am patient, I can get both for less than $150 shipped within the next 30 days. If I want cheap, SanDisk 240GB SSD can be found for $60. And I know the SSD is backed by its manufacturer and not some no-name rejects.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:36 UTC

From Amazon: Samsung 500GB SSD - $158, ORICO USB 3.1 HDD enclosure - $17. Total $175.

Bonus: you can upgrade your storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 23:50 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

I cannot imagine how much effort the producer spent in making this camera. This guy deserves front page recognition.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 07:16 UTC as 4th comment
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Why the stupid names? Why not just have version numbers 7.1?
Android 4.0. Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android 4.1. Jelly Bean.
Android 4.4. KitKat.
or
Mountain Lion
Sierra
Yosemite
Lion
or
ivid Vervet
Wily Werewolf
Xenial Xerus
Yakkety Yak

The names just add layers of confusion that, in my mind, serve no purpose.

At least Android kept it in alphabetic order.
Similarly on Lumia Phone versions:

Amber
Black
Cyan
Denim

of which I think is brilliant.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
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Carl Mucks: Now, ask yourself a simple question. How many people would buy a $1300 24-200mm f/8 lens for their FF cameras? That's right, the answer is 'close to zero'. Because the lens is too expensive, too slow for anything but a bright daylight, and offers no DOF control. Basically the pictures look pretty much like coming from a typical P&S camera. And that's the antithesis for FF shooters. Are m43 shooters content with P&S quality and the insane prices?

Of course, there will be those who will claim that that zoom offers great flexibility being that small and having such a huge zoom range. I find those arguments meaningless. Ask yourself, do you want more pictures or better pictures? I'd rather have one great picture than thousands of mediocre ones.

Bottom line, dump those slow zooms, get one, two, maybe three bright good quality primes and take fewer but better pictures.

Lots of people spend $600+ on a fixed 20-ish mm F11+ FF equiv. lens. But guess what? It takes good photos in daylight and the camera fits in their pocket.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:41 UTC

I am not at all convinced that the tripod screw will stay on the V-shaped mount. A little loose, the camera will tip forward and fell off. Am I missing something here?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 22:23 UTC as 21st comment

I wonder if I can use Mindstorm to do that....

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 26th comment

I have a lot more respect to this guy after learning that he never spend > $15 on a camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 03:52 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies

I had the Stylus Epic and it is a wonderful camera. But if my memory serves, to turn off the camera, one must slide close. Which always hit the extended lens on the side before the lens retracts.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 07:28 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
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Kona Mike: It is real lame that neither can take a photo while shooting video.

Would be nice to get both the happy birthday song video and a picture blowing the candles.

If it can shoot 4K, you might as well extract the 8MP image from video later to avoid that shake when pressing shutter button by hand.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:15 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (42 comments in total)
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technotic: I get a "Too many people using Prisma - try later" message. Didn't they watch the "what if 30 million people download our app - we're not good" ad?

I wonder if they have people sitting in the other end to "touch up" or select the best combination?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
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joe6pack: I like the idea!

But one problem is that while the photographer blink, the camera also shakes. Paired with a small sensor and likely very small aperture, the image is going to be either very noise or very blurry.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
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