onlooker

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Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 14th comment
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (131 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: America has other priorities than education, which is why we are a nation stuffed to the gills with ignorant hillbillies. Any Canadian high school student will mop the floor with a typical American college graduate in a test of general knowledge. We value neither knowledge nor the ability to reason (deconstruct.)
My daughter has three degrees, one each from McGill, Ottawa U and Osgood Law for a grand total of about $10,000, which she paid off in full in a couple of years. Canadians are happy to allocate their tax dollars in aid of education, because they know that when a well qualified individual starts out at 80-120K a year that the taxes on that income will repay the cost of tuition many times over.
Americans are not that smart. 59 percent of American tax dollars will go to military spending instead of improving infrastructure, education, medical care, all the things that make a decent society. We are in thrall to the masters of war and getting dumber by the minute.

Can you people kindly take this political sh* over to Off Topic?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
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youngjohn: Leica aren't putting it up for auction. The original cameras from the tree have been transferred to their new museum and the tree structure was sold to a UK dealer who has replaced the cameras and is now auctioning the whole thing.

I don't even own a Leica, and yet I felt dismayed they would dispose of their history this way. This makes a lot more sense, thanks, youngjohn.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

"Everyone is free to do what they what. Just don't take a pig and tell me it's a show pony. "

I am sorry, discussing anything with someone as arrogant as you is pointless. Enjoy your bitter disdain of naive hard working people. Ciao.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

Right... Well, enjoy Norway, I will stay in Silicon Valley.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

You consider that unfortunate that public believes in hard work? I don't. That's what built this country. Allowing grifters to profit is unfortunate and measures should be taken to eliminate that.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

"yes... a way for managers to get filthy rich on the backs of their employees" -- I see we have a teenager convention in town.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

"corporate America is gross" -- Please stop silly generalizing. For each example of corrupt abuse like that there are thousands of hard working organization with thousands of hard working employees. You do understand what corporations are?

In this case the Board should have kicked her out years ago. Shareholders should hold the Board responsible.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 17:51 UTC

"Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 39th comment | 16 replies
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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Jefftan: I am not trying to be a troll, but ask a serious question
Why should people buy either one and not A6300 which is $600 or $700 cheaper

if u answer lens, I disagree. There are many lens option on Sony side
seriously, why?

Controls, controls, controls.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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Gesture: Good start. How about an article devoted just to the hybrid viewfinder-describing, examining and show as best possible just exactly what it does. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, yes, yes. I am very interested in how effective the parallax correction is in the hybrid OVF in X-Pro2, as well as how good the manual focus assist is. I would much rather read that article than a 20-minute whip up of selling points.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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Nick932: I was waiting with very high anticipation for the X-Pro2. I like the Optical View Finders. It is as close in connection to the real world as it can get. While the electronic view finders is looking in a little TV. I had the chance for a brief test of the X-Pro2, The OVF is just a disappointment. Viewing through it was fuzy and unclear. This was just a major disappointment. Maybe in the X-Pro3 they will get it right.

"The OVF is just a disappointment. Viewing through it was fuzy and unclear. " -- Can you clarify this? How can OVF be fuzzy and unclear? Are you sure you weren't using the viewfinder in EVF mode? I used to own X100S, and the OVF was as clear as ... well, OVF. I am perplexed by your statement now.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 13:41 UTC

When IQ improves over time, it might get interesting.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 27th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)

The AF joystick is great. Pity that compared to X-Pro2, it got moved lower, from right next to the thumb to where you now may have to reposition your grip to operate it. Richard (or anyone at DPR who has used it), what was your impression of the ergonomics of the joystick on X-T2 compared to X-Pro2?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:34 UTC as 109th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: It would have added a little ace in the hole for Pentax had it provided for interchangeable focusing screens to distinguish itself from the pack. Alas, no. From Pentax website http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-1/feature/04.html :

"The focusing screen is fixed on the camera body, and is not interchangeable."

Focus confirmation and magnified live view are par today, but the first one is tedious and depends on the accuracy of the AF (might as well use AF), and is limited to AF points, and the second requires tripod.

Anyone who remembers SLRs of yore will know why I bemoan the lack of decent focusing screens.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

It would have added a little ace in the hole for Pentax had it provided for interchangeable focusing screens to distinguish itself from the pack. Alas, no. From Pentax website http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-1/feature/04.html :

"The focusing screen is fixed on the camera body, and is not interchangeable."

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 332nd comment | 4 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

@Simon: "every website i visit" -- Yes, alas, there are many websites these days that do not care about promoting intelligent conversation and information exchange but rather make it a post-and-run click bait. Most of those I visit have traditional top-down comments.

"Or am I missing something?" -- Three things: (1) It doesn't stick (2) If you slap 1000 old comments, it is unmanagable having to figure out where relevant comments start, and (3) To post a new one, you have to switch to the default bottom-up flow. Then you need to reverse again.

appears normal to you
tell me if this really
now please kindly

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

"it's not a major problem IMO." -- It's not a problem if you treat comment section as write-only. Pity DPR encourages that. That way you end up with endless streams of repeated comments (which, btw, this idiotic upside-down flow contributes to as well).

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

The review is new. You might as well say, since the very first mention of K1 on DPR all the comments will now be aggregated into one utterly and pointlessly unmanageable thread, which is exactly what happened.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 18:06 UTC as 399th comment | 7 replies
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