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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

Hey if you want to pay for a separate device for your navigation - thats up to you- but everybody else already has a fantastic solution in their pockets.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

also lets not forget speech recognition and voice command. So much easier than typing really long addresses etc. Even if your satnav offers voice, it will never be better than google.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

I just told you.. want to pay what ever the amount is now $80 a year for map updates. Good Luck. Street View updated regularly for free ? Satellite View? Lane advice? Traffic advice, How about Public transport etc, walking or bike routing. Google maps with is way more accurate than pure satellite.

you are right, Maps not so greate where there is no cell service.... but as I said - there is still a place for Garmin etc - if you venture into those areas (water or unpopulated areas) if you like to venture off the grid, then a pure satnav will serve you well, its a niche market.

Also you can predownload Google Maps locations (I did for pretty much my entire State) of course the area is limited, and you can still get turn by turn navigation OFFLINE.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

Also Waze is owned by google - google it LOL.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

Nothing is better than Google Maps.... period its superior to any Garmin or other Sat Nav systems, once android AUto adoption is complete... these other sat nav are going the way of the dinosaurs they will have to use Google maps to survive. Paying for updates to Maps? thats a joke. Google = free map updates for life automatically, new roads are updated so fast you never get caught out.

Garmin and co will still have their place out on the water etc... but Google maps rules the roads.

Waze is great for driving, but Maps street view, satellite view traffic - and non driving integration (walking, public transport, bike etc) has no peers.

Google maps is a ONE Map solution. Waze is great but you will still need to use Google maps from time to time - I find it hard to believe anyone can live their life in this modern day without referencing google maps from time to time, even Waze fanatics.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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BenInUK: I'm a software developer and use both a Dell XPS and a Macbook Pro. Personally I prefer the Mac but they're both excellent laptops. People should buy the one that's right for them and not based on one guys personal opinion. Five reasons I prefer the Mac are:
1. The screen is brighter and handles scaling much better (Windows on a high res laptop screen ends up with tiny fonts)
2. The trackpad is the best out there. Big and with intelligent gestures.
3. OSX is a more stable and secure OS being based on unix. Plus for development a lot of tools are written for linux so run much easier than on Windows.
4. The battery life is much better on the Mac (it was more when both were new and has lasted a lot longer than the dell)
5. When I bought the equivalent Dell was actually slightly dearer than the Mac so price is about the same.

Your Mac batteries are probably have better life because you are using them less!! sounds like you like your PC more!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
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Bill3R: After my first Windows computers continually crashed, crashed, and crashed some more I switched to Macs and never looked back. Now I am tired of Apple's greed and arrogance. I would never support anything Microsoft but would be very interested in an Android computer if there were such a thing. Just my two cents worth.

ok i guess you LOVE your apple maps then..

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:11 UTC
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Scottelly: Yes, I have considered it, and I still am. I don't want a computer that doesn't have a built-in SD card slot, and none of the new MacBook Pro computers have one. I thought about upgrading from my 6 year old MacBook Air, but they've hardly progressed in 6 years! The new 2.2 GHz i7 processor is only about 50% faster than the 1.8 GHz i7 in my old MacBook Air. I think that's pathetic. Yes, the new one has a much more powerful GPU, and it has USB 3 ports, which is another thing I want, but the new MacBook Air is limited to 8 GB of RAM and that's only twice what my 6 year old computer has. You'd think Apple would at least offer an upgrade option to 16 GB, but nooooooooo. Apple seems to be getting more and more like Microsoft too, while the Windows 10 operating system seems to be much better than Microsoft's previous offerings. All this makes me seriously consider switching back to a Windows machine. It's as if Apple has decided to help Microsoft dominate the World, since Steve Jobs died.

Yeah good luck transferring 4k Video files over wifi.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:06 UTC
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dennis tennis: Fake news, Mac is the best because it just is... to question Mac supremacy is heresy and a sure sign that you're uncool, black socks with cargo pants wearing old person.

Dont forget "croc wearing" with those socks

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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Michael Doleman: For myself it comes down simply to the fact that I really can't stand the Windows OS, but that's coming from a lifelong Mac user. There are a couple pieces of software I need that run only on Windows, but for me, as a Mac user, that's not a problem: I run a Windows 10 VM (Parallels), which integrates seamlessly and without a performance hitch into Mac OS. I run the Windows apps without ever really even needing to know that Windows is running in the background, somewhere. I can't do that on a (Windows-only) PC, that's for sure. But, I think this "issue" is largely moot. Just pick what you like -- you'll get similar performance and functionality out of almost any reasonably well-spec'd computer, these days.

google is your friend.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: One and a half days to send 6MB of data. Wow! I'll never complain about my wi-fi again.
The whirlpools in the centre have a subtle van-goghian feel to them.

They should;ve used UDP instead of TCP. It should have only taken 33mins + transfer time of 6MB!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 21:56 UTC

"You can choose from an easy-to-find-when-it's-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean red or a slick-looking black"

Actually its quite likely that both cameras will look black at the bottom of the ocean - since sea water absorbs red light more than other colours - depending on how deep you go.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 30th comment
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straylightrun: No USB 3.0 port? No fully articulated screen? No proper weather sealing? At this price point.... 😬

@Everlast66 Anything higher than 1Gbit requires a switch- but seems like its only a 1Gig port anyway so only advantage is for tethering over a long cable.

USB-C would not replace the ethernet - just the USB 2.0 port. This is just a silly choice made by Sony Those micro USB connectors are prone to wear down very quickly and easily - Iguess you will have to invest in a usb3 card reader.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
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straylightrun: No USB 3.0 port? No fully articulated screen? No proper weather sealing? At this price point.... 😬

Whos going to carry a Router/switch with them to get Ethernet Data Transfer?

Whats that use a cross-over cable with your laptop? 1Gbit limited if you are lucky.

Abdoozy is right you will need fibre to achieve 100Gig ethernet.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1193 comments in total)
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Karroly: Still don't understand why DPR says going from a 5.1K recording down to a lower resolution 4K recording is "oversampling"... This is downsampling. Oversampling is the process of creating ADDITIONAL samples usually by interpolating new sample values between two previously recorded sample points. However, the process of downsampling may create new samples points that do not exist in the original recording for a clean result, but many, if not all, of the original sample points will be discarded in the end, so the total number of samples will be lower, thus the term downsampling.

Or I should say "less crop" if its not full sensor readout.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 04:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1193 comments in total)
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CaPi: "For stills shooters (..) there are arguably more better options out there"
What might those be? I have high hopes for the improved autofocus.
An thoughts on those options?
I am looking for a new body / system.

Some reasons why EM1-2 may be a better Stills option for you:

Panasonic IBIS is rated to 5.5 (with DUAL IS) -
EM1 2 IBIS is rated 5.5 (with IBIS only), 6.5 with SYNC IS.

ISO 64 on EM1-2 blows away ISO 100 on the GH5 look at the comparisons from Imaging Resource etc

Em1-2 Hi res - theres no competition here

Throw in Pro capture mode, - Less rolling shutter, 60 FPS, live composite etc

Smaller body. Lighter (GH5 40% heavier)

PDAF can benefit all lenses not just Panasonic ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1193 comments in total)
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Karroly: Still don't understand why DPR says going from a 5.1K recording down to a lower resolution 4K recording is "oversampling"... This is downsampling. Oversampling is the process of creating ADDITIONAL samples usually by interpolating new sample values between two previously recorded sample points. However, the process of downsampling may create new samples points that do not exist in the original recording for a clean result, but many, if not all, of the original sample points will be discarded in the end, so the total number of samples will be lower, thus the term downsampling.

THe benefit is no CROP in video i believe - otherwise all lenses would be cropped to accomodate the 4K resolution.

Also downsampling has other benefits like reduction of Moire etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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Toshier: Sharpness is beyond belief, but something weird about bokeh transition or I just did not used to it, like two pictures blended together one out of focus and one in focus, maybe this happens when isolation becomes too good, not sure what to think, not happy at this moment. I would easily forgive color being flat (as I heard is expected) or is just gray weather, but we certainly need more classical portrait photos in full color intent at wide apertures and distant backgrounds.

hes not talking about bokeh as in the quality of the OOF areas. He is talking about the transition from focus to OOF areas. This is very abrupt - which is normal for telephoto lenses which gives a more "diorama" type effect (like 2D paper cutouts subject with lots of lots of blur in front and behind the subject and little transition in between). This is different to wide angle lenses like 35 and 50 with large apertures which produce a more gradual transition between focus and OOF giving a more realistic 3D look.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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attomole: Apple screwed up in this market and it's hanging by a thread of loyalty, one killer product is not the answer, as the trash can Mac demonstrated, it's quickly out of date, they seem to be doing the exact same with mackbook pro. The price is not such a big deal, perceived quality is ( and they have that in buckets) but sustainability and trust is not there, they lost the plot with pro apps and pro hardware.
They can still have this market but they need a committed strategy

Hes talking about the "pro" market.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
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dennis tennis: To be anti-Apple, is almost as treasonous as being anti-Trump. Nothing Trump doesn't is less than perfection. Nothing Apple does is slightly less great than what Trump would have done had he could spare 5 minutes per day to run Apple instead of Making America Great Again!

I see what you did there.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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