roustabout66

Joined on Jan 19, 2012

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LWanTeD: This made me realize that I've never, EVER, thought about who is holding the camera of photos I've looked at.

I've been living in the US for 10 years now (coming from a 3rd world country), and I confidently say that I believe that liberals create new problems while trying hard to solve problems that don't exist.

@IGlad I absolutely love Gordon Parks' work. It is worth noting however that the work you reference is from 1956....61 years ago. A lot has happened in the last 61 years including things like the civil right act ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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sh10453: The level of ignorance is amazing.
People are created equal, but not treated equally, nor do they get equal opportunities.
Hitler's mentality seems to be alive and well.

OHHH a keyboard warrior. I am soooo afraid ;-) It sounds as if you are one of those clowns running around with black masks on to hide their identity. I am neither frightened or vulnerable. Actually, I live a quite comfortable life and am very capable of taking care of myself. We still have the second Amendment here unlike your little island. I said yes the Nazis gathered names of the Jews, nothing about a website. Let me break the news to you since you seem to be totally oblivious to history, the Nazis DID gather the names of the Jews (that means the answer is yeah). They did much more than that. They also put them into camps, worked some to death, and killed many more. Acknowledging history happened is NOT the same as endorsing what happened. I am the one who thinks collecting people by ethnic group is WRONG...remember. You are the one who thinks it is good to put people into groups...remember. You don't even know which side you are on. The fascist here is YOU make believe tough guy!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 05:02 UTC
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sh10453: The level of ignorance is amazing.
People are created equal, but not treated equally, nor do they get equal opportunities.
Hitler's mentality seems to be alive and well.

Post the entire quote you liar. Where did I mention a website? I said what I said in my post...which is TRUE.

Another thing, you claimed I was moderated or some such nonsense. I have received NO message or email regarding any of these posts...because I spoke the truth.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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sh10453: The level of ignorance is amazing.
People are created equal, but not treated equally, nor do they get equal opportunities.
Hitler's mentality seems to be alive and well.

I never compared a website to the Holocaust, to say so is a lie. What I said is putting people in ethnic lists (how do you know something lacks diversity unless you count by groups), attacks on freedom of speech (violence on college campuses to keep conservative speakers away), and nazis fighting fascists in the streets (Charlottesville) was reminiscent of 1930s Europe. Those are all FACTS. Those have actually happened in this country recently. If you know anything about history it IS what happened in the 1930s. I think if an original comment is removed, the entire thread is removed. If my FACTS are mediated this time, it says more about the person doing the moderating than it does my statement.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
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sh10453: The level of ignorance is amazing.
People are created equal, but not treated equally, nor do they get equal opportunities.
Hitler's mentality seems to be alive and well.

@quietrich With such a well articulated and fact filled response it may be hard for me to reply in kind but I will try. Your mother wears combat boots!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
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cybertec69: This progressive diversity experiment has destroyed the West. Diversity, these progressives make me laugh, all this diversity nonsense has done nothing more than destroyed cultures and soon civilizations.

@SVCguy "It has made cultures stronger. Look at the US and any super-power, even in history" I know that is what you were taught, but nothing is further from the truth. Diversity of OPINION makes us stronger not physical diversity as it is taught in school. Throughout history sizeable minorities in countries have led to conflict. As far as your claim about super-powers, North Korea is supposedly the least diverse population on earth. China has more diversity that N. Korea but still is very homogeneous. Russia is not diverse at all. The former USSR WAS diverse but Russia is overwhelmingly ... well Caucasian. So which of our super-power enemies have benefited from "diversity"?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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sh10453: The level of ignorance is amazing.
People are created equal, but not treated equally, nor do they get equal opportunities.
Hitler's mentality seems to be alive and well.

@sh10453 The level of ignorance IS amazing and it is YOUR ignorance. "People are created equal" is the biggest load of crap EVER. Some are tall, some are short, some are white, some are brown, some are healthy some are handicapped. That does not sound equal to me. All people are created equal UNDER THE LAW! Get it right. That is a huge difference from equal or equal outcome.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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roustabout66: How can it be class leading reliability when it has not been in the marketplace enough to test real world longevity? Many drives promise reliability but.....

@Grahan Austin My day job is running the IT dept for an insurance TPA and I assure you those words don't mean squat. Until it has been tested for a few years the jury is still out on reliability.

By the way, 550TB/year is also the standard for Seagate nearline (enterprise) drives so this is nothing new.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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jamesfrmphilly: saddens me to see how many racists there are in here......

Is your definition of racist someone who does not agree with your position? It seems to me that most positions here are that race should not matter. Who are the racists here, the ones who want to count by race or the ones who do not?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
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Paul B Jones: White christians are now a minority in the United States, and not taking it very well judging by the comments here.

White Christians may be a minority but I doubt they would be welcome at this "diversity" site.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
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roustabout66: How can it be class leading reliability when it has not been in the marketplace enough to test real world longevity? Many drives promise reliability but.....

Read the title

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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Stigg: Here is Benjamin Franklin's take on this subject:

“Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.”

https://qz.com/904933/a-history-of-american-anti-immigrant-bias-starting-with-benjamin-franklins-hatred-of-the-germans/

It looks like this deranged belief known as racism and its psychotic definitions of fictitious "races" was birthed in the Anglo mind and spread throughout the world and was so devastating that it encouraged the subjugation and destruction of "lesser races" throughout the globe - including the genocides of N & S America.

I thankfully live in NYC, the most diverse city of ethnicities on the planet, and I would not reside here if it were not that way. Its why I left my home country of England decades ago. I reject the concept of races. There is only the human race.

@Ab Latchin I assume your comment is aimed at Stigg since he is the one who said race is fictitious?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
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Stigg: Here is Benjamin Franklin's take on this subject:

“Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.”

https://qz.com/904933/a-history-of-american-anti-immigrant-bias-starting-with-benjamin-franklins-hatred-of-the-germans/

It looks like this deranged belief known as racism and its psychotic definitions of fictitious "races" was birthed in the Anglo mind and spread throughout the world and was so devastating that it encouraged the subjugation and destruction of "lesser races" throughout the globe - including the genocides of N & S America.

I thankfully live in NYC, the most diverse city of ethnicities on the planet, and I would not reside here if it were not that way. Its why I left my home country of England decades ago. I reject the concept of races. There is only the human race.

"It looks like this deranged belief known as racism and its psychotic definitions of fictitious "races"

If race is fictitious then can we please stop counting everything by race and worrying about "diversity"?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:32 UTC
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thubten: Note the divergence between the readers and the "editors picks".Who is the editor in this case? Time to find a new and better one!

Wow, you are right! Check out the Editor's picks...totally one sided. They lack "diversity".

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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James Pilcher: The only way to "promote greater ethnic inclusion" is to ignore ethnicity completely. Let images and skill stand on their own and the great "ethnic" photographers will be there.

I said nothing about medicine or doctors. I mentioned psychology ;-) I also believe leeches were more like a few hundred years ago than a few dozen years ago which was my time frame. By the way, a stepson of a girlfriend who IS a psychologist, was the one to bring up the lobotomy crack to me a few years ago to denigrate his own profession.

As far as recognizing racism, it is easy. Scratch out one word (black) and replace it with another (white) and see what the response would be. A good start to curing racism would be for people to stop counting by race. This obsession with percentages of this or that is quite counter productive. Some see the world through a one way mirror. They can see racism in one direction but not the other. If we are going to start demanding percentage representation, when will affirmative action make the NFL and NBA be 65% white? When will we push to get as many male nurses and elementary school teachers as female?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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James Pilcher: The only way to "promote greater ethnic inclusion" is to ignore ethnicity completely. Let images and skill stand on their own and the great "ethnic" photographers will be there.

@FuhTeng Psychology, are those the guys who believed in putting rods in people's brains then stirring them around to "cure" them in the not too distant past? Are they the ones who believed homosexuality was a mental disorder a couple of decades ago? I think I will pass on anything they have to say. I can figure out racism on my own...it is not really that hard to do.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 20:23 UTC

"The groups says that calling for greater diversity in the media has proved not to be enough, so it took action by creating this online database."

This seems to me to be a tacit admission that these are not good enough to compete on an equal basis but should be judged "in class". When I look at most photos I have no idea what color the person was who took them...and don't care. Gordon Parks was an OUTSTANDING photographer, not because of his race but because of his eye.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 63rd comment

How can it be class leading reliability when it has not been in the marketplace enough to test real world longevity? Many drives promise reliability but.....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
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Sactojim: She's apparently a very well balanced and giving woman with her generosity and that should be applauded. Nice photos.

I like the photos themselves, but saying Jennifer Lawrence is "a very well balanced and giving woman" seems a bit much. Her foul mouth and disparagement of half the country have apparently scuttled her short career. Her last couple of movies have been flops and mother is well on the way to a record poor showing and the worst movie of the century according to Rex Reed. Hate toward half of the people who COULD buy a ticket is not very well balanced in my opinion. Keep the politics to yourself and make movies or live with the consequences.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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stratplaya: I must say I'm disappointed by the samples. Most seem dark or underexposed and the subject matter is lacking as well. I would have like to have seen more cityscapes and landscapes, it is a 45mp after all.

With the a9, DPR shot most of the samples in bright daylight. I guess the sun did not cooperate with the D850?

@SirSeth I do shoot RAW (exclusively) but that does not mean I can not recognize underexposed shots when I see them. I also worked in a photofinishing plant in college so I know about dodging and burning. Are you saying you think this D850 underexposes? I think it is just more of the current fad of underexposing and "Pulling" the shadows instead of trying for a good exposure to start. After all, ALL cameras now are so good at image quality at decent sizes you must resort to stuff like underexposing 4 or 5 stops then pulling then looking at 100% views to see meaningful differences.....which then by definition at that point are not really meaningful differences in the real world.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
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