S B McCue

Joined on Aug 31, 2011

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rialcnis: Fake

The Apple cult knows they are in trouble. Money changes hands cult minds speak.

Completely fake

I don't think I said I was "trying to keep MS products out of a Data Center." What I said is that I wouldn't have one in my office. Unfortunately, most healthcare practices opt for the cheapest solution available. As John Ruskin noted more than a century ago, people who price-shop are the lawful prey of companies like Microsoft.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
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rialcnis: Fake

The Apple cult knows they are in trouble. Money changes hands cult minds speak.

Completely fake

I'm a healthcare data security consultant ... have been for nearly a decade. I wouldn't let a Microsoft product in the office.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
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rialcnis: Fake

The Apple cult knows they are in trouble. Money changes hands cult minds speak.

Completely fake

Why would the Apple 'cult' be in trouble? The company just reported it's most profitable quarter ever. I'm not sure what could be a threatening cloud on the horizon… Certainly not anything Microsoft produces.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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armandino: Matter of taste. Windows gets the job done nevertheless irritates me. I prefer the MAC user experience, from booting faster than my android phone, to avoiding irritating notifications and sounds, to the user interface. I use both but I enjoy MAC. If I spend a lot of time on a computer, the experience plays a key role.

I like to think I've added about six years to my life expectancy by having assiduously avoided Windows for the past 35 years. As John Ruskin said, "There is hardly anything that someone cannot make a little cheaper, and those who consider price alone are this man's lawful prey."

Sunnycal notes that Apple took from the community and never gave anything back. I wasn't aware Apple was under any legal obligation to do so. Hard to try to live up to an ethical standard when your chief competitor has all the ethics of a common thief.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 08:23 UTC

Doesn't look too different from the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 13th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

I guess the little plastic dime-store cameras from the early '60s don't count; the 'film' was a series of preprinted 'photos' on a little roll of paper. My dad would use his Rollei and I'd use my little toy. I was three, I think.

My dad gave me a Polaroid Square Shooter II for my 13th birthday, which really jumpstarted my interest in photography. I used that camera for everything, saving my allowance to buy film and flashcubes.

My first SLR was a Canon T50, bought in 1983. In the mid 90s, I bought one of the first Fuji 640k digital cameras, which provided exceptionally blurry images. I stuck with Fuji and Canon until I switched to Oly in about 2004.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 14:47 UTC as 216th comment

I bought almost every iteration of the old P7--- series, and I was looking forward to these finally arriving on the market. Ah, well!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 266th comment
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Jay Williams: As photographers, I can't believe you guys are using the idiotic term "selfie" rather than "self portrait." Or maybe I'm the only one who is bothered at the dumbing down of modern day English.

Better to be bothered than not to know the meaning of the term! Until the Olympus E-PL7 debuted, I didn't know what 'selfie' meant.

I admit I'd prefer to have remained happily ignorant.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1060 comments in total)
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rwol1970: I'm still waiting for a real, affordable retro camera:

- Only manual operation
- Simple light meter
- No monitor (wait until you're home; if you know what you're doing you don;t need a monitor) so you have full attention for real photography

... and how many you wish to order!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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Brobes: Apple created un exeptable battery life, so they can now charge you extra now just to keep their under power product turned on?

On the other hand, most people who buy this product will be able to spell "unacceptable." I have an iPhone 6+, and have never experienced "un exeptable battery life" - or unacceptable battery life, either.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

The First Impressions article leaves the distinct impression that reviewers consider the E-PL7 a mediocre camera. I am heavily invested in MFT; I already own an E-M5 and a stable of Oly lenses. So I took the plunge anyway.

This little camera is a genuine jewel. I can carry it all day without noticing, which was my goal. The only real bother is the clip-on flash. I intend to buy a VF4, so having the hot shoe free for that means I'll be switching back and forth a bit ... but I'm trading the bulk of the not-always-needed EVF for considerable size savings.

Autofocus speed is very good, even in some challenging indoor environments. I first took the camera on a trip to New Orleans and found the fold-down screen somewhat useful, which surprised me since I expected not to use it at all. When I go back overseas with my E-M5, I will also take the E-PL7. I wouldn't be surprised to have the E-PL7 around my neck most of the time.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)
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S B McCue: Well, I guess there won't be another Canon in my future. I like things that actually do what they're supposed to do without my having to "screwdriver" them. I've never run across any MS product that didn't require substantial "tweaking" ...

Actually, I own three companies. I've worked for myself since 1983.

Microsoft has succeeded to this point because (a) the founders had the courage natural to thieves and (b) because they offered the cheaper alternative. These days, thankfully, businesses are aware that they are squandering much time, talent and money by forcing their employees to use "inferior products." That was a harder sale to make a decade ago.

Lacking substance or credibility is your value judgment ... you'll forgive me if I don't agree. My original point - now lost in the mire of an overlong thread - is that I'm walking away from Canon because I cannot bear the thought of associating myself with anything in which Microsoft has a hand.

As a previous poster noted, I doubt Canon will miss my business.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)
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S B McCue: Well, I guess there won't be another Canon in my future. I like things that actually do what they're supposed to do without my having to "screwdriver" them. I've never run across any MS product that didn't require substantial "tweaking" ...

John Ruskin noted that there would always be a market for inferior products (anything Microsoft has ever produced has been inferior, in my view) and that folks like you, who consider price alone, would be the legitimate prey of companies that sold schlock. My time is worth quite a lot ... and I do not enjoy spending it trying to solve the routine computing problems that Microsoft seems content to foist on the world. I've owned a lot of Canon G series cameras and have been content with them, but if they're joining hands with Microsoft, that's the end of my association with the Canon brand. I'll switch to something I know works ... and I imagine it will be "prettier" than anything MS and Canon can produce.

The fact that "90% of every computer in the world" - your inelegant phrase, not mine - runs Windoze doesn't make Windoze right or even a superior product.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)
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S B McCue: Well, I guess there won't be another Canon in my future. I like things that actually do what they're supposed to do without my having to "screwdriver" them. I've never run across any MS product that didn't require substantial "tweaking" ...

Where Microsoft is concerned, pessimism is usually justified.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)

Well, I guess there won't be another Canon in my future. I like things that actually do what they're supposed to do without my having to "screwdriver" them. I've never run across any MS product that didn't require substantial "tweaking" ...

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
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