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meanwhile

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dccdp: I'm not from the US so I am not familiar with the intricacies of the American politics. Still... Isn't this kind of whining about one's side losing the election characteristic to more immature democracies? I mean, seeing all these hater comments that find a lot of weird reasons for why Democrats lost (such as "voters are stupid Vodka-drinking rednecks"), makes me think about countries that only now discover democracy, unaccustomed with concepts such as dealing with different opinions, having respect for the one who disagrees with yourself, diversity, and tolerance.

"It looks like humanity has begun to awaken and strike back"

In all three cases you cite, they have simply cut off their nose to spite their face.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
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HP1999: President Dumpf supporter of evil is not my president. Look at everything O.H. said and did

The speech by actress Meryl Streep was on point.
The last republican president got us in a war with no WMDs to be found. Was part of a massive recession.

Dumpf will isolate and take the US into WW III with his idiotic tweets and lack of diplomacy
Trump will do nothing unless it puts more money in his pockets. Dumpf supporters were blinded by lies so he could win the biggest reality show ever
We have a president with the behavior of a toddler who is spoiled and when they don't get there way it was rigged.
Still Dumpf won't show his tax returns for someone who likes to brag and boast all of a sudden he is shy to be a billionaire (supposedly)

3 million Americans did not want Dumpf and while he won the electoral vote he lost in his home state of New York. His home town did not want this leech
Dark days ahead for all

"mistery"

lol

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
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HP1999: President Dumpf supporter of evil is not my president. Look at everything O.H. said and did

The speech by actress Meryl Streep was on point.
The last republican president got us in a war with no WMDs to be found. Was part of a massive recession.

Dumpf will isolate and take the US into WW III with his idiotic tweets and lack of diplomacy
Trump will do nothing unless it puts more money in his pockets. Dumpf supporters were blinded by lies so he could win the biggest reality show ever
We have a president with the behavior of a toddler who is spoiled and when they don't get there way it was rigged.
Still Dumpf won't show his tax returns for someone who likes to brag and boast all of a sudden he is shy to be a billionaire (supposedly)

3 million Americans did not want Dumpf and while he won the electoral vote he lost in his home state of New York. His home town did not want this leech
Dark days ahead for all

"Funny that if I intentionally misspell Obama's name"

Not a misspelling, Drumpf is what it originally was before they Americanized it.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
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Wye Photography: Perhaps the rest of the world isn't really interested in this for-the-rest-of-the-world non-event.

"I do not think Donald will lead us into war"

You are right. Drumpf will not lead you into anything, even war. He will bring the war to you through his arrogance and ineptitude. He is an introductory sentence, nothing more. Never a full paragraph on anything.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:46 UTC
On article Hawks Factory announces new 35mm F2 in M-mount (70 comments in total)

Minolta 40mm F/2 M-Rokkor. 1/4 the price. Smaller. Lighter. Renders beautifully.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hawks Factory announces new 35mm F2 in M-mount (70 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: Not an easy sell for $1800 considering the price of Leica Summarit 2.4/35 new, or even a Summicron 2/35 pre-asph used. Do not forget about Zeiss ZM 2/35, by the way...

It's not just not an easy sell, it's not a sell at all.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: Basic black works for me.

Did he though?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
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AKH: Apple was hardly a pioneer in the world of computers.

Anyway, nice to see these articles with a review of these old cameras.

The contribution of Ledru-Rollin can't be ignored if the discussion is going down that path.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 06:21 UTC
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pwmoree: I used this cam to make (one of the first) webcams in The Netherlands. It took a picture of The Beach at Zandvoort from behind a hotel window evry hour during daylight hours. For some time this was one of the the most popular websites in the country (1996-1997). Of course it only waisted money but we had lots of fun. The listing under a .com domain of "interesting things on the net" with the sublink webcamera had at that time only 28 webcams listed wordlwide.

Pretty sure I visited your webcam at the time. Thank you for making it.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
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AKH: Apple was hardly a pioneer in the world of computers.

Anyway, nice to see these articles with a review of these old cameras.

Ideas and inventions are nothing without the products that implement them. Plus there are plenty of Apple inventions. But then, you already knew that.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:00 UTC
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D500 001: To me this image fits more to abstract than travel. Quite similar to a work by Barnett Newman:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_art#/media/File:Newman-Onement_1.jpg

The world would be a boring, segregated place if each thing could only be single-faceted.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:30 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: I hate, abhor, detest, despise, that someone who was not even holding a camera and instead used a noisy, annoying, toy to take a picture and won a bunch of money.

Other people did their best, got on their knees in the muck, took bracketed shots to later blend so the dynamic range was there, and did their level best to portray the scene; and got beat by someone who artificially flew above the ground. Not even in a plane or helicopter, he just plain cheated; and still won.

I hate drones! HATE is too small and quiet of a word to describe my unbridled, uncontained absolute rage and malice I feel toward the drones and everyone associated with them.

Everytime I see one, I see some *$(@)*$&@ that is so selfish that he does not care if his loud, obnoxious, annoying, bee-buzzing ruins the experience someone else is having on their walk, hike, camping trip, or their attempts at photography with all the oppressive distraction of some toy model making noise.

Joel, is there a higher resolution version of the desert photo up somewhere?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 00:45 UTC
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D500 001: To me this image fits more to abstract than travel. Quite similar to a work by Barnett Newman:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_art#/media/File:Newman-Onement_1.jpg

So he's evoked the essence of abstract art, while taking a travel shot. You say it like it's a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: I hate, abhor, detest, despise, that someone who was not even holding a camera and instead used a noisy, annoying, toy to take a picture and won a bunch of money.

Other people did their best, got on their knees in the muck, took bracketed shots to later blend so the dynamic range was there, and did their level best to portray the scene; and got beat by someone who artificially flew above the ground. Not even in a plane or helicopter, he just plain cheated; and still won.

I hate drones! HATE is too small and quiet of a word to describe my unbridled, uncontained absolute rage and malice I feel toward the drones and everyone associated with them.

Everytime I see one, I see some *$(@)*$&@ that is so selfish that he does not care if his loud, obnoxious, annoying, bee-buzzing ruins the experience someone else is having on their walk, hike, camping trip, or their attempts at photography with all the oppressive distraction of some toy model making noise.

"No one was ever too loud reading a book."

Then you are reading the wrong books. Plenty of times I've been shushed in the quiet carriage when laughing out loud reading a book.

I don't think it's drones, or jet skis, or noise, you have an issue with. I think it may be other people having fun. Could be wrong. *shrug*

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: I hate, abhor, detest, despise, that someone who was not even holding a camera and instead used a noisy, annoying, toy to take a picture and won a bunch of money.

Other people did their best, got on their knees in the muck, took bracketed shots to later blend so the dynamic range was there, and did their level best to portray the scene; and got beat by someone who artificially flew above the ground. Not even in a plane or helicopter, he just plain cheated; and still won.

I hate drones! HATE is too small and quiet of a word to describe my unbridled, uncontained absolute rage and malice I feel toward the drones and everyone associated with them.

Everytime I see one, I see some *$(@)*$&@ that is so selfish that he does not care if his loud, obnoxious, annoying, bee-buzzing ruins the experience someone else is having on their walk, hike, camping trip, or their attempts at photography with all the oppressive distraction of some toy model making noise.

What did you think of the photo itself?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
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Mark Turney: I don't really get this continual need to simulate something old. If you want that look and feel, shoot with film (negative or slide). Please .... let's move forward with making THIS digital "medium" as good as it can be.

" It's fake nostalgia, it has no soul"

I'm betting there is something in your life that you praise that is an analog version of something where there is a newer alternative but you prefer the old.

Whether it's furniture, or jewellery, or vinyl, or cars, or machines, or blenders, or stamps, or whatever. There will be something where you say "They just don't make them like they used to" and pine for the good old days, when objectively the newer versions are really better.

So what?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
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Mark Turney: I don't really get this continual need to simulate something old. If you want that look and feel, shoot with film (negative or slide). Please .... let's move forward with making THIS digital "medium" as good as it can be.

" It's fake nostalgia, it has no soul"

If that's what it is to you, then don't use it. That doesn't make it so for everyone.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:24 UTC
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Mark Turney: I don't really get this continual need to simulate something old. If you want that look and feel, shoot with film (negative or slide). Please .... let's move forward with making THIS digital "medium" as good as it can be.

It's about making it more human.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
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Neez: This would be good for people using a new macbook pro, which doesn't have an SD slot.

It can still use SD-cards.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 00:48 UTC

Could you put it in one of those ziplock, waterproof cases without causing any network issues? This product seems to be one crying out to be 'ruggedized'.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 00:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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