photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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Robert1975: Do you eat at Dick's?
Dick's looks good.

Favorite burger joint of Bill Gates, btw. He reportedly would invite folks out “for a mouthful of Dick’s”.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:45 UTC

Made in China for a buck.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 21:49 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Phil Birder: About as useful as a chocolate fireplace. Do google actually pay people to come up with this rubbish?

The difference is this is automatic, and not very intelligent.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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Phil Birder: About as useful as a chocolate fireplace. Do google actually pay people to come up with this rubbish?

Not “imaginary”: Google and Microsoft did use AI to proactively detect child porn before and had authorities take care of the offenders. In a way, you’re now a software bug away from total ruin if you upload without reviewing what’s being uploaded.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
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photogeek: Not creepy at all, no sir. Larry Page says so. Facepalm.

I doubt it. It’s not currently possible for it to learn without uploading your data to cloud every now and then, unless it’s doing something really primitive like facial recognition, which doesn’t require AI at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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Phil Birder: About as useful as a chocolate fireplace. Do google actually pay people to come up with this rubbish?

It’ll be fun until google flags and disables your account for child porn and reports you to police because its camera automatically took and uploaded pictures of your child taking a bath.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 05:59 UTC

Not creepy at all, no sir. Larry Page says so. Facepalm.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 05:57 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article The photography of Stanley Kubrick as a teenager (43 comments in total)

One of my favorite scenes in his movies: in Full Metal Jacket a group of soldiers is crossing the city and nothing is going on, but Kubrick manages to make the scene super intense because you _know_ they can be shot at any second. That's mastery.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:51 UTC as 7th comment

And to think that 5 years from now this will be available in a sub-$300 SSD.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

They don't make their own chips (Ambarella does), ergo, every Chinese action cam will have these capabilities within 6-9 months for a fraction of the price.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 04:41 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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photogeek: This is dumb. Bring back Kodachrome and mail order processing instead. Rake in tons of cash.

Doesn't matter. People would be willing to pay significant money for Kodachrome. I know I would. Ektachrome is basically DOA.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 21:25 UTC

This is dumb. Bring back Kodachrome and mail order processing instead. Rake in tons of cash.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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User9362470513: Still the same old, old, old OS that has been around a decade though. Other than going to flat colours, it's basically the same look and feel from when it was first launched.

Same with the Mac. I have used an iMac for 20 years and the latest iteration still looks and feels the samevasc20 years ago. Faster and better, but looks and feels the same.

When will Apple innovate its software?

If it ain't broke don't fix it. I'm actually glad they don't gratuitously change everything in every release. They just make a few things significantly better, like a luxury car manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:01 UTC

I am not worthy. This guy is doing God's work, and he's doing it extremely well.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 19:02 UTC as 44th comment
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photogeek: This will be to DSLRs what F100 was to SLRs: the last and best of its kind.

Depends on what you mind by "kind". To me F100 was the last and best film Nikon SLR that was meant for photographers and not posers. F6 was horribly overpriced and sold very little.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:47 UTC

This will be to DSLRs what F100 was to SLRs: the last and best of its kind.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:24 UTC as 230th comment | 2 replies
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SantaFeBill: My backups are all to local media. I really do not comprehend why anyone entrusts irreplaceable data to a place that can be compromised or taken down at any time.
Yes, local storage can be attacked also. But at least I can decide on, and am responsible for, the measures taken to protect my information.

What you meant to say, I guess, is that you don't have a backup if there's a house fire.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:51 UTC

"Painter's secret geometry" is a monograph on composition in architecture and painting. For those two, I can totally see it being very deliberate. For still life photography, too. But for dynamic, decisive moment photography this has to be simply intuitive to the photographer, there is no time or means to line things up just so.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 94th comment

>> ignoring warnings from Macron's security personnel to back off

If this was a US president the photographer would get a bad case of lead poisoning.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 04:09 UTC as 26th comment
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jl_smith: Everyone outraged at B&H for unfair hiring -- Ummmm, have you taken a look at the country of origin for your cheap import electronics or clothing lately? You think THEY have any better track record? Gonna stop buying imports / clothing now in protest?

Not saying B&H is innocent, and they deserve to be corrected, but erm....if you're all of a sudden 'outraged', you're either incredibly naive or plain hypocritical.

Nope. As I said Foxconn's suicide rate is much lower than national average. When you have several _million_ workers, these incidents are unavoidable. Foxconn is also working on automation in order to not use so many workers. Robots don't throw themselves off the roof.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:37 UTC
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