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On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: (Steve Jobs: It's like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it. In multitasking, if you see a task manager... they blew it. Users shouldn't ever have to think about it.

As the others mentioned, you didn't get his Jobs' point. He was talking about the stylus as a main input device, a la windows XP tablets. I had one, and the whole interface was basically a mouse driven OS forced into tablet form, that's why we needed the stylus to simulate the mouse. In that sense, Jobs accurately predicted its failure (I hated mine so much.)
The current iPad pro uses a multitouch interface as its main input method, in line with Jobs' philosophy. The stylus was introduced mainly as a drawing tool used for specific purposes, not to control the OS.
In this regard, Jobs was right.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 07:35 UTC
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)
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mcshan: Cloning out the camera is one thing but removing the left leg was plain wrong.

Just kidding.


Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 07:02 UTC
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)
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bb42: The rules banning these kind of edits are ludicrous.
Media networks worldwide are spending billions every year to design and bend our perception and define the reality according to their interests.
In a text interview they would easily ask an author to cut sentences they do not consider meaningful or supporting the story.
But for pictures one wants to keep up the idea of total objectivity. Ludicrous.

The laws are there for a reason. A photojournalist's job is to tell you what happened there through pictures. Allowing any kind of alteration to a picture's contents means opening the door for people to change the facts.
If you can remove a camera from a picture, you can remove a person from it, too. Now imagine if that was allowed.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: Aie, I see this clearly.
It’s the furst Scottish Nikon camera; ah ken that noo.

It’ll no be black or sulver, it’ll be clothed in the Clan Tartan of yer choice.

No need fur a camera bag, just pit in in yer spurn on yer kilt. (Matching tartan of course)

The hand-grip will hold 4oz of the finest Scottish whiskey for those special moments.

It’ll have a wee hole on the side ta pit yer head phone plug in ta listen to the latest bagpipe tunes and a 50mm f1.8 lens.

Whit else kid ye ask fir?
Hairy MacBaz

LOL I read this first thing in the morning. Made my day! :D

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (493 comments in total)

Guess what,I bought the X100S right after I read the review XD

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 23:56 UTC as 79th comment
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (304 comments in total)

I can't see how a no-af, no-rf camera could provide quick and accurate focusing. Digital manual focusing aids are great, but are they reliable and fast enough to be the sole focus control? Sure, the Ricoh GXR did it, but that was 600$ add on to an already existing camera, amongst other modules that have AF.
An all new interchangable lens, APS-C, AF camera would make much more sense.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 10:52 UTC as 29th comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

The camera's ugly. I don't care about what their future roadmap is, this camera announced NOW is ugly, prohibitively expensive, and doesn't bring anything new to the table.
I know the same thing can be said about leica, but at least leica makes its own camera that happens to be the only rangefinder and is based on a very well respected lineage of cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:34 UTC as 174th comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)
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rondom: dpreview, please stop including pictures with your Hasselblad Lunar news-or at least accompany it with some sort of explicit content warning...thanks


Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:23 UTC

Are they serious?! @@

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:19 UTC as 399th comment

Wow, they lowered the price! I'll finally be able to affor... oh, never mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 21:52 UTC as 80th comment

This is the perfect camera for my 5 yro daughter. She's been wanting a camera for so long but current cameras are either too awkward to use for her small fingers or too expensive. Not to mention the non-instant nature of digital cameras where you have to connect the card to a PC, setup the printer, fire up the software, and go through the multi-page menus to choose the print command, all of which would be quite daunting for a 5 year old without any adult help. With this Polaroid (assuming it is small enough and easy to use) you only need to snap the picture and print it straight away. My daughter will love it!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 06:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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