brn

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Mar 10, 2003

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On article Things we found at CP+ 2017 which had been cut in half (84 comments in total)
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webber15: Typical Pentax going down the el cheapo route...the KP looks like it was attacked by a circular saw - whereas the Canon looks like it's been attacked by a precision laser...

I like the fact that it looked like they took a ban saw to a real camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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HaroldC3: Next up, 1000 kamakaze drones. How would you stop them all?

Harold, I suspect you're half joking, but it's well documented that the military (not just ours) has performed a great deal of research in just this area.

Mick, if the drones are pre-programmed, they don't need a control frequency.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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Lee Jay: I don't get it. They formed a big grid and a little smiley face, and basically did nothing.

The Intel ones at the Superbowl and Disney were orders of magnitude better.

Both were similarly impressive. Conceptually, it's pretty simple (execution is another story). I expect we'll either see a lot more intricate shows in the future, or it will die as a fad.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (207 comments in total)
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mapgraphs: Brave post Allison ; - ) More.

Brave? Politically Correct dribble isn't exactly brave. If she argued a non-PC view, that would be brave.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (207 comments in total)
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brn: Should we all split up into our sub-groups and only work with those in the same sub-group? Is that OK?

I went to a lecture recently on how to properly address gender / race / etc issues from a legal perspective. In summary the advice was, NEVER take gender / race / etc into account. Pretty simple, isn't it?

Intentionally segregating, like this directory does, creates more problems than it solves.

"Your statement reminds me of rich people complaining about class warfare."

To me, this is the underlying problem. If you want to help the poor, don't measure who you should help by their gender / race / etc. Measure who you should help, based on their financial status.

I do believe issues exist. I'm not an idiot, but again, the best way to address gender / race / etc issues is to NEVER take them into account. As someone else in this thread stated, equality through segregation only makes the problem worse.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 03:47 UTC
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)
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Peak freak: Quite surprised at the winning shot. Looks to me like the saturation slider was accidentally bumped to max before saving.
I can understand the general public liking this sort of thing, but did not expect 'photographers' to be so enthused.

It did seem overprocessed, but pretty damn good anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Always funny to read these "not impressed" comments. Show us your work so that we can compare.

I wasn't impressed by any of the key presidential candidates, but I didn't do better. Is my opinion on the candidates invalid?

Same could be said for a football quarterback, Jeopardy contestant, IT guy, police officer, newscaster, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:44 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (207 comments in total)

Should we all split up into our sub-groups and only work with those in the same sub-group? Is that OK?

I went to a lecture recently on how to properly address gender / race / etc issues from a legal perspective. In summary the advice was, NEVER take gender / race / etc into account. Pretty simple, isn't it?

Intentionally segregating, like this directory does, creates more problems than it solves.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:33 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (207 comments in total)
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jkrumm: I knew the first thing I'd see in the comments is men whining about this.

You take issue with those that are openly discriminated against by the subject of an article, reacting to that discrimination? You then use derogatory terms like "whining" to describe that reaction?

Take step back.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:23 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (241 comments in total)
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LiangMing: In 2004, I bought my first DSLR from Nikon, the 6MP D70 for over $2000. 3 years later, the CF card slot inside the camera got those pin bent, and the camera became useless. For that reason, I switched to Canon Rebel in 2007, and was happy with SD card slot and the light body.

$2000? The big deal about the D70 was that it was a sub-$1000 DSLR that behaved like an SLR.

Btw: My D70 still works well today. It did have the BGOD, but Nikon fixed that fast and free.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)
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Erik Ohlson: Hope it's not being done with Government grant money, but it probably is.

You make that claim, based on what?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (149 comments in total)
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ImaqtFux: Zoom and enchance

You beat me to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxq9yj2pVWk&feature=youtu.be&t=27s

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 02:51 UTC
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bobbarber: O.K. Dumb question:

If your selfie is a password, wouldn't anyone who has your picture have your password?

Same with fingerprints. Alone, they're a terrible way of proving identity (unless a trained professional is involved with the transfer). You leave your fingerprint everywhere you go.

That's why multi-factor is necessary for this type of identity verification. An actual password is the primary, while a face or fingerprint simply adds to the probability that you are who you say your.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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yslee1: At least the price isn't too bad, but drones in this price range are crappy for any kind of quality work. I doubt it's stable enough for use in anything but in a bright sunny day.

If you never receive the product, any price is too high.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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davids8560: People would rather gripe to their doctor about their ailments using something like FaceTime more than going to see them and getting an actual examination?

Nope. See my post below. The conclusion drawn by DP Review is baseless. The study suggests most people would rather not do these things.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 23:53 UTC

"Over a quarter of people", "Nearly half of 25-34 year olds" and "Around half of thrill-seekers". The rest of the items don't list positive response levels, likely because they're even worse than what I quoted.

This is pure trash reporting. If you take the time to look at just the DP Review article itself, those that are ready to "embrace selfies as a tool" is likely a small minority.

Even the linked study doesn't suggest consumers are ready to embrace selfies as a tool. Why does DPReview draw that conclusion?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 04:17 UTC as 14th comment
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (222 comments in total)
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Alex Achucarro: Photoshop is like £8/month 😳

Unlike most people that use Wikipedia, I donate every year. I don't expect you to. If you use Wikipedia, you're welcome.

The thing about donating to free things is that it's optional and you get to choose how much (most are donating £1.62/month to Øyvind). There's no mandate you donate. If you choose to, thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: SONG RUINED THE VIDEO.

Song made the video

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
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vscd: Too long.

Too short.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Yes, it is cheesy.
Yes, it is a corporate extravaganza.
Yes, its full of cheap epic thrills.

...but it feels "right".

It celebrates a company trajectory that many would kill to have. A trajectory of engagement in innovation, quality and, as the video says, open-mindedness to motivate humanity, something so lacking these days.

If I was a Nikon worker, I would be extremely proud.

As I am not, there's only "congratulations and 100 more" wishes to be expressed.

...from a Canon user.

When I was watching it, I was thinking it was as much for an employee moral boost as it was for promotion.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
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