What the hell does an "astroturf movement" mean?
has achieved the ultimate expression of the medium. People are no longer relevant to the process.
If you define "a good 30 minutes" as "quite some time" I shudder for the future of your attention span.
> I can't see flying to Idaho just to ride this
Seriously dude, every word in that sentence after Idaho is 100% redundant.
(I jest. I jest. It's a lovely state with some very nice $69 a night hotels.)
It's not that every part of New York has to become a tourist/terrorist trap: it just has to become a way to part people from their money.
A Wiki isn't an inherently bad or good form of documentation: like a light saber, its power can be used for good or evil.
If it's properly maintained and _key documents are managed and controlled_ it works well.
I, for one, welcome our new European overlords if they actually prove effective at punishing Google for their transgressions and regulating them into compliance.
I see Dreamweaver code, I expect nothing but pain.
I like Panic's Coda, which is more of a web project oriented IDE than a Design Tool.
Seriously? Are people around the world basing their IT decisions on what the City of San Francisco does? Does the City of San Francisco's hardware purchases make a significant impact on Apple's bottom line?
What a waste of bandwidth.
Sure, dummy. The issue is a debate over what constitutes "equal value." He certainly doesn't have an obligation to give you a product that you can resell. Video games aren't generally purchased with resale value in mind.
In the case of a car the situation is a bit different: there's an expectation that a car should have a certain residual value at the end of its first owner's period of use. It's the norm.
If you think the game is overpriced, don't buy it. He's entitled to charge what he wants and structure pricing how he wants. If it puts him out of business, it's the circle of life.
Viva la revoluzione, my friend but seriously...are you going to hold out forever?
Others have pointed out how stupid what you've said is, so I won't. I *could* be generous and suggest that you *meant* they'd make it up in volume selling apps and accessories, but hey...why bother?
I'm not sure how even that arguably viable strategy would as "very smart" this late in the game. It's popularly compared to the Video Game Console sales strategy, and it can work but frankly this product has failed and the market is ignoring it that this would be like introducing an Atari 2600 into today's market and expecting consumers to buy it and the software to go with it.
The Playbook is dead. RIM will follow it in 2013.
When was the last time you got any useful technical support from a cell phone carrier? Those guys play a classic game of passing the buck, blaming your handset (which they didn't make) interference (which they can't control) and anything else that's not the service they provide.
The notion that some Level 42 World of Warcraft Paladin who spends his days providing tech support for a cell carrier:
1) Has access to any useful information that relates directly to your handset,
2) Has the analytical skills to determine its meaning without rolling a 20 sided die
is patently ridiculous. They'd at best have access to your current outstanding balance.
North Americans need to stop buying handsets from manufacturers: start buying unlocked, carrier independent handsets and you'll change the industry. As long as over 90% of us are committing to contracts that are longer than the average length of time your phone lasts, the oligarchy that is the North American cell phone industry can do whatever it wants.
The G series is f2.8 which is as fast as most of my good quality glass for the 5d. The zoom that comes with your crap-tastic budget SLR is probably a 4.5 - 5.6.
The S95/s100 is f2.0 which is fast.
Add to that the fact that there's no mirror-slap to introduce vibration, and you're going to have an easier time getting steady shots with a point and shoot. You still have to be careful, but I can reliably hand hold my s95 down to 1/8s shutter speed at every zoom length. I can do that with my 20mm f2.8 on the 5d, but not my 200mm f2.8 + 2x teleconverter (which makes a very light and sharp 400mm f5.6.)
I'm not saying I'm calling bullshit on your post, I'm just calling bullshit.
Also: I'd throw my 3200ASA concert photography from my 5d up against your shitty crop-sensor medium ISO shots and win any day for lower noise at all but the most insane enlargements. If you're going to spend all your time looking at photos through a loupe well, godspeed you black emperor.
Sorry about that Nikon there. Your wife seems like a nice lady though
Honestly, just to put my two cents in on a topic that's probably already com up: Nikon, Canon...who cares. I shoot Canon because I've shot canon for my entire life because my grandfather shot Canon. Shoot what you can borrow lenses for.
I do think Canon's all electronic and physically larger lens mount is better, but not at a level which would impact 99% of the people who own one. (Including, incidentally, me.)