National Geographic sells the Earth Explorer series. Durable hemp canvas and plenty of padding; sew a patch over the National Geographic logo for stealth (or don't; looking like an NG photographer may be a pro or a con depending on where you're traveling).
I've got the medium, and use it extensively for traveling (albeit not with camera gear), and I'm more than impressed with the quality. I've visited three different continents with it as my only pack, and would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Keep in mind that NG apparently measures laptops differently than everyone else; it would be wise to try fitting your laptop into the bag before purchasing.
the keyboard just is a steaming pile of "not good" compared with even the keyboard on the XO laptop.
As someone WITH an XO laptop, I beg to differ.
"Far more"? $20 buys me 5 rolls of Portra 160 NC/VC.
See how much that $4 roll costs when everyone stops making MF film. Also, see how much it costs to get said rolls developed (if you shoot in colour -- developing your own B&W is something every photographer should experience).
I lived in South Korea from 2006 to 2007. DMB was prevalent back then; the one thing that I thought was really odd about the whole setup is that the DMB-enabled phones always had HUGE retractable antennae.
I'm not sure if this is still the case, but it was easy to pretend that the guy sitting across from you was trying to figure out his piece-of-shit cell phone from 10 years ago, rather than watching TV.
Oh, and for the record, the ONLY way I would get a dropped call is if I stepped into an elevator. In the mountains, in the valleys, hundreds of feet underground on the subway -- perfect reception.
(although your cover might be blown and you might be flagged as a tourist).
Which wouldn't happen if you were just wandering around with a confused look on your face, taking video of your surroundings on a smartphone.
Unfortunately, app reviewers literally just install your app on a bunch of devices and tap around the screen to make sure nothing breaks, so any sort of hidden functionality will likely make it past the initial screening.
For the record... my app, Touch Health, will not steal your phone number.
Exactly. The lesson here is that if you really want private enterprise to do something, you have to set up a nonprofit to do it first and give it away to poor people. That way, the for-profit companies will think you're threatening their turf (even if they had no intention of doing whatever it is you're doing in the first place), and they'll go out of their way to compete with you (and crush you).
Funny AND true!
How about a neo-luddite who buys a disc for the sole purpose of destroying it? Are they stealing?
No, of course not. That's retarded. Apple cannot and does not assume that everyone who purchases their OS own a Mac. You can't call someone's behaviour "stealing" if they're exchanging money for goods at the advertised price.
I suppose buying Gillette razor blades and then gluing them to popsicle sticks to shave with is stealing too, then?
Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.