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Messages - danski0224

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Windows 8 is a dual-mode operating system. On a desktop, if you prefer, you can still use the classic windows desktop all the time. You can boot to it and use it pretty much exclusively. The only explicit change is the removal of the start menu for the start screen. But the start screen works 100% perfectly well with mouse and keyboard (and, for that matter, it also works with a TV remote when using a Media Center remote control). There is absolutely NOTHING about Windows 8 that makes it difficult to use on the desktop with a kb/mouse. I've been doing it since day one. This is Microsoft's greatest mistake...not properly educating their customers as to what their OS can do. Windows 8 is Windows 7, with more. That's it. There hasn't been a loss of compatibility.

I'm pounding away on a keyboard right now, in Chrome, on the desktop, on a standard computer with no touch screen...in Windows 8.1. Touch is not a requirement in Windows 8. It's an option.

Well, I'll have to look into it more deeply then.

I understand that touch is not a requirement, but how to get there (1) isn't clear and (2) is filled with misinformation.

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People just like to hate on Microsoft, even when they've done good. Windows 8 is the only truly universal platform that runs multiple devices, in multiple operating modes, simultaneously. Not even Apple has topped that, and I don't think they will. I purchased an original Surface Pro, because I'd been waiting for years to be able to have a fully touch-capable device for when I'm out roaming around, while not actually having to leave my full Windows desktop capabilities at home. I was probably one of the first people using Lightroom, Photoshop and EOS Utility on a Windows 8 tablet, tethered to my Canon 7D, out in the mountains, taking landscape photos and processing them with a pressure sensitive pen on the spot with a fully featured photo editing software (not some limited or otherwise gimped "app" as is the case on iPad.)

I also think a lot of people miss the magnitude of this.

W8 is essentially the same interface across a phone, tablet/laptop and desktop PC.

You don't have a bunch of stuff that no longer works with OS upgrades like the fruity side. Proprietary connectors that get changed every other generation so the accessories no longer work...

If the top Nokia Lumia phone was available on T-Mobile instead of AT&T, I would have got one. Big mistake on Nokia's part.

I think MS dropped the ball with the "RT" version of the Surface.

I would also immensley prefer the iPad 4:3 screen on a Surface.   

I'll grant that the W8 interface is different from XP and 7. I like W8 on a touchscreen but my desktop isn't touch, so I'm a little leery of setting it up. My computer has an included upgrade to W8.1 if I decide to try it.

I have had only 2 issue with my older hardware not working in W8, and as far as I can tell, it stems from the manufacturer no longer supporting the product- so not the fault of MS. Everything else I have works. Even downloading Epson 3800 drivers to a Surface Pro2.

Any insights on using W8 in a non-touch environment?

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You're really aiming low with the pony.  My threshold is a unicorn.  But not your ordinary petting zoo unicorn.  No, I want a unicorn who farts rainbows (pot of gold at the end included - leprechaun too!) and poops glitter.  And not just regular old glitter.  This is the most beautiful glitter you've ever seen with 48 stops of dynamic range and it's incredibly sharp too!  It's sharpness is so otherworldly that the DxO charts turn black instead of intense green.  But there's a built in safety protocol with this glitter so that users don't get cut - it disappears when you touch it, like an exploding bubble.  And when it explodes all it leaves behind is visual euphoria, like when you saw boobies for the first time.

This unicorn dispenses hot fudge from it's horn.  Why hot fudge?  Because the tripod mount dispenses your favorite flavor of ice cream whenever you rotate the mode dial all the way around in a counter clockwise motion.  THAT'S WHY!

THEN... I'll buy it.





Maybe.

Gotta be one of the best things I've read here for a while :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Same card shared by two cameras
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:13:31 AM »
Just did my experiment, without resetting counter, I made a copy of IMG_1234.CR2 into IMG_1235.CR2 and put back the card. When another picture taken, it was named as IMG_1236.CR2.

There may be an "overwrite" yes/no option in the menu and if so, it is "off".

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Same card shared by two cameras
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:10:44 AM »
Hi,

I have both EOS M and 70D. I'm thinking whether I can share cards among them.

Google search seems suggesting it will be fine.
But I'm curious, both camera by default store CR2 files into same card and both would be IMG_xxxx.CR2
What happen if the 70D trying to write a CR2 with a same name already on the card?

Thanks

Each camera will create a unique folder under the DCIM folder and save images in that location. Unless you change the file format, it is not "IMG" by default so the naming sequences will be unique.

Given the relatively low cost of memory cards, it would be easier to buy another one.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:23:32 AM »
From yesterday. Lens was a Sigma 150mm macro. Resized in DPP for upload.

Just a couple of tweaks in DPP. I don't get the "dislike" towards that free piece of software. It sure seems to work very, very well with Canon images.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:56:42 PM »
Canon Foveon... bring it :)

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I've used that big auction site to buy and sell.

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Abstract / Re: Textures...
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:00:08 AM »
A few more...

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 03:37:13 PM »
Um.. I would be comfortable is betting alot that Canon will not make use of a sensor from a company owned by Sigma.

They may patent and distribute their own version at some point.

I recall seeing a mention of a Canon patent covering their version of Foveon tech here a little while ago.

Doesn't hurt to dream :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:04:42 AM »
A 1DXs with a Foveon sensor...

 :)

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The cost of the printer is often much less than the cost of the ink.

Printing at A3 will use much more ink than printing at 4"x6".

Even something like the Canon Pro-10 has small ink cartridges.

If available, aftermarket (3rd party) ink can be an alternative.

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Abstract / Re: Textures...
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:13:20 AM »
Tree Bark

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 21, 2014, 05:44:56 PM »
I'm hoping for a Foveon type sensor :)

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Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:14:08 AM »

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!



Contact the manufacturer of the original, Viewtainer.

Note that the style in the link below is available with a solid top. Maybe others are too.

http://www.viewtainer.com/textured.html

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