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maybe some little boxing-glove icons could be added in there too, for adversarial and combative posters. ;)

We had a Karma system for that. Then adversarial people would go through and click all of your posts negative.

Saying something nice about Apple was an immediate penalty.

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I've had numerous problems unfortunately.  OnOne software needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled work. My Bluetooth is unreliable at best.  I've gotten a few locked screens requiring a hard shutdown.  I've had one occasion with a flickering screen that I've never seen before.  I was a Windows user for over 20 years, switched to Apple and have become a huge fan until now...I feel like I have a really expensive Windows PC.  I hope they have an update to these issues soon.

What are your hardware specs? That's just not right.

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So, it's a two-party system, because?

As I see it, you have different groups skill levels:
Newbies (Medium)
Users (Large)
Power Users (medium)
Power Users who want to mod hardware (Small)

Further divide the groups, you have:
People who own hardware that can't be replaced (Very Large These days)
People who own hardware that can be replaced (Small)
People who own hardware that can be replaced but don't want to pay apple-brand prices (Very Small)

A Venn diagram of these sub-sets, I think you're in an exceptionally small group.

But, the reality is you *CAN* install your own driver to do this;  sophisticated users (who don't want to pay for apple branded components) can disable kext signing.

Yes, potentially opening yourself up to an attack vector; but, that said, sophisticated users won't install the wrong drivers with malicious software on them.

That sounds about right. Apple is still leaving the door open a crack for mods. But with Apple, what works today might not necessarily work tomorrow. They could chose not to "enable" the "disabling" of kext signing. My guess is that will come eventually.
Exactly.  Most people are going to plug an external SSD in to a Firewire/Thunderbolt/USB3 connection and not think about it being anything than "faster".

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....the bloating software that goes with Windows......
There's a misconception.
Windows does not include bloatware, never has. If you were to install Windows from scratch, you'd see that there is very little software installed.
You'll get Paint, NotePad, WordPad, a photo viewer, Internet Explorer, some basic utilities and a few simple games.

Whatever bloatware you see on Windows boxes is installed by the device's manufacturer like HP, Dell, whoever, it's not Microsoft's doing or fault.

+1 --- Windows problem has always been that there is too much 3rd party software that tends to go out of support/is poorly written.  Keep your installs lean and there's little issue.

Now Outlook, that's another story  ;D

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Just like with cameras, I think there is an advantage to not upgrading as soon as a new version comes out. 

I like to wait a bit and take advantage of the fixes that, unfortunately, seem to only occur after delivery to the customer.  :(

Exactly. Apple has turned being a beta-tester into being a cool thing (iPhones/iOS).  It's a risk-reward scenario, does it have a killer feature you must have?  Mavericks Sanboxing was good, but it broke darned near everything.  So I waited to switch, and only run it on one of my machines that was a server.

Wait to see what breaks ;)

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So, it's a two-party system, because?

As I see it, you have different groups skill levels:
Newbies (Medium)
Users (Large)
Power Users (medium)
Power Users who want to mod hardware (Small)

Further divide the groups, you have:
People who own hardware that can't be replaced (Very Large These days)
People who own hardware that can be replaced (Small)
People who own hardware that can be replaced but don't want to pay apple-brand prices (Very Small)

A Venn diagram of these sub-sets, I think you're in an exceptionally small group.

But, the reality is you *CAN* install your own driver to do this;  sophisticated users (who don't want to pay for apple branded components) can disable kext signing.

Yes, potentially opening yourself up to an attack vector; but, that said, sophisticated users won't install the wrong drivers with malicious software on them.

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Congratz.  Don't pirate any apps and you'll be good to go  ;D

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Lenses / Re: MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:25:02 PM »
Every person has their own wants and needs (Not the same thing).   I grit my teeth when someone (Not referring to You) asks which lens is sharpest, 35mm or 85mm or 135mm, for example. 
 
The answer is, of course, get as lens you need.  Buying the best of the best is useless if you won't use it, or if you have to crop away 70% of the frame.

Whoa whoa whoa, so you're saying these ain't like pokemon and you DON'T gotta catch em all?

Man, have *I* been doing it wrong!

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Some other forums have a minimum quote/own content relation ratio, but I guess that's not possible with the current cr software.

I have not been able to limit the size of a quotation field, or to remove images that are included in a quote thru the standard moderator interface.  Its probably possible to modify the program to do this, but then, with every new version of SMF, it will have to be modified and tested, and fooling around with things like that commonly break a large forum like CR. 

Strange things creep in all the time from some seemingly unrelated change.

Bah! It's just PHP, a few changes here, a few changes there, commit to a local repository, when you do an update, diff the old/new files, create a patch and release.

It's not like it's Javascript or (dare I say it) Python where it's all chicken bones and sulfur  ;D

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I was going to get one of the 82mm UV filters when I remembered that I have almost 2 dozen B+W filters tucked away and never used.  UV, ND, Pol, I just don't use filters.  so, I forced myself to resist adding another one.

It's called Accessoritis. It's an offshoot of the GAS branch of mental illness.

Good to see you seem to be in remission. :D

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 03:11:28 PM »

Actually it is the Four Horsemen of the Zoom Apocalypse

11-24/4
24-70/2.8
70-200/2.8
200-400/4

Wouldn't that be the Zoombie Apocalypse?
:D

I am just a bad, bad man.  I should be ashamed, but I'm not.  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:51:09 PM »
... so, perhaps (going back to my original question), this new lens is all about bridging fishes and traditional ultrawides.  This may be strictly a focal-length driven gap rather than a need for Canon to put out a much sharper lens.  Hmmm.

That`s exactly the way I see it, yes.
"Zoom Holy Trinity" ... 11-24/4; 24-70/2.8 IS; 70-200 II or "gang of 4" with 100-400 II  8) ;D
[Plus 100/2.8 L IS Macro ... if one really needs it. ]

All of these zooms very sharp from fully open. basically replacing primes for everything except speed.
Only one missing will be 24-70/2.8 IS.  :)

Actually it is the Four Horsemen of the Zoom Apocalypse

11-24/4
24-70/2.8
70-200/2.8
200-400/4

Wouldn't that be the Zoombie Apocalypse?

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Ah yes, San Franciscans . . . you know, where all the good glass comes from. They're the first name in optics.

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I plan on waiting for as long as I can resist. 
As an early adopter I've been burnt on one program or another.

I just upgraded to Mavericks last month  ;D

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:-[  I gotta throw out an apology to the OP because unfortunately it appears that this thread has (yet again) devolved into a Mac vs PC debate and I don't think the OP has received much in the way of useful advice about his request.  I started out just wanting to counter the all too common 'Mac just works' lines and ended up writing a dang novel and falling into the tempting debate trap.

I don't think we went THERE per se.  ;D  He got the standard advice:
1) A desktop is more powerful
2) Some useful hardware suggestions
3) Some specific suggestions of systems

All we're missing is the "You should get Linux" guy.  Otherwise, it was pretty civilized and tame :)

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