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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 16, 2007 07:54PM Reply Quote
"Digital hubs." iPod and its successors. (iPhone?) Convergence. How ridiculous will DRM get? Yep, put it all together and it just might make for a successful thread.

El Jeffe – November 26, 2014 06:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
yes, yes all that... ha ha....

ARL (Moderator) – November 29, 2014 12:29AM Reply Quote

Well, fuck.

I assume my geo-block-hack to access US netflix will suddenly not work in March and I'll be left with the Australian option with half the range for twice the price.


dharlow – November 29, 2014 02:28AM Reply Quote
Just get a good VPN service.

El Jeffe – November 29, 2014 06:46AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I would say not true. Proxies and VPNs around the world should keep all geo shackles freed up.

ARL (Moderator) – November 29, 2014 10:57AM Reply Quote
I think they will look at my credit card details more suspiciously

El Jeffe – November 29, 2014 11:27AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
did you notice, that with like Private Internet Access they accept ANY GIFT CARDs as payment??? = anonymous.


dharlow – November 29, 2014 03:39PM Reply Quote
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com is who I use, even to secure my traffic if on public wifi traveling. Most of their locations work really well.

Cloudscout – November 30, 2014 11:35PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm testing out the Amazon Fire Phone. Initial impression is that this is a piece of shit. The hardware looks great but it's crippled by an astonishingly terrible UI.

Mokers (Moderator) – December 01, 2014 10:50PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Really like the Echo so far. As an audio device, it is really amazing. Great sound with a small footprint. It just needs a much larger vocabulary. I keep on making feature requests, so hopefully they add some add a lot more intelligence. However, I am amazed at how well the speech recognition works, even with background noise.

El Jeffe – December 02, 2014 06:34AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
we've all been receiving reports from your echo, unbeknownst to you. You need to practice your DICTION... please get on that... ;) ;)

El Jeffe – December 04, 2014 11:35AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

$35 for iPod Touch 5g glass (only) replacement. Cheapest I've seen.
Anyone ever have glass replaced? I've watched youtube videos and it seems about the harriest of repairs possible, to me. But once one learns it and become skilled, I assume they can be proficient at it down to this cost love.


El Jeffe – December 21, 2014 09:50AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Ok, I am curious what everyone's current top picks are for
1. superzoom camera (to replace my SX30)
2. Good, low-light (fast lens) point and shoot. (I have the Canon S100, Olympus XZ-10)

El Jeffe – December 21, 2014 10:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Ok. In between stuff today I accumulated these links/info.
At this stage, just muddies the decision.
However, I have learned that there are decent, consumer 4K bridge and point-and-shoot options now. Also, that Final Cut appears to be compatible with my late 2012 Mac Mini i7. Not sure of all the asterisks/pitfalls, though.
But hey, 4K!!!

My main goal every day is to address my wife's complaints, criticisms, and such. So, I started this based on last Friday's complaints about the Canon SX30-IS we have. I just got the Canon S100, and it's POCKETABLE and has really really great images. So, was trying to fill-in the 'MORE ZOOM' aspect now. All I can say is this is a good time to be a photo/video enthusiast (on a budget). Man, these cameras' specs are AWESOME!

I did not do a thorough job. This is literally in one rabbit hole, up out and down another of web browser-ing. (browsering, yeah) You know, I'm sure you've all done it. Open a new TAB for this, then that, then new "window of tabs"--> there has to be a better way for web hunting lucidity.

CameraLabs site: I like that I can compare essentially the same shot/s amongst cameras.
Look at this difference in indoor lighting response

Cameras superzooms or point and shoot options. (In other words, here is where I form my radar... these cameras thusly 'on')

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/hands-review/wish-list-superzoom-cameras GOOD VIDEO comparison

Oly FZ200 $400 24x f2.8

Oly Stylus 1 $650 [We demo’ed in Roberts Carmel]

Oly SP-100 $350 16MP 50X 2.9-8.4 RED-DOT SITE

Canon SX700 $270 16MP 30X 3.2-6.9
it also allows you to shoot remotely using the CameraWindow app.it also allows you to shoot remotely using the CameraWindow app.

Canon SX60 $500 16mp 65X 3.4-6.5 21-1365

Nikon P600 $300-$400 16MP 60X 3.3-6.5

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 [nice] $700 400mm 4K 20MP 16X 2.8-4.0 2.3MP OLED EVF
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_FZ1000/ [Liked this page enough to donate $$$ !!]

Panasonic LX100 4K $850 24-75 1.7-2.8

Fuji XS-1 (2011) $300 (used?) $400 (new)

Panasonic ZS40 (TZ60) $349

Sony DSC RX10 $900

Sony DSC-HX50 $330 or less 16mp 30x 20MP 3.5-6.3

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR $300 42x 2.8-5.6 24-1000mm

Cloudscout – December 22, 2014 10:39AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I actually wish I had picked up an S100 instead of the S110. I guess they're identical from an imaging perspective, the differences are the touchscreen and Wi-Fi on the S110 whereas the S100 has built-in GPS.

As I mentioned elsewhere, the Wi-Fi is useless and the touchscreen doesn't really add anything so what you're left with is a net negative.

ddt – December 28, 2014 05:29PM Reply Quote
Any recommendations for how to learn the most recent Android OS interface guidelines (the parallel to the iOS HIG). Note that I am _not_ looking for any programming/coding info. Cool for you, but I need just the interface guidelines. I'll be working in static images off templates, so I want to learn what things are called, what they do, best guidance for when to use. #nocode

Thanks in advance,


dharlow – December 28, 2014 08:08PM Reply Quote
ddt -

You already checked out https://developer.android.com/design/index.html right?


ddt – December 28, 2014 08:16PM Reply Quote
Thanks, Daniel -- yeah, I took a look at that, but wasn't sure. As per standard Google practice, it seems clearer to people who already know what they're trying to say. But I dug a bit (I shouldn't have to) and I think Themes isn't what I want, but maybe Building Blocks? What I want is what's clear in the iOS HIG: here are the elements, and here's when you best should use what, to create a predictable and platform-comfortable UI. They get close, I guess, when you drill down: https://developer.android.com/design/patterns/navigation-drawer.html

Now, what happens if you adhere to these guidelines and your user has a phone with a themed/vendor UI? Or an older phone? We have some user stats, but part of the point of building/revamping this mobile app is to get a lot more users.


Cloudscout – January 05, 2015 09:23PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I expect this to be the most significant announcement at CES this week... Dish Network has revealed their Sling TV service. It's basically an a-la-carte (or close to it) streaming TV service. Starts at $20 a month with a healthy selection of REAL channels including ESPN, Disney, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network, etc.


El Jeffe – January 05, 2015 09:50PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
robot cars, dude... robot cars

ARL (Moderator) – January 07, 2015 09:14PM Reply Quote
Dear Netflix, shut up and take my money - or I'll instead spend the money on a really good VPN service and go back to piracy...


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