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JP de Ruiter
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JP de Ruiter commented on a post on Blogger.
Moan, moan, moan, many reviewers are complaining about this Canon camera, because of... what, in fact? That it should have come out earlier? That the s-button is in the wrong spot? I can't stop anyone from just disliking Canon, but photographers do not tend to primarily look for a camera that has an optimal price/quality, they mainly look for a camera with the properties they need.  And where can you find another camera with the sensor size, image quality, and a foldable lens with that range and speed?

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Are you sure the picture at the top of the article is with a shifted tilt-shift lens? I ask, because a) it does have converging lines (which is OK in this picture) and b) it is unusual to make 5 pictures with different shifts. Usually, 2 or 3 suffice. Is this not simply a panorama with a normal WA lens (or a TS lens that is not shifted, of course) moving the camera angle up in 5 steps?

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JP de Ruiter commented on a post on Blogger.
This reminds me of the days when people argued that vinyl records sound better than CDs. (Of course not). But writing this up this way is a smart way of getting people's attention and support, esp. given the number of people that buy mirrorless cameras and then wonder whether they did the right thing. Cleverly done by the author!
 
PS The story might have been somewhat more convincing if Sony made (far) better lenses.

Fantastic essay by Bruce Sterling about the new superheroes of our times!

http://medium.com/geek-empire-1/a1ebd2b4a0e5

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Reminds me of the victorian and the confusian programming style in Stephenson's "The Diamond Age".

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Whoa! This is what I call a really informed analysis of the diplomatic Obama vs. Putin slugfest. Even some of the comments are better than what most popular news outlets write.

http://consortiumnews.com/2013/07/28/puttin-the-pressure-on-putin/

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As you probably know, it was US soldier Bradley Manning who made us aware of this and other atrocious behavior of the US military:

Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq

After being locked up in a cage and tortured in the US for years before he was even charched with a crime, he is now probably going to jail for life because of "aiding the enemy" (NewSpeak for "embarassing his government").

For his service to our world, there is a large initiative for nominating him for the Nobel Peace Prize. If you also feel he
deserves that prize, please sign this petition, and perhaps ask others to do so too.

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/salsa/web/tellafriend/public/?tell_a_friend_KEY=9192
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