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Does this person understand that "Nice to meet you" does not literally mean "it is nice to meet you" in English either?
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+Roel Scheepens Indeed. That's all covered in the fascinating field called linguistics pragmatics! 
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Well, putting in AF micro-adjustments for every actual photograph you make does not make sense, of course. Then you might as well switch to live-view and manual focus.
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This is great!
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Odd. Many of the black belts seem not to make a clear distinction between Mawashi Geri and Yoko Geri, and many of them close their eyes when performing techniques. Both are unusual in Shotokan Karate-do (Check the slomos).
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I'm not sure either, since this guy followed JKA mentality and later split from them to form his own organization. It's easy to tell if a black belt is from JKA if they are ranked 6th dan or higher since Mr. Funakoshi never had a ranking higher than 5th dan.
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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.
How much longer will they last? Almost two years ago I wrote an article that said DSLRs are a dying breed, and many people thought I was crazy. Let's be honest. Many still do. Three months ago I permanently shelved my Nikon DSLR system and switched to the 6x-smaller Sony NEX system.
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I didn't say that it isn't  possible. My point is that possibility isn't the only thing that counts.
When people state that a LP is better than a CD, they actually don't mean a measurable difference in terms of frequencies etc., but they have a different feeling about it. Very subjective indeed, but what else do we get? The word 'better' is very subjective to start with. I know that nobody was able to distinguish between two identical recordings, one on LP and one on CD, when they were blindfolded. But again, that's not the point.
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Reminds me of the victorian and the confusian programming style in Stephenson's "The Diamond Age".
Bret Victor has another classic talk up : Bret Victor - The Future of Programming from Bret Victor on Vimeo. Watch it. The conceit is entertaining, from his clothes to the overheads. However, despite the brilliance of the pr...
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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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Hey, this is a great method! Thanks!
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Thanks, that is food for thought!
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Zenkutsu, not Zenkustu.
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This is not a review, it's a commercial, providing only information supplied by Canon, and shows some low-res pictures (with tilted horizons). If you landed here because you wanted to know about the canon lens, you'd be better off googling for professional reviews.
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Fantastic essay by Bruce Sterling about the new superheroes of our times!

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