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Forum: General Talk 11-30-2020, 02:22 AM  
How to use a roundabout (also called a traffic circle)
Posted By Liney
Replies: 159
Views: 4,847
No but I do look down a lot....

One of the big cities in Germany trialled putting the pedestrian crossing lights in the pavement for all those who won't lift their eyes off their phones. Apparently it worked quite well, and the number of car/pedestrian impacts at crossings fell.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-24-2020, 05:06 AM  
PetaPixel article - "Why Pentax is Making the Right Call in Sticking with DSLRs"
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 116
Views: 6,429
It's great that you make money from Stock photography and you're good at it but ultimately, stock photography is a race to the bottom, I can't see any way it won't ever be unless some go out of business. I can't imagine that you won't make less and less money from it as margins get squeezed and percentages paid out go down. In the meantime, well done and good luck.
Forum: General Talk 07-10-2020, 07:39 AM  
My favourite word - "Lense" and possibly other typos
Posted By robtcorl
Replies: 460
Views: 11,699
One that gets my goat is "I seen" instead of "I saw"
I seen an accident yesterday............ I seen my doctor this morning.........
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-03-2020, 10:44 AM  
K-New: still kickin'...
Posted By BigMackCam
Replies: 179
Views: 19,286
It's been brought to my attention that this thread has outlived its original purpose and usefulness, and I'm closing it as a result. We can revisit the new body if and when more information is released ;)
Forum: General Talk 03-21-2020, 04:35 PM  
Posted By RoxnDox
Replies: 4,114
Views: 124,381
I have a nanometer in my old Air Force stuff, form a talk she gave at Offutt AFB years ago. A very very very cool old gal, err Admiral. :p
Forum: General Photography 02-29-2020, 11:19 AM  
Corona virus prevention on cameras and lenses
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 211
Views: 10,759
I personally lick all exposed surfaces of camera bodies and lenses, primarily to provide proof of ownership....
Forum: General Photography 02-10-2020, 11:34 PM  
What are your DSLR dealbreakers?
Posted By microlight
Replies: 172
Views: 5,908
Id have said I could live without live view - until I discovered how good the face detect mode is! After four years with the K-3II, I would now find it difficult to live without GPS tagging.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-27-2020, 11:38 PM  
Windows 7 support ends 14 January 2020
Posted By Digitalis
Replies: 152
Views: 6,197
The list @PDL provided is very thorough and certainly a good place to start with securing any system.

One thing that is important to know about network security, is that if you have a hardware firewall and set it up properly there is absolutely no need to use a software one. If you have to deal with less than secure connections or websites of questionable legitimacy I will use a Virtual machine connected to a Virtual network - the VM is itself sandboxed in such a way if malware/trojans/exploits are used against me any damage caused is contained and largely inconsequential.

Two step authentication is very good for securing websites that contain personal information, if it is offered - use it.

I'm guilty of this sin, I'll admit I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to my Pc's so I prefer to use higher privileged accounts than I probably should. My non-Admin NAS accounts on the other hand are heavily restricted, some folders on my backup devices are read only while several others are flat out access denied.

+1 I certainly agree with this, and I use a nonsense phrase rather than any references to literature.

Again, I have Sinned here. I do store some of my passphrases in hard copy, but they are only readable under a difficult to produce and specific frequency of light, and even then they are still in code.

+1 I have hundreds of terabytes of on site backup and off site. Plus a copy of data that I keep stored at work on servers I helped build and maintain.

+1 I do this by default, Unfortunately for Linux Root cannot be renamed - it is one of the few things in Linux that is set in stone. But for windows, only use Admin accounts when you really have to.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-27-2020, 11:36 PM  
Windows 7 support ends 14 January 2020
Posted By stevebrot
Replies: 152
Views: 6,197
Dang! That looks a lot like my list. You forgot one point

13. Unless you have a very special reason, NAT your Internet gateway and configure for zero open ports.

I am guilty of laxity on this last point in that my CenturyLink approved DSL router is configured by them to both listen for instructions and call home. I so much need to configure it as DSL bridge only and host the gateway on a proper router with a proper firewall.


(...forgot as I am typing this that my other computer is turned off when it should be verifying its RAID and doing its weekly deep Av scan...)
Forum: General Photography 11-16-2019, 06:09 PM  
Why aren't camera brands using Android?
Posted By y0chang
Replies: 118
Views: 9,960
Android may be open source, but you also have to license a processor, license the protocols to interface with other chips, license other chips, and finally spend a lot of work interfacing it with a custom sensor. Although someone mentioned elsewhere, if someone made a computational photography camera but the form factor of Pentax Q, it would be amazing. Imagine google night sight on a 1" sensor compact camera, it would out perform dslrs in low light.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-19-2019, 07:03 AM  
USB Stick for storing RAW Files as back up/general storage
Posted By Tau-Ceti
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Security of your files is neither the easiest task, nor the cheapest.

I would not recommend using USB Sticks.
- they can be lost easily

- they can break easily trough a few bad handlings
- they won't be more reliable than a usual harddrive

Before you buy into stuff, you should consider this common and good working rule for securing your data.
The 3-2-1 Rule:
- 3 Copies of your Data
- 2 places for them
- 1 out of your house (a friends house or a family members house)

Why is this a common principle?
- Some people say Data stored at one place should always be considered lost, no matter on what physical storage it is safed. (Harddrives fail, USB Sticks fail, SSDs fail, SD Cards fail, everything failes eventually)
- Data at your home can still be lost. For example through fire, lightning or burglary.

So, what are common solutions for this.
You might buy something like a NAS. (Network attaced Storage.) QNAP builds some of these and they are easy to use. (But expensive)
Thant NAS would then be filled with several HDDs. (Make a RAID 5 and you are safe from the failure of one drive.)
After that your data should still be safed on a additional HDD. Maybe again a RAID System.

Yes this is quite an expensive solution. But recovering 1 TB of Data through a qualified Service Company will cost you almost as much AND there will be no guarantee, that your Data can be restored.

If you have the money to buy expensive lenses an cameras, you should not spare on your data security.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-06-2019, 05:19 PM  
Black & white lenses planned for March / April release
Posted By mee
Replies: 92
Views: 10,498
Hah jokes on you. Bicycle test is still on.

Except now it is part of the scenery.

Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-27-2019, 03:02 AM  
Plagiarism rears its ugly head ...
Posted By Digitalis
Replies: 44
Views: 3,138
With deft and practiced hands, it gets easier.
Forum: General Photography 07-06-2018, 07:11 PM  
Pentax??? Really?
Posted By Digitalis
Replies: 73
Views: 5,786
HA! I would hedge my bets on Nikon going medium format - they actually have a history in that market.

---------- Post added 2018-07-07 at 12:47 PM ----------

Not really, A man could marry a deaf woman and a blind woman and they would still find a way to communicate, and come to the conclusion that he is the problem in the relationship.
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