They Call It Cyber Monday

Gadgets galore on sale

Now’s the time to pick up those electronic gadgets you’ve had your eye on, as Amazon launches their Cyber Monday Deals Week,featuring awesome deals on techno toys of all kinds.

If you click through to Amazon from one of our links, LGF gets a small commission based on the price of whatever you buy, at no extra charge to you. This is a great way to get some Christmas shopping done with the minimum amount of hassle and support Little Green Footballs at the same time.

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110 comments

1 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:52:59am

Tech (ish) questionIs there a way to have my Amazon account on my Kindle go through LGF without linking through? I got Prime but I’d like all my orders to kick a lil sumthin back to LGF

2 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:55:50am

Is Dalek Cyber-shopping accompanied by screams of “EXPROPRIATE! EXPROPRIATE!”?

Seems like a more appropriate day for them to shop rather than Black Friday. Though I suspect some wish the Daleks *would* show up that day.

3 darthstar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:56:08am

GG’s getting off to a rocky holiday season.

Greg Mitchell summarizes it well:


Two key items from Mitchell’s column:
Frum mocks him for his lengthy defense:


And this less than subtle take down:

4 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:57:03am

re: #1 Political Atheist

Good question - I don’t know of any way to do that, other than clicking a link that has the LGF associate code in it. When you buy things directly from the Kindle I don’t think there’s a way to credit it to an associate.

5 darthstar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:57:20am

re: #1 Political Atheist

Tech (ish) questionIs there a way to have my Amazon account on my Kindle go through LGF without linking through? I got Prime but I’d like all my orders to kick a lil sumthin back to LGF

Log into Amazon via LGF and buy your Kindle books that way. They still get pushed to your device.

6 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:59:28am

re: #5 darthstar

Log into Amazon via LGF and buy your Kindle books that way. They still get pushed to your device.

Yes, that works. I always buy Kindle stuff from my computer anyway - much easier to browse with a bigger screen.

7 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:59:47am
8 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:00:17am

re: #2 Feline Fearless Leader

Did someone say Daleks, and expropriate (Exterminate?!)

And if you’re looking for flash memory, there’s deep discounts on a wide range of memory cards.

9 Lidane  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:01:13am
10 leftynyc  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:02:23am

Question - Charles, do you get the commission from Amazon no matter when or what I buy as long as I use a link from here?

11 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:03:11am

re: #10 leftynyc

Question - Charles, do you get the commission from Amazon no matter when or what I buy as long as I use a link from here?

Yes, that’s how it works.

12 Lidane  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:03:21am

Apparently, Ted Rall is having a Twitter meltdown. I haven’t gone to check myself but there’s a lot of snark about it in my timeline:

13 wrenchwench  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:03:37am

re: #3 darthstar

Glenn Greenwald replies to critics at length: … / does he ever do it any other way?

Greenwald and Fjordy have that in common, the attempt to obscure their ignorance with walls-o-text.

14 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:03:52am

Daleks, hell! It’s they Cybermen you need to worry about on Cyber Monday!
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15 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:04:45am

re: #8 lawhawk

Did someone say Daleks, and expropriate (Exterminate?!)

And if you’re looking for flash memory, there’s deep discounts on a wide range of memory cards.

I should get one of the “desk patrol” Daleks and see if it would potentially be effective as a deterrent to train the cats to stay off the dining room table. Especially since there is an increasing chance I will be hosting a Christmas dinner in about three weeks.

16 leftynyc  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:05:02am

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Yes, that’s how it works.

Good to know as I even get my cat food (and most other shopping) from Amazon. I’d love to see you getting a part of that.

17 Decatur Deb  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:06:23am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Good question - I don’t know of any way to do that, other than clicking a link that has the LGF associate code in it. When you buy things directly from the Kindle I don’t think there’s a way to credit it to an associate.

Can you do a short step-by-step of that process? Wife buys lots of lit from her Kindle/Nooks. Family and friends are very ebook-heavy.

18 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:07:03am

re: #7 Kragar

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Can just imagine the blustering.

“But we spent tens of thousands of hours on this!”
“Sorry, but we’re not going to hear it.”
“But we spent so much money!”
“Thank you, that’s all for today.”
“This isn’t fair!!”

19 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:07:40am

re: #18 Targetpractice

Can just imagine the blustering.

“But we spent tens of thousands of hours on this!”
“Sorry, but we’re not going to hear it.”
“But we spent so much money!”
“Thank you, that’s all for today.”
“This isn’t fair!!”

“You get NOTHING! You LOSE! Good Day, sir!”

20 wrenchwench  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:09:03am

re: #16 leftynyc

Good to know as I even get my cat food (and most other shopping) from Amazon. I’d love to see you getting a part of that.

I have heard that some lizards like cat food.

21 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:09:37am

re: #14 GeneJockey

Indeed. But the Daleks have managed to survive a Time War. Can’t say the same about the Cybermen.

But I still think the scariest of the Whovian enemies is the Weeping Angels. And the Silence are a pretty ingenious bunch too.

22 Bulworth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:10:07am

re: #7 Kragar

I love the smell of wingnut money set on fire in the morning.

23 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:11:04am

re: #12 Lidane

Apparently, Ted Rall is having a Twitter meltdown. I haven’t gone to check myself but there’s a lot of snark about it in my timeline:

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Here’s a representative exchange:

Calling someone an ‘Obamabot’ for defending the use of drone strikes done under Barack Obama is in my mind the same as calling them a ‘neocon’ for defending drone strikes made under George W. Bush.

24 Decatur Deb  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:11:45am

re: #22 Bulworth

I love the smell of wingnut money set on fire in the morning.

Almost certainly most of it came out of someone’s tax-exempt donations.

25 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:12:27am
26 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:12:45am

On the ‘End Of Racism’ thread, I see the usual “Democrats are the real racists” tweets were flying thick and fast while the RNC tried to co-opt Rosa Parks. They have a basic problem with this, in that not everyone got the message. A few years back a wingnut tried to push the idea that Rosa Parks wasn’t a hero because her refusal to get up and give up her seat had been PLANNED! And therefore wasn’t the spontaneous act of a woman who was tired after a long day of work.

Somehow it was supposed to negate the whole thing. Not sure why.

27 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:12:54am

Not sure how that picture got attached to that tweet.

28 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:13:08am

And now Ted Rall is fighting with Charles:

This won’t end well for Ted Rall.

29 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:14:20am

If I may go a little OT-By way of gifts and giving, I’d like to post this information about the charity Paul Walker founded. Paul Sr. was a good friend to D-L and I in our rookie days in speed shooting competition. Paul Jr. founded Reach Out World Wide. if you would like to choose that organization to contribute in Pauls memory to the Philippines or Illinois disaster needs the family would surely be grateful.

roww.org

30 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:15:19am

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

And now Ted Rall is fighting with Charles:

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This won’t end well for Ted Rall.

Apparently the 1st Amendment not only guarantees freedom of speech, but also your choice of soapbox.

31 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:15:25am

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

And now Ted Rall is fighting with Charles:

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This won’t end well for Ted Rall.

Ted Rall is such a douchebag.

32 Bulworth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:15:28am

re: #24 Decatur Deb

Yeah, all part of the wingnut welfare pot, funded in part by mostly poor donors, subsidized as “charity” for tax exemption purposes.

33 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:15:42am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Good question - I don’t know of any way to do that, other than clicking a link that has the LGF associate code in it. When you buy things directly from the Kindle I don’t think there’s a way to credit it to an associate.

Thanks.
Okay, using my PC or maybe I can get that link in my kindle bookmarks… In any case I’m shopping with your link.

34 Lidane  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:15:47am

re: #31 Kragar

Ted Rall is such a douchebag.

35 Bulworth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:16:37am

re: #25 Kragar

Double-triple-doubling down on the derp. Patriots. //

36 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:17:25am

re: #22 Bulworth

I love the smell of wingnut money set on fire in the morning.

The Bonfire Of The Inanities.

37 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:18:13am

re: #25 Kragar

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“TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!!”

38 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:18:57am
39 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:19:41am
40 Dr. Matt  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:20:36am

re: #22 Bulworth

I love the smell of wingnut money set on fire in the morning.

From Right Wing Watch:

That means that Liberty Counsel spent every waking moment for 1,041 days waging its lawsuit against health care reform: - See more at: rightwingwatch.org

41 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:21:43am
42 Decatur Deb  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:23:13am

re: #40 Dr. Matt

I love the smell of wingnut money set on fire in the morning.

From Right Wing Watch:

Well then, it kept them from doing themselves harm, like putting their eye out or walking into revolving doors.

43 klys  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:23:31am

re: #8 lawhawk

Did someone say Daleks, and expropriate (Exterminate?!)

And if you’re looking for flash memory, there’s deep discounts on a wide range of memory cards.

+1, will shop again.

//

Seriously thanks, I wouldn’t have thought to look and now I have a 32gig card on its way for our Japan trip.

44 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:24:19am

re: #41 Charles Johnson

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“Come and see the violence inherent in the system!”

I thought Ted Rall had come to be widely viewed in the left wing blogosphere as an asshole whose time had long gone? He’s still around?

45 Dr. Matt  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:24:43am

Speaking of buying goodies from Amazon, anyone have a recommendation for a good set, and reasonably priced, of noise cancellation/audio headphones?

amazon.com

46 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:25:42am

re: #45 Dr. Matt

Speaking of buying goodies from Amazon, anyone have a recommendation for a good set, and reasonably priced, of noise cancellation/audio headphones?

amazon.com

I’d ask my son what kind he uses, but he wouldn’t hear me.
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Actually I think they’re from Koss.

47 Justanotherhuman  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:25:49am

re: #25 Kragar

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That’s truly creepy…sort of like the mentality of a serial killer.

48 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:25:50am

re: #41 Charles Johnson

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49 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:26:13am

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Seems like Rall’s trolling for attention. Again. He does this every few years.

But he’s definitely operating under a mistaken belief that it’s censorship if a private site opts not to publish his materials.

Is it censorship when an author submits manuscripts to publishers and they refuse? No, it means that your work isn’t isn’t on point, needs, more work, or is crappy.

50 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:26:16am

Daniel or anyone here familiar with Adobe Lightroom:

None of my current cameras save in RAW format, however I have a huge number of photos I need to manage, both for work and for personal purposes.

I just got an email notifying me that the full version of Lightroom 5 is available for the next 3 hours for $72.99—should I go for it or not?

51 klys  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:27:54am

re: #45 Dr. Matt

Speaking of buying goodies from Amazon, anyone have a recommendation for a good set, and reasonably priced, of noise cancellation/audio headphones?

amazon.com

I have two sets. There’s the Bose set, which is very nice and big and bulky and works fine for drowning out the husband listening to the TV.

And then there is this set which I actually travel with, that does a quite decent job at taking care of airplane noise, etc., and provides reasonable audio quality. Extra bonus is it doesn’t require batteries just to listen to music without the noise-cancelling bit.

The Bose are really nice but huge and for international travel the space is just too much.

52 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:28:14am

re: #49 lawhawk

Seems like Rall’s trolling for attention. Again. He does this every few years.

But he’s definitely operating under a mistaken belief that it’s censorship if a private site opts not to publish his materials.

Is it censorship when an author submits manuscripts to publishers and they refuse? No, it means that your work isn’t isn’t on point, needs, more work, or is crappy.

It MIGHT arguably be censorship if a publisher bought the manuscript and all associated rights for the express purpose of making sure it never saw the light of day, but even that’s stretching the definition.

53 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:28:17am
54 Interesting Times  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:29:20am

re: #47 Justanotherhuman

That’s truly creepy…sort of like the mentality of a serial killer.

Funny you should say that, because the pic that got attached to Kragar’s comment (I assume it’s a still from a negative ad targeting Claire McCaskill) makes me imagine the caption being delivered in the voice of Anthony Hopkins/Hannibal Lecter o_O

55 klys  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:29:54am

re: #50 CuriousLurker

>Daniel or anyone here familiar with Adobe Lightroom:

None of my current cameras save in RAW format, however I have a huge number of photos I need to manage, both for work and for personal purposes.

I just got an email notifying me that the full version of Lightroom 5 is available for the next 3 hours for $72.99—should I go for it or not?

I really like Lightroom, but where it shines for me is in the photo manipulation I can do because I shoot in RAW. I don’t make proper use of its photo management capabilities, I’m sure, so I can’t really speak to them.

That being said, that’s the equivalent of student pricing on it, and I’ve generally felt it’s a pretty good deal at those prices. I’ll need to remember for next year, now that I can’t get student pricing anymore.

56 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:30:04am
57 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:31:03am

re: #43 dr. klys

I didn’t really need a new card, but saw that there’s a SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 80MB/s (SDSDXS-032G-AFFP) for $32. That’s better than 50% off.

It’ll make for faster shooting, and reduce the bottleneck when shooting in burst mode - as well as faster uploads to the computer.

Then again, there’s now a 70D out, which has wifi built in, so you can shoot direct to the cloud or other devices. It has a touch screen too (though I’m not as sold on that since it seems to be real easy to activate if you’re holding your face up to the viewfinder to shoot.

My brother picked one up and wifi and touch screen are the big changes. There’s some minor changes to AF over the 60D, but there’s nothing that warrants yet another upgrade.

I’m going to stick with this camera for a good while to come.

58 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:32:34am

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh…

Kyle Kinane vs. Pace Salsa Was The Other Best Thing On Twitter This Weekend (UPDATE)

“The people responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.”

59 Dr. Matt  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:33:00am

re: #51 dr. klys

re: #46 GeneJockey

Thanks for the info. I really should splurge and get the Bose, but I’m hesitant to pull the trigger and would like to settle for something not as pricey.

60 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:33:03am

re: #50 CuriousLurker

>Daniel or anyone here familiar with Adobe Lightroom:

None of my current cameras save in RAW format, however I have a huge number of photos I need to manage, both for work and for personal purposes.

I just got an email notifying me that the full version of Lightroom 5 is available for the next 3 hours for $72.99—should I go for it or not?

Lightroom is pretty good, though the workflow is not to my personal liking. However, if you download it for the free trial and like it, go for it. I suggest you take a peek before buying. I happen to use Picasa which is free. Then i use Photoshop CC for conversion and post.

61 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:33:42am
62 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:34:13am

Alexander Luthor PWNs Ted Rall:

That’s gonna leave a mark!

63 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:34:31am

re: #45 Dr. Matt

I’ve got the Bose QC15, and they’re great at noise cancellation, but they require batteries to operate - no way to listen to music without the noise cancellation active. I picked up rechargeables to make up for this, and haven’t been disappointed.

However, I see that Amazon has these Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise-Canceling Headphones on sale. Normally $259. On sale for $107. Had this deal been around when I was in the market, I probably would have jumped on this one.

64 Justanotherhuman  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:35:10am

re: #54 Interesting Times

Funny you should say that, because the pic that got attached to Kragar’s comment (I assume it’s a still from a negative ad targeting Claire McCaskill) makes me imagine the caption being delivered in the voice of Anthony Hopkins/Hannibal Lecter o_O

Yes, that.

Creepy as hell.

65 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:35:59am
66 klys  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:36:20am

re: #57 lawhawk

I didn’t really need a new card, but saw that there’s a SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 80MB/s (SDSDXS-032G-AFFP) for $32. That’s better than 50% off.

It’ll make for faster shooting, and reduce the bottleneck when shooting in burst mode - as well as faster uploads to the computer.

Then again, there’s now a 70D out, which has wifi built in, so you can shoot direct to the cloud or other devices. It has a touch screen too (though I’m not as sold on that since it seems to be real easy to activate if you’re holding your face up to the viewfinder to shoot.

My brother picked one up and wifi and touch screen are the big changes. There’s some minor changes to AF over the 60D, but there’s nothing that warrants yet another upgrade.

I’m going to stick with this camera for a good while to come.

I grabbed the 32gig at 45 MB/s; I don’t do much burst shooting or video, so I’m happy enough with that. I have two 16gig cards, but now I can hopefully just have the one for Japan (although the backups will come along…).

I have my Pentax that I adore; I’m not likely to switch from that anytime soon. It’s handled everything I’ve wanted from it so far and the low-light performance has been amazing: there was no flash on this.

67 klys  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:37:56am

re: #59 Dr. Matt

Thanks for the info. I really should splurge and get the Bose, but I’m hesitant to pull the trigger and would like to settle for something not as pricey.

It really depends on the use-case. For travel, I wouldn’t recommend the Bose. Honestly. The little ones work wonderfully and are so much easier to pack. (And they were cheap enough that I could justify them, and also not worry about losing them overseas.)

For around the house, the Bose are great but probably overkill.

68 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:38:45am
69 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:40:13am

re: #60 Political Atheist

Lightroom is pretty good, though the workflow is not to my personal liking. However, if you download it for the free trial and like it, go for it. I suggest you take a peek before buying. I happen to use Picasa which is free. Then i use Photoshop CC for conversion and post.

Thanks. I’ve already read a few articles & watched several videos, so I think I have a pretty good idea of how it works—it should beat the hell out of trying to use Bridge for everything.

Sometimes, like this weekend, I have to deal with a huge number of files—in this case it was 200+ hi-res images of paintings—I think it would really help with stuff like that, especially since, as I understand it, the original file isn’t actually changed.

re: #55 dr. klys

I really like Lightroom, but where it shines for me is in the photo manipulation I can do because I shoot in RAW. I don’t make proper use of its photo management capabilities, I’m sure, so I can’t really speak to them.

That being said, that’s the equivalent of student pricing on it, and I’ve generally felt it’s a pretty good deal at those prices. I’ll need to remember for next year, now that I can’t get student pricing anymore.

Perfect response—thanks! Barring sudden death or dismemberment, I intend to get an entry-level DSLR that can shoot RAW in the next year or so, so even if I end up not being crazy about the image management capabilities, it’s kinda irresistible at that price.

Fuck it, I’m going for it.

70 Dr. Matt  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:40:23am

re: #67 dr. klys

It really depends on the use-case. .

I want to use them on the team bus to drown out the noise of opposing fans…..


//

71 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:40:28am
72 klys  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:42:45am

re: #69 CuriousLurker

Perfect response—thanks! Barring sudden death or dismemberment, I intent to get an entry-level DSLR that can shoot RAW in the next year or so, so even if I end up not being crazy about the image management capabilities, it’s kinda irresistible at that price.

Fuck it, I’m going for it.

Good call.

The things you can do with photos just amaze me, and that price is a good one.

73 b.d.  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:46:19am

Help! Help! Harper Collins is cenosring me because they returned and won’t print my manuscript!!

//

Hi folks, hope everyone’s holiday went well.

(edit- spelling - censoring)

74 SpaceJesus  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:48:20am

The winger war over at freep et al. over the Pope being Commie Pope is amazing. The new purge begins.

75 wrenchwench  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:50:00am

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

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There’s butt boops?!?!? I thought boops were just for noses!

76 b_sharp  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:50:31am

re: #75 wrenchwench

There’s butt boops?!?!? I thought boops were just for noses!

Only for hippos.

77 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:50:40am

re: #74 SpaceJesus

The winger war over at freep et al. over the Pope being Commie Pope is amazing. The new purge begins.

BURN THE HERETIC!!!

78 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:51:22am

re: #75 wrenchwench

There’s butt boops?!?!? I thought boops were just for noses!

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the front of a hippo from the back of a hippo…
Best to boop whatever.

79 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:51:46am

re: #69 CuriousLurker

I use Picasa for image management, and it does most of the edits for posting online - I do very little except minor adjustments and cropping. WYSIWYG. I use Canon’s photo editor for manipulating on RAW files (CR2). They have a picture styles system that lets you “overlay” the style on the photo taken in CR2, so you can do stuff like twilight, portraits, landscapes, etc. Can be pretty useful.

Many cameras now have a RAW format and with memory costs dropping, it’s not a big deal to shoot exclusively in RAW, but the limitation becomes handling it on the back end - what kind of processing you’re willing to do for publishing.

Canon’s DSLRs will let you shoot CR2 and JPG at the same time in certain modes, so that’s a help if you want a lossless image plus the JPG for quick publication online.

80 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:52:05am

re: #74 SpaceJesus

The winger war over at freep et al. over the Pope being Commie Pope is amazing. The new purge begins.

This should be fun. Apparently they have no use for the Pope beyond abortion and contraception.

81 wrenchwench  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:52:26am

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the front of a hippo from the back of a hippo…
Best to boop whatever.

Especially if the boopable baby is in danger of drowning. It looks inflated.

82 darthstar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:55:04am

re: #18 Targetpractice

Can just imagine the blustering.

“But we spent tens of thousands of hours on this!”
“Sorry, but we’re not going to hear it.”
“But we spent so much money!”
“Thank you, that’s all for today.”
“This isn’t fair!!”

What they billed and the time they actually spent are two different things.

83 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:55:17am

re: #69 CuriousLurker

Thanks. I’ve already read a few articles & watched several videos, so I think I have a pretty good idea of how it works—it should beat the hell out of trying to use Bridge for everything.

Sometimes, like this weekend, I have to deal with a huge number of files—in this case it was 200+ hi-res images of paintings—I think it would really help with stuff like that, especially since, as I understand it, the original file isn’t actually changed.

Perfect response—thanks! Barring sudden death or dismemberment, I intend to get an entry-level DSLR that can shoot RAW in the next year or so, so even if I end up not being crazy about the image management capabilities, it’s kinda irresistible at that price.

Fuck it, I’m going for it.

Good tools make it all go smooth. And yes RAW rules the day. I no longer shoot in any other mode. Not even for candids and friends. Heck RAW is coming to cell phones. 200 images is a pretty big job. Whew! My next DSLR is not that far off. 7d MkII I hope.

84 SpaceJesus  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:57:04am

“THE POPE WANTS TO HELP POOR PEOPLE! FUCK HIM” - freep

To: kjam22
I no longer support the ministries who help the poor.

To minister to them is one thing, to give them sustenance is off the table. No more. No more charity, no more welfare, no more to the church for their supposed outreach programs.

I have reduced the tithe to my church for just this reason. I tithe what is necessary to support the minister and the facilities only.

I am done with it all.


60 posted on 12/01/2013 5:03:13 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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85 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:00:14pm

re: #84 SpaceJesus

“THE POPE WANTS TO HELP POOR PEOPLE! FUCK HIM” - freep

*shakes head*

86 Dr. Matt  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:00:37pm

I just visited Ted Rall’s website and read some of his comics….is he actually suppose to be a “liberal”? It’s hard to tell.

87 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:01:10pm

re: #86 Dr. Matt

I just visited Ted Rall’s website and read some of his comics….is he actually suppose to be a “liberal”? It’s hard to tell.

He’s a piss-poor excuse for a multi-cellular lifeform.

88 Interesting Times  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:01:23pm

re: #84 SpaceJesus

“THE POPE WANTS TO HELP POOR PEOPLE! FUCK HIM” - freep

Well, there goes the ol’ we don’t need teh govurnment programz private charity will pick up the slack herp derp

89 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:02:19pm
90 leftynyc  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:02:24pm

re: #84 SpaceJesus

“THE POPE WANTS TO HELP POOR PEOPLE! FUCK HIM” - freep

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong but that doesn’t sound very Christ-like to me.

91 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:02:55pm

re: #86 Dr. Matt

I just visited Ted Rall’s website and read some of his comics….is he actually suppose to be a “liberal”? It’s hard to tell.

Douchebag transcends the conservative/liberal barrier.

92 Lidane  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:03:09pm

re: #84 SpaceJesus

I no longer support the ministries who help the poor.

To minister to them is one thing, to give them sustenance is off the table. No more. No more charity, no more welfare, no more to the church for their supposed outreach programs.

I have reduced the tithe to my church for just this reason. I tithe what is necessary to support the minister and the facilities only.

I am done with it all.

Christianity, that Freeper is doing it wrong. Matthew 25:31-40, NIV:

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

93 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:04:03pm

re: #89 Kragar

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It’ll be interesting to see if he blocks anyone on Twitter.

94 Dr. Matt  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:04:05pm

re: #84 SpaceJesus

“THE POPE WANTS TO HELP POOR PEOPLE! FUCK HIM” - freep

To: kjam22
I no longer support the ministries who help the poor.

To minister to them is one thing, to give them sustenance is off the table. No more. No more charity, no more welfare, no more to the church for their supposed outreach programs.

I have reduced the tithe to my church for just this reason. I tithe what is necessary to support the minister and the facilities only.

I am done with it all.

Clearly this poster is just another deluded dipshit. The reason why we have government social programs to help the poor is because the Church failed at it. These idiots need to pick up a few books at the look at the history of the Church. When the Church was torturing people, it’s purpose was to spread the Word and take care of the sick, the poor, and the elderly. True story.

95 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:04:52pm

re: #90 leftynyc

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong but that doesn’t sound very Christ-like to me.

When the Rapture comes, I’m going to look at all those “Christians” stuck standing around and then Crom and I will share a long and hearty laugh.

97 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:07:49pm

re: #95 Kragar

When the Rapture comes, I’m going to look at all those “Christians” stuck standing around and then Crom and I will share a long and hearty laugh.

“But…but…I hated all the right people!”

98 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:08:39pm

re: #92 Lidane

Christianity, that Freeper is doing it wrong. Matthew 25:31-40, NIV:

Yeah. Notice the Jesus speaks of the RIGHTEOUS, not the SELF-Righteous.

99 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:09:42pm

re: #92 Lidane

Christianity, that Freeper is doing it wrong. Matthew 25:31-40, NIV:

A commenter at TPM addressed this:

Of course they don’t get it, and they haven’t read Matthew. Their Bibles end at Leviticus.

100 leftynyc  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:11:00pm

re: #99 Targetpractice

A commenter at TPM addressed this:

And since so many eat seafood, work on the Sabbath, wear two different fibers - they don’t even get that part right.

101 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:11:09pm

re: #91 Kragar

Douchebag transcends the conservative/liberal barrier.

Ted Rall is like Glenn Greenwald: He can’t accept that he’s wrong, ever. so instead of conceding how someone might see his drawing of Barack Obama as ‘ape-like’ and revising it, Ted Rall has elected to dance the Butthurt Fandango all over Twitter.

102 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:11:44pm

re: #99 Targetpractice

A commenter at TPM addressed this:

Not quite. They also contain the homophobic and misogynistic parts of Paul’s letters, and Revelation.

103 RealityBasedSteve  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:12:44pm

re: #79 lawhawk

I use Picasa for image management, and it does most of the edits for posting online - I do very little except minor adjustments and cropping. WYSIWYG. I use Canon’s photo editor for manipulating on RAW files (CR2). They have a picture styles system that lets you “overlay” the style on the photo taken in CR2, so you can do stuff like twilight, portraits, landscapes, etc. Can be pretty useful.

Many cameras now have a RAW format and with memory costs dropping, it’s not a big deal to shoot exclusively in RAW, but the limitation becomes handling it on the back end - what kind of processing you’re willing to do for publishing.

Canon’s DSLRs will let you shoot CR2 and JPG at the same time in certain modes, so that’s a help if you want a lossless image plus the JPG for quick publication online.

I’m a big fan of RAW… Love being able to do non-destructive edits. I normally do RAW + Large JPEG, that way I’ve got both handy. I do about 90% of my tweaking in Lightroom, here are a few I did this weekend for my E-store

Gear was Canon 60d with 15-85 f3.5, single umbrella strobe with a bounce panel for fill. Manual mode, metered at F11. Minimal work in lightroom, just apply lens adjustment, crop and vignette. (White balance isn’t perfect on all of them, but good enough for the purpose)

Baron Pen

Baron 2

Cigar 1

Churchill 1

I’m hoping Santa Lizard brings me a couple of small manual speedlights, so I don’t have to pull out a monolight everytime I need to do some pics. Oh, and some radio triggers, because I NEVER forget to hook the sync cable back on

RBS

104 Kragar  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:13:19pm

re: #97 GeneJockey

“But…but…I hated all the right people!”

These guys would have Redemptionists telling them they need to tone it down a notch.

105 lawhawk  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:13:23pm

re: #99 Targetpractice

A commenter at TPM addressed this:

Of course they don’t get it, and they haven’t read Matthew. Their Bibles end at Leviticus.

And yet, they aren’t keeping kosher. Funny how that works.

This guy’s selective readings of their biblical reference materials ends up doing precisely the opposite of what Jesus intended (and that which the Pope, and Benedict before him) wants, which is to better care for those who lack the resources to survive. It’s about caring for others.

Some folks just seem to lack that gene (compassion).

106 Bulworth  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:15:01pm

re: #99 Targetpractice

…and they don’t think the stuff through Leviticus applies to them anyway.

107 Lidane  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:16:16pm
108 Schadenboner  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:17:26pm

re: #103 RealityBasedSteve

I’m a big fan of RAW… Love being able to do non-destructive edits. I normally do RAW + Large JPEG, that way I’ve got both handy. I do about 90% of my tweaking in Lightroom, here are a few I did this weekend for my E-store

Gear was Canon 60d with 15-85 f3.5, single umbrella strobe with a bounce panel for fill. Manual mode, metered at F11. Minimal work in lightroom, just apply lens adjustment, crop and vignette. (White balance isn’t perfect on all of them, but good enough for the purpose)

Baron Pen

Baron 2

Cigar 1

Curchill 1Curchill 1

I’m hoping Santa Lizard brings me a couple of small manual speedlights, so I don’t have to pull out a monolight everytime I need to do some pics. Oh, and some radio triggers, because I NEVER forget to hook the sync cable back on

RBS

Them’s some purdy writin’ irons, ah tell yew whut.

109 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:17:41pm

re: #105 lawhawk

And yet, they aren’t keeping kosher. Funny how that works.

This guy’s selective readings of their biblical reference materials ends up doing precisely the opposite of what Jesus intended (and that which the Pope, and Benedict before him) wants, which is to better care for those who lack the resources to survive. It’s about caring for others.

Some folks just seem to lack that gene (compassion).

It’s been my experience that most of those who support “private” (read: religious) charity as preferable over the social safety net do so mostly because it jibes with their idea that those who need charity the most should be shamed for accepting help and seek “redemption.” Having the Pope actually hold the Church to its own teachings of giving help without beating people over the head for perceived inadequacies takes all the “fun” out of it.

110 GeneJockey  Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:28:07pm

re: #109 Targetpractice

It’s been my experience that most of those who support “private” (read: religious) charity as preferable over the social safety net do so mostly because it jibes with their idea that those who need charity the most should be shamed for accepting help and seek “redemption.” Having the Pope actually hold the Church to its own teachings of giving help without beating people over the head for perceived inadequacies takes all the “fun” out of it.

It’s of a piece with the guy who said that government aid programs rob Believers of the chance to earn points in the afterlife by helping poor people. It makes the poor people into NPCs in the videogame of Salvation.


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