Pixels are a pain...

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by frederick, Jan 31, 2008.

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    frederick Guest

    frederick, Jan 31, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    But then Ken is an idiot.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Jan 31, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    <http://kenrockwell.com/about.htm>

    While occasionally inspired by actual products or experiences, if you
    aren't a personal freind or lack a sense of humor or lack a decent BS
    detector, you're best off treating this site as a work of fiction. If
    you can't take a joke, please consider this entire site a joke, and any
    resemblance to any actual people, places, products or anything as
    purely coincidental.

    I offer no warrantees of any kind, except that there are many
    deliberate gaffes, practical jokes and downright foolish and made-up
    things lurking. While this site is mostly accurate, it is neither
    legally binding nor guaranteed and the only thing I do guarantee is
    that there is plenty of stuff I simply make up out of thin air, as does
    The Onion.
     
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    ASAAR Guest

    He'd seem to be an idiot to some of the readers that take him too
    literally and are too annoyed to realize when he's writing with
    tongue in cheek. It's too easy to read his writings and come away
    with things that he didn't actually say. But then he's obviously
    not writing specifically for those such as you that have formed your
    own strong opinions. The anti-Rockwell lynch mob has a good share
    of lemmings, including those that on some topics seem bright, and
    some that often appear as idiots. None, as far as I've seen, sink
    to the depths inhabited by our own Br'er RichA, who'd make Rockwell
    or almost anyone else seem to be a true genius by comparison.
     
    ASAAR, Jan 31, 2008
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  5. ('t-i-c' henceforth..)

    A few questions for Asaar:
    1. At what point did you become aware that Rockwell wrote a lot of
    stuff t-i-c? Immediately you first encountered him? After you were
    shown that about-page disclaimer?
    2. What exactly gave the game away? Would a newbie be likely to spot
    this, and how?
    3. What makes you think the quoted line is t-i-c?
    4. Does this appear to you to be a serious review? If not, why not?
    5. Are there ads for Nikon suppliers on that page?
    6. Do you think he really has elephant phallus hide on his left-handed
    Nikon?

    Anyway, Scott was clearly writing tongue in cheek. Me too for that
    matter. Didn't you notice, ASAAR? Yes, it's too easy to read our
    writings and come away with things that we didn't actually say. But
    then we're obviously not writing specifically for those such as you,
    that have formed your own strong opinions...

    (O;

    So count me in - I too think Rockwell is an idiot. An irresponsible,
    possibly even immoral one, given all the advertising he does - he
    should know better.

    "there are many deliberate gaffes, practical jokes and downright
    foolish and made-up things lurking"
    "the only thing I do guarantee is that there is plenty of stuff I
    simply make up out of thin air"
    - Ken Rockwell.
     
    mark.thomas.7, Jan 31, 2008
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    Sosumi Guest

    Anyone who has half a brain doesn't take him serious. His raving on about
    the MP's that do not count are just plain stupid. If he can't tell the
    difference, he should save for a seeing eye dog...
    If he was working for any company, he'd be fired on the spot with all his
    BS.
    Just a few days ago he was saying that the D60 was likely to replace the
    D80, now it's the D40.

    Look what he writes about the D60:

    "The D60 is an excellent camera, but for most of the people who will buy it,
    it's the same thing as the $300 less expensive D40.
    The D60 is really just a $460 D40 with slightly different, but not better,
    internal electronics."

    So what he is saying here? The D40 costs $160.- !!! Great! Give me a truck
    load, now!

    Most people who know him, don't take him serious, but I do feel sorry for
    the poor people that do take his ill advice.
     
    Sosumi, Jan 31, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 01:10:08 -0800 (PST), an unusually snarky
    Sorry, Mark. Scott has long had a bug up his butt about Rockwell,
    so it's you that's misreading his intent. Clearly, Rockwell isn't
    an idiot, and Scott probably doesn't literally think that he is one,
    but tongue in cheek? Hardly. It probably wouldn't be too difficult
    to verify this is you want to waste a little time checking out
    archived messages.

    Hey, so he's doing very well at the capitalist pig game. I'll bet
    that some of his detractors covet his success. Der Bush would
    probably love his entrepreneurial spirit and all of the really hard
    work (can't say that enough - "really hard work"), but I couldn't
    say if Kenny Boy would reciprocate the love. Is this good or bad?
    Is Rockwell immoral or is his Randian greed a very good thing? If
    so, I hope you're not a U.S. citizen, because it would seem that the
    country isn't big enough for both you and Rockwell, considering the
    state of advertising, politics, car and cell phone contracts, as
    well as the contempt banks (notice the current mortgage mess?),
    pharmaceutical and insurance companies have for the public.
    Compared to them, Rockwell comes off as a saint. If you want to tag
    Rockwell as an immoral idiot, go for it (oh, I see that you already
    have). But it seems that you're also taking him much too seriously.
    He's not aiming to be another DPreview, ya know, or a Consumer
    Report, both of which also get flamed here regularly. Rockwell's
    just filling his own little niche which provides a different type of
    information, and nobody's forcing you to read any of his web pages.
    I don't agree with all of his opinions, but even those that I take
    with a grain of salt often make interesting reading. I usually
    enjoy reading your posts (and many of Scott's as well), so what does
    that say about idiocy in these newsgroups? :)
     
    ASAAR, Jan 31, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    But like sleazy magazines like "People" the guy attracts an audience
    and because of that, he's been granted audiences by the camera
    makers.
     
    RichA, Jan 31, 2008
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Leave out the money, i.e., read it like this: "The D60 is really just
    a D40 with slightly different, but not better, internal electronics."

    The $460 refers to the price of the D40. I agree, it's poorly
    written.
     
    Matt Clara, Feb 1, 2008
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