Re: Has your memory card ever worn out?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Soundhaspriority, Jul 21, 2012.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Aug 12, 2012
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    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Aug 12, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    The problem I encountered was that parts did know and other parts
    didn't. Thinking about it, it may even have been a Windows (Visual
    Basic) broblem.
    Apart from the fact that I've thrown the stuff out years ago, what
    would you suggest I buy instead? You have to bear in mind that even
    then I had a complex mix of software which I had to run.
    Eric Stevens, Aug 12, 2012
  5. If there's a problem, it's in the graphics subsystem (in this
    case probably the window manager), not in VB. I don't believe VB
    would go way out of it's way to find out the monitor rotation and
    then misbehave out of spite because of that information, when it
    could just handle the situation just like on any old screen and
    let the proper specialists handle the window placements and so on?

    Something that works. Didn't you find something?

    But I suggest you get your vendor to fix it.
    Well, then you might have to replace the software with other
    software. Which you eventually did, didn't you?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Aug 15, 2012
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    Obviously it's very hard for you to admit your computer is
    suboptimal. So hard you cannot bring yourself to admit it.
    Denial is a typical coping strategy.
    Which shows you don't think about (nor are able to observe much
    about) ergonomy, and are thus not exactly the best person to
    jugde such things.
    And sometimes you even believe yourself.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Aug 16, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Drop-down menus normally come from the top of the screen. When I
    rotated the screen to the portrait position the main application
    (whatever it was) resized itself to the new screen position. Howver,
    drop down menus emerged from the now vertical right hand side
    (previously the top) with text lines running vertically downwards and
    text oriented so as to be read from the LHS (previously the bottom of
    the screen). I think I had similar problems with some dockers also.
    Are you suggesting going round all the vendors, installing all my
    software, and then trying it to see how it behaves? You gotta be
    Why. They sold me the hardware. This is a software problem. You just
    ask them.
    Generally no. Upgrades certainly but otherwise I have maintained
    vertical and to the best of my ability, cross compatability. I've had
    to by the nature of my work.
    Eric Stevens, Aug 16, 2012
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    Steve King Guest

    You're using Windows, right? On my two monitor set-up in XP (My Win7 box is
    the same way) I can right click on the task bar at the bottom of the screen
    and clcik "unlock". Then I can left-click and drag the task bar to any side
    of the monitor ... we're talking left monitor now. That's where I keep my
    task bar. It is also the monitor that I occasionally flip to vertical for
    word processing on longer documents. I haven't followed the thread closely,
    so I may be missing the point here. Older Nvidia card.
    Dual 24 and 25 inch monitors by different mfgs.

    Steve King

    Steve King, Aug 17, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    All the stuff I was describing was happening in the days of Windows
    2000 or even earlier. It was the Radius software I was critiquing and
    it didn't work very well.
    Eric Stevens, Aug 17, 2012
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    Drop down menus of what program did behave like that?
    Well, or living with broken software, or relying on the reports
    of others. That are your choices.

    So you didn't buy your software, noone wrote it ... ?

    So you are using open formats. Always a good idea.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Aug 17, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    there's a c64 emulator and probably a dos one too.
    that describes you.

    just because *you* use dos (and mxmanic for that matter) doesn't mean
    very many others do.

    most people use windows, followed by mac os x. dos isn't even a dot on
    the chart.
    i'm asking you. google will not tell me which one *you* use.
    photoshop, lightroom, aperture and final cut pro all run on dos?
    not as effectively as with modern apps.
    nor does your answer.

    how many people are actively writing new cobol apps?
    no, that's not the question.
    they don't need to lose 99% of their money to be faltering.

    they're losing ground against apple, google and others, and unless that
    changes, they will end up a fraction of their former self.

    prison is not a requirement for huge failure.

    sales of the kin were horrible and the product was killed just 2 months
    after being introduced. it was a huge failure. they lost a *lot* of
    money on it.
    i never said ios and android will be forever, but they will be the
    dominant mobile operating systems for a very long time.

    windows won't be forever and unless microsoft can find another
    successful product, they're going to become much smaller than they are
    now. so far, they have yet to do that. their mobile strategy is not
    very compelling.

    it's sort of like kodak. they were king of the film era and failed to
    transition to digital. now they're bankrupt.
    but not tablet and smartphone users, which is where the future is.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    it's fast enough and if i want them local i make a local copy.

    everything doesn't have to be the fastest possible speed.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    console will show what is output by printf or cout from an app. it is
    not necessary to know where that data happens to be in the file system.

    the ide can also show that info in a window, and it's possible it's not
    even in a file at all. it might not even last beyond the debug session.

    oh no, you don't have any idea about other ways of doing things.
    nope. see above.
    many things are not needed.
    no you don't. it's already taken care of.
    not enough to make it important.

    there are *far* more users who *don't* look at logfiles or even know
    what to do with what's in them.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    in some cases that's true. in other cases it's not.
    i don't know about that particular app, but regardless, what it can or
    cannot do is not representative of all gui apps.

    photoshop can be scripted using javascript, visual basic and
    applescript. photoshop is a gui app.

    mac apps can be scripted with applescript. its english-like syntax is
    very easy for non-programmers to use and it can be compiled, which
    means a lot of users can write scripts, not just geeks.


    applescript also supports recording, making it very easy to automate a
    task just by enabling recording and doing what is needed within the
    app. the resulting script can be tweaked if needed. even easier.

    there is even a gui interface for applescript, called automator, easier

    even your absurdly contrived example that has no basis in reality could
    be done in applescript, but the real question is why would anyone want
    to do such a ridiculous thing?
    that can be done in applescript.
    you guessed wrong.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    you guessed wrong. 3-4 clients, sometimes through a wall.

    obviously, if i go far enough away the performance drops, but that's
    easily fixed with another base station if it turns out to be an actual
    not for mobile devices such as tablets and laptops, it isn't. wireless
    is where it's at.
    i'm not talking about the internet connection.

    i'm talking about transferring files between machines or servers.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    actually, they don't. the most popular mp3 player, the ipod (and its
    siblings such as the iphone & ipad) work with itunes, which manages
    where files go and displays files in a more useful way, such as showing
    the most played songs, songs rated 4 stars or higher or songs from the

    good luck doing that in the file system.
    by looking in itunes.

    if they want to play a song on a disconnected drive they'll obviously
    need to connect to it first.
    by dragging to it when it was connected.
    yes it does.
    i assume you mean photos, rather than asking again about music, but
    it's the same thing either way.

    in fact, you can even view and edit offline images in lightroom (and i
    think in aperture too). it caches a local copy.

    obviously, you will need to connect to the server for the original raw
    data to export a final image, but that shouldn't be a surprise.
    not really.
    nope. i change apps if something better comes along.
    yes, i most certainly do choose the best app, and only i can make that
    determination anyway.

    you're very fixated on access to the file system.

    think out of the box for a change.
    nope. only the app in question needs to support dropbox, as many apps
    do. some don't even need that if they save the file to the dropbox
    that is a *lot* less work than doing the entire thing myself.

    optical character recognition is not perfect, but correcting a few
    mistakes is a hell of a lot easier than typing everything in by hand.
    aperture, iphoto and picasa have face recognition.
    you're thinking of tony. he loves extra work and also has very little
    there's no need to edit in one newsreader and then post in a different
    newsreader, and i'm happy with the one i use anyway.
    what does one have to do with the other?

    in any event, there's *very* little space left on my main drive. it's
    98% full, according to df.
    backup programs only care about what files have changed. if the file
    didn't change then there's no need to read it again. if it was readable
    when the first backup was made, then you already have a good copy of
    it. if it wasn't, then you found out about the problem already and
    hopefully resolved it rather than keep using a disk with a known issue.
    wrong. hibernation data does *not* need to be backed up, and will be
    invalid anyway. the next time you hibernate, new data will be saved.
    photoshop was a bad app? i used the best that was available at the

    if something better comes along at some point, i'll switch.
    you clearly don't understand what i'm saying and think that file system
    access is vital, when it's not at all.

    direct file system access *is* going away, whether you like it or not.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2012
  17. YOU are fixated on the ideal world so beloved of Apple-lovers
    and like folks.

    YOU assume that everything will work perfectly together
    and that nothing accidental will happen.

    Things don;t always work like that.

    Doug Mcdonald
    Doug McDonald, Aug 18, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    I hate to think of the mess which your file system becomes if you
    always approach it with that attitude. :-(
    'Most people' don't know how to read scanner codes in their car, let
    alone understand what they mean. Are we suggesting we should do
    without them?
    Eric Stevens, Aug 18, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    it has nothing to do with apple.
    i never said they did, nor does that have anything to do with the topic.
    Guest, Aug 18, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    not the same thing.
    Guest, Aug 18, 2012
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