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Everything posted by YellowJersey

  1. Tried to get an 11 year old ThinkPad folding, but the old girl couldn't handle the Windows 10 installation. I'll try tomorrow with Linux Mint.
  2. Is there any way to ensure that your computer is folding for a particular project number?
  3. Just dug an old HP Pavilion out of the closet and got it folding on full power for the LTT Folding Team. It ain't much, but it's honest work.
  4. Don't I usually recommend Fuji and you usually recommend Canon?
  5. If you're looking for new, I'd probably go with a Canon SL2 and then put any left over money into getting some decent lenses. The SL3 doesn't offer much over the SL2, so you can probably get the SL2 at a good price.
  6. Despite Ikea being closed, I recommend getting two trestles ( these are what I use: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/finnvard-trestle-with-shelf-white-80150095/ and then placing your desktop on top. I particularly like this setup because you can adjust the height of the trestles and therefore your desktop, it's easy to take apart and move, relatively inexpensive, and you can put whatever type of desktop you want on it. I have a cheap ikea desktop, but if you want something nice, it gives you options.
  7. It really depends on the circumstances. Knowingly exposing someone to an STD isn't a crime in many places, but I could see intentionally spreading COVID-19 as being a crime in some places. Inconsistencies like that drive me nuts.
  8. A mate of mine has a computer that randomly turns itself on. It's the weirdest thing.
  9. I turn off and unplug my computer. I've had some experiences with power surges that have fried electronics, so all my expensive stuff is unplugged at night.
  10. For your consideration: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4687361201/which-is-best-for-you-the-fujifilm-x-t200-or-x-t30
  11. Timely video is timely. (DPReview comparison of Canon M50, Sony A6100, Fuji X-T200)
  12. EVFs these days are pretty good. I prefer them over OFVs as you can see your exposure in-viewfinder. If you're on the fence, try going to into a camera shop and having a bit of hands-on time with them?
  13. The SL2 and SL3 are great value and great cameras right now. I hesitate to recommend them, however, as I don't see a clear upgrade path without going into full frame and the price tags that come with it. I'd hate to see someone get into a system without much of a future, which DSLR APS-Cs are certainly facing. Having switched systems (Canon to Sony), it's a real pain in the ass and rather expensive, so I feel more comfortable recommending something like Fuji that is clearly committed to its APS-C system.
  14. Tough call. The X-T30 has a much broader autofocus system so you can focus pretty much anywhere on the frame as well as a newer sensor and touch screen functionality whereas the XT-2 has weather sealing and a bit better EVF. If you don't plan on shooting out in extreme weather, then I'd go for the X-T30. So far as upgradeability, you're primarily looking at lenses. Fortunately, Fuji has a very well fleshed out lens lineup. If you're looking for one lens to cover you in most situations, 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 R LM OIS lens might be one to look out for. I shot with a 24-105mm Canon as my only lens for years. Alternatively, the 18-55mm 2.8-4 OIS lens comes bundled with the X-T30 and I hear good things about it, so you might be able to pick up the combo used for a good price.
  15. Ok, so a little bit of everything. I think a Fuji would suit you quite well, particularly as they have a much wider variety of lenses compared to the Canon M-mount. Also, I'd probably stay away from the DSLR if you're just starting out as the future is definitely mirrorless and it's always nice not having to switch systems if you can avoid it as you can keep your lenses.
  16. Same deal as LTT official. Just a forum where a thread is posted with the video and people can comment. Maybe one subforum for all those channels?
  17. I'm a bit concerned about the future of the Canon M-mount as Canon seems more interested in the R mount. I actually wouldn't be surprised to see the M mount replaced by APS-C R-mount lenses. In that price range I'd probably try to track down a used Fujifilm X-T2 or X-T30. What do you like to shoot? That would help narrow things down.
  18. ma ma ma my corona!
  19. Am I blind? Or is there no forum for LMG's other channels?
  20. For anyone wanting to give Linux a try: It's not nearly as scary or complicated as Linus makes it out to be. You don't need to use the command line. When I was researching distros, I was looking for something that was as Windows-like as possible and needed little to no knowledge of Linux to get going (I was coming from Windows 7 and was exploring Linux as I didn't like Windows 10's telemetry stuff). After a tonne of research, I settled on Linux Mint (I like the MATE desktop, but Cinnamon seems to be more popular). It's really well-suited for people coming from a Windows environment as it's all good to go "out of the box" (ie, after installation). It has GUIs for everything you need and if you're just browsing the internet, doing word processing, email, and so on, it's great. I did have to look up some command line commands to get my ancient printer working, but that's about it, and I think that was more a problem with my printer than with Linux itself because even Windows has trouble recognising it. If you need to regularly use proprietary software, then Linux may not be for you unless you're comfortable with diving deeper in. But if you're just looking for an OS that's good to go after installation without needing any tinkering, I do highly recommend giving Linux Mint a try. Feel free to DM me. (I'm not affiliated with Linux Mint at all, I just think it's a good distro for people like me who aren't super tech savvy but want to get into Linux)
  21. An HP inkjet printer back in the late 90s. Damn thing was possessed. You know that start up phase that inkjets go through where they make all kinds of noise and it sounds like bits are moving around a lot? It got stuck doing that for an hour and wouldn't respond when I pushed any of the buttons. I ended up unplugging the damn thing and it kept going for five minutes. Tossed it after that. It's now sitting in a landfill somewhere beyond the reach of tech support and exorcist alike.
  22. Linus should make his own OS and call it LinOS
  23. I'd go with the 24-105mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM. I shot with the 24-105mm f.4 L IS USM lens for years as my only lens and it worked out great. Though, this depends on precisely what you're shooting.
  24. I made the switch from Windows 7 to Linux Mint (then 17.1) back in 2015 and have never looked back. I was shocked how easy the transition was.
  25. I've been thinking about getting a bigger drone, which requires a basic drone license in Canada. Has anyone taken the basic drone license exam? Any tips on what I can expect? I was thinking of taking a course.