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BuckGup

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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, The Wii is light years better than the Wii U and what the Switch will ever be   
    The Wii is light years better than the Wii U and what the Switch will ever be
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, I'm praying to lord my professor is nice and also metadata can save your ass in terms   
    I'm praying to lord my professor is nice and also metadata can save your ass in terms of assignment submit time and last edited. As of now though one misplaced brace in my code made 18 hours of work a fat 0% because it didn't compile. Hell yeah
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    BuckGup got a reaction from OlympicAssEater for a status update, I'm praying to lord my professor is nice and also metadata can save your ass in terms   
    I'm praying to lord my professor is nice and also metadata can save your ass in terms of assignment submit time and last edited. As of now though one misplaced brace in my code made 18 hours of work a fat 0% because it didn't compile. Hell yeah
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, Well I was trying to transfer my adsense account and totally forgot about an email I   
    Well I was trying to transfer my adsense account and totally forgot about an email I had. Had $105 in my adsense account and $57 in my bitcoin account linked to the address I forgot about. I looked at my transaction history and it makes cringe so hard. I was trading upwards of 2-5 bitcoins a week when they were basically worthless. Reminds me of the $600,000 dominoes pizza 
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    BuckGup got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, How am I suppose to respect a professor that I am shelling out thousands in tuition f   
    How am I suppose to respect a professor that I am shelling out thousands in tuition for that uses stolen materials for their coursework and constantly has grammatical errors?
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, The pinch functionality on the new airpods is a deal breaker for me. I loved that the   
    The pinch functionality on the new airpods is a deal breaker for me. I loved that the orginals just used a mic listening for the tap. That when if they were covered by a hat or ear muffs you could just tap the thing itself. 
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, BRAW straight out of the camera without any LUT applied. I am so surprised how well P   
    BRAW straight out of the camera without any LUT applied. I am so surprised how well Premiere, AE, and Davanci can handle BRAW. I can play 13gb files at full res on the timeline at 60fps off of an HDD with color corrections applied. Definitely a whole lot more to learn with this camera.  
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, 2015 summed up. Also thank god for the magical process of maturing   
    2015 summed up. Also thank god for the magical process of maturing 

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    BuckGup reacted to Den-Fi for a status update, And now we have VegetableGup for Halloween.   
    And now we have VegetableGup for Halloween.

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    BuckGup got a reaction from Gegger for a status update, Micro 4/3s is smaller than I expected   
    Micro 4/3s is smaller than I expected 

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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, Micro 4/3s is smaller than I expected   
    Micro 4/3s is smaller than I expected 

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    BuckGup got a reaction from will4623 for a status update, If I leave my PC idling 24/7 it raises my power bill by $36/month. Ouch   
    If I leave my PC idling 24/7 it raises my power bill by $36/month. Ouch
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, If I leave my PC idling 24/7 it raises my power bill by $36/month. Ouch   
    If I leave my PC idling 24/7 it raises my power bill by $36/month. Ouch
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    BuckGup got a reaction from OlympicAssEater for a status update, I think people forgot Y2K happening as we still use YY for dates so 2099 will have an   
    I think people forgot Y2K happening as we still use YY for dates so 2099 will have another Y2K scenario 
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    BuckGup reacted to Den-Fi for a status update, I get asked A LOT if I think smartphone cameras have gotten to the level of dSLR came   
    I get asked A LOT if I think smartphone cameras have gotten to the level of dSLR cameras and that's a question I quickly answer NO to.
    Sure, for your average consumer™, you get results that can look absolutely fantastic, but the use case is limited.
    You're probably not going to print it. It'll get posted on social media and someone will glance at it and understand what was going on. Job done.
    For me though, there are things I need to capture for my own gratification. I like complete control and having too much information.
    These things are not granted when you're using a smartphone. Smartphones make a lot of guesses and decisions to compensate for its sensor.
    Sure, you can get programs like Camera+ to shoot "RAW" but it is far from the same.
     
    Smoothing is probably the greatest sin a smartphone camera commits. Sharpening falls into second place. This is not something you mind too much with general photos, but macro is my bread and butter. A combination of over-smoothed and over-sharpened when it comes to macro is just plain painful to look at.
     
    In the example I posted below, I used the iPhone 11 Max's camera on full auto. (Both are editing in my usual style with Lightroom). It was given plenty of light to avoid over-smoothing from noise, but you can tell it still did it anyway. It also detrimentally sharpened the photo. This results in seeing the rough texture of the case in some spots (way rougher than it actually looks due to over-sharpening), but weirdly smooth for most of it. It looks "fine" but that is never what I'm after. At the end of the day I take photos for myself first, and everyone else later.
     
    Smartphone cameras have come a LONG way. They really have. To do what they can do with limited space for both a sensor and a lens  is amazing. They've brought a level of accessibility to photography that has opened the door for many. I appreciate that more people than ever eventually get dSLRs after seeing what is possible with their smartphone. It's just like someone building their first custom PC after experiencing a pre-built. I love watching the technology grow and do think that dSLR tech can learn from smartphone tech. I am genuinely impressed with my phone in some instances, just not most. For me, I will always reach for my clunky dSLR. It feels better in the hand, I have the control I need, I have the detail I need, and I have access to ALL of the information from the sensor. I should also mention that I have the ability to light the photo the way I want to. I used a strobe for the dSLR photo bounced from the ceiling. For the iPhone photo I used LED light bounced from the ceiling.
     
    That's my stance. Smartphones are great, but they cannot replace dSLRs for my needs. Much in the same way some photographers don't even think dSLRs can replace film.
     

     
    iPhone 11 Pro Max, full auto, LED light bounced from the ceiling. Light is diffused again with a large 60" diffuser.
     

     
    Canon EOS R w/ 50mm f/1.2 L (1/160, f.2.2, ISO 400), Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT @ 1/8 power bounced from the ceiling. Light was not diffused a second time.
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, Feel like @Den-Fi just ordered $2,804 worth of camera gear   
    Feel like @Den-Fi just ordered $2,804 worth of camera gear 
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, Great so my CS program at my school is collapsing as there aren't enough teachers so   
    Great so my CS program at my school is collapsing as there aren't enough teachers so you might have to wait 2 years to get into a class to graduate. So I think I'm going to bite the bullet and transfer somewhere. I pay basically nothing, $1,100 a semester, but my EFC is rising exponentially as my siblings are all finishing college and I have a job. So I'd rather transfer and pay $35K for out of state but go to a great school. The biggest risk is classes not transferring so I wouldn't be able to graduate early. I'd then graduate with $80,000 in loans. Opposed to now with $16,000. Which I could technically pay off instantly. HMMMMM life decision times
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    BuckGup got a reaction from kelvinhall05 for a status update, Today I learned the Nazis built the autoban and by doing so dropped unemployment to 0   
    Today I learned the Nazis built the autoban and by doing so dropped unemployment to 0%
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    BuckGup reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, Higher level education doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I don't see how it ma   
    Higher level education doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I don't see how it makes any sense that someone who is pursuing a CS degree has to spend over twice as much time NOT DOING CS in order to get the degree. 
     
    My time during the week is divided somewhat like this: 5/10 Calculus, 3/10 Physics, 2/10 C++
     
    I understand that it's important to be well rounded and to have these skills......but I'm not learning how to code. I'm learning how to perform bullshit Calc operations and how to solve physics problems. I'll admit that the physics is actually useful, but the Calc is significantly less so.....
     
    My coding classes are an afterthought to my math and science courses. That's not right. 
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    BuckGup got a reaction from CircleTech for a status update, Today I learned the Nazis built the autoban and by doing so dropped unemployment to 0   
    Today I learned the Nazis built the autoban and by doing so dropped unemployment to 0%
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    BuckGup got a reaction from veldora for a status update, Today I learned the Nazis built the autoban and by doing so dropped unemployment to 0   
    Today I learned the Nazis built the autoban and by doing so dropped unemployment to 0%
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    BuckGup got a reaction from VenomZ_ for a status update, My friend came over today and we were just messing around on Youtube and I thought wi   
    My friend came over today and we were just messing around on Youtube and I thought with it's super aggressive filtering and censoring now days it would be impossible to see something "bad". Nope there is still loads of porn on Youtube with full frontal nudity, sexual assault, and graphics content.
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    BuckGup got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, I love living somewhere where the weather makes you depressed for 8 months out of the   
    I love living somewhere where the weather makes you depressed for 8 months out of the year
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    BuckGup reacted to Den-Fi for a status update, The difference between Cherry and SA keycaps.   
    The difference between Cherry and SA keycaps.
     

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    BuckGup got a reaction from OlympicAssEater for a status update, 16TB HDDs are only $529. That's honestly not bad at all. Also 8TB for $149 is insane   
    16TB HDDs are only $529. That's honestly not bad at all. Also 8TB for $149 is insane to think just how much 8TB was 2 years ago
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