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  1. That may be true, but Andrew's article reads, "The sensor for the A7S III has leaked on the EOSHD Forum..." This makes it sound like the info just came to light. Everybody was speculating in July that it might be the A7S3 sensor, but when the camera never materialized and the rumor mill quieted down, I bought an S1. We'll see what Sony releases and what the reviews say. But if Sony uses quad bayer to give us live HDR that could be amazing...
  2. Sonyalpharumors just reiterated that they leaked this sensor in July...
  3. Didn't this sensor leak in July? https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/here-are-the-six-new-next-sony-full-frame-sensors-with-quad-bayer-structure/ Also, is it possible that it can do phase detect AF using microlenses that cover a 2x2 patch of pixels instead of individual pixels? https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.gsmarena.com/sony_unveils_2x2_onchip_lens_tech_for_quad_bayer_sensors_which_promises_better_af_performance-amp-40523.php
  4. It's just my gut instinct, but I doubt that VR will be "the" future of cinema. If anything, I would guess it would develop as a special genre alongside regular offerings. I don't think it will supplant regular cinema.
  5. You don't have to read this thread if you don't want to, let alone reply.
  6. BTW here's an op-ed in the NYT that completely agrees with Andrew's original point: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/25/opinion/trump-apple.html
  7. "Reducing Pete Buttigieg’s struggle to attract black support solely to black homophobia is not only erroneous, it is a disgusting, racist trope..." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/opinion/pete-buttigieg-black-homophobia.html Sanders sounded the warning on climate change and growing inequality 30+ years ago because he saw the processes at work and understands the underlying mechanisms. Why do you think his solutions won't address the problems? As for implementing them, it's purely a matter of political will and support. Social security and medicare were vociferously opposed by the business interests of the day, but now they're the most popular programs in America. I'm not talking about Pelosi and McConnell's ability to gain and retain power; I'm talking about their ability to get things done once they have it. They're very good at reading public opinion and predicting the future. That's how Pelosi passed the ACA and McConnell packed the courts. They know when to hold them and when to fold them. It's not about ideas, it's about tactics.
  8. If conservatives believe in climate change, how come their President denies it and they refused to do anything about it for decades? Boomers have been massively irresponsible and totally screwed future generations. The south is poor because they pursued a path of low taxes and low educational investment. The US economy has shifted to technology and services; metropolitan areas with educated workforces have thrived. Low-skilled work has been outsourced to low-wage countries thanks to destructive free-trade deals. Bernie Sanders' money is largely from writing a best-selling book. He could have made a lot more money if he were crooked.
  9. The Trump economy is growing at the same rate as the Obama economy, in spite of Trump's massive tax cut stimulus and deregulation. And it's growing at a far cry from the 3-4%+ that he promised. Plus, the new jobs that are being created are part-time and/or low-paying, which is part of the reason the top 10-20% of wage earners are pulling away from the bottom. This is the problem Bernie wants to address. Fun fact: the average US GDP growth in the 1950s was over 4% and the top marginal income tax rate was 91%.
  10. First of all, Buttigieg claimed to have endorsements from dozens of black South Carolinians who did not endorse him. He also sent out a message with a list of endorsements that were implied to be from black people but many people on the list were white. This is racist in and of itself: he's putting words in the mouths of African-Americans so he can fool other African-Americans into voting for him. He's also under a cloud of scandal for mishandling a police shooting (of a black person) in his town and also the firing of their first black police chief. The evidence against him is mounting, which is why he has so few black supporters and prominent blacks from South Bend have endorsed his opponents. Sanders hasn't just been saying the same things for 40 years. He has been ACCURATELY diagnosing the problems of America. There are areas where I disagree with him and I'd be happy to tell you where. It's not a cult of the personality. I like his policies the most and I believe he would enforce them. Say what you want about mental decline with age. All I know is that McConnell and Pelosi can predict the future of politics better than anyone else in the game. They know when a scandal is going to be a big deal and when it will blow over. They are more effective in their roles than younger folks have been. Experience counts. Again, I say that as a 30-year old but an avid reader of political news.
  11. Bernie Sanders has been saying the exact same things for literally 40 years. It's the American people who have caught up with him. He bears no relation to Trump. Trump lies constantly. Bernie is the only honest politician in this race. I don't agree with everything he says, but I believe that he means what he says. Pete Buttigieg is probably racist, and besides that his policy prescriptions are so carefully crafted and poll-tested that I don't believe a word he says. It's mostly BS once you dig a little deeper. And he has hard-core partisan reforms (eliminate the electoral college, stack the supreme court) that I approve of but would probably keep him from getting elected IMHO. Furthermore, I wouldn't vote for anyone younger than 60 for President. Look at how Obama got played repeatedly. Our best operators are in their 70s: Pelosi, McConnell... I hate McConnell, but these old-timers who have been around the block but kept their wits about them can see around corners. And I say that as a 30-year old.
  12. I, for one, am going to vote for Bernie Sanders again in the Democratic primary. I actually believe him when he tells me his values. I believe he values human rights. I believe he wants to stop the suffering in the U.S. that is caused by oligarchs manipulating the political system to unfairly hoard an increasing share of the national wealth while removing the social safety net for the vulnerable part of the population. He wants to halt climate change. And he wants to make the world more peaceful. In short, he's a warrior for justice.
  13. One of the most problematic aspects of this whole issue is the reason for Apple to boost Trump, as stated in the Bloomberg video you linked: Apple wants carve outs from Trump's December tariffs so they can keep manufacturing in China without taking a hit to their bottom line. It's ironic (since the Austin announcement was about American manufacturing jobs) and it's also crony capitalism at its worst.
  14. The corporate tax cuts have had no positive impact on capital investment by corporations in the US, which is actually declining. Corporations were flush with cash before the tax cut and had plenty of money to invest if they so chose. (The money was also not located in other countries except virtually via accounting tricks.) Corporations have used the tax cut largely for stock buybacks. Trickle-down economics never grows the pie, but that's not the intent anyway. The intent is to give a larger slice to the wealthiest.
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