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  1. probably one of his favorite, Tony Syrup or Fro Knows Dildos
  2. yes, but the discussions here are, way more civil when we disagree on things... (I have yet to receive death threats on this forum)...
  3. I can somewhat relate that people burn out in their field, or get extremely tired of some personalities that basically live of making or breaking products and false advertising because they get paid by x or y brand. Social media has become extremely toxic, Youtube included. People are literally living to insult/diss/make other people feel bad. I work in a segment where there are not too many Youtubers (compared to camera gear) but there are millions of instagram accounts. Sometimes people ask us for insider info (which we contractually cannot share), and they start harassing us, telling all their followers to unfollow and insult us etc... but you can be sure, if that guy would be in front of me, he wouldn't even dare to open his mouth, but being online gives people a sense of being untouchable
  4. I had a few excellent deals last year because "m43 sucks" gx800 for 150 euros, had 170 clicks gx80 for 200 euros, had 800 clicks em1x for 900 euros + macro adapter, had 5000 clicks em1 mk2 for 450 euros, had 7000 clicks gh3 with pl 25mm 1.4 for 350 euro epm1 mini with kit lens for 25 euros (had to pay 15 extra to get the sensor cleaned though) so I keep tell everyone... sell your m43 gear for cheap, to me
  5. it's about virtue signalling, and wanting to be offended... because virtue signalling makes it seem you care and put yourself in the attention... also, most of these "always offended" people will never amount to nothing, and the only way they can feel some kind of power is by cancelling others... people just can't take a joke nowadays... and since their lives have gotten so comfortable nowadays they can actually spend time crying on twitter about some words that hurt their feelings... hard times create tough men, tough men create good times, good times create weak men, weak men created the horrible ghostbuster movie...
  6. Was discussing this with friends a few days ago. Nowadays, there are still good movies, even they are much harder to find between the tons of garbage that is being released. The majority is being produced by a formula where corporate product placements (yes, this used to be done in the past too, but not to this level) and it has to be ultra politically correct. Every movie has to feature the most possible diverse cast, preferably with the most stereotype behaviour. I understand people want inclusion, but you can't have Martin Luther King played by a white guy, just as you can't have Joan of Arc played by a black woman. This is just pure, woke retardation. Look at the action stars of nowadays, compared to the ones of in the 80's or the 90's. Yeah, Dwayne Johnson is a big dude, but he's al lovable. Remember when Charles Bronson was murdering people left and right and didn't smile once in a full movie? When Jack Nicholson was intimidating? When Lundgren looked as scary on screen as offscreen? Nowadays, the male action hero is gone, as it intimidates the new generation of weak men and feminists too much. Instead we have cute women that can fight off the most roided up males. And the woke crowd loves being so woke, they tend to turn a blind eye when it comes to China deleting a black actor off a poster or censoring anything that might seem to come close as anti-china. Also, back in the day, many movies weren't backed by corporate sponsors so much so they could basically say whatever they want without offending any possible shareholders.
  7. It's been a weird year but I can't complain. We once again how incompetent our governments were, and that it's "do as we say, do as we do" as we saw plenty of them break the rules, which would result in fines if they were just regular citizens. I'm no tinfoil hat person, but in many places (mostly speaking about Europe) the coronavirus is used to monger fear and some of the new regulations have nothing to do with Corona anymore, just a wacky power trip to take away our freedoms (can't film cops anymore in France) and getting as much money out of people's pockets. All you see in the news is covid, covid, covid although in Belgium three times more people died from cancer and heart attacks. We don't see banners pop up every ten seconds about how bad smoking is, or one newspaper article out of 2 that obesity kills. Our hospitals don't have the capacity because the same minister of health that is imposing drastic lockdowns and huge fines and other crazy stuff cut through health budget years ago, something he will never mention. Also, old people die, that's how life has worked since ever. The news feels rigged. Social Media is rigged. I got fact checked on facebook about a comedy sketch about Covid and blocked for 7 days. I don't share conspiracy bullshit, this was, pure comedy. Everywhere on social media there are banners about Covid, if you mention it in on facebook, there will be an extra warning in a window. If a video is about covid on youtube, it's surrounded by banners and also has a mention of "learn more about the WHO vaccine trials". Yup, I know it's there, no I don't wanna be sick, but I also don't wanna be spammed/attempted to be brainwashed 300 times a day. Where did the hot milfs in my area go? At least they sounded fun. Youtube is an advertising platform with content, not the other way around. But as influencers are afraid to speak up about shortcomings, we only get "awesome" "focus on the good things" results as they are part of the marketing ploy of the big companies. That's why on the release day of a camera, suddenly you will see 50 different tech reviewers review the same products, clickbait titles and filling the air with as many possible words to have their video as long as possible. Oh, and plenty of them don't know half what they're speaking about, are mediocre camera operators at best, and some are literally worse than dogshit.
  8. I feel you. Social networks are pushing their agenda. Biology isn't valuable science anymore. Youtube is watching an ad by an influencer undercut with another ad from another brand pushing to mass consumerism. I got banned for several days from FB after I posted a comedy sketch about the coronavirus and it got flagged by a fact checker. It wasn't some conspiracy bullshit. It was comedy, by actors. Isis beheadings? no problem, ok to FB standards White Pride hate groups? no problem, ok to FB standards Fake news and conspiracies? no problem, ok to Youtube standards. But there's a ton of good stuff, but they should really ban more fucked up accounts and fucked up content.
  9. Honestly, why don't you get a RX100 VII, sure it will hurt the bank, but you'll have the best compact and the best AF in a small body available. From the cameras you suggest, personally, I'd go for the RX100 V, as it's still the best performing one out of the 3.
  10. Damn, that sounds even worse than it already did. Also, is it just me or does the image look a lot worse than the three year old Panasonic GH5?
  11. exactly, I'm not talking about one brand, just youtube in general is just an ad platform that is hidden under a thin layer of "content"
  12. Sometimes I think you come off a bit negative, but I do get your reasoning. Sony has a ton of fan boys that will buy anything they drop. Also, where I strongly agree with you, youtube is basically and advertising platform with influencers who all talk and sound the same when they receive that camera sponsor money.
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