Fast Food Friday: Is that Weird-Looking Taco Bell Chickstar Actually Any Good?

Fast Food Friday: Is that Weird-Looking Taco Bell Chickstar Actually Any Good?

Warning: the Fast Food singularity rapidly approaches, that is, if it's not already here. How else to explain McDonald's cannibalizing its own menu with crummy chicken fingers when its McNuggets ar…

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12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 megapixels, it heralded a new age of digital photography and with…

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Uh Oh Uh Oh 5 hours ago
"Photographers" don't choose film. Hobbyists and art students choose it. I don't know a single vocational / commercial photographer who still uses film. Schedules and quality m…
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The Incredible Hoke The Incredible Hoke an hour ago

Kind of a silly list guaranteed to get lots of comments. I shoot both film and digital. Have been shooting digital professionally for a few years, but I've never been so bored. The flexibility and capability of modern digital cameras, in my case FF Nikon DSLRs and Sony a7 mirrorless, are amazing, but the results and the process just don't speak to me on a personal level. I always shoot film for anything meaningful to me. There's nothing digital that can match shooting 4x5 or 8x10 film and developing and printing at home.

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Vin Weathermon Vin Weathermon 9 minutes ago

Been there, done that. If it was that awesome I'd still be shooting medium format. We dreamed of the freedom and flexibility of digital long before it happened (polaroid backs on 6x7 film cameras for example.) It is "cool" and there may be an aesthetic for large format art/direct prints etc. but having to rely on a lab to see my work is out of the question. And 8 hours in a darkroom made me sick...loved it, but it isn't healthy.

Oh...and now I'd have to scan the negative/positive in order to get it in a form to market. Nope...

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Mourning Autumn Mourning Autumn an hour ago

The price of developing is too much for me. But, I carry my film camera around sometimes. When I do I use it for those extra special shots. The way it was when I would buy "special" film. That would be for the special shots and the regular film was for everything else. Now I have three digital camera sources. Point & shoot waterproof Sony, Camera phone and Polaroid instant camera I had a Sony DSLR but it's too bulky and my point and shoot does a better job, shockingly. Of course I'm low level nothing. So maybe my opinion is moot.

Do You Shop With a Conscience?

https://everlane-2.imgix.net/i... Today is Earth Day, and I'm thinking about sustainability in fashion. I am constantly concerned with where my food comes from and if it's organic, whether my co…

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Crackedupmonk Crackedupmonk 2 days ago
Well I'm a bit embarrassed, but NO. If I like it and it's affordable...odds are...I'm taking it home. I honestly don't even consider where it's from or how it was made, I judge quality…
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Paul X Paul X 2 hours ago

I do somewhat take into account these things, and other considerations as well. I think social pressure is a fair tactic to use against certain corporations, but I don't go overboard with that. My own wife worked in a Hong Kong "sweatshop" at age 12 and she managed to survive the experience. Sometimes such work is all that is available. I think too many go overboard with hating while not caring too much about where these people are going to find work, if their campaign is successful. The campaigns often appear to be more about self-congratulation than not.

The best thing for poor people is the free market and trade and a robust economy.

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Susanne Susanne 2 hours ago

I try my best to by products made in the USA. However, I admit I do not try my best to see where my clothes are made. I do though try to stick with "natural" material like, cotton.

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Ann Ann an hour ago

I would say I make macro decisions. Meaning this - I will decide if I am going to shop in a particular store or not, but once I decide to shop there everything is fair game. Unfortunately, sustainability doesn't enter my decision algorithm as much as it should. I do take corporation politics and business practices greatly into account though. For instance, after the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, I stopped going there completely. Same thing for Chick-Fil-A after the CEO comments about gay workers; this also had the added benefit of helping my waistline!

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Cyberats Cyberats 5 hours ago

Aside from that, there is nothing the 1% Richest and government want more than a population doped up, drugged & dependent.

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Cyberats Cyberats 5 hours ago

More lies, there is no person by the name "Obama". Osama Bin Laden would be more believable.

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Jmz Nesky Jmz Nesky 2 hours ago

Those NOT in the know (about mj) keeps giving you the impression that smoking pot today will be the same as smoking pot in the 1960-70's.. This could not be farther from the truth. Today it's used for things that wasn't imagined back then.. In those days it was purely recreational, today it's used for either medical use or as a break from a hard days work (like alcohol) there's no more gatherings (except in small friend/family groups) no longer pot parties and no longer considered a taboo that one must rebel against. Kids today receive their 'high' by texting or playing high-tech games, they aren't going to replace those desires with pot (just use it for more concentration maybe) Marijuana users have grown up, why can't the conspirators do the same? It will and has become a replacement for alcohol to those who do not enjoy the taste and an easement of severe pain and certain conditions. Bottom line is they simply do not want anyone to do anything they don't do. And if the 1% or the g'ment wanted (wants) the population to be doped, drugged and dependent, wouldn't they have allowed everyone to use it without penalties back then? With that philosophy, by now they would have us exactly where they want us. It's stupid to think such things because in reality the so-called 'job makers' didn't want hemp as a competition and to illegitimize hemp (which was in no way considered dangerous back then) they had to target it's cousin so that it could also apply to hemp and to make mj illegal was just their way of wanting to control us by making something we want illegal.