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Apr 21st 2011 4:38PM The thing is that when compared to other companies of that size, AA's exec compensation isn't *that* bad. And when bonuses are paid in stocks, it's a nice way to cheat on taxes without paying cash.
FA's should be asking what the APFA has done for them and if they're really worth while other than taking their dues.
Jan 21st 2011 4:15PM Let's face it - no one wants to write anything other than adopting orphans, safaris, or child soldiers.
Sep 6th 2007 11:47PM You have to start by asking yourself what you plan on shooting? Sports? Family stuff? Amateur porn? Whatever? This will give you an idea of what you're getting yourself into.
The next thing is to go try out the cameras. Go to Best Buy or a real camera store and try them out. Feel how they are in your hands, and give them a whirl. I have two Canon dSLRs, and I love it. Between the major dSLR makers, I'm going to say that they do 97% of the same things. If you've got good brand experience with Sony or Canon or Nikon, then by all means, go for them. You can look at sites like FredMiranda.com and dpreview.com until you're blue in the face and not understand most of it. In a way, it's like asking "Mac or PC?".
The thing with dSLRs is that the major investment will be in lenses, not the camera body itself. Once you go with a dSLR, then you're at the mercy of the ecosystem. Buy a Nikon, then you're going to be spending money on Nikon lenses. Same with Canon.
If you're going to do the ordering online, look at B&H Photo Video, Adorama or Amazon for ordering. They have awesome prices on kits with a starter lens (most of them aren't that bad). Make sure you invest in a UV filter and fast memory cards.
Back to the original question - what are you shooting? If you just need a lens that you can walk around with, then look for a zoom lens that will get you effective ~4x zoom (zoom length in mm * 1.6/35mm). If you need a telephoto because of bird watching or sports, then look for a lens that can go >200mm. If you want to shoot indoors and will be at the mercy of indoor lighting, then a prime lens (one fixed focal length) might be worth getting.
I don't know Nikon's offering that well, but I helped a coworker pick out the Rebel XTi kit with 18-55mm lens + memory card and UV filter for $800. The next option will be a 70-200mm f/4 lens ($600).
I know that this response probably wasn't the answer you wanted, but if you go Nikon, Canon or Sony, you'll end up with one hell of a camera regardless of vendor. But then you've committed yourself to the ecosystem.
Apr 25th 2007 4:37PM I can't seeing this go over well in enterprise environments. This is no Blackberry killer by any means, simply because the desire to get email pushed (not pulled) via Exchange or BES will outweigh the need to play music.
I just can't see why ATT would waste their time and effort on marketing this towards this market when this phone is clearly a consumer item.
Dec 22nd 2006 11:18AM I was just over in Dubai a few weeks ago. Holy shit, it's a place with architecture you wouldn't believe. This doesn't surprise me, although I think that this building will still look like crap. Dubai is a nice vacation spot if you don't mind thinking out of the box.
Nov 18th 2006 6:19PM I'm still not holding my breath. Apple is like that hot chick at the end of the bar that looks at you and licks her lips and you're like all right, she wants to do me. Then she turns to the side and starts to show off her awesome figure and you're like OMDFG hawt hawt hawt. And then she goes and hooks up with some douchebag.
WHY DO YOU TEASE ME YOU SLUTTY APPLE TEMPTRESS!!!111
Oct 28th 2006 12:43PM A few months ago, UPS lost a package of mine. It was shown as "delivered" to my building and signed by the guy in the receiving room. Alas, no package and no record of signing it in. After a month of getting nowhere with the shipper (really - it's not their fault) and UPS (useless), I had the credit card company intervene.
FedEx now gets all my shipping needs done.
Sep 28th 2006 11:33PM Intel laid this out to us a few months back at my hospital. I'm a lead architect in their IT department. Sure, it looks nice and is quite pretty and could potentially be cool.
For those above who are saying "we need one" - unfortunately the adoption of this only works if you're at a stage where your online clinical documentation supports devices like this. Cerner Millennium does not, for instances.
Tablets still have niche applications and are a good tool to have, but you need to give the physician a device that would make their lives easier.
Unfortunately, laptops disappear from hospitals like nothing, so it's logical that people are skeptical about handing them out when a decent number of them are going to walk. Let's face it - no one would want to take responsibility for it.
Bryan is right. Motion Computing makes really awesome slate tablets already. This does look cute, but it's not going to sell millions like Intel is thinking it will.
Sep 27th 2006 11:50AM Does the iPhone come out the same week that Duke Nukem Forever comes out?