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Old 08-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Tonight, I put in a drawer stocking stuffers that were never given. Pocket knives, knife sharpeners, hand clamps, and 8 G thumb drives.

Got to thinking about the thumb drives, about what age today is that appropriate to give to, about what sort of information one could put on 8 G's. Well, for me, with how I take pictures, that's 2048 pics. Two, three days of good shooting.

With how I take pictures.............I take them at full intensity, grabbing everything my DSLR sees, and not carrying about how much room, how much power I am using for each shot. I'm carrying extra cards, extra power cells........and when I'm not, then I ration the number I shoot, but never the quality.

So, why is it important to us to gather so much detail, to have so much information? Do we really need to see the white SUV after the black SUV? Would it be better off, what would it matter if they were just blurs? In that particular case, however, more information was better for it was part of location shooting.

Personally, I believe the more intense the better because in the years that come, that info may be all that one has about a site, especially if it is a site that no longer exists or one can't get to anymore.

But is there a limit, is there a point of where how much becomes too much?
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Change all the *we* parts of your post into *I*.

Now think about a better answer yourself !
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:20 PM
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You're one of THOSE PEOPLE that Dude111 freaks out over.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:16 PM
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There is a fancy word for massive information called Big Data.

Let's say I have background in BioChem, Food, Nutrition, CS, business, finance...
Now my job is to keep taking in information.
Apparently my gene also has to be right(aslo has to be smart to have those bacgrounds.)

So from time to time, Eureka! some golden egg will popout which might be interested but pennyless or might be boring but worth trillion.

There are lots of these genes out there, but also lots of scams.
This is why we advance slowly.
W/ right time, right place, right people, we get all kinds of cool stuff ie iphone, FB...
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:45 AM
Location: Windham County, VT
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Sounds like a Philosophy, Psychology-or Photography-section question...not sure which, though
Documentation and archiving of one's life and the people/places that may be ephemeral-
how much of one's present life is taken up with capturing, copying, and poring over artifacts of the past ?
Photographic resolution-from a technological standpoint how much detail is "enough" ?

These sorts of open-ended questions tend to have idiosyncratic, individual, subjective answers.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:15 PM
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I'm not quite sure of the subject being discussed, but I think a human being is not and never will be a machine. There is a lot to be said for gathering information, using the five senses, in real time. Have you ever experienced a vacation or a special event without feeling the need to document or record it? To live it at the speed of life, and store those memories in your brain, to recall and remember at a later date. Old fashioned idea?...Maybe, but I don't want to lose my human abilities. Super information gathering technologies can de-humanize people over time. We were never meant to become a machine. I'm just say'in.
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