|Comments on Wednesday 19 September 2007:|
|Asda, targetting their customer-base (at least in these parts), have their own variant of Love Hearts, featuring, instead of the usual sappy or occasionally nonsensical slogans, such gems as "whatever", "respect", "bothered", "minging" and "mint". The tragedy is, they have named these "Whatevers" rather than the much more apt and catchy "Chav Hearts".|
In a largely unrelated vein, does anyone know of a cheapish digital camera which has a built-in USB-charged battery that manages to last a few months if the camera is off, and ideally manages to still function at all after a few months, unlike the one I have? I want a small camera that can stay in my pocket, for taking quick snapshots of amusing or aesthetic things I see. Both times I have tried to acquire such a device, when it comes to actually taking a picture the battery is dead. (One of them wasn't even USB-charged, it would just slowly drain any battery left in it even when switched off.) Anyone? [08:56]
|how about a mobile phone with camera? but it doesn't charge with usb.. therefor you'd have to wait a year or something.. they want to make usb a standard for mobiles.|
|Mobile phones with cameras are all too small - if I own a mobile phone that isn't the size of a small brick it ends up in the washing machine.|
(Except for mobile phones that are expensive and have touch screens and crap, to the degree that they no longer actually function usefully as phones any more, which I object to for that reason.)
|Wow, ever hear of a period? Those are some damn long sentences! You would have to be a bit obssesive compulsive to be able to read it all if you know what I mean like if it had a battery it might just drain anyway if you know what I am talking about then you might see my point.|
|I make a living in both digital and film photography, but I can't seem to be of any help. I've never even heard of the USB-charged battery you speak of. I feel so lame. Your blog has depressed me by bursting my bubble in which I thought I knew a lot. I looked it up out of curiousity and the only thing I found was something that I don't think is what you're looking for and a bunch of MP3 players.|
Sorry I'm no help.>_<
Kodak makes some nice point and shoot cameras that I think are better and not as exspensive, but I don't know if it has a built in USB charged battery. DAMN YOUR EYES!
Now I have to go and huddle up to cry for a while about how not-as-photography-savvy-as-I-thought-I-was I am.
It's not that the battery it's self is chargeable via USB, it's that the camera has technology that can use the small current USB uses to do it's thing, and charge the battery with it. With such technology, if properly adapted, you could charge any battery - I had a phone that did this.
Don't worry, this isn't photography knowledge, if anything it's computer knowledge.
|Are you even reading the same blog? There are plenty of full stops (among the rest of the punctuation).|
You do know that a question mark ends a sentence too, right?
|mike - I like to pretend that people like Lonestar aren't morons, and are instead reasonably competent people who are jerks and think they're funny. If I don't believe that then I have to believe they're unaware of the irony of a comment like that ending with a 47 word 'sentence' that lacks even a comma, and that idea makes me sad.|
|Rather than one or the other, this particular troll seems to have the worst of both possibilities - an ironically incompetent jerk. To me the irony was "Argh! I can't understand! *You* must be thick!"|
|i have a smallish olympus camera, it's really lovely but doesn't charge with a USB. It doesn't run out of battery when it's left for a bit like my ipod does, though. What kind of price range are you looking for?|
|Price range of "as cheap as can be" - since I don't care about other features at all.|