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Walter Schulz

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April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« on: March 28, 2017, 08:10:12 PM »
Hello, fellow regulars!

April, 1st is about to land and regulars know what will happen. As a german, known to "go to the cellar for laughing" and a master there I'm not exactly a friend of this running gag.
A short step away of rising a pull request to get rid of it I hereby ask regulars about their opinion on this.
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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 08:26:55 PM »
Don't think that pull request will get accepted. Regulars also know how to avoid it.
I also got fooled myself two years ago but around April 1st also some cool stuff was announced for us. I would rather be surprised if a1ex wouldn't have a gift for us this year but I might be also wrong on this...  It's just a guess.

edit: if you read this How about announcing 5D m4 support on 1st. Something within QEMU or whatever  :P
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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 08:56:34 PM »
Please delete this topic  :D

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 09:00:00 PM »
Lesson learned here and in real life: People don't know how to use search functions.
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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 09:14:58 PM »
Put it down. It scares newbies to death. I find ML so well done and so helpful that the AFP feels completely out of place.

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 07:14:21 PM »
Well, removing the offending code does still emphasize the desire to have users running and testing the latest code.

Why do I have this blue screen problem on my camera?

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 07:47:11 PM »
Put it down. Please.

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 07:54:29 PM »
From today's build:

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016a0e5: Removed april fools prank

Thanks, A1ex.

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 04:21:03 AM »
@a1ex Killjoy!

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 01:20:43 AM »
Missed a good aurora borealis this night because I thought something was wrong with ML. I don't have a remote trigger for time lapse..


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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 01:23:11 AM »
My screen was flickering like crazy. Please tell me that it is a AFP. I'm worried..


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Walter Schulz

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2017, 06:09:25 AM »
Update to latest nightly build or change date.
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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 08:51:57 AM »
As someone that has been using Magic Lantern for less than a year AND living in New Zealand, I suspect that I was the first person hit with it this year.  It's childish.

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2017, 10:28:07 AM »
alex recently found and fixed a nasty bug that accidentally triggered some incorrect error on some specific date combinations.
that should be fixed in latest revisions. please upgrade.
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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2017, 05:53:32 PM »
Thank all the gods. May this abomination of a joke never rear its ugly head again.

I cannot help but wonder how changing the date was ever considered a sufficient workaround. Have none of you ever used sorting by date to split multiple days of a photo trip? Or, used time syncing to combine photos from several cams?

Okay, okay, it's dead, not beating it any more. :)

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2017, 09:28:17 PM »
I'm not impressed with this childish prank either.

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2017, 12:26:53 AM »
I think anyone considering a practical joke or prank on those they care about should re-examine their ideas of what constitutes humor or cruelty. Our culture is filled with examples of people being mean and malicious toward each other as a "joke" and expect it to generate laughs (yes, pranks often generate malicious laughter just like countless malicious people have laughed at their victims throughout human history). "Funny" video shows are filled with someone's grandma apparently breaking a bone, followed by a laugh-track.

Please, examine your premises of what constitutes a joke and decide what a proper relationship *should* look like, with your loved ones. "April fools" is only a "thing" with trashy people who enjoy causing others pain and suffering, or laughing at those who receive pain and suffering. These people should be avoided, and their idea of "humor" rejected. Fake news can be funny satire, but convincing someone their car was demolished is simply mean.

I am here because I was photographing water birds this morning and missed countless opportunities because the shutter button no longer worked (with the "funny" BSOD), and I had to constantly pull my battery to reset the camera over and over with only about 5 shots between each BSOD. I didn't think anything was actually wrong with my camera (except ML), but I simply couldn't use it because some person believes that causing suffering for others is "humor."

I'm sorry you were brought up by trashy people, but you need not accept that this behavior is normal, and I recommend that if you want better relationships with anyone else, you re-examine your role in the world and how you treat others, and stop being mean to the innocent, especially your loved ones. You are literally creating the maliciousness in the world.

I'll be removing this code because the personalities that have created it cannot be trusted to act in a reasonable or benevolent way. Who knows if they added more code to ACTUALLY brick cameras or delete a wedding. Wouldn't that not be more "funny" than making people believe their cameras are broken (or at best, interfering with the ability to capture important photos)?

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Re: April Fools Day prank. Put it down or go with it?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2017, 03:05:17 AM »
that code you talk about was already removed and was only in old builds.

it was added back at a time when people using ML were considered to actually be able to read an
error message and were able to do what the FAQs said about errors: boot it without ML

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