Blog Tue, 16 Jan 18 20:01:50 -0700 Blog en-CA Youtube - New Channels not Welcome Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:49:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18795@/talks/discussions

Back in April of 2017, we set a YPP eligibility requirement of 10,000 lifetime views. While that threshold provided more information to determine whether a channel followed our community guidelines and policies, it’s been clear over the last few months that we need a higher standard.

Starting today we’re changing the eligibility requirement for monetization to 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. We’ve arrived at these new thresholds after thorough analysis and conversations with creators like you. They will allow us to significantly improve our ability to identify creators who contribute positively to the community and help drive more ad revenue to them (and away from bad actors). These higher standards will also help us prevent potentially inappropriate videos from monetizing which can hurt revenue for everyone.

On February 20th, 2018, we’ll also implement this threshold across existing channels on the platform, to allow for a 30 day grace period. On that date, channels with fewer than 1,000 subs or 4,000 watch hours will no longer be able to earn money on YouTube. When they reach 1,000 subs and 4,000 watch hours they will be automatically re-evaluated under strict criteria to ensure they comply with our policies. New channels will need to apply, and their application will be evaluated when they hit these milestones.

Though these changes will affect a significant number of channels, 99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month. Any of the channels who no longer meet this threshold will be paid what they’ve already earned based on our AdSense policies. After thoughtful consideration, we believe these are necessary compromises to protect our community.

Small guys - always remember, if big media start to blow up something like Logan Pauls case, it won't be him who will be punished, it is just small funny script to punish you.

Small lesson of capitalism :-)

Deep image reconstruction from brain activity Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:27:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18793@/talks/discussions

Another GPU prices hike Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:30:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18792@/talks/discussions

Over the 2018 International CES week, prices of performance-segment and high-end graphics card prices have taken flight on US-based online retailers. Prices of the recently-launched GeForce GTX 1070 Ti ($380-ish launch price) cards are touching, $900; those of the GTX 1080 (non-Ti) are over the $1,000-mark, while the GTX 1080 Ti is out of stock in many places. Prices of the GTX 1060 series is still under the $300-mark, but are beginning to rise. AMD's Radeon RX Vega family is either out of stock, or over the $1,000-mark. A combination of crypto-currency mining craze, coupled with reports of graphics card prices rising over 2018 could be behind this rally.

Tolerance to crypto parasites will cost people a lot of money and time.

Back to Meltdown and Spectre bugs Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:48:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18778@/talks/discussions Industry really want to use all 3 known bugs to its advantage.

Here is situation:

In reality only dangerous path on average consumer PC is via browser JavaScript. Yet it is not so hard to fix and do not affect performance outside browser. One of problems here can be that no company want to become "owner of slower browser" :-)

All leading sites tell us how otherwise dangerous it is. But it is bullshit. If you are running some malicious executable file it won't use such fancy ways, really. As it is much more simple and open holes for such things.

But industry is pushing media prostitutes anyway (as they are feeding from their money), hoping that slowing down existing consumer PCs will save it from problem.

Timing is very good, right as all major CPU manufacturers hit the wall and having issues with real 10nm process.

Proper CPU cooler, finally Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:30:36 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18777@/talks/discussions image

Smacircle Foldable E-Bike Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:53:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18776@/talks/discussions

Camera Sales: December Japan sales rank Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:02:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18769@/talks/discussions New cameras

  1. SONY α7R III
  2. Nikon D850
  4. Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  6. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100-K
  7. OLYMPUS Tough TG-5
  8. Canon EOS 5D Mark Ⅳ
  9. SONY α7 II

Used cameras

  1. SONY α7R II
  2. Nikon D810
  3. SONY α7 II
  4. Canon EOS 6D
  5. Nikon D750
  6. Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  7. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  8. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  10. Nikon D500
Camera Sales: Most rented UK lenses Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:30:42 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18763@/talks/discussions image