Offtopic Mon, 17 Feb 20 10:15:47 +0000 Offtopic en-CA Semicinductors industry has serious issues, stop will follow Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:54:04 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15422@/talks/discussions image

After more than 50 years of miniaturization, the transistor could stop shrinking in just five years, this is the prediction of the 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, which was officially released earlier this month.

After 2021 it will no longer be economically desirable for companies to continue to shrink the dimensions of transistors in microprocessors. Instead, chip manufacturers will turn to other means of boosting density, namely turning the transistor from a horizontal to a vertical geometry and building multiple layers of circuitry, one on top of another.

19 companies were developing and manufacturing logic chips with leading-edge transistors in 2001. Today, there are just four: Intel, TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries.

This guys did not tell you full truth. For all last manufacturer processes companies had marketing process values and real process values. In old good times each generation of process really meant proportional reduction of all elements, it is no longer the case. Especially with 14nm processes that are not really 14nm.

Optimistic statements with many 3D wafers and such are overly optimistic. Due to difficulties such process is very costly and available to top manufacturers only. All such processes are not usable in high speed and thermally intense areas due to cooling issues, this mean GPUs and CPUs. Now it is only some flash memory that is made using similar approach.

On Low Pass Filters Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:47:03 +0000 MikeLinn 23526@/talks/discussions

Vaccines and Vitamin C, flame Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:28:38 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23518@/talks/discussions This discussion was created from comments split from: What do we know about the novel coronavirus?.

Triumph of meanness Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:52:56 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9796@/talks/discussions NOTE This topic is kind of personal topic. Contains only specific films that I watched personally.

Limited discussions are permitted but are removed with time, so only films remain.

Opposing topic -

All three films can be expressed in this three words - triumph of meanness. People who deserve to die, who have no real value and no real attachment to audience. People who do all they can (and something outside their abilities) to die fast - somehow survive (mostly due to complete logical and technical idiocy of everything around them). And we are not only supposed to be on their side but even pay for watching this crap. It must be all in reverse, such films must be shown by force in special camps were new breed of hamsters will be created.

On Chip Degradation Fri, 07 Feb 2020 10:11:13 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23503@/talks/discussions

Eye Autofocus Comparison Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:58:24 +0000 MikeLinn 23496@/talks/discussions

Good macro lens eye shots Sat, 20 May 2017 03:09:04 +0000 alcomposer 16973@/talks/discussions I am interested in getting a proper MFT lens for macro shots of eyes etc. (no adaptors)

I have found these, has anyone had experience with any of them?

  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro: Min Focus Distance:0.19m
  • Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Micro Four Thirds: Min Focus Distance:0.5m
  • Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS: Min Focus Distance:0.15m
  • Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS: Min Focus Distance:0.11m
Safe list Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:15:20 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10151@/talks/discussions Special topic devoted to proper, safe to watch films.

What it means "safe to watch"?
It means that your television set / monitor will become undamaged after viewing this film. All windows will be intact.
No hostages will be taken as the result of viewing.
Brain damage will be minimal. In case if you still have some grey cells they might even get some real work.
And you even won't use bucket for vomiting.

Opposite topic -

P.S. Heavy moderated personal topic, post only double checked entries and only after PM me, so no complains. All movie discussions must go into separate topics.

Amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Microsoft: Story of idiots Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:12:23 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18003@/talks/discussions Start from Outlook, this guys plan to destroy it.

Outlook interface is loaded with buttons you probably aren't using, and it generally isn't as intuitive or fluid as the mobile and web versions. Thankfully, Microsoft knows this -- and it's planning a revamp that could give the email and calendar app a breath of fresh air. Microsoft recently previewed Outlook redesigns for Mac and Windows that are nearly as clean and intuitive as their mobile counterparts. You can still have a customizable "ribbon" at the top, but it's stripped down and less intimidating to newcomers. The navigation panel (on the left) also takes its cues from Outlook's mobile apps, making it much easier to switch folders or entire accounts.

I really think we need to do something to journalists who write all this, as well as ban any design and development rights for people who made it.

Soviet Era Documentary on Afghanistan war Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:25:58 +0000 eyenorth 23376@/talks/discussions I'm trying to dig up a beautiful documentary film I saw years past, filmed in the Soviet Union portraying soldiers during the occupation of Afghanistan.

I can't for the life of me remember the title, and can't seem to dig it up through searches - so hoping someone might be able to help.

It is a slow-paced film, no narration, just simple, clean compositions of russian soldiers in between combat in Afghanistan. 4:3 format as I remember. Not much in music or dialogue either. Very quiet and beautiful film.

Anybody have an idea?

Why Artists are Never Happy Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:54:56 +0000 MikeLinn 23322@/talks/discussions

Adobe invites you to their slave camp with 40% discount Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:54:29 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23115@/talks/discussions image

Beware of Thu, 26 May 2011 00:45:45 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 138@/talks/discussions
This is worst shit I ever read.
Article is about one of the sharpest, if not the sharpest 14mm ever made.
I know that he loves ultrazooms and thinks that you can replace anything with, say, 12x zoom (out of pure economical reasons - ultrazooms are amongs most popular first separate purchase, and he is living from affilate).
But this...
He also post reviews of things he never touched actually.

I know one other mazohistic idiot who write how Pentax is producing crap -]]>
Red Giant also moving to subscription model slowly, to survive Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:32:17 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23161@/talks/discussions

Innovation and fast progress phase ended, not developers just need to get their huge salaries somewhere.

The Truth About Lens Design Fri, 22 Nov 2019 04:48:52 +0000 MikeLinn 23138@/talks/discussions

Music you listen to now or like in general Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:18:19 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18453@/talks/discussions This discussion was created from comments split from: Stop wondering.

Mergers: Xerox wants to buy HP, kind of Wed, 06 Nov 2019 11:02:08 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22986@/talks/discussions

Xerox Holdings Corp. has set its sights on a takeover of personal-computer and printer maker HP Inc., an audacious move that would unite two fading stars of technology.

Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP, which has a market value of about $27 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The copier maker’s board discussed the possibility Tuesday, the people said.

With a valuation of $27 billion, HP is worth more than 3x Xerox.

After a recent change at the top ranks, HP said earlier this month that it would implement a restructuring plan that would shrink the company's workforce by 9,000. Merger can triple or even quadruple this number.

China: 5g rollout coverage Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:00:30 +0000 jleo 21583@/talks/discussions

Huawei Mobile 5G launch-Live

Jessops issues Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:45:09 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5728@/talks/discussions

The UK's biggest high-street camera retailer, Jessops, has gone into administration, putting 192 stores and 2,000 jobs at risk. The company's website is not accepting orders and administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers has said vouchers and returns would not be honoured at present. The company, that has been slow to respond to competition from internet retailers, was rescued in 2009 by HSBC, which bought into the company in return for writing off some of its debts. However, increasingly stringent credit terms imposed by suppliers (a common move when there is doubt surrounding the future of a company), and predictions of further falls in camera sales led to the administrators being called


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If travel influencers were HONEST Sun, 29 Sep 2019 08:05:53 +0000 MikeLinn 22675@/talks/discussions

Join Personal View Filmmakers Group Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:33:13 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22549@/talks/discussions image

Telegram is nicer, but lot of people is not using it, so Facebook is also good way to track new stuff on mobile.

Panasonic Autofocus Life Hack Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:44:28 +0000 MikeLinn 22531@/talks/discussions

EVF History Thu, 05 Sep 2019 17:20:52 +0000 MikeLinn 22526@/talks/discussions

“Filmmaker Mode™” UHDTV Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:59:50 +0000 jleo 22504@/talks/discussions LG Electronics, Panasonic and VIZIO. no Samsung?

Watch your movies and TV shows the way the filmmakers intended. New TV picture mode on supported UHD TVs to preserve creative intent and provide cinematic experience.

Filmmakers, Hollywood Studios, consumer electronics companies and the UHD Alliance have collaborated to make this next-level home theater viewing experience possible. By disabling all post-processing (e.g. motion smoothing, etc.) and preserving the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates, Filmmaker Mode enables your TV to display the movie or television show’s content precisely as it was intended by the filmmaker.

Press Release

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) along with leaders in consumer electronics, the Hollywood studios and members of the filmmaking community announced today their collaboration on a new viewing mode for watching movies and episodic TV called “Filmmaker Mode™”.

“When Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryan Coogler, Patty Jenkins, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Nolan reached out to the UHDA about extending the cinematic experience into the living room, we were eager and ideally situated to engage in the conversation,” said UHD Alliance Chairman, Michael Zink of Warner Bros. “The Ultra HD TVs from supporting CE members are capable of delivering a range of viewing options and the addition of Filmmaker Mode for cinematic content, which is based on input from a broad range of preeminent filmmakers, provides a way for consumers to better experience the filmmaker’s vision.”

Current TVs use advanced video processing capabilities to offer consumers a broad range of options in viewing various types of content, ranging from sports to video games. Filmmaker Mode will allow viewers to enjoy a more cinematic experience on their UHD TVs when watching movies by disabling all post-processing (e.g. motion smoothing, etc.) so the movie or television show is displayed as it was intended by the filmmaker, preserving the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates.

“The thing that sets Filmmaker Mode apart is it will be a pure, clean expression of what the movie was meant to look like when it was made,” said Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the soon to be released, Knives Out.

LG Electronics, Panasonic and VIZIO announced support for Filmmaker Mode and expressed their interest in delivering creative intent to the home. Specific product and implementation plans will be announced by each company at the appropriate time.

full statement here:

The Myth of colour science Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:01:38 +0000 MikeLinn 22485@/talks/discussions

Old film cameras in huge amounts Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:59:34 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22436@/talks/discussions

Shenzen Personal View Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:27:33 +0000 Faudel 22419@/talks/discussions Following the trend on the Red scandal, i would like to point you to this old documentary. Like many here i believe that IP is a brake to creativity, technology evolution and human developement. I think it's even anti human, just look at your children in a kindergarten and see how naturally they share, look at how naturally women from different cultures and languages share their food recipes, it seems naive or trivial but truth is IP is pure fruit of capitalism and corporations greed ! Historically, world people shared knowledge, yes sometimes the knowledge spread by wars but mostly it spread by sharing and improvement. What's the meaning to hold a patent and block any further dev on the product ? A patent hold in a safe and protected by lawyers is a seed who has been denied to become a tree... Enjoy the doc ;)

Panasonic: Small cameras – big problems? Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:03:51 +0000 MikeLinn 22418@/talks/discussions

Full Frame vs m43 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:14:36 +0000 MikeLinn 22413@/talks/discussions