Offtopic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/offtopic/feed.rss Sat, 16 Feb 19 15:03:51 -0700 Offtopic en-CA Amazon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1604/amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Semicinductors industry has serious issues, stop will follow http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15422/semicinductors-industry-has-serious-issues-stop-will-follow Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:54:04 -0600 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.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/hardware/transistors-will-stop-shrinking-in-2021-moores-law-roadmap-predicts

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.

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Cinemarin still have time for marketing stuff http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20114/cinemarin-still-have-time-for-marketing-stuff Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:52:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20114@/talks/discussions

This guys continue to do it with their non existent camera, fake cheap monitors that never sold (many of them they even sent to reviewers).

Where they get time and money for all this?

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Music you listen to now or like in general http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18453/music-you-listen-to-now-or-like-in-general Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:18:19 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18453@/talks/discussions This discussion was created from comments split from: Stop wondering.

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Trotsky dramatisation on Netflix http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21217/trotsky-dramatisation-on-netflix Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:05:01 -0700 Duncanario 21217@/talks/discussions Just started watching the dramatisation Trotsky on Netflix. It is beautifully shot in lots of ways and great to see something out with the standard Western view of all things Soviet here in the UK. Just wondered Vitaliy what your thoughts were. In your Personal view what's inaccurate about it and how does it reflect on reality from your own experience.

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Reflections on the Early Days of Personal View http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21324/reflections-on-the-early-days-of-personal-view Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:55:00 -0700 MikeLinn 21324@/talks/discussions

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Iron Sky The Coming Race - Must Watch Movie Coming http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21282/iron-sky-the-coming-race-must-watch-movie-coming Tue, 08 Jan 2019 20:21:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21282@/talks/discussions

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A Brief History of B&H http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21231/a-brief-history-of-bh Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:22:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21231@/talks/discussions

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Yesterday's Technology http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21157/yesterdays-technology- Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:51:21 -0700 jleo 21157@/talks/discussions How to Send an email in 1984

Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc | 1982

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US DHS warn of catastrophic power grid outages http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21118/us-dhs-warn-of-catastrophic-power-grid-outages Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:10:31 -0700 jleo 21118@/talks/discussions

In a new report from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council and published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the government is urging the public to prepare for the up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money, and healthcare.

The report, titled Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage”, warns that an attack would likely come with little to no notice and could cause complete chaos for at least a half a year, “Long-duration, lasting several weeks to months (at least 2 months, but more likely 6 months or more) due to physical destruction to equipment, such as transformers or transmission lines; or the severity of the event resulting in limited workforce to repair damage, or inability to create or transport replacement parts,”

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draft power outage study from a group of White House advisers calls on the Trump administration to develop incentives for state and local governments to shore up their ability to withstand weeks or months without electricity.

http://governorswindenergycoalition.org/white-house-advisers-warn-of-catastrophic-grid-outages/

The risk posed by a catastrophic power outage, however, is not simply a bigger, stronger storm. It is something that could paralyze entire regions, with grave implications for the nation’s economic and social well-being.

Full DRAFT report PDF

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NIAC%20Catastrophic%20Power%20Outage%20Study_508%20FINAL.pdf

A prior government report also recommended presidential action to protect the grid from attacks.

Failure to maintain technological dominance or freedom of operations in EMS ( Electromagnetic Spectrum) can diminish or stop a modern nation’s broad civil and defense activities. Based on the totality of available data, the task force contends the second- and third-order e ects of an EMS attack may be a threat to the United States, democracy, and the world order.

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Nov/28/2002067172/-1/-1/0/LP_0002_DEMAIO_ELECTROMAGNETIC_DEFENSE_TASK_FORCE.PDF

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Color spaces explained http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21103/color-spaces-explained Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:02:44 -0700 MikeLinn 21103@/talks/discussions

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Triumph of meanness http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9796/triumph-of-meanness Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:52:56 -0700 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 - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10151/safe-list/p1

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.

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The Dark Truth Behind The Sensor Size War http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20952/the-dark-truth-behind-the-sensor-size-war Thu, 22 Nov 2018 06:30:24 -0700 MikeLinn 20952@/talks/discussions

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On hyperspectral imaging http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20948/on-hyperspectral-imaging Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:20:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20948@/talks/discussions

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RIP Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20875/rip-stan-lee-marvel-comics-marvel-studios Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:57:28 -0700 jleo 20875@/talks/discussions Stan Lee, the avuncular, controversial longtime writer and publisher of Marvel Comics, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 95 years old.

Popping a big character death on people like that was just the kind of thing Lee liked. “Stan Lee—dead! No! No, it can’t be!” The man who first understood that with great power there must come great responsibility? The man who alongside comics greats like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created or co-created basically half of comic-book superhero-dom? Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor … I could go on! Lee certainly would have.

https://www.wired.com/story/rip-stan-lee-the-man-who-made-comics-cool/


Working primarily with artist Jack Kirby, Lee — writing as many as a half-dozen titles or more a month — transformed Marvel Comics into a powerhouse, featuring socially relevant stories that spoke to young readers in a way the form hadn’t previously. Those works, largely created during a wildly productive stretch in the early 1960s beginning with Fantastic Four, a squabbling and at times reluctant team of superheroes, were part of what came to be known as the Silver Age of comics.

The titles Lee authored included those featuring Spider-Man (with artist Steve Ditko), the Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Captain America, and the Avengers — all of which have been turned into major features.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/stan-lee-dead-dies-marvel-comics-1203026230/

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First 8K Video from Space - Shot on the Red Helium http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20808/first-8k-video-from-space-shot-on-the-red-helium- Sun, 04 Nov 2018 11:17:44 -0700 PauloTeixeira 20808@/talks/discussions It's on YouTube but you can also download the video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-First-8K-Video-from-Space.html If you're seeing that you need to pay 99 cents to view the file on Windows because of HEVC, click on this link to help you get it for free. Might not work on all computers. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hevc-video-extensions-from-device-manufacturer/9n4wgh0z6vhq?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Article about the video: https://www.nasa.gov/8k-science

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The Evolution of Autofocus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20681/the-evolution-of-autofocus Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:06:17 -0600 MikeLinn 20681@/talks/discussions

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Lot of cards details stolen via NewEgg http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20460/lot-of-cards-details-stolen-via-newegg Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:04:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20460@/talks/discussions

Volexity was able to verify the presence of malicious JavaScript code limited to a page on secure.newegg.com presented during the checkout process at Newegg. The malicious code specifically appeared once when moving to the Billing Information page while checking out.

Volexity believes that the Newegg website may have been compromised and actively facilitating financial theft for over a month. A key date in the Magecart attacks against Newegg come from the registration data of the neweggstats.com domain. The domain was registered on August 13, 2018 at approximately 16:36 UTC via Namecheap. This indicates the attackers had likely already compromised the Newegg website and were preparing to launch attacks. WHOIS information form the domain shows it was registered with privacy protection.

https://www.volexity.com/blog/2018/09/19/magecart-strikes-again-newegg/

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Pre-release Camera Orders, Youtube Shills & other marketing shenanigans http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20416/pre-release-camera-orders-youtube-shills-other-marketing-shenanigans Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:24:11 -0600 NickBen 20416@/talks/discussions I hate Pre-release Camera Orders, Youtube Shills & other marketing shenanigans... & special selective guest demos... these are tools, not ginsu knives... or are they more?

Let's dish on all the crowdfunding tactics companies are testing on us, so we help our fellow gear addicts back onto a path of sanity and focus on what's important in life (YOU... not the gear), and absolve each others naughty habits encouraging bad behavior by Manufacturers & Crowdfunders

BTW, I never heard anyone ask "HOW MUCH DID MICHELANGELO'S PAINT COST?" or "He couldn't finish- he died waiting for a pre-release chisel"...

My gear confession: Lifelong gear addict, I most recently preordered Red & Blackmagic design cameras

VK: Can you absolve me of my Camera sins?

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Brushing (e-commerce) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20266/brushing-e-commerce Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:05:12 -0600 tonalt 20266@/talks/discussions From Wikipedia:

Brushing is a deceitful technique sometimes used in e-commerce to boost a seller's ratings by creating fake orders. Sometimes a seller will do this by paying someone a small amount to place a fake order, but sometimes the seller will just use another person's information to place an order themselves. Because a shipment usually has to take place for an order to be considered valid, the seller will frequently ship an empty box or some cheap item. These fake orders, if unnoticed, can boost the seller's rating, which can make it more likely that their items will appear at the top of search results on e-commerce sites.

Many e-commerce sites have recognized the problem and claim to actively combat brushing. One company that has received a lot of attention is Alibaba, and in the prospectus they published before their Initial Public Offering they even mentioned the problem. Brushing also inflates the numbers reported on a company's financial statements, and therefore, it also attracts the scrutiny of investors and market regulators. For instance, the US Securities and Exchange Commission opened a probe to investigate the validity of their data when Alibaba reported revenue of more than $14 billion on Singles Day.

Good article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/11/27/americans-are-receiving-unordered-parcels-from-chinese-e-criminals-and-cant-do-anything-about-it/

Makes you think twice when you give your address to random Chinese seller. Brushing itself is kind of harmless, but if the seller is willing to abuse your address for brushing, what else the seller could abuse it for?

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PV launched Patreon page - $20 only left to reach second goal http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19800/pv-launched-patreon-page-20-only-left-to-reach-second-goal Mon, 28 May 2018 16:47:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19800@/talks/discussions image

https://www.patreon.com/personal_view/overview

All your support will go to improve our measurements (including in reviews) ability and help to make even better our exhibitions coverage.

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Sony is.. kind of best, may be, video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20144/sony-is..-kind-of-best-may-be-video Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:58:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20144@/talks/discussions

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The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20068/the-surprising-truth-about-what-motivates-us Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:44:29 -0600 MikeLinn 20068@/talks/discussions

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Gibson want to sell remaining Philips headphones stock and other stuff http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19998/gibson-want-to-sell-remaining-philips-headphones-stock-and-other-stuff Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:33:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19998@/talks/discussions

Nashville-based Gibson — which filed for protection from its creditors nearly two months ago — said it is looking to unload its inventory of Philips-branded headphones, speakers and other accessories because the Hong Kong division that handles those products is being liquidated and the North American subsidiary that markets them is being wound down as part of the Chapter 11 restructuring. Gibson has on hand about $3 million worth of product, of which about a tenth is scheduled to be sold to existing customers by September.

Remember to get Fidelio X1 or X2 headphones. This things will become legendary with constantly rising price.

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Depth of Field and Lens Equivalents http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14474/-depth-of-field-and-lens-equivalents Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:29:53 -0700 MikeLinn 14474@/talks/discussions

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RAW makes obsolete all your skill http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6222/raw-makes-obsolete-all-your-skill Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:06:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6222@/talks/discussions This discussion was created from comments split from: Future of wedding market.

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Capitalism: Check how much Beats headphones are ripping you off http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19735/capitalism-check-how-much-beats-headphones-are-ripping-you-off Fri, 18 May 2018 09:28:02 -0600 eatstoomuchjam 19735@/talks/discussions

I estimate that the COGS without labor or shipping is $16.89 — yet Beats is able to successfully retail these headphones for $199+. This is the power of brand. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have leveraged their personal backgrounds and a sleek design to launch a remarkable brand that’s become fundamental to music pop culture.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-einstein/we-took-apart-some-beats-headphones_b_7639618.html

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What do to with phones that have broken screens but are good otherwise? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19654/what-do-to-with-phones-that-have-broken-screens-but-are-good-otherwise Mon, 07 May 2018 06:39:34 -0600 TimTomTum 19654@/talks/discussions Hey guys,

so my Sony Xperia Z3 compact has a screen that doesnt respond anymore - which is a known hardware problem

Repairing makes no sense, the screen replacement costs as much as a working used phone.

Selling makes no sense, used prices are down to 30-40 bucks for working copies.

But it is still a powerful little device.

Any projects that these devices are useful for?

The screen is flawless, except that the touchscreen doesnt work anymore.

I am a filmmaker. Is it possible to use the phones screen as a HDMI display?

Cheers,

Tim

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Foveon x3 for video? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4903/foveon-x3-for-video Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:42:52 -0600 pletta 4903@/talks/discussions Hello,

So i've been reading about image sensors (much of it is way over my head) but I'm doing my best to learn and I'm curious about foveon x3 image sensors or at least the concept with regard to video. From what I've read (and much of that is written by foveon or sigma itself so it's hard to know for sure) this sensor or technology seems like it might provide some real benefits. They "say" that it records more color information than regular sensors that don't utilize their stacked pixel sensors as it captures light at different wavelenghts with the use of different layers of silicon within the sensor itself and thereby captures "full color" at each pixel location. This all sounds really good to me but I've looked and haven't really seen any extremely positive reviews of either the sensor or cameras using the sensors. My main question is whether this sensor or concept might make a ripple in video imaging technology or if there are limitations that keep this from being a serious option for sensors in video.

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Do any of these small handheld camera have global shutter? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19501/do-any-of-these-small-handheld-camera-have-global-shutter Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:17:19 -0600 suresure123 19501@/talks/discussions I don't understand why all these cameras that are supposed to be handheld like the new black magic 4k pocket camera doesn't have a global shutter!!!!

Why dont they do it? I would gladly pay a grand or more for one of the handheld cameras do have it. I don't see the point of having a small form factor but always having to have it on a tripod or gimbal etc and I'm not a fan of the floaty in IBIS on many of them. Why the hell don't they put a global shutter on any of them?

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