Offtopic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/offtopic/feed.rss Thu, 18 Apr 19 10:57:54 -0600 Offtopic en-CA 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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Seeking London based GH4/GH5 shooter for Thursday 4th April: Central London Job http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21828/seeking-london-based-gh4gh5-shooter-for-thursday-4th-april-central-london-job Tue, 02 Apr 2019 03:49:53 -0600 tubefingers 21828@/talks/discussions Hi,

we have a shoot on the 4th that requires a London based GH4/5 B Cam owner/operator, also if you have a gimbal that would be good,

Get in touch ASAP!

Thanks

Luke

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Finally proper and cheap wireless products from lectrosonic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21825/finally-proper-and-cheap-wireless-products-from-lectrosonic Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:25:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21825@/talks/discussions image

Bucking the trend towards making everything smaller and smaller, Lectrosonics is introducing the Big Series™ transmitters. The new BS transmitters boast multiple powering methods for extreme run times and a host of additional advanced features including language translation, on-board high-density data storage, fuzzy logic, artificial intelligence, a neural network, quantum computing, the Internet of Things and much more.

The recently developed Multipower™ module allows a multitude of powering methods including three, four, or six D cell batteries depending on the model, and propane, kerosene, compressed air, and user-cranked flywheel. By offering these various powering methods, users will be able to ensure continuous operation even in remote, undeveloped and inhospitable regions of the world where standard batteries may not be available. Run time with 6 D cell batteries is 48 hours, and with one quart of kerosene or one pound of propane, the BS units can run for 12 hours. If the user cranks the flywheel once every few minutes, continuous operation can be achieved. To keep the weight of these units reasonable, Unobtanium alloy is used for all metal parts.

By employing a neural network using quantum computing and fuzzy logic, the new BS Series transmits and simultaneously translates the incoming dialog or singing into multiple languages in real time with extremely low latency. The units auto-detect the incoming language and then choose the output language based on local area using GPS information crossed with a geolocation database. The optional MultiLanguageDiversity™ module enables multiple languages to be transmitted on several frequencies simultaneously. Latency for the translation and transmission is 0.001 ms.

Information about the detected local language, translations chosen, GPS data and other information, but not audio, are stored on the BS Series units’ 20 TB solid-state drives on board. An IOT interface allows the units to be accessed by smartphone or other IP device from anywhere in the world.

“We realized that we were limiting the functionality and flexibility by making our transmitters so small,” states Karl Winkler, VP of Sales at Lectrosonics. “People want features and so we’ve got ‘em in there! The large size makes just about anything possible.”

Models available include the BSBP (3 D cell) and BSDBP (6 D cell) belt pack transmitters, the BSHH handheld unit, and the BSHM plug-on unit. Available to order now, pre-backordered to April 1, 2020.

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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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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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China: 5g rollout coverage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21583/china-5g-rollout-coverage Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:00:30 -0700 jleo 21583@/talks/discussions

Huawei Mobile 5G launch-Live

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Confessions of an ex gear addict http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9421/confessions-of-an-ex-gear-addict- Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:32:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9421@/talks/discussions

Thank God, I am now a gear minimalist focused on photography and a big fan of Limitation creativity (you are more creative with less)….. But here’s the truth, I used to be a huge gear junkie, basically having GAS as soon as I got a new camera. I had this problem since the very beginning but now I am cured. In one sense I am trying to help those who know they have GAS (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) to stop having it and trying to prevent others from having it.

I might sound preachy and maybe harsh but please know that I am preaching and being hard on myself first because I wasted a lot of money and time because of my gear addiction. I hope this helps you in some way and I wish someone was there to tell me these things.

We lie best to ourselves, because we believe ourselves. I didn’t need all these cameras but bought them. I had reasons, I told myself, to buy them. I had GOOD reasons too, I told myself, to sell them. The line that always got me was “It’s an investment”, all my cameras were investments in my mind. But investments are worth nothing without commitment. Buying that that 4×5 was “an investment” into my landscape photography. Nevermind that I never really actually took landscape seriously. The only “landscape” I got out of that camera was a scene of an empty school yard at nautical twilight. That shot is still in the readyload sheet. So is my two rolls of 120 film, a bunch of 35mm cans and all of my 110 film canisters.

The truth is we don’t need much gear, only the minimum for what we do. Street Photographers need less than wedding photographers for example. The truth is, there is no perfect camera only compromise. What I think is the best camera might be annoying to you and vice versa. It’s all about dealing with idiosyncrasies. Every camera will have issues but it’s not the end of the world. Just deal with it. Throughout all the years of buying and selling cameras and loosing time and money, I could have been such a better photographer. I wouldn’t understate it if I said all I needed (except for maybe the paid work) for my photography was one camera. My Ricoh GRD IV would have been perfect, but seriously, any camera would have done great, even an obsolete one.

Read rest at http://www.f-stopeight.com/confessions-of-an-ex-gear-addict-how-buying-cameras--and-lenses-made-me-miserable-and-loose-thousands/

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Amazon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1604/amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Dictatorship: Censorship and prison for everyone! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21677/dictatorship-censorship-and-prison-for-everyone Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:03:10 -0700 joethepro 21677@/talks/discussions
Under the proposed laws, which still await final passage and presidential signature, people found guilty of spreading "indecent" posts that demonstrate "disrespect for society, the state, (and) state symbols of the Russian Federation," as well as government officials such as President Vladimir Putin, can face up to 15 days in administrative detention for some offenses.
Private individuals who post "fake news" can be hit will small fines of between $45 and $75, and legal entities face much higher penalties of up to $15,000, according to draft legislation.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/07/europe/russia-internet-law-intl/index.html

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Is ISO fake? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21617/is-iso-fake Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:41:37 -0700 MikeLinn 21617@/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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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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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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