Offtopic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/offtopic/feed.rss Wed, 25 Apr 18 08:06:59 -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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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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Amazon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1604/amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Russia X Telegram http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19473/russia-x-telegram Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:24:39 -0600 Gallo22 19473@/talks/discussions https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/russia-bans-18-million-amazon-and-google-ips-in-attempt-to-block-telegram/

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Speculations on the Future: Panasonic GH6, Sony A7000 and others... http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17707/speculations-on-the-future-panasonic-gh6-sony-a7000-and-others... Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:54:36 -0600 apefos 17707@/talks/discussions Do you think Panasonic will implement 8k video in the upcoming GH6 camera?

Will it have a new organic sensor with more dynamic range?

What about Sony? Will they release a 8k mirrorless?

What will be the future of Sony Sensors?

It seems Nikon is entering the mirrorless full frame game. What to expect?

Share your thoughts...

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Electric Cafe Racer Motorcycle - Cool Indiegogo Project http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19344/electric-cafe-racer-motorcycle-cool-indiegogo-project Mon, 02 Apr 2018 21:19:09 -0600 bannedindv 19344@/talks/discussions Thought some of the readers here might find this electric motorcycle interesting. Charge it with solar panels and enjoy!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/e-c-r-v1-electric-cafe-racer-by-denzel-motorcycle#/

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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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Strategies to win on ebay http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3196/strategies-to-win-on-ebay Sat, 12 May 2012 22:40:30 -0600 brianluce 3196@/talks/discussions I buy a lot of stuff on ebay, but 99% is Buy It Now. Now, I found something that is kind of rare and is something I really need. It's open bid. I have little experience in the ebay trenches. As of this post, 36 hours left, 4 bids, minimum still not met. Is it best to dive in now? Jack up the price to separate men from boys? Dive in at last second? Use an auto bid software? I think I used used something call "Esnipe" once upon a time. Advice sought. Help me win!!!

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Searching on Ebay is heavily filtered - you don't get all offers arround the world! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10283/searching-on-ebay-is-heavily-filtered-you-dont-get-all-offers-arround-the-world Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:24:05 -0600 Psyco 10283@/talks/discussions Hello,

as I DIY a lot and also prefere to get my gear without the "premium price tag" of European resellers, I order things very often directly from China via Ebay. Its the general market place in the web, its quite save, a lot of offers arround the world....oh and you get fucked over quite hard:

If you use the search function in Ebay with "world wide" enabled (and who doesn't?) it does not display all offers that match your search words. It filters out many auctions that 100% match your search, especially offers from China!

I had this issue with Olympus pro lenses for arround $2000 from Japan and tiny parts for soldering for $0.50 from China. I typed in some words to search, got 0 hits and the exact item I was looking for was displayed in the "more items related to.." below. I used copy&paste of that auction headline into the search window and again got 0 hits. I clicked on the item, the auction/item was display properly and also stated that this seller has 935 other items for sale. Klicking on "see other items" resulted in 0 items found.

I was using ebay Germany. So I tried ebay USA - some items got now "found" properly, others didn't. Lately I was using ebay Germany but with a proxy server in between - this looked like it showed all results. If ebay doesn't know where you sit, it doesn't know what to filter for.

I contacted ebay support with this issue:

  1. "It can take time to display your auctions properly" - automatic answer, totally off topic.
  2. "You should update your browser and enable cookies. The ebay search function is working fine." - standart reply, off topic.
  3. "Can you please give an example of that problem" - wow! I did.
  4. "We had a look at your problem. This is a KNOWN issue. We are working on it." - What?! Now its a known problem...and not solved..?

But...they solved the problem: Today I was using a proxy server again to get some "single row 2.54mm round pin male headers" for PCB soldering and the proxy-method doesn't work anymore. And it will take them not much time to adjust the "related items..." search function aswell to not display auctions that are not "good" for you.

The only way I know of now to find all items that match a search frase is using Google. But as Google scanns through all listings from time to time, its not up to date and very often you find what you are looking for, but the auction allready ended.

Has anybody any ideas how to get around this censorship?

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Personal View Team needs your help! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19042/personal-view-team-needs-your-help Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:16:30 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19042@/talks/discussions We are preparing CP++ Coverage Now

Check more about exhibition - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18775/cp-2018-japanese-exhibition

We need your help to make coverage better

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Need to hire a VFX (After Effects, etc) person for a music video. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19071/need-to-hire-a-vfx-after-effects-etc-person-for-a-music-video. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:44:07 -0700 PauloTeixeira 19071@/talks/discussions People I know needs to get a music video up before the song goes on the radio. They need it to be in the style of Gibson Hazard. At the bottom you'll see an example of one of Gibson Harzard's videos. The guy is busy at the moment and the people needs someone who can edit in a similar style now. Either this will be just an editing job and the footage will be provided to you or they'll be willing to fly you or a team to Massachusetts to shoot it as well. Basically they'll hire anyone in the USA. Heck, if you have the experience and live in a country other than the USA such as Great Britain, Canada, etc, try contacting me anyway. Might still get hired. They might also be willing to fly to where your at if needed.

Give me a private message with links t music videos that you were involved with and I'll pass on the information to the people who needs the video done. They have a few candidates already to choose from but it's always best to get more choices. They'll hire who ever will be the most capable of doing a video in a similar fashion. Also, if you know of someone else who'd be able to do the video, see if they'd be interested in this job or give me their contact info along with examples of their music video work.

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Looking for videographer in Paris http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19055/looking-for-videographer-in-paris Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:26:26 -0700 HillTop1 19055@/talks/discussions So I have decided it's time for me to give my freedom away lol and ask my long time girlfriend to married me. Paris is one of the cities I am considering to do the proposal at. I am looking for a videographer in Paris who can capture the moment for me. PM me and we can talk details.

Thanks.

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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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CaNikon at Olympics 2018 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19017/canikon-at-olympics-2018 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:32:11 -0700 LongJohnSilver 19017@/talks/discussions Power demonstration

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https://petapixel.com/2018/02/12/canons-nikons-crazy-dslr-stockpiles-2018-olympics/

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Smartphone Destroyed a Generation? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17461/smartphone-destroyed-a-generation Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:49:49 -0600 SeanL78 17461@/talks/discussions

The number of teens who get together with their friends nearly every day dropped by more than 40 percent from 2000 to 2015; the decline has been especially steep recently. It’s not only a matter of fewer kids partying; fewer kids are spending time simply hanging out. That’s something most teens used to do: nerds and jocks, poor kids and rich kids, C students and A students. The roller rink, the basketball court, the town pool, the local necking spot—they’ve all been replaced by virtual spaces accessed through apps and the web.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

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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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Godox Studio Strobe Comparison http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18908/godox-studio-strobe-comparison Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:03:42 -0700 MikeLinn 18908@/talks/discussions

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vidtoolz.com - Please give feedback! For videomakers! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18557/vidtoolz.com-please-give-feedback-for-videomakers Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:36:38 -0700 RRRilla 18557@/talks/discussions Go now to check out the webpage and it's videos:

http://www.vidtoolz.com

If you are interested in video making and storytelling.

What do you think about the page in general? Are the topics interesting or uninteresting? In what ways could it be made better? Why would you not subscribe to a page like that?

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Safe list http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10151/safe-list Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:15:20 -0600 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 - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9796/triumph-of-meanness

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.

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Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone for $49.5 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18754/nokia-lumia-920-smartphone-for-49.5 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:43:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18754@/talks/discussions image

As simple small secure (Windows 8, no hacker will be interested!) smartphone is very good.
Just love Windows Phone interface for simplicity and speed.
No one push any stupid updates that slow down your phone.

Good camera, OIS, F2.0 Zeiss lens.
One of the best WB and colors I saw on any cheap phones.
Very good camera app.

Specs

  • 8.7 megapixel 16:9 backside-illuminated multi-aspect ratio 1/3” sensor
  • 8 megapixel output in 4:3 ratio, 7.1 megapixel in 16:9
  • F2.0 lens, 26mm in 16:9, 28mm in 4:3 (35mm equivalents)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Dual LED flash
  • Two stage (half-press, full-press) dedicated shutter button
  • 1080p video capture
  • 4.5-inch 1280x768 332ppi display

Where Nokia’s unique Optical Image Stabilization, created in conjunction with ZEISS, differs from and outstrips its competitors, though, is in moving not one lens element in compensation, but in shifting the entire assembly of optical components. There are two advantages to this tactic: one, the camera can compensate for a much greater amount and form of movement—it picks up and cancels out about 50% more movements per second than convention OIS set-ups—and, two, the system has an incredibly fast reaction time—that is, approximately 300 times faster than the average human reaction time.

Plus it is red one that cost less (use $1 seller coupon), amazing.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Nokia-Lumia-920-Cell-Phone-GPS-WiFi-3G-4G-32GB-ROM-1GB-RAM-8MP-Camera-Unlocked/32829111004.html

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Issue with photo and video bags http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18762/issue-with-photo-and-video-bags Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:26:37 -0700 MikeLinn 18762@/talks/discussions

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convert an image to audio http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18639/convert-an-image-to-audio Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:41:45 -0700 apefos 18639@/talks/discussions this software converts image to sounds, with demo video:

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2012/04/11/paint2sound-free-image-to-audio-converter-by-flexibeatzii/

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Shoot Portraits Not People http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18585/shoot-portraits-not-people Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:45:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18585@/talks/discussions

http://jasonsiegel.format.com/shoot-portraits-not-people

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Evolution of Christmas Music http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18563/evolution-of-christmas-music Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:23:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18563@/talks/discussions

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Why the documentary must not be allowed to die http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18501/why-the-documentary-must-not-be-allowed-to-die Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:26:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18501@/talks/discussions

I first understood the power of the documentary during the editing of my first film, The Quiet Mutiny. In the commentary, I make reference to a chicken, which my crew and I encountered while on patrol with American soldiers in Vietnam.

"It must be a Vietcong chicken - a communist chicken," said the sergeant. He wrote in his report: "enemy sighted".

The chicken moment seemed to underline the farce of the war - so I included it in the film. That may have been unwise. The regulator of commercial television in Britain - then the Independent Television Authority or ITA - had demanded to see my script. What was my source for the political affiliation of the chicken? I was asked. Was it really a communist chicken, or could it have been a pro-American chicken?

Of course, this nonsense had a serious purpose; when The Quiet Mutiny was broadcast by ITV in 1970, the US ambassador to Britain, Walter Annenberg, a personal friend of President Richard Nixon, complained to the ITA. He complained not about the chicken but about the whole film. "I intend to inform the White House," the ambassador wrote. Gosh.

The Quiet Mutiny had revealed that the US army in Vietnam was tearing itself apart. There was open rebellion: drafted men were refusing orders and shooting their officers in the back or "fragging" them with grenades as they slept.

None of this had been news. What it meant was that the war was lost; and the messenger was not appreciated.

The Director-General of the ITA was Sir Robert Fraser. He summoned Denis Foreman, then Director of Programmes at Granada TV, and went into a state of apoplexy. Spraying expletives, Sir Robert described me as a "dangerous subversive".

What concerned the regulator and the ambassador was the power of a single documentary film: the power of its facts and witnesses: especially young soldiers speaking the truth and treated sympathetically by the film-maker.

I was a newspaper journalist. I had never made a film before and I was indebted to Charles Denton, a renegade producer from the BBC, who taught me that facts and evidence told straight to the camera and to the audience could indeed be subversive.

This subversion of official lies is the power of documentary. I have now made 60 films and I believe there is nothing like this power in any other medium.

Read more at http://johnpilger.com/articles/why-the-documentary-must-not-be-allowed-to-die

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Is social media the Great Filter (fermi paradox) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18455/is-social-media-the-great-filter-fermi-paradox Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:11:32 -0700 brianl 18455@/talks/discussions "Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.

Palihapitiya’s criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works,” he said, referring to online interactions driven by “hearts, likes, thumbs-up.” “No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.” SNIP

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/11/16761016/former-facebook-exec-ripping-apart-society

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Photonstophotos.net measurements http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18431/photonstophotos.net-measurements Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:05:48 -0700 Scot 18431@/talks/discussions Anybody seen this site and have an opinion of it's accuracy http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm . I found it while exploring the option of changing from Panasonic cameras to Fujifilm. Of particular interest was the DR graphs to me but not sure how much credit I should give the results.

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Panasonic gx80 update 1.2 vs 1.1 working? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18400/panasonic-gx80-update-1.2-vs-1.1-working Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:09:38 -0700 Mysteryman3 18400@/talks/discussions Is it save to install update Panasonic gx80 update 1.2, I read some topics that image stabilisation got worse for some people? Updates have some risks, so is it recommended to do so? Any negatives or positives? 1.1 to 1.2 I read have some improvements but doesn't sound like alot of big differences, maybe only sound issues, could improve and better sound I always like. Some people also maybe could prefer firmware 1.1?

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HTTPS / SSL now works on PV http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16370/https-ssl-now-works-on-pv Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:53:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16370@/talks/discussions All must work, except mixed content on topic with images.

Images still are served over http, must be fixed soon.

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Good drone stock footage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18379/good-drone-stock-footage Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:11:13 -0700 kupchenpo 18379@/talks/discussions Does anyone out there have a good source for quality, yet inexpensive or free drone footage? I have a subscription to video blocks and the drone footage on there isn't great. Thanks for any leads!

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