Offtopic Wed, 12 Dec 18 12:38:15 -0700 Offtopic en-CA 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.

Color spaces explained Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:02:44 -0700 MikeLinn 21103@/talks/discussions

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.

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.

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 -

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.

Amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> The Dark Truth Behind The Sensor Size War Thu, 22 Nov 2018 06:30:24 -0700 MikeLinn 20952@/talks/discussions

On hyperspectral imaging Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:20:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20948@/talks/discussions

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.

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.

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?

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: 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.

Article about the video:


The Evolution of Autofocus Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:06:17 -0600 MikeLinn 20681@/talks/discussions

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 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 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.

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?

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:

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?

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

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

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:44:29 -0600 MikeLinn 20068@/talks/discussions

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.

Depth of Field and Lens Equivalents Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:29:53 -0700 MikeLinn 14474@/talks/discussions

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.

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.

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?



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.

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?

Russia X Telegram Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:24:39 -0600 Gallo22 19473@/talks/discussions

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...

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!

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!!!

Searching on Ebay is heavily filtered - you don't 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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