Lee Jay

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer / Wind Energy Research
Joined on Oct 17, 2003

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Lee Jay: The only thing I ever do that I'd want recorded like this (waterskiing) is too fast for it since I ski at 32mph. Plus, there are people in the boat who can do the job.

Well, the speed is a problem too. These things are crazy slow.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 19:00 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

It's up to us to both improve things here and make things better elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 21:55 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

Actually, no, you should really watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Uyfqi_TE8

It's entirely about the human condition.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 21:13 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

Not my line of work, not a NASA rocket, and not "slightly bigger" (unless you consider 56 slightly bigger than 25). And the fact that you don't see the relevance is truly sad.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

"Where's the news in that picture? I have no idea what I'm even looking at."

That's because it wasn't deadly or disastrous. So you didn't pay attention.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/spacex-debut-falcon-heavy-demonstration-launch/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/falcon-heavy-success-paves-space-beyond-earth/

https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=27m19s

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

All six pictures are about suffering. Believing that's a valid representation of what's happening in the world is hiding from reality.

How about this far-superior picture?

https://cdn.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Falcon-Heavy-side-booster-landings-SpaceX-e1518547599594.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 23:58 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

"Viewers" may want to see it, but I don't. The only tragedies I tend to follow are ones for which I can do forensics (airplane crashes, for example) or help with new technology I work on at work.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 19:27 UTC

The only thing I ever do that I'd want recorded like this (waterskiing) is too fast for it since I ski at 32mph. Plus, there are people in the boat who can do the job.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 19:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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Lee Jay: This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

Yes, I do think it's a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 19:17 UTC

This is why I stopped using mass media 15 years ago - the Press is primarily interested in bad and/or horrifying news.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:50 UTC as 33rd comment | 20 replies
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Lee Jay: Still stuck at one focal length, so still just short of totally useless for me. I keep saying it, but a tack-sharp 50MP noise-free image that is stuck at 28mm is not of much use for my style of photography, which covers 180 degree horizontal to at least 400mm equivalent almost every time out.

Wake me when smartphone cameras have a decent range of focal lengths and I'll consider upgrading my S5. For now, I'm keeping it and and using my Elph 500 for emergency photography instead.

The Hasselblad TrueZoom for the Moto Z isn't bad. That's the sort of thing to get excited about in mobile phone photography, not these marginal improvements in the quality of a 28mm-equivalent image.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 18:24 UTC
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Lee Jay: Still stuck at one focal length, so still just short of totally useless for me. I keep saying it, but a tack-sharp 50MP noise-free image that is stuck at 28mm is not of much use for my style of photography, which covers 180 degree horizontal to at least 400mm equivalent almost every time out.

Wake me when smartphone cameras have a decent range of focal lengths and I'll consider upgrading my S5. For now, I'm keeping it and and using my Elph 500 for emergency photography instead.

What I'm hoping for is something to come out so I don't have to carry a pocket compact in the same pocket as my phone. My compact covers 24-105 equivalent and came out 7 years ago!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 16:03 UTC

Still stuck at one focal length, so still just short of totally useless for me. I keep saying it, but a tack-sharp 50MP noise-free image that is stuck at 28mm is not of much use for my style of photography, which covers 180 degree horizontal to at least 400mm equivalent almost every time out.

Wake me when smartphone cameras have a decent range of focal lengths and I'll consider upgrading my S5. For now, I'm keeping it and and using my Elph 500 for emergency photography instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 15:06 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies
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vesa1tahti: Drones ought to be illegal. Too dangerous toys. Only for professional use and users.

I use them for the fun of flying. I built some and bought some.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 13:50 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Drones ought to be illegal. Too dangerous toys. Only for professional use and users.

I have around 30, and not one of them has a camera, a GPS, a WiFi connection or an autopilot of any sort.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 03:31 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Drones ought to be illegal. Too dangerous toys. Only for professional use and users.

Not the dumbest comment I've ever seen, but pretty darned close.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 21:04 UTC

At the very least, this video is heavily sped up. The launch point was 36.075°N x 115.059°W. The airplane passed over the intersection of Alta Oaks Drive and W Galleria Dr on approach to 25L. This puts the pass-under location about 6500m from the landing target location which, at 3 degrees of glide slope would put the plane 340m AGL and the drone above that. This means the drone moved 270m horizontally and around 400m up in 12 seconds. Not possible.

By the way, this location is 5.4 miles east of the airport reported location (36°04′48″N 115°09′08″W on Wikipedia).

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 14:38 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Lee Jay: "Federal regulations prohibit drones from being operated above 400ft, near airports, and around aircraft"

The 400ft rule applies to part 107 pilots, not recreational pilots flying under section 336 and following the rules of a community based organization like the AMA.

Both federal and AMA rules require "see and avoid" when it comes to full-scale aircraft. That means, if you end up in the vicinity of a full-scale aircraft, you have to do everything you can to get out of the way, using altitude, horizontal separation, or both if possible.

No, I'm outright stating that it's perfectly legal to fly above 400' away from airports and full-scale airplanes, as is allowed by the AMA safety code.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:25 UTC

"Federal regulations prohibit drones from being operated above 400ft, near airports, and around aircraft"

The 400ft rule applies to part 107 pilots, not recreational pilots flying under section 336 and following the rules of a community based organization like the AMA.

Both federal and AMA rules require "see and avoid" when it comes to full-scale aircraft. That means, if you end up in the vicinity of a full-scale aircraft, you have to do everything you can to get out of the way, using altitude, horizontal separation, or both if possible.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 15:34 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
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Lee Jay: Using a phone camera is fun? I find using a phone camera about as much fun as having a root canal. If I had to use a phone camera, I'd give up the hobby as that phone would remove all of my enjoyment.

The K zoom didn't sell well because it was a lousy phone hooked to a good camera and most people weren't willing to give up smartphone performance for a better camera. Of course, you shouldn't have to.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 21:25 UTC
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