sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States Michigan, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
About me:

My large collection of Canon FD lenses is back to life. Thanks to mirrorless cameras and adapters. I particularly love the FD 35-105mm w/macro, f/3.5, which is well known for its clarity and sharpness, and the FD 50mm, 1.2, L.

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Good luck to the 150 "professionals" encrypting their dozens of bursts at the rate of 12 or more frames/sec, at 40 or more megapixels per frame (in terms of time and battery consumption).

Good luck to those 150 telling the NSA guys (or any foreign security people) at the port of entry that their images are encrypted and that they will not surrender the encryption key.

Encryption is very simple under Windows (I don't know about Apple's system).

All you need to do is create a folder on a drive, or a thumbdrive and designate it as encrypted.
Any subfolders or files that you place in that folder will automatically be encrypted.
No need to encrypt individual files, subfolders, or a batch.
It's that simple.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 02:37 UTC as 40th comment | 10 replies
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starjedi: Sadly it does not support Verizon...

I was under the impression that Verizon had added GSM to their network.
The article says AT&T and Verizon had ..., etc.
So it sounds like Verizon was planning on getting it.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 02:12 UTC

Huawie seems to be competing with Apple on whose prices goe higher.
I guess I'll stick with the Huawie Honor 8 for a while. Not paying $800 for a phone.

I really like the Honor 8, its octa-core, and its dual camera.
I have had it for over a year now, and so far it has been awesome, after Huawie replaced the original one during the first month.
The original was destroyed by excessive heat due to a push of a Beta version of Android 7, and firmware / EMUI 5 (pushed by Android). I'm happy with EMUI 4.1 and Android 6.
Huawie's service during the replacement process was excellent, and very fast with overnight shipping.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 02:07 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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princecody: Why isn't this pronounced Hawaii??

Maybe it is the Chinese pronunciation of Hawaii.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 01:43 UTC
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sh10453: Is holding a car race, and at such speeds, over snow-covered tracks rational???
Personally I think it's totally insane.
This area in northern Michigan is quite cold, and the snow on the road gets compacted after just one car goes over it and becomes ice, and like a new, wet bar of soap in a bathtub.

Only in Gaylord, Michigan.
He's very lucky to be alive.

We simply have different views on the subject. I'm comfortable and secure with my credentials.
So far there have been 52 fatalities among Formula One drivers alone, and that is on solid grounds with no ice.
The tragic death of Ayrton Senna in 1994 was a huge lesson to engineers and team owners alike, where the Italian prosecutor went after them.

We can learn and develop technology using proving grounds, and other frozen areas and open fields to do various testing, like ABS, traction control, stability control, etc., without putting human life on the line.
My opening comment was about the particular race in the article, with ice-covered narrow paths, and ice-covered turns, and at such high speed.
We cannot defy the laws of physics, or defeat mother nature.
There are limits to what technology can achieve.
If you are for this kind of race, it's fine by me. I cannot, and would not be for it, at least from a safety point of view.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 00:10 UTC
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sh10453: Is holding a car race, and at such speeds, over snow-covered tracks rational???
Personally I think it's totally insane.
This area in northern Michigan is quite cold, and the snow on the road gets compacted after just one car goes over it and becomes ice, and like a new, wet bar of soap in a bathtub.

Only in Gaylord, Michigan.
He's very lucky to be alive.

Racing is one thing, racing on ice-covered tracks is another.
I was an automotive engineer for more than 2.5 decades, with a good chuck of it in racing, including Indy and Formula One.
This particular race is insane.
No one with only a 5% of a human brain would expect that car to be able to make it on that ice-covered turn at such a speed, or even one tenth of that speed.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 04:38 UTC

Is holding a car race, and at such speeds, over snow-covered tracks rational???
Personally I think it's totally insane.
This area in northern Michigan is quite cold, and the snow on the road gets compacted after just one car goes over it and becomes ice, and like a new, wet bar of soap in a bathtub.

Only in Gaylord, Michigan.
He's very lucky to be alive.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 01:27 UTC as 82nd comment | 6 replies
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zacharry: All I am getting in your samples is the message "Error, web GL not supported. What is needed to view them?

You're quite welcome.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 00:45 UTC
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zacharry: All I am getting in your samples is the message "Error, web GL not supported. What is needed to view them?

Hopefully this will help you:

https://superuser.com/questions/836832/how-can-i-enable-webgl-in-my-browser

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 17:46 UTC

Fantastic images. Right place, right time.
Just too much on the blue color in the editing (white balance).
The blue looks over-saturated on my end, which is also affecting the bride's white dress, and the groom's white coat.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 15:51 UTC as 8th comment

At first I thought it was a typo error, and that the price was $8.25M.
Then I saw the $825M again in the story, and thought "WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!"

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 15:15 UTC as 3rd comment
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Mssimo: Company will be renamed to TouchShutter or FlyLife?

ShatteredLife

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 15:10 UTC

What a sad situation. The story almost brought me to tears. I had to stop reading and step out a couple of times.
Corruption is a major cause of poverty, and is one of the biggest crimes out there.
With corrupt police, regional governors, and governors, brothel owners and human traffickers work freely with no fear. They just pay the bribes and go on uninterrupted.
Sometimes when people take the law into their own hands, I fully understand and sympathize.
Human traffickers, in my book, do not deserve to live.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 02:58 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

My favorite part:
"... or if you have a bad back ... They're nearly the same price, so pick your poison"!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 14:17 UTC as 7th comment

If the photographer was there legally, and if he had no role in the decision to publish the images, then it is unfair to punish the photographer, assuming he had informed the editors about the "embargoes".
Otherwise, the punishment, for both, is fair.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 13:45 UTC as 14th comment

Great news!!! Get yourself a 10-core, 64GB RAM, and a 16GB graphics card for the tiny amount of just $6,000 to $8,000 and your imports will improve significantly.
For other performance improvements, you, the ungrateful user, are asking too much.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:28 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

"Happy Mistakes" says it all.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 04:15 UTC as 10th comment
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Marty4650: From a purely aesthetic sense... that photo would be a lot better if there wasn't an idiot sitting in the tree.

A good photographer would have photoshopped the picture to clone out the tree sitting dope.

He sits in the tree because no monkey was found there to sit in the tree. So he represents the monkey :)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 04:07 UTC

Call it the price of sticking with Adobe Lightroom!!!

Since I don't use any Adobe products, I built mine, a few months ago, with multi-core in mind.
I used an Intel Xeon E5-2683 V3 (14 cores, 28 threads) for my build.
It's a monster, but I couldn't be happier.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 21:36 UTC as 82nd comment

MEH. Boring.
A 1" sensor may be too much to ask for in such camera, but a 1/1.7" sensor, and a faster lens would've made this camera a deal for me to use on hiking trails.
A wider lens would've made the deal even sweeter, even if the upper end would have to be shorter.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 15:06 UTC as 24th comment
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