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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Chris Tsorotes: What about someone without a degree that can do all of that and better ?

Having a degree doesn't make someone magically smarter or talented.

With the JD you'd think you were recruiting for a NASA engineer, not a glorified camera review blog.

The "Preferred Qualifications" section is specific enough.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 15:01 UTC
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SteveOttwa: It worries me that DPR may be contemplating major changes to the web site. My advice is, it ain’t broke so don’t fix it. Resist the compulsion to “improve the user experience”... that scourge of software driven businesses that usually results in achieving just the opposite. If you must change some things, make sure that it is based on real statistically significant user feedback, and not some focus group or (worse) some new fangled theory of web site design.

Thankfully Flash will die naturally. Microsoft had announced it will not be supported for long.
HTML5 will do just fine

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
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dlb41: Being nit-picky. Could we go back to calling them Programmers?
Engineers are people who design three-dimensional structures like buildings, bridges, aircraft, etc.

"and I'm not claiming all software applications involve engineering, but complex solutions certainly do."

The software for the complex solutions / operations is mostly done by the design engineer who knows how the hardware is supposed to function.
Electrical engineers learn programming, both in machine language (zeros and ones), and assembly language (processor dependent), as well as in some high-level programming languages. It's part of their school curriculum.

In the cases where they don't do the actual programming, they do the flow-charting, and the coder just follows that chart.
The computer science major, or programmer does not know (and is not required to know) the intricate operation of the complex electric circuits and components.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 21:20 UTC
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sh10453: The "Basic Qualifications" are the minimum requirements for a senior-level Computer Science team leader. There is nothing out of the ordinary here.
Even the "Preferred Qualifications" are very much basic for the position.

Some commenters are equating these requirement / qualifications with the qualifications for a "NASA" engineer, or a NASA "Rocket Scientist" position.

Only if you knew what qualifications you must have to be hired as a NASA engineer or a NASA Rocket Scientist. Clearly, some people have no clue.

True. There is a big reason for that called "ignorance".

Anyone with at least a bachelor's degree in the field would find these requirements as basic / standard requirements.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 13:23 UTC
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sh10453: The "Basic Qualifications" are the minimum requirements for a senior-level Computer Science team leader. There is nothing out of the ordinary here.
Even the "Preferred Qualifications" are very much basic for the position.

Some commenters are equating these requirement / qualifications with the qualifications for a "NASA" engineer, or a NASA "Rocket Scientist" position.

Only if you knew what qualifications you must have to be hired as a NASA engineer or a NASA Rocket Scientist. Clearly, some people have no clue.

Actually I would consider applying, but I'm happy where I am, and would not consider moving to Seattle.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:49 UTC
On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (38 comments in total)

Flowers and spending a day with mom, followed by dinner at a steakhouse beats all of the above 10 suggested gifts.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:46 UTC as 12th comment
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SteveOttwa: It worries me that DPR may be contemplating major changes to the web site. My advice is, it ain’t broke so don’t fix it. Resist the compulsion to “improve the user experience”... that scourge of software driven businesses that usually results in achieving just the opposite. If you must change some things, make sure that it is based on real statistically significant user feedback, and not some focus group or (worse) some new fangled theory of web site design.

I agree 100%.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:31 UTC

The "Basic Qualifications" are the minimum requirements for a senior-level Computer Science team leader. There is nothing out of the ordinary here.
Even the "Preferred Qualifications" are very much basic for the position.

Some commenters are equating these requirement / qualifications with the qualifications for a "NASA" engineer, or a NASA "Rocket Scientist" position.

Only if you knew what qualifications you must have to be hired as a NASA engineer or a NASA Rocket Scientist. Clearly, some people have no clue.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:28 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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Chris Tsorotes: What about someone without a degree that can do all of that and better ?

Having a degree doesn't make someone magically smarter or talented.

With the JD you'd think you were recruiting for a NASA engineer, not a glorified camera review blog.

Only if you knew what qualifications you must have to be hired as a NASA engineer.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:06 UTC
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dlb41: Being nit-picky. Could we go back to calling them Programmers?
Engineers are people who design three-dimensional structures like buildings, bridges, aircraft, etc.

"... That's a pretty narrow definition of engineer, computer engineer majors design a lot of the hardware ..."
To my knowledge, there is no such major as "computer engineer".
The hardware design is done by "electrical engineers".
The software graduates are "computer Science" majors.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:03 UTC

Fun, fun, fun, Peter.
Quite a stick, and a self-defense weapon too.
It won't be that heavy when using a tiny action cam :)

You could've used a swimming pool telescopic pole, the one used to brush & clean the pool, with just some simple hardware attachments. Some can extend well over 20 feet!!!
I have two extras if you wanna buy :)

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 13:36 UTC as 12th comment

This is all that was missing from our submissions to Facebook. So now they want the final piece of the puzzle, your credit card info.
Sure, I'm going to buy plain Jane's photo of her toddler playing in the mud. Where else could I ever find that!!!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 02:17 UTC as 13th comment
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breschdlingsgsaelz: The one thing I don't get is why everybody is going to micro SD Cards even for video recording. Even in small devices like action cameras there would be ample space for regular SD cards.

micro SD ist much more expensive, capacity and speed is much lower than with SD cards. Why then use micro SD?

My guess is that it's a matter of economics (related to mass production, since smart phones use MicroSD due to their limited space).
Also, it's very easy to lose a MicroSD. Therefore, you'll have to buy more!!!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 00:17 UTC

Ahhhhhh .... the lovely sound of the mirror, which made me fall in love with cameras decades ago at age 12.

I worked with motor-sports (Indy and Formula One) for 4 years, as an engineer.
Exhaustive work; tremendous pressure.
A race like this (24 hours) is even more exhaustive.
You need to be in excellent shape to be able to cope with such extremely demanding events.
This brings back lots of memories.
Great job. Thank you for sharing your experience..

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 00:06 UTC as 6th comment
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sh10453: It looks like the new version of Darktable (2.4.3) is also quite buggy. It won't even open USB attached drives (Windows 10 Pro 64, in my case).

Thanks. Unfortunately I don't have Windows 7 right now. All my machines have been converted to 10 Pro. I will have Windows 7 when I finish building the new machine.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 02:44 UTC

It looks like the new version of Darktable (2.4.3) is also quite buggy. It won't even open USB attached drives (Windows 10 Pro 64, in my case).

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 22:03 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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discopolana: I've just checked, Bimp plugin does not work with 2.10 version.
Using ADF I scan from 400 to 700 pages to 3-4 .tif files, later I want to set an action (Levels, Resize from 600 to 150 dpi, Export to pdf). Why can't I do it in Gimp?
Please don't recommend PSE :)
Anyone?

The new GIMP version is 64-bit. The BIMP plug-in is 32-bit. So are many other plug-ins.
They won't work until the developers update them, if they do.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:56 UTC
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sh10453: I'm very happy with Corel's AfterShot (for RAW), and their Paint Shop Pro. They work flawlessly together, and at a small fraction of buying Adobe products.

I also have Phase One's Capture One 11 (beside a few other editors), I just find Capture One far from being intuitive, and a very difficult photo editor to learn. So I don't use it anymore, although I'm aware some others have different experiences with it.
In the past, my attempts to use GIMP ended up with frustration and disappointment.
I'll try to give the new version another attempt in a few months after they fix the reported bugs.

I don't expect much of them in terms of speed since the developers are volunteers, and it's a free product. That's why I said "in a few months".

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 02:02 UTC

I'm very happy with Corel's AfterShot (for RAW), and their Paint Shop Pro. They work flawlessly together, and at a small fraction of buying Adobe products.

I also have Phase One's Capture One 11 (beside a few other editors), I just find Capture One far from being intuitive, and a very difficult photo editor to learn. So I don't use it anymore, although I'm aware some others have different experiences with it.
In the past, my attempts to use GIMP ended up with frustration and disappointment.
I'll try to give the new version another attempt in a few months after they fix the reported bugs.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 23:03 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies

Very sad, but what's even worse is that so many innocent people are being killed everyday, either by a sniper, a bomb, a jet fighter, a rocket, a rifle, a handgun, a vehicle, poison, or a knife.
My sympathy and condolences to the families of all victims of violence anywhere on earth.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 22:12 UTC as 17th comment
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