Tape5

Tape5

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Tape5: Now we have a timely KGB product competing with Huawei for world domination.
The chiefs of US intelligence need a second meeting.

@Arastoo

Were did you learn all of that? In primary school 30 years ago? It's very cute. Like all children who learn a thing or two about a subject matter and think they know it all, you still sound very excited by your limited knowledge. You need to read some more about the history of the country and what Russia has been doing in Croatia since 1990.
I would send you a few links if I had any interest in educating you.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 08:00 UTC
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Tape5: Now we have a timely KGB product competing with Huawei for world domination.
The chiefs of US intelligence need a second meeting.

@ Rosember
Funny because I just finished reading an essay about the Croatian Russian connection over the last three decades.
But thanks for the info re the fact that Croatia was once a part of Yugoslavia.
All my life I had assumed it was a small village between Stalingrad and Leningrad, in Spain.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 23:14 UTC

Now we have a timely KGB product competing with Huawei for world domination.
The chiefs of US intelligence need a second meeting.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 17:33 UTC as 19th comment | 10 replies

After decades of generally consenting to lifestyles that have welcome millions of technological innovations thrown at us without any questions or concerns, no one is really in a position to suddenly revisit the notion of "trust".

And even if you consider "trusting" a tech product or not, nearly always you've been duped into a commercial or political conflict, because you do not own the knowledge or the resources to examine the facts yourself.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 09:18 UTC as 41st comment
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I love the photograph of the woman lying on the floor. The story it tells is amazing.

The woman's eyes are telling us: "my head's cracked open and losing blood and I see you only want to win world press photo of the year".

@CaPi
Indeed, because the photographer is seeking credit for having captured a voluntary gaze.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:19 UTC
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ovengloves: In photo 4 you name the b@st@rd that killed 5 people but not the victims?

Plus all the photographer could do is take a photo rather than help comfort her.

Nice!

Adjusting the white balance and ISO, easy.
Showing empathy when there is a call? That is a lot rarer than any press photo finalists.
The photo is more a vivid picture of the nerd who took it than what the camera was facing.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:16 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I love the photograph of the woman lying on the floor. The story it tells is amazing.

The woman's eyes are telling us: "my head's cracked open and losing blood and I see you only want to win world press photo of the year".

It is very likely that she is not looking at the cameraman. Deviation of the gaze to the sides in this extreme form is a sign of neurological injury.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: Ivor Prickett (#5) is a name I'll be fllowing closely. What a prodigious compostion!

What is it about the photo that makes it prodigious?
Hey, look ! There is a fair skinned pretty blonde girl in a sea of desperate men and women in black? Maybe we should go and save her.
It all started with the Afghan girl with the green eyes. Novice photographers get a kick out of portraying European traits in their shots of "foreign" people in distress.
A bit Jarlsberg if you ask me.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
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Tape5: To call something visible one has to appreciate what "visibility" means. For something to be visible, the human eye must be capable of seeing "reflected" light from a thing, and not "emitted" light.
Since the human eye can only see the visible spectrum of electromagnetic radiation and the size of an atom is way too small to interact with the visible photons, only the following conclusion can be reached :
An atom is not visible, ever, under any circumstances with any tech trickery.

It is like claiming that a torchlight is visible five miles away with naked eye. The claim would be true if you could see the torchlight when turned off by the visible light reflected from its surface and not when turned on and emitting light. In the latter case you cannot claim to have seen the torchlight.

The whole claim then is that a single atom has been trapped, and stimulated with photons. The atom then throws its own photons back at us.

But this has been done before.

@John Bean (UK)
It may surprise you but you are right saying you cannot see the sun. The sun is mostly made of hydrogen and helium which you cannot see. What you see is the photons emitted by nuclear fusion between invisible particles.

Buy hay, we're only talking about atoms and photons, no need to get technical here right? Just refer to your commonsense. And if that's lacking you have the old common nonsense, both very popular with people who do not really understand physics but wish to amuse anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 15:29 UTC

To call something visible one has to appreciate what "visibility" means. For something to be visible, the human eye must be capable of seeing "reflected" light from a thing, and not "emitted" light.
Since the human eye can only see the visible spectrum of electromagnetic radiation and the size of an atom is way too small to interact with the visible photons, only the following conclusion can be reached :
An atom is not visible, ever, under any circumstances with any tech trickery.

It is like claiming that a torchlight is visible five miles away with naked eye. The claim would be true if you could see the torchlight when turned off by the visible light reflected from its surface and not when turned on and emitting light. In the latter case you cannot claim to have seen the torchlight.

The whole claim then is that a single atom has been trapped, and stimulated with photons. The atom then throws its own photons back at us.

But this has been done before.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 09:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 13 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix GH5S sample gallery (128 comments in total)

10mp stills from a 17 mm sensor and still compromised low light video performance at this price?!

How about 12 mp stills from a full frame sensor that is the king of darkness, with anticipated significant improvements in mark III?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 17:54 UTC as 19th comment | 16 replies

Revolutionary (reactionary) marketing from that Pepsi guy + significant and relentless tech theft by Jobs + Ive's British touch (phenomenal BS artistry) = The modern Apple computer.

For these rare talents in the industry to all converge in one company $14,000 is hugely discounted.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 23:31 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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David 247: Nothing surprising here. Just like with cars and other vehicles, the day will come where you will have to acquire a license to use a drone, and demonstrate knowledge and skill to operate it safely and if you violate the terms and guidelines of the license you will have your license revoked and/or be arrested for public endangerment or worse if someone is injured or killed. Would like to think that all drone users had common sense, but there is never been a time in human history when all people have demonstrated common sense. In the end though, this is about DJI protecting their corporate name and holdings. By doing this, to the best of their ability, to prevent such occurrences with their devices. So it is as much about protecting the company from the actions of a few idiot users, as anything else. I suspect other companies may do something similar.

Replace the word "drone" with "guns" and read again. It will not work. Cars you cannot make yourself and they are large, heavy, and visible. A drone is just a battery and propellers. How will you stop home-made jobs?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 08:03 UTC

Think of it this way, at least they don't manufacture cars or smart prosthetic limbs.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 22:12 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
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Tape5: It looks like an After Effects nerdy hoax to me.

1- It is rare that a complete moron owns a drone
2- It is rare that a moron with a drone is this stupid
3- It is rare that a moron with a drone who is this stupid goes ahead and publishes this clip
In the actual YouTube clip :
4- The plane comes in at a wrong angle as it flies over Whitney Ranch and not correctly lined up with the runway
5- The aircraft is going way too fast for landing (covers about two miles in 10 seconds
6- Watch the plane approaching at 8 seconds into the clip ( it jumps forward )
7- At 16 seconds it suddenly slows down
8-I am not convinced by the rotation of the drone after the craft passes
9-I am not convinced by the incidental tracking of the aircraft during this very short flight

@DarnGoodPhotos

The article is wrong
The plane is landing

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 18:14 UTC

It looks like an After Effects nerdy hoax to me.

1- It is rare that a complete moron owns a drone
2- It is rare that a moron with a drone is this stupid
3- It is rare that a moron with a drone who is this stupid goes ahead and publishes this clip
In the actual YouTube clip :
4- The plane comes in at a wrong angle as it flies over Whitney Ranch and not correctly lined up with the runway
5- The aircraft is going way too fast for landing (covers about two miles in 10 seconds
6- Watch the plane approaching at 8 seconds into the clip ( it jumps forward )
7- At 16 seconds it suddenly slows down
8-I am not convinced by the rotation of the drone after the craft passes
9-I am not convinced by the incidental tracking of the aircraft during this very short flight

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 16:38 UTC as 90th comment | 10 replies

This is like showing two sentences side by side and asking people which one is written by an 8 year old and which one by a best selling author.
Hardly amusing, but you wish it was half as useful.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 06:59 UTC as 35th comment

DJI is playing a silly game by taking these half steps with their development. Sooner or later the competition is going to kick them off their spot. What people want is significantly higher flight time and significantly better sensors both of which are possible with the current tech. Trying to cement all the little holes with in between products hoping to protect their monopoly is a waste of time.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 18:44 UTC as 16th comment | 11 replies

You can also choose to take only your eyeballs to Nepal and rely on your fatty storage device in you skull.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 07:47 UTC as 156th comment | 3 replies

Soderbergh sucks an apple thinking it was an egg all along.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 17:20 UTC as 41st comment
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