Le Kilt

Lives in France South-West, France
Works as a Searching for Light
Joined on Mar 28, 2005

Comments

Total: 512, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

brycesteiner: I would bet not all the funds will be sent back to those with preorders. There should be no problem getting this started with that kind of funding.

With crowd-funding, you're not necessarily lending money, more like handing it over. You may get a monetary return, but sometimes free or cheaper products produced by the funded entity - eg funding a singer you might get a free CD from the next album, funding a photographer get a free print etc...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
In reply to:

brycesteiner: I would bet not all the funds will be sent back to those with preorders. There should be no problem getting this started with that kind of funding.

Pre-orders are not investors. Crowd-funding is mot a pre-order.
You can pre-order the latest Canon or Nikon camera before it's in the shop, you're just buying a product, and will normally be fully re-imbursed if it fails to appear.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
In reply to:

Darren Pearson: This was obviously a scam from the moment I saw the first videos of it. And I have been saying that to everyone that keeps telling me "yeah, the new drones follow you around and are waterproof and are $500"

With current tech all of this is "possible" but not cheaply and not from a startup with no experience in tech, no experience in manufacturing, no existing patents.

Its just like fully automatic "selfie drones" they "may" be possible, but not a polished product that is reliable if they are made by a startup.

There is a reason that Sony or Samsung are not making these things, to make these kind of products is VERY difficult.

Amazing how obvious things can be with hindsight ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 22:50 UTC
In reply to:

FuhTeng: You miserable screw-ups. What happens when the poor folks who funded this mess don't get their money?

That depends on the particular crowd-funding. Often you get some return like freebies or cheaper deals on something produced instead of hard cash back.
P.S. The pre-orders are not normally part off crowd-funding, theoretically they should be re-imbursed.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
In reply to:

W5JCK: Hmmm, another crowdfunding ripoff. I think the vast majority of crowdfunding projects are nothing more than ways for crooks to make a good salary for a few years then fold up leaving the investors high and dry. I have absolutely no sympathy for the investors. A moron who invests in a scam that is clearly a scam gets what they deserve. If inventors don't have the wherewithal to obtain legitimate funding from financial institutions, much less even create a decent business plan, then only morons will invest with them.

Amazing how easy it is to sit behind a screen and call people you don't know morons. Moronic, even. Ooops, there I go too, what a moron :-/

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
In reply to:

HGFGKM: I notice a USB connector at the end...stated to work with a USB 3.1 port. Are such ports widely present on today's computers?

Yes, USB 3.1 Gen 1 is just USB 3.0.

A Type C connector could be USB 2.0 or 3.0/3.1

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
In reply to:

couchpotato: There are plenty of 512GB or even 1TB USB flash drives out there.

Corsair Voyager GTX has 256GB and 512GB versions with 450MB/s read and 360MB/s write on the market for more than a year. How can Sandisk claim it has the highest capacity and fastest USB flash drive?

Had a supposedly good Corsair power supply that blew for no obvious reason, and when I mentioned that to other IT pros, they concurred, stay away from Corsair power supplies.
P.S. been building PCs for 30 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
In reply to:

m_a_schuster: Highest capacity flash drive? 256 GB?
1 TB drives have been out there for a while.
At this same CES, Kingston showed 1TB and 2TB flash drives.

Agreed, fastest, maybe, but not highest capacity.
Someone's mis-quoting :
'world's fastest, highest capacity' should be
'world's fastest high capacity'

P.S. Kingston's HyperX Savage USB Flash Drive is excellent (and 512Gb version available)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
In reply to:

Chaitanya S: Usb 3.1 is quite misleading marketing term. That drive still uses 5Gbps interface not full 10Gbps interface.

A lesson in how to confuse people :
USB 3.0 is now refered to as 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
3.1 Gen 2 is max 10 Gbps
Most people getting a USB 3.1 port today will think it's an upgrade on 3.0, but if it's a 3.1 Gen 1, what's the difference? Apparently none.

Anyone in the USB standards consortium able to answer a couple of questions?

Is there a single difference between USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 ???

Would it have been so difficult to name USB 3.1 Gen 2 simply USB 3.2 ???

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:06 UTC
In reply to:

Le Kilt: Bravo les gars, je rêve d'un truc comme ça depuis 20 ans !

Eh merde, application sans votre logo payante et uniquement sur le site web, pas pour moi :-(

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
In reply to:

RavenSight: The best thing about this piece of gadget is the software it comes with, obviously this is a working solution for many hikers. Instead of carrying a camera and a bag of lenses you can just carry this and your smartphone, maybe a smaller camera and fixed lens for anything else.

Unfortunately, as I said further up, the software costs 144€ a year if you don't want their logo across your video, and only works by uploading to their website - arrrgh !

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 01:07 UTC

Biggest downer is that it seems you're dependent on their website for the App. You upload and create timelapse videos on the site. Free if you accept to have their logo as a large watermark and slower upload/downlod speeds, otherwise 144€ a year. Doesn't seem like you can use the app offline :-(

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:34 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

Spartan: Feels like this could be accomplished as a DIY with a go-pro, a pelican case, and a solar panel.

...and a phone to send images home...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:01 UTC

Bravo les gars, je rêve d'un truc comme ça depuis 20 ans !

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

GabrielFFontes: As a non-native speaker myself, I'm sure they could find someone with better English to present the video. There were parts when I was sure he had switched to French.

Anyway, creative product. What kind of sensor are they using?

And 16mpx should be enough for creative cropping for a FullHD or even UHD video.

I just hope it can survive outside forever! i.e. to be able to leave it in place for a whole year or more etc...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:58 UTC
In reply to:

Lajos Hajdu: Interesting product but I find the usage examples in the video utterly unrealistic. On at least two occasions, the device is placed on a few square inches of rock from where it would certainly be thrown off by wind.

It does have a standard tripod screw thread for more secure fixing, eg with a gorillapod...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
In reply to:

ovatab: video is misleading. no one will hike with big heavy solar powered brick in backpack.

LOL, 18x18x6cm, less wide that a sheet of A4; 850g, the weight of a good DSLR, or lighter than a litre of water. Maybe not for wimps... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
In reply to:

JamesF168: I hear the pro version is quite uncomfortable..

Did you want to sit on it?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:44 UTC

Apple... LOL !

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:44 UTC as 277th comment
On photo Brig Pilgrim-6641 in the Random Items - Challenge 27 challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The halo is too strong. It looks like a vignette.

Same here, the effect is too strong for me, it distracts from the ship. But maybe non-photographers won't look at it like that ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
Total: 512, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »