Turbguy1

Turbguy1

Lives in United States Laramie, WY, United States
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Joined on Jul 3, 2009

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EthanP99: Heres how I would use it.

Imagine your home having its own battery that it slow charges and tops off while youre not at home. When you do come home, you can plug your car or any other device into that battery and get a very rapid charge without stressing the power grid.

Yes. THis is a realistic reply. The Electric Utility Industry would be HIGHLY interested in this type of evegy storage. Central, or even home based systems could be used to storage.

But...I would keep them far from the house...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 04:07 UTC
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lesnapanda: to charge a phone for full week in a couple seconds would require a charging current from a std 230V AC socket of around 185 amperes.

That 185 amps would easily exceed the main service breaker on most residences (although some have 200+ Amp service). What can you get from a standard US household 110 outlet before tripping breakers? 20 amps at most. So charging must take place in several minutes rather than seconds for the way the world is wired.

UNLESS you step down the charging voltage...then it might be possible...but it's still gonna take a huge conductor to handle the current. Think something like a set of good automotive battery jumper cables.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 03:58 UTC

A great possibility.

And if a defect occurs in this type of energy storage? There's nowhere for the energy to go but BOOM! The materials involved (I don't care what they use) will turn into a plasma...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 03:44 UTC as 13th comment

Actually water itself is not typically used. Garnet dust is suspended in the water and that dust does the heavy lifting...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

IMAGING NEWS: January 1, 2018

Succumbing to market forces, Nikon Imaging division has been sold to Holga, Inc.

The new Holga division will focus efforts on high-resolution 50 MP pinhole cameras, with adjustable light leaks...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

First cam? Kodak Brownie 127. Moved up to a Practica (lousy, but it worked), then a Stereo Realist f2.8 for a long time...still have it. Rolled my own bulk fillm, did my own darkroom work, still have a pristine Kodak Precision Enlarger (which was a camera, too).

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 04:00 UTC as 260th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Will there be an equivalent phone in the U.S.? I am really in a bind. I have a Samsung Note 7 that I really should return. However, none of the other phones seem like a great option to me.

I want Android with good battery life and at least 64 gigs of memory. Removable storage and removable battery would be great as well.

I really like the dual cameras in the iPhone but I just don't think I am ready to switch to IOS.

The V20 looks like a good phone on paper but there are way too many issues with it and the past LG phones.

The pixel looks good but it appears to only be available with 32 gigs of non-removable memory.

Any help is appreciated.

I suspect that almost ALL Chinese-built brands have maleware buried in the device firmware, phoning home now and then...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:49 UTC

Actually Hydrogen is the lightest metal element. But it exists as a gas in most conditions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 02:54 UTC as 6th comment

The diffence between 13 Whrs and 11 Whrs is kinda academic...both can overheat, and release their stored energy to quickly too contain in the packaging,

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 02:51 UTC as 7th comment
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DavidsfotosDotCom: I like Ed Weston's printed subject matter better, but AA invented advanced darkroom techniques, so he was the 1st GREAT film development guy the modern day equivalent of a Photoshop Master when no one else was, but that is a separate skill from picking great compositions. Or maybe his fame caused printing of his not great images. I agree about Clyde Butcher see Jeff Engel below. What do you think?

A WHOLE lot more of Mortensen here:

https://www.facebook.com/Stephen-Romano-Gallery-138859142872578/photos/?tab=album&album_id=483343878424101

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: I like Ed Weston's printed subject matter better, but AA invented advanced darkroom techniques, so he was the 1st GREAT film development guy the modern day equivalent of a Photoshop Master when no one else was, but that is a separate skill from picking great compositions. Or maybe his fame caused printing of his not great images. I agree about Clyde Butcher see Jeff Engel below. What do you think?

You have to admit, once you see a sample of Mortensen's work, ya gotta look!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 03:34 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: I like Ed Weston's printed subject matter better, but AA invented advanced darkroom techniques, so he was the 1st GREAT film development guy the modern day equivalent of a Photoshop Master when no one else was, but that is a separate skill from picking great compositions. Or maybe his fame caused printing of his not great images. I agree about Clyde Butcher see Jeff Engel below. What do you think?

To qoute from a recent show of his work...

"Techniques he pioneered
for manipulating photographic images--a practice
for which he was once disparaged--now have digital
equivalents that are widely employed and accepted in
photography. A few decades of hindsight reveals him as
a visionary and a consummate artist ahead of his time.
In addition to his prescient technical innovations, his
photographs prefigured the imagery and visual mood that
have become the stock in trade for horror films, horror
comics, bondage porn, sorcery-themed fiction and all
things goth".

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: I like Ed Weston's printed subject matter better, but AA invented advanced darkroom techniques, so he was the 1st GREAT film development guy the modern day equivalent of a Photoshop Master when no one else was, but that is a separate skill from picking great compositions. Or maybe his fame caused printing of his not great images. I agree about Clyde Butcher see Jeff Engel below. What do you think?

My comment was aimed at pointing out that to compare Ansel's darkroom work/manipulation to Photoshop and say he was "the modern day equivalent of a Photoshop Master when no one else was" is an error.

William Mortensen was as good at that craft as anyone at that time. Not to say his work is pleasing to most, but that he was Ansel's contemporary, who also practiced significant photo manipulation.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 01:03 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: I like Ed Weston's printed subject matter better, but AA invented advanced darkroom techniques, so he was the 1st GREAT film development guy the modern day equivalent of a Photoshop Master when no one else was, but that is a separate skill from picking great compositions. Or maybe his fame caused printing of his not great images. I agree about Clyde Butcher see Jeff Engel below. What do you think?

Don't ignore the comprehensive and spectacular work of William Mortensen (Ansel's alter ego of sorts) as another "darkroom master". Although not as well known, his imagery certainly has considerable visual impact.

Mortensen was just as big (if not the FIRST) photographic superstar.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 22:23 UTC

Flat coping? An emotional situation?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 23:37 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (201 comments in total)

So?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)

Any "sales" I have made with photos posted on Flickr have come from third parties interested in a specific photos for their use, even if it is for use by a non-profit (who gets them free). Never used Flickr licensing...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 03:00 UTC as 4th comment

I find it very remarkable that the people handle the print with great care. It shows how special the gift is to them!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 6th comment

Hey, it a SMARTPHONE with a teeny-tiny camera inside...and an EXPENSIVE one, too!

Good to see that it might take a great shot now and then, along as there's enough light...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 307th comment | 1 reply

Inkjet technology hasn't really "improved" in over a decade. Inks themselves may have advanced (somewhat), but the basic function of raster scanning a sheet of paper and "spitting" out ink at the right time is the same...with minimal increase in resulting print quality.

What has changed is the OEM's continual "war" on the consumers. I still use a Canon i960, whose carts have no chips and are easily refillable with quality inks by several proven methods.

If nothing else, new printers seem to be the result of a continual race of ECM's (Electronic Counter Measures) between the OEM's and the consumers. First, chipped carts, then over-the-air silent firmware updates to prevent reset chips from being recognized, and now, over the air ONLY service mode operability connected to OEM servers, to prevent resetting the waste ink counters with local software.

Heck, I can reset the waste ink counter on my i960 merely with a series of front panel button pushes...no more...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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