jhinkey

jhinkey

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Aerospace Engineering Consultant
Has a website at www.hinkey.zenfolio.com
Joined on Dec 27, 2005

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On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)

They need to work on a version that has smaller, thinner straws inside each of the bigger straws . . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 26th comment
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)
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HakanL: I don't know about you, but I've had enough of this kind of news. A drinking straw camera, a camera made out of cardboard, a camera made out of paperclips and empty dog food cans, etc. Take your drinking straw camera and [censorship] it up your [censorship].

I don't know about you, but I've not had enough of this kind of news. It's far more interesting to see people doing these sorts of imaging projects than wading through the latest camera/lens/flash/tripod/etc. release.

To each their own - you can always choose NOT to read an article.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)

Hmm, looks similar to the x-ray telescopes they put up in orbit where the optics are a series of concentric cylindrical reflectors that focus an image onto a sensor.

This looks like fun!

Glad to know that in today's age of digital photography that people are still experimenting and trying different things.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 43rd comment

The hum was one of my few minor gripes with this most excellent camera. Sold the E-M1 to get this and it was a very good move for me. Excellent stills, excellent video, very effective IBIS, weatherproofing, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 10th comment

An example of being able to make really nice images with one lens. The author made do with what was available and did a fine job.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 03:50 UTC as 23rd comment

Good.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 21st comment
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jh nevada: what's the big deal about this size of sensor?

if a FF sensor is considered the film size of 24x36, then a 'medium format' sensor would be the film size of 56x56.

this new fuji sensor is about 2/3 larger than a FF sensor but still more than 50% smaller than a true medium format size.

there are already 50mp FF cameras for less than half of what this fuji costs.

what a bunch of lemmings.

Or just "lesser medium"

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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Mike Davis: With 8256x6192 pixels on a 43.8x32.9mm sensor, I've calculated a pixel density of 188.4 pixels/mm, which falls below my long-held opinion that, ideally, sensors should never exceed a maximum of 200 pixels/mm, lest the cameras suffer an inadequate range of f-Numbers at which diffraction will support true subject detail resolution of 5 lp/mm (in a non-resampled, uncropped, 360 dpi final print from a CMOS sensor, where the RGBG Bayer algorithm and AA filter will reduce a pixel count-implied resolution by 30%), to support a viewing distance as close as 25cm (9.84 inches).

Mike - more pixels is not a bad thing . . . better to over-resolve instead of under-resolve.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:27 UTC

Empty row on a flight these days? Don't believe it . . . ;>)

Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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Doug Pardee: I haven't yet found a source that indicates whether the pilot mishandled the drone controls, or if the drone failed to respond to his commands.

and it makes no difference either way.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 22:19 UTC

And I hope the woman sues him in civil court if she hasn't already . . .

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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junk1: Reckless Endangerment flying a toy drone? Was the operator purposely flying at people trying to hit them? Or carrying large fireworks on the drone? What I see is the drone going bizerk out of control from a decent distance away.
The vast majority of people who slightly to moderately speed in their 4000lb vehicles are 1000x more likely to hurt or kill someone.

Knowing that area pretty well - it appears he took off from the top of a building in the very first part of the video.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 03:38 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: They are now talking about banning the use of Drones around Orcas. Must stay 200 yards above a Pod if this bill is passed. Boaters already have the restriction 200 yards away from any pod.

What's wrong with that?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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jhinkey: This kind of thing needs to be nipped in the bud as it will get out of control quickly with the meteoric rise in drones. Well legislated rules and strict tough enforcement for violations are a must.

Last year someone (not sure if they eventually caught them) crashed a drone into the wheel on the waterfront in Seattle - lucky no one on the ground got hurt when it fell.

Let's stick our heads in the sand and only do something when a true catastrophe occurs (like a plane crash or pedestrian killed or . . ) because we don't want to regulate. How do you think unpopular regulations get put into place in the first place? Usually because someone did something they shouldn't have done or were grossly negligent. I'm not for over-regulation, but being proactive with regulations to prevent accidents from a new, potentially dangerous technology is sound logic. If it turns out that regulations need tweaking by all means adjust, but don't throw out regulations all together for something as potentially serious as drone safety.
Self regulation has been shown over and over to be ineffective . . .

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Doesn't seem like he was on purpose...

And the likely fact that it wasn't on purpose changes things how? It would only change the charges against the operator from negligence to premeditation.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Well deserved.

The space need is 605 ft or so tall - so clearly it was flying well over 400' in elevation. There are a lot of small planes flying in and out of Lake Union that are much lower than that. This was clearly a hazard to people, buildings, and small planes in the area.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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jhinkey: This kind of thing needs to be nipped in the bud as it will get out of control quickly with the meteoric rise in drones. Well legislated rules and strict tough enforcement for violations are a must.

Last year someone (not sure if they eventually caught them) crashed a drone into the wheel on the waterfront in Seattle - lucky no one on the ground got hurt when it fell.

Hmm . . a 2 lb "toy" (which it clearly is not a "toy") that can take down an airplane or helicopter, fall from great heights onto people below, crash into buildings. It's not that we can't handle it, it's that that it needs to be regulated appropriately to prevent even more severe accidents/mishaps. These incidents will only grow in frequency and the chances of a truly catastrophic outcome increased. It just can't get out of control - that's all.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
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junk1: Is this any more reckless than people playing baseball in a neighborhood? Ever get hit by a baseball in the head? Or imagine what a baseball could do to a window or siding. Would we charge the person with reckless endangerment? I'd rather have a drone hit me than a baseball "line drive".

How much does a baseball weigh compared to a drone? What's the speed difference? How many baseballs can crash into the top of buildings?

Poor analogy.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:18 UTC

This kind of thing needs to be nipped in the bud as it will get out of control quickly with the meteoric rise in drones. Well legislated rules and strict tough enforcement for violations are a must.

Last year someone (not sure if they eventually caught them) crashed a drone into the wheel on the waterfront in Seattle - lucky no one on the ground got hurt when it fell.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 20th comment | 11 replies
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pictureAngst: This time around they should build drum scanning into the developing workflow and include it in the price - best of both worlds.

Yes, and where am I going to be able to get Kodachrome, which was already hard to find a lab to develop it, developed?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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