wetsleet

Joined on May 4, 2004

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wetsleet: Finally a bag that purports to be natively weather resistant, instead of toting a stupid "rain-cover". However some kind of IP rating would be useful. Does it keep out water spray from all directions, or only rain falling from above? What about dust?

Andre-ju, I just asked for the information. "Optimal level of weather protection" says very little in terms of detail. What's wrong with a IP rating?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
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wetsleet: Finally a bag that purports to be natively weather resistant, instead of toting a stupid "rain-cover". However some kind of IP rating would be useful. Does it keep out water spray from all directions, or only rain falling from above? What about dust?

Yes, a downpour. What about an uppour? As in, swirling spray at the seaside/waterfall etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:59 UTC

Finally a bag that purports to be natively weather resistant, instead of toting a stupid "rain-cover". However some kind of IP rating would be useful. Does it keep out water spray from all directions, or only rain falling from above? What about dust?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:01 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
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Camillo: This is a shameless nock off if apple. Im not a fan boy actually own several huawei devices but this is shamefull. Copying even the notch!

@Camillo
just like the car manufacturers, they all put a wheel at each corner. Shame on them.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 06:40 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Will you buy such phones just because of the camera??
Absolutely No!

camera is the only reason I would upgrade from my Note 4. Of course I would not want to lose the things I like about the Note 4 either, which is why I am still stuck with it. Oh yes, and the price, I'm not made of money!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 06:39 UTC
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happy guardian: Had to ruin it with the button at the bottom, didn't they?

each to their own, I like a button I can feel, it means my fingers can 'see' the button without me having to look. To me that is excellent ergonomic design where form follows function. Others prioritise what it looks like over how it works, that's fine too.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 06:37 UTC

So my teacher, noticing the progress and improvement I have made in the last year, adduces this as evidence of how bad I once was.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 07:52 UTC as 8th comment
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MrImprovement: Is anyone seriously going to read an article from the 1916 NG and complain about it? If so, they are idiots.

Sadly NatGeo was sold to people with no connection to the magazine and no respect for its mission and history. They are whoring themselves out to SJWs (who are not the people that would buy their magazine in the first place) and will fail.

Caucasian nudists were, and remain, a counter-cultural phenomenon. They exist as a kick against a prevailing culture. And here's the thing; were it not so then your whole problem with NatGeo's 'boobs' would not exist to begin with.

If NatGeo were out on a boob-hunt then you would have a point. If they were out to portray the mainstream culture of various peoples then you don't.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 13:17 UTC
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MrImprovement: Is anyone seriously going to read an article from the 1916 NG and complain about it? If so, they are idiots.

Sadly NatGeo was sold to people with no connection to the magazine and no respect for its mission and history. They are whoring themselves out to SJWs (who are not the people that would buy their magazine in the first place) and will fail.

On the boob thing, if within a culture there is no shame in having them on show, surely to censor their innocent shamelessness is itself the racist approach. Of course the context matters and using it as an excuse to ridicule or make gratuitous exposition is wrong, but to alter the portrayal of a people to suit our sensibilities is hardly correct.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 16:40 UTC

I wonder what -ist our future selves will accuse us of for today. And is it just that today we willfully ignore it, or has it yet to impinge on our collective consciousness?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 23:03 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony is working on high-sensitivity dual-camera setup (37 comments in total)
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SimenO1: The laws of physics still apply. Sensor size, aperture and lighting conditions is what counts.

@Lars Rehm
Excuse my ignorance, how does number-crunching suck more photons out of the air into a sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:28 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: What's with the Samsung's curved screen crap?! It takes screen estate, and adds no functionality or comfort whatsoever.

What, you don't prefer the text to wrap around the edges, like a book printed right into the binding? Sheesh!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:20 UTC

When the first optical zoom appears on a regular mobile phone form factor (so not the "mobile cameras" like Samsung K), I'll be pretty excited. Or I would be, if I knew about it. But with all these pretenders with twin fixed-focal length lenses being touted as *optical* zooms (yes even here on DPR), how will I ever know when the real thing turns up? What will they call it; a "real optical" zoom, or what?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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jackspra: Sample gallery needed soon as possible.

how is that going to work, holographic and all? Or did I miss a note of sarcasm in your post?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 21:53 UTC
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Beckler8: What are the chances the "holographic" display will be a huge disappointment? I'm thinking about 90%. I'd certainly like to be wrong tho...

nearer 100%, since the one thing it won't be is what they have billed it as - holographic!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 21:52 UTC
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physguy88: Excited to see this.

The display is made by a company called Leia Inc. it uses nanophotonics technology (this is a new subfield of applied physics that has blossomed in the past decade) to project dozens of different images in different angles. As a result, from any perspective within a wide zone in front of the display, your eyes will see two different, perspective correct, stereoscopic images, no goggles needed. For example, you can look at a vase from one side of your screen, and it gives you one stereoscopic picture, and then you look at it from the other side and it will show you the other side of the vase.

This gives you the illusion that your phone is a window to a real hologram that sits just behind the glass.

I'm not sure about the camera module. The way it's worded, it could be that you could attach this phone to a red camera as a controller rather than a small camera that attaches to the phone.

Thanks for that. So, stereoscopic, not holographic. Whilst there is no denying the magnitude of what they might have achieved, I can never understand why the marketing people undermine it by talking it up to fail.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 21:34 UTC
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Tiefenunschärfe: @Samsung: We want bigger smartphone sensors, not faster ones.

You can have bigger sensors. The lens might be a problem, it would have to stick quite out some way. Meanwhile, we could play with super slo-mo.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 15:55 UTC
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Marty4650: Wow.... I give him a lot of credit. He took it apart, put it back together, and it STILL WORKED! I know I wouldn't dare take apart a $5,000 camera, because I know I would never be able to put it back together again.

But it does illustrate how complex these devices are and why they cost so much. A lot of engineering genius went into it.

I just hope he didn't void his warranty by taking it apart. That could be a very expensive mistake.

"As soon as you take a screw out of any electronic device, warranty is voided."
Says who? The manufacturer? Sure, they'd like you to believe that. Unfortunately for them, they don't write statute law. Always remember "Your statutory rights are not affected" by anything the manufacturer says.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 21:15 UTC
On article Canon launches refillable ink printers in the UK (134 comments in total)
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virtualreality: Nice move, but Epson has large (eco)tanks for years.

@Keith Cooper
Epson also have 5-ink tank printers such as ET-7700. Commodoty? Well, not my idea of commodity price anyway!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 21:10 UTC
On article Canon launches refillable ink printers in the UK (134 comments in total)
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Keith Cooper: At four inks it's not a solution for those wanting top quality photo printing.
Great for home snaps, but not yet anything for the more advanced market

Now, bring out a PRO-1/10/100 update (all ageing models) with refillable tanks, and that will definitely stir some interest...

Epson do an A4 and an A3 EcoTank model with 5 inks. Not tried them. They are ET-7700 and ET-7750. Does anyine have any experience of these? I am looking for just such a printer, but at the price asked I want someone else to try it out first!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 21:09 UTC
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