RegisS

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On article Video: An angry raven nearly takes down delivery drone (150 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: How is it possible that its not getting wounded by the propellors?

Maybe smarter than average human about avoiding injury from the whirling blades.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2021 at 07:52 UTC
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RegisS: To actually reduce waste, this new connector standard needs to stifle innovation at an appropriate place. The non-bendable portion of the cable sticking out of a USB-C cable is longer than what sticks out of USB-A. That long lever on the tiny USB-C connector makes breakage much more likely. Connector breakage makes e-waste, especially if it's the connector inside the phone or laptop that breaks. The rectangular USB-A connector is an appropriate size for human hands to grip. Also, a phone that is just thick enough to connect to USB-A would be an appropriate size for human hands. For your next phone, would you rather have it thinner, or have more battery? SD card or micro-SD card? Humans don't need USB-C. Let's standardize on USB-A.

Pannumon, you are right about the old standard not supporting USB-A to USB-A connection. There is some initial communication between devices connected USB-C to USB-C do that they don't do bad things to eachother. Such communication could be done with USB-A, but old USB-A devices might not play nice.

I have micro-USB connectors break inside the devices, tearing off circuit board traces, not repairable. I have not seen a broken device connector with USB-C yet. Does USB-C have a breakability standard requiring the cable to break easily so that the device is not damaged?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2021 at 16:31 UTC

To actually reduce waste, this new connector standard needs to stifle innovation at an appropriate place. The non-bendable portion of the cable sticking out of a USB-C cable is longer than what sticks out of USB-A. That long lever on the tiny USB-C connector makes breakage much more likely. Connector breakage makes e-waste, especially if it's the connector inside the phone or laptop that breaks. The rectangular USB-A connector is an appropriate size for human hands to grip. Also, a phone that is just thick enough to connect to USB-A would be an appropriate size for human hands. For your next phone, would you rather have it thinner, or have more battery? SD card or micro-SD card? Humans don't need USB-C. Let's standardize on USB-A.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2021 at 12:25 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

This is just too good to be true, doing so many good things. Each time an art collector sells the original creation to another collector, the original creator gets a percentage. Good idea, but by whose rules? Funding art, carbon, environment, world peace, whatever, all these good things are paid by 'tax' (gas fees) on transactions. So, if I buy and hold forever then the creator is denied income from secondary sales. Can the originator put an expiration into their creation so that it must be re-sold after a decade? a week? a single view? This could evolve into pay-per-view with the creators getting paid directly by viewers, but where is enforcement of ownership? More likely, all creative output becomes the property of those with monopolistic business models. They own it and manage what the public sees. Of course, new creators can't afford the price of entry. New stuff might dilute the value of what is already owned. NFT is a scam leading to an ugly future.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 20:14 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

Going to a print shop seems like unnecessary expense for this experiment. Print has less dynamic range due to the nature of pigment on paper. Next problem is that the ink dots are not analog darkness. It is a greater density of dots that makes the image darker, so there is also a contrast vs resolution tradeoff. At the print shop, the photos get downsampled by the printer's clever algorithms that drive the ink jets.

I think this should have been done by processing raws and then downsampling. From that, we could still compare the dynamic range of the photos.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 22:56 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies

Nice effect for posting to photo contests that have rules against edited images. (And these filters can be used without subscription payments.)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 19:24 UTC as 21st comment
On article Zeiss ZX1 real-world samples gallery (237 comments in total)

I hope this camera does well, only because I want to see someone try again. There's not enough camera here (no zoom, no lens alternatives), and too much connectivity.

The cellphone stuff I want to have packaged into a camera is the multi-image stacking that gets such great images from tiny sensors. Put those algorithms into a camera-shaped thing that does not need to brag about its thinness, with room for a sensor and zoom lens like Sony RX10M4.

Connecting the camera to cloud, instagram, etc seems cumbersome, too many logins to manage. Instead, just one connection -- reliably pair the camera to a cellphone. Let the cellphone do the editing and photo sharing.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 18:49 UTC as 1st comment
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Jon555: Of course if it had a camera attached it would have fallen at a higher terminal speed... so really only super-safe if not attached to a camera... :-)

Did anyone notice the string still attached to the filter after the drop? That string drags through the air like a fluttering kite tail. This was practically a parachute drop for the filter.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2021 at 18:18 UTC

The sky overshadows the beauty of the model in the foreground. Need to fix that too. The world will look dismally drab if we ever glance away from our phones.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 21:01 UTC as 51st comment

It would be sooo much better with the hump extended to cover the whole back of the phone. Fill that extra space with a fat battery.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2021 at 01:14 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

So, Bixby meddles with our camera settings too.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 03:54 UTC as 16th comment

Yeah, they made this website interactive, but not in a good way. There is no choice. It's like clicking through the online corporate policy training that my employer requires.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 23:29 UTC as 25th comment
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Matpan: It's easier to get a gun and start a shooting than to legally fly a drone in the US now, apparently. Priorities...

Matpan, I think that idea may be the key to getting drones legal. Advocates and industry have been presenting drones as safe. Instead, drones should be considered as weapons, and our use of them protected by our constitutional right to bear arms. Laws with appropriate penalties are already in place to deal with the perps when small unmanned aircraft (typically bullets) damage persons or property.

With drones considered as weapons, the NRA might help us dismantle this technology burden. The cartridge primer must self-test and not fire if Remote ID is not functioning. Manufacturers have 18 months to comply. (Gun control under the soon-to-be Harris Administration)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 12:06 UTC

It would be more useful to allow the camera app to prevent touchscreen response at the top and bottom ends of the screen. The screen could show a viewfinder that does not cover the whole screen (left and right ends in landscape orientation). The non-touch area could then serve as a camera grip. We could hold phone like a camera instead of holding it by the edges.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2020 at 09:01 UTC as 2nd comment

Any chance this technology works when the cellphone is inside a protective case?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2020 at 08:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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dan pv: At the rates AI is developing it won't be long till the cartoon character will choose you as his real-world avatar.

But why would the cartoon need you?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2020 at 15:01 UTC

It looks like this lens works on a lab bench with the subject illuminated by a specific wavelength of light. To use this lens in natural light, it would need a narrowband optical filter to block all but the wavelength the lens is designed for. That's a lot of light loss. There may be machine vision robotic uses for this tech, but it won't be much use as a cellphone camera lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2020 at 05:52 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Tried to read the article, but it would not let let me continue. it asks for my Google or Fecebook ID.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 02:49 UTC as 17th comment
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mick232: No worries, the thumbnails are still there. That's all you need. What comes next? Canon introduces a 320x240 camera?

How good is AI now? Biz opportunity for AI working with Instagram data to generate better-than-original pix and vids from the 320x240s.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 01:24 UTC
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Passereau: This is typically a nonsense... Nobody need these mini-satellites, Musk has enough money for multiple lives ! But he will make a new big pollution to satisfy his ego and make more and more money... a shame. I would have vote "NO" to this project if i could ! He stole our sky...

You like the present monopolies on internet service? Are these satellites disturbing the precious spotted owls? Are there really problems that outweigh the benefits? This is a good thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2020 at 16:55 UTC
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