falconeyes

falconeyes

Lives in Germany Germany
Has a website at falklumo.blogspot.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2008

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On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Jon Stern: It's interesting that Raytrix GmbH, who have been around for years, without any of the Silicon Valley hype, continue to quietly exist. Selling plenoptic cameras for industrial use, to customers who have a problem that it solves.

Raytrix GmbH holds many patents Lytro would have required anyway.
And Raytrix exists because they are an industrial company serving industrial customers, and doing so well. Exactly what Germany does best. Serving the consumer market involves a lot of hype and marketing and it's just not in the DNA of many German companies. It's even a problem for the car industry given the recent hype around Tesla ...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 13:00 UTC
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falconeyes: The most stunning thing isn't this algorithm.
Which is plain stunning anyway.

Most stunning is that this isn't the most stunning news coming from NVidia these days. It was real-time raytracing on a Volta graphics card presented at GDC.

@vscd you have no idea what I am talking about

This runs on a stock Nvidia graphics card with Volta GPU. Maybe, read about at https://devblogs.nvidia.com/introduction-nvidia-rtx-directx-raytracing/

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 09:31 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (361 comments in total)
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ShaiKhulud: Here you go, Dpreview (my grammar is ars*, so figure it out):

March 9, 2018. Experiments with drone are still in progress. Goals for this flight are: reach the height of 10km and return to the launch site without accidents.

By popular demands, by my own desire and with a help of my friends we've added air temperature gauge.

Because of the thermometer inertia, temperatire is displayed with a slight delay.

The outside ground level temperature was around -10 C.

Max. temperature during flight was around -50 C at 8000 m. altitude.

DVR footage and HD footage is slightly out of sync (by a few seconds) because of the frame skipping.

@DL Cade
please replace google translate by DeepL.com. Vastly superior results for the languages supported. Almost human level quality, embarrasing actually.

Btw, this is their automated translation:
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Experiments with Quadrocopter continue. This time the goal of the flight was to reach an altitude of 10 kilometers and return safely to the launch site.

By popular request and with the help of friendly people, an air temperature display appeared. Due to the inertia of the thermometer, the current temperature is not displayed immediately. On the road that day it was about -10 degrees

The minimum temperature during the flight was -50 degrees around 8000 meters.

And because there is a time desynchronization between the HD video and the DVR (due to skipping or unnecessary frames)

Watch the video with comments on the Anuar channel https://youtu.be/yi6tBl4AAiY
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(Note: the German original was a bit strange, probably xlated from Russian ...)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 17:30 UTC

The most stunning thing isn't this algorithm.
Which is plain stunning anyway.

Most stunning is that this isn't the most stunning news coming from NVidia these days. It was real-time raytracing on a Volta graphics card presented at GDC.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 17:25 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
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falconeyes: > mammoth-like musk ox
Certainly not. They are 5 ft tall sheep-goats ...

I don't. Mammoth were the largest animal on land of their times, and lived everywhere, not just in the cold. If anything, both are quite hairy. But then why not call them "bison-like"?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 09:25 UTC

> mammoth-like musk ox
Certainly not. They are 5 ft tall sheep-goats ...

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 00:45 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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falconeyes: In all seriosity though,
this just is the "get everything for free" mentality taken to the next level.
Why is America so mad at having everything ad-financed?

This cover photo thing is nothing but this: make the cover photo an ad ...

I am sure nobody actualy buys $26 copies of the magazine. But it sure contains lots of ads ...

@entoman, I still think my wording was bad. Frankly, I thought "seriosity" does exist because it exists in French ... It very likely is Old English now.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 00:29 UTC
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falconeyes: In all seriosity though,
this just is the "get everything for free" mentality taken to the next level.
Why is America so mad at having everything ad-financed?

This cover photo thing is nothing but this: make the cover photo an ad ...

I am sure nobody actualy buys $26 copies of the magazine. But it sure contains lots of ads ...

Thanks.
But are you sure it is a mistake, rather than just unusual?
-> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/seriosity

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 09:35 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (361 comments in total)

Actually, nobody pointed to the

"Making Of" video here
-> https://youtu.be/yi6tBl4AAiY (enable English subtitles!)

A better source IMHO.

It contains commented sequences from the video, shows the quad, the blades (7"), the battery (12 standard cells), and flight preparation like a check with https://www.flightradar24.com . The link is from the video discussed here.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 17:36 UTC as 39th comment

In all seriosity though,
this just is the "get everything for free" mentality taken to the next level.
Why is America so mad at having everything ad-financed?

This cover photo thing is nothing but this: make the cover photo an ad ...

I am sure nobody actualy buys $26 copies of the magazine. But it sure contains lots of ads ...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 17:20 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies

Sheeba Magazine was known to nobody, until this scam :)
They don't even have a page on Wikipedia.
I am sure the paid front covers were intended to avoid going bankrupt. What will happen now. Or maybe not with all the press ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 17:10 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (361 comments in total)

Now, I'd like to see more drone footage from Everest tourists ...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 10:29 UTC as 42nd comment
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falconeyes: A 6% increase in five years, or 1% p.y. Sounds fair enough.

But Adobe showed us they are on the greedy side. What if they increase 6% per year, or 10%? Like my accounting software :( The sad point is Adobe never made any promises as to keep CC affordable.

> "The promise was for the time being."

A "promise for the time being" would be a thing with no value by definition.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:38 UTC

> Pricing will be similar to existing enterprise SSDs on a per terabyte basis

So, where is anything newsworthy then?
Esp. as conventional HDDs are still much cheaper „on a per terabyte basis“

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:19 UTC as 17th comment

Am I getting it right?

- They think they master all technology for pro-level mirorless while in reality, they actually don't (think AF)?

- They don't even know yet if they need a new mount for mirrorless?

- And to round it all up, they admit to cripple their mirrorless (4k DPAF) to upsell a higher-end mirrorless which doesn't even exist? Really?

Canon has lost all leadership. Obviously so. It is sad.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 17:02 UTC as 167th comment | 3 replies
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jfa3000: You pay your money, you make your choice.
I am an annual subscriber to CC, but don't use LR, only PS and do my RAW conversion in the Canon proprietary software. It is tax deductible for me, because it is a tool.
It is still an excellent product at an affordable price.
I've been using PS since the beginning, and might buy Affinity to learn it, if I can find the time, but PS works for me and the high end labs I use.
For advanced amateurs or amateurs, it might not be worth it, I can see that.
That doesn't excuse the ridiculous venting that goes on here.
If you don't like Adobe, don't buy their products. Simples.

It doesn't matter but just to correct this nonsense:

Both, Photoshop CS6 and LR6, both perpetual license, both run just fine on a 2018 Mac with 2018 MacOS High Sierra.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 00:11 UTC
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jfa3000: You pay your money, you make your choice.
I am an annual subscriber to CC, but don't use LR, only PS and do my RAW conversion in the Canon proprietary software. It is tax deductible for me, because it is a tool.
It is still an excellent product at an affordable price.
I've been using PS since the beginning, and might buy Affinity to learn it, if I can find the time, but PS works for me and the high end labs I use.
For advanced amateurs or amateurs, it might not be worth it, I can see that.
That doesn't excuse the ridiculous venting that goes on here.
If you don't like Adobe, don't buy their products. Simples.

Well, the venting is against the overall industry move towards rental software.

At some point, you'll have dozens of expensive monthly software subscriptions. While competition has faded away because said subscriptions will be bundle subscriptions covering mostly everything. I.e., subscriptions for OS, office work, creative work, etc. ... That's a world many do not want!

And one thing is for sure: in this general move, Adobe will move everybody to one of two subscriptions: creative and document. Say good bye to photographer subscription then.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:57 UTC

This is about 12 million full subscriptions worth $50/m each. More if one takes the $10 and $30 limited subscriptions into account.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:52 UTC as 54th comment
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Lensmate: I've bought 360 image books and have looked at 360 video, and for some reason, it just doesn't work for me. Not to take away from this video...its beautifully done, but for me, I'd prefer them shown separately and in regular field of view. Kudos, and thanks for sharing the hard work whilst enduring the freezing elements !

No.
The strange feeling of VR is that one is teleported but incapable to interact. I call it the "invisible observer effect". I mean for real VR headset content, not VR gaming.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:40 UTC
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Lensmate: I've bought 360 image books and have looked at 360 video, and for some reason, it just doesn't work for me. Not to take away from this video...its beautifully done, but for me, I'd prefer them shown separately and in regular field of view. Kudos, and thanks for sharing the hard work whilst enduring the freezing elements !

The magic of VR is to be teleported to an arbitrary place in time and space. Time not elapsing at its normal pace destroys the magic.

I think one has to experience true VR immersion, with stereo capture, to understand. It is kind of a culture shock. First time I was teleported into somebody's appartment I actually felt quite initimidated to breach his privacy ...

A timelapse is the opposite ... an artistic projection of reality.

In order to use VR to present a piece of art, it would to actually have contain it in this virtual world. E.g., a timelapse of the creation of a sculpture (maybe where I can walk around it too, bullet effect) would be a good candidate to combine timelapse and VR. Or a virtual museum where entire walls are timelapses. Hmmmh, food for thought ...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:27 UTC
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