Offtopic Sat, 18 Nov 17 18:15:48 -0700 Offtopic en-CA PPoll: Grumpy or Pony Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:33:33 -0700 endotoxic 18253@/talks/discussions Dear members.

We all know our leader Vitaly, from one way or another for good or bad, he and his team has manage to keep up one of the most interesting forums sites camera related and tech stuff, and all the internet. We all know PV it it's something special. Nor good or bad it's just special.

So poll is something different.

How you persive our current Leader from the inside. You know.. That black rock he calls heart. Lol just kidding.

So is he : Grumpy cat or good pony

Let's gets started.

Also we don't know your birthday Vitaly! May be fun have some presents from forum members.

Amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Qualcomm Centriq 2400 – ARM 10nm server processors Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:50:46 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18183@/talks/discussions

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor, based on the Qualcomm Falkor CPU, QDT’s own Armv8-based custom CPU core design, delivers leading-edge aggregate performance, as shown by SPECint_rate20062 score estimates. These scores are based on the open source gcc compiler, using -O2 flags, consistent with how cloud developers compile their own code.

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 delivers better performance per watt than competing x86 server processors4. We’ve taken a typical Qualcomm Centriq 2460 processor and run SPECint_rate2006, measuring the average power for each sub-test. All tests ran at the full 2.6 GHz peak frequency. As a first-order view, the average (both mean and median) power of those measurements was 65W. Running the same test on an Intel Xeon Platinum 8176, which has similar SPECint_rate2006 performance when compiled with gcc -O2, the power we measured was significantly higher — running at 100% of its 165W thermal design power (TDP) and burning over 2.5x as much electricity for similar performance!

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor delivers a phenomenal performance-per-dollar. With a list price5 of $1,995, the 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2460 processor delivers 4X better performance-per-dollar versus Intel’s highest-performance Skylake processor, the Intel Xeon Platinum 8180. With a list price of $1373, the 46-core Qualcomm Centriq 2452 processor offers 3X better performance-per-dollar versus Intel Xeon Gold 6152. And, with a list price of $888, the 40-core Qualcomm Centriq 2434 processor offers 2X better performance-per-dollar versus Intel Xeon Silver 41166.

RAW makes obsolete all your skill Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:06:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6222@/talks/discussions This discussion was created from comments split from: Future of wedding market.

4TB Seagate Backup Plus for $79 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:42:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18156@/talks/discussions Code BYD15

Triumph of meanness Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:52:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9796@/talks/discussions NOTE This topic is kind of personal topic. Contains only specific films that I watched personally.

Limited discussions are permitted but are removed with time, so only films remain.

Opposing topic -

All three films can be expressed in this three words - triumph of meanness. People who deserve to die, who have no real value and no real attachment to audience. People who do all they can (and something outside their abilities) to die fast - somehow survive (mostly due to complete logical and technical idiocy of everything around them). And we are not only supposed to be on their side but even pay for watching this crap. It must be all in reverse, such films must be shown by force in special camps were new breed of hamsters will be created.

Routine meal searching uncover paralel content: phytates, antinutrients and capital Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:35:47 -0600 AugustoDantas 18108@/talks/discussions Was searching for oats porridge on google:

Capitalism has proven most resourceful. Population growth ha no doubt aided in its growth. Yet there is also a geographical dimension to its sucess, as noted famously by Henry Lefebvre (1991) and David Harvey (1982). In other words, through the production of space (e.g., Harvey), as witnessed through decreases in transportation and communication costs and the instant exchange of information between nodes located all around the world. These expansionistic tendencies take both intensive (e.g., new infraestructure investments in cities already involved in capitalistic modes of production) and extensive (investments in areas not yet enveloped in the logic of capital) forms (Sewell 2008). Yetm as Marx and Engels (1967) noted so long ago, these tendencies produce contradictions, which must be resolved in some form so as not to derail the circulation of capital. And therein lays capitalism's transformational engine, in these contradictions/tensions that it then "resolves". This has allowed capitalism to continue on the tracks without (yet?) a major derailing of its logics.

Marx and Engels predicted that eventually such tensions would become too much for capitalism: "The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very fundation on which the burgeoisie produces and appropriates productions. What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, is its own grave-diggers" (Marx and Engels 1978: 483). The (first) contradiction is overproduction - that eventually there will simply be too much stuff and not enough people able to buy it all. More recently, James O'Connor (1998) has written about what he calls the second contradiction of capital. While the contradiction discussed by Marx and Engels centers on a crisis on the demand side, for O'Connor capitalism will, over time, witness a crisis on the supply side. This under-production will occur as industry and state - both which are directed by the logics of capital - fail to protect the conditions of production, namely, the environment. "Put simply", in the words of O'Connor (1998: 245), "the second contradiction states that when individual capitals attempt to defend or restore profits by cutting or externalizing costs, the unintended effect is to redue the 'productivity' of the conditions of production".

To be clear, I am not looking to rewrite Marx nor am I hoping to challenge or contradict others extensions of his thought. There is an impeccable logic embedded within these grave-digger arguments. But I cannot help wonder if there is something else 0 if you will, something "deeper" - that unites these contradictions into a single conceptual thread. It seems to m at least that capitalism would have painfully short existence were it not for our readiness to mistake its abstract "objects" for the concrete. The link between object-ification and O'Connor's argument is fairly easy to state. Breaking up the world into "decontextualized, dissociated and detached" commodities (Callon 1998: 19) reduces the productivity of the conditions of production because this process fragments something that fundamentally is not fragmented (see e.g., Levins and Lewontin 1994). And with each "object" new tensions arise (whereby the productivity of the conditions of production are threatened), which in turn brings about new objects (and new tensions), and so forth.

Capital has thus far acted with amazing speed at turning these tensions into sources of profits. William Sewell (2008: 525) describes this ability as follows:

"The occurrence of events in social life, of unexpected happenings of any sort, is for capital above all an opportunity for new sources of profit. As the profitability of existing investments declines or stagnates, there are always alert capitalists scanning the horizon for new, more profitable investments. It is this eternal alertness of capital for higher profit that drives both the business cycle (because the enthusiastic pursuit of new possibilities of gains results time and again in overinvestment) and capitalism's continual expansion (as new geographical, technological, social, and cultural patterns open the possibility for extending capitalist money-making practices into ever new sites)."

Decentering Biotechnology: Assemblages Built and Assemblages Masked By Professor Michael S Carolan

Upper pages seems more porridge related and are also very interesting.

Semicinductors industry has serious issues, stop will follow Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:54:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15422@/talks/discussions image

After more than 50 years of miniaturization, the transistor could stop shrinking in just five years, this is the prediction of the 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, which was officially released earlier this month.

After 2021 it will no longer be economically desirable for companies to continue to shrink the dimensions of transistors in microprocessors. Instead, chip manufacturers will turn to other means of boosting density, namely turning the transistor from a horizontal to a vertical geometry and building multiple layers of circuitry, one on top of another.

19 companies were developing and manufacturing logic chips with leading-edge transistors in 2001. Today, there are just four: Intel, TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries.

This guys did not tell you full truth. For all last manufacturer processes companies had marketing process values and real process values. In old good times each generation of process really meant proportional reduction of all elements, it is no longer the case. Especially with 14nm processes that are not really 14nm.

Optimistic statements with many 3D wafers and such are overly optimistic. Due to difficulties such process is very costly and available to top manufacturers only. All such processes are not usable in high speed and thermally intense areas due to cooling issues, this mean GPUs and CPUs. Now it is only some flash memory that is made using similar approach.

Adobe Deep Fill Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:57:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18046@/talks/discussions

QuantumFilm Sensor Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:58:49 -0600 MikeLinn 13987@/talks/discussions

Microsoft: Story of idiots Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:12:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18003@/talks/discussions Start from Outlook, this guys plan to destroy it.

Outlook interface is loaded with buttons you probably aren't using, and it generally isn't as intuitive or fluid as the mobile and web versions. Thankfully, Microsoft knows this -- and it's planning a revamp that could give the email and calendar app a breath of fresh air. Microsoft recently previewed Outlook redesigns for Mac and Windows that are nearly as clean and intuitive as their mobile counterparts. You can still have a customizable "ribbon" at the top, but it's stripped down and less intimidating to newcomers. The navigation panel (on the left) also takes its cues from Outlook's mobile apps, making it much easier to switch folders or entire accounts.

I really think we need to do something to journalists who write all this, as well as ban any design and development rights for people who made it.

DICKS: Do you need to be one to be a successful leader? Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:53:02 -0600 MikeLinn 17991@/talks/discussions

Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro APS-C Lens for $199 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:23:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17953@/talks/discussions image

Canon version.

Why big guys are using arri alexa and upscaling to 4k instead of using native 4k camera? Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:29:02 -0600 apefos 17868@/talks/discussions Today I went to cinema theater IMAX 4K to enjoy a big screen 65 x 34 feet.

The movie was shot with Arri Alexa with a 2k editing, so I perceived that the image was a little bit soft in the big 4k screen, mainly in wide scenes.

If IMAX cinema theater is native 4k projectors, why these big productions with lots of money are still using Arri Alexa with 2k editing and upscaling footage?

I think a 4k Lumix camera would look much better in IMAX.

13'3 Full HD IPS / 6GB/ 64 GB / Apollo Lake Note for $249 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:30:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17421@/talks/discussions image


Medal Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:17:42 -0600 apefos 17844@/talks/discussions A medal may be awarded to a person or organization as a form of recognition for various types of achievements, for example: talking too much.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 8GB WINDFORCE OC for $369 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:14:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17772@/talks/discussions image

Amazing card for video editing, including realtime Red footage grading.

Will Panasonic launch 4k camcorders like Canon and Sony? Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:53:55 -0600 apefos 17761@/talks/discussions Panasonic does not like to be behind competitors. Since VHS era Panasonic used to launch lots of products to allow the low budget people and prosumer market to be full of options. What about now, 2017/2018 ? Will Panasonic launch 4k big sensor camcorders?

Remember to support us 7 Mon, 15 May 2017 02:21:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16936@/talks/discussions We are making request again

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Speculations on the Future: Panasonic GH6, Sony A7000 and others... Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:54:36 -0600 apefos 17707@/talks/discussions Do you think Panasonic will implement 8k video in the upcoming GH6 camera?

Will it have a new organic sensor with more dynamic range?

What about Sony? Will they release a 8k mirrorless?

What will be the future of Sony Sensors?

It seems Nikon is entering the mirrorless full frame game. What to expect?

Share your thoughts...

Beurocrats: U.N. demands to make global drone registry Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:41:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17704@/talks/discussions

The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.

While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during a Montreal symposium this month to make data accessible in real time, said Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO’s air navigation bureau.

The single registry would eschew multiple databases in favor of a one-stop-shop that would allow law enforcement to remotely identify and track unmanned aircraft, along with their operator and owner.


Pentax makes cheapest FF camera set Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:11:33 -0600 MikeLinn 17659@/talks/discussions

Searching on Ebay is heavily filtered - you don't get all offers arround the world! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:24:05 -0600 Psyco 10283@/talks/discussions Hello,

as I DIY a lot and also prefere to get my gear without the "premium price tag" of European resellers, I order things very often directly from China via Ebay. Its the general market place in the web, its quite save, a lot of offers arround the world....oh and you get fucked over quite hard:

If you use the search function in Ebay with "world wide" enabled (and who doesn't?) it does not display all offers that match your search words. It filters out many auctions that 100% match your search, especially offers from China!

I had this issue with Olympus pro lenses for arround $2000 from Japan and tiny parts for soldering for $0.50 from China. I typed in some words to search, got 0 hits and the exact item I was looking for was displayed in the "more items related to.." below. I used copy&paste of that auction headline into the search window and again got 0 hits. I clicked on the item, the auction/item was display properly and also stated that this seller has 935 other items for sale. Klicking on "see other items" resulted in 0 items found.

I was using ebay Germany. So I tried ebay USA - some items got now "found" properly, others didn't. Lately I was using ebay Germany but with a proxy server in between - this looked like it showed all results. If ebay doesn't know where you sit, it doesn't know what to filter for.

I contacted ebay support with this issue:

  1. "It can take time to display your auctions properly" - automatic answer, totally off topic.
  2. "You should update your browser and enable cookies. The ebay search function is working fine." - standart reply, off topic.
  3. "Can you please give an example of that problem" - wow! I did.
  4. "We had a look at your problem. This is a KNOWN issue. We are working on it." - What?! Now its a known problem...and not solved..?

But...they solved the problem: Today I was using a proxy server again to get some "single row 2.54mm round pin male headers" for PCB soldering and the proxy-method doesn't work anymore. And it will take them not much time to adjust the "related items..." search function aswell to not display auctions that are not "good" for you.

The only way I know of now to find all items that match a search frase is using Google. But as Google scanns through all listings from time to time, its not up to date and very often you find what you are looking for, but the auction allready ended.

Has anybody any ideas how to get around this censorship?

Smartphone Destroyed a Generation? Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:49:49 -0600 SeanL78 17461@/talks/discussions

The number of teens who get together with their friends nearly every day dropped by more than 40 percent from 2000 to 2015; the decline has been especially steep recently. It’s not only a matter of fewer kids partying; fewer kids are spending time simply hanging out. That’s something most teens used to do: nerds and jocks, poor kids and rich kids, C students and A students. The roller rink, the basketball court, the town pool, the local necking spot—they’ve all been replaced by virtual spaces accessed through apps and the web.

Let's end unboxing videos! Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:36:52 -0600 pundit 3893@/talks/discussions I know I'm not the only one who is driven insane by unboxing videos!

When you already have too many lenses Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:53:34 -0600 goanna 17560@/talks/discussions Follow this guide and you'll be happy but poor and alone.


California industry: Don't try to make our doctors smarter Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:26:09 -0600 joethepro 17483@/talks/discussions A bill was introduced in 2011 in California that would mandate that physicians and surgeons must attend 7 hours of nutritional education courses over the course of the following 4 YEARS. That is less than 2 hours of training per year. Yet a number of health related industry reps opposed this.

How dare we attempt to educate our doctors about the truth behind most disease or do anything that might challenge the meat and pharma industry!

Youtube deleted my short film Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:11:30 -0600 tonalt 17427@/talks/discussions After over 3 years and over 260 000 views, Youtube deleted my short film because of this policy:

I complained a month ago with these words: "Entry to short film competition (link to approval email picture) where it was accepted. Artistic film based on comic and contains potty humor, but poo is fake."

I haven't received response.

Sure there's fake poo and fart noises, but really, delete because of toilet humor?

What can I do?

I uploaded the video now to vimeo:

Safe list Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:15:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10151@/talks/discussions Special topic devoted to proper, safe to watch films.

What it means "safe to watch"?
It means that your television set / monitor will become undamaged after viewing this film. All windows will be intact.
No hostages will be taken as the result of viewing.
Brain damage will be minimal. In case if you still have some grey cells they might even get some real work.
And you even won't use bucket for vomiting.

Opposite topic -

P.S. Heavy moderated personal topic, post only double checked entries and only after PM me, so no complains. All movie discussions must go into separate topics.

DSLR shutter work Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:18:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17434@/talks/discussions