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Comment: Re:Good. IndieGoGo should do it too (Score 1) 177

by Khyber (#47965839) Attached to: Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

"question of how much power does it take to make an LED light visible during the day"

Considering the sun is ~93 lumens per watt and we've got LEDs now pushing 300+ lumens per watt, not very much power, at all. One watt will put any LED brighter than even the glare on the glass.

Comment: Re:Also... (Score 2) 208

by Khyber (#47965797) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

"Don't put an unopened bottle or can of soda in a microwave"

Try again. Don't put anything with ARC-CAPABLE POINTS in a microwave. Rounded-edge steel containers (like metal bowls and cans) are typically fine to use in a microwave.

I've got a *HUGE* nichrome heating element inside my Microwave (it's a combo microwave/broiler.) That element is exposed at all times. Shit doesn't go sparking like mad or blowing up when I use the microwave.

Comment: There's only one thing Alibaba needs to fix (Score 1) 111

by Khyber (#47959767) Attached to: Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

It is a great fucking company. I use it for sourcing all kinds of things. The biggest problem is that their clients quite often have a poor grasp of English. Example, I'm currently looking for a small fan. I need it to ATTACH to a T8 LED and maintain roughly the same profile.

All I get are either quotes for 80mm computer fans, or T8 LED tubes. I even include a picture of the device I have in operation, with a rigged 80mm fan and plastic ducting strapped to the end of the T8 LED tube. It's like they ignore the picture, ignore everything, and only focus on key words. This leads to some of the shittiest customer service I've ever received. I want a fan, not a light. I already have the light, can't you see in the picture?

There are some foreign companies on there with excellent English skills. Those almost always get my business because the transaction and sourcing experience is so much easier.

If Alibaba could fix that one glaring issue, they'll be eating everyone's lunch.

Comment: The real answer is ILLEGAL LABOR (Score 1) 387

by Khyber (#47957577) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

You keep hearing about it in the news, Apple claims to do something to fix it, and more often than not it's the exact same company in the news again for illegal labor practices.

Apple is able to build their own stuff by buying machines with money saved by utilizing illegal labor.

Let's not sugar coat this bullshit any more than it needs it, okay Slashdot?

Comment: Re:And they wonder why I block ads... (Score 1) 223

by Khyber (#47953679) Attached to: Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

" I reserve the right to pick and choose the fonts, to pick and choose the colours, to pick and choose the pictures, and to pick and choose the bits of content of every web page that's offered to me. "

I could guarantee you don't have the right and you don't even have the technological capability to do so unless you're intercepting the packets and re-writing the code on the fly.

Which means you're obviously not using HTTPS and thus you're a moron ripe for security hijacking.

Comment: Re:Spot on (Score 1) 155

by Khyber (#47944991) Attached to: Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

"In your scenario your going to hate it when you need warranty work and the dealers tell you that you need to take it to an authorized warranty repair center for directly purchased cars."

Boy, those dealers are going to hate it when I hit them with a breach of the Anti-tying provisions of the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act.

Comment: Re:Link (Score 2) 326

by Khyber (#47935557) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

"Video calls? You need a good upload link if you're going to make that work, or the quality is so crappy it won't be workable."

Please. I've been running Camfrog Video Chats on a 5/1 line for almost a decade without a problem. That's dozens of video cams up at once, with frame rates so fluid deaf people can sign over video chat and be understood perfectly.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 424

by Khyber (#47927141) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

"Automobile magazines take pictures of cars from as far away as practical, so that the part of the car closer to the camera doesn't look substantially larger than the part of the car further from the lens."

Funny, most car magazines I have use forced perspective to make that front end look a lot bigger. That's everything from Auto Trader to Motorsports Magazine.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 424

by Khyber (#47927123) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Yea. You're trying to argue with someone that deals with optics for a living (specifically, LED lighting and concentrating lenses.)

You can bring your insults around all you want. You're an amateur in the face of a global professional. This is why I've been on the BBC for making plants grow WITHOUT LIGHT AT ALL. I know light better than most anybody here on this site.

Comment: Re:No you don't. Saw your post history (Score 1) 424

by Khyber (#47927109) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

No, he didn't show shit. He posted nonsense without any backing links. He deliberately went off-topic to keep talking.

He's not going to be talking for much longer. People he's pissed off have his info, I have it now.

Do I dox or do I take care of business myself?

Comment: Re:Welcome to the world of "YOU FAIL", loser (Score 1) 424

by Khyber (#47927097) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

You annihilated nobody.

By the way, I know your address. Expect a few 'well-being' check ups, if not a visit from myself, personally, with the white coats in tow.

So 'secure' in your HOSTS that you forget that your personal info, which can do a lot more damage, is already out on the net thanks to people you've pissed off.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 424

by Khyber (#47927079) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Zoom and telephoto are one and the same, just one is adjustable. Who's the one that needs to do their homework?

Oh, and go to Edmund Optics so you can get kits to MAKE YOUR OWN. You can get a 10mm-1000mm focal length kit for around $300.

Back to school for you. I've been at this for 17 years, since high school photography elective.

"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" -- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970