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Comment Re:I don't do "social events" (Score 1) 137

I remember an occasion back when phones were first becoming popular, when I was at a hamburger stand and there were five girls in a nearby booth. Four of them were talking on the phone, and the other was sitting looking incredibly bored. It really struck me at the time - why go out with friends and spend the time yakking on the phone?

Comment Re:Statistics without control group? (Score 2) 706

I did some basic stats on this.

There are in Canada about 11 suicides per 100,000 people per year. The Ashley Madison list contains 33 million names. So, on an average year with 33 million random people there are over 3,600 suicides, equating to 10 per day (based on Canadian stats)

So these 2 are well within normal expected rates of suicide for this size of a group. Unless I've bollocked up my stats somewhere in which case please tell me.

Comment Wait a moment... (Score 1, Insightful) 213

So, you put a video online that someone else made, onto a service that someone else pays the bandwidth fees for and you're bitching because you aren't getting any money from it?

What exactly do you think your ten minutes of time in downloading the video from one place and uploading it to another are worth?

Submission + - What is the real resolution of the Lytro Illum camera? Answer: Not much

jolyonr writes: The Lytro Illum light field camera has been around for a while now but only just fell to a price I could justify. I was impressed that they claimed it would be able to export 4 megapixel images after processing the light field image. Not surprisingly they weren't as sharp as I would have hoped. In fact, they were clearly heavily interpolated. So, I started to investigate what the real resolution of the Lytro Illum is, because other than "40 Megaray" there's no real description of it anywhere.

It turns out the true resolution is tiny — 0.4 megapixels at best. And it seems the Illum carries a 40 megapixel 1" sensor — meaning there is a 100:1 ratio of sensor resolution to light field resolution.

We would need a 400 megapixel sensor to get a true 4 megapixel image out of a light field camera. Is this really the future of photography?

More details here: http://www.everyothershot.com/...

Comment approved discussion topics (Score 3, Insightful) 141

The Central Committee has, however, approved and recommended the following:

  • How to get elected with fire bombs and terror scares.
  • How to co-govern with former-KGB and organized crime.
  • How to take territory back from former provinces.
  • How to shoot down airliners.
  • How to hate on Company of Heroes 2.

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