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Comment Re:Sony makes the best camera modules? (Score 1) 131

I have a high-end Sony astronomy cooled CCD camera with the icx814 sensor. The thing is unbelievable. 3.69m pixels, 10 minute dark exposures (that is, exposures with the lens cap on for calibration purposes), and not a single pixel gets illuminated. I have never seen another camera perform this well.

Even a lot of Nikon designed sensors are manufactured by Sony. They are just that good at it.

I think I will wait for the a7sII to come out then pick up a used/refurbished a7s. I would rather have a D800s, but it is too damn expensive.

Comment Re:"quality of finish" does anybody really care? (Score 3, Insightful) 131

I can see you do not own an iPhone either.

That being said, I think the Nexus 5 really was the best looking phone on the market when I bought one. Mostly because it did not have that goofy curved back that some Samsung phones have, nor that absurdly large bezel that Motorola has. I hope the Nexus 5mkII looks the same.

Comment Re:s/April/August (Score 1) 50

I just looked at the page, and yes, I was wrong, it was April 2013.

Not sure where you get August 22nd at, but I am looking at the updates tab of the kickstarter. And that was talking about stuff from the cancelled FPS mode. The entire last page of comments was from people asking if this is a scam.

Comment Re:The cars can detect gestures. (Score 1) 235

Its pretty easy to have a fake badge that looks real enough to a passing car. Now, once you are stopped if the guy does the old "flash it for just a second" when you ask to see the badge, and refuses to hold it for inspection. Whelp, time to GTFO, and call the real police.

But in that case it is the operator not the auto-drive car that is making the decision.

Comment Re:a legal morass (Score 0) 50

Don't worry, a wave of people that desperately want Star Citizen to be a success are going to come in and downvote you to hell and make a bunch of anonymous posts shit-talking you.

I would be happy if it succeeds, and would probably buy it if it does; but I did not put any money into the kickstarter as I suspect it will at best woefully under-deliver.

My guess is that it will be the 38 Studios of 2016. It could have been good, but was consumed by it's own funding success.

God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein

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