Yup. Chrome 31 on a Mac.
Mac != iOS.
Yup. Chrome 31 on a Mac.
Mac != iOS.
OK, fine. Most have SOME amount of IR filtering because yeah, you need to filter IR to get good pics in natural light, but some have more, some have less. Speaking of things that take 3 minutes to research, I just tested with my iPhone 5S: Shining a remote into the back camera, literally as close to the lens as I could get, I see nothing. With the front camera, the light is visible from over a meter away. (Phone in one hand, remote in the other.)
The OP's point was, plastic that "looks" black to humans can, in fact, let IR light through. (It's the stuff they mold onto the ends of remotes to make them look nice -- they've been doing that for over 20 years.) And many digital cameras can pick up that light. Every point and shoot I've owned, from 1.3 (in 1997) to 8MP, and many cameras on laptops and phones, including BOTH cameras on the iPhone 4, could do that trick of seeing remote lights. So yeah, all cameras might have SOME amount of IR filter, but I don't do astronomy. For me, the distinction is "enough filter to block a remote's light, or not." Or, to work with the IR illumination LED that came with my 10-year-old Sony DV camcorder.
I just tested more with my iPhone 5S. With the back camera, literally as close to the lens as I could get, I see nothing. With the front camera, the lights are visible from over a meter away. (Phone in one hand, remote in the other.)
My first digital camera was a 1.3MP unit in 1997. The last point-and-shoot I got was an 8MP one about 4 years ago. Those, and all in between, showed IR light as I describe. As did all iPhones before the 4S.
So all digital cameras might have *some* IR filtering, but some much more than others. To me, "IR filter" means does it filter out just enough to make pics look good in natural light, or do they also filter out strong IR beams.
Anyway, the OP's point was, plastic that "looks" black to humans can, in fact, let IR light through. (It's the stuff they mold onto the ends of remotes to make them look nice -- they've been doing that for over 20 years.) And many digital cameras can pick up that light. THAT is what we are discussing here.
"'There is always this desire to make a Swiss Army knife"
Like this guy?
Before I realized the significance of the hyphen, my brain briefly parsed that sentence like "An armed UBR-1..."
Many -- probably most -- digital cameras do not have IR filtering. All you need is a remote control to test. Turn on your camera, point the remote at the lens, and press a button on the remote. On the iPhone 5S, you can point the remote at the main camera and you won't see its light, but if you point it at the front camera, you will. I've been using digital cameras to test remotes and their batteries for years. Here is a pic I just took with the built-in camera on a 2011 MacBook Pro.
Also, any DV camera (remember those?) with "night mode" depends on that. Put them into night mode and a bright IR LED lights up the scene, letting the camera "see" in perfect (human) darkness.
Runs perfectly on a Mac. (10.8)
Yeah. Everyone knows (I thought) that the USSR had a good early lead.
> Somehow keeping the search box and the URL
> box separate seems backward.
Different strokes for different folks. I hate, hate, HATE a combined URL/search box. Safari held out pretty long but now they have it. Ugh. HATE it.
If I type a character wrong, I don't want to land at a search results page, I want my browser to show me an error message and LEAVE EVERYTHING ELSE ALONE so I can change the one character that needs changing and get on with my day.
If I type "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit" it takes me right to the proper page on Wikipedia*, but if I type "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los Angeles" the space causes Safari to send me to Google -- even though Wikipedia would just forward me to "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles" upon receiving a URL with a space in it, which worked up through Safari 5.x.
* I go to wikipedia a lot so most of that is autocompleted for me -- I just type 'en.', right arrow, 'wiki/', <whatever I want.>
Because it sucks the least for what I do. They've ALL become fugly, bloated messes that add crap and remove good features willy-nilly; made worse by an accelerated release schedule. At least Safari only gets worse once or twice a year.
Safari 6.1 would be mostly great if "downloads", "view source", and "activity" were still separate windows. Oh well.
> Citation needed
If you need a Citation, you can pick one up for a grand or two.
Let me go back to the last discussion we had here about Apple's lightning connectors and find all the people who said a reversible connector was too difficult to manufacture, expensive, and fragile for anything but overpriced shiny hipster fanboi Apple gear...
Also, olbig. XKCD
Listen dickhole, they might not have a policy in writing that says you can't hula-hoop in there, either, but if you try to do it, I guarantee they'll ask you to stop, and you're an asshole if you don't. Fucking idiot.
If they communicate their wishes to you, you either follow their wishes or you fucking leave. It doesn't matter how they communicate to their wishes to you. It's their fucking place.
Nobody said computers were going to be polite.