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Comment: Re:Astronouts are experts? (Score 3, Informative) 23

but why is something important because an astronaut says it?

As the summary points out, Ed Lu isn't just "an astronaut." He's a director of the B612 foundation. This aren't just three guys who used to work in space, recently got drunk in a bar and decided someone should do something about all these asteroids they keep hearing about on the news.

Aren't astronauts usually pilots who received advanced training for going to space?

No. Ed Lu is a physicist (and was one before he became an astronaut), and Tom Jones was working on remote sensing of asteroids before he became an astronaut.

Comment: Re:I'll stick with my F 1.4 lenses, thanks (Score 1) 73

by wonkey_monkey (#46797007) Attached to: Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

This being slashdot, I think it's appropriate to discuss the technical aspects of photographic lenses.

The AC wasn't trying to start a discussion. He just wanted to sneer down his nose at people using "inferior" tech.

We all know real cameras take better photos than smart phones, and this software isn't going to suddenly close the gap, so I don't know why the AC was acting so threatened and insulted.

Comment: Re:I'll stick with my F 1.4 lenses, thanks (Score 1) 73

by wonkey_monkey (#46796219) Attached to: Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

Wow. You're so awesome. You own a big-boy camera and know all the fancy photography words!*

That's what you wanted to hear, right? Because I can't think of any other good reason for you to post this.

The "muggles" have all got cameras now. This is just a nice bit of software that'll make their shots a bit more fancy.

Get over it.

(*disclaimer: so do I, but I don't use it as an excuse for scoffing at those who don't)

You'll take my Haruo Sato designed lenses away from me when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers.

No-one's coming for your lenses, you self-aggrandizing lunatic.

You are in a maze of little twisting passages, all alike.

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