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Comment Re:The Cloud: 1, Users: 0 (Score 1) 432

This is precisely why I went with Insteon smart switches with an ISY994i and Homebridge for interfacing to my phone. It is completely and totally under my control and I have not trusted any outside company with the keys (literally) to my house.

The problem is that the above solution only works for a nerd such as myself. There is 0% chance your average home owner could get their smartphone to control their house without the help of the "cloud" (in this case a thermostat that phones home every so often).

Comment Re:Poor VW (Score 1) 203

Just buy a Tesla already

Battery based cars tend to do very poorly in very cold countries.

And has anyone done the math on how much pollution is created during the lifecycle of those lithium ion batteries?

They have to be made (hint, they're not made from daisies and dandelions). Recharged (fossil fuel fired plants) and disposed of.

Comment Re:In film, frame rate = exposure time (Score 4, Informative) 607

This wasn't shot on film. The exposure time in digital has nothing to do with the frame rate.

I didn't realize it was shot digitally, but you're statement isn't completely true. If you shoot something at 48FPS then the slowest possible frame rate you can have is 1/48th of a second in digital. Digital does give you the chance have a faster shutter speed though.

Here's the kicker though, in film you have to double it. So 24fps would give you 1/48th shutter speed (half open half closed) meaning the motion blur for 48fps digital vs 24fps film should be the same, which explains why they picked 48fps - it afforded them the option to do either 48fps, slow motion or 24fps in post without giving anything up (except disk space).

Comment In film, frame rate = exposure time (Score 5, Informative) 607

Because the shutter is fixed, the exposure time of each frame is directly related to the frame rate. Lower frame rate = longer exposure = more motion blur in the frame. Shorter frame rate = shorter exposure = less motion blur in each frame. You need more light to shoot at a higher frame rate to keep the same aperture setting.

So, if they do project this at 24 frames per second (by throwing away half the frames in post), the frames will not have the necessary motion blur and it will actually look worse because half the frames are missing. This could also probably be fixed in post, but that would be a pretty big hack for such a large production.

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