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Comment Mattel were leaders in cheap technology before... (Score 4, Informative) 108

Way back in the day, they came out with the Barbie Digital Camera. It was the cheapest digital camera on the market by far. Many people who had no interest in Barbie bought them. It was $79 when most cameras were $300+, they got the price down by, among other things, using damaged DRAM chips.

Comment Re:Persecuting that which is not understood (Score 1) 956

The concern with those is that the liquid can be used to make an explosive (acetone peroxide), but that is only explosive when dried out. Ironically, you can actually bring a large amount of one of the main ingredients on board (hydrogen peroxide) if you have a doctors note.

Something they don't seem concerned about is gun cotton. It looks, feels, and smells exactly like cotton, but goes boom. You might look suspicious bringing a bale of cotton in your carry-on, but you could treat jeans and t-shirts into it. Then, you have a bag packed full of explosives, that looks like clothes even under close examination.

I think they were more concerned about people smuggling drugs dissolved in water, terrorism is, as ever, a convenient excuse.

Comment My YouTube ad revenue went up (Score 4, Informative) 296

From the twitter posts in the linked article, it seems this started on the 5th. My most recent ad revenue data from YouTube is for that day, I made $11.68, normally I make $5-$8 per day. I've been seeing some spikes recently, but I assumed that was from heavy back to school advertising, maybe it could have been from this.

Any other tubers out there notice something like this?

Comment No mention of crop factor WTF? (Score 4, Interesting) 192

Notice how the 5dMKII pics are zoomed out? That is because it is a full size sensor. Due to sensor crop, the image produced by the other two cameras gets zoomed in by a factor of 1.6 or so. Naturally, you can see more detail if it is zoomed in. Also, the reviewer is talking about having issues with camera shake while on a tripod, has he not ever heard of a remote shutter release?

It is interesting to wonder how much process size vs. pixel density effects sensor noise, and Samsung certainly has some nice fab facilities.

Still this reviewer seems like an idiot or a paid shill. I’ll wait for something from DPReview.

Comment This reason was the best one I heard. (Score 1) 399

Reddit user "cranbourne" says:

        Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form:

        if (version.StartsWith("Windows 9")) { /* 95 and 98 */
                } else {

and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that. /Stolen from soylent news.

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