Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, May 25, 2012
You mean there’s a digital camera that CANNOT make color photographs?
Not to worry.
You probably won’t buy it.
Besides… it’s nearly US$8000.
Unless you’re an artsy fartsy fancy schmancy pho-tograffer type… and in which case, you probably don’t have a lot of munny anyway. Fo-to-graffers don’t make a whole lot of munny.
You know… they’re the starving atisté kind.
But, on the upsid3… the REAL matter is the development of sensors, and how they perceive and are sensitive to light.
For all the bazillion-dollar cameras that can see in the dark, and blah, blah, blah… there has NEVER EVER been a camera that has EVER come close to the human eye.
Think about it.
Your $8000 Nikon or Canon, or Leica cannot in any way come close to accurately reproducing what your eye is capable of seeing.
Your eye can see detail in highlights AND in shadows… without PhotoShop.
Your Canon or Nikon or Leica cannot.
Try to take a “well-exposed” photograph in the dark.
Your camera needs a flash, doesn’t it?
Your eyes don’t.
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Believe it or else, there were opponents to air bags, seat belts and child safety restraints.
Some time, someone will oppose everything… even vanilla ice cream and Mother’s Day.
There are, I suppose, several ways to consider the following.
One could presume the psychotic Chicken Little, paranoid delusional “the-sky-is-falling” approach, or, one could suppose the device is only an extension of someone who cannot tell a lie… or, at least is very difficult to deliberately fabricate falsehood.
And then, there’s something in the middle.
I would imagine that’s where the truth resides.
By Sam Favate, April 23, 2012, 1:40 PM
If you thought having EZ Pass in your car would make it too easy for the government to track you, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Senate passed a bill in March that calls for “mandatory event data recorders” (or black boxes) to be installed in all new passenger motor vehicles, starting with the 2015 models, and which would record data before, during or after a crash, according to KurzweilAI.net.
The bill, which can be seen here, has a privacy provision but gives the government the authority to access the black box in a number of circumstances, including court order, consent of the owner, an investigation or inspection, or to determine the need for emergency responses.
The same bill would allow the IRS to Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 16, 2012
To some, the decline was in full swing when the term “google” became a proper name, but when “Google” as a proper name (and therefore a noun) began to be used as a verb, as in “Google it,” when referring to an Internet-based search.
Is this not another case in point for strong regulation?
Google fined by FCC for impeding Street View probe
The Federal Communications Commission has cleared Google of charges that it illegally collected WiFi data using its Street View cars, but fined the company $25,000 for obstructing the bureau’s investigation.
According to the FCC filing, the company has not been helping U.S. regulators look into the matter. “For many months, Google deliberately impeded and delayed the Bureau’s investigation by Read the rest of this entry »
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