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Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

Kim0 Impossible physics (201 comments)

The lens is just too small for 4K. It is impossible for that many different photons to pass through it at the same time. Photons are in practice about one millionth of a meter big, so about 1000 could fit beside each other passing through a 1 mm lens. But this is only valid for wide angle pictures, fish eye optics. Real phone cameras use just a limited angle, a limited view of this, removing even more photons. Even 1080p is often more than the cameras can really do.

IAARP, I Am A Real Physicst

about 3 months ago
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TCP/IP Might Have Been Secure From the Start If Not For the NSA

Kim0 Propaganda comments (149 comments)

There seems to be more NSA shills here now, using faulty logic to defend NSA, such as crypto being too slow then, and that it is right to withheld crypto.

The choice of using crypto on the net would have been nice to have back then, for stuff like protecting people, nations, businesses, even if the crypto was slow. So the job of NSA is obviously not to protect USA, but weaken it, and others. There were faster crypto back then, which of course also was weaker, but could have been strengthened by such methods as longer keys and hardware.

about 4 months ago
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Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions

Kim0 Mathematically impossible (97 comments)

It is impossible to make a hash function that gives one hash to a set of similar genes, because there will always be too many near ambiguities.
There are however other ways of doing things that behave like hashes. I made the best method for this for fingerprints, so I should be contacted for stuff like this.

about 5 months ago
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Why Whistleblowers Can't Get a Fair Trial

Kim0 Re:So Don't Convict (441 comments)

When you're on a jury, you have a duty to both the accused and your nation to consider evidence fairly, within Constitutional constraints. Being prevented from seeing evidence would, to me, be all the reason necessary to give a verdict of 'not guilty.'

Absence of evidence really IS evidence of absence, as proved:

http://kim.oyhus.no/AbsenceOfE...

about 6 months ago
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ITER Fusion Reactor On Track To Generating Power By 2028

Kim0 Research is unpredictable (232 comments)

Research is by definition: learning about the unknown, so the time frame will be unknown too.
This belief that progress of fusion can be predicted, or that development time can be predicted, is just a religious dogma of the ruling bureaucratic class.

about 9 months ago
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Taking a Hard Look At SSD Write Endurance

Kim0 USB flash dies fast (267 comments)

I have used a lot USB flash sticks for operating systems, and they wear out fairly fast. A couple of weeks is typical.
I am currently using SanDisk short sticks, and they have lasted the longest so far.

about a year and a half ago
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Is the Era of Groundbreaking Science Over?

Kim0 Re:This ain't the first time ... (470 comments)

Magnetism can be explained.
One starts with electrostatic fields, and separate it into two, one negative, and one positive.
One then make relativist dilation of these fields, and add them together.
Then one have electrostatic plus magnetism.

In other words: Magnetism is the relativistic
  difference between the field from the nucleuses standing still in a wire, and the electrons moving.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

Kim0 Re:OK, 35 years, then... (390 comments)

The reason the prosecutor can make those charges is because that's the law. I agree that the law is too strict, but you can't blame the prosecutor for that.

Oh yes, you can, as was established in the Nuremberg trials after World War 2:

Following orders, such as the law, even when threatened with death for disobedience, is not an excuse.

So the prosecutor is guilty in the same way that many german soldiers were.

Or in other words: Damned if you do, damned if you do not.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

Kim0 Not smart (683 comments)

The coworker is NOT smart.
Only smart programmers can write simple code.

Kim0+

about a year and a half ago
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Strong Climate Change Opinions Are Self-Reinforcing

Kim0 Re:Only 8%? (655 comments)

Fortunately the validity of the scientific theory of Global Climate Change doesn't rest on whether, or not, Black Parrot provides a citation for every comment he/she makes on Slashdot.

Actually, it does.
This absence of evidence is evidence of absence of validity.
And your answer is evidence of your incompetence.

But why stop at evidence? I can prove that I am right:
http://kim.oyhus.no/AbsenceOfEvidence.html

about a year and a half ago
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Strong Climate Change Opinions Are Self-Reinforcing

Kim0 Re:Only 8%? (655 comments)

That was a lot of empty claims about evidence.
This absence of evidence is evidence of absence.

about a year and a half ago
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One Musician's Demand From Pandora: Mandatory Analytics

Kim0 Re:Whose Data Is It? (227 comments)

Data is not owned.
Data is known.

In practice, but not in legal theory.

about a year and a half ago
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Increasing Wireless Network Speed By 1000% By Replacing Packets With Algebra

Kim0 Error correction (357 comments)

But this sounds precisely like standard error correction.
Since turbo codes were discovered in the 90ies, transmissions can now be sent at near their theoretical maximal speed.
So, what is different here? Some kind of RAID5 similar scheme? A data fountain? All well known not new technology.

about 2 years ago
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How Do You Spot a Genius?

Kim0 Re:Wrong idea. (385 comments)

Work harder, not smarter!

This is the real message I got from employment.

about 2 years ago
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Light Bulb Ban Produces Hoarding In EU, FUD In U.S.

Kim0 Bright ovens (1080 comments)

I use light bulbs in the winter, because winter is dark, which summer is not.
I also use electric ovens in the winter, because winter is cold, and electric heating is the only allowed in my apartment.
So: I only use light bulbs when I also need electric heat, which the light bulbs also make.
The result: I only need one oven, because I can heat the other rooms with light bulbs, and get a lot of nice light in the process.
In other words: Light bulbs are ovens that I must use, but which give off nice light as a byproduct.

And light bulbs have a nice reddish spectrum, which do not mess up peoples sleep cycle so much.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Resources For Identifying Telecom Right-of-Way Locations?

Kim0 Practice will help (107 comments)

When you have succeeded in finding a few used public lands, you will become better at guessing where others might be.

about 2 years ago
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Move Over, Quantum Cryptography: Classical Physics Can Be Unbreakable Too

Kim0 Re:The fundamental idea (126 comments)

You seem to understand it.
A defect of this method is electromagnetic radiation, which means that undetectable eavesdropping can be done, and the speed of light and relativity, which means there is no simultaneity of changing of resistors.
In other words, Eve can eavesdrop by passively listen at two different locations on the wire, thus seeing differences in Alice and Bobs signaling.

more than 2 years ago

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