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The Oslo Massacre and Violent Video Games: the Facts

Moghedien Re:Massacre (343 comments)

He may be charged under the new terror law, which would give him 30 years in jail. If he's still considered dangerous after 30 years, he will not be released. Norway has a kind of life imprisonment in certain cases.

more than 3 years ago

OpenGL SuperBible 5th ed.

Moghedien Re:SuperBible (98 comments)

OpenGL SuperBible' Hyper Fighting -- David vs Goliath, round one, FIGHT!

more than 4 years ago

Canon Unveils 120-Megapixel Camera Sensor

Moghedien Re:Need some sharper glass... or better physics (289 comments)

You guess right: No adapter exists which will control a Canon EF lens on another SLR system. Not only is the aperture electronically controlled, some lenses have focus-by-wire, and cannot even be focused on another system.

more than 4 years ago

Recycling an Android Phone As a Handheld GPS?

Moghedien Re:Cell phone GPS not the same... (328 comments)

Are there line-of-sight issues

Yes, the satellites are low in the horizon. I'm in southern Norway, and most of the time I'm unable to take advantage of EGNOS (WAAS) unless I have clear view to the North Sea. However, there is an internet service calles SISNeT, which delives EGNOS signals to ground users. Likely to be a bit expensive...

more than 4 years ago

iPhone DSLR Prototype 1.0

Moghedien Re:NOT DSLR!! (172 comments)

It seems to improve autofocus

Well, maybe improve accuracy in some cases, but the contrast detection AF of non-DSLRs is usually slower than phase detection AF of DSLRs. The very best CDAF is comparable with PDAF of average DSLRs, and then there are the sports cameras...

Have you tried a modern digital viewfinder? For example the VF of the Olympus EP2. I'd say it has enough resolution to not make a significant difference. It has 100% coverage (of course :-) and 1.15x mag. And for those still life photos you can magnify a portion of the view (up to 10x?) to fine-tune the focus. And best of all, the flange focal distance is small enough to use Leica M-lenses at infinity -- but the 2x "crop factor" may be a curse or a blessing...

Many large manufacturers of DSLR's, such as Canon and Sony, have started removing the mirrors from their prosumer-level camera's in exchange for sensors that can work in different modes.

Well, Canon (and Nikon) are still on the fence. Nikon may (or may not) present a mirrorless system camera at Photokina, Sony has their new NEX-system, then there's Olympus and Panasonic (micro four thirds), and yet another system, Samsung NX. Even Ricoh is jumping on the bandwagon, in their own idiosyncratic way.

more than 4 years ago

The Dark Side of the Web

Moghedien Re:ObPinkFloyd (156 comments)

... But beware the dark fiber! For it will gloom you!

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Says, Don't Press the F1 Key In XP

Moghedien Re:F1! (324 comments)

Not on my Mac it's not, but you're right, it's near the home key on some (older?) Mac keyboards. I have 'Fn' instead of Help on my keyboard, use it all the time to control/mute the volume.

more than 4 years ago

Officials Sue Couple Who Removed Their Lawn

Moghedien Re:I presume... (819 comments)

Nah, he lives near the border and his garden is an ossuary.

more than 4 years ago

What to Fight Over After Megapixels?

Moghedien Re:ISO noise yes (596 comments)

Of course, the Canon HF11 has an f/1.8 lens, few compact cameras go past f/2.8.

more than 5 years ago

What to Fight Over After Megapixels?

Moghedien On wideangles (596 comments)

Just don't talk to the people who want super wide angle lenses (easier to do with a larger sensor)

Olympus has a well-regarded 7-14mm rectilinear lens. The widest non-fisheye for APS-size sensors (Canon, Nikon...) starts at 10mm, which gives a bit narrower view than the Olympus lens. The widest rectilinear lenses for 35mm film/sensor start at 12mm, a bit wider than the Olympus lens, but there are only two choices, the Sigma 12-24mm (terrible corner sharpness and the usual Sigma quality control), and the 12mm Voigtländer Heliar, which is only available for rangefinders. I think Olympus has their bases well covered (that is, apart from the lack of primes and fast lenses).

What limits wideangle lenses is not sensor size (how many ultrawides do you see for medium format?), but the mirror box. The closer you can place the lens to the sensor, the more symmetrical (and smaller and well-corrected) you can make the lens (compare Biogons and Distagons). Making an excellent retrofocal ultrawide lens is a damn hard job.

(I'm not an Olympus apologist, I use the right tool for the right job.)

more than 5 years ago

Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format

Moghedien Re:Deaf? (743 comments)

Sure, but the upper range usually isn't lost completely. I don't hear treble all that well (my audiogram has a downward curve), therefore I turn up the treble on my stereo to compensate.

more than 5 years ago

Wolfram Promises Computing That Answers Questions

Moghedien Re:How many bones (369 comments)

No need for an instruction manual, it's a household appliance on drugs.

more than 5 years ago

B&W TV Generation Has Monochrome Dreams

Moghedien Re:0_o (343 comments)

Same here. I had a nightmarish dream about fighting Morgoth. DDWLPLDVVL@

You turn on the shower.
Oops! It feels deathly cold!

Morgoth announces: I am your father!
You are confused.
There is a wall blocking your way. (3x)
Morgoth undresses.
You are more confused.

more than 6 years ago


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Imagine that.

Moghedien Moghedien writes  |  more than 12 years ago # joy division multiplexing. the art of gathering multiple fragments of joy and directing them in a single stream elsewhere, leaving behind an empty, somewhat confused, but otherwise well-formed mind.

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