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NASA Campaigns For Safer Launch Requirements

chennes 2/129? (193 comments)

Interesting that we're not counting Columbia as a "launch" disaster. The foam that broke off and hit the orbiter wing happened on launch, so in my mind we're at 2/129, not 1/129. That particular failure mode is directly attributable to the questionable decision to mount the orbiter to the side of the stack, rather than on top: switching back to the "astronauts at the top of the stack" seems like a clear way to remove a bunch of that type of failure modes.

more than 4 years ago
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Kodak Unveils Brighter CMOS Color Filters

chennes Sacrifices color resolution: is it worth it? (184 comments)

Of course, you achieve this increased light sensitivity at the expense of losing 1/4 of your color resolution. Maybe if you want the increased sensitivity it might make more sense to pick up something like the Canon 1D Mk III, which, at least according to Ken Rockwell, gives great results all the way up to ISO 6400. I'd hate to lose 1/4 of my color resolution *all of the time* to get the added sensitivity that I only need for a small fraction of the shots I take.

more than 6 years ago

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