Nikon Buckles To Microsoft, Will Pay "Android Tax" For Smart Cameras
I don't really know anything about (semi-)professional photography, but I always assumed objectives from different manufacturers were compatible. Can't you use your old glass with the new, different camera?
Just as a bit of additional background modern lenses and flashes may do a bit more than you'd imagine. I'm a Canon user but say I attach a 70-200 zoom lens the auto-focus motor is in the lens so if say tracking a moving vehicle in servo mode there's a constant stream of information flowing between the camera and lens to try and hold it in focus. The current focal length also gets reported back as I zoom in and out, and if a compatible flash is attached it will mechanically move reflectors to direct the most flash power into a smaller area that will still cover the scene.
Those are proprietory protocols but have been reverse-engineered by 3rd party lens manufacturers. Occasionally though the OEM will begin using some new feature / protocol that was always present in their lenses and it's not uncommon to hear that a 3rd party lens needs to go back to the factory for a firmware update to work with a newly released camera.
Better Tools For Programming Literacy
Not sure really, understanding an article written by an anthropologist on programming seems harder than kernel development to me. But you're probably on the right track though. Other requirements from what I gather are a one-click install and a Microsoft Bob equivalent to ask what you want to achieve.
Laser Used To Shoot Down Drones
Yes but I guess repeatability tests are important for this kind of system.
When I see gov't CCTV cameras, I think:
However, if I *did* see surveillance cameras around here, I'd just continue to go about my business as usual, because I'd be pretty sure nothing I was planning on doing is the sort of thing they're looking for, anyway
Thursday, December 6th, 2:45 pm, suspect failed to come to a complete stop before turning right. $125 ticket issued.
We must be a step ahead here in Australia. Only last night I was watching a current affairs program that showed a frame used from 'security' footage used by a local council to book a lady for illegal parking. Only problem was she was clearly in the car, brake lights were on and she had merely stopped on a bend because of traffic congestion. It wasn't blocking an intersection and there was nothing she could have legally done at that point to avoid the situation because of the lane markings.
A Better Thought-Controlled Computer Cursor
Does he have a db25 plug on his head?
It's probably wireless and I'm also guessing the test device was probably a Blue monkey over Bluetooth.
Total Solar Eclipse Bedazzles Northern Australians
Nice shots, I'm down the south of the country near Hobart and it was heavily clouded and under 50% coverage but got one half-decent pic
Nike+ FuelBand: Possibly a Big Security Hole For Your Life
Thanks for the clarification. I'd assumed from TFS it was GPS data.
It probably makes the anecdote suspect as well unless he's a good cheater but poor liar. I assume the sort of people who buy these products are the kind who might have trouble sleeping and end up doing a little excercise or go for a jog in the early hours.
Bank Puts a Billion Transaction Records Behind Analytics Site
I tried that too using Melbourne and Sydney and got similar results, but then realised it was because I was using 3000 and 2000 postcodes which are the CBD areas that probably don't have a lot of residents comparitively. Using my actual suburb which is only medium size and is Tasmania yielded 63 results and that would strike me as fairly plausible.
Results are pretty useless in a lot of areas though because of the obvious bias of using credit cards. For example "Christco Hampers" that are once a year Christmas mail-orders hampers come up as the #1 grocery supplier because just about all customers would use a credit card card. The two big supermarket chains that have about a 90% market share I believe come up as #2 and #3.
Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Become a Rural ISP?
What he was seeking at the university I really don't know.
Probably a job?
Your analytical skills don't seem advanced.
iPhone Interface For Ham Radio Mates Old With New
True, but you need to remember to say CQ DX for long distance calls.
Canadian Teenager Arrested For Photographing Mall Takedown
This wasn't about stopping taking pictures - the demand was to delete the pictures. Which he couldn't - it's a film camera.
Not that it's the point in the case, but with a film camera it is rather easy to delete your photos albeit at the expense of losing your other shots as well.
I suspect a few seconds of sun exposure is a whole lot harder to recover than deleted pictures on a DSLR, where you can just use a FAT undelete utility especially if no more pictures are taken afterwards.
Greenhouse Emissions Drop Less During Economic Downturn Than Expected
I suspect many millions like myself have thousands of HD5970 cards busy mining bitcoins which probably accounts for some of it. Hell I had to install my own array of diesel generators after I realized that silicon solar cells can't be vertically stacked well.
Anyway I expect my cache of BTC will keep my family and myself financially secure for generations to come, even if air quality may be somewhat degraded.
UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook
I'm deeply offended - and off the police
That sounds like a terrorist threat, we are on our way. What is your IP address?
Sweden Returns Passport To Pirate Bay Co-Founder
Do you really think THAT Jack Thompson would be using Photoshop CS6??
Jack Thompson is an incredibly uncommon name though so I get your point. However my guess it was someone more arty-farty like Jack Thompson (actor).
Space Junk May Require ISS Maneuver In Advance of SpaceX's Dragon
That safety zone is shaped like a pizza box and extends out 15 miles (25 kilometers) to either side, as well as a half-mile (0.75 km) above and below the station.
I wonder why it's shaped like a pizza box?
I guess the forward deflector array must be more effective on the vertical plane but anyone know for sure?
Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'
Damned right, try putting A = PEAK(10) into your BASIC interpreter and see how it goes.
I won't even go into how many people around here have probably either forgotten or never known in the first place how to do a well structured POKE.
Free Font Helps People With Dyslexia
Interesting, I often find the same reading things not succinct and broken into paragraphs.
Schneier: We Don't Need SHA-3
True, I normally use a 8-bit checksum for my hashing for best performance. On passwords in particular some people think hashing and password recovery are incompatible, but on the server I simply maintain a list of 256 complex looking passwords so a match can be quickly looked up and e-mailed back.
Does anyone know if that idea has been thought of before, maybe I should take a patent?
Amazon Now Discounting HarperCollins EBooks
Fucking offtopic horseshit.
Honest question, he has the asterisk next to him for a subscriber but looking at past posts they are all complete shit as well but don't seem to have been modded down. Is that some sort of 'perk' of subscribing?
Google Reinvents Micropayments — As Surveywall
If there's one thing internet users have plenty of, it's opinions.
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~~~~ Dirty Harry