///postponed because of high collision probability with Musk's Starlink space litter constellation
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537 posts • joined 17 Jul 2018
They've only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station
Did nobody tell them about the lockdown? Logitech releases new 'luggable' mechanical keyboard for LAN parties
Re: How Much?
The switches on the MX570 are now timed to fail after the nᵗʰ click which is a damned shame, 'tis an awesome mouse in all other respects. Every couple of years I buy replacements and they progressively survive even less clicks. Either my index finger is gaining weight or this is planned obsolescence, given Swiss expertise with holy cheese and springs.
75 million smartphone sales up in smoke in Q1: Let's drill down into which brands took the most pain
Car crash: Uber axes another 3,000 jobs, closes 45 offices as punters snub app during coronavirus lockdown
It only took a handful of infected to bring the NHS to the brink of collapse within a couple of months, so let's face it: Multiple infection peaks will occupy the coming decades and more and more institutions and companies will be brought into state ownership. This type of museum will disappear.
You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit
Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain
Re: My actual webcam costs $5000...
Even if you can't use Canon's beta Windows 10 only and select cameras only webcam utility, you can use the live preview mode on their remote control application and stream that using a screen capture program... not as good I admit, but still far better than sh*tty webcams.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers
Xiaomi what you're working with: Chinese mobe-flinger proffers two Redmi Note phablets for UK market
Xiaomi or I'll sue you
I'm really miffed after trying to buy a Wyze Cam V2 - I was sent a cheap and nasty Xiaomi Hualai Xiaofang camera instead which only spoke Chinese, had Chinese manual and packaging. The Wyze App would not connect, so I tried everything I could with the router for hours and concluded this was not a genuine Wyze. I had to use Google image translation to find out what the heck it actually was and eventually managed to get the Mi Home app to recognise it by pretending to be located in mainland China, because otherwise the model does not show up in setup. It then downloaded a firmware update and promptly said "Not authorised for use outside Mainland China!" and bricked itself. The only way I can revive it is by a using a previous firmware and I almost tried that (the older firmware that didn't recognise the SD card without the new firmware, which bricks it) until I remembered that I wanted nor ordered the fscking thing in the first place. It's totally useless even when it is working because you need a cellphone on and connected at all times (if you can't record to the SD card, which you can't do unless you install the new firmware, which bricks it), if you want to record to the phone, and you can't record to an SD card unless you get a firmware update, which bricks the camera. I hated Xiaomi before but I really, really hate them now.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds: They're good – though for close to £300, they really should be
Why on earth would anyone buy these buds over a serious pair of top quality and truly epic cans like the Sennheiser HD-600? Every part of which is replaceable. Your eardrums are with your forever, not replaceable: Buds attack your eardrums directly whereas an over ear headset provides (albeit marginally) more protection because of the earlobes... Carrying a boombox at waist level is the safest option.
You cannae break the laws of physics, cap'n... Boffins call BS on 'impossible' black hole, fear readings were botched
Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42
Amazon staffer based just a stone's throw away from Seattle HQ tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus
Al ur parints ur ded
>until this blows over.
According to this Epidemiologist, it'll be widespread within a year or two with 40 to 70% of humanity affected and it'll evolve and return with a vengeance in the winter year after year to claim more and more old folk in particular... the new seasonal reaper flu:
...new vaccine needed every year formulated from previous year's virus variations
Age death risk chart:
A small sensor in a comparatively large body bodes well for truly epic image stabilisation. Despite it's age the Pansonic GH5 still stabilises video in-body far better than it's competitors which use larger sensors. It's why I haven't bought a Sony or Fuji - the Fuji XT-4 does OIS well but the body size has grown somewhat with it's addition and the abrupt auto exposure/ISO lets it down, else I'd have been interested in purchasing that. DSLR and mirrorless gimbals are so clunky to pack and operate but if you want silky smooth footage... I should imagine that the mechanical OIS is only part of this VIVO camera phone's overall OIS solution and even if the mechanical part breaks down, the software side will contiue to work albeit with less stable results. Someday a phone camera will be freaking awesome.
Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point
Huawei unfolds latest shot at the phone-tablet hybrid with reinforced hinge and reassuringly Xs-sive price
Worried about future planet-cleansing superbugs? But distrust AI? Guess you're not interested in these antibiotics
Whatever happened to wraparound the wrist bendy phones? With less of an acute bend angle, the screens could have a thicker layer of "glass". Wraparound the head type phones would have an even gentler curve and we could all look like McEnroe Cybermen, charging wirelessly by repeatedly holding our heads against lamp post charging stations
I'm sorry, Elon. I'm afraid I can't do that... SpaceX touts robo-rides for orbital vacations, lift-off in 2021-ish
Not impressed with the Mi 10 images which feature hair or leaves, which look oversharpened. Any object part which fits neatly into a polynomial looks ok, as you would expect with such intensive in-phone post processing. Phone image stabilisation really shows it's deficiencies when panning, so expect very few or very short sample videos with panning
'That's here. That's home. That's us': It's 30 years since Voyager 1 looked back and squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'
Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge
Raw sunlight is going to cause our asteroid belt to spin itself to death by YORPing – but not for another six billion years
Terrifying bug in WhatsApp allows hackers to steal files. So get patching all nine of you using it on the desktop
MWC now means 'Mobiles? Whatever! Coronavirus!' as Ericsson becomes latest to pass on industry shindig
What pockets $129m profit a day, starts with M, and rhymes with 'wow, so soft'? Hint: Its cloud is going gangbusters
AMD really, really wants you to know its chips are doing OK without any help from Intel and its supply issues
Microsoft's lust for user data and contempt for user feedback, and Intel's decades of complacancy must be punished. I'm really hoping AMD will leverage into desktop market dominance by partnering with an alternative open source OS, killing the unholy Microsoft/Intel hegemony because they both deserve to burn