Blog http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/categories/blog/feed.rss Mon, 19 Nov 18 12:46:23 -0700 Blog en-CA Capitalism: Carlos Ghosn fall due to too good Nissan Leaf sales http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20914/capitalism-carlos-ghosn-fall-due-to-too-good-nissan-leaf-sales Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:48:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20914@/talks/discussions

Shares of Japan's fourth-largest car manufacturer as well as France's Renault plunged following a report that Carlos Ghosn, Nissan chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested on allegations of financial trading misconduct. Nissan's board of directors plans to dismiss him on Thursday.

Mr Ghosn was arrested on Monday on suspicion of under-reporting his corporate salary. A Brazilian-Lebanese businessman who has been with Nissan since 1999, Mr Ghosn heads the world’s largest automaker alliance. He voluntarily went with Tokyo prosecutors, who arrested him after questioning, according to Japanese newspaper Asahi.

Nissan will propose dismissing Mr Ghosn and board member Greg Kelly, who was also arrested for financial misconduct, according to a statement from the company, which said a whistleblower set off a months-long investigation of the two men.

Whole story is a long plot to remove Nissan from market of electric cars. This guys is farther of Leaf success and big enemy of US based Tesla as soon as it started to move to more budget sector. Removal of him was necessary for good tesla 3 sales that are much worse than expected, especially outside US.

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Capitalism: Soviet symbols are bad for ruling class, ban them http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20909/capitalism-soviet-symbols-are-bad-for-ruling-class-ban-them Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:47:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20909@/talks/discussions

Members of the European Parliament have called on the Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, to stop selling Soviet-themed merchandise on the global online shopping platform insisting that it is offends victims of the regime, according to an open letter.

The appeal to the world’s wealthiest man comes after the American retail giant Walmart pledged in September to stop selling clothing with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols following similar complaints.

The letter covers goods like T-shirts, costumes, flags and memorabilia, among others.

The MEPs point out that “the total number of victims of the Soviet Regime is estimated at more than 60 million” while the Soviets also deported “over 10 million people” to camps in Siberia where they endured “inhumane living conditions, forced labour, starvation and physical violence”.

“The bloody actions, terror and inhumanity of the Soviet regime affected nearly every family in the formerly occupied countries,” the letter said, adding that “the tragic consequences of these actions are felt to this day.”

Most fun thing that oppressed working class will repeat such things (it is for reason called proletariat dictatorship as it oppresses parasites from currently ruling class) and ruling class representatives are afraid of it. Somehow they think that banning symbols can help them save some time. It won't.

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Construction Worker Robot http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20908/construction-worker-robot Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:08:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20908@/talks/discussions

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Fun: Proper cooling as manager and designer understand it http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20897/fun-proper-cooling-as-manager-and-designer-understand-it Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:50:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20897@/talks/discussions image

  • First you need to make case closed without single hole on top, so all hot air won't go anywhere.
  • Second - get some $0.3 heatsink, but it looks humble
  • Third - get some big thermal pad, proper guys love this
  • Last - add big clunky steel plate, main purpose - it adds weight to all thing.
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Ethereum Mining Profitability Reached $0 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20895/ethereum-mining-profitability-reached-0 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:02:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20895@/talks/discussions image

During mining craze GPU, RAM, board manufacturers and resellers got really big money.

They also had been behind media coverage hype that caused the craze.

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Capitalism: Planning and processors http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20893/capitalism-planning-and-processors Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:07:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20893@/talks/discussions

Intel will scale down its processor shipments to the PC DIY distributor market by as many as two million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, which may lead to a 10-20% decline in the quarter's motherboard shipments by Taiwan makers, according to industry sources.

The sources said that Intel has reduced shipments of desktop processors to allow more capacities for notebook and server processors, and is reportedly to cut processor shipments to DIY distribution market to only six million units in the fourth quarter of the year.

With rumored 10nm process unsolvable issues it can get even worse.

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Google Night Sight http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20890/google-night-sight Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:16:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20890@/talks/discussions

While lengthening the exposure time of each frame increases SNR and leads to cleaner pictures, it unfortunately introduces two problems. First, the default picture-taking mode on Pixel phones uses a zero-shutter-lag (ZSL) protocol, which intrinsically limits exposure time. As soon as you open the camera app, it begins capturing image frames and storing them in a circular buffer that constantly erases old frames to make room for new ones. When you press the shutter button, the camera sends the most recent 9 or 15 frames to our HDR+ or Super Res Zoom software. This means you capture exactly the moment you want — hence the name zero-shutter-lag. However, since we're displaying these same images on the screen to help you aim the camera, HDR+ limits exposures to at most 66ms no matter how dim the scene is, allowing our viewfinder to keep up a display rate of at least 15 frames per second. For dimmer scenes where longer exposures are necessary, Night Sight uses positive-shutter-lag (PSL), which waits until after you press the shutter button before it starts capturing images. Using PSL means you need to hold still for a short time after pressing the shutter, but it allows the use of longer exposures, thereby improving SNR at much lower brightness levels.

The second problem with increasing per-frame exposure time is motion blur, which might be due to handshake or to moving objects in the scene. Optical image stabilization (OIS), which is present on Pixel 2 and 3, reduces handshake for moderate exposure times (up to about 1/8 second), but doesn’t help with longer exposures or with moving objects. To combat motion blur that OIS can’t fix, the Pixel 3’s default picture-taking mode uses “motion metering”, which consists of using optical flow to measure recent scene motion and choosing an exposure time that minimizes this blur. Pixel 1 and 2 don’t use motion metering in their default mode, but all three phones use the technique in Night Sight mode, increasing per-frame exposure time up to 333ms if there isn't much motion. For Pixel 1, which has no OIS, we increase exposure time less (for the selfie cameras, which also don't have OIS, we increase it even less). If the camera is being stabilized (held against a wall, or using a tripod, for example), the exposure of each frame is increased to as much as one second. In addition to varying per-frame exposure, we also vary the number of frames we capture, 6 if the phone is on a tripod and up to 15 if it is handheld. These frame limits prevent user fatigue (and the need for a cancel button). Thus, depending on which Pixel phone you have, camera selection, handshake, scene motion and scene brightness, Night Sight captures 15 frames of 1/15 second (or less) each, or 6 frames of 1 second each, or anything in between.

https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/11/night-sight-seeing-in-dark-on-pixel.html

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Capitalism: Trump wants to end capitalism, just does not understand it http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20886/capitalism-trump-wants-to-end-capitalism-just-does-not-understand-it Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:22:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20886@/talks/discussions

There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests.

Well, you can't property manage forests and do necessary design changes if you have lot of private contractors and lot of land in private property (sanctity!) around. So, actually Trump asks to end capitalism and confiscate all land into common property. He just does not realize it, so stupid he is.

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