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12:52 AM
@rfusca Thanks y'all. I think I'd rather not be a moderator.... it's nicer to not have any official responsibilities. :)
 
@mattdm yup, i understand that. there's a reason I didn't throw my name in either
but it looks like mikew did
 
 
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@jrista how goes it?
 
2:21 AM
eh
my body just seems to want to fail
On top of all my other problems, I'm having these terrible bouts of vertigo at night
Some of them have been gut-wrenching
 
have you considered maybe...meat lol
 
heh
I've had these problems since LONG before I dropped meat
 
i'm just messing with ya ;)
 
the vertigo is new as of the last couple weeks, and I've been off meat for almost a year now
lol
man, I've been poking around other forums lately
 
vertigo sucks
@jrista ya...?
 
2:23 AM
its hilarious how little people understand about sensors, lenses, resolution, resolvability, diffraction, etc.
 
oh ya, its terrifying
 
all these crazy anecdotes exist that make people have these wild arguments about completely bogus stuff
like people saying that Nikon's new 36mp FF camera will far outreselve the lens
can't say for certain how Nikon optics are, but they are at least comparable to canon
and I know Canon lenses resolve enough detail for an 18mp APS-C
pixel-pitch wise, thats about 46.7mp FF
when you tell people that, and even give them the BASIC math that demonstrates it
they STILL don't believe! Its truly mindboggling.
 
lol
*shurg
go figure
 
all that aside, sounds like this year is going to be a really awesome year for camera gear
the D800 is pretty impressive
can't wait to see some independent comparisons and reviews
see some independent RAW samples
and the new Canon L-series lenses
I can't wait to rent a 600mm L II
 
ya, it looks pretty sweet
 
 
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4:57 AM
http://mansurovs.com/nikon-d800-high-iso-image-samples
@jrista yeah, one of the more interesting things about the D800 to me is that it's 15MP in DX crop mode
 
good morning
 
pretty expensive camera to use just in DX mode, but that makes it easier for someone who's invested in DX lenses (like the 17-55 or some of the wide angles) to buy
 
@EvanKrall I saw those...the noise is interesting on those shots....looks larger than a single pixel in most cases...almost like grain. Makes me wonder if they were processed in some way.
 
@jrista they say they're just converted to jpg
but most raw processors do a bit of nr by default
 
@jrista I also get the vertigo at night sometimes (mostly early mornings) so if you find out why :P
 
5:07 AM
ISO 3200 looks pretty darn good though
it looks like ISO 800 from my 7D
 
at full res or 12mp scaled
 
full res
its amazing
 
oh, yes it does
a little chroma NR and that would be downright pleasant
 
yup
 
What's up with the PotW getting so few entries?
 
5:09 AM
Its odd though
@mattdm I dunno...I saw that too..
the ISO 800 image looks a little worse than the ISO 3200 one
 
when is the next theme for the potw?
 
Well, we should probably do one soon.
I guess I could set up an announcement when I switch the image this week.
could do it for the first week of next month
first full week
 
what is the next theme?
seems like most of them were cleared out or I'm in the wrong thread
yes the wrong thread :P
 
wow
 
5:30 AM
so, anyone have any thoughts on why there's only one moderator nomination in the election?
 
I'm not active enough in the answering of question to nominate myself :P
and low rep :P
 
hehe
general question, not just directed at you (:
 
I know D: (reverse smiley) :P
 
D: is unhappy, :D is happy.
 
well tbh there are only a hand full of people who constantly active in q&a, meta and chat
@EvanKrall D: = shock :P
 
6:18 AM
Recent XKCD, thought you folks might enjoy it: xkcd.com/1014
Ah, I see that @rfusca has beat me to it. Oh well, hope someone new sees the link...
 
@Reid ;)
indeed
 
6:45 AM
@rebecca - now there's two
 
6:56 AM
@rfusca "no new taxes" lol
 
@fluf :D
 
how does the voting work?
or is that up the management(se)?
 
once the nominations are over you'll just go cast an up/down vote for folks
nope, the community votes
 
ahh cool
how many mods are they looking for?
btw I think you'll be a good mod
 
@fluf thanks :)
@fluf just one more additional one
 
6:58 AM
so it will be a battle to the death :P
 
lol i guess so
 
I guess I should start putting some photo's on critique sites, I want to improve
 
@RebeccaChernoff personally I was waiting to see if mattdm was. Once he came in and said he wouldn't, then I was ok to. But I didn't want to contest him if he wanted it.
@fluf ya, I got to get out and take some more lately. Life's been so busy lately, its just daunting getting out to do it.
 
@rfusca yeah I don't always know where to go to when I've got time. Relatively new to the area
I am quite happy with some of new photo's :) 50mm is a very nice lens
 
@fluf ya, i love my 50
 
7:19 AM
@fluf well, i'm off to bed
 
7:44 AM
@rfusca nite nite
 
 
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2:50 PM
morning
 
3:12 PM
@jrista we should announce another theme PotW soon
 
3:25 PM
@rfusca afternoon
you didn't sleep long though
 
sure I did
 
I need at least 8 hours sleep
 
@fluf i think I got 7'ish
 
ah ok
what time is it there now? (too lazy to go google :P )
 
nine thirty
 
3:29 PM
oh, you get up late
 
@fluf just on fridays
I work from home then
 
awesome, Friday is almost over :(
 
not for me lol
 
I normally get up at 6:30am
 
normally i'm up closer to 5
 
3:36 PM
that's a bit too early for me :) if I get up at 5 I need to take a nap during the day
@rfusca have you worked with php web service for uploading a large dataset?
 
@fluf how large?
 
not sure atm but say sales transactions for a small shop at the end of a day
 
oh, ya, i've done stuff like that
 
how do you get the data up or what should i google for? searching for anything php and uploading dataset brings nothing
my php skills are a tad rusty atm
 
i'm really not sure what you're asking - 'php web service' is pretty generic. How is your service expecting it
 
3:42 PM
well what I'm asking is should I just Post it or is there a specific way to upload it async?
 
oh gosh...its been years for me. I think I just posted it
 
ok cool thanks I'll try that :) I know there's a post max upload so I'll look at that as well
bbl
 
ya, no matter what, you'll probably need to do it in batches
 
 
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5:42 PM
@rfusca Aye, I mentioned that yesterday as well. The top one on the list is Matt's Elements one...which would be a four week series. Should we start with that one, or pick the next one down, to give people a chance to work into the idea?
 
@jrista hmmm
4 week is a bit daunting - is there a reason we have to do it all in one go?
could we do 4 weeks, but spread out over like 12 weeks or something?
 
Matt said his intent was for it to be four weeks in a row.
 
@jrista I asked him
doing a whole month of themes will turn folks off I think
but its a popular theme, so we need to address
 
yeah
it doesn't matter to me how we do it
First week of the month for the next four months would be fine by me
 
something along those lines
 
5:52 PM
@jrista Like the idea :)
evening guys :)
 
@fluf hey
@jrista matt says he'd prefer a big block of 4 weeks in a row, but he's fine with whatever the consensus is
 
@rfusca just checked seems the default max upload limit for post is 20MB
 
@fluf how much data do you have
 
Do we want to have it the first week of March, or push it out till the second week, and give people more time to prepare?
 
I doubt I'll reach 20MB at a time but I'll put a check in as well
 
5:56 PM
I guess we need to figure out what the ideal lead time is. We don't want it to be so long that the theme loses steam, but not too short that people complain about not having time to prepare.
 
@jrista i think 2 weeks
@jrista lets do the first week in march
its plenty of time
 
6:15 PM
k
so announce the week of the 20th then?
 
7:05 PM
@jrista sure
 
 
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8:25 PM
hey @rfusca who has access to the community-created photo.SE facebook page?
 
@Laura @RowlandShaw
 
k, thanks
 
np
 
8:39 PM
@RebeccaChernoff Probably because moderation doesn't sound like very much fun :) At least over the rep granted moderation tools we are already given.
 
8:56 PM
@dpollitt but you get business cards!
:)
 
@Laura why do you think I'm running!? ;)
there is a lot of people over the last year I wish I had a card to give to though
 
yeah, there are plans to someday have just general business-card-sized site cards (no personal contact info, just the name, URL and site description) for every graduated site, but jin and sean are so busy with other things (like site designs!) that it's probably going to be a while before those all happen
 
@Laura sure
 

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