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iMac Pro Vs Mac Pro Series: Graphic Cards Price Vs Performance | Create Pro
We broke the testing into two sections; overall performance including Final Cut Pro results and overall performance excluding Final Cut Pro results. This gives us the chance to identify if there are any areas that the cards struggle with once Final Cut Pro was introduced to the fold.
fcpx 
5 days ago
A Workflow for AVCHD in FCPX and Resolve – Adam Roberts
Now launch Resolve. In the Media panel browse to your Final Cut Events folder. Find the Event folder for your project, inside it you’ll see a folder called “Transcoded Media” in there you’ll find 3 folders, open “High Quality Media”. Select all the files, right click and select “Add to Media Pool”.
davinci  fcpx 
5 days ago
Blackmagic Forum • View topic - AVCHD workflow
What is the maximum speed you have seen when using ClipWrap to rewrap files (no transcoding)? I've been trying out the demo, and so far it doesn't come close to ffmpeg in terms of speed. ClipWrap writes to my destination drive at about 60MBps, and ffmpeg writes at 200MBps doing the exact same thing.
davinci  fcpx 
5 days ago
10 Reasons to Turn off Your Autofocus
When shooting landscapes you usually want things in focus from the foreground to distant mountains. This means closing down the aperture to increase depth of field and focusing about a third of the way into the scene (at a point called the ‘hyperfocal distance’ where everything from quite close to infinity is sharp). Switch off the AF. If you leave it on, when you press the shutter it will re-focus … probably on those far-off mountains.
photography 
5 days ago
A Thousand Words A Picture: Sony A6000 and A5100 Autofocus Guide
Preface: I'm more familiar with the A6000. Lock can be used for focus-recompose if "Lock on with Shutter" is activated, but it only activates with the shutter-button as far as I know, If you use the back button, the camera will still focus, but the lock-on tracking features does not activate.
sony-a6300 
5 days ago
A7RII Autofocus and Iris Behaviour: Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
With the 24-70/4 and 16-35/4 always focuses in stopdown in AF-S / AF-C, LV off and on. The 24-70/4 proved it unreliable when shooting at f8 backlit subjects or in shade.

With the 55/1.8 and 35/2.8, the iris opens to max aperture during focus acquisition (any AF-S mode, LV on & off) then stops down before actuation.

In all my other AF cameras, the iris stays open until actuation.
sony-a7  sony-a6300 
5 days ago
Amazon.de:Customer Reviews: Sony Alpha 6300 E-Mount Systemkamera (24.2 Megapixel, 7,5 cm (3 Zoll) Display, XGA OLED Sucher, 4K, inklusiv 16-50 mm Objektiv) Silber
Eine Tatsache, die auch weniger bekannt ist, ist dass die Sony Kameras stets mit der eingestellten Blende (Arbeitsblende) und nicht mit der größtmöglichen Blende (Offenblende) fokussieren. Dies ist ein völlig anderes Verhalten, wie bei allen anderen Kamerasystemen, welche stets mit Offenblende fokussieren. Das bedeutet, wenn ich Blende 5.6 eingestellt habe wird auch mit dieser Blende fokussiert, selbst wenn das Objektiv vielleicht eine Offenblende von 1.4 hat.
sony-a6300 
5 days ago
Understanding Focus Magnifier on Your Sony a6000—
Activate Manual Focus. In the Camera Settings 3 menu, select Focus Mode and choose Manual Focus. You must do this every time you want to use the focus magnifier, if you are not already using Manual Focus. The magnifier does not work in other focus modes. It is completely disabled when you’ve selected AF-S, AF-C, or DMF.
sony-a6300 
5 days ago
WARNING: 5 More Downsides To The Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera | Marc Schultz Photographer
if you are shooting a large 4K video project, and you switch cards, you are going to end up with multiple files from the same shoot which have the same file numbers. If shooting using multiple cards this makes it impossible to store some of the 4K video files on your computer in the same folder from the shoot. It also becomes difficult to store the files from the shoot by filename following the order they were shot without having to manually rename some of the 4k video files first on your computer.
sony-a6300 
6 days ago
The 5 Reasons Why I Switched Back To Canon From Sony | Marc Schultz Photographer
I have spent a lot of time editing Sony video footage, trying to get it to look right in post. When I shoot video with Canon Log, though, I simply apply a LUT (a Look Up Table file created and supplied by Canon) to my Canon video files in post and, with basically just one mouse click, I get nearly perfectly color graded Rec.709 footage
sony-a6300 
6 days ago
Media Converter - Home
Since Media Converter uses ffmpeg a lot of file formats are supported. Convert avi, wmv, mkv, rm, mov and more to other formats.
fcpx 
6 days ago
Sony a7sii files ... need to convert to ProRes for FCPX? : Apple Final Cut Pro X
The only option is to copy the .mp4 files outside the folder tree before import. That is considered poor practice but we are forced to do that because FCPX does not have an override to allow in place import, and it does not interrogate the storage device to determine it's not an SD card.
fcpx  sony-a6300 
6 days ago
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14 « digitalfilms
Blackmagic Design’s engineers have shown impressive development over a very short period of time, so I fully expect Blackmagic to give the three “A” companies a run for their money. Even if you use another tool as your main editing application, Resolve is a great addition to the toolbox. Using it becomes addictive. Give it a try and you might just find it becomes your first choice.
davinci 
6 days ago
Twitter revelation: Metadata can identify even secret users 'with 96.7% accuracy' — RT World News
The methods of identifying users could be used if an account changes its name, if a user has created multiple accounts or to tell if legitimate accounts have been taken over by malicious users.
socialmedia 
6 days ago
Tangent - CommandPost User Guide
By default CommandPost has four built-in "modes":

Global

FCP: Board

FCP: Wheels

FCP: Video
tangent  fcpx 
7 days ago
How to improve DaVinci Resolve 12 performance – Time in Pixels
Optimized Media is a new feature of DaVinci Resolve and what it does is basically allowing the user to transcode the various formats to the ones that work better within Resolve.

Default optimized format is ProRes 422 HQ and can be changed in the general options.
davinci 
7 days ago
GPU 2017 Benchmarks - Compare Products on AnandTech
GPU 2017 benchmarks: Compare two products side-by-side or see a cascading list of product ratings along with our annotations.
radeon  graphics 
7 days ago
The RX Vega 56 Owners Thread | Page 64 | Overclockers UK Forums
*Minimum fan speed seems to be much higher on the Vega over the 580, so it's instantly audible once the fans start up (about 1400rpm, vs 800rpm on the Nitro). For more graphically basic games, it means I don't get the near silence I had before.
radeon  graphics 
7 days ago
The Bird Wheel | Noseless Saddles: tested & updated
I’d reach out to noseless saddle companies and figure it out through actually installing them on bikes and riding them around in the real world. I also knew I was going to be laughed at by the 20-30 year old bike messengers, long time commuters
cycling  spongywonder 
7 days ago
Ergonomic Bike Seats | Spiderflex.com
Comfortable ergonomic bicycle seats for all bike riders
Cradles your "sit-bones" to alleviate pressure points
cycling  spongywonder 
7 days ago
Nexride Noseless Bike Seat - No-Nose Bicycle Saddles
Home Nexride Noseless Bicycle Seats - Nextride Bike Saddles
cycling  spongywonder 
7 days ago
Spongy Wonder vs Spiderflex - Page 2 - Bike Forums
Posts like yours are the reason. Someone asks a question about noseless saddles and instead of getting replies from people who have actually used one, they get you guys making them feel like heretics for even asking. Its almost a religious reaction. You've always used horned saddles and so everybody should use them and anything else is just plain poppycock!
marketing  spongywonder  cycling 
7 days ago
Iran-Contra Era
IN A COURT OF LAW THE STRONGEST FORM OF DIRECT EVIDENCE IS TESTIMONY BY EYEWITNESSES. THE FOLLOWING ARE EYEWITNESSES TO CIA DRUG TRAFFICKING WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN ALLOWED TO TESTIFY:
cia 
7 days ago
Болельщица на матчах ЧМ-2018 Наталья Андреева – не порноактриса - Чемпионат
То, как я выгляжу, – результат работы над собой. А что касается «инстаграма», то я его всё-таки заведу его в ближайшее время.
sport  russia  football 
7 days ago
High Sierra / External HD Problems - Apple Community
I've always sipped from the cup of the cult of mac, but I am seriously getting fed up with Apple these days. They are slowly descending into mediocrity. I fondly remember upgrades as pain free improvements. Now it seems we need to check the net before upgrading anything to make sure no one is reporting major issue. Just fed up. I can understand one brand of hard drive having issues. But looking at this thread, Drobo, WD, Samsung, LaCie, Seagate....all issues. Is this a joke? Do they even bother testing anymore?
corerot 
7 days ago
Would Al Pacino have been the Godfather if Dustin Hoffman hadn't been the Graduate? | The Independent
I'm pretty sure Fatty Arbuckle was the one who blazed the path for Jonah Hill back in the 1910s, btw.Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris
jews  hollywood 
9 days ago
I Made a Short With Werner Herzog at Age 17—Here’s What He Taught Me
I knew of his philosophy, but hearing it from him personally really worried me as I had only applied to film schools as my choice of universities and there was no way of changing my applications at that point. He explained to me that it is crucial to expand my horizons and to look beyond film school, adding, “Don’t only hang around creative people but be friends with someone like a butcher.” 
filmmaking 
9 days ago
GH5 vs A6500 Side-by-Side Test Comparing IBIS, Lowlight, 4K, Dynamic Range, & Rolling Shutter | 4K Shooters
In other words, the GH5 has great IBIS with bad focusing whereas the A6500 offers great focusing but bad rolling shutter. Plus, you have to pay additional $100 to be able to enable V-Log on the GH5 while the A6500 provides a few built-in Log modes to choose from right off the bat.
sony-a6300 
9 days ago
Spiderflex vs SpongyWonder Saddles?- Mtbr.com
Many riders who post suggest that this all about fit. Well, try as you might you are still placing pressure on the dorsal nerve and internal pudendal artery. Ever have an arm fall asleep? Did you enjoy the sensation? Do you think it would be healthy to repeat to over and over again? In Europe the damage to cyclists is well known and surgical procedures exist to help.
cycling  spongywonder 
9 days ago
Spiderflex Saddle Saddle user reviews : 4.5 out of 5 - 10 reviews - mtbr.com
Saw the prices....Holy crap! Over a hundred dollars for the SpiderFlex? Uh, I think I'll get the Hobson's easy seat! Bad move on my part. The customer service was great but the comfort of this seat just wasn't what I was looking for.I even bought the gel cushions for it. They slid around and made it feel like you going to roll off the seat. So I decided to drop the hundred-ten bucks and buy the SpiderFlex.
cycling  spongywonder 
9 days ago
Your guide to 16 noseless sperm-saving seats | The Independent
Many ride bikes daily for fitness (spinners, athletes), transportation and work (police, messengers); the most common complaint is numbness and it should not be ignored as it may lead to impotence and infertility not to mention heat friction in the genital region (a sperm-killer). 
spongywonder  cycling 
9 days ago
RealSeat Bicycle Seat - FREE License Agreement for OEM of Comfort Bicycles or eBikes
trying to convince a bicycle maker choke full of hard core road and
mountain bike enthusiasts who don’t ever leisurely ride any style of comfort bicycle of this
indisputable fact has proven more difficult than I ever imagined. For they all seem to have a
corporate culture that dictates they focus their primary attention on their more expensive
road and mountain bike models - comfort models and their riders be damned.
cycling  spongywonder 
9 days ago
RealSeat Bicycle Seat - Extra WIDE bike seats for pain free comfort and relief!
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RealSeatTM is an original design protected by U.S. patent #6,705,674
The home of the world's most comfortable seats for bicycles!
Our noseless and hornless bicycle seat is a soft and flexible comfort seat available
in multiple sizes and colors that easily installs in minutes to any and all
styles of new or used women's and men's bicycle, including
many exercise or stationary bikes, geriatric trikes,

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RealSeatTM is an original design protected by U.S. patent #6,705,674
The home of the world's most comfortable seats for bicycles!
Our noseless and hornless bicycle seat is a soft and flexible comfort seat available
in multiple sizes and colors that easily installs in minutes to any and all
styles of new or used women's and men's bicycle, including
many exercise or stationary bikes, geriatric trikes,
spongywonder 
9 days ago
Sport — ISM
The Sport originated as a new take on the Touring model.  It is intended for upright bikes, hybrids, or even mountain biking on light trails.  Compared to the Touring, it features a slightly narrower profile, along with foam and gel padding.  Great for use with padded bike shorts, or regular everyday clothing.
spongywonder 
9 days ago
Spongy Wonder vs Spiderflex - Bike Forums
100% of dedicated mountain bikers (classified as training for 2 hours per day, 6 days per week) suffer lowered sperm counts. An Austrian study published at "Frauscher F, Klauser A, Stenzl A et al. US findings in the scrotum of extreme mountain bikers. Radiology 2001; 219: 427–31, PubMed" says,
spongywonder  cycling 
9 days ago
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privacy  gdpr 
10 days ago
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB review - Final words and conclusion
In this review we take the 399 USD Radeon RX Vega 56 with 8GB graphics memory for a spin. This more affordable AMD graphics card might actually be the better proposition value for money wise. ... Final words and conclusion
graphics  nvidia  radeon 
10 days ago
Facebook, Google, Microsoft scolded for tricking people into spilling their private info • The Register Forums
Okay, I'm exaggerating there but, not only is the CEO on record as having stated that the company is ready to break encryption and hand over user data any time governments request it but it has prior form - that the decrypted content of BBM messages had been handed to governments (including the UK) was not only announced years ago but it was admitted that it had been happening for years already as well.
privacy  blackberry 
11 days ago
Facebook, Google, Microsoft scolded for tricking people into spilling their private info • The Register
The letter coincides with the publication a Forbrukerrådet report, "Deceived By Design," that claims "tech companies use dark patterns to discourage us from exercising our rights to privacy."
google  privacy  microsoft  facebook 
11 days ago
Pause Box Will Block All Signals to Your Smartphone | Digital Trends
“If people can put their phones in a drawer or turn them off then we absolutely encourage them to do so,” Lazi said. “The sad truth is that most people never do.”
privacy  cellphones 
11 days ago
Cell phones to operate underground |
Another antenna type used undeground is called “leaky feeder“, “radiating cable” or “leaky coax”. Leaky-line coax technology allows a single run of coax to function as a long, winding “antenna” that repeats signal coverage
privacy  cellphones 
11 days ago
(8) The sound proof box to put cell phones in to protect your privacy (Business idea #4) | LinkedIn
A sound proof box that you would put your cell phone in.   The box would light up when the phone rang, perhaps or make a sound.  The box nor its contents  would be able to record and/or listen in to your conversations.  So this box is a privacy box of sorts, which could be used in homes and at workplaces.  They could create large boxes for group meetings and smaller boxes for home use.
privacy  cellphones 
11 days ago
Action-packed: Sony a6500 review: Digital Photography Review
Functions that can be assigned to the C1, C2, C3 AF/MF, AEL, Center, Left, Right, and Down buttons in shooting mode
sony-a6300 
11 days ago
Action-packed: Sony a6500 review: Digital Photography Review
These are likely to be pretty overwhelming to anyone coming from a stills background but, thankfully, Sony includes a series of presets that provide a good place to start.
sony-a6300 
11 days ago
Compare camera sensor sizes: full frame 35mm, APS-C, 4/3, 1", 1/1.7", 1/2.5" |
In my side-by-side field tests, the sharp, bright 25x zoom of Sony RX10 III resoundingly beats the resolution of 11x SEL18200 lens on flagship APS-C Sony A6300 at 90+ mm equivalent telephoto, even as high as ISO 6400.
sony-a6300 
11 days ago
The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Ranking Table - FIFA.com
The FIFA/Coca World Ranking - Find out where your team are in the latest standings.
sports 
12 days ago
Sony A6500 vs. A7II comparison - Which one is the smarter choice?
My impression after five months of usage is that the A6500 is an extremely capable and satisfying camera. It feels much more modern and responsive than the Sony A7II. It is a pleasure to use it and I greatly prefer it to my Sony A7II whenever the subject starts to move. The image quality is great for an APS-C camera and I like the landscape and portrait shots that I have taken with it so far.
cameras  sony-a6300  sony-a7 
13 days ago
Thorsten Overgaard's Photography Pages - The Story Behind That Picture 179 - "How to Sync your photo archive onto your iPhone"
The Apple philosophy seems to be that you don't need an archive. You just connect to Apple Music and iCloud and then you stream away. Needless to say, I disagree 180º with that attitude: If Shakespeare has used cloud for his plays and his writings, there would be no Shakespeare today.

As a creator of music, photographs, writings, anything, you need to ensure that you have an archive of your things that you are in control of. You cannot leave it to a paid (or unpaid) service to save your originals
security  icloud  apple  backup 
13 days ago
leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Pages - The Story Behind That Picture - "The Ultimate Photography Backup" - Putting the backup in the old-school cloud, the bank!
Believe me, every time you upgrade to larger hard drives (about every five years), you are faced with the dilemma "did I get everything" as well as the painful trauma of having to delete and/or throw out old hard drives.

The more "security" you have in the shape of "extra backups for safety", the more mess you have to go through.
backup 
13 days ago
Thorsten Overgaard's Photography Pages - The Story Behind That Picture 184 - "Organizing old photo archives"
In my workshops, we deal with workflow extensively, it’s important. You cannot take photographs and take photographs and take photographs, and not deal with them. You got to make final photos that you can publish. Photography is not a solo sport. It’s communication, and communication involves two or more terminals.
photography  backup 
13 days ago
leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Pages - The Story Behind That Picture 169 - "Advice for Photographers: Which Computer to use for Photography""
One of the problems with Thunderbolt is that the cables go black for no reason. They simply stop working. Some times, after some weeks of rest they may work normally again. If you have a rather complicated setup of drives it's annoying to locate the faulty cable and replace it.
backup  thunderbolt 
13 days ago
Thorsten Overgaard's Photography Pages - The Story Behind That Picture 87 - "The anti-social Personality"
Dreams about the future are the most powerful, yet the most fragile. Since they only exist in your mind and rely on your talent and guts to become reality.

On the other hand, this is also the amazing thing about you as an artist. You don't dream about the usual stuff, you dream a new future and a new reality. And you are the one making it, changing things, reality and ideas.

But having a dream is a fragile state, especially when you have somebody around - virtually or physically - who doesn't want you to raise one inch above your current state. 
productivity  art  careers 
13 days ago
FCP.co Forum :: Topic: coremelt TrackX SliceX DriveX quits fcpx (1/1)
But in my early testing, ColorFinale has much better performance and has support for hardware like Tangent trackballs. I can put on many layers of ColorFinale before it starts to degrade playback, whereas Chromatic gets sluggish almost right away.
davinci  fcpx 
14 days ago
FCP.co Forum :: Advanced Search
I use both ColorFinale Pro and Chromatic - latest versions of each. ColorFinale Pro exhibits the minor bugs others have reported and Chromatic is very sluggish, almost unusable, on my recent project.
fcpx 
14 days ago
On HDR Displays and Grading — Prolost
I just spent a week traveling, and every hotel TV I saw was showing letterboxed SD channels stretched to fill a 16:9 frame. We can’t even get the simple stuff right, and five competing HDR standards are anything but simple.
video  hdr  film 
14 days ago
Building FCP X Effects – Update « digitalfilms
All of this is a great way to experiment and see how you can use the resources Apple has provided to personalize a system tailored to your own post needs.
fcpx 
14 days ago
FCP.co Forum :: Topic: FCP 10.4: Color Boards vs. Wheels (1/2)
FWIW, I find the color tools in Chromatic to be more sensitive and accurate than Finale. I also find the new color tools in FCPX to be far, far superior to either. But I'm keeping Chromatic for the trackable masks and balance tools I use a lot.
fcpx 
14 days ago
Stories | Backyard Ducks
Goku had survived all the hardships of a cruel lake, a lake which he loved. A lake which gives life, but also takes, in return.. But rest assured, human or animal, nothing could break his will to survive, nothing could part his love of life from him
ducks 
14 days ago
Keeping Ducks | Pets4Homes
Finally, always take care when introducing ducks into the garden if you already have other pets such as dogs or cats. Make sure that neither will worry your ducks, or in some cases, vice versa! Introduce them to each other slowly, and make use of the duck's enclosure to keep the animals apart until you are sure that they can all be trusted to play nicely.

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ducks  dogs 
14 days ago
Keeping and Caring for Ducks as Pets
Feces … is a BIG issue to consider. If you are familiar with other exotic birds then you probably have heard of bird diapering. While the typical bird diaper system sold is suitable for many types of bird, it will not fit ducks or geese. There is a harness similar to the diaper system that will hold a diaper on a duck or goose -- yet not interfere with swimming or preening. Diapers on ducks should be changed on average of every 4 hours and it is relatively easy to do. For those interested in organic gardening, the bulk of the feces tends to ball up and can be easily separated from the diaper and be used for composting or worm farming.
house  dogs 
14 days ago
Northern Lights Chasing in Iceland with the Nikon D810 – Zdziarski's Blog of Things
I always recommend unpacking the gear you’re going to use, then wearing the rest on your back, so you’re ready to run if need be – this has saved my gear (and my rear) a few times.
photography 
14 days ago
One Professional's Look At The New MacBook Pro
We live in a changed world. Technology moves forwards quickly but in fits and starts. YouTubers deliver amazing 4K videos to millions on a daily basis, while some TV stations barely manage to push out 1080p trash to shrinking audiences.
video  technology 
14 days ago
True Story About Backing Up Data | editorial-blog
Weekly - Verify all drives have at least 15% of their total capacity left as free space. Anything less than 10% can cause very odd behaviors that won’t fit any easy troubleshooting category, and you could risk losing data. I’ve seen this first hand on MANY occasions.
Monthly- Run Disk Warrior to repair the directions on all drives. This goes for spinning disks and SSD drives both. Corrupted directories are the single most common cause for drives to be labeled as damaged. If the directory goes bad, it’s rare to recover any data, at least not cheaply nor quickly.
troubleshooting  backup 
14 days ago
FCP.co Forum :: Topic: FCP Color Grading: coremelt chromatic vs. color finale (1/1)
clips to which I’ve applied Chromatic play back with so many dropped frames as to make Chromatic unusable (unless I render such clips each time I make a change.) I reported this to Coremelt, who replied that its a known issue effecting the D700 equipped Mac Pro. They don’t know when they will have a fix.
fcpx 
14 days ago
Camera/Microphone Hardware Kill Switch Behavior on Librem Laptops – Purism
Rule #1: Always have the Camera/Microphone HKS in the ON position when booting the laptop. This ensures the kernel is aware the device is there. Once the OS starts up you can toggle the Camera/Microphone OFF and ON as you wish, but…
privacy 
17 days ago
Why Snowden Asked Visitors in Hong Kong to Refrigerate Their Phones - The New York Times
Those new to these issues are most likely asking the question – why not just ask everyone to turn off his phone and remove the batteries? Beyond the fact that many phones these days do not easily enable battery removal, identifying a pure off is complicated.
privacy  cellphones 
17 days ago
Purism’s Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Smartphone Makes Major Strides in Manufacturing and Development – Purism
Purism is a veteran of successful crowdfunding campaigns with more than $5 million raised over the past two years and a track record of delivering on products. The company is still accepting pre-orders of the Librem 5 smartphone here: https://puri.sm/shop/librem5.
privacy  cellphones 
17 days ago
Hardware Can Be Your New Best Friend – Purism
In the tech field, what a few do today, more will do tomorrow and nearly everyone will be doing next week. Even if you trust intelligence agency bureaucracies – yours or others – to not spy too much on you, your family and your friends, it’s not “just” them. It’s those that will follow that will also be able to spy on you and yours using similar techniques, for much cheaper.
privacy  cellphones 
17 days ago
How to Make a Sound Proof Box
Sound travels in waves, so the trick to soundproofing is to trap those waves or deflect them until the sound lessens within a confined space. The complexity of your soundproof box depends on the size of the item you want to cover and the strength of the noise--in other words, the decibels it...
privacy  cellphones 
17 days ago
The world's most secure smartphones -- and why they're all Androids | ZDNet
According to Rupp, there can also be a cost-saving element: without secure phones, some customers in investment banking could only discuss certain sensitive deals in person, so the phones can save money, speed up projects and pay for themselves in a week.
privacy  cellphones 
17 days ago
The 4 Best Phones for Privacy & Security « Smartphones :: Gadget Hacks
So no, there's no such thing as a perfectly secure and truly private smartphone, let's get that out of the way now. But in the information age, you practically need a smartphone just to get by in society, so the question then becomes: Which phone manages to be the lesser of all the evils?
privacy  cellphones 
17 days ago
Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops • The Register Forums
No these are not exaggerations! The American prison system really is that brutal! And if you are a small male or female less than 160 lbs, you will be in a world of hurt as the larger and stronger prisoners, during their general prison congregation hours, tend to brutalize the smaller and weaker prisoners for fun which is why you need to join a gang once you're in.

The advice I had from a friendly copper was that you shoot the intruder first, and then put a shot into the ceiling later. Then at trial you can claim you fired a warning shot. He also suggested a shotgun, since you can quite happily shoot through a door.
legal  us 
17 days ago
Man who said he wanted to ‘slit a Muslim’s throat’ jailed for inciting hatred — RT UK News
Chand admitted publishing threatening, abusive or insulting material intended to stir up racial hatred and was jailed for 20 months at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.
political-correctness  racism 
17 days ago
The 69p Queen: New figures show royals cost the public more than ever before — RT UK News
"The big lie from royalists is the idea the monarchy is paid for by the Crown Estate - which is simply untrue,” Republic spokesman Graham Smith said.

“Or that the Queen personally owns the Crown Estate and sacrifices her own income, which is also nonsense. The reality is that the monarchy costs the British taxpayer dear, more than £345m a year. That's a symptom of a secretive and unaccountable institution."
england 
17 days ago
Among the NSA's Own Tips for Securing Computers: Remove the Webcam - The Atlantic
The built-in microphone comes under scrutiny, too. The NSA suggests setting the mic input level to zero and removing a file that cripples the sound system.
nsa  macbookpro  privacy 
17 days ago
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