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2013-07-07 11:32:01 AM  
I still can't believe people use this service.
 
2013-07-07 11:47:23 AM  

ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.


Amazing outlet for tattoo artists and illustrators. It's more than idiots filtering sh*tty fotos.
 
2013-07-07 11:56:39 AM  
Took them long enough.
 
2013-07-07 11:58:57 AM  

ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.


Which is why you are a nighttime convenience store clerk and Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are worth 100s of millions of dollars.
 
2013-07-07 12:38:15 PM  
cegamers.com
 
2013-07-07 01:07:29 PM  
Listening to these "tech leaders" from Instagram and Tumblr and the like, they go to great pains to justify their existence and value. When in reality they're a popular fluke that the big boys wanted off the market. So now they're worth billions and they don't know what to do with it.
Hardly any of these ideas are worth billions, they are all just extensions of Internet connectivity.
 
2013-07-07 01:22:26 PM  

johnnyrocket: Listening to these "tech leaders" from Instagram and Tumblr and the like, they go to great pains to justify their existence and value. When in reality they're a popular fluke that the big boys wanted off the market. So now they're worth billions and they don't know what to do with it.
Hardly any of these ideas are worth billions, they are all just extensions of Internet connectivity.


The next big thing will also just be an extension of Internet connectivity, have you started coding yet or are you just planning out what you will do with your millions?
 
2013-07-07 01:23:00 PM  
Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.
 
2013-07-07 01:26:01 PM  

johnnyrocket: Listening to these "tech leaders" from Instagram and Tumblr and the like, they go to great pains to justify their existence and value. When in reality they're a popular fluke that the big boys wanted off the market. So now they're worth billions and they don't know what to do with it.
Hardly any of these ideas are worth billions, they are all just extensions of Internet connectivity.


Yup, I think another similar industry has a term for those guys, "One hit wonders".  It'd be like listening to Milli Vanilla claim they're as talented as Michael Jackson, or that Gangbang-style guy trying to insinuate he's got the same staying power as Kanye West.
 
2013-07-07 01:27:45 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.


And digital zoom
 
2013-07-07 01:34:51 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.


They could easily fix this by not rotating the viewfinder screen while in portrait mode for a movie.  Surprised this isn't standard yet.

Even a idiot would realize to turn the phone when he's seeing his video sideways.  Then again he'll probably call CS asking why it's broke.
 
2013-07-07 01:39:39 PM  

meatofmystery: ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.

Amazing outlet for tattoo artists and illustrators. It's more than idiots filtering sh*tty fotos.


So much this--I've garnered many a client from those stupid hashtags.
 
2013-07-07 02:14:55 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.


Cut the crap, you contrarion elitist bunghole.
 
2013-07-07 02:18:11 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.


THIS.
 
2013-07-07 02:40:08 PM  

styckx: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.

And digital zoom


Depends on the phone. The Nokia 808 has a massive 41 MP sensor that can zoom up to 4x and still be in 1080p resolution. Nokia is announcing something that is also 41 MP this week, probably a Windows Phone with the same tech unless they have suddenly decided to get into the P&S camera business, so we may be entering the era of non-shiatty digital zoom.
 
2013-07-07 02:41:21 PM  

Karne: The next big thing will also just be an extension of Internet connectivity, have you started coding yet or are you just planning out what you will do with your millions?


No it won't. We're already pretty much tapped out - you can share photos, appointments, messages, sounds, video etc via various sites and apps.

The reason why Google make a shiatload more money than Facebook is that they add value to data. They're not just a giant CRUD operation.
 
2013-07-07 03:45:33 PM  
Instagram, because your cell phone photos dont already look shiatty enough.
 
2013-07-07 03:59:32 PM  

Mad_Radhu: styckx: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.

And digital zoom

Depends on the phone. The Nokia 808 has a massive 41 MP sensor that can zoom up to 4x and still be in 1080p resolution. Nokia is announcing something that is also 41 MP this week, probably a Windows Phone with the same tech unless they have suddenly decided to get into the P&S camera business, so we may be entering the era of non-shiatty digital zoom.


Does 41MP matter at all when the sensor is the size of a grain of rice and the whole camera assembly has a depth of 1/4"? The best camera is the one you have with you, but a cell phone form factor is never going to have the potential of even a basic point and shoot camera.
 
2013-07-07 04:53:01 PM  

Cyno01: Mad_Radhu: styckx: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.

And digital zoom

Depends on the phone. The Nokia 808 has a massive 41 MP sensor that can zoom up to 4x and still be in 1080p resolution. Nokia is announcing something that is also 41 MP this week, probably a Windows Phone with the same tech unless they have suddenly decided to get into the P&S camera business, so we may be entering the era of non-shiatty digital zoom.

Does 41MP matter at all when the sensor is the size of a grain of rice and the whole camera assembly has a depth of 1/4"? The best camera is the one you have with you, but a cell phone form factor is never going to have the potential of even a basic point and shoot camera.


For a cellphone, the 808 pureview sensor size is gigantic (see the bottom right one vs. the others). The overall sensor size is comparable to point-n-shoot cameras, except for the fact it the 808 has at least 4x's the resolution.
cdn.slashgear.com

It's a Windows Phone, and it's awesome. I believe you can digitally zoom 4x's and it's still a ~6 megapixel image (3072x1728  ) - which is far superior to 1080p resolution. The lensing also allows for the cam to be in a "hyperfocal" range, so everything in the foreground to the furthest reaches of the background are in perfect focus.

I love shooting photos with my 5D mkii camera and range of L lenses, but this phone/cam will be badass for almost all snapshots.

The only point-n-shoot camera that comes close in performance is the upcoming Sony DSC-RX100M II, and that sucker is close to $800. I'm especially interested to see if the new Nokia 808 holds up to the Nokia 920's low light performance - which is phenomenal, especially in a cell phone. I snapped this night-time photo a couple weeks back while standing on a bouncing dock, on a windy night. Most point-n-shoots don't come close; especially when hand held.
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-07-07 04:53:18 PM  
I can't fault people for making their millions off such simple and stupid things, after all their market is stupid people and there are an abundance of those. I think I need to drink until I'm too drunk to stand, write down my first idea, and bingo, millions.
 
2013-07-07 04:53:48 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.


It's awful. We finally have decent cameras on phones, and one of the most popular camera apps is one that makes the pictures look like garbage. I don't get it.
 
2013-07-07 06:59:05 PM  

OhioUGrad: I can't fault people for making their millions off such simple and stupid things, after all their market is stupid people and there are an abundance of those. I think I need to drink until I'm too drunk to stand, write down my first idea, and bingo, millions.


Instagram filters appeal to the same part of the brain as rice kits for cars, just a different demographic.
 
2013-07-07 07:20:23 PM  

Cyno01: Mad_Radhu: styckx: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now if they could just remove portrait mode as an option for YouTube.

And digital zoom

Depends on the phone. The Nokia 808 has a massive 41 MP sensor that can zoom up to 4x and still be in 1080p resolution. Nokia is announcing something that is also 41 MP this week, probably a Windows Phone with the same tech unless they have suddenly decided to get into the P&S camera business, so we may be entering the era of non-shiatty digital zoom.

Does 41MP matter at all when the sensor is the size of a grain of rice and the whole camera assembly has a depth of 1/4"? The best camera is the one you have with you, but a cell phone form factor is never going to have the potential of even a basic point and shoot camera.


As MrSteve007 mentioned, the Nokia sensor is gigantic, close to the size of the Nikon CX sensor, so it is a legit camera sensor:

images.dailytech.com

The other fun trick that it does it using oversampling to improve the image quality by using several full resolution pixels to create singe pixels in a lower resolution final output image (8 MP, 5 MP, or 2 MP depending on the settings). This gets around the issue of the smaller pixels being more prone to noise, so you get a really clean output if you don't zoom, which really helps with low light performance. Add in the Xenon flash and the Carl Zeiss optics, and the 808 gives most P&S cameras a run for their money.

Don't take my word for it, check out what the experts over at Digital Photography Review have to say about it. The biggest issue with the 808 was the outdated Symbian OS, which had some issues because it was an ancient smartphone OS that predated the iPhone updated for the modern era. If Nokia brings this out with the more modern Windows Phone OS, it could be really interesting. The only big issue is that the Instagram idiots still haven't gotten around to putting out a Windows Phone version of their app, despite the Lumias having some of the best cell phone cameras out there right now.
 
2013-07-07 07:28:52 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: OhioUGrad: I can't fault people for making their millions off such simple and stupid things, after all their market is stupid people and there are an abundance of those. I think I need to drink until I'm too drunk to stand, write down my first idea, and bingo, millions.

Instagram filters appeal to the same part of the brain as rice kits for cars, just a different demographic.


I was just referring to Instagram in general, and FB and Twitter and all those sites. Isn't Instagram just like Photobucket and other photo hosting sites that have been around forever, but Instagram is public?
 
2013-07-07 08:04:52 PM  
Instagrams are square.  I've been shooting simultaneously in portrait AND landscape mode for a long time.


/mind=blown
 
2013-07-07 09:23:07 PM  

gingerjet: ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.

Which is why you are a nighttime convenience store clerk and Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are worth 100s of millions of dollars.


Well, I don't (and wouldn't) work in a convenience store, that's for sure. And while I"m not worth 100s of millions of dollars, I do okay working for one of the most powerful and successful consumer electronics companies in the world and publishing novels.

But Instagram is awful. Just because the creators are rich doesn't mean it's good. American Idol, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and the Pet Rock all made people rich, too. If that's what it takes to be rich, I'll be happy being middle-class, thanks.
 
2013-07-07 09:26:18 PM  

OhioUGrad: I can't fault people for making their millions off such simple and stupid things, after all their market is stupid people and there are an abundance of those. I think I need to drink until I'm too drunk to stand, write down my first idea, and bingo, millions.


Yeah... And then live with being the guy who is associated with that stupid-ass thing for the rest of your life. I'll take my dignity, thanks.
 
2013-07-07 09:42:20 PM  

ZeroCorpse: OhioUGrad: I can't fault people for making their millions off such simple and stupid things, after all their market is stupid people and there are an abundance of those. I think I need to drink until I'm too drunk to stand, write down my first idea, and bingo, millions.

Yeah... And then live with being the guy who is associated with that stupid-ass thing for the rest of your life. I'll take my dignity, thanks.


I'll take my multi-millions and not give a damn what anyone else thinks, much like I don't give a damn what anyone else thinks of me now, and I don't even have thousands.
 
2013-07-07 11:30:39 PM  

MrSteve007: For a cellphone, the 808 pureview sensor size is gigantic (see the bottom right one vs. the others). The overall sensor size is comparable to point-n-shoot cameras, except for the fact it the 808 has at least 4x's the resolution.
[cdn.slashgear.com image 580x424]

It's a Windows Phone, and it's awesome. I believe you can digitally zoom 4x's and it's still a ~6 megapixel image (3072x1728  ) - which is far superior to 1080p resolution. The lensing also allows for the cam to be in a "hyperfocal" range, so everything in the foreground to the furthest reaches of the background are in perfect focus.

I love shooting photos with my 5D mkii camera and range of L lenses, but this phone/cam will be badass for almost all snapshots.

The only point-n-shoot camera that comes close in performance is the upcoming Sony DSC-RX100M II, and that sucker is close to $800. I'm especially interested to see if the new Nokia 808 holds up to the Nokia 920's low light performance - which is phenomenal, especially in a cell phone. I snapped this night-time photo a couple weeks back while standing on a bouncing dock, on a windy night. Most point-n-shoots don't come close; especially when hand held.
[fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 850x ...


Mad_Radhu: As MrSteve007 mentioned, the Nokia sensor is gigantic, close to the size of the Nikon CX sensor, so it is a legit camera sensor:

[images.dailytech.com image 451x338]

The other fun trick that it does it using oversampling to improve the image quality by using several full resolution pixels to create singe pixels in a lower resolution final output image (8 MP, 5 MP, or 2 MP depending on the settings). This gets around the issue of the smaller pixels being more prone to noise, so you get a really clean output if you don't zoom, which really helps with low light performance. Add in the Xenon flash and the Carl Zeiss optics, and the 808 gives most P&S cameras a run for their money.

Don't take my word for it, check out what the experts over at Digital Photography Review have to say about it. The biggest issue with the 808 was the outdated Symbian OS, which had some issues because it was an ancient smartphone OS that predated the iPhone updated for the modern era. If Nokia brings this out with the more modern Windows Phone OS, it could be really interesting. The only big issue is that the Instagram idiots still haven't gotten around to putting out a Windows Phone version of their app, despite the Lumias having some ...


Well, i stand corrected. And intrigued...

Been out of tech sales for a while, havent been keeping up, glad to see some manufacturers are getting around to actually increasing sensor size instead of just megapixels.
 
2013-07-08 12:05:53 AM  

Dragonflew: ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.

It's awful. We finally have decent cameras on phones, and one of the most popular camera apps is one that makes the pictures look like garbage. I don't get it.


You know..  You don't have to filter the photos.  A good number of people don't.    I guess if you see everyone you know regularly, it's not all that exciting, but if you have friends with different lifestyles in different countries, it's kind of nice to be able to do some photo sharing without any hassle.
 
2013-07-08 02:08:41 AM  

Fair_Poopsmith: Dragonflew: ZeroCorpse: I still can't believe people use this service.

It's awful. We finally have decent cameras on phones, and one of the most popular camera apps is one that makes the pictures look like garbage. I don't get it.

You know..  You don't have to filter the photos.  A good number of people don't.    I guess if you see everyone you know regularly, it's not all that exciting, but if you have friends with different lifestyles in different countries, it's kind of nice to be able to do some photo sharing without any hassle.


If youre not using the stupid filters what advantages does instagram offer over other image hosting services such as imgur or flickr or just uploading photos directly to facebook? Because my only exposure to instagram is people posting "instagramed" photos to facebook.
 
2013-07-08 02:34:40 AM  

Cyno01: If youre not using the stupid filters what advantages does instagram offer over other image hosting services such as imgur or flickr or just uploading photos directly to facebook? Because my only exposure to instagram is people posting "instagramed" photos to facebook.


I think people are confusing Instagram with Hipstamatic (which was just a shiatty filtering app).  Imgur and Flickr are to Instagram what email and Facebook posts are to Twitter.  Having an ultra-fast streamlined photo feed, from exactly the people whose photos I care to see and no one else, saves me the trouble of having to click email links to peoples' dumb websites in mobile browsers.  It's streamlined as hell, clean design, and gives me a visual sense of my friends' lives when a lot of them are half a world away.

If someone wants to post a gallery of great photos they took on their vacation to India, sure, link me to your Flickr account or whatever.  For everyday stuff, perhaps you could argue that it's just trivial and attention whorey to post a picture of hilarious ad-hoc signage you found at the coffeeshop, or want to show off the outfit you're going drinking in, but I enjoy that I can see all of that in about 10 seconds just by tapping on a single app icon.  It's a visual twitter feed, and especially for the talented photographers and artists among us, it's a handy casual pastime.
 
2013-07-08 02:55:38 AM  

Fair_Poopsmith: Cyno01: If youre not using the stupid filters what advantages does instagram offer over other image hosting services such as imgur or flickr or just uploading photos directly to facebook? Because my only exposure to instagram is people posting "instagramed" photos to facebook.

I think people are confusing Instagram with Hipstamatic (which was just a shiatty filtering app).  Imgur and Flickr are to Instagram what email and Facebook posts are to Twitter.  Having an ultra-fast streamlined photo feed, from exactly the people whose photos I care to see and no one else, saves me the trouble of having to click email links to peoples' dumb websites in mobile browsers.  It's streamlined as hell, clean design, and gives me a visual sense of my friends' lives when a lot of them are half a world away.

If someone wants to post a gallery of great photos they took on their vacation to India, sure, link me to your Flickr account or whatever.  For everyday stuff, perhaps you could argue that it's just trivial and attention whorey to post a picture of hilarious ad-hoc signage you found at the coffeeshop, or want to show off the outfit you're going drinking in, but I enjoy that I can see all of that in about 10 seconds just by tapping on a single app icon.  It's a visual twitter feed, and especially for the talented photographers and artists among us, it's a handy casual pastime.


In that case i can see the appeal, but nobody in my circle of acquaintances uses it that way, ive never heard of hipstamatic, but 100% of my exposure to instagram is people making the photos they post to facebook look shiatty.
Heres the photo my mom took of the turkey last thanksgiving.

i.imgur.com

Heres the photo my sister took, angle aside.
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
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