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2014-01-07 11:45:24 PM
Cool. Now I can freak my cat out by chasing it around in the dark.
 
2014-01-07 11:49:46 PM
Holy shiat!! I WANT ONE!

Looks like I'll have a few months to try to justify the cost to myself. ;)
 
2014-01-08 01:20:50 AM
Great. Now I need to slather myself with mud when going out.
 
2014-01-08 01:31:37 AM
I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D
 
2014-01-08 01:35:03 AM

BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D


So...uh... Hey there, friend. You don't, err, by any chance, get an employee discount, do you? ;)

/kidding
//maybe... ;)
 
2014-01-08 01:48:55 AM
Great as if the 80 percent of idiots walking around Manhattan didn't have enough to bump into, now they can image the fat layers of others on the street. BRILLIANT

/got to love how far we've advanced
 
2014-01-08 01:57:58 AM

BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D


By the way, good work BKITU.

/does sound cool
 
2014-01-08 02:35:20 AM
So now the really unimpressive penises on chat roulette can actually prove that the reason it is so small is that it is cold in the room.
 
2014-01-08 02:36:42 AM

farkingismybusiness: Great. Now I need to slather myself with mud when going out.


images3.cinema.de
You could also try a thermal suit. Just be careful w/ the UV lights.
 
2014-01-08 02:38:56 AM

ChewbaccaJones: So now the really unimpressive penises on chat roulette can actually prove that the reason it is so small is that it is cold in the room.


I just show them a busted thermometer, but I don't tell them its busted.  Works like a charm.
 
2014-01-08 02:41:16 AM
Trocadero:You could also try a thermal suit.

076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com
Trocadero! Get me two.
 
2014-01-08 02:41:52 AM

BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D


Would you be able to comment on say its ability to detect hot/cold leaks in a house's structure or windows?  If this is a yes that is exactly the sort of excuse I'll need to buy one of these fascinating devices.
 
2014-01-08 02:47:16 AM

BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D


Just spent the day playing with my T360 looking at hotspots on inductors we use to make inverter poles share current nicely.  Love that thing.  I've probably taken 10,000+ pics with that thing, and solved many problems with it, both in the lab and at customer sites.  Thanks for all your work. :)
 
2014-01-08 02:56:30 AM
img.gawkerassets.com

That phone is gigantic.  I'm holding my droid HD the same way, and the one in the pic is at least a full inch longer.  Is that because of the case?
 
2014-01-08 02:59:26 AM
You scanned my balls?

Don't scan my balls anymore.
 
2014-01-08 03:28:38 AM

Emposter: That phone is gigantic.  I'm holding my droid HD the same way, and the one in the pic is at least a full inch longer.  Is that because of the case?


It's a case for an iPhone.

A case that includes a battery, power management, switches, processing and, you know,  A THERMAL CAMERA.

Given what this thing does, you really wanna biatch about the fact that it's a touch bigger than a regular phone?

Some people will never be happy...
 
2014-01-08 03:40:41 AM
Emposter:

That ***** is gigantic.  I'm holding my **** the same way, and the one in the pic is at least a full inch longer.
 
2014-01-08 04:42:27 AM
Awesome. I'd love one but I don't know why.
 
2014-01-08 04:56:16 AM
I have been told by a fireman that thermal imaging can reveal whether silicone or saline is present, regardless of the presence of garments.
 
2014-01-08 06:25:55 AM
That could come in handy finding out why it's always so farking cold in my house and where it's coming from. I don't have an iPhone though
 
2014-01-08 06:48:49 AM
Read sexting in the Fark headline.  Clicked the link.  It talks about Predator vision.img.fark.net
 
2014-01-08 07:17:31 AM
Can I mount this on my 240B? I was crazy good with a thermal on my machine gun. Not just people, but paper targets, too! Which is really hard because paper has a low heat signature.
 
2014-01-08 07:18:49 AM
Infrared porn is creepy.  GIS it if you don't believe me.
 
2014-01-08 07:26:13 AM
As above, I wonder how well this will work for thermal imaging of a house to look for heat loss. I was under the impression that those cameras cost thousands usually.
 
2014-01-08 07:35:49 AM
I was about to buy an E4 since it can be hacked to work like an E8 but this thing looks like it will be about $1000 cheaper.  It looks like FLIR found enough buyers for the car sensors to get the price way down.
 
2014-01-08 07:44:17 AM

ChubbyTiger: As above, I wonder how well this will work for thermal imaging of a house to look for heat loss. I was under the impression that those cameras cost thousands usually.


Some home depot stores rent them
http://www.flir.com/homedepot/

None really close to me but it may be worth the trip. Though I can't find them on their site to see what they charge.
 
2014-01-08 07:52:25 AM
I've never received a sext. If I posted my cell number, would some of you Farkers help me out?
 
2014-01-08 08:01:02 AM
Infrared porn is creepy. GIS it if you don't believe me.

Almost as bad as x-ray porn.
 
2014-01-08 08:05:57 AM

ChrisDe: I've never received a sext. If I posted my cell number, would some of you Farkers help me out?


Farkers are more likely to than Farkettes, methinks.

/prove me wrong, Farkettes!
//EIP for number requests
 
2014-01-08 08:07:05 AM

DON.MAC: I was about to buy an E4 since it can be hacked to work like an E8 but this thing looks like it will be about $1000 cheaper.  It looks like FLIR found enough buyers for the car sensors to get the price way down.


Yeah, I'm still liking the E4-to-E8 approach, but the price on this is compelling.

I don't think this has much to do with the car sensors. From the press release, it looks like it's a major advance in manufacturability, with even the lens coming off a wafer-scale process.

Must... see... more... spectrum.
 
2014-01-08 08:14:00 AM

voodoo_curse: Infrared porn is creepy. GIS it if you don't believe me.

Almost as bad as x-ray porn.


162.220.59.8

Gamma ray porn FTW
 
2014-01-08 08:14:53 AM

BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D


I'm a lifelong sensor/optics/visualization geek, so you're my new best friend.

Any idea when we'll get some numbers on resolution? I see a big gap between the "visual thermometers" and the low-end thermal cameras. From a few of the pixels sample images in the press release, and the steadfast omission of any actual resolution numbers, I have to assume this is closer to visual-thermometer range -- 16x16 or 32x32, with a lot of smoothing, then visual fusion to restore perceptible "edges". I'm curious about frame rate, too.

Not that that wouldn't be useful, mind you, or a promising sign for the future. I still have the 1975 Popular Electronics that introduced the "world's first hobbyist digital video camera". It was 32x32, and while it took a good long time to advance from there, things eventually worked out.
 
2014-01-08 08:27:26 AM

turboke: ChrisDe: I've never received a sext. If I posted my cell number, would some of you Farkers help me out?

Farkers are more likely to than Farkettes, methinks.

/prove me wrong, Farkettes!
//EIP for number requests


You've got a point.....maybe I didn't think this all the way through.
 
2014-01-08 08:39:35 AM

jfarkinB: Any idea when we'll get some numbers on resolution? I see a big gap between the "visual thermometers" and the low-end thermal cameras. From a few of the pixels sample images in the press release, and the steadfast omission of any actual resolution numbers, I have to assume this is closer to visual-thermometer range -- 16x16 or 32x32, with a lot of smoothing, then visual fusion to restore perceptible "edges". I'm curious about frame rate, too.


I'm guessing 320 x 240.  That is what their new range of devices use and it is the same as the IR cameras they make for Audi.  The are now using a higher res visual camera to mix the thermal data and this looks like an extension of that.  The frame rate on the other cameras is interrupted by a calibration every once in a while where a device blocks the lens to help readjust the thermal values.
 
2014-01-08 08:44:02 AM
This will lead to a revolution in Ghost-Hunting!
 
2014-01-08 09:11:45 AM

dr-shotgun: Emposter: That phone is gigantic.  I'm holding my droid HD the same way, and the one in the pic is at least a full inch longer.  Is that because of the case?

It's a case for an iPhone.

A case that includes a battery, power management, switches, processing and, you know,  A THERMAL CAMERA.

Given what this thing does, you really wanna biatch about the fact that it's a touch bigger than a regular phone?

Some people will never be happy...


Since the added feature is useless for virtually anyone...yes.
 
2014-01-08 09:27:57 AM
Since no one is talking about the important issue here, the heat visions that Predators seem to have in the movies is so poor I can't imagine they were ever actually able to kill anything. It always amuses me when future tech turns out to be worlds better than what we thought was future tech way back when.
 
2014-01-08 09:50:36 AM
Doesn't this require a lot of cooling for the device?
 
2014-01-08 09:52:49 AM

ChubbyTiger: As above, I wonder how well this will work for thermal imaging of a house to look for heat loss. I was under the impression that those cameras cost thousands usually.


The prices of those cameras have gone down significantly over the last few years, but I was wondering the same thing about house imaging.
 
2014-01-08 10:17:27 AM

edmo: Doesn't this require a lot of cooling for the device?


Not any more. Older ones needed cryogenic cooling, but the new(ish) microbolometer arrays don't. It's still kind of counterintuitive for me how they can measure temperatures lower than the sensor itself -- I guess if there's a cold region in the image, the sensor radiates back toward the source, cooling off.
 
2014-01-08 10:20:53 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: ChubbyTiger: As above, I wonder how well this will work for thermal imaging of a house to look for heat loss. I was under the impression that those cameras cost thousands usually.

The prices of those cameras have gone down significantly over the last few years, but I was wondering the same thing about house imaging.


This sensor claims to be pretty sensitive to small temperature differences, so I'm thinking it would be great for that application. Resolution is probably less important there -- most of the regions where you're losing or gaining heat are fairly large. (You're looking for bad windows or missing insulation, not a pinhole leak or a single wire in a bundle.)
 
2014-01-08 10:24:37 AM

mamoru: BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D

So...uh... Hey there, friend. You don't, err, by any chance, get an employee discount, do you? ;)

/kidding
//maybe... ;)


Yes. For me. ;)

Seriously, it's a terminable offense if I pass on the discount to someone else.
 
2014-01-08 10:28:31 AM

BumpInTheNight: BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D

Would you be able to comment on say its ability to detect hot/cold leaks in a house's structure or windows?  If this is a yes that is exactly the sort of excuse I'll need to buy one of these fascinating devices.


It's one of the uses the engineers had in mind during the design phase -- it's for simple personal use, so it deals in a pretty mundane range. The spec page says 32F to 113F, so just right for home inspection.
 
2014-01-08 10:35:00 AM

Unobtanium: I have been told by a fireman that thermal imaging can reveal whether silicone or saline is present, regardless of the presence of garments.


Human skin is opaque to IR. You only get the surface temp, not anything underneath. Now, if those materials cause a temp difference on the surface, you might have something. ;)
 
2014-01-08 10:37:16 AM

abhorrent1: That could come in handy finding out why it's always so farking cold in my house and where it's coming from. I don't have an iPhone though


Android models coming later. FLIR also has (significantly more expensive) all-in-one units that can do the job, if you're in a rush during Coldageddon '14: The Freezenating.
 
2014-01-08 10:43:03 AM

DON.MAC: I was about to buy an E4 since it can be hacked to work like an E8 but this thing looks like it will be about $1000 cheaper.  It looks like FLIR found enough buyers for the car sensors to get the price way down.


That's been the plan since day 1. No joke. The day I was hired, my boss told me, "We want infrared cameras to be as ubiquitous as GPS." It's the same concept -- the military gets it first, then industry, then a rich-man's plaything, and so on, and each step down the ladder is financed by the margins of the step above it.
 
2014-01-08 10:47:26 AM

jfarkinB: BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D

I'm a lifelong sensor/optics/visualization geek, so you're my new best friend.

Any idea when we'll get some numbers on resolution? I see a big gap between the "visual thermometers" and the low-end thermal cameras. From a few of the pixels sample images in the press release, and the steadfast omission of any actual resolution numbers, I have to assume this is closer to visual-thermometer range -- 16x16 or 32x32, with a lot of smoothing, then visual fusion to restore perceptible "edges". I'm curious about frame rate, too.

Not that that wouldn't be useful, mind you, or a promising sign for the future. I still have the 1975 Popular Electronics that introduced the "world's first hobbyist digital video camera". It was 32x32, and while it took a good long time to advance from there, things eventually worked out.


http://www.flir.com/flirone/explore/tech-specs.html

Pretty much everything I can say is right there anyway. ;)

The visual spectrum-to-IR overlay is the real trick -- kind of a pseudo-resolution. Your brain sharpens the image since it can see the visible pic underneath.
 
2014-01-08 10:53:07 AM

BKITU: Unobtanium: I have been told by a fireman that thermal imaging can reveal whether silicone or saline is present, regardless of the presence of garments.

Human skin is opaque to IR. You only get the surface temp, not anything underneath. Now, if those materials cause a temp difference on the surface, you might have something. ;)


Having spent time in tanks, I will say that a variety of clothing is more transparent than many people might expect when seen through a tank's thermal sight.  This was fairly obvious when we did demos at county fairs and the like

/Never peeked much
//Because the sergeants always were hogging it
 
2014-01-08 10:59:29 AM

BKITU: abhorrent1: That could come in handy finding out why it's always so farking cold in my house and where it's coming from. I don't have an iPhone though

Android models coming later. FLIR also has (significantly more expensive) all-in-one units that can do the job, if you're in a rush during Coldageddon '14: The Freezenating.


No hurry. Something I would like to do someday though
 
2014-01-08 11:06:52 AM

BKITU: I work for FLIR, so I'm really getting a kick....

No, seriously. This is exactly the kind of product the Commercial division has been working toward my whole time there. I'm super-pumped about this. =D


Has your company considered the impact this will have on the street price of pot?

Basically no grow room is safe from thugs. Expect the price of pot to quadruple and the quality to go down.
 
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