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3 posts • joined 16 Dec 2011

Olympus goes retro with µFT snapper

Anonymous Coward 2.0
Boffin

Accessory port

Olympus stuck an accessory port on top of the electronic viewfinder.

The autofocus in current mirrorless cameras is approaching the speed of dSLRs, they are slower but not by very much. Where they do fail is that they are not very good at tracking focus changes if the target object is moving directly towards/away from the camera.

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Barclays axes 422 UK IT staff

Anonymous Coward 2.0
Boffin

Optional

"The bank reckons the reorganisation could create 40 new positions."

The bank reckons the reorganisation could create -382 new positions.

There, fixed it for you.

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Duff Mars probe's flaming shards to rain down mid-January

Anonymous Coward 2.0
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NASA nothing to write home about

"According to Popovkin, Mars is a planet that "doesn't like Earthlings". He claims that only 30 per cent of Soviet-Russian launches to the planet were successful, although NASA alleges that all 17 of Russia's attempts have failed."

NASA's own record is only around 50% and the Ruski's did manage to land on Venus - more that NASA ever did...

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