A digital curiosity

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Savageduck, Mar 19, 2013.

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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Mar 19, 2013
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    David Taylor Guest

    David Taylor, Mar 20, 2013
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    Martin Brown Guest

    Martin Brown, Mar 20, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Now how was I to know that?

    Try this.
    A click on the image on this site should open the BBC story from their
    "Future" section. If not, demand a refund.
    Savageduck, Mar 20, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    I saved the BBC (trans-Atlantic) page using "Evernote" and emailed it
    to myself. It arrived somewhat discected. I then saved what I could via
    my Mac print dialog as a PDF. I hope you can get the gist of this idea.
    At the moment it is merely a design concept.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/Fi...an camera brings back element of surprise.pdf
    Savageduck, Mar 20, 2013
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    Richard Guest

    "Savageduck" wrote in message
    Thanks for going to all that effort. For future reference, others may
    consider using a proxy:
    Richard, Mar 20, 2013
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    Bowser Guest

    Bowser, Mar 20, 2013
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    Richard Guest

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    Whiskers Guest

    An interesting concept, but I think the square shape might be rather
    awkward in practice - and the circular viewfinder window would only be
    appropriate if the image is also round (or some sort of 'suspended frame'
    would need to be projected to the user's eye).

    I'm intrigued by the mention of "image sensors" (plural) mounted in a ring.

    I'm in the UK so the BBC don't want me to see the URL above; "We're sorry
    but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of our
    international service [...]"; but Ixquick's proxy gets around that strange
    quirk - the long URL for that runs to more than 800 characters, so
    <http://bit.ly/YonmiB> for short!
    Whiskers, Mar 20, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Not having that particular BBC UK issue, I was not aware of Ixquick.
    So it seems there is a simpler work-around for you island bound folks
    than the one I muddled through. ;-)
    Savageduck, Mar 20, 2013
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    Whiskers Guest

    Ixquick is a metasearch 'engine' with a strong emphasis on user privaxy;
    the proxy web server is incorporated into the search engine results pages.
    Whiskers, Mar 20, 2013
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    Me Guest

    So as it's BBC, then how the hell is it funded?
    There is a small and rather discrete "ads by google" section on the
    page. I doubt that returns a vast fortune.
    The links at the bottom of the page all link back to the UK site.
    Me, Mar 21, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 19/03/2013 22:54, Savageduck wrote:
    : > For the point & shooters among us:
    : > <
    : > http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130318-radical-camera-goes-back-in-time >
    : >
    : Can you post a quick summary please? Those of us in the UK are not
    : permitted to access the international BBC site for some strange reason!
    : A search of the domestic site with likely keywords draws a blank :(

    I'll bet it costs the BBC more to keep you away from their international site
    than it would to let you go there. As others have suggested, using a proxy
    server might help. Or you might go to the U.S. or international CNN (or
    somilar) site and look for a link to the BBC story. Do you have Internet
    Explorer 10? I believe it has an option that makes the user harder to track.

    It's too bad we don't have any Chinese members in the newsgroups. They're
    magicians at finding their way to sites their government doesn't want them to
    see. ;^)

    Robert Coe, Mar 23, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : > "Bowser" wrote in message
    : > : >>
    : >>On Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:54:58 -0700, Savageduck
    : >>
    : >>>For the point & shooters among us:
    : >>><
    : >>>http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130318-radical-camera-goes-back-in-time
    : >>> >
    : >>
    : >>I'm still waiting for that all-black digital version of the Minox B.
    : >>Yes, really. I'd buy one.
    : >
    : > This?
    : > http://www.cryptomuseum.com/covert/minox/b/img/300950/004/full.jpg
    : This <http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=6001&L=1> probably.

    It looks they don't quite get it when they mention, as one of its features,
    that it draws attention to its owner.

    Robert Coe, Mar 23, 2013
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