Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:June:02 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/6/2-5 [Industry/Startup] UID:50118 Activity:low
6/2     Ken Thompson fired!
        \_ who is that?
           \- it's a joke
2008/6/2-4 [Consumer/Camera] UID:50119 Activity:nil
6/2     I'm thinking of getting a 12-24mm lens ($480). I have a 18-200mm
        right now. I'm wondering if anyone has pictures of 12mm vs 18mm
        so that I can see if it's justified to spend $480 on a 12mm? ok thx
        \_ Just make a hole the size of the sensor in your camera on a
           piece of cardboard, and see what you can see with it 18mm
           from your eye, and again at 12mm.  There should be a HUGE
           difference.  Every bit matters more on the wide-angle side.
        \_ If it's not a fisheye, a 12mm lens roughly covers 1.5x the width and
           1.5x the height of the same scene as a 18mm lens.
        \_ You don't say what size sensor you're attaching this on.  The edge
           distortion is *much* less noticeable on smaller sensors when
           using a wide angle.
2008/6/2 [Uncategorized] UID:50120 Activity:nil
6/2     was the cat in the hat always this bad
2008/6/2-5 [Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:50121 Activity:nil
6/2     Theories have swirled around Nina's disappearance. Did she embezzle
        money from Reiser's company and run back home to Russia? Was she
        involved with the KGB or the Russian mafia? Did Hans Reiser's cunning
        intelligence help him almost get away with murder?
        48 Hours Mystery correspondent Maureen Maher reports on the case this
        Tuesday, June 3, at a special time, 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:June:02 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>