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Posted: 8/21/2017 2:08:58 PM EDT
With a firm grasp of the mental processes of the Averaged Unwashed Mass, I anticipate lots of phone with burned out sensors from people pointing them at the eclipse today. 

Any over/under on how many people will attempt warranty claims on phones that 'just stopped taking pictures' this week?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:10:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:10:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:12:57 PM EDT
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FP usually NI. 
I'm really, really curious to see if that's true this time.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:13:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:14:31 PM EDT
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I'll let you know.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:14:40 PM EDT
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Coworker just fucked his up.

He laughed about it before he went out, came back in and the auto-brightness adjust based on ambient light has the display all fucky and he's been complaining about his phone being ruined for about an hour.

EDIT: It's fine now
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:15:57 PM EDT
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I just put a IR filter on it

still too bright here to get a good pic
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:15:59 PM EDT
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(I don't think you understand how "those sensors" work)
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Well, he is Amish...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:17:53 PM EDT
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Doesn't stop him from implying that they will stop working and that people using them are dumb, though.

I'm using my work phone
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:28:59 PM EDT
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Apple and one or two other phone companies have said that without a filter, the images won't be good, but, that it would not harm the phone, the phone's cameras, or the sensors.

I'd thought about going out to take pics, but I'm not going to, not due to phone worries, but just that the pics won't look right without having a filter.

I'm in the 100% totality zone. I wish I'd thought ahead and rented out my yard. It's sunny out here, no clouds, but there are some about 10 miles out.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:30:03 PM EDT
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Slackin GD..

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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:33:26 PM EDT
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I didn't see a "Who gives a Rat's ass option ".
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:34:25 PM EDT
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Arizona is cloudy 1 day a year. Today right at 1030 it decided  today was the day to be cloudy. After eclipes was over it decided not to be cloudy
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:38:10 PM EDT
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Let's see, who do I believe. NASA or a guy on Arfcom GD?

Tough call.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:39:09 PM EDT
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Taken through #12 shade

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S7 Placed eclipse glasses in front of lens.  Changed from Auto to Pro setting.  Turned down exposure as low as it would go.  Photos OK but nothing stellar.
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My AO right now.

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:54:21 PM EDT
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Ok, I guess I'm wrong on this one. 
I try to do that every now & again to keep myself humble. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 7:44:49 PM EDT
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Halfway through it. Glasses showed a cresent. Phone showed clouds.

Still snapped a pic of tonight's tacos just fine.

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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 7:45:45 PM EDT
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That's not how this works.  That's not how any of this works...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 7:49:02 PM EDT
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Hey OP, I'm still waiting for my phone to be fixed from all the Y2K issues so I didn't get a chance to somehow fry it looking at the eclipse
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Halfway through it. Glasses showed a cresent. Phone showed clouds.

Still snapped a pic of tonight's tacos just fine.

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One can always salvage a dud eclipse day with a good plate of tacos!!  Nicely done.  Our weather was perfect but I didn't have tacos (didn't have totality either).
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