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Posted: 8/21/2017 1:08:58 PM EST
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 1:10:01 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:10:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hking:
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:12:57 PM EST
FP usually NI. 
I'm really, really curious to see if that's true this time.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:13:22 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:14:31 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:14:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2017 1:33:09 PM EST by Winfield_C]
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 1:15:57 PM EST
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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 1:15:59 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:17:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Somewhere around zero.


(I don't think you understand how "those sensors" work)
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Well, he is Amish...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:17:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Somewhere around zero.

(I don't think you understand how "those sensors" work)
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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 1:28:59 PM EST
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 1:30:03 PM EST
Slackin GD..

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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:33:26 PM EST
I didn't see a "Who gives a Rat's ass option ".
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:34:25 PM EST
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 1:38:10 PM EST
Let's see, who do I believe. NASA or a guy on Arfcom GD?

Tough call.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:39:09 PM EST
Taken through #12 shade

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:39:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:39:27 PM EST
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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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:44:16 PM EST
My AO right now.

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:54:21 PM EST
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 6:44:49 PM EST
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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 6:45:45 PM EST
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 6:49:02 PM EST
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
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 6:58:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Krashdog:
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Halfway through it. Glasses showed a cresent. Phone showed clouds.

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

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/427508/20170821_180655-286779.JPG
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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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