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That's amazingly good quality video--was it enhanced/cleaned up in some way? I didn't even realize that it was possible to film in color in 1900.

Of course it was enhanced. The world was in black and white in 1900 (if you don't get the Calvin & Hobbs reference, for shame!)

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crp

I remember when scientific consensus was that this was a mythical creature.

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Temmu

true.

i believe that huge sea monsters depicted in 1700's etchings were closer to reality than myth.

why? we later had the power to hunt them in the seas, killing them, and thus their young never lived long enough to grow huge.

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Temmu

cool comparison of star wars, and the french space art that preceded it.

 

about 3 minutes.

 

 

this might be funny ,

http://itunestandc.tumblr.com/

 

it is amusing! :)

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Temmu

and...

 

the superior squirrel from the "ice age" movie, in a new short - about 3 minutes - hilarious!

 

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Temmu

oof, hope they gave this as much headlining as the original story.

http://www.cbc.ca/ma...s-what-happened

 

well, at least it is good to see that there are honest reporters out there....

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Temmu

shuttle columbia

 

 

more - the possibility of their rescue, by a nasa engineer who was there at the time - http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/02/the-audacious-rescue-plan-that-might-have-saved-space-shuttle-columbia/1/

 

I found this rather frightening. I wonder how military pilots feel about it:

http://arstechnica.c...ng-chief-warns/

 

 

yes, scary to me too, not from a, o, we lost another airplane, but from a, we've compromised our defenses point of view!

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mac

Excellent Temmu!!! :thumbsup:

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Temmu

thanks, mac! :)

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Temmu

of the 2, the blue pigment is most amazing - who would think that by now we'd be discovering such?

the wonderful colors of the old masters (think michael angelo, leonardo devinci ) have been around for centuries -

yet! we find a new blue!

 

very cool!

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Temmu

in another life, i used to do calligraphy and illumination. (my logo, for example)

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Robert

Brand New Edison format Brown Wax cylinder recording Phonograph Graphophone blanks

 

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ebrke

For those interested in 200+ year old technology, here's a short video about an automaton built in the 18th century that can write text and is, in the words of the narrator, a distant ancestor of today's programmable computers:

 

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/the-writer-automaton

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Robert

How to send an email

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Temmu

ebrke, wow, and you could move the letters around and make another phrase!

 

robert, had to laugh when the fellow used the rotary phone to dial up the bbs!

 

both are amazing pieces of technology!

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Capt.Crow

Still got a rotary phone on the wall here. Last time it was connected to the line it worked after a fashion . But no use if a automated answer service is called up.

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Robert

The old new world

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crp
playing with electricity:
http://lushprojects.com/circuitjs/

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