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October 22, 2019

"Dark" — Fantastic Opening Credits and Music

Above, Season 1's.

Below, Season 2's.

Earlier this month I wrote about how much I liked Season 1 of "Dark"; Season 2 is even better, again with cinematography that's just breathtaking, in parts painterly.

It's on Netflix.

October 22, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: made in the 1970s.

October 22, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Listening to the radio online is way better than on the radio

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I discovered this very useful fact last Saturday after trying and failing to find just the right place and orientation for my Sony portable radio so I could listen to AM 1070 WINA's broadcast of the UVA-Duke football game (don't get me started on why I couldn't watch it on TV*).

I clicked on the link to WINA on my computer (top) and darned if the station didn't come in perfectly clear.

Just to see, I did the same thing with my phone: same excellent result.

So my phone, iPad, and computer are super-powered radios, capable of getting any station — AM or FM — anywhere in the country, as long as they have websites, which most do.

No need to pay for a subscription to the TuneIn app — the internet iterations are free, the way we like it.

w00t!

*Long story short: Comcast and the ACC Network can't agree on contract terms, so every game between ACC teams that's not on a national network — in all sports — is blacked out. I predict this impasse will be broken well before UVA's national championship-winning basketball team starts its season next month.

October 22, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"What is past is prologue" — inscribed on "Future"

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Robert Aitken's 1935 sculpture is located on the northeast corner of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

The quotation is from William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest."

I visited in 2012.

October 22, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm ACJ

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From websites:

In 2016, Richard Mille and Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ, the Airbus subsidiary that manufactures bespoke private aircraft) co-designed a watch, the RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph, available in a 30-piece limited edition for $1.05 million.

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Now, the two companies have released a new watch, the RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm ACJ, the most complicated timepiece Richard Mille has ever produced [that's saying something].

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Limited edition of 30 pieces in titanium and Carbon TPT.

$1,225,000.

Apply within.

October 22, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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