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September 16, 2023

Time Machine: Wuppertal Schwebebahn 1902 & 2015 side-by-side video

Last month I featured Germany's Flying Train, built in 1902 and still operating.

Reader antares commented on that post by providing a link to the video up top, which floored me.

I've watched it repeatedly, each time getting an uncanny sensation of being in a time shuttle rapidly going back and forth, obliterating the 113 years that passed between the two versions.

A tour de force.

One more thing: increasingly over the past year or so I've been receiving links and tips from readers that are so interesting they become boj posts.

Back in the day, when daily page views were around 15,000 compared to 400 currently, reader tips furnished the grist for around half of boj's content.

I loved that because it meant I didn't have to do as much.

I'm hoping things will continue to trend in that direction.

September 16, 2023 at 04:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Listen to the Clouds — 'Live air traffic control radio transmissions around the world'

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"Live, as the world flies."

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: addictive.

September 16, 2023 at 12:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Canon MS-500 Camera

Long story short: "When combined with ultra-telephoto broadcast lenses, it may be possible to capture clear color videos of subjects at a distance of several miles — even at night."

More: "Because the camera is expected to be used to see distant objects, Canon built in custom picture functions to improve visibility by reducing noise and haze. The company says that it is aware that atmospheric turbulence is particularly an issue at night and may cause issues with perceived resolution, so it created 'CrispImg2,' a Custom Picture preset mode that it says optimizes resolution and contrast while suppressing image noise. It is a standard setting in the custom picture menu on the MS-500."

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And: "The camera also has a feature Canon calls Haze Compensation as well as what Canon calls Smart Shade Control features that the company promises will reduce the effects of haze and mist while also automatically adjusting contrast and image brightness."

Finally: "Beyond that, Canon has enabled users to create their own custom picture profiles to adjust and save image quality settings. Users can adjust and save image quality settings according to various shooting environments. This feature enables users to shoot high-visibility videos at virtually any time of day or night."

Can your camera do that?

nuf sed

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September 16, 2023 at 08:16 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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