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The Simpsons

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In-universe, Bart Simpson and Harry Potter were the same age in 1990. Bart is perpetually 10 years old because of a spell put on his town by someone trying to keep him from getting his Hogwarts letter.
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In-universe, Bart Simpson and Harry Potter were the same age in 1990. Bart is perpetually 10 years old because of a spell put on his town by someone trying to keep him from getting his Hogwarts letter.
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In-universe, Bart Simpson and Harry Potter were the same age in 1990. Bart is perpetually 10 years old because of a spell put on his town by someone trying to keep him from getting his Hogwarts letter.
cosmotic
1 day ago
Can we please add a check to see if the alt text was already posted? Regardless of who copied who, it should be an easy fix.
kbenson
18 hours ago
Ooh, a HFT (High Frequency Text-bot) war. I like it.

Here Are Canon’s and Nikon’s Crazy DSLR Stockpiles at the 2018 Olympics

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If you want to see a picture of Canon and Nikon’s continued dominance in the world of sports photography, just take a look at the massive camera arsenals each company brought to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Canon and Nikon both have 60 tech reps from over 10 countries around the world on hand to provide photographers with assistance, including services such as cleaning, checking, and calibrating equipment, Shutterbug reports.

Canon’s Camera Arsenal

Canon says it has 1,359 different items on hand, including 205 cameras and 520 lenses. 100 of those cameras are 1D X Mark II DSLRs, which cost $5,500 each (so $550,000 worth of that model alone).

The camera technicians have 700 different spare parts on hand to make sure Canon photographers have perfectly functioning cameras.

Nikon’s Camera Arsenal

The Nikon arsenal contains the D5, D850, and a large selection of prime and zoom lenses. DPReview reports that while the exact number of Nikon cameras and lenses at the Games is confidential, the stockpile is worth about “several hundred luxury cars.” If each of those luxury car costs $40,000, then 400 of them would have a value of $16 million.

Nikon has begun publishing 2018 Olympics photos captured with its equipment on the Nikon Professional Services blog.

Back in 2016, we shared glimpses into the Canon and Nikon equipment rooms at the Rio Summer Olympics.

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Washington, DC
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JimB
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And I'd thought the camera equipment I saw on a boat trip to the Farne islands was amazing. Probably a quarter of a million cost in dollars or pounds .
dianaschnuth
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Holy mare.
Toledo OH
schnuth
11 days ago
Dang, talk about being prepared!
mareino
12 days ago
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Especially impressive, because I can think of at least 4 Korean companies that make digital cameras.
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Supercut of cliched Instagram travel photos

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Now that leisure travel is widely accesible, the internet connects everyone, and most people have connected cameras on them 24/7, one of the side effects is that everyone’s vacation snaps look pretty much the same. Oliver KMIA collected hundreds of travel photos from Instagram, grouped them together by subject — passport shot, Mona Lisa, side mirror selfie, Leaning Tower, ramen bowl — and assembled them into this two-minute video of our collective homogenized travel experience. And it’s not just travel…vast swaths of Instagram are just variations on a theme:

Of course, my Instagram feed has no such cliches*ahem*. (via @choitotheworld)

Tags: Instagram   photography   travel   video
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DMack
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put ads on airplane wings
Victoria, BC
lukeburrage
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This great! I love that travel and sharing travel photos is one of the things that the whole world can share in. It’s like one small thing that brings the world together. No matter where you are from or what you believe, a photo of the wing of a plane, holding a passport, or leaning against the Tower of Pisa is something we all do! I see nothing negative about this video, only coolness.
duerig
22 days ago
A similar project with an interesting variation: https://mymodernmet.com/hundreds-of-tourist-photos/
acdha
22 days ago
Yeah, it's neat how well the photos work as a reminder that there's this global custom millions of people are following

Night Sky

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There's a mountain lion nearby, but it didn't notice you because it's reading Facebook.
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Covarr
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Sometimes I take nature walks in my back yard. I get to experience all the joys of the outdoors, like mosquitos, dead tree, and tripping over the shovel I forgot to put away.
Moses Lake, WA
satadru
30 days ago
You wouldn't have mosquito problems if your backyard was in Iceland. :)

The Food Size Cycle

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There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.
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jcherfas
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Candies too.
expatpaul
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If I recall correctly, the film Super Size Me made the point that burger chains' (obviously -- he was talking about McDonalds) products are all so similar that quantity is really the only thing they can compete on.
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Covarr
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McDonald's understood the appeal of having multiple sizes of Big Mac, leading to the inception of the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. Then they got rid of them because they were popular and McDonald's is trying to flatline their business.
Moses Lake, WA
benzado
44 days ago
Is "flatline" mean something about simplifying a product line or supply chain, or are you just saying they are trying to shoot themselves in the foot?
Covarr
44 days ago
The latter. It was meant to be sarcasm; I don't literally think they are making bad decisions on purpose, but they've been losing marketshare for years now and ruining perfectly solid comeback opportunities like that.
benzado
44 days ago
Gotcha. I just thought there was a chance you might be dropping cool new (to me) terminology. :-)
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There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.

2018

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We should really start calculating it earlier, but until the end of December we're always too busy trying to figure out which day Christmas will fall on.
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sirshannon
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leap year is the year of the US president election... until some future date when we fuck that up.
pavel_lishin
57 days ago
2100 AD won't be a leap year, but might have a US Presidential election.
digdoug
55 days ago
I wouldn't put money on the US existing in 2100.
alt_text_bot
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We should really start calculating it earlier, but until the end of December we're always too busy trying to figure out which day Christmas will fall on.
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