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When does that bridge transform into a robot?

When does that bridge transform into a robot?

Here’s a wild bridge. There’s about 6 photos at this link. It looks like something out of Fisher Price. It certainly has a presence. I can’t decide if its clunkiness is charming or dumpy. It’s located in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Clearly the Dutch know how to build bridges given their geographic conditions. I wonder what […]

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swivel LCD in an SLR

swivel LCD in an SLR

Can you believe it? Finally there’s an SLR camera with an articulating (swivel) LCD. I’ve been waiting years for this. Of course only relatively recently has preview capabilities been available on SLR LCDs. So that was a critical step one. Last year Sony came out with the A350 SLR which has a “tilting” LCD. (Scroll […]

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Sonic Bed or Coffin or Sardine Can

Sonic Bed or Coffin or Sardine Can

Here’s Kaffe Matthews’ Sonic Bed. It has a “network of loudspeakers including six very large subwoofers that produce very low frequencies that penetrate the body”. I didn’t know that Dracula was such a fan of subwoofers. via architectradure

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Biden's portrait missing

Biden’s portrait missing

Yesterday’s blog post came about as I was searching through official documents on the GPO site. You can buy the official president and Vice Presidential portraits are available for purchase in two sizes (8×10 and 11×14) starting at $9. It was easy finding an image of the official President portrait. Heck, I was even able […]

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the unofficial official camera of the White House

the unofficial official camera of the White House

About a month ago, the official portrait of the President of the United States was released. Engadget dug into the EXIF data and provided the vitals. camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IIlens: 105mmaperture: f/10exposure: 1/125 secondISO: 100flash: none photographer: Pete Souza (official White House photographer)date: 1/13/2009 5:38 p.m. It’s very interesting that the Canon EOS […]

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way to go, Joestein Alvestad!

way to go, Joestein Alvestad!

Joestein Alvestad (light blue shirt with hat and medal shown above), of the Elmhurst Fire Department, won the 2009 annual Tackle the Tower competition held at the Oakbrook Terrace Tower in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. In 3 minutes and 25 seconds he ran up 680 stairs which comprises of 62 banks of stairs which form the […]

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