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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:19 am

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The missing link :)
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Post by robinson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:56 pm

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Post by Giz » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:24 pm

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Hmmm, I can't decide if that's awesome or lame. It's 50/50 whether it would be driven by a grandmother or batman.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:28 am

Modern "copy" (well, Henderson inspired), lousy video:


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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:14 am



It's been made to look a little more modern I think by some sort of processing so that it doesn't look so herky-jerky like most really old movies. And ambient sound has been added, which is obviously not the actual sounds of the time.
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Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:03 pm

I'll watch it tonight.

The thumbnail is still recognizable as Broadway and Fifth Avenue. :coolspecs:
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Post by robinson » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:16 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:

It's been made to look a little more modern I think by some sort of processing so that it doesn't look so herky-jerky like most really old movies. And ambient sound has been added, which is obviously not the actual sounds of the time.
Published on Apr 7, 2018
Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America
That is awesome. The air quality then looks horrible btw

And everybody is wearing a hat
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:52 pm

There's horse shit everywhere.

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Post by Doctor X » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:01 pm

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Post by Fid » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:56 am

robinson wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:

It's been made to look a little more modern I think by some sort of processing so that it doesn't look so herky-jerky like most really old movies. And ambient sound has been added, which is obviously not the actual sounds of the time.
Published on Apr 7, 2018
Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America
That is awesome. The air quality then looks horrible btw

And everybody is wearing a hat
So so many hats. And friends these were when "America WAS great."
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:23 pm

Fid wrote:You do know why the CDC is in Atlanta, right?
I know! I know!

To issue pronouncements about gun violence. :)
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Post by Witness » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:30 am

↑ Appreciated that video! I knew that hats were a must then (there is even a French expression, "sortir en cheveux", specifically for going outside without one), but thought that elaborate women's headgear was only for special, elegant, occasions. Clearly I was wrong.

But then women are perfect since time immemorial:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:48 am

Witness wrote:But then women are perfect since time immemorial:

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Talk about getting it wrong. :wink:

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Post by Witness » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:59 am

↑ Can do better:

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Spoiler:
Camouflage from face detection.

CV Dazzle explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated face recognition.

The name is derived from a type of World War I naval camouflage called Dazzle, which used cubist-inspired designs to break apart the visual continuity of a battleship and conceal its orientation and size. Likewise, CV Dazzle uses avant-garde hairstyling and makeup designs to break apart the continuity of a face. Since facial-recognition algorithms rely on the identification and spatial relationship of key facial features, like symmetry and tonal contours, one can block detection by creating an “anti-face”.
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Post by Rob Lister » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:16 am

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Post by Witness » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:20 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:46 am

Ah, booze: Really satisfies! :)
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Post by Witness » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:41 pm

sparks wrote:Ah, booze: Really satisfies! :)
How right you are! :)


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Post by Fid » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:27 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Witness wrote:But then women are perfect since time immemorial:

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Talk about getting it wrong. :wink:

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Among some deep water fish the male is basically a parasite. They find a female latch on and become a part of her body, sometimes more than one.

When she needs sperm...well one can only imagine the fishy porn that would ensue.
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Post by ed » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:32 pm

angler fish for one
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