On Delta Airlines’ blog they had an interesting post about one of their workhorse Boeing 777-200LR aircraft and a typical 9 days in its life. As you can see from the infographic, it traveled 86,700 miles, went to 9 distinct airports, and carried almost 4,000 passengers. Here’s some more information you may or [...]
December 1942. “Proviso Yards, Chicago. A Chicago & North Western Railroad roundhouse.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. Click for Largerizering
What else do you do in a roundhouse?
I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and I’m starting off lite. Don’t want to sprain a finger or something.
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We haven’t looked at a periodic table for a while, and I found this one buried in a dusty corner of my image library. It’s probably of little use to anyone, but it is mildly interesting for its specialization.
Image by L. Bruce Railsback, Dept. of Geology, University of [...]
Last week in my post on the Royal Canadian Mint’s million dollar gold coin that is more pure than the driven snow and even Ivory soap, I made the comment that I’d like to see how the coin was made, and there was some discussion in comments about what methods might have been used, but we were all guessing and blowing smoke.
Well, wonder no more! Alert and resourceful commenter racketeer posted a link to a YouTube video that shows how the coin was made, and you can watch it after the jump.
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Nah, you better not. Pussies…
I hope everyone is prepared for all of the little disguised mooches tonight. I’m following tradition again this year and turning off my lights and turning on my gravel (not lawn) sprinklers. With luck it’s supposed to rain tonight [...]
I’m sure that our Canadian Cohort is familiar with the coin pictured above, but it’s new to me and I think it’s pretty cool.
The Royal Canadian Mint made the thing, or at least announced it, in 2007 as a promotional gimmick, and was put on display [...]
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This is kind of old, but I thought that I’d throw it up here (so to speak) anyway since one of our occasional posters wrote something related to gaming today. I scored a zero…
Image from DeviantArt
Click for a very hi-res image. Picture by Michel Zumbrunn
Yes, yes, go ahead and whine about “puff pieces” and “no content”, then look at the photo and tell me that the vehicle shown isn’t art. Bloody philistines….
For you photo geeks, the picture was taken with a Phase One medium format digital [...]
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I haven’t forced you slackers to learn anything recently and it troubles me. So bone up on your particle interactions, damn it! I might just have the Emmas conduct a pop quiz, and no one wants to be unprepared for that again, do they? It took [...]
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We haven’t had anything submariney for a while, so here’s a pretty cutaway to look at.