1. Disney Auctions Site

    jake on 2004.01.23
    at 06:52 pm

    I had no idea they had a Disney Auction Site. I found this through Boing Boing and just wanted to archive the link for myself.

    Posted in: Cool Info

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  2. Raw vs. Jpeg

    jake on 2004.01.23
    at 06:17 pm

    PhotographyBLOG has 2 articles about jpeg vs. raw for digital cameras.

    JPG vs RAW vs TIFF: Get it Right the First Time by Ken Rockwell is absurd. He makes very few good points in the article. He actually believes that a lossy jpeg is just as good as a large raw file. Maybe for the Internet, or comp work.

    I just look at it by taking it from a similar musical subject. If I take a large mp3 and a wav file of the same very elaborate music (something with lots of highs and lows) and compare them, the mp3 may sound good, but it's definitely muddy compared to the full wav file as soon as you listen to it from a good system at a good volume.

    Bringing it back to the image, as is stated in the second article (which I'll link to in a second) as soon as you try to blow the image up, even with a good camera, you can notice the compression's effects on the image.

    Sermon From A Raw Convert by Petteri Sulonen is written from a more objective view point. He explains how Raw isn't always the way to go when you shoot, but in most circumstances it's flexibility raises it above jpeg.

    Posted in: Photography · Technology

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  3. RFID Chip in Soccer Balls

    jake on 2004.01.23
    at 05:31 pm

    Gizmodo posted about an interesting technology use. To implant RFID tags in soccer balls. Being a big soccer fan I find this very interesting. I wouldn't mind being able to see (online perhaps) a representation of the ball movement.

    Posted in: Sports · Technology

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  4. People Powered Howard

    brian on 2004.01.23
    at 03:36 pm

    People-Powered Howard Dean got $100 more dollars today. $50 each from Amanda and myself. These are our first political contributions ever! Additionally, we’re traveling to New Hampshire to cheer on Howard on Sunday. my friend Scott has a friend of a friend who works in the Concrod HQ, so we’re hoping to have an inside track on seeing the man in person. That’s awesome.
    Hop on board?

    Posted in: Politics

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  5. Why isn't this on the Nightly News?

    brian on 2004.01.23
    at 03:51 am

    Couldn't the media have gotten off Howard's case long enough to talk about the President, and his ribs? Note the link goes to the, the official site of our President. Actually, I would love some ribs, right now. How 'bout you, Stretch?

    [via MeFi]

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  6. Watergate 2004 & The Dean Interview

    brian on 2004.01.23
    at 03:28 am

    Yes, as if the Republicans didn't learn the first time, they had to try again. The question is, why did I hear about it first on a weblog, and not elsewhere? How come only this guy and the Globe heard about this? Why isn't the whole nation pissed off, instead of talking about Dean rallying the troops?!

    And yes, I wrote Primetime Live to tell them what awful treatment they gave the Deans, taking such a nice interview, and trying to frame it as if Howard's a crazy man. It's not journalism, it's a smear campaign. It's disgusting. Admit it, he's the only human in the race. And that scares the media, apparently.

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