Digital Vs. Analog Film

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Dec 312013

A side by side comparison, created for PBS Digital Studios, of a Canon 5d (Full Sensor) digital camera and a Canon 7E (35mm) film camera.

Ever since digital technology took over for those sprocket holed strips of film photographers once knew and loved people have been asking themselves the same question- which one looks better?

At first film still stood a chance, since digital imaging technology couldn’t produce images with the clarity of most films, but now that we’re in the double digit megapixel range, and images both moving and still are striving to become more hi def, digital imaging seems to be taking the lead.

Here’s a side by side comparative video by Joey Shanks that attempts to put the whole debate to bed by displaying images from both mediums in a way which should result in a grand prize winner. Who wins the grand prize? Watch the video and find out!



Jumping The Goat’s Horns Pillars

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Dec 312013

Jumping the Goat’s Horns Pillars in Svolværgeita Norway.


Up until a century ago, the Svolværgeita or Goat’s Horns rock tower had never been conquered, but these days not only has it become one of the most popular climbing pinnacles in Norway, but thrill-seeking mountaineers defy death by jumping between its granite horns.

Goat’s Horns peak was first climbed in 1910 by Carl Rubenson, Alf B. Bryn, and Ferdinand Schjelderup, a fantastic trio who managed to conquer two other virgin summits (Trakta and Stetind) on the very same trip. Climbers can go up Svolværgeita on the original route of its first climbers, just to see how good these three pioneers were in their time. There are several routes up the Goat’s Horns, but once at the top, many members of the mountaineering community follow the decades-old traditions of jumping from Storhorn (big horn) to the Lillehorn (little horn), over a 1.5 meter gap. It’s considered the perfect mountain climbing stunt, because it’s possible to pull off, but hard enough to get your heart pumping. Jumping 1.5 meters across may not seem like a very difficult task, but one wrong move and you’ll have to rely on the safety harnesses to save you from a 150-meter fall to the foot of Goat’s Horns pillar.

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‘Twas The Week After Christmas

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Dec 312013

‘Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house,
nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibble, the eggnog I’d taste,
all the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales, there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I remembered the marvelous meals I prepared…
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
and the way I never said, “No thank you, please.”
As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt,
and prepared once again to battle the dirt.

I said to myself, as I only can,
“You can’t spend a winter dressed like a man!”

So away with the last of the sour cream dip,
get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
until all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won’t have a cookie, not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won’t have hot biscuits, or cornbread, or pie.
I’ll munch on a carrot — and quietly cry.

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore,
but isn’t that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all!!!
…..and to all a good diet.


Random Riddle: 12-31-2013

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Dec 312013
A farmer challenges an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician to fence off the largest amount of area using the least amount of fence.

The engineer made his fence in a circle and said it was the most efficient.

The physicist made a long line and said that the length was infinite. Then he said that fencing half of the Earth was the best.

The mathematician laughed at the others and with his design, beat the others.

What did he do?



How Harry Houdini Died

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Dec 302013

There is much speculation about the death of Harry Houdini. Smarter Every Day examines the details in this video..

Harry Houdini is still one of the most famous magicians, best known for inconceivably cheating death countless times.

He eventually died, not from one of his tricks, but from a punch to the gut. But there is still much mystery surrounding his passing.

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Joke Of The Day: Cars In Heaven

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Dec 302013
Rubber Chicken Three men died and stood in front of God. God asked the first man if he had been faithful to his wife. The man admitted to two affairs during his marriage. God gave him a compact car to drive in heaven.

The second man admitted to only one affair and was given a mid-sized car.

The third man was asked the same question and said that he had been faithful to his wife until the day he died. God praised him and gave him a big luxury car.

A week later, the three guys met in a parking lot in heaven. The man driving the luxury car began to cry.

“What’s the matter?” the other two men asked.

He replied, “I just passed my wife, and she was riding a bike!”