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Comment Computer Controlled Film Animation Stand (Score 1) 620

In the 1990's, at Ohio State University's Department of Photography and Cinema, there was a 35/16mm Oxberry Animation "clone" stand that was operated by a PDP 9 with moves entered via punched paper tapes. Each paper tape of a fixed duration move was neatly rolled up into little cubby-holes in a tray. It worked fine.

Comment Sweet Oblivion, embrace me... (Score 2) 275

* Drink heavily and often.
* Shove a raw potato up his tailpipe. (do the car first)
* Begin implementing endless "for->next" loops in random code sections.
* See who can bounce random objects into a wastebasket at the far hall; style counts.
* Wear warpaint made from broken dry erase markers and ambush a co-worker while they are changing the water bottle in the office water dispenser.

Hell, man, you are in the same boat as the rest of us. Get creative.elsewhere and let old fussy pants stew in his own juices.

Give him all the rope he wants...

Comment Re:It's an artform (Score 1) 240

"Once you've got that down, then you can fool around with old analog photography."

Yeah then "old analog photography" will eat your short-attention span, "put it on auto" ass, because it takes dedication, a tiny bit of patience and a bit of determination.

Anyone can bang away thousands of times and luck into a good image.

Good luck on your road to mediocre images...

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 250

It's much faster than making them look like crap in photoshop. Face it, digicrap is digicrap; a disposable medium for the terminally lazy. Just put it on auto, hose down the scenery and spend 10 hours torturing a medicre shot into a weird by product of CGI. Instagram pisses so many self styled artists off because it accomplishes the same relative effect in a few clicks. Ha!

Comment Re:Scandal that isn't (Score 1) 177

And, I think I'll just wade through all the speculation and theories to decide for myself, rather than allow opinions like your to take away that option.

Your stance is just as rote and predictable as those you oppose.

For me, I prefer tin hat and all, rather than a outright dismissal of things that are improbable or even impossible.


Submission + - Michigan makes it illegal to ask for employees' Facebook logins (

An anonymous reader writes: Michigan joins Maryland as a state where employers may not ask employees or job applicants to divulge login information for Facebook and other social media sites. From the article:
"Under the law, employers cannot discipline employees or decline to hire job applicants because they do not give them access information, including user names, passwords, login information, or “other security information that protects access to a personal internet account,” according to the bill. Universities and schools cannot discipline or fail to admit students if they do not give similar information."
There is one exception, however:
"However, accounts owned by a company or educational institution, such as e-mail, can be requested."

Comment Yah, for sure... (Score 1) 1

Like an old Cajun I used to work for would say. when faced with an obvious denial of reality, " ... And then a bear jumped out of my ass..."
I deleted 500+ photos and am staying off until I am sure they have really recanted their rights-grab TOS. If not, away goes my account on the 15th of January. Place ads, use my images *with* permission or lose a ton of accounts. Simple.

Comment About 16TB - mostly uncompressed 3K TIFFs (Score 1) 172

7 public domain, silent films scanned @ 3K full aperture from the original 35mm nitrate prints, along with the 2K and HD derivatives And about 1TB of personal data/ etc from about 1987 or so. It's a mess I wil be trying to dedupe and catalog with a DAM like ResourceSpace. I hates data wrangling, yes I does!

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