en Official Random Picture Thread. 📷

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45 on March 22, 2019

Lets start to create a photo gallery of the world on this tread! Feel free to post your favorite picture of a place, architecture, car or image of your favorite photographer.

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1 on March 22, 2019
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Never got familiar with Dali’s art though he has created some beautiful artworks! Quite interesting: http://www.openculture.com/2019/01/artificial-intelligence-brings-salvador-dali-back-to-life-greetings-i-am-back.html

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3 on March 22, 2019

Due to the heavy bombing in World War II, #Magdeburg has less to offer in terms of cultural attractions than other cities of the same size. But of course there are still enough things to look at and the Hundertwasserhaus is without question one of real gems. Shortly thereafter follows the Magdeburg Cathedral, also a special landmark of the city.

on March 22, 2019

I remember the word “wasser” means water. and haus sounds like house. what’s the meaning of Hundertwasserhaus?

on March 22, 2019

It is named after its architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Very famous for his paintings and buildings. More about his life and work here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedensreich_Hundertwasser

on March 22, 2019

oh.. it’s a name. thanks

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The inner courtyard of the art museum “Monastery of Our Lady” in Magdeburg. It is the oldest existing building of Magdeburg and now a place for the arts. It offers to its visitors contemporary art, sculptures, exhibitions and events.

on March 22, 2019

you have beautiful and historic places around you. 

on March 22, 2019

Thankfully, not all got lost during the two World Wars.

on March 22, 2019

indeed. thankfully

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1 on March 22, 2019

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🇬🇧Bagan (Burma) is an archaeological site perhaps less known than the Angkor complex in Cambodia, but it is very similar to it, and historically and archaeologically more interesting. Bagan Archaeological Zone is the formal name used to designate the historical region of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan. It is thought that probably more than 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures were built here. It is a unique heritage built between the 11th and 12th centuries in this area. Together with Angkor and Borobudur it is among the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and the world.🏛🗿 • 🇮🇹Bagan (Birmania) è un sito archeologico forse meno noto del complesso di Angkor in Cambogia, ma è molto simile ad esso, e storicamente ed archeologicamente più interessante. Zona archeologica di Bagan è il nome formale usato per designare la regione storica dell'antico Regno di Bagan. Si pensa che probabilmente qui siano stati costruiti più di 13.000 tra templi, pagode e altre strutture religiose. Si tratta di un patrimonio unico edificato tra l'XI e il XII secolo in quest'area. Insieme ad Angkor e Borobudur è tra i siti archeologici più significativi del Sud-Est asiatico e del mondo.🏛🗿 📸 by @donaldhyip • 🏺 • Go see my stories to know something new about archaeology and travel!🏛🗿 • • #archaeologicaltrip #bagan #myanmar #myanmartrip #myanmartravel #myanmartourism #myanmar🇲🇲 #instamyanmar #visitmyanmar #temple🙏 #temples #archeology #archeologia #templearchitecture #ancientruins #asiatravel #archaeology #asiatrip #asia_vacations #asiantravel #visitasia #travelgram #antiquearchaeology #adventures #explore #natureaddict

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on March 23, 2019

Beautiful and worth to research it more.

 

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on March 23, 2019

Ah the famous bird!

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1979 BMW M1. Photo by Lisa Linke.

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1 on March 23, 2019

yesterday, from my town

on March 24, 2019

Slowly but surely the Spring arrives everywhere!

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1 on March 24, 2019

how do you add the camera icon on the title?

on March 24, 2019

Copy & paste the preferred emoticon which you can use when  texting through Messenger.

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0 on March 24, 2019

I got this from some Korean community few month ago. This is the most interesting picture I have

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0 on March 25, 2019

British multi-media artist Sue Austin converted her standard-issue wheelchair into one she could use to explore underwater. See more on: http://www.wearefreewheeling.org.uk/

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1 on March 27, 2019

Harriet, Aka. Darwin’s turtle who lived 175 years estimated 

 

on March 27, 2019

It is sad to see that so many species go extinct due of mankind’s reckless behavior.

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0 on March 28, 2019

Alberobello, Puglia Italy. Photo by Michele Izzo.

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brilliant 

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1 on April 6, 2019
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Cave paintings are some of the earliest evidence we have that people were capable of abstract thinking. Also we get a glimpse of what they considered important in there surroundings.

Here’s another fantastic example in Italy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Drawings_in_Valcamonica

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0 on April 6, 2019
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. Werne…

 

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5 on April 6, 2019

Spring has finally arrived.

on April 8, 2019

on April 8, 2019

Looks like a ladder if you only see the shadow! Now your car needs new suspension springs? 😂

on April 13, 2019

it’s a common joke on the car forums. I see it every year. btw, they seem to block the link

on April 14, 2019

Spring = spring, I got the joke first afterwards. May I ask which link?

on April 22, 2019

the link to the picture. it shows up sometimes and sometimes not

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0 on April 13, 2019

A three story apartment building wall in Utrecht became a larger than life bookcase thanks to street artists JanIsDeMan. More here: https://www.instagram.com/JanIsDeMan/

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0 on April 18, 2019

Pete Mauney captures the patterns that planes make in the night sky through long exposure photography. More images here: https://www.instagram.com/pete_mauney/

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  • en Static electricity could charge our electronics.

  • Unhappy with the life of your smartphone battery? Thought so. Help could be on the way from one of the most common, yet poorly understood, forms of power generation: static electricity.


    (Image credit: Schlueter/Getty)

    “Nearly everyone has zapped their finger on a doorknob or seen child’s hair stick to a balloon. To incorporate this energy into our electronics, we must better understand the driving forces behind it,” says James Chen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

    Chen is a co-author of a study in the December issue of the Journal of Electrostatics that suggests the cause of this hair-raising phenomenon is tiny structural changes that occur at the surface of materials when they come into contact with each other.

    The finding could ultimately help technology companies create more sustainable and longer-lasting power sources for small electronic devices.

    Supported by a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant, Chen and Zayd Leseman, PhD, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, are conducting research on the triboelectric effect, a phenomenon wherein one material becomes electrically charged after it contacts a different material through friction.

    The triboelectric effect has been known since ancient times, but the tools for understanding and applying it have only become available recently due to the advent of nanotechnology.

    “The idea our study presents directly answers this ancient mystery, and it has the potential to unify the existing theory. The numerical results are consistent with the published experimental observations,” says Chen.

    The research Chen and Leseman conduct is a mix of disciplines, including contact mechanics, solid mechanics, materials science, electrical engineering and manufacturing. With computer models and physical experiments, they are engineering triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs), which are capable of controlling and harvesting static electricity.

    “The friction between your fingers and your smartphone screen. The friction between your wrist and smartwatch. Even the friction between your shoe and the ground. These are great potential sources of energy that we can to tap into,” Chen says. “Ultimately, this research can increase our economic security and help society by reducing our need for conventional sources of power.”

    As part of the grant, Chen has worked with UB undergraduate students, as well as high school students at the Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo, to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

    Source: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2019/01/024.html

    #Sustainability #Engineering #Science #World #Future

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  • en Found a nice humped leather handle on Reverb.com

  • I keep checking out the the leather handles since I had some trouble with fender reissue.

    two different leather handles from Fender. both don’t fit the old champ

    the humped handle in the picture came from this company, Industrial Amps it looks very close to the original ones on fender tweed amps. but, the original seemed to have 3 layers. 

    [udpate] it was 30 something dollars when I found it. and it’s now almost $50. 

     
    https://reverb.com/item/9766162-classic-vintage-brown-leather-guitar-amp-handle-genuine-fender-amplifier-replacement-handl

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  • en DNA: Life’s Changelog

  • One of the most interesting things about DNA is that we have discovered, in humans, the 3% of the code which builds our physical bodies also has encoded within the bodies of all of our ancestors. We can switch on these old systems (in animals of course since this would be highly unethical to do to human beings) and give a chicken teeth or scales. We are not just us. We are all the physical forms in our lineage.

    Now, that accounts for 3% of our storage. What of the other 97%? It is memories. Now the skeptic will go “yeah right Mr. Science”. Hear me out here though. Why is it so hard to accept memories encoded into the helix? In fact all “instinct” is encoded memory. What beach to lay your eggs by the light of the full moon if you are a tortoise. Where to migrate if you are a starling or a monarch butterfly. Sharks even have maps of the magnetic markers on the seafloor. None of this is learned. It is there at birth.

    There is a very good evolutionary reason for this. Rapid adaptation. We have a repository of past experiences so we do not have to reinvent the wheel every time our environment changes. Human beings have noted this for at least as long as we have records and this has given rise to theories of reincarnation which appeared in nearly every civilization on Earth. Science has resisted this because it sounds too “supernatural” in the same way they resisted the “Big Bang” because it sounded too much like creation. Yet, it is anything but supernatural. It is entirely natural and the only explanation which makes any sense.

    #Science #Philosophy #Biology #Life #Origins

    (Picture courtesy of Ya-Webdesign)

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  • en Sola Sound Bum fuzz with NPN OC139 Germanium transistors works great

  • I just tried this from a hunch while I barely understand electric circuits.

    Bum fuzz was made after B&M fuzz. it came from Tonebender Jumbo, and Jumbo came from Big muff. and they are not far from Tonebender MK3. it means this pedal would work with Germanium transistors.

    Sola Sound make 3 different versions of Bum Fuzz units with BC184, BC549C, and ZTX109. BC184  and ZTX109 versions look same to each other except ZTX109 version comes with better and older electric components. BC549C comes with cheap ass version. and, it has 3 of different resistors and 2 of electrolytic capacitors at least. I replaced them with 33k, 100, and 100k resistors an 2 of 0.1uf fixed caps.

    OC139, OC140, OC141 are NPN germanium transistors for computers (yes, the computer) from late 60’s. They are period correct for late 60’s and early 70’s fuzz I guess. and, have the similar Hfe range as well. most of them I found on ebay.co.uk had 100 to 200 Hfe range. some are less than 100, and some of them are over 200.

    It’s the shop I found ZTX109 and OC139 transistors

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/J-H-Components-Limited/Transistors-Vintage-Germanium/_i.html?_storecat=14509182015

    And, this pedal sounds great with OC139. I don’t see any reason to try a different setup anymore. this modified Germanium Bum fuzz unit has overdrive to medium or leather high gain fuzz range now. somewhat sounds like MK2 and feels like MK3.

    It was like this a couple of months ago

     

    Came across this big red bum fuzz here on reverb.com https://reverb.com/item/17423735-sola-sound-cheap-ass-bum-fuzz-jumbo-tone-bender-direct-from-sola-sound-london Sola Sound / Macaris sells a few different versions with different components along with the pricing. this one is a literally cheap, actually the cheapest version of them. they had/have more coming as well. http://www.macaris.co.uk/colorsound They have 3 different versions by the price. £399.00, …
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  • en Yokomo 870C build from the parts

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    front wide setup with Works CVD, SRS steering knuckle.
     

     

    #yokomo #yz10 #cvd #870c

     

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  • en J.K. Aslin stamp maybe one of the previous owners of my 5D3

  • I sometimes wonder who is J.K. Aslin I’m guessing one of the previous owners of my ’55 5D3.

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  • en 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

  • This week join us as we take a ride in Gary Corcoran’s prized De Tomaso Pantera along the mountain roads overlooking Los Angeles. Back in 1980, Gary was a re…

     

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  • en an useful miniature tube puller from an ebay tube seller

  • purchased  Adzam branded Heerlen 12ax7 and Brussels 6v6gt from from this ebay seller. they were NOS and the pricing was very good indeed.

    https://www.ebay.com/str/euro-moments?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

    he sent me this tube puller. this silicon tool designed to grab the preamp tubes and the the tubes like EL84. you still need to hold the tube using this puller. and it feels easy may protect the letters on the tube

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  • en 3.5mm 1/8″ to 1/4″ TRS plug adapter – $1 vs. $10 Sennheiser

  • didn’t expect any noticeable difference between them. but there are actually. Sennheiser 1/8″ to 1/4″ phone plug adapter sounds way better

     

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