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March 25, 2019

Inside New York's Most Exclusive Vintage Shop

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Mike Oldfield w. Maggie Reilly - Five Miles Out

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March 19, 2019

Watchfinder & Co. - 3 Quartz Watches You Should Like

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:24 AM

Sexy Robot

The Grand Seiko quartz Caliber 9F.

If we look at the details of construction of the Seiko quartz caliber 9F we see a movement that is dramatically superior to an average quartz movement. First of all, if you are still preoccupied with in-house this is about as in-house as it gets; Seiko not only has its own semiconductor facilities, it also grows its own quartz crystals in giant reactors, and from the raw crystals selects only the most pure for Grand Seiko quartz movements. To avoid drift in rate due to aging, the selected crystals are aged for up to three months. Each crystal is individually tested for its specific frequency response to temperature change, and paired with an integrated circuit specifically programmed for that crystal. Once inside the watch, the movement actually samples the ambient temperature 540 times a day, and uses that information to adjust the frequency of the crystal to compensate.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:23 AM

The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:22 AM

March 17, 2019

21st Century Realism at the Delaware Art Museum

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:48 PM

Coil - Where are you?

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March 16, 2019

Upscale

"Unfortunately, you're highly unlikely to see an official remaster of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Its special effects were shot on video rather than added to film, making an already daunting remastering process that much more difficult -- and since it's not a tentpole show like The Next Generation, CBS might not consider it worth the effort. Machine learning might make it easier for fans to fill the gap, however. CaptRobau has experimented with using AI Gigapixel's neural networks to upscale Deep Space Nine to 1080p. The technology is optimized for (and trained on) photos, but apparently works a treat for video. While you wouldn't mistake it for an official remaster, it provides a considerably cleaner, sharper look than the 480p original without introducing visual artifacts."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:26 AM

YES w Geddy Lee - Roundabout

"Progressive rock band Yes are inductees at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7, 2017, broadcast on HBO. The band’s co-founding frontman Jon Anderson reunited for a performance of Roundabout from 1971 Fragile with Rush bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Rick Wakeman, guitarist Trevor Rabin and drummer Alan White."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:24 AM