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Apparently, some iPlayer users accessing the service on particular TVs are now being offered the option to preview Ultra HD HDR test footage, including a four minute segment from Planet Earth II. Personally, I'd really enjoy seeing some high framerate tests, too - even interpolation of 25 or 30fps material, performed well, can make quite a substantial difference, especially in action sequences.

Robocop's designer is now working on a four meter high robot, which the manufacturer expects to sell for around $8m each. (Of course, it's from Asia - South Korea)

Here's some encouragement for webcam owners to set a password: The Insecam Project, making a large database of unsecured webcams available and searchable by country, manufacturer, and more.

There are bunnies! Around my usual circuit, that is. ^_^ Over October, November, and December, I'd seen very few around - perhaps one rather bored individual in one spot, and that'd be it. On Thursday, though - no bunucopia, but there were one or two at all of the spots, including maybe four at my main spot. =:D No amazing shots to show for it, I'm afraid, but I'm nonetheless delighted to see some actual activity again.


Autostraddle has a particularly good obituary for Carrie Fisher. It's not merely a recitation of her roles, but what she brought to them, and her life outside film, including being a vociferous advocate of mental health and eliminating the stigma still associated with it. It (almost) concludes with the quite perfect line: "Remember the white dress I wore all through that film? George came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress, and said: "You can't wear a bra under that dress." "OK, I'll bite," I said. "Why?" and he said "Because.. there's no underwear in space." He said it with such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn't see any bras or panties anywhere. He explained. "You go into space and you become weightless. Then your body expands but your bra doesn't, so you get strangled by your own underwear." I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary. I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

Dreams are always rather wonderfully odd things, but I'm wondering quite what led to me dreaming of being on a runaway narrowboat. ^_^; (I was cogent enough to realise there wasn't much of a problem as long as we were on the level, but I wasn't sure what to do when we hit a lock) Coming soon as a major motion picture!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm so glad your bunnies are back! We've had a pair out in the front yard at pre-dawn each day this week, and the younger of them insists on hopping about in the dog's fenced yard at other times. Poor pup can't catch this little speedster ;o)
Oh, finestkind! Do they seem like youngsters?

Indeed, the really young ones can be amazingly fast. =:D I'll have to see if I can dig the file up - I think it's on here, or at least one of the network drives, but admittedly, I haven't looked at it in a while. It's nothing spectacular, just a couple young buns, including one very much so and full of bunny speed - so they'll be in one spot one moment, then the next, somewhere else entirely. ^_^ It was only a minute or so long, I think, so it ought to be small enough to self-host. Or maybe on Flickr, for that matter - looks like their maximum length is still three minutes.

(Hee! Just checked my site's account, and it looks like since I moved it to that host, it's cost me almost 40¢ in traffic charges. *grin* Of course, once I get the static site up for my photography portfolio, that'll maybe go up a bit - but even then, if you say there's maybe 2.5 full size images per MB, that'd still require 2500 views to cost 25¢. The idea'll be to have an email link asking people to enquire if they're interested in prints - if there's actual interest, it's only a day or two's work to get something set back up on Smugmug or Zenfolio)
Glad to see your bunnies are back.
It's quite a relief. ^_^ I'd feared they might have all left that warren, following the myxomatosis outbreak there, which took a heavy toll. All the moreso as one of my other usual spots along the route has a planning permission notice pinned nearby, saying there'll be some houses built on that land. (It's previously been some sort of antenna testing location, with - usually - a log periodic pointing northwards, with a reflector that can be raised on a separate boom; something military-related, I believe, given it's owned by one of the larger defense contractors. Thankfully, the security personnel who drop by now and then know I'm harmless. And there's no real security as such - true, there's a heavy metal gate blocking vehicles, but if you want to enter the small field, just take a few steps to the left and walk around it =:)
hehheh... bunneh fell asleep inna middle of a jump!
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