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Re: Intresting Links

Postby Collector » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:35 pm

The "US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State" is a sad commentary of out times.
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Re: Intresting Links

Postby Rath Darkblade » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:58 am

Collector wrote:The "US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State" is a sad commentary of out times.


Sigh... it certainly is. Only a handful of states don't pay sports coaches the highest salary. :(

OTOH, map 37 (where 2% of Australia's population lives) is pretty much common sense. :P
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Re: Intresting Links

Postby Maiandra » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:49 pm

Wow. I have a sudden urge to visit Europe via google street view. I hadn't really thought about it before, but that's really, really cool.

The other maps are really interesting too. I notice the Scandiavian countries seem to be the highest for a number of things.
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Re: Intresting Links

Postby Collector » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:33 pm

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Re: Intresting Links

Postby stuntology » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:03 am

Those are awesome! (My favourites are the Chinese translations, Google street view, and Pangaea).
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Re: Intresting Links

Postby Collector » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:59 am

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Re: Intresting Links

Postby Tawmis » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:03 am

That's rather disturbing. I can't help but wonder if there were any humans... Because at some point humans must have thought that the water was safe to drink.
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Re: Intresting Links

Postby dotkel50 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:22 am

That's really creepy
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Postby Collector » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:22 am

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Re: Cool and Interesting News & Such.

Postby Collector » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:59 am

Creepy...
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Re: Cool and Interesting News & Such.

Postby Rath Darkblade » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:54 pm

*shudders* I don't even want to think about who created that, and why. :shock:

The Juno spacecraft has just flown by Earth... some awe-inspiring pictures, a short interview with the ESA (European Space Agency), and a write-up are here. :)
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Family life frozen in time

Postby Collector » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: Family life frozen in time

Postby Tawmis » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:16 pm

NONE of those look real. Each one of them looks like a painting. Like the depth and perception seems off on almost ALL of them.
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Re: Family life frozen in time

Postby BBP » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:27 am

It's very hard to get the lighting right in such a place, I wonder how he got the quality he had. Must've been a large shutter speed.
It does seem unrealistic as literally everything on the picture is in focus. And that church picture, goodness, I'd have a hard time sleeping if I'd been there. Oh, and that picture with the fireplace and the shoes in front of the chair: there's a sign that says "welkom", welcome, on the fireplace, in Dutch.
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Re: Family life frozen in time

Postby MacTeq » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:03 am

Saw those a few months ago, not a fan. The guy has some better ones over at 500px.
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