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A castle on a hill where modern waves float through history.
is not a challenge for engineers. It's a challenge for consumers!
People don't want to believe that technology is broken.
We started the GT3/Nismo GT-R shoot off in South Oakland along Technology Drive, the road is lined with newly constructed modern buildings.
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On the way to the beautiful Porters ski fields west of Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, I noticed the vivid contrast between the road and telegraph poles and the natural environment.
In some aspects this mix created an unusual, almost alien landscape it which I felt quietly dismayed or disturbed. While I knew I needed the road to get to the snowfields the real contrast was the starkness of the telegraph poles .... which in broader contexts highlighted the increasing landscape-technology conflict between technology and human beings, the concern for the separation of human beings in the ecosystem, and the negative consequences that may follow as ecosystems are being damaged.
At the same time, in some odd way, I also liked the techno-nature contrast in this scene as it also highlighted the beauty of the landscape through a sort of technological framing ... funny huh ... I think I would however prefer the landscape without the techno stuff...and wished we were more advanced in making the technology less conspicuous or visible...... :-))
Macro on budget with a 35mm. This wonderful Hoya +4 multi-coated filter made my day. It magnifies +4 steps. It costs only €15 FYI.
[EN] Near the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The chapel in the foreground is the only one left of the village that had to retreat to the power plant
[CZ] Poblíž atomové elektrárny Dukovany. Kaple v popředí je jediné co zbylo z vesnice která musela ustoupit výstavbě elektrárny.
I had to stop at Waterloo Village on my way home from work today (again).... for several reasons.
...because I was afraid with the rain that is forecast, I will wake up tomorrow and all the leaves will be off of the trees .... and it will be winter. I'm not done with fall yet!
And because.... technology exhausts me. At home and at work. At work, calls I tried to transfer disappeared. My boss thought it was because my phone was set to "Do not disturb", I didn't even know I had a DND option or how to make that happen (however... I'm really liking that option now that I know it exists!). My coworker and I both repeatedly were locked out of applications on the computer. I had to reboot my phone... I had to reboot my computer. Everything took FOREVER to do. I just wanted to go home. (thank God for chocolate cake and ice cream)
At home, my internet connection keeps cutting out. My computer is out of memory. My phone is out of memory. I went to use my laptop... the touch pad or whatever the heck it is called is locked. I can't get it unlocked (OK... admit... I didn't try all that hard... ) I gave up and switched to my ipad, which wouldn't connect to the internet when the internet was connected. Yeah.... I give up....
A walk at Waterloo Village.... shuffling through the fallen leaves, watching photographers photograph a wedding (what a perfect evening and perfect setting for a wedding), peeking through the windows of these old buildings that I am getting to know so well, listening to the birds, watching the sun set... destressing..... ahhh.....
Tomorrow is another day. The first thing I'm going to do when I get to work ... is set my phone to "do not disturb" and pray for 5:00 to come quickly. (nah... I won't ..but I want to!!) I'm pretty sure that it can't be much worse... (or stranger) than today! The things that go on there.... you just can't make up. I'm happy that Waterloo Village is on my way home!
I was visiting a small museum (not a store) of movie & television vintage props & related equipment, etc. This NBC Studios fresnel light (from the 1950’s & 60’s & probably later) was, most likely. used on the Johnny Carson "Tonight" Show & a few others, from that time period. The multi-faceted & ringed fresnel lens in this light is widely used in movies & television as an accurate & adjustable light source. Much larger fresnel lenses were also used in lighthouses & could be seen for very great distances.
During my last trip to Cleveland I had the opportunity to visit a village in the local Amish community. The Amish are a group of religious people living in various US States that have Swiss origins. What is very unique about them is the fact that, for the most part, they are reluctant to use many conveniences of modern era technology. That behavior differs between Amish population, with the communities in Pennsylvania being the most ... hardcore in the traditional way of living. Many houses dont have electricity, they dont use tractors to do field work, they dont use cars, they prefer to live like how the previous generations used to. Driving around the Amish country, i encountered a ton of those traditional buggy rides (interestingly even if they insist a lot on the old and simple way of life, there was a significant higher number of buggies during ... rush hour, meaning around 9am and 5pm, meaning they probably adopted to modern working hours!). Seeing all these people with the traditional clothes, the long beard and all these houses that didnt have even electricity, definitely felt like a trip to another era.
Κατα τη διαρκεια του τελευταιου μου ταξιδιου στο Clevlenad ειχα την ευκαιρια να επισκεφθω ενα χωριο στην τοπικη κοινωνια των Amish. Οι Amish ειναι ενα γκρουπ θρησκευομενων ανθρωπων που ζουν σε διαφορες πολιτειες των ΗΠΑ και εχουν Ελβετικη καταγωγη. Αυτο που τους κανει ιδιαιτερα ξεχωριστους ειναι το οτι, οι περισσοτεροι απο αυτους, αρνουνται να χρησιμοποιησουν την μοντερνα τεχνολογια και τις ευκολιες που αυτη παρεχει. Αυτη η συμπεριφορα διαφερει μεταξυ των πληθυσμων των Amish, με αυτους της Pennsylvania να ειναι οι πιο σκληροπυρηνικοι στον παραδοσιακο τροπο ζωης. Πολλα σπιτια δεν εχουν καν ηλεκτρικο ρευμα, δε χρησιμοποιουν τρακτερ και αλλο αγροτικο εξοπλισμο για τις δουλειες του χωραφιου, δεν εχουν αμαξια και προτιμουν να ζουν οπως ζουσαν οι προηγουμενες γενεες. Οδηγωντας στην χωρα των Amish συναντησα πολλα απο αυτα τα παραδοσιακα buggy (αμαξες) (το ενδιαφερον ηταν οτι αν και επιμενουν στον παραδοσιακο τροπο ζωης, συναντησα πολυ περισσοτερα buggies κατα τις ωρες αιχμης, δηλαδη στις 9 το πρωι και τις 5 το απογευμα, οποτε πιθανοτατα εχουν υιοθετησει μοντερνα εργασιακα ωραρια). Βλεποντας ολους αυτους τους ανθρωπους ντυμενους με τις παραδοσιακες φορεσιες, τις μακριες γενειαδες, να μιλουνε ακομη την τοπικη γλωσσα και να ζουν σε σπιτια χωρις ηλεκτρισμο εμοιαζε πραγματικα με ενα ταξιδι πισω στο χρονο.
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"Every time there's a new tool,
whether it's Internet
or cell phones
or anything else,
all these things can be used for good or evil.
Technology is neutral;
it depends on how it's used."
~ Rick Smolan ~
Unknown person sitting alone on the beach. He is paying more attention to the tablet on his lap than the beautiful landscape in front of him.