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    PeterN Guest

    I understand you to be an engineer. Engineers and accountants have very
    similar personalities.
    In the days when I lectured to the AICPA, I would frequently describe an
    accountant as someone who upon hearing a young lady was 36, 26, 36 would
    say she's a 97.
    In the many presentations I gave, and used that opening line, somebody
    always corrected my arithmetic, so I could say: "See, I just proved my
    point."
     
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    I just love to look at old photos. One thing I sometimes think of when
    I go for a shoot is: How will this look in 100 years?
     
    philo , Jun 29, 2013
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  6. I always marvel at how physically fit everyone is.
    No obesity.
    Eveyone got out and walked and talked.
    OTH, if you got sick, you died.
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Jun 29, 2013
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    PeterN Guest


    I tend to think whether this will make a good image now. 98% of the time
    I am wrong. If I worried about the future, I would probably never take
    any pictures.
     
    PeterN, Jun 29, 2013
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  8. They'll look good, if they're in focus.

    Hey, Google Streetview (if it survives) will be great!
    It's a window into a world past ... if they manage to do that,
    everything will be fine.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jun 30, 2013
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    I just said that I wonder how they will look, however I am not obsessed
    with it :)
     
    philo , Jul 1, 2013
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    Yep, the old photos are sometimes good simply because they capture
    something which is not non-existent.
     
    philo , Jul 1, 2013
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    Yes, no matter how romantic things may look back in the old days,
    in one of Woody Allen's movies, the main character mentioned how he'd
    sure hate to go to a dentist before the days of anesthetics.

    A few years back I had to have all of my wisdom teeth removed and the
    anesthetic lasted something like 12 hours. By the time it wore off, the
    pain was minimal.
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    No - but I've worked for several (and v.v.).

    I suppose I could have become an engineer, but I'm not hard core enough
    with the math. That said I wrote a lot of code for real time systems to
    test airborne navigation and sensor systems (commercial, military //
    radar, GPS, etc.).

    (Sort of slipped into it. While waiting for students at the airport I
    could write a lot of code (we actually "wrote" on formatted paper for
    FORTRAN or Assembler for later keypunching). Since teaching flying was
    a sure road to near term poverty, programming at least kept me in
    training money).
    I'll write again when I stop laughing.
    I was going to ...
     
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    Mort Guest

    Is part of the joke the fact that she is really a 98?

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Jul 2, 2013
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    philo  Guest

    Yes, because everyone was looking at the girl, no one else realized the
    math was wrong :)
     
    philo , Jul 2, 2013
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    Michael Guest

    And since your photos are probably digital, the next question is "will
    it look?" in 100 years. Will the digital images survive the various
    storage changes and will they be readable or even still extant in 100
    years?

    Frankly, I doubt it. Certainly digital images from the 20-teens will
    survive, but how many?
     
    Michael, Jul 4, 2013
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  17. JPEG will survive. The format is *widely* known and completely
    described. Many open source implementations ob both encoders
    and decoders exist. Completely new type of hardware and OS
    in 100 years? Someone will have a C compiler running on it.
    (Which means you can compile lots of software on it and
    bootstrap most other compilers. One of the softwares available
    in plain portable C is dcraw ...)
    It'll have an emulator for e.g. Windows --- or a platform with
    an emulator for Windows --- or it'll emulate the x86 platform.
    Many more than from the analog age, unless the digital age
    is nearly destroyed. People upload their images. Sooner or
    later someone will play internet archive or google with them ---
    http://archive.org/web/petabox.php
    after all, photos take little space compared to, say, videos.

    And copying digital images or converting them to the formats
    which will replace JPEG is incredibly cheap --- comparing to
    properly storing or duplicating or even properly
    scanning analog photos.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 4, 2013
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  18. The math is incorrectly applied both ways.
    Which may be the point.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 4, 2013
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