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Message 1899692 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 8:47:46 UTC

You are probably seeing pixelation not out of focus - both look similar, but the cause is different.
Out of focus is an optical situation, where everything just looks fuzzy/misty, which is not the case with your picture.
Your picture looks pretty sharp, but very close to the limits of the sensor in terms of contrast definition. A problem with smaller cameras is that the sensor is quite small (6.16 x 4.62 mm) compared to a "full" DX sensor (24x16 mm), thus although the pixel count may be the same each pixel is about 1/16 the area, so is about 1/16 as sensitive. JPEG compression further compounds the situation by effectively "smudging" neighbouring similar pixels together to save space.
Laying all that to one side it's still a great picture Chris, really showing how far these cameras have come on in recent years.
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Message 1899720 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 12:08:50 UTC - in response to Message 1898373.  

Author Mark Haddon read his new contemporary ghost story, 'The Bunker'. Set ...

... in the York Cold War Bunker.
What an interesting evening! Thank you for sharing your observations with us.
Just been announced that English Heritage have collaborated with Google to put the bunker tour online: Google visits the York Cold War Bunker

My 2¢: they've turned the lighting up for filming - it looks bright and cheerful there, but in the flesh it was subdued and serious. And you see much more on a site visit - this is just a taster, but more accessible if you don't live nearby.
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Message 1899736 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 23:59:26 UTC - in response to Message 1899720.  

Just been announced that English Heritage have collaborated with Google to put the bunker tour online: Google visits the York Cold War Bunker

From the looks of that Google tour, they've done an exceptional job of restoring & maintaining the bunker.
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Message 1899744 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 0:25:23 UTC - in response to Message 1899736.  

Yes, on my tour they mentioned that they had been careful to restore original details like the colour scheme for the walls - deliberately chosen with the psychological health of the inmates in mind.
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Message 1899787 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 4:45:45 UTC

PC Beats Lawyers in Legal Prediction Contest
Computers can beat lawyers at predicting the outcome of cases according to a recent test. Organizers say an artificial intelligence program might even have uncovered insight into what influences case decisions.

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Computer 'Out-Predicts' 100 Lawyers

To test its effectiveness, it challenged 100 lawyers to a week-long contest. Both the humans and Case Cruncher were given facts about real cases submitted to the Financial Ombudsman and asked to guess what the outcome was.

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Message 1899798 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 6:46:53 UTC

KFC selling chicken-scented bath bombs

If you’ve ever longed to immerse yourself in a steaming bath of chicken broth, the opportunity has now presented itself.

On Oct. 31, KFC Japan announced a partnership with Japanese retailer Village Vanguard on Twitter to produce — no joke — fried-chicken-scented bath bombs, for a limited time only.

Be thankful you exist at the same time as kfc bath bombs http://pic.twitter.com/y3CASlgu18

The drumstick-shaped bath bombs will be crafted with “eleven secret herbs and spices,” allowing you to soak in deep-fried scented glory, according to the Independent.
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Message 1900134 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 3:13:32 UTC

Not enough room? Never! There's always room for 1 more.


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Message 1900151 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 4:07:19 UTC - in response to Message 1900134.  

Reminds me of that show, Deadliest Roads, when they were in the Himalayas hauling wide loads on perilous winding highways.
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Message 1900155 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 5:12:45 UTC - in response to Message 1900151.  

Reminds me of that show, Deadliest Roads, when they were in the Himalayas hauling wide loads on perilous winding highways.

I'd be a little bit concerned what being that way is doing to the fluids. While it isn't running, that may not be good for the A/C oil sump, brake fluid reservoir, trans, washer and the battery acid. Radiator should be fine.
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Message 1900158 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 6:04:27 UTC

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Message 1900160 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 6:10:55 UTC

Grace is bigger than that, and She can jump 4 feet, straight up...

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Message 1900178 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 8:00:33 UTC

Alexa, please cause the cops to raid my home
Amazon digital assistant throws wild midnight party – for itself

We all assume that intelligent devices will either serve our every need, or try to kill us, but what if they just want to party?

Well, it could work out pretty expensive as Oliver Haberstroh found out when his Amazon Alexa started its own early-hours party – waking up, and blasting music automatically, while its owner was out of the apartment.

The noise was so bad that Haberstroh's neighbors in Pinneberg, just outside Hamburg in Germany, banged on his door and asked him to turn it down. When he failed to respond, because he wasn't in that night, they called the police, and just over an hour later they also banged on the door but elicited no response.

Concerned that something terrible may have happened, the cops then kicked in the door to discover nothing but Alexa rocking out on her own.

The cops turned the music off, replaced the lock with a new one and left, leaving Haberstroh very confused when he arrived home to find that his keys no longer worked.

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Message 1900185 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 8:14:42 UTC

Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed
Wannabe terror teen found guilty, faces sentencing
A British teenager who tried to order a car bomb on the dark web and get it delivered to his address has been found guilty this week.

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Message 1900225 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 14:09:31 UTC - in response to Message 1900185.  

Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed
Wannabe terror teen found guilty, faces sentencing
A British teenager who tried to order a car bomb on the dark web and get it delivered to his address has been found guilty this week.

I hope the teen is temporarily pulled out of the gene pool to rethink his stupidity.

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Message 1900279 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 18:28:42 UTC - in response to Message 1899798.  

KFC selling chicken-scented bath bombs

If you’ve ever longed to immerse yourself in a steaming bath of chicken broth, the opportunity has now presented itself.

On Oct. 31, KFC Japan announced a partnership with Japanese retailer Village Vanguard on Twitter to produce — no joke — fried-chicken-scented bath bombs, for a limited time only.

Be thankful you exist at the same time as kfc bath bombs http://pic.twitter.com/y3CASlgu18

The drumstick-shaped bath bombs will be crafted with “eleven secret herbs and spices,” allowing you to soak in deep-fried scented glory, according to the Independent.

The Japanese seem to have some sort of obsession with KFC. They think it's what Americans have for Christmas dinner.
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Message 1900367 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 22:24:04 UTC

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Message 1900371 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 22:39:03 UTC - in response to Message 1900367.  

It seems that a cloud of radioactive pollution spread over Europe after a possible "accident" at a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan, French nuclear safety officials confirmed on Friday.

Last time something like that happened they blew up a reactor. This one doesn't seem to be that class. Wonder how they just dumped one type of radiation if it was an "accident."
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Message 1900509 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 10:56:58 UTC - in response to Message 1900367.  

It seems that a cloud of radioactive pollution spread over Europe after a possible "accident" at a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan, French nuclear safety officials confirmed on Friday.

No worries:)
It is not about emissions from nuclear power plants, but from any other type of plant. The IRSN (Institut de radioprotection et de sûrete nucleaire) states in its report that what could be measured are levels of the radioactive substance ruthenium-106.
The levels measured were so low that they do not endanger human or environmental hazards.
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Message 1900716 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 15:19:57 UTC

The Kessel run starts here.

Millennium Falcon found.
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