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[REPOST] The Life Cycle of Planes, as Told in Stunning Aerial Photos

An airplane’s lifespan isn’t something most passengers think about until something annoying or unnerving happens—maybe an air vent starts dripping, or the bathroom door won’t lock, or a loud noise makes everyone sit up straighter in their seats. But planes,

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[REPOST] Nakagin Capsule Tower in Japan: Life Inside Tiny Futuristic Cubes

On the outskirts of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district stands Nakagin Capsule Tower, an unusual structure that once held Japan’s vision for the future. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, a pioneer of the “metabolist” architectural ambition—a 1960’s movement that

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[REPOST] These Photographs Capture the Many Lives Traveling Along Germany’s Iconic Autobahn

Stini Rohrs was speeding down Germany’s iconic autobahn last year until, all of a sudden, she wasn’t: an accident brought traffic to a three-hour standstill. At first, she and her fellow drivers—truckers, college kids, paramedics—sat in their vehicles. But soon

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[REPOST] Japanese Vending Machines at Night Juxtaposed with a Wintry Hokkaido Landscape

“In Hokkaido where I live, winters are harsh and snows are deep,” says photographer Eiji Ohashi. “Every day can become rather inconvenient” due to the constant snowfall. But heavy snows also bring wintry wonderlands and the discovery of small pleasures.

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Little Backup Box Update and FAQ

I’ve been traveling quite a bit lately. And to fight the battery anxiety syndrome, I’ve bought an Anker PowerCore 20100 mAh power bank. This relatively compact and light pack features two USB charging ports capable of delivering up to 2.4

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Compare Photos with ImageMagick and a KDE Service Menu Action

Need to compare two photos side-by-side? Using the convert tool, you can quickly stitch two or more photos together and compare the result in any image viewer: The example command above stitches photo1.jpg and photo2.jpg from left to right (i.e.

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[REPOST] These vibrant 1960s photos show Russian teens partying with the proletariat

In the summer of 1967, American college students were thronging in California. Those hippies—in search of love, freedom, and rock ‘n’ roll—were the high water mark of a movement catalyzed by its complete rejection of midcentury America’s status quo. But

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Recipes for automated and streamlined photographic workflow on Linux

Practical advice for Tokyo night photography

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