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31Aug/140

File Under: “Things You Don’t Expect To Find In A Kansas Bicycle Store”

Ben Spieeesss 439x512 File Under: Things You Dont Expect To Find In A Kansas Bicycle Store

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This is Ben Spies' (sounds like "peas") shirt.

He's mostly known as a motorcycle racer. He was the 2009 World Superbike Champion: in his first year of racing the series. He was also an AMA Pro Champion 5 times (3 Superbike, 1 Superstock, 1 Formula Extreme). Ben Spies actually won 2 AMA Pro Championships in one year (Superbike, Superstock, 2007).

29Aug/140

Electric Motorcycles with Transmissions?

Marc Fenigstein wrote a great editorial about the benefits of electric power, for racing, at Motorcyclist Magazine Online. I added the following as a comment.

I once drove a Th!nk City electric car. It had tractor-like torque until it got to 50 MPH, and then it's acceleration slowed. Even one single extra gear could extend that. The electric torque curve is flat, but drops-off a cliff at the top.

ICE transmissions keep the RPMs higher than what an electric would use, so it's not a simple swap.

I posted a comment like this on Facebook, and Craig Bramsher replied to it saying that's why Brammo was coming out with one.

28Aug/140

Showdown

 

IMG 4947 512x204 Showdown

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Camera: Canon EOS 7D 
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm

Driver: I don't know which driver is in this image. 
Chris Miller 
or 
Stephen Simpson

Position: 10 
Car Number: 85 
Location: Kansas City
Team: JDC Miller Motorsports
Series: IMSA
Car: ORECA FLM09 - Chevrolet

27Aug/140

KK and the Puzzle Column Sculpture Thing

IMG 2165 2 341x512 KK and the Puzzle Column Sculpture Thing

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26Aug/140

Boggy Creek? Indeed.

IMG 5357 512x149 Boggy Creek? Indeed.

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The car did a 180 at a chicane, and then rolled into a muddy puddle backwards. The driver then got back on the track. This car finished 4th!

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm

Driver: I don't know which driver was in this sprint race.
or

Position: 4
Car Number: 52
Location: Kansas City
Team: Mathiasen Motorsports
Series: IMSA
Car: ORECA FLM09 - Chevrolet
Boggy Creek

25Aug/140

50 Trillion Dollars

Gentlemen, my name is Dr. Evil. In a little while you will notice that the Krablakistani warhead has gone missing. If you want it back, you will have to pay me, 50 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Sorry, 50 Trillion U.S. Dollars.

So why do I keep 50 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars around? So that I can say things like, "Don't worry, I still have 50 Trillion Dollars in my wallet." (It's worth less than $10 USD.)

 

50 Trillion Dollars 512x265 50 Trillion Dollars

50 Trillion Dollars: with some post-processing in Lightroom and onOne Perfect Effects, because I can never leave well-enough alone.

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23Aug/140

#98 Toyota Tercel – Heartland Park Topeka

016253 2 2 2 512x231 #98 Toyota Tercel   Heartland Park Topeka

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2013-10
#98 Toyota Tercel
NASA
Heartland Park Topeka

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22Aug/140

My image was in the Colin Edwards Tribute

My image was in Yamaha's tribute to Colin Edwards II (at 3:02).

I am so proud of this. People from all over the world saw the video. Maybe even  Colin Edwards, Valentino Rossi, and that Marquez kid saw it.

Colin Edwards is one of my favorite motorcycle racers. It has to be hard to always be "on" for the fans, but the man took the time to shake my hand when I offered it.

Colin Edwards began racing at age 14, which is an old age for beginning world title holding road racers. He won the World Superbike Championship twice, and has been in MotoGP, at the highest level of Grand Prix racing, since 2003.

 My image was in the Colin Edwards Tribute

Collin Edwards II and his children threw t-shirts at the 2008 Indianapolis MotoGP. This is one of the things that Edwards does for fans.

20Aug/140

#16 Matt McMurry IMSA Prototype Lites

IMG 5169 2 512x186 #16 Matt McMurry IMSA Prototype Lites

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Driver: Matt McMurry
Series: IMSA
Class: L1 Prototype Lites
Location: Kansas City Speedway
Event: 2014 Kansas City Grand Prix

Mr. McMurry is the youngest driver in the history of this class; he's sixteen years old. My daughter was looking at her device until I pointed this out. Having someone so close to her in age racing, made it much more interesting for her.

It's astonishing how fast these folks can drive on a road course.

This version has the driver on the road; the other one was of the car in the garage.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm

16Aug/140

TONY SCHUMACHER +300 MPH

IMG 3742 2 512x287 TONY SCHUMACHER +300 MPH

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The 1/4 mile race lasted for three seconds, and the cars were going over 300 MPH at the trap.

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Tony Schumacher 
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Qualifying and Practice 
Topeka Kansas 
Heartland Park Topeka

13Aug/140

Balloon Glow – Midwest Balloon Fest – Kansas City

Glow 2 2 2 2 2 512x341 Balloon Glow   Midwest Balloon Fest   Kansas City

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The 2014 U.S. Bank Midwest Balloon Fest

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec s
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 2000
Taken: Aug 9, 2014

7Aug/140

#52 Jason DeForrest NHRA Super Stock

IMG 4007 2 2 2 512x341 #52 Jason DeForrest NHRA Super Stock

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Driver: #52 Jason DeForrest, Andover MN
Event: NHRA Kansas Nationals 2014
Car: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Class: NHRA Super Sport GT/BA
Date: 2014-05-23

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm

88x31 #52 Jason DeForrest NHRA Super Stock
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7Aug/140

#65 Lamont Harris IMSA Prototype Lites

IMG 4833 2 2 2 2 512x243 #65 Lamont Harris IMSA Prototype Lites

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Driver: Lamont Harris
Series: IMSA
Class: L1 Prototype Lites
Location: Kansas City Speedway
Event: 2014 Kansas City Grand Prix

Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: 16
Shutter Speed: 1/320
ISO: 640
Focal Length: 403mm
Lens ID: Sigma 150-500mm

6Aug/140

#16 Matt McMurry IMSA Prototype Lites

IMG 1746 2 2 2 2 2 512x341 #16 Matt McMurry IMSA Prototype Lites

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Driver: Matt McMurry
Series: IMSA
Class: L1 Prototype Lites
Location: Kansas City Speedway
Event: 2014 Kansas City Grand Prix

Matt McMurry is the youngest driver in the history of this series. He is 16.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Aperture: 3.5
Date/Time Created : 2014:06:07 01:14:04
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Field Of View: 64.5 deg
Focal Length: 18.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.5 mm)
Lens ID: Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

6Aug/140

New Hampshire is not a Zero Tax Success

NH Tax Facts:

Replacing state income tax, with state property tax, taxes workers less, and property owners more. I thought it was great to live in New Hampshire. I've lived in eight different states. The New Hampshire Seacoast, and Northwest Arkansas, were my favorite places to live. NH is the model that libertarians are hoping-for (just not in tax ways).

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1Aug/140

My MINI

IMG 2429 30 31 2 2 smaller 512x341 My MINI
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This is my favorite car.

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Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500 s
Aperture: f/5
ISO/Film: 100
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

1Aug/140

My MINI

IMG 2435 6 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 512x340 My MINI

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This is my favorite car.

You can see flowers reflected in the hatch's paint.

Why do people blur licence plates? Anytime, anyone, drives anywhere, people can read them.

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Photoshop
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Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320 s
Aperture: f/4
ISO/Film: 100
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

31Jul/140

Yellow T-Bucket

IMG 2574 5 6 2 2 2 2 512x336 Yellow T Bucket

This car appears to have a Model-T truck body in front, and a Model-A coupe trunk in back. Interesting.

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30Jul/140

Rabbit

IMG 2406 2 2 512x341 Rabbit
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29Jul/140

What DPI? 75? 240? 300?

gs_970's Quote:

(from these comments)

Over time, my own personal story behind the story on print resolution is this. Print resolution controls how close you can get your face to the paper. Or... don't wring your hands so much over having enough pixels to meet the dimensions you want, you can always step back a couple of inches.

Short Answer:

PPI (DPI) isn't used.

Longer Answer:

The image prints at whatever density that I ask the printer to use. The value is irrelevant, because it's an attribute of the display-or-print device, it is not an attribute of the JPEG. It's stored in the JPEG, but it's irrelevant to it, or any other rasterized image: BMP, TIFF. etc.

The PPI setting only changes characters that stored in the EXIF. It doesn't change the structure of the JPEG. The JPEG's size is dependent on the user's screen. Each pixel in the JPEG is usually one pixel on the device, but software can scale the image too.

So I ask myself, "Paul, why do you keep changing '240' to '300' if that doesn't do much?" It's just a weird obsessive habit on my part.

Practical Answer:

Here is a cropped screenshot if Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5's Print Module (below).

  1. The image was set to 240 PPI when it was saved.
  2. Lightroom pre-populated the Print Module's PPI field with "240".
  3. I highlighted the field, and typed "300". This did not change the image-file in any way.
  4. Lightroom will ask my printer to print the image at 300 PPI instead of 240 PPI.

print module What DPI? 75? 240? 300?

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