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The Reality of Apollo / Re: Need: RCA Quadruplex VTR playback german Apollo tapes
« Last post by apollo16uvc on November 17, 2017, 05:04:22 PM »
Thank you Kiwi, I will look into it.

I know it is too early to say, but just to get a feel for the available options, how many of you would be willing to fund, only once or every month, this project if we need money to digitize all the tapes?

The tapes do not have to just include Apollo, but can include everything from Sputnik 1 to Russian space missions and earlier NASA manned missions.

Regards,
Niels

Like Patreon? I'd be in that.
An amount of money paid for each reel? I am not sure if that would work, might involve a lot of administration costs. Possible idea though.

I may be able to secure some monthly funding from a friend that lives in the USA. Not much but everything helps. I have no way to judge costs at the moment.

Right now I am just trying to see the funding options. I think a crowdfund might be the best option.


I have already gotten in contact with several people who have offered their help and services with tapes, machines and what not if the project continues.
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: Need: RCA Quadruplex VTR playback german Apollo tapes
« Last post by Obviousman on November 17, 2017, 04:57:55 PM »
Thank you Kiwi, I will look into it.

I know it is too early to say, but just to get a feel for the available options, how many of you would be willing to fund, only once or every month, this project if we need money to digitize all the tapes?

The tapes do not have to just include Apollo, but can include everything from Sputnik 1 to Russian space missions and earlier NASA manned missions.

Regards,
Niels

Like Patreon? I'd be in that.
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: Need: RCA Quadruplex VTR playback german Apollo tapes
« Last post by apollo16uvc on November 17, 2017, 02:29:04 PM »
Thank you Kiwi, I will look into it.

I know it is too early to say, but just to get a feel for the available options, how many of you would be willing to fund, only once or every month, this project if we need money to digitize all the tapes?

The tapes do not have to just include Apollo, but can include everything from Sputnik 1 to Russian space missions and earlier NASA manned missions.

Regards,
Niels
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by twik on November 17, 2017, 02:10:34 PM »
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Of course, a bunch of rednecks in "real America" wrecked that particular plan, and here we are.  The GOP's entire playbook going into 2017 was going to be "oppose Clinton on literally everything"; that's why they can't freaking shut up about her, even though she's now just a private citizen with no real power.  Trump doesn't want to be President, you can tell by his manner and attitude.  He's freaking miserable in the job.  I will legitimately be surprised if he makes it to 2020 without some major health issue. 


I've heard rumours, not sure how accurate they are, that he's gained about 100 pounds since taking office due to stress eating.

But you're correct that the Republican/Fox conglomerate is highly confused as to what they're supposed to be doing now. The best they're hoping for  is to convince Congress to start a special investigation into Uranium One, but even most Republican Congressmembers know there's nothing in that. And Hillary, to their despair, has kept a low profile. There's nothing new they can drag out.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Geordie on November 16, 2017, 07:21:14 PM »
... Putin could get the band back together ...
He's on a mission from God.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by gillianren on November 16, 2017, 11:23:19 AM »
She does talk a bit in her book about the need for younger people to run.  Kamala Harris and Tammy Duckworth are right there, though, so I wouldn't say "no bench."
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Zakalwe on November 16, 2017, 04:19:03 AM »
I'm reading What Happened, and man, I wish she were President right now.  Also, she's a lot funnier than people give her credit for.  I was horrified, too, to discover that Bill was the first husband at the hospital where Chelsea was born allowed to be in the operating room while his wife was having a C-section, and they only let him in because they didn't want to argue with the governor.

The deep, deep irony is that Trump was not supposed to win; his role was to lose ungraciously and continually call into question the legitimacy of her Presidency (remember he was saying that the election would be rigged all through the primaries and general).  The Russians had a huge pile of dirt (some legit, most made up) ready to spoon-feed Congressional Republicans so that they'd start hearings the day she was inaugurated.  And, while the federal government was distracted and paralyzed, Putin could get the band back together without much interference. 

The same thing happened here in the UK with Brexit. The look of deep, deep shock on the faces of toads like Farage and Boris Johnson was evident. They were like the dog that finally caught the car after years of chasing and then realised that they were dogs and had no idea what to do with the car.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-referendum-result-nigel-farage-nhs-pledge-disowns-350-million-pounds-a7099906.html
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by jfb on November 15, 2017, 05:09:53 PM »
I'm reading What Happened, and man, I wish she were President right now.  Also, she's a lot funnier than people give her credit for.  I was horrified, too, to discover that Bill was the first husband at the hospital where Chelsea was born allowed to be in the operating room while his wife was having a C-section, and they only let him in because they didn't want to argue with the governor.

The deep, deep irony is that Trump was not supposed to win; his role was to lose ungraciously and continually call into question the legitimacy of her Presidency (remember he was saying that the election would be rigged all through the primaries and general).  The Russians had a huge pile of dirt (some legit, most made up) ready to spoon-feed Congressional Republicans so that they'd start hearings the day she was inaugurated.  And, while the federal government was distracted and paralyzed, Putin could get the band back together without much interference. 

Of course, a bunch of rednecks in "real America" wrecked that particular plan, and here we are.  The GOP's entire playbook going into 2017 was going to be "oppose Clinton on literally everything"; that's why they can't freaking shut up about her, even though she's now just a private citizen with no real power.  Trump doesn't want to be President, you can tell by his manner and attitude.  He's freaking miserable in the job.  I will legitimately be surprised if he makes it to 2020 without some major health issue. 

Personally, I wish the Democratic Party could have done better than a couple of white septuagenarians - it was kind of shocking to see that the GOP field was younger and more diverse than the Dem contenders.  Yes, Clinton was genuinely historic as the first woman with a better than even chance of winning the Presidency (Fiorina was not ever going to be a contender), but even so, the Republican slate was legitimately a more representative cross-section of America. 

The Democratic party has no bench.  We've let state organizations wither on the vine, and 31 or so states have majority Republican legislatures.  The old guard won't get out of the way, they won't mentor new blood, and generally suck up all the oxygen (and money).  It's maddening.  There's a group of Democrats who want to run Joe Biden in 2020, and I want to punch them in the neck.

How 'bout we pick someone under 70 this time around, guys?
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: AS17-P-2333 duplicate negative scan
« Last post by apollo16uvc on November 15, 2017, 01:55:08 PM »
I got someone who is interested to scan it with an Epson Perfection V750, which has about an optical resolution of 2500 DPI. I still need to respond to him, but it is promising to have get a basic scan done. He lives in the same country as I, so the shipping cost and risk is minimal.

Meanwhile, I am getting a custom scanner modified that should be able to scan the neg at 5000 DPI, if not more (The builder of the scanner says it has a theoretical limit of 11000 DPI, but 5000 DPI is more than enough.)

Both without cutting.

A scan at 2500 DPI will yield a resolution of 4843 megapixels.
A scan at 5000 DPI will yield a resolution of 19 gigapixels.
A scan at 11000 DPI, the theoretical limit of the custom scanner, will yield a resolution of 94 gigapixels.
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