HD-SDI on old RG-59 cable?! How…. No, why, was this done and why does it actually work?
Some day this will hatch into a beautiful butterfly.
I don’t know how this was wired. I legitimately can’t figure it out. Long handled BNC extraction tools aside, I can’t understand how anyone was actually able to see the back of the router to make the connections.
Seriously, I’m having a great time here, even if my brain does occasionally rattle a bit…
Just sit back, relax, and light off a bad CPU fan.
This CPU fan is off a $LOLWTF robotic broadcast camera control system. “Enter Bearing”? Sleeve bearing. They cheaped out on the fan!! Why?! When you pay THAT MUCH for a product, is it wrong to expect it to be built to last?
Well then. This is more enjoyable than a badly done demonstration of how to give yourself waves by braiding your hair and baking it to death with a flat iron.
How does Google Earth form these “ground level” images? My guess is it’s via compositing aerial photographs taken at different angles and attempting to basically detect object boundaries then apply the images to them as textures.
It works okay for some things like buildings standing out in the open, not obscured by trees.
For other things, umm…. Well, I particularly like the floaty treeblobs. They give you all the shade of a normal tree, but without any of that pesky risk of bumping into the trunk.
I keep feeling like they should integrate some really stupid auto racing game into this view with amusingly retro controls (like Pole Position)…!
So I figured if I’m gonna rant about stupid construction, I might as well also mention how not to run a facility air conditioning system.
First, the chillers.
A chiller is essentially a giant version of what’s inside a drinking fountain. It sucks heat out of water and kicks it into the air (usually, but not always… I’ve seen one that heated a swimming pool!)
Or in this case, it does fuckall nothing.
That’s the unit, installed outdoors. The long insulated weinerschnitzel on the bottom is the heat exchanger that circulates water around the evaporator coil of the sealed refrigerant system. This one uses, or used, R-134A. I wonder if it’s all still in there? The two devices on top are a pair of compressors.
I could write volumes on how awful and ridiculous this box is, but… Here, I summarized it in one image: if you add thick eyebrows, a moustache, and a goatee to it, it looks every bit as malevolently untrustworthy as it truly is. They’ve been out of production for a long time (cheers were probably heard all over Quincy when the order to discontinue them was made) and certain key parts are looooong gone.