1. A few months ago my Dad bought this at a garage sale for $3. It’s an old Kodak Signet 35, which came into production in the 1950s. At first I thought it didn’t work. The shutter didn’t press down, you couldn’t see through the viewfinder, it just seemed more like a neat old paperweight to be completely honest.
Today however I figured I would check it out again. Maybe I missed something. Sure enough I did. After turning the rewind knob a few times, I popped open the back to find an old roll of Kodachrome 25 (ASA 25) sitting in it.
I don’t know how old the roll is (older than 2001, which is when Kodak stopped making Kodachrome 25), or how long it’s been sitting in there, but it was at the end of the roll in the camera, so if anything, there are pictures on it.
Until I can get it developed (which I don’t think I can, there aren’t any Kodachrome labs anymore) I can only guess as to what could be on it..

    A few months ago my Dad bought this at a garage sale for $3. It’s an old Kodak Signet 35, which came into production in the 1950s. At first I thought it didn’t work. The shutter didn’t press down, you couldn’t see through the viewfinder, it just seemed more like a neat old paperweight to be completely honest.

    Today however I figured I would check it out again. Maybe I missed something. Sure enough I did. After turning the rewind knob a few times, I popped open the back to find an old roll of Kodachrome 25 (ASA 25) sitting in it.

    I don’t know how old the roll is (older than 2001, which is when Kodak stopped making Kodachrome 25), or how long it’s been sitting in there, but it was at the end of the roll in the camera, so if anything, there are pictures on it.

    Until I can get it developed (which I don’t think I can, there aren’t any Kodachrome labs anymore) I can only guess as to what could be on it..

     
  2. inothernews:

DISCOVERY: Hi, Endeavour.ENDEAVOUR: What’s up, Discovery.DISCOVERY: Whatcha doin’?ENDEAVOUR: Getting mothballed.  You?DISCOVERY: Me too.  Sigh.ENDEAVOUR: I know.DISCOVERY: No more low-orbit adventures, friend.ENDEAVOUR: Yeah.  (Beat.)  I miss space already.DISCOVERY: Me too.ENDEAVOUR: Hey, at least the International Space Station is still in, well, space.DISCOVERY: I guess.  (Wistful.)  I’m gonna miss that solar-powered assemblage of trusses and modules.ENDEAVOUR: She really did glisten in the Sun, didn’t she?DISCOVERY: Yeah.ENDEAVOUR: Sigh.  (Looks up, into sky.)  Hang in there, buddy.DISCOVERY: You mean hang up there, don’t you?ENDEAVOUR: There’s no “up” in space, duh.DISCOVERY: Oh yeah.
(Photo of the retired space shuttles Discovery [r.] and Endeavour being readied for display while at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida by Frankie Martin / NASA via the Telegraph)

    inothernews:

    DISCOVERY: Hi, Endeavour.
    ENDEAVOUR: What’s up, Discovery.
    DISCOVERY: Whatcha doin’?
    ENDEAVOUR: Getting mothballed. You?
    DISCOVERY: Me too. Sigh.
    ENDEAVOUR: I know.
    DISCOVERY: No more low-orbit adventures, friend.
    ENDEAVOUR: Yeah. (Beat.) I miss space already.
    DISCOVERY: Me too.
    ENDEAVOUR: Hey, at least the International Space Station is still in, well, space.
    DISCOVERY: I guess. (Wistful.) I’m gonna miss that solar-powered assemblage of trusses and modules.
    ENDEAVOUR: She really did glisten in the Sun, didn’t she?
    DISCOVERY: Yeah.
    ENDEAVOUR: Sigh. (Looks up, into sky.) Hang in there, buddy.
    DISCOVERY: You mean hang up there, don’t you?
    ENDEAVOUR: There’s no “up” in space, duh.
    DISCOVERY: Oh yeah.

    (Photo of the retired space shuttles Discovery [r.] and Endeavour being readied for display while at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida by Frankie Martin / NASA via the Telegraph)

     
  3. A good example of what happens when you are a for-profit television network in todays constantly-distracted society. You realize the actual informative programs you show aren’t getting ratings, so you dumb down everything to appeal to more viewers. Unfortunatly, the majority of television watchers like to watch complete crap, so - in order to stay afloat in the TV business - you start airing complete crap.
It happened to TLC, it happened to MTV, it happened to all the major networks.
Basically, what I’m saying, is that either we are getting dumber, or we are becoming more tolerant of utter shit on television.
Can’t wait to see what our kids will be watching on TV…
As a commenter on Reddit stated:
 

Ignorance sells.
Knowledge is being oursourced.

It’s like Fahrenheit 451 is becoming a reality!
[reddit]
(Here is another good commentary on the channels decline into half-witted programming)

    A good example of what happens when you are a for-profit television network in todays constantly-distracted society. You realize the actual informative programs you show aren’t getting ratings, so you dumb down everything to appeal to more viewers. Unfortunatly, the majority of television watchers like to watch complete crap, so - in order to stay afloat in the TV business - you start airing complete crap.

    It happened to TLC, it happened to MTV, it happened to all the major networks.

    Basically, what I’m saying, is that either we are getting dumber, or we are becoming more tolerant of utter shit on television.

    Can’t wait to see what our kids will be watching on TV…

    As a commenter on Reddit stated:

    Ignorance sells.

    Knowledge is being oursourced.

    It’s like Fahrenheit 451 is becoming a reality!

    [reddit]

    (Here is another good commentary on the channels decline into half-witted programming)