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Fashion – AGREEorDIE – How to tie a necktie not

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/13

Dozens of variations with links to youtube videos by Alex Krasny on how to tie them: [WayBackFashion – AGREEorDIE: How to tie a necktie not

–jeroen

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Do not blur, but do randomly add noise or move pixels – Censoring image in GIMP – Graphic Design Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/03

Blurring is like a hash function: it cannot be undone, but with enough plain text to blur examples, you can reconstruct the plain text: [WayBack] Why blurring sensitive information is a bad idea | dheera.net | Dheera Venkatraman’s web site

As an alternative, randomly add noise or move pixels. I used  [WayBack] Censoring image in GIMP – Graphic Design Stack Exchange. For the example on the right, I used “Filters → Noise → Spread” from the Stack Exchange answer.

With enough randomness, it is much harder to construct plain/hash combinations.

–jeroen

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Cleaning SILVER WITHOUT losing the Ag!

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/03

Interesting trick explained at [WayBackCleaning SILVER WITHOUT losing the Ag! which works very quickly as you can see in the below video.

What happens is that you transform Silver-Sulfide plus Aluminium into Silver plus Aluminium-Sulfide.

After that, the [WayBackAluminium-Sulfide reacts with water and transforms into Aluminium-Hydroxide and Hydrogen-Sulfide. The latter smells like rotten eggs, so better do this in a well ventilated area.

–jeroen

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BBC Radio 2 – Ken Bruce, Mark Knopfler performs live, Mark Knopfler performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/29

Missed this during the hectic last years, but bumped into it by accident: [WayBack] BBC Radio 2 – Ken Bruce, Mark Knopfler performs live, Mark Knopfler performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room.

Tracks performed: Romeo & Juliet, Good On You Son and The Boxer

as part of [WayBack] BBC Radio 2 – Ken Bruce, Mark Knopfler performs live

Mark Knopfler, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and the lead singer of Dire Straits performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Mark is about to release his 9th solo studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever’ which features 14 new songs written by Mark. The album has been inspired by a wide range of subjects, including his early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow, and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon. In addition to producing his own records Mark has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman. The multi Grammy award winning artist has also composed film scores, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

I also missed the “new” 2018 studio album Down the Road Wherever – Wikipedia:

Via [WayBack] Mark Knopfler Performs ‘Romeo & Juliet’ For BBC:

Guitarist Mark Knopfler led a stripped-down rendition of Dire Straits classic “Romeo And Juliet” for the BBC. Video of the stirring performance is now available.

–jeroen

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CV installaties optimaliseren en inregelen

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/01

Een aantal interessante linkjes:

–jeroen

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