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Actually I prefer the transporter ......Star Trek style.....

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I was going through some boxes in the basement and I came across a couple of film containers....Jeez, how long has it been since I've used them....And, how long have the companies that made those things been out of the business...

Does anyone use film any more?
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Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

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In recent weeks, Mr. Donahoe has been pushing a series of painful cost-cutting measures to erase the agency’s deficit, which will reach $9.2 billion this fiscal year. They include eliminating Saturday mail delivery, closing up to 3,700 postal locations and laying off 120,000 workers — nearly one-fifth of the agency’s work force — despite a no-layoffs clause in the unions’ contracts.

The post office’s problems stem from one hard reality: it is being squeezed on both revenue and costs.

As any computer user knows, the Internet revolution has led to people and businesses sending far less conventional mail.
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It's never too late. The USPS should do now what they should have done years ago - start up their own ISP service. $10 a month WiFi for every community and citizen. They should partition the Government to nationalize communications networks - it works in China.
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07-Sep-2011, 08:50 PM #65
Sad! While I do resort to audio books while riding in a car because I can't read in a moving vehicle (motion sickness); I much prefer holding a book when reading elsewhere.
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It's never too late. The USPS should do now what they should have done years ago - start up their own ISP service. $10 a month WiFi for every community and citizen. They should partition the Government to nationalize communications networks - it works in China.
Believe it or not, the USPS had the idea for electronic mail (email) years before it became popular. Back then folks couldn't figure out how it would work.
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Polaroid SX-70 cameras from the 1970s make a comeback

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Photojojo is known for offering unusual cameras for enthusiasts such as the Holga Twin Image Maker and NeinGrenze 5000T dedicated tilt-shift camera. The online store has released yet another treat for fans - the legendary Polaroid SX-70 camera that was originally manufactured in the years 1972-1977. The cameras being offered have all been restored to working condition and integral instant film is also available.

When it was released in 1972, the Polaroid SX-70 with its foldable SLR design was the world's first instant SLR. It was also the first camera to use Polaroid's then new integral instant film that contained all the chemical layers required to expose, develop, and fix the photo. This allowed the photo to be developed automatically in daylight without the need of a trip to the Fotomat.
(Anyone remember taking film to a Fotomat? )
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Spain’s Catalonia bids farewell to bullfighting with final bullfight in Barcelona

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BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia bids farewell Sunday to the country’s emblematic tradition of bullfighting with a final bash at the Barcelona bullring.

The sold-out evening event at the 20,000-seat Monumental ring is the last fight scheduled this season. A regional ban on the bloody pastime takes effect Jan. 1, 2012.

Bullfighting’s popularity in Catalonia has plunged in recent decades and the Monumental is its last functioning ring.
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I imagine the price of 'prime' Barcelona beef will now be on the rise.
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I imagine the price of 'prime' Barcelona beef will now be on the rise.
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2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls go online

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JERUSALEM (AP) – Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls went online for the first time on Monday in a project launched by Israel's national museum and web giant Google.
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175 MPH Student-Designed Electric Car Shatters Land Speed Record!

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The engineering students of Brigham Young University recently set a new speed record with their self-built electric car. Racing on the Salt Flats of Utah, the student-built car reached a high speed of 175 miles per hour during its two qualifying runs.
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Rumor: Could Apple shut down the Mac Pro?

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Apple's Mac line of computers continues to sell well overall, but a new rumor claims that Apple is reconsidering the future of its Mac Pro workstation line. Apple Insider reports via unnamed sources that the company is debating whether or not to continue selling the Mac Pro products beyond the end of 2011.
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