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Rolleimetric calibration

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Thank you for this. I worked with Prometric of Canada (Andrew Lane and Ray Masigan who worked directly with the German factory) while at Grossman & Associates (Joel) using the Rolleimetric MR2 software back in 1989-1993 or so and last had the 2.0 class at Schneider Optics, Inc. on Long Island, NY. We used the Rollei (I had a computer virus “Blackjack” from a factory disk once) in the archaeology of recording a number of sites and I always wondered how do they calibrate the camera and lens (once high humidity “fritzed” the lens motors on a high tripod and we had it fixed at Rollei in New Jersey, USA). I used it with the earlier issues of AutoCAD from Autodesk in the archaeology of the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, NY, Mead Hall at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and to record some tidal ship hulks (centerboard cargo carriers seen in the background of an old photo of a replica of the “Halve Maen” (Half Moon) sailing by Bear Mountain Park and Anthony’s Nose in the Hudson River circa 1939?) though sometimes just used as a good medium format camera. Most of the photos were developed at 8″x10″ and quite expensive on the “dawn of the digital photo”.

Lost track of what happened, it was in 35mm purchased by the Mexico “Monumentos Patrimonios” (don’t quote me on that) to record the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City to document the large stone blocks movements, if any. So this is where each camera and a lens calibration is (was) recorded.

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10/28/2007 at 6:07 pm

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Facebook | My Photos

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A facebook album I whipped up quickly. Is it really worth that much? Wow!

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10/28/2007 at 2:45 pm

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E! Online Insider Community: Jon Voight: Heartbroken Over Angelina, …

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Perhaps it is because she was conceived while Jon Voight was playing in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” in Buffalo, NY as Stanley Kowalski (1974)? As I recall two young women came to me and my room-mate and insisted we were in the wrong seats and we had to watch the rest of the performance standing as I recall in the now landmarked theater district (NY State Urban Cultural Park). I did later live in Columbus, Mississippi for a short time in 1979, working near the Waverly Plantation (albino peacocks and Honeybee Hendrix’s bees) on the archaeology of the new barge canal, now in Mr. Williams’ hometown, running from the Tennessee River to Mobile, Alabama.

Well it was a long time ago, Jon Voight was in “Streetcar” in Buffalo, NY and Buffalo is a lot better today than then (was 15% unemployment, no steel anymore, a subway now instead of a proposed “West Side Highway,” a Polish pope since, a new campus and law school in Amherst, the Center for Inquiry for secular humanism, the “police riot” at Attica has worn off a bit, the noted anti-war activism ended, etc.) so it has changed quite a bit. Mr. Voight has been in many interesting roles since, the play I mentioned and the movie starring Marlon Brando had very different endings. I never meant to imply that she’s not his, they are both very talented actors in my opinion and wish the best for both of them. They’ve both been in very interesting artistic “milestones” in cinema, which I was studying on Bailey Ave., next to the campus and Frank Sinatra, Jr.’s “haunt”, the “Media Center”, one summer tried to turn Buffalo into the Hollywood of the East. Thanks for the comment.

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10/25/2007 at 8:45 pm

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Stop Bush’s Warrantless Wiretapping | Democrats.com

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     “Her Majesty’s Warrant,” as served in Canada, is a general permission to search any boat, house or conveyance upon suspicion of it being part of, or in use in, the drug trade. We signed the Fourth Amendment to prevent the use of “warrantless” searches. Either declare a “majesty’s warrant” or cease and desist from unlawful and unconstitutional acts. If not, I would suggest we deport the President!

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10/25/2007 at 8:23 pm

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Opening Night of "A Bronx Tale"

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Tomorrow night October 25, 2007 "A Bronx Tale" written by Chazz Palminteri and directed by Jerry Zaks will open at the Walter Kerr Theatre at 219 West 48th St. ABronxTaleOnBroadway.com Limited Broadway Engagement – 18 Weeks Only! Maybe you remember that guy… Robert DeNiro? He was in the film, drove a bus.

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10/25/2007 at 1:21 am

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Valerie Plame Wilson: Why Military Types Should Not Run the CIA – Politics on The Huffington Post

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I wish when this happened it didn’t sound like the script from “Beat The Devil” (1953) directed by John Huston with Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobridgida, Peter Lorre, and Christopher Morley from the novel by blacklisted writer James Helvick, screenplay by Truman Capote. It too was about uranium in Africa and everyone involved says they’re going to there to sell vacuum cleaners (presumably with aluminum tubes) a send-up of the “Maltese Falcon” genre perhaps. I guess we should have known better. However I thought I heard this so-called letter about “yellow-cake” was from Italy. Ms. Lollobridgida, did you con these “experts”? The dates weren’t even right.

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10/24/2007 at 11:58 pm

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Jefferson Morley: ‘Denied in Full’: Federal Judges Grill CIA Lawyers on JFK Secrets – Politics on The Huffington Post

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Or was he trying to hit JBK? (Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy). Marvin Kittman spoke to a Marine who also tested the weapon, but whose report was left out of the W.C., who stated something like he would have to have been aiming at the President’s wife to hit where the weapon hit on the range. Maybe someone turned a screw here a screw there? It’s been stated Marina Oswald had become obsessed with Mrs. Kennedy, to the consternation of LHO? I was supposed to be getting a clarinet lesson from Mr. Abrams off-stage at the Wood Road School when it happened. He didn’t show I went back to the classroom with my three piece rented clarinet. Young JFK lived in Riverdale in the Bronx, NYC, his dad wanted to invest in the “talkies” here until the market crashed in 1929 and they moved away.   12:08 pm on 10/23/2007

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10/24/2007 at 4:33 pm

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