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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:18 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Maybe one of those book-scanning setups?  Probably even one of the universities near you has one that you could just use.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, July 05 2022 11:46 PM (LADmw)

2 Also, yeah, I would parse that as the Police Database, National in scope, that is run by the CCP goons in Shanghai.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, July 05 2022 11:47 PM (LADmw)

3 If you have any sort of DSLR, the words you're looking for are "flat-field lens". With enough spare mumbly-pixels you can correct most of the corner distortion in software, but a good lens will make it a lot easier. Macro lenses are usually pretty good, and then you just need a tripod, a level, and a pair of cheap lights mounted at 45-degree angles. If you have a lot of them to do, you might be able to find a used copy stand with built-in lights.


Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, July 05 2022 11:59 PM (oJgNG)

4 I'd also recommend a document scanner. CZUR has a few on Indiegogo that cost from $200 to $400 USD and have 12-24 megapixel resolution. I have their earlier 5 megapixel unit, and it works well enough for my purposes. Their software will do things including OCR and adjusting for curvature in the pages when scanned. There should be no problem with dealing with album covers.

Posted by: wheels at Wednesday, July 06 2022 01:35 AM (CtNcn)

5 Variable rate interest mortgage? When rates were at historic lows? That's a big oops.
The best "simple DIY" solution on scanning large media is probably a fixture to hold a good camera flat at a nice distance, another fixture to hold the media square, and the ability to move one or the other on the x/y axis to take multiple shots and stitch them in software.

Posted by: David Eastman at Wednesday, July 06 2022 10:24 AM (D6Mju)

6 The 30 year fixed mortgage is mainly an American thing. A variable rate loan may have been the only reasonable option. Given that moving was not optional, that would be more of an oof than an oops.

Posted by: benzeen at Wednesday, July 06 2022 10:40 AM (H7VDR)

7 Yeah, 30 year fixed rate mortgages are something that exist only in America.

My variable rate loan started out at 2.65%, now 3.15%.  The best 10-year fixed rate loan I can find is 7.45%.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 06 2022 10:59 AM (PiXy!)

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