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« on: 10/07/2009 21:21:13 »
Taken on my London walk this morning:

This one has a friend:




With Post Office Tower visible in background:




 

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« Reply #1 on: 10/07/2009 21:21:24 »



Very wonky. It actually is at the wrong angle:






That's it! The seventh one actually had a letter stuck in it.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2009 21:29:26 »
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Told you GIMP was good.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 10/07/2009 21:57:30 »
What's more spooky is that the taxi seems to have moved in your version.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 10/07/2009 23:41:13 »
really...looks the same to me but the picture has been cropped and made closer up with the gimp...
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/07/2009 08:00:29 »
really...looks the same to me but the picture has been cropped and made closer up with the gimp...

I know it's just an optical illusion from the cropping but on first glance I thought the taxi was driving away.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/07/2009 08:13:57 »
Yes I could see that if you were just quickly scanning...  ;):)
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/07/2009 10:18:23 »
really...looks the same to me but the picture has been cropped and made closer up with the gimp...

I know it's just an optical illusion from the cropping but on first glance I thought the taxi was driving away.

I stretched the picture into a sort of keystone (trapezoid) shape to correct the vertical lines,
and cropped a rectangle out of this keystone.

This stretching distortion has changed the proportions / positions of objects in the scene.
« Last Edit: 11/07/2009 10:28:21 by RD »
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/07/2009 07:15:23 »
The box no longer looks like the leaning tower of Pisa!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/07/2009 12:39:38 »
What is franked mail? I'm assuming it's not a person named frank :P
 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2009 15:26:02 »
Brill photos Herman...very very niiiiice indeed !!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2009 15:27:37 »
What is franked mail? I'm assuming it's not a person named frank :P

On wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franked_mail
 

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« Reply #12 on: 12/07/2009 16:05:49 »
Yes, I read that before I asked the question.. but still don't understand why it warrants it's own box.










Accidental Edit, no changes made
« Last Edit: 12/07/2009 18:05:27 by ukmicky »
 

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« Reply #13 on: 12/07/2009 17:17:13 »
Brill photos Herman...very very niiiiice indeed !!

Thanks. I hope you'll add to this thread: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=24173.0
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/07/2009 17:55:00 »
Yes, I read that before I asked the question.. but still don't understand why it warrants it's own box.

Many reasons

Meter mail or its other name franked mail is for business customers and is provided at a reduced rate than the 1st & 2nd class stamps available to the public.
The business customers have machines that puts a printed impression on the envelope,this allows the royalmail to reduce the costs which are passed back to the customer.

1st and 2nd class Franked mail is also separated by the customer and placed in separate pouches which reduces its processing time again reducing costs.
 
Normal post boxes are also very old and not of a design that allows the use of pouches without blocking up and therefore boxes are supplied designed for the purpose.
Business post is also keep separate as businesses post more than your average member of the public and would fill up all of the boxes leaving no where for you and i to post are letters.

Franked mail is also sorted differently going through different machines than stamped mail.

Sometimes i wish i didn't know all this information.
« Last Edit: 12/07/2009 18:07:05 by ukmicky »
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/07/2009 19:59:02 »
When I use GIMPs I often feel wonky afterwards. My whipping arm often shakes too.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 13/07/2009 01:46:46 »
thanks ukmicky.. cost saving stuff.. I might talk to Aust post about that..




meh probably not ;)
 

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