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Netflix password-sharing a criminal offense

Tennessee has passed a law making it a crime to share your Netflix password with anyone else, not the guys on your dorm floor or your housemates or even your immediate family, upon fear of prosecution. Ostensibly designed to protect these services against hackers who steal passwords in bulk and attempt to sell them elsewhere, it has the potential to disrupt the lives of normal, law abiding citizens. I’m still not quite sure why this addendum was necessary, considering that said hackers should already be thoroughly punishable for fraud. Here is a link to the bill, but below you see…

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DIY Slider Dolly

Now that we all have shallow DoF capable cameras, the next bandwagon we need to rush to is the slider dolly. What’s a slider dolly? It’s the 21st century version of the skateboard dolly we all used at one point. Generally, the dollies are around 36″ long and composed of two metal rods with end stops and a central tripod mount. A fluid head is connected to a central bar of sorts that is coated with a teflon-like coating which slides smoothly over the bars. Below you can see one in action, a Kessler Pocket Dolly: These units are manufactured…