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Soccer jerseys are prime real estate for advertisers and sponsors

Money continues to pour into football and it's pretty sickening to see we're talking about it in units of billions now when the 'basic' version of a shirt costs upwards of £50 and easily surpasses the £60 mark for the top teams.

For a number of seasons in the past 10 years or so there have been very few teams that have forgone sponsorship and I only know of AS Roma to have featured sponsorless shirts in recent years. Barcelona gave in for charitable causes about 10 years ago and this season, Paddy Power trolled football fans by having Huddersfield run out in a ludicrous kit only to then announce it was a marketing stunt and they've decided to 'unsponsor' the kit.

International shirts have so far escaped sponsorship, most likely because FIFA want total control over who sponsors what and where that money goes.

Would be nice to see regulations changed to reduce any advertising to around 10cm2 and much higher up on the shirt.

Posted 13th Aug 2019 @ 18:33

Let us make this International Fixed Calendar work

Working with dates and times are a nightmare when you're programming. Daylight savings should just be put in the bin.

I first saw this proposal by Dave Gorman as part of his Modern Life is Goodish show:

One correction I'd make is that New Years Day(s) should not just be a floating day otherwise there's no rotation so you'll never have your birthday on a weekend.

Posted 13th Aug 2019 @ 16:42

'Light Of My Life' trailer

A father must protect his daughter by disguising her as his son after a plague wipes out most of the female population.

Posted 13th Aug 2019 @ 14:00

No-deal Brexit: 10 ways it could affect you

Three things that stood out:

  • Almost a third of our food comes from the EU (79% of all imported food is from the EU)
  • 75% of our holidays are spent in Europe
  • 1.3 million UK residence live in other EU countries

Posted 13th Aug 2019 @ 10:48

A Mexican Physicist solved a 2,000-year old problem that will lead to cheaper, sharper lenses

There's no way this leads to cheaper lenses, in the short term at least, despite any cost saving manufacturers make. Sharper images and fewer moving parts? Charge the same, or more.

As an ameature photographer, I'm not sure how I feel about it. Of course, you want your photos to be as sharp as possible, but softer edges can sometimes make the photo. And as you adapt to the limitations and imperfections of your equipment, your composition improves too.

Posted 12th Aug 2019 @ 18:35

NOFAME fashion

For his 7th project of the year, Simon Rahm has created a fashion brand that creates unique t-shirts. Each t-shirt features an original photo of somebody else but you can only buy by submitting your own photo so that your face appears on someone else's t-shirt.

Reminds me of an app called Rando, which is now defunct but plenty of clones have popped up, including Rando — Photo roulette by Modest.

Posted 12th Aug 2019 @ 14:07


Looks like another Maharishi and Nike collaboration is on the way.

Posted 12th Aug 2019 @ 11:33

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