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  1. Posted October 30, 2006 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    It looks like they work again.

  2. Posted October 30, 2006 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know…isn’t Halloween full of tasteless outfits? Being an “Indian” or a “samari” isn’t really new. White people have been doing this kind of shit for years. “Sexy Senorita” is that really offensive? I’m geniuely curious as to whether that is rascist to where a “presumed” outfit from another culture…however that outfit isn’t from that culture but instead from a stereotype of that culture.
    Personally, I try to avoid all those painful “sexy” outfits and try to find one that makes me look sexy without being super short and revealing. (Because sometimes its f-ing COLD on Halloween!) I dressed as someone from the 1940s-50s (um…so i was basically wearing a dress with gloves).

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    Posted December 22, 2009 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    In the thirty-two venues for twenty sports, broadcasters’ seats with name plates were arranged by the Organizing Committee and NHK. Exceptions were the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, the Asaka Shooting Range, the Asaka Nezu Park for modern pentathlon, and the Kemigawa Playing Grounds of Tokyo University. The number of seats for both the radio and TV was approximately 600. In each seat was installed relaying apparatus connected with the Broadcasting Centre via the mixer room.
    The broadcaster’s seats in most of the venues were in the main stand. The standard width of the broadcaster’s seat was 1.1m for two persons. The depth was 1.5 times that of the spectator’s seat, or from 1.2m to 1.3m. The seat was equipped with microphones necessary for on-the-spot broadcasting, a telephone, and head-phone, etc. A TV monitor was also installed in the TV broadcaster’s seat. (In the National Stadium, the TV monitor was installed also in the radio broadcaster’s seats, so that the scenes near the goals could be seen as clearly as those actually at that position). In principle, close-talking microphones were used for announcements.
    Ideally the mixer seat should have been set up together with the broadcaster’s seat. To have done this however, would have seriously diminished the number of spectator’s seats. As in the Olympic Games in Rome, therefore, the mixer room was arranged in an area where they did not interfere with spectator seating. The distance between the broadcaster’s seats and the mixer room was approximately 30m to 80m.
    In addition, eighteen small rooms behind the broadcaster’s seats in the National Stadium were used for tape editing. Studios were set up not only in the venues, but also in the Olympic Village, and each studio was arranged for both radio and TV. For TV relays, fixed cameras were installed in approximately 100 seats at the venues of sixteen sports. During the Games, thirteen TV relay vans necessary for the transmission of eight events a day and videos from the studios of the Olympic Village were stationed at the venues concerned. Together with eight TV relay vans, eight VTR vans were also stationed as microwave reserves to record the scenes.
    Power supply cars were generally sent to the venues and attached to the relay vans. At the National Stadium, two TV control rooms were arranged on the first floor of the main stand near the goal, and equipment for two black-and-white relay vans (including eight cameras) was installed in the rooms. One set of the apparatus was used for track events and the other for field events.

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