Talk:Photo finish

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Photo Finish in Athletics[edit]

Why is it not the foot that matters when an athlete is crossing the line? And which part of the body does it count? Is it the head or the chest?

It's the athelete's torso, between shoulders and waist. Otherwise someone could stick their arms out and shave a fraction of a second off their time. Neil  14:10, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
However, the arm itself doesn't count, only the shoulder, this is why you see athletes lunge forward, this is to ensure they gain an extra bit of distance, hence reducing their time Mrtechguy (talk) 03:51, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Observer effect vs Uncertainty principle[edit]

In the cultural reference paragraph involving Futurama, there is some disagreement between whether the professor's statement is the observer effect or the uncertainty principle. The uncertainty principle only states that it's impossible to know everything about a small particle (i.e. can't observe its location and momentum at the same time). The observer effect is about the act of observing something leading to a change in state - the action of observing something might alter the object observed. So, the professor's comment refers to the observer effect, not Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Lisatwo 01:30, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

History?[edit]

When was the first photo finish used in races? 24.84.180.196 (talk) 13:59, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

the first photo finish camera was installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla January 16, 1936.Dcrasno (talk) 23:37, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation needed[edit]

Because Photo Finish is a graphic editor (at least in 1990s). It allowed to enhance the photos, remove the white lines on them etc. 83.239.180.230 (talk) 18:22, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Someone named Jones had a patent on Horse racing photo finish. I am related to them.[edit]

US 2813468 A I am related to James J.' Jones --Pretty les♀, Dark Mistress, talk, 23:02, 23 October 2013 (UTC)