Google.com: Find a Google Trusted Photographer
Trusted Photographers and Trusted Agencies are trained and certified by Google. If you are a hotel in North America, please visit Business View for Hotels to get started.
maps  google  panorama  photographers-contemporary  business  photography 
17 hours ago
Developers.google.com: Street View Service - Google Maps JavaScript API v3 — Providing Custom StreetView Panoramas
The Maps Javascript API V3 supports the display of custom panoramas within the StreetViewPanorama object. Using custom panoramas, you can display the interior of buildings, views from scenic locations, or anything from your imagination. You can even link these custom panoramas to Google's existing Street View panoramas.
tutorials  api  google  panorama  maps 
17 hours ago
How to upload non-android 360 panoramas to Google Maps
In Google Maps or Google Views (I’m not sure if this is how you call it) you can now upload photospheres taken using your android phone. This is great if you’re uploading shots taken from your phone but what about 360 panoramas taken using your DSLR? Good thing there’s a way to do it and in this post I am gonna show you how.
tutorials  photography  panorama  blog-posts  maps  google 
17 hours ago
Appspot.com: Street Sphere: Photo Sphere to Street View
Upload your Android photo sphere image, and you’ll get back a ready-to-use Google Maps API Custom Street View web page.
tools  maps  google  photography  panorama 
17 hours ago
Stackexchange.com: How to create custom Google Streetview panorama?
I have a 360° panoramic photo, 18432×9216 px in size, stitched with ICE. I have uploaded the panorama to Photosynth, so that it can be viewed and navigated conveniently. However, Photosynth requires the Silverlight plugin, which some don't have installed. As an alternative, I would like to convert the panorama into a custom Google Streetview panorama.
forum-posts  photography  panorama  google  maps 
17 hours ago
Theguardian.com: Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress – album stream
Have a listen to the new album from the mighty Canadian noiseniks and let us know what you think …
music  reviews  articles 
17 hours ago
Github.com: PostCSS
PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. The growing ecosystem of PostCSS plugins can add vendor prefixes, support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.
css  javascript  webdev  plugins 
18 hours ago
Github.com: Autoprefixer
PostCSS plugin to parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to CSS rules using values from Can I Use. It is recommended by Google and used in Twitter, and Taobao. Write your CSS rules without vendor prefixes (in fact, forget about them entirely).
css  webdev  automation  javascript 
18 hours ago
A Complete Guide to Flexbox | CSS-Tricks
The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container, even when their size is unknown and/or dynamic (thus the word "flex").
css  webdev  tutorials  layout 
18 hours ago
Google.com: Channel custom URL
To get a custom URL for your channel, your account needs to be in good standing and meet a few other requirements:
* 500 or more subscribers
* Channels is at least 30 days old
* Channel has uploaded a photo for the channel icon
* Channel has uploaded channel art
google  youtube  url  socialmedia  tutorials 
22 hours ago
VLC - subscribe to podcasts
* Open VLC
* Go to View > Playlist (or do a CTL + L) to activate the playlist interface.
* LHS, in the Media Browser section, scroll to Internet >Podcast.
* Click on the small (+) button in the Podcast section.
* A small "Subscribe" window shall open.
* Simply paste the URL of the podcast (you can add multiple URLs).
* Click on the OK button
* Wait for VLC to retrieve the necessary information for the feeds (this may take some minutes depending on your internet connection).
* And there you are, the podcasts are now displayed.
* Double click on an item to play it
video  youtube  rss  tutorials  blog-posts 
22 hours ago
Washingtonpost.com: Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
"What we did is cook the rice as you normally do, but when the water is boiling, before adding the raw rice, we added coconut oil—about 3 percent of the weight of the rice you're going to cook," said Sudhair James, who presented his preliminary research at National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Monday. "After it was ready, we let it cool in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. That's it." [...] So far they have only measured the chemical outcome of the most effective cooking method for the least healthful of the 38 varieties. But that variety still produced a 10 to 12 percent reduction in calories. "With the better kind, we expect to reduce the calories by as much as 50 to 60 percent," said James.
food  health  nutrition  articles  science  gutmicrobiome 
Youtuge.com: Det gulliga pojkslemmot
Malmöförfattaren Manne Törnlund, gestaltad av David Wiberg, från föreställningen Det gulliga pojkslemmot. Spelas på Unga Dramaten mars-april 2015.
videos  humour  swedish  acting 
Bbc.com: Can education change Japan's 'depressed' generation?
Every lesson at Japanese schools starts with a simultaneous bow. "Let's try that again because your posture wasn't good," says a teacher to a room full of six and seven year-olds.
articles  education  japan  psychology 
2 days ago
Hdiutil: Compact Failed – Function Not Implemented Solution
I use Sparse Bundle Disk Images, for backing up secure documents to Dropbox. One benefit of Sparse Images is the ability to reclaim unused space by firing up the terminal and typing:

$ hdiutil compact my-sparse-image.sparsebundle

However, if you try this on a Macbook, you may get the following error:

hdiutil: compact failed – Function not implemented

It fails because you’re not plugged into the mains. The solution is to add -batteryallowed to the end of the string:

$ hdiutil compact my-sparse-image.sparsebundle -batteryallowed
apple  osx  terminal  delete  images  tutorials  cli  batteries  encryption 
3 days ago
Youtube.com: Giant Rats Can Detect Tuberculosis! - Extraordinary Animals - Series 2 - Earth
Feared and regarded as dirty, dangerous and diseased, if there is one creature that tops the list of people's most hated animal, it is the much-maligned rat. Yet in Tanzania, scientists have trained rats to detect patients with tuberculosis, but what makes a rat's sense of smell so good?
videos  behavior  animals  health 
3 days ago
Github.com: dragscroll
Dragscroll is a tiny javascript library (978 bytes minified) which enables scrolling via holding the mouse button (drag-n-drop style). [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9247517 ]
inputdevices  usability  mouse  javascript  webdev 
4 days ago
Democratic Socialists of America — Shorter Work-Weeks
Recently a Chicago firm made headlines when it was revealed that they allowed their workers less than six minutes a day in the bathroom. Naturally, people were outraged, but this is an old story; capital and labor have been fighting over working time since the earliest pangs of the bourgeois revolutions. In 1750, Philadelphian carpenters demanded a ten-hour day; by 1866 the International Working Men’s Association declared the fight for an eight-hour day its top priority; that same year, across the pond, many in the American labor movement did the same. And by 1937, the demand for a shorter workday was largely met with the passing of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
politics  usa  work  time  articles 
4 days ago
Etc.se: Fri marknad – inget för svenska företag
Kolonialismens dagar är över sedan länge, nu gäller frihandel och konkurrens på lika villkor – eller hur? Inte riktigt.
politics  swedish  business 
4 days ago
Sleep is a little node-webkit application for Mac OS X that lives in your status bar. It was created in an attempt to answer the ancient question of "ugh, when did I fall asleep last night?" by telling you when your MacBook went to sleep, presumably because you closed the lid, or because it was idle for a while. As someone who often finds myself waking up on the couch with my laptop on my chest, lid closed, this is handy for determining whether or not I got enough sleep the night before (increasingly often, the answer is no).
sleep  apple  osx  software  open-source 
4 days ago
Rt.com: Blockupy: ECB protesters clash with Frankfurt police, tear gas deployed (PHOTOS)
Some 350 people have been detained at the Blockupy protest in Frankfurt on the day the European Central Bank headquarters open in the city. 88 police have been injured in clashes. Tear gas was used against protesters, who pelted stones and torched cars.
articles  videos  politics  riot  germany 
4 days ago
Tumblr.com: Simple Harmony 2.1
Simple Harmony is a minimal and content focused theme for free. It's perfect for your photo journal or life notes. You can customize each color to match your taste.
themes  tumblr 
4 days ago
Tumblr.com: Woman
Contents quality is a very important aspect of your blog that's why Woman theme is based on two colors - black and white, keeping attention on your photos and texts...
themes  tumblr 
4 days ago
Dn.se: Fredrik Strage: Undrar vad för ”anseende” en Beck-film förlorar på nedladdning?
Krönika. I dag döms fildelare att betala miljontals kronor. Annat var det i början av 00-talet.
articles  music  filesharing  piracy  history  swedish  p2p  culture 
4 days ago
Replacing Photoshop With NSString
Why use Photoshop when you have the most flexible tool ever: code? Photoshop was written in code, so whatever Photoshop is doing, code can do!
programming  photoshop  icons  apple  osx 
5 days ago
Vice.com: The 'SimCity' Empire Has Fallen and 'Skylines' Is Picking Up the Pieces
​Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of small Finnish game developer Colossal Order, is having a good day. When I call her, it's only been a few hours since she learned that Colossal Order's SimCity-like game, Cities: Skylines, has sold more than half a million copies in its first week. The first 250,000 of those were sold in the first 24 hours, making it the fastest-selling game its publisher Paradox Interactive has ever released.
articles  games  strategy  business 
5 days ago
Stackoverflow.com: jekyll - Intergrating Static Site generators with php
In Jekyll, you can use the {% raw %} tag to avoid processing a specific part of your files. For example:

This will be {% raw %}<?php echo("parsed"); ?>{% endraw %} correctly.

After processing, the above should be translated to This will be <?php echo("parsed"); ?> correctly.
jekyll  forum-posts  php  staticsitegenerator  webdev 
5 days ago
Ugly Email — Gmail Extension To Check If Email Is Being Tracked
Ugly Email safely snifs through the emails in your inbox and exposes the emails that are being tracked. Every tracked email is marked with the "evil eye" so you can easily identify them.
email  ads  extensions  chrome  privacy 
5 days ago
Wired.com: A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked
The reason it was so easy to create is that the kind of tracking it monitors is itself a simple procedure. Marketers—or anyone who’s inspired to snoop—simply insert a transparent 1×1 image into an email. When that email is opened, the image pings the server it originated from with information like the time, your location, and the device you’re using. It’s a read receipt on steroids that you never signed up for.

Pixel tracking is a long-established practice, and there’s nothing remotely illegal or even particularly discouraged about it; Google even has a support page dedicated to guiding advertisers through the process. That doesn’t make it any less unsettling to see just how closely your inbox activity is being monitored.
privacy  articles  email  stats 
6 days ago
Europa.eu: Sweden to boost open source through procurement
Sweden’s public administrations will increasingly turn to open source and open standards, expect ICT procurement specialists at the National Procurement Services, the central purchasing body for the country’s public sector. The agency is readying a new approach for the acquisition of sofware and ICT services. When using these frameworks, only open standards and open source can be mandated. This greatly facilitates public administrations to prefer this type of software.
open-source  sweden  politics 
6 days ago
Nyteknik.se: Telia övervakar dig mer än lagen kräver
Mobiljätten Telia Sonera lagrar sina mobil­abonnenters positioner i 26 månader, avslöjar Ny Teknik. Därmed går man längre än de omdiskuterade datalagringsreglerna. Nu ska PTS granska bolagets hantering.
telephony  privacy  swedish  isp  surveillance  articles 
6 days ago
Vox.com: "Roads were not built for cars": how cyclists, not drivers, first fought to pave US roads
Nowadays, it’s common to view city streets as largely a place for cars. Bikes, if anything, are seen as a very recent intrusion on them. But the surprising truth is that back in the 1890s and early 1900s, it was mainly cyclists who first advocated for cities in the US and Europe to pave their streets and build new roads. Then as cars became practical, wealthy, privileged people adopted the car as their leisure toy of choice, and the bicycle’s central place in what’s now called the Good Roads Movement was largely forgotten.
bikes  history  transportation  cities 
6 days ago
Wikimedia Sverige – Angående stämningsansökan från BUS mot offentligkonst.se
Idag har Wikimedia Sverige mottagit en stämningsansökan från BUS, Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige. Det gäller webbplatsen offentligkonst.se som visualiserar offentlig konst i Sverige. BUS hävdar att webbplatsen innebär ett upphovsrättsintrång, något som Wikimedia Sverige avvisar.
law  art  swedish  sweden  blog-posts  photography 
6 days ago
Theguardian.com: Burma's bizarre capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia
The purpose-built city of Naypyidaw – unveiled a decade ago this year – boasts 20-lane highways, golf courses, fast Wi-Fi and reliable electricity. The only thing it doesn’t seem to have is people, report Matt Kennard and Claire Provost.
cities  travel  asia  burma  articles 
7 days ago
Wiki.dreamhost.com: IDN
Internationalized Domain Names are domain names which contain characters other than unaccented Roman letters (A-Z), digits (0-9), and the hyphen. For instance, 日本語.idn.icann.org contains Japanese characters.
domains  language  wiki  dreamhost 
7 days ago
Urplay.se: Världen: Pengar, pengar, pengar
Programledaren Philipp Enders reser till olika världsdelar och möter experter, ekonomer och filosofer som berättar om pengar ur olika perspektiv. Vilken betydelse har pengar och hur påverkar de våra liv? Vi får följa pengarnas historia, från att mynt började användas till dagens komplexa finansiella system.
documentaries  economics  politics  videos  history 
7 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Internationalized country code top-level domain
An ''internationalized country code top-level domain'' is a top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. IDN ccTLDs are specially encoded domain names that are displayed in an end user application, such as a web browser, in their language-native script or alphabet, such as the Arabic alphabet, or a non-alphabetic writing system, such as Chinese characters. IDN ccTLDs are an application of the internationalized domain name system to top-level Internet domains assigned to countries, or independent geographic regions.
domains  wiki  unicode  language  webdev 
7 days ago
Stackexchange.com: Move the DokuWiki data directory somewhere else?
you should not modify conf/dokuwiki.php it will be overwritten on update. Instead create a conf/local.php with the changed setting.
dokuwiki  wiki  webdev  forum-posts 
7 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Internationalized domain name
An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Tamil, Hebrew or the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics, such as French. These writing systems are encoded by computers in multi-byte Unicode. Internationalized domain names are stored in the Domain Name System as ASCII strings using Punycode transcription.
domains  wiki  unicode  language  webdev 
8 days ago
Nymag.com: The Rapid Evolution of Emoji, a Wordless Tongue
Consider the tilde. There it is, that little squiggle, hanging out on the far-upper-left-hand side of your ­computer keyboard. The symbol dates back to ancient Greece, though tilde comes from Spanish, and in modern English it’s used to indicate “approximately” (e.g., ~30 years) or “equivalence” (x ~ y) in mathematics. And, as of this year, according to a breakdown of the website emojitracker by Luminoso, a text-­analytics company, the tilde was surpassed in usage on Twitter by the emoji symbol for “
emoji  culture  history  articles  japan 
8 days ago
Fastcompany.com: The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)
[...] it is an international tale of drama, cultural differences, and near-disasters. This is that tale, told for the first time by the unsung heroes who brought poop to life. But to understand them, you first need to understand how emoji works.
culture  japan  articles  emoji 
8 days ago
News.ycombinator.com: My wife is co-authoring a review paper on this topic with the group from Zhongsh...
My wife is co-authoring a review paper on this topic with the group from Zhongshan. The rise in myopia prevalence is really quite staggering, especially among asians.

It's a long article, but the essential point is that insufficient time spent in bright light >10k lux (roughly corresponding to being in shade on a bright day) during early childhood increases the risk of developing myopia.

Normal eye growth requires dopamine which is released in a circadian fashion, which requires exposure to bright/daylight. Absence of this dopamine cycle may cause the eyeball to be more elongated, leading to refractive errors.

The precise number of hours needed to prevent myopia is difficult to say, but studies in schools with even 40-mins extra have shown benefit, and there's some evidence supporting 3+ hours/day.

Importantly, it doesn't seem to matter how much close-focal work kids do, such as computer use/studying, as long as they spend sufficient time in bright light. I'd consider setting up a study desk in front of a large window, and taking breaks at school outdoors instead of inside.
eyes  vision  science  health  hackernews  forum-posts 
8 days ago
Nature.com: The myopia boom
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
eyes  vision  science  health 
8 days ago
Kickstarter.com: COPYGATE - A documentary about Copyswede by Daniel Bramme
Vi gör en granskande dokumentär om Copyswede. We are making a documentary about the Swedish organisation Copyswede.
journalism  copyright  sweden  movies  documentaries  crowdfunding 
8 days ago
Goodreads.com: Quote by Warren Buffett: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my c...”
“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
quotes  politics  war 
8 days ago
Youtube.com: Episode 4. Photoshop - The Liquify Filter Made Easy.
Here is a crash course introduction on how to use the Liquify Filter in Adobe Photoshop.
tutorials  videos  photoshop  retouching  digital-imaging  photography 
8 days ago
Reuters.com: Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10
Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft's operating systems unit, announced the plan at the WinHEC technology conference in Shenzhen, China. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," he said in a telephone interview with Reuters.
articles  microsoft  windows10  windows  business 
8 days ago
We are a group of Apple customers that paid more than 2000 USD/EUR for a Macbook that is showing horrific stains in the screen. The stains start to appear after 12 to 18 months. They start in the screen borders and quickly expand, covering large areas of the screen. Apple hasn’t responded accordingly to this problem and have told us that this is a “cosmetic damage and it is not covered by the warranty”. Repair costs are around 800 USD/EUR with a 3 month warranty, so probably in 12 months the Macbook would start showing stains again. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9223197 ]
apple  hardware  monitor  macbook 
8 days ago
YouTube just put the final nail in the Loudness War’s coffin
YouTube have been using loudness normalisation on their music videos – and they’ve been doing it since December last year. Everything plays at a similar loudness, regardless of how it was mastered. And no-one has noticed.
music  compression  audio  youtube 
8 days ago
Wired.com: An Open Google Now Is About to Make Android Super Smart
Even more than clever one-off integrations, though, the move positions Google Now as the jump-off point for all your mobile Android needs. Not only will it fold the information you care most about into a single Google Now wrapper, it will help control the deluge of information and notifications that come with poking in and out of a dozen apps a day.
articles  google  automation  android  software 
9 days ago
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