Is vitamin D really a cure-all – and how should we get our fix?
Evidence is growing that the ‘sunshine vitamin’ helps protect against a wide range of conditions including cancers.
nutrition  health  articles 
13 hours ago
Wikipedia.org: Blacka Musik
1983 startade den ideella föreningen Blacka Musik. Efter ett telefonsamtal från Rikskonserter som i uppdrag av Norrköpings kommuns 600årsfirandet, som sökte orter i kommunens ytterkant som ville vara med, startades ett karneval/festivalprojektet i Skärblacka. De då unga engagerade skärblackabanden Kalle Baah, NBF, Under våren, Why Not och Just Därför tog i samband med detta över ett oanvänt musikrum på fritidsgården. Detta blev fröet till Blacka Musik. På bara en vecka kom tolv nya band, de flesta inom reggae. Som mest var det 22 aktiva reggaeband i Skärblacka.
music  swedish  sweden  history  reggae 
13 hours ago
New Sony A7r III Color Processing Is Now Quite Beautiful
I’ve heard rumors the new Sony A7r III has improved the way it handles colors but have never really seen any samples. When the Sony A7rIII arrived it was the first thing I noticed, and wow! I feel like the colors are somewhere between the look of Nikon and Olympus with very soft and neutral tones. Previous Sony profiles were pretty rough, harsh and digital, especially when shooting in mixed lighting. You almost always had to adjust the colors to get things looking natural, especially when dealing with skin tones where things were a bit pink with notes of harsh yellows. This has all been improved and overall feels like the camera is now smarter when trying rendering accurate colors. There is still something about the yellows that scream Sony to me with the Standard profile, but at least my daughter doesn’t look like the Simpsons anymore and the colors all around feel more natural.
color  sony  photography  blog-posts 
15 hours ago
Internet Girlfriend Club
This is a web-zine about teen love on a very different internet.
articles  netart  internet  magazines  homepages  history 
10 Ways To Explore The Internet Archive For Free
The Internet Archive is a treasure trove of fascinating media, texts, and ephemera. Items that if they didn’t exist here, would be lost forever. Yet so many of our community members have difficulty describing what exactly it is…that we do here. Most people know us for the Wayback Machine, but we are so much more. To that end, we’ve put together a fun and useful guide to exploring the Archive. So, grab your flashlight and pith hat and let your digital adventure begin…
archive.org  blog-posts 
Salsa Journeyman, New Gravel and All-road Bike
Salsa just unveiled the Journeyman, a new gravel/all-road bike with clearance for 650b x 2.2″ or 700c x 50mm tires and plenty of bikepacking-friendly features. Priced at $899 or $1,099, the Journeyman seems to be quite a bargain for those looking to dabble in backroad wandering or gravel road adventure.
bikes  cycling  blog-posts 
Can CopperheadOS be built and supported on the N5X after November 2018?
It won't be possible to have full security updates after November 2018. It would be possible to continue applying AOSP security patches, without patches for device-specific vulnerabilities. The open-source code (i.e. not firmware, etc.) could still be maintained to some extent but no one has done a good job of that with past Nexus devices and it's somewhat pointless with unfixed critical vulnerabilities in firmware. If you aren't going to move to a CopperheadOS Pixel (XL) / Pixel 2 (XL) / Pixel 3 (XL), I would recommend moving to a decent Android One device with security updates rather than using CopperheadOS past the end-of-life date. That recommendation holds whether or not we receive funding to continue doing AOSP security updates after the end-of-life date. Partial security updates without firmware updates aren't going to keep the devices reasonably secure.
security  android  os  forum-posts  reddit 
The Times tech columnist ‘unplugged’ from the internet. Except he didn’t
So many writers have produced “I went offline, and here is what I learned” stories that they became a tedious cliché years ago. Cliché or no, however, those stories had one thing in common: the writers of them all actually went offline. Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for The New York Times, took a different tack. He didn’t go offline at all: he just said he did, in a widely discussed column. Manjoo wrote about what he learned from his two months away from social media, and dispensed avuncular advice to his readers about the benefits of slowing down one’s news consumption.
journalism  netcritique  articles 
Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web
The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power among a few companies ‘controlling which ideas are shared’.
netcritique  internet  articles 
Guide to Sony a7 III Camera Menu Settings Hacks
Here’s a list of settings you’ll want to change as soon as you get the camera.
sony  cameras  tutorials  blog-posts  photography 
An Inside Look at the Rokinon 50mm AF FE Autofocus Lens
This lens was a pleasant surprise. No, it’s not built like a tank. But it is built like a small, efficient, well-constructed lens. With some of the previous Samyang / Rokinon lenses we disassemble them going “Oh, that’s going to break. This could be a problem.” We didn’t see any obvious weak points like that with this lens. It’s a clear step up in construction quality. It should be, it’s also a step up in price point. We also were very, very pleasantly surprised by the adjustable elements in this lens. For those of you who don’t know, many inexpensive lenses (and some quite expensive ones) are often simple stacks of ‘element – spacer – element – spacer.’ There’s no optical adjustment that can be done. What you get is what you get, and what you get is often decentered. So another pleasant surprise.
lenses  sony  reviews  photography  blog-posts  repair 
The Man Who Knew Too Little
The most ignorant man in America knows that Donald Trump is president — but that’s about it. Living a liberal fantasy is complicated.
news  journalism  articles  psychology  usa  politics 
2 days ago
Bicycle Helmets for Babies?
Summary: Babies must be at least one year old before you try them in a bike trailer or seat. This page highlights what we believe to be the risks of taking your baby along. It discusses advantages of baby seats and trailers. There is an opposing view at the bottom.
safety  children  cycling  helmets 
2 days ago
The Death of Beautiful Rendition and 3D Pop on Modern Lenses
With the release of high-quality modern lenses that are made to satisfy our insatiable appetite for sharpness, it seems that they also come with a curse. Unlike older classics that shone with their stunning look and feel, along with their beautiful rendition qualities that resulted in particularly attractive photographs with subjects popping out of the scene (also known as “3D pop”), it seems like modern lenses are no longer equipped to give us this magic – they are made to look flat and dull, lacking the character of the old classics. In this article, we will go through a number of different images shot with modern lenses and compare them to their classic counterparts and see how they do. Grab a cup of coffee, sit tight and put on your glasses, because you will need them. And yes, that even applies to those with 20/20 vision.
blog-posts  lenses  optics  photography 
3 days ago
Micro Contrast and the ZEISS 'Pop'
Over about a decade of shooting ZEISS lenses and all the major brands and 3rd party lenses, I’ve developed a sense of what I like in the final image—and that involves contrast, particularly high micro contrast. Learn more about what that means for your images.
lenses  optics  photography 
3 days ago
Print Resolution Calculator
This calculator computes the required minimum resolution needed to satisfy human visual acuity for a given size print at a given viewing distance. Further it calculates the aperture that will be diffraction limited for that resolution. See notes and theory below the calculator for the details.
printing  photography  tools 
4 days ago
A Simple program which writes an empty text file every few minutes to your external hard disk drive to keep it from going into auto-sleep mode.
software  open-source  utilities  hdd  storage  sleep  windows 
4 days ago
A comparison to the mini-speedlights for Fuji: Godox TT350 and Nissin i40
All in all the only advantages the i40 has over the TT350 is a tiny bit more power (which I doubt you'd clock in the shot), a more intuitive menu and its 360 degree rotation. I'm sorry (for Nissin) to say that the Godox TT350 totally trumps it on all other fronts, it's lighter with batteries in, its radio functions are way more advanced at literally less than half the price. And with full radio compatibility with a bigger range of Godox flashes including the pocket speedlight/barebulb AD200, it's a no brainer to go for Godox, you can buy it directly below!
flash  reviews  photography  blog-posts  compare 
4 days ago
Lossy GIF compressor
This is an encoder (based on gifsicle) which implements lossy LZW compression. It can reduce animgif file sizes by 30%—50% at a cost of some dithering/noise. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16573627 ]
animation  gif  video  software  cli  encoding  compression 
4 days ago
Introducing the Web Media Extension Package with OGG Vorbis and Theora support for Microsoft Edge
We’ve heard requests from many of our customers to support additional open-source formats in order to access a broader set of content on the web. To address this, we recently added support for the WebM container format and the VP9 and Opus codecs on supported hardware.
fileformats  audio  compression  ie  microsoft  development  blog-posts 
4 days ago
The Lifecycle of Lead Generation Channels
This article is the second part of a series of two posts extracted from a workshop focused on lead generation that we held during our Point Nine SaaS Founder Meetup. If you want to be kept informed of our new posts you can subscribe to our content newsletter or follow our Medium channel.
blog-posts  business  netcritique  services 
5 days ago
Sleeping in rooms with even a little light can increase risk of depression
Checking in two years after their baseline measurements, those exposed to more than five “lux” of light each night had higher rates of depression. That standard measure, one “lux,” is the amount of light that shines from a candle if you are sitting 1 meter away. […] Only about 150 people in the study had nighttime bedrooms with more than 5 lux of light, but that group showed a 65 percent increased chance of developing depression after two years.
sleep  psychology  articles  science 
5 days ago
How to write an IRC bot
My disdain for Slack and many other Silicon Valley chat clients is well known, as is my undying love for IRC. With Slack making the news lately after their recent decision to disable the IRC and XMPP gateways in a classic Embrace Extend Extinguish move, they’ve been on my mind and I feel like writing about them more. Let’s compare writing a bot for Slack with writing an IRC bot.
irc  instant-messaging  chat  blog-posts  software  development  tutorials 
5 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Embrace, extend, and extinguish
"Embrace, extend, and extinguish", also known as "Embrace, extend, and exterminate", is a phrase that the U.S. Department of Justice found was used internally by Microsoft to describe its strategy for entering product categories involving widely used standards, extending those standards with proprietary capabilities, and then using those differences to disadvantage its competitors.
business  microsoft  wiki  history 
5 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Gatubelysning i Stockholm
Gatubelysningen i Stockholm var under många århundraden en privat angelägenhet. Den första kända förordningen om ”lyshållning” i Sverige är från 1697 och gällde Riddarholmen i Stockholm. Först 1749 kom en kunglig förordning om allmän gatulyshållning som föreskrev att fastighetsägarna skulle hålla lyktor tända under den mörka årstiden från mörkrets inbrott till midnatt, med undantag för ljusa månnätter. Staden bidrog med 97 lyktor som placerades på stadens byggnader, på allmänna platser, vid hamnar och på broar.
history  stockholm  swedish  sweden  lighting  cities  wiki 
5 days ago
Slack's bait and switch
We all know the real reason Slack has closed off their gateways. Their business model dictates that they should. Slack's business model is to record everything said in a workspace and then to sell you access to their record of your conversations. They're a typical walled garden, information silo or Siren Server. So they have to close everything off, to make sure that people can't extract their conversations out of the silo. We saw it with Google, who built Gtalk on XMPP and even federated with other XMPP servers, only to later stop federation and XMPP support in favour of trying to herd the digital cattle into the Google+ enclosure. Facebook, who also built their chat app on XMPP at first allowed 3rd party XMPP clients to connect and then later dropped interoperability.

Twitter, although not using or supporting XMPP, had a vibrant 3rd party client ecosystem which they killed off once they felt big enough. Slack, like so many others before them, pretend to care about interoperability, opening up just so slightly, so that they can lure in people with the promise of "openness", before eventually closing the gate once they've achieved sufficient size and lock-in.
chat  irc  xmpp  standards  instant-messaging  blog-posts  business 
5 days ago
The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’
Its defenders claim to be standing up for uncomfortable truths, but race science is still as bogus as ever.
racism  science  articles 
6 days ago
This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town
Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.
bitcoin  articles 
6 days ago
Spotify ilsknade till på deras forskning – nu kommer boken som avslöjar allt - HELGSPECIAL
Forskaren Rasmus Fleischer delade med sig av inte helt smickrande detaljer om Spotifys tidiga historia. Kort därefter krävde musiktjänsten att Vetenskapsrådet skulle "agera resolut" mot forskningsprojektet han är knuten till. Det lyckades inte – och nu ges resultatet av forskningen ut i bokform. "Det blev väl obekvämt för Spotify", säger Rasmus Fleischer till VA.
articles  spotify  business  streaming 
6 days ago
Youtube.com: Rokinon 35mm 1.4 AF vs Zeiss 35mm 1.4 Autofocus Comparison
The Rokinon keeps up pretty well, but Test 9 really shows a big difference in low light.
lenses  reviews  videos  compare  autofocus 
9 days ago
Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.4 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 6
Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.4 is my new favorite within the bunch so far. I managed to get one for 80 USD including shipping and I doubt you can find better deal for f1.4 lens.
lenses  photography  reviews 
9 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Dérive
The dérive (French: [de.ʁiv], "drift") is a revolutionary strategy originally put forward in the "Theory of the Dérive" (1956) by Guy Debord, a member at the time of the Letterist International. Debord defines the dérive as "a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances." It is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, in which participants drop their everyday relations and "let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there".
maps  geography  cities  urbanplanning  walking  wiki 
9 days ago
SimWorks by Honjo
The world most beautiful aluminum mud guard is made in a small factory located in Sumida district, TOKYO. Since 1949, their guards have been attached to variety of bicycles such as Randonneur, Tourer, and Sportif and provided a brilliant design and function in their history.
bikes  cycling  fenders 
10 days ago
Google Employees “Outraged” Their Tech Is Being Used to Build Better Killing Machines
Last fall, onetime Google C.E.O. and current Alphabet board member Eric Schmidt neatly summed up the ethical concerns of those in Silicon Valley about contributing to military initiatives. “There’s a general concern in the tech community of somehow the military-industrial complex using their stuff to kill people incorrectly,” he said, but added that despite being a member of the Defense Innovation Board, where he’s advised the Defense Department on matters relating to tech, there remained a clear line in the sand: “I can’t suggest Alphabet things inside the military,” he said, ”nor would I ever do that.” It seems that Google, however, has made no such distinction. Though the company claimed back in 2013 to have no ambitions to become a military contractor in its own right, according to Gizmodo, the tech giant has quietly partnered with the Department of Defense to help the federal agency develop artificial intelligence to analyze footage from drones. When news of the pilot project, which is the company’s first with the Defense Department’s Project Maven, was circulated on an internal mailing list, some Google employees were reportedly “outraged” and “concerned” that the company would offer its services for drone-related surveillance technology.
drones  war  google  articles  ai 
10 days ago
For baby's brain to benefit, read the right books at the right time
Not all books are created equal. The books that parents should read to six- and nine-month-olds will likely be different than those they read to two-year-olds, which will likely be different than those appropriate for four-year-olds who are getting ready to read on their own. In other words, to reap the benefits of shared book reading during infancy, we need to be reading our little ones the right books at the right time. For infants, finding books that name different characters may lead to higher-quality shared book reading experiences and result in the learning and brain development benefits we find in our studies. All infants are unique, so parents should try to find books that interest their baby.
articles  science  children 
11 days ago
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