Dazeddigital.com: Remembering the photographer who shot Seattle’s street youth
Read a rare interview with late documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who immortalised gritty youth in ‘Streetwise’.
photography  photographers-old  interviews 
1 hour ago
Geekwire.com: Google Domains: Useful for some small business owners, but useless in many cases
Payment was painless using Google Wallet. Domain pricing was good, but not the absolute lowest on the market. For geeky.domains, it was $30 through Google, $39.99 at GoDaddy plus an additional $7.99 if you want WHOIS privacy, $24.88 with 1-year of free privacy at Namecheap and $34.99 at Name.com plus $3.99 for WHOIS privacy.
domains  webdev  google  blog-posts  reviews 
1 hour ago
The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck
Today, Amazon is making a big step towards better typography on the Kindle. Not only are they unveiling Bookerly, the first typeface designed for the Kindle for scratch, but they're finally solving the Kindle's typesetting problems with an all-new layout engine that introduces better text justification, kerning, drop caps, image positioning, and more.
typography  kindle  reading  articles 
11 hours ago
SMSSecure — SMS encryption made easy
SMSSecure encrypts your text messages over the air and on your phone. [ https://github.com/SMSSecure/SMSSecure ]
encryption  sms  software  android  open-source 
11 hours ago
Wikipedia.org: Galápagos syndrome
alápagos syndrome (ガラパゴス化 Garapagosu-ka?) is a term of Japanese origin, which refers to an isolated development branch of a globally available product. The term is a reference to similar phenomena Charles Darwin encountered in the Galápagos Islands, with its isolated flora and fauna, which were key observations in the development of Evolutionary Theory.
japan  mobile  telephony  hardware  culture 
12 hours ago
Stalking Your Friends with Facebook Messenger
As you may know, when you send a message from the Messenger app there is an option to send your location with it. What I realized was that almost every other message in my chats had a location attached to it, so I decided to have some fun with this data. I wrote a Chrome extension for the Facebook Messenger page (https://www.facebook.com/messages/) that scrapes all this location data and plots it on a map. You can get this extension here and play around with it on your message data.
extensions  chrome  facebook  gps  blog-posts 
16 hours ago
Record a conversation with anyone, anywhere in the world, on any device, and have it sound like you're in the same room at the same time.
software  android  ios  podcasting 
17 hours ago
SwedenAbroad — Reseinformation Nordkorea
Turister och besökare kan uppleva svårigheter med att få kontakt med nordkoreaner, möjligheterna till interaktion utöver strikt arrangerade ceremonier och ritualer är begränsade.
northkorea  travel  swedish 
18 hours ago
ONA — The Berlin II
Created to celebrate 100 years of Leica photography, the Berlin II is specifically designed for the Leica M-System. The Berlin II is handcrafted with full-grain leather that will develop a rich patina over time.

The signature Leica red interior is fully customizable, padded with premium closed-cell foam, and can accommodate one Leica M-System camera, up to three lenses, a tablet and small personal items. The Berlin II also features a zipped organizer pocket, a convenient removable top-grab handle, gunmetal buckles, one signature red rivet and a streamlined back pocket.
bags  photography  photogear  leica 
19 hours ago
Ieee.org: Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here
A briefcase-size radio weapon could wreak havoc in our networked world.
articles  war  security  electriticty  magnet 
Web vs. native: let’s concede defeat
I feel it’s time to revisit the web vs. native debate, and concede defeat — or, at least, concede that the web cannot, and should not, compete with native when it comes to complex, app-like structures.
mobile  blog-posts  webdev  programming 
Wikipedia.org: Lenticular cloud
Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Because of their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings.
nature  wiki  clouds 
Unicode is Kind of Insane
Unicode is one greatest standards of the modern age, but its simple appearance hides an insane level of complexity. Unicode aims to represent every possible character in every possible language in a single character encoding. Its an ambitious undertaking, the current version has mapped 113 thousand distinct characters to code points in Unicode - each one of which is given a unique name and description. Basically every language ever written can be encoded with Unicode now. Even dead languages like Phoenician, Aramaic and the Ancient Greek 'Linear A' script all have code points assigned. Linear A hasn't even been deciphered yet, so there are characters in Unicode that no-one knows what they actually represent!
programming  unicode  blog-posts  language 
Bbc.com: Viewpoint: Why do people waste so much time at the office?
The workplace is where people go to work. But much of the day is increasingly padded out with less productive activities, writes Peter Fleming.
articles  work  politics  culture 
This is an experimental project to see the feasibility and issues with making a backup of the Internet Archive.
archive.org  crowdsourcing  preservation  security  backup 
Dn.se: Roland Paulsen om Jan Björklund och den tomma kunskapen
I morgon medverkar förre utbildningsminister Jan Björklund i ”Smartare än en femteklassare?” ”Han visar att det kanske inte ens är viktigt att veta vilka färger talgoxen har”, skriver Roland Paulsen.
politics  swedish  fun  articles 
2 days ago
The Bohemian Blog — Welcome to Ordos, China: The World’s Largest “Ghost City”
Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only 2% of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to decay, abandoned mid-construction, earning Ordos the title of China’s Ghost City.
economics  articles  china  cities 
2 days ago
In Sweden, traditional tabloid rivals are taking their battle to viral sites
Stockholm’s two major evening tabloids have started competing BuzzFeed imitators this year, and the same aggregator moves we’ve seen in the U.S. are playing out abroad.
journalism  sweden  articles  business 
2 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Purple drank
Purple drank is a slang term for a concoction which includes a prescription-strength cough syrup used in a manner inconsistent with its labeling, as a recreational drug. The mixture became popular in the hip hop community in the southern United States, originating in Houston.
wiki  culture  hiphop  drugs  drinks  alcohol  medicine 
2 days ago
Acm.org: Privacy Behaviors After Snowden
Mass media have been reporting on global-scale state surveillance following former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden's exposure of PRISM in June 2013. Extensive, continuing news coverage makes this revelation a natural experiment. In a longitudinal study from May 2013 to January 2014, I examined the immediate and longer-term effects on Web use in the U.S. I combined evidence of privacy self-protection and behaviors indicating an interest in privacy. Users' interest rose after the PRISM revelation but returned to and even fell below original levels despite continuing media coverage. I found no sustained growth in the user base of privacy-enhancing technologies (such as anonymizing proxies). The worldwide public revelation of PRISM affected individuals' interest less than other breaking news concerning sports and gossip. My results challenge the assumption that Web users would start to care more about their privacy following a major privacy incident. The continued reporting on state surveillance by the media contrasts with the public's quickly faded interest.

Many details about PRISM and related cyberintelligence initiatives, including Tempora and XKeyScore, are still unknown by the public, though news coverage following June 6, 2013 was thorough and steady. For the first time since 2009, the U.S. national newspaper USA Today reported on government surveillance on its front page, and The Washington Post ran a front-page article on the invasion of privacy for the first time in 2013, prompting contentious discussion of the revelations among privacy experts, as well as politicians and advocates, worldwide. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9598512 ]
science  security  surveillance  privacy  articles 
2 days ago
Github.com: ricochet
Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging.
tor  encryption  instant-messaging  open-source  software 
2 days ago
Kungsbygget.com: Sommarrodel
Sommarrodel är en fantastisk upplevelse för människor i alla åldrar. Man behöver inte vara rodelexpert för att åka sommarrodel, du bestämmer tempot själv. Med hastighetsreglaget kan du bromsa upp eller öka farten på kälken. Redan efter tre åk är du en proffsig rodelåkare! Hela 935 meter slingrar sig banan ner genom skog och mark. Ensam eller två på en rodel, hur som helst kommer du att bli begeistrad av denna fantastiska fritidsupplevelse.
travel  swedish  sweden  sport 
2 days ago
Reddit.com/r/Nexus5/: Lens correction profiles for Nexus 5 RAW images
If you have been shooting RAW with the Neuxs 5, you may have noticed that the DNG files it produces have very severe vignetting issues as well as a little bit of distortion (example). I measured the distortion and vignetting parameters using hugin and lensfun's tools, and now darktable is able to correct the image above to this. As you can see, the uncorrected RAW image actually had a little bit of pincushion-type distortion.

You can get the lens correction profile for lensfun (a lens correction library used by multiple open source RAW editors like darktable and ufraw) at:


I will also mail the profile to lensfun's maintainers so that it can be included in the next release, meanwhile you must put the file in one of the directories lensfun will search for profiles (check manual) for it to work.
lenses  nexus5  digital-imaging  photography  reddit 
2 days ago
Tracking Protection for Firefox at Web 2.0 Security and Privacy 2015
Advertising does not make content free. It merely externalizes the costs in a way that incentivizes malicious or incompetent players to build things likeSuperfish, infect 1 in 20 machines with ad injection malware, and create sites that require unsafe plugins and take twice as many resources to load, quite expensive in terms of bandwidth, power, and stability.
ads  privacy  browser  benchmarks  firefox  science  blog-posts 
3 days ago
The NoPhone
Phone addiction is real. And it's everywhere. It's ruining your dates. It's distracting you at concerts. It's disrupting you in movie theaters. It's clogging up sidewalks. Now, there is a real solution.
Introducing the NoPhone, a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact. With a thin, light and completely wireless design, the NoPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment. Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.
fun  telephony  mobile 
3 days ago
Addons.mozilla.org: ImportExportTools
Adds some tools to import and export folders and messages.
email  conversion  software  extensions  thunderbird 
6 days ago
Nationalgeographic.com: The Evolution of Diet - National Geographic
Some experts say modern humans should eat from a Stone Age menu. What's on it may surprise you.
food  health  history  science  articles 
6 days ago
TrenchBroom is a cross-platform level editor for the Quake engine. It has a different approach than other editors. I believe that the traditional approach, where you work primarily in 2D views, forces you to think in 2D rather than in 3D. That is why this editor does not have 2D views at all - you do all work in one single 3D view.
quake  3d  software  open-source  maps  apple  osx  windows 
7 days ago
How I Built a Custom DIY Photo Booth for Weddings and Events
I’m photographer John Nakatsu of K+J Studios based out of Seattle, and in this post I will share a step-by-step account of how I made a photo booth for weddings and events.
photography  weddings  tutorials  blog-posts 
8 days ago
Here's a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw
I already moved the Highlights slider down to -100 and it’s still pretty white. I want to go past -100. So grab the graduated filter tool — the G key or the button that looks like a vertical gradient in the row of buttons along the top. The sliders on the right change to the various things your filter can affect: highlights, shadows, sharpness, etc. Right click on the minus icon to the left of the highlights slider. By right clicking, I not only move the highlights slider down, I also reset all other sliders to their default position. I then drag highlights all the way to -100. Now I apply the filter by clicking very close to the bottom right corner, and then dragging the gradient diagonally off the bottom right corner of the image. There’s nothing special about the bottom right, the idea is just to start near an edge/corner, and finish just outside of that same edge/corner. That way the gradient crosses the entire image, and is at full intensity all the way through. The pink here is just a preview mask to show what part of the image is being covered… as you can see, it’s affecting everything evenly.
blog-posts  lightroom  tutorials  digital-imaging 
8 days ago
Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.
The obesity problem has little to do with our sedentary lifestyles.
articles  health  exercise 
10 days ago
Wsj.com: Use Stress to Your Advantage
To perform under pressure, research finds that welcoming anxiety is more helpful than calming down.
psychology  science  articles 
10 days ago
101: Vintage Electronic Flash
When buying cameras off eBay, or checking them out at secondhand shops, it’s very common for a vintage camera kit to include some weird, funky-looking old flash unit. Today, these retro strobes are practically being given away. So I’m sure many of you have asked the question: Are they still good for anything?
flash  history  photography  references 
13 days ago
Youtube.com: The Fight to Preserve Dead Video Games - The Point
PT has been taken off the PlayStation Network. But it's only one of thousands of games that will be lost to time unless copyright law changes. Danny travels to the Oakland Museum of Arts and Digital Entertainment to uncover the sad, legal truths restricting game preservation.
preservation  games  videos  museum  archiving  history 
13 days ago
Svd.se: Låg nivå i Coops propagandafilm
Men för den som har lite vana vid att tolka den här typen av information reduceras skrämskotten till små puffar från en leksakspistol. Detta blir uppenbart om man tar en titt på figur 6 i den underliggande IVL-rapporten. Där framgår det – och understryks av rapportförfattarna – att de uppmätta halterna av bekämpningsmedel ligger långt under (tio- till hundrafalt) de halter som gäller som gränsvärde i livsmedel. Till detta ska läggas – och även detta understryks av artikelförfattarna – att ansvariga myndigheter i sin tur använder en säkerhetsmarginal om hundra gånger. Med detta menas att det gränsvärde som man anger är hundra gånger lägre än den lägsta halt som har visats ha några effekter i djurförsök.

Hundra gånger tio blir tusen, och hundra gånger hundra blir tiotusen. Med andra ord: Coop skrämmer konsumenterna genom att presentera en undersökning där försökspersonerna har halter av bekämpningsmedel som uppgår till mellan en tusendel och en tiotusendel av de halter som vetenskapligt kan visas ha någon effekt. Man får anstränga sig för att höra puffarna från leksakspistolen.
food  articles  organic  health  science  swedish 
13 days ago
Scientificamerican.com: Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture
People believe a lot of things that we have little to no evidence for, like that vikings wore horned helmets or that you can see the Great Wall of China from space. One of the things I like to do on my blogs is bust commonly held myths that I think matter. For example, I get really annoyed when I hear someone say sharks don't get cancer (I'll save that rant for another day). From now onward, posts that attack conventionally believed untruths will fall under a series I'm going to call "Mythbusting 101."
food  articles  organic  science  health 
13 days ago
Best SD Memory Card For The Sony A7II, A7r, A7s
Kingston 64GB SDXC Class 10 / U3; 88.1 MB/s read; 74.3 write.
photography  storage  compare  benchmarks 
14 days ago
Best SD Memory Card For The Sony A7II, A7r, A7s
The calculation of the camera write speed is wrong. Assuming image size of 50 MB and 1.5 fps, the write speed is 50 MB/f x 1.5 f/s = 75 MB/s. You should multiply by 1.5, not divide. Assuming 60 MB image size gives camera write speed of 90 MB/s. Maybe you should consider upgrading to a 95 MB/s memory card after all...
math  cameras  photography  storage  forum-posts 
14 days ago
Nasa.gov: Sunset in Mars' Gale Crater
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.
space  photos 
14 days ago
Dpanswers.com: Flash: Metz 30 BCT4
Generic flash.
Head: Fixed 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, 0° to +75° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only..
No built-in wireless modes.
Features: Sync. socket.
Trigger voltage: 200 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/500 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 30.
Discontinued: Yes.
flash  photography 
14 days ago
Fujifilmusa.com: X100 — What is the trigger voltage?
What is the trigger voltage?

The trigger voltage can take a maximum of 40v. We do not recommended the use of strobes with a higher volage without a voltage regulator or a sync filter.
cameras  fujifilm  x100  flash 
14 days ago
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. With over 25 years of development, Fusion has been used on over 1000 major Hollywood blockbuster feature films! Fusion features an easy and powerful node based interface so you can construct complex effects simply by connecting various types of processing together. That’s super easy and extremely fast! You get a massive range of features and effects included, so you can create exciting broadcast graphics, television commercials, dramatic title sequences and even major feature film visual effects!
3d  software  video 
14 days ago
Fujixseries.com: Using an old flash
The maximum trigger voltage the X-100 can accept is 50Volts. We hope this information helps.
x100  flash  forum-posts  cameras  photography 
15 days ago
Introducing Xubuntu core
Xubuntu core is a slimmed down version of Xubuntu that doesn’t come with all the additional features of a full and modern desktop. We essentially only ship Xfce and the basic look and feel of Xubuntu, so there will be no office suite, media players, et cetera.
ubuntu  linux  cd  distros 
15 days ago
Cloud Flipper
Cloud Flipper is a free service which which converts a SoundCloud personal dashboard or profile page into an RSS XML feed. The resulting URL, which consists of the Cloud Flipper URL + your SoundCloud URL, can then be subscribed to directly from the RSS reader of your choice.
rss  conversion  music  audio  tools 
15 days ago
Youtube.com: Mega Man X and X2 - Multitask Challenge (Simultaneous Runs, Same Input)
Both games played simultaneously with the same input. I love a challenge, so I proposed this synchronized playthrough to myself. It's not a fully optimized or perfect run to be taken seriously, but something intense & challenging I wanted to put myself to the test with. Enjoy!
snes  games  videos  nintendo 
15 days ago
Per Schlingmann: Arbetslinjen är död – länge leve arbetslusten
Innebär då detta ett slut för idén om full sysselsättning och arbetslinjen? Svaret är sannolikt ja i meningen att vi nog inte längre kommer att kunna utveckla ekonomier där stora aktörer långsiktigt skapar stora mängder jobb. Jobbmaskinernas tid är förbi. Politikens förmåga att planera och styra minskar. Vi måste sluta tänka i system. Jobb och företag kommer framöver att se annorlunda ut. Livslånga nio till fem-jobb kommer vi att ta del av på museum. Jobb och företag kommer att finnas kortare tid och mer svara mot direkta uppgifter som måste lösas. Alltmedan människan lever längre så kommer företag och jobb att leva kortare och tuffare liv.
work  swedish  articles  politics 
15 days ago
TYCOON BOOKS — Publisher of books on art and photography
Tycoon Books is a Tokyo based independent publisher established by Taro Serikawa and Yosuke Watanabe in 2009. Our mission is to discover new talents from the world and introduce them by way of publishing. We conrtibute to the publishing culture through publishing artist books in an original way that only a small independent publisher can do, and deliver the books to the audience across the world.
photography  books  publishers 
17 days ago
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