Etc.se: Calmfors har kämpat för sänkta löner i 25 år
En 18-åring på McDonald’s tjänar 16 000 kronor i månaden. För mycket, anser ekonomiprofessorn Lars Calmfors. Dagens ETC:s granskning visar att han i 25 års tid, oavsett arbetslöshetsnivåer eller konjunkturläge, gång på gång krävt lägre löner. Han upprepar samma sak oavsett hur världen ser ut. Det är intellektuellt ospännande, säger LO-ekonomen Dan Andersson.
economics  work  swedish  articles  politics 
20 hours ago
Youtube.com: DJ Trexx - A Union of Peace, Love and Bass
DJ Trexx "A Union of Peace, Love and Bass" - Happy Hardcore video edit. Grotesco...
videos  music  humour  eurodance 
21 hours ago
Youtube.com: Hands on with the Qualcomm Snapdragon ultrasound Digital Pen at CES 2014
Qualcomm introduced an ultrasound digital pen at CES 2014. With a special pen, you can write on any piece of paper or notepad and it will be transcribed to your tablet. This feature is part of the new Snapdragon 805 and requires 5 speakers for it to work. Check out this quick hands on.
pens  hardware  digitization  writing  videos  paper 
Svd.se: Strandskyddet bör nyanseras
Sverige är ett land med osedvanligt god tillgång på obebyggda stränder. Lämpligheten med generella byggförbud som dagens strandskydd kan starkt ifrågasättas. Vi vill därför att staten gör en mer genomgripande översyn av strandskyddet, skriver flera debattörer.
politics  swedish  nature  waybackmachined  water 
Modrenman.com: Whither print.css? A Rallying Cry for a Web That’s Fit to Print
In the age of Instapaper and #longform buzzwords, I still prefer printing articles that won’t be finished in one sitting, ever since I got my laser printer. Somehow, however, accommodating this proclivity is a huge pain. This is what the current flow chart for printing from websites looks like. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7608683 ]
printing  webdev  css  blog-posts 
Dpreview.com: It is lossy compression, with visible artifacts (links included)
It is lossy, and worse than Nikon's optional lossy compression:


"Let’s start with the 11-bit thing. Sony always uses compression in storing raw files. The way they do that is quite clever. They slice each pixel row into 32 pixel blocks. In a Bayer sensor, that means two colors, each with 16 data points). For each 16 pixels of a color, Sony looks at the minimum and maximum pixel values for each and stores that. For the other 14 pixels they store a 7-bit value that is offset from the minimum value. In essence, they get 32 pixel values stored in 16 bytes, when normally 11-bit storage for that data should take 44 bytes.

This is not lossless compression. It is highly lossy. Nor is it visually lossless. That’s because when you have an extreme set of values in the 32-pixel block (e.g. sun peaking out from behind tree edge), you get posterization of data. Don’t believe me? See this article


which describes it better than I can in the limited space of a review. Indeed, every A7/A7r owner should probably have a copy of RawDigger so that they can understand exactly where the issues in their raw files lay. Even Nikon’s optional visually lossless compression scheme does a better job at this, as it hides its posterization only in very bright values that our eyes just don’t resolve."
sony  a7  raw  dng  forum-posts  digital-imaging  photography 
Fredmiranda.com: Sony A7 raw files
Now Apple is aware and has published a known concern about converting RAW files with embedded barrel distortion correction. According to Apple, DNG converter automatically uses a linear conversion for these files, which is unsupported by OS X. I figured, I would be able to defeat this by turning off ALL corrections including Lens and Noise Reduction, but no such luck. It appears as though no matter what is turned off, Sony is still embedding corrections within the file, that it is not doing with unknown adapted lenses. Whether this is a metadata fix, or correction applied to the RAW itself is beyond me.
sony  a7  raw  dng  forum-posts  digital-imaging  photography 
Foreign & Domestic - photographs from Mark Alor Powell & Hannah Pierce-Carlson
Depending on whom you ask, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of photography’s “new ubiquity.” In 2004, three years before the iPhone, Flickr was launched, empowering digital-savvy photographers to develop, grow, and share their work with the world, while reaching entirely new audiences.
blog-posts  photography 
Naturvardsverket.se: Går det att förbjuda biltvätt på gatan? - Vägledningar
Det är inte möjligt för en kommun att utfärda ett generellt förbud mot biltvätt på gatan enligt miljöbalken. Ett förbud enligt lokala hälsoskyddsföreskrifter är också tveksamt. Det är bättre att motivera bilägarna att välja ett mindre miljöskadligt alternativ med hjälp av information.
law  swedish  environment  cars  waybackmachined 
Github.com: jekyll-press
Minifier plugin for jekyll. Minifies all html, js, css files. Simple just drop it in solution. No Java required.
jekyll  staticsitegenerator  plugins  webdev 
Youtube.com: Helix full ride POV
First POV film published from Helix. Lisebergs new roller coaster 2014.
rollercoaster  videos  göteborg  sweden 
2 days ago
British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube
Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world. [ http://www.openculture.com/2014/04/free-british-pathe-puts-over-85000-historical-films-on-youtube.html ]
blog-posts  youtube  history  documentaries  archive  waybackmachined 
2 days ago
Nyheter24.se: MP-riksdagsledamot beställde utredning – om chemtrails
Den miljöpartistiske riksdagsledamoten Jan Lindholm såg till att riksdagens utredningstjänst kollade upp chemtrails.
– Jag är en nyfiken person, säger han till Nyheter24.

Jan Lindholm är miljöpartistisk riksdagsledamot och ledamot i civilutskottet. Han är också intresserad av den populära konspirationsteorin om chemtrails.

Faktum är att han är så intresserad att han vid ett tillfälle "för något år sedan" bad riksdagens utredningstjänst (RUT) att utreda kring förekomsten av dessa.

– Ja, så är det, säger han till Nyheter24 och fortsätter:

– Jag är en väldigt nyfiken person och när jag får information vill jag gärna kolla upp om det är någonting att jobba vidare på.

"Valt att inte jobba vidare med det"

I det här fallet har han dock valt att inte gå vidare med chemtrails – även om utredningarna inte var helt perfekta.

– De gav ju inte några absoluta svar om huruvida det existerar.

Tror du att chemtrails existerar?

– Du kan väl titta på utredningarna själv och bilda dig en egen uppfattning men jag har i alla fall valt att inte jobba vidare med det, säger Lindholm till Nyheter24.

Flera som håller med

Tidigare har Miljöpartiets gruppledare i Vingåker, Pernilla Hagberg, uttalat sig om den högst eventuella förekomsten av just chemtrails.

– Chemtrails innehåller olika blandningar av kemikalier och ibland även virus. Det är så störande, på en klarblå himmel ser man dem och de ligger kvar hela dagen. Sedan blir det ingen mer sol den dagen, sa hon till Katrineholms-Kuriren.

Hon var också rätt säker på vilka som låg bakom.

– Det är något som styrs från USA och Ryssland. Det har med det militära att göra, CIA och NSA, sa hon till Katrineholms-Kuriren.
articles  politics  swedish  fun  conspiracy 
3 days ago
Wired.com: Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy
Project Ara is Google’s attempt to reinvent the cellphone as we know it. Instead of a slab of glass and metal that you have no ability to upgrade, save for buying a new device, it’s an attempt to launch a phone where all of the main components are interchangeable via modules that click in and out, attaching via electro-permanent magnets. Despite being highly customizable, it will only come in three main sizes, helping to eliminate the kind of device fragmentation that currently plagues Android. Google plans to roll out a “gray model,” a very basic device that costs as little as $50, as well as higher-end handsets that could go for as much as $500 and up. The former will be released first — around this time next year if all goes according to plan — and will likely be a smaller, Wi-Fi-only version. This bare-bones model will be followed by the higher-end ones eventually. But Google’s initial objective is to ramp up a hardware ecosystem that moves at the same pace as the software it runs.
articles  hardware  telephony  blog-posts  ara 
3 days ago
Google Research Blog — Lens Blur in the new Google Camera app
The algorithms used to create the 3D photo run entirely on the mobile device, and are closely related to the computer vision algorithms used in 3D mapping features like Google Maps Photo Tours and Google Earth. We hope you have fun with your bokeh experiments!
google  photography  development  optics  blog-posts 
3 days ago
Nytimes.com: Raising a Moral Child
People often believe that character causes action, but when it comes to producing moral children, we need to remember that action also shapes character. As the psychologist Karl Weick is fond of asking, “How can I know who I am until I see what I do? How can I know what I value until I see where I walk?” [ http://archive.today/NAUwe ]
children  psychology  articles  science 
4 days ago
Github.com: Huginn
Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed event flow graph. Think of it as Yahoo! Pipes plus IFTTT on your own server. You always know who has your data. You do.
open-source  software  automation  programming 
5 days ago
Sydsvenskan.se: Bodström vill stoppa poliskulor
Vapenskribenten Lars-Kristian Bergh har en annan uppfattning.
- Den här ammunitionen är jättebra om man vill döda så effektivt som möjligt. Om polisen har behov av ammunition som stoppar en gärningsman bättre och inte passerar igenom folk kan man i stället använda sig av tyngre kulor eller minska krutladdningen, eller både och, säger han.
weapons  police  swedish  articles  death 
5 days ago
Mark Jaquith on WordPress 3.6 Postmortem and Post Formats UI
One of the most anticipated features of WordPress 3.6 was the new Post Formats UI which would have exposed the feature to users who may not have known of its existence. Unfortunately, near the tail end of development for 3.6, Mark Jaquith made the announcement that the feature would be exiting core and that the work involved would most likely end up as a plugin. This generated a lot of mixed reviews from developers. In the midst of all the discussion, Mark Jaquith stated that he would publish a postmortem to explain the lessons learned.
wordpress  webdev  blog-posts  history 
5 days ago
Podcasting with Jekyll
I’ve previously written a HOW TO - Podcasting with Tumblr, but this article is about getting a podcast working with Jekyll.
podcasting  tutorials  jekyll  staticsitegenerator  rss  webdev  blog-posts 
5 days ago
Vimeo.com: Introduction to Huginn
Huginn is a open source system for building agents that observe the world and act on your behalf. This is an introductory screencast. Your agents are standing by!
videos  automation  tutorials  screencast  software  open-source 
5 days ago
Theguardian.com: MPs' damning verdict: Homeopathy is useless and unethical
For homeopaths, the message is clear. Their attempts to defend their position in the face of questioning from MPs have ended in humiliation and embarrassment. It is clear that they have no credible evidence to support their remedies.
medicine  science  health  articles 
5 days ago
Bbc.com: Living with Williams Syndrome, the 'opposite of autism'
"I get so anxious if I want to go out to things. I live with my Mum because I don't want to live on my own. I can't do money. I wish I could."
psychology  health  articles  autism 
6 days ago
Reddit.com: nuseramed comments on If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?
I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.
forum-posts  reddit  fun 
7 days ago
Immaterials: Light painting WiFi on Vimeo
This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting. [ http://www.nearfield.org/2011/02/wifi-light-painting ]
wifi  art  videos 
7 days ago
Namibian hipster: Loux The Vintage Guru
Black hipsters in tweed jackets and round spectacles? Trilby hats? Oversize coats? Vintage is hot in Africa right now and the continent’s fashionistas are dressing to kill. This Is Africa speaks to Namibian designer and trendsetter Loux the Vintage Guru.
fashion  articles  interviews  hipster 
7 days ago
Drop Condoleezza Rice or we will #dropdropbox
On April 9th, Dropbox announced that Condoleezza Rice will be joining their Board of Directors. [...] This is deeply disturbing, and anyone — or any business — who values ethics should be concerned.
dropbox  politics  storage 
7 days ago
Cloak — Incognito mode for real life
Cloak scrapes Instagram and Foursquare to let you know where all your friends, "friends," and nonfriends are at all times so you never have to run into that special someone. Think of it as the antisocial network.
software  ios  fun  friends  facebook 
7 days ago
Salon.com: Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields
You may not realize it, but you are participating in an unauthorized experiment—“the largest biological experiment ever,” in the words of Swedish neuro-oncologist Leif Salford. For the first time, many of us are holding high-powered microwave transmitters—in the form of cell phones—directly against our heads on a daily basis. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7580176 ]
articles  health  science  telephony 
7 days ago
New-Age Bullshit Generator
Namaste. Do you want to sell a New Age product and/or service? Tired of coming up with meaningless copy for your starry-eyed customers? Want to join the ranks of bestselling self-help authors? We can help.
fun  tools  religion  newage  culture 
7 days ago
Svtplay.se: Dokumentärfilm – Pappas unga fru
När 73-årige Dale träffar en 50 år yngre filippinsk kvinna på nätet blir dottern April allt annat än förtjust. Men hon reser ändå till Filippinerna för att träffa pappans nya flickvän Gurlie. I början verkar det inte så illa men det April efterhand får veta förändrar allt.
documentaries  videos 
7 days ago
Svt.se: Göteborg inför Google-datorer i skolor trots kritik
Datorer där allt lagras på Googles servrar kommer snart att bli en vanlig syn i Göteborgs skolor. Datainspektionen har riktat kritik mot Googles molntjänster, men i Göteborg menar man att problemen nu är lösta. [ https://pay.reddit.com/r/sweden/comments/22rb0e/g%C3%B6teborg_inf%C3%B6r_googledatorer_i_skolor_trots_kritik/ ]
articles  google  education  sweden  swedish  privacy  chromebook  chromeos 
7 days ago
Economist.com: Thorium reactors: Asgard’s fire
Thorium, an element named after the Norse god of thunder, may soon contribute to the world’s electricity supply.
articles  nuclear  science  waybackmachined  electriticty 
9 days ago
Extremetech.com: Seagate unveils world’s fastest 6TB hard drive (and it isn’t filled with helium)
Seagate has joined Western Digital’s previously exclusive 6TB hard drive club, with the enterprise-class 7,200 RPM ST6000NM0004. Priced at around $600 (similar to WD’s Ultrastar He6), Seagate’s new drive isn’t likely to find a home in your gaming rig or office workstation — but that’s not really the point of ultra-high-end hardware, anyway. No, the main reason you should be excited about Seagate’s 6TB drive is that the technology that makes such capacities possible will trickle down to mainstream drives, resulting in cheaper 4TB desktop drives, and hopefully the arrival of 2.5-inch 3TB laptop hard drives.
hdd  storage  hardware  waybackmachined  articles 
9 days ago
Powerful Markdown package for Sublime Text with better syntax understanding and good color schemes.
markdown  development  plugins  text-editors 
9 days ago
Dn.se: ”Hög tid att även tänderna får bli en del av kroppen”
Onaturlig uppdelning. Så länge inte tandvårdslagen förs in i hälso- och sjukvårdslagen finns ingen helhetssyn på patienten. Tandvården har svårt att hävda sig när forskningsmedel ska delas ut. Två nya vårdutredningar har ignorerat tandvården. En gemensam ramlag behövs, skriver tre odontologer.
health  law  swedish  articles 
10 days ago
Addons.mozilla.org: FoxBleed
Checks the websites you are visiting whether they are affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability.
firefox  extensions  ssl  security  encryption 
10 days ago
Nokia 3310 not saving text messages
Restore your phone default settings by: SETTINGS-> RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS-> if asked for a code, key in 12345.
forum-posts  telephony  hardware  nokia  tutorials 
11 days ago
Koken.me: Koken Publish Service for Adobe Lightroom
If edited, we recommending checking the Resize to Fit option, then selecting "Long Edge" from the drop-down. Ensure that Don't Enlarge is also checked. In the "pixels" input underneath, enter "2048". Your exported image will then be the same size as Koken's "huge" preset, which will be large enough for all desktop displays as well as 2x Retina/HiDPI resolution tablets like the iPad. [...] Koken applies sharpening to published images, so we don't recommend applying additional sharpening on export. Keeping this unchecked will prevent sharpening from being applied twice.
koken  webdev  lightroom 
12 days ago
Koken.me: image size Regale-Theme
Konstantin – it’s really up to you. If 2048 is the absolute largest you’d ever want to go then that would be fine. That said, it’s worth considering the impact of future technology that might require higher resolutions or sizes, which was the case in recent history with the introduction of Retina screens, etc. If you’ve got the room on your server it would be more future-proof to upload images at their original dimensions.
forum-posts  koken  webdev 
12 days ago
Wsj.com: Typeface Inspired by Comic Books Has Become a Font of Ill Will
If you love it, you don't know much about typography [...] if you hate it, you really don't know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby.
typography  fonts  articles 
13 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Wadjda
Wadjda (Arabic: وجدة‎) is a 2012 Saudi Arabian–German film, written and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. It is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and is the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. It has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. The film was selected as the Saudi Arabian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. It was the first time Saudi Arabia submitted a film for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
movies  wiki 
13 days ago
Theverge.com: Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1
We’re told that Microsoft is aiming to position Windows 8.1 with Bing as a free or low-cost upgrade for Windows 7 users. Any upgrade offers will be focused on boosting the number of people using Windows 8.1. This Bing-powered version of Windows 8.1 may also be offered to PC makers as part of recent license cuts for devices under $250. It’s not clear how committed Microsoft is to these plans, but the experiment is part of a number of initiatives designed to push and monetize Microsoft’s cloud services and apps. Microsoft is increasingly betting on Bing as a platform it can monetize in the future. Microsoft is also considering low-cost or free versions of Windows Phone, and the company is working towards merging its Windows RT and Windows Phone software into a single version designed for ARM-based chipsets.
microsoft  windows  windows8  business  articles 
14 days ago
Facebook CPC - Don't Waste Your Money
Why did 24 people like the ad? Misclicks I assume. I think half of the Facebook business model is based on people accidentally clicking things. After all, given large enough numbers and an imprecise user input method, this is what you get. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7530993 ]
facebook  ads  webdev  blog-posts  stats  marketing 
15 days ago
Kickstarter.com: Mi.Mu Glove for Music by Mi.Mu
Imogen Heap's state-of-the-art wearable tech lets you control sounds with your hands. Let's change the way we make music!
composing  hardware  music  midi 
16 days ago
The Kernel — Inside Facebook’s freakishly accurate face recognition technology
DeepFace can identify faces at a 97.25 percent accuracy level, just slightly worse than the average human score of 97.53 percent, as Technology Review noted. The DeepFace system reduced facial recognition software errors by 25 percent compared to earlier versions of the software, which is a vast improvement. [...] So far, Facebook has been openly sharing the details of its facial recognition discoveries, and the intended goal of the AI team is “to generate new insights about the world,” which is altruistic enough. But Facebook has a vast store of photos, which gives it one of the richest face-based data sets in the world. It would be a strange waste of energy to create DeepFace and then not put it to use, especially since this isn’t Facebook’s first big push into recognition—it bought facial recognition startup Face.com in 2012, for example.
facebook  privacy  blog-posts  face 
17 days ago
Newscientist.com: Permanent tattoos inked by hacked 3D printer
After the invention was tested on simulated skin, volunteers lined up for the honour of being the first to get inked. "A lot of people were excited by the idea of being the first human tattooed by a 'robot'," writes team leader Pierre Emm in the instructions they posted online.
tattoo  hardware  3dprinting  articles 
17 days ago
Youtube.com: VoFcast 6: Magnus Lindwall om poppsykologi & självkänsla
Psykologforskaren Magnus Lindwall forskar om självkänsla och självförtroende vid Göteborgs universitet. Här berättar han om problemen med självutnämnda psykologiexperter som skriver böcker och föreläser om bl.a. självkänsla utifrån egna erfarenheter, vilket generaliseras till terapeutiska metoder för nästan alla människor. Lindwall tar upp hur dessa sprider felaktigheter om psykologi som riskerar skada människor. Lindwall tar också upp vilka belöningssystem som kan tänkas påverka forskare att inte nå ut populärt och "experterna" att fortsätta sprida felaktigheter, samt dilemman kring popularisering.
psychology  newage  science  videos  interviews 
17 days ago
The Half-Empty Archive
Cliff Lynch invited me to give one of UC Berkeley iSchool's "Information Access Seminars" entitled The Half-Empty Archive. It was based on my brief introductory talk at ANADP II last November, an expanded version given as a staff talk at the British Library last January, and the discussions following both. An edited text with links to the sources is below the fold.
preservation  archiving  blog-posts  work 
17 days ago
Vox.com: Why the government should provide internet access
Susan Crawford, Former Special Assistant to President Obama on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, talks to Ezra Klein about how the internet is too important to be left to the private market.
isp  internet  netpolitics  politics  articles 
17 days ago
Xda-developers.com: [ROM] [4.4] [NIGHTLY] CyanogenMod 11 for Nexus 5
CyanogenMod is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 4.4 (KitKat), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.
nexus5  android  roms  forum-posts 
18 days ago
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