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Photo Attorney: YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest.

Every photo entry received as part of the contest becomes property of the Tahoe National Forest and will be considered as public domain to prevent copyright infringement. The forest will have non-exclusive, unlimited use of the photo(s).” Yeah, pretty much you want to really read the fine print on ANY photo-contest.

05/24/16 • 07:21 PM • LawPhotography • No Comments

PVC: Adobe Bridge CC - your “free” DAM.

Interesting! If Lightroom gets up your nose, you have another option in the same CC universe.

05/24/16 • 07:08 PM • PhotographySoftware • No Comments

BBC: Exxon Mobil faces ‘change or die’ moment on climate.

Investors with at least $8tn under management have indicated they will support greater recognition of the climate change issue.” Probably the only method to generate a change in position.

05/24/16 • 12:09 PM • EconomicsEnvironmental • No Comments

Server outage on my VPS this morning.

Back up, but my attention was obviously elsewhere (this is hosted on a different cluster). Links as I have time!

05/24/16 • 11:17 AM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Guardian.UK: The world’s largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem.

Give me a sailing ship any day.

05/23/16 • 04:16 PM • EnvironmentalTravel1 Comment

New Yorker: Do Trump and Clinton Matter?

If Trump can receive the same support as Mitt Romney, and if Clinton — who eight years ago ran to the right of Barack Obama, in a Party that since has moved substantially to the left — can receive the same baseline support as the President, then the populist anger that has moved through both primaries this year may matter less than we thought it would.

05/23/16 • 03:47 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

DP Review: Photo business - the rise and impending fall of social media ‘influencers’.

The unnamed executive predicts influencers will start to disappear as brands recognize that the value isn’t there. ‘Just because photos look good and have 200,000 followers means nothing.’ While it lasts, it sure seems like a pretty sweet gig.

05/23/16 • 03:44 PM • ConsumptionSocial MediaWeblogs • No Comments

Autoweek: Indian cars score zero stars in Global NCAP crash test, with video.

Cut to the chase: Everyone dies.

05/23/16 • 03:33 PM • ConsumptionDesignHealthTravelVehicles(2) Comments

WaPo: Sanders wins greater say in Democratic platform; names pro-Palestinian activist.

Symbolic. Not that they’ll get full shrift, with 2/3 opposition.

05/23/16 • 03:17 PM • Human RightsPolitics(2) Comments

Nat’l Review: Donald Trump & Newt Gingrich - A Potential GOP Ticket of Kindred Spirits.

It would be full-circle for Gingrich; locking permanently open the Pandora’s Box he opened in ‘94. My opinion? Blech. Hillary would need Jon Stewart as Vice to be able to compete.

05/23/16 • 03:07 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Vox: Lake Mead helps provide water to 25 million people. And it just hit a record low.


05/23/16 • 03:02 PM • EnvironmentalNature1 Comment

NYT: Is Single Payer Our Health Salvation?

Listen to the doctors? I assume cherry-picked from a selection of responses; the choices an opinion in itself.

05/23/16 • 02:52 PM • EconomicsHealthNewsPolitics • No Comments

Vanity Fair: Olivia de Havilland and the Most Notorious Sibling Rivalry in Hollywood.

Long. Great story.

05/23/16 • 02:33 PM • EntertainmentHistory • No Comments

naked cap: Destroying Medicare to Save ObamaCare: Hillary Clinton’s “Public Option” Plan.

Eliminating Medicaid estate recovery, whereby over-55 people forced into Medicaid by ObamaCare’s eligibility rules have any costs incurred clawed back from their estates. Since the only real asset most people may have is their homes, that means sick elders might not be able to pass their homes down to the kids. Fixing that injustice would be one of those incremental changes Clinton is supposed be so enthusiastic about. Since Clinton doesn’t bring up something so obvious, the only conclusion I can draw is that the Democrats just don’t give a future coprolith.

05/23/16 • 10:18 AM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

Authority Nutrition: 7 “Toxins” in Food That Are Actually Concerning.

Real compounds to avoid.

05/23/16 • 09:56 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

Vice: ‘GoT’ Confirmed My Immigrant Parents’ Suspicions That Americans Are Violent Psychopaths.

I think that America has problem, enjoy this kind of movie, really have problem. No wonder they vote for Trump. They crazy.” I’ve been considering this too. When you want to relax in the evening, the choices of untraumatic, non-violent (or simply gun-less) fare is thinner than it should be.

05/23/16 • 08:39 AM • EntertainmentPsychology • No Comments

Literary Hub: How Writers Will Steal Your Life and Use it For Fiction.

Writing is an act of thievery. [snip] You adapt experiences and anecdotes for your own purposes.

05/23/16 • 08:36 AM • ArtsBooks • No Comments

The Millions: Dear Novel - On Breaking Up with Your Manuscript.

Every fiction writer thinks they need to be in a long-term relationship.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. Sometimes the arc is naturally short. Trying to lengthen it, it just gets worse and worse ... and the self-pressure dials to 11, 12 ...

05/23/16 • 08:35 AM • ArtsBooksPsychology • No Comments

WSJ: How Bugs Bunny and ‘Kill the Wabbit’ Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars.

I’ve said it many times here. My appreciation of classical music started with Looney Tunes.

05/23/16 • 08:25 AM • ChildhoodEntertainmentMusic(2) Comments

Mashable: Female pilots who flew during WWII can now be buried at Arlington.

This surprised me. Even the women ferry pilots should be accorded this honor.

05/22/16 • 02:43 PM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

Yahoo: Craig out as Bond after refusing mammoth offer, but a likely successor has emerged.

Probably should have left it at Skyfall. I’ve actually not rushed to see Spectre (remains unwatched). That plane-down-the-ski-slope image in the trailer brings too many shivers of Moore/Dalton Bonds. There were good story arcs; the writers just never followed them. I applaud his choice. I will always cherish Casino Royale & Skyfall. Best Bond films, bar none. Best of luck, Mr Craig.

05/22/16 • 02:26 PM • Entertainment • No Comments

Variety: ‘Mister Ed’ Star Alan Young Dies at 96.

Wilburrrrrrrrrr ...” RIP, good sir. Bamboo Harvester played Mr. Ed ... the location of his remains is actually a mystery.

05/20/16 • 04:56 PM • EntertainmentHistory(2) Comments

NY Times: Signals From Plane Hint at Swift Catastrophe, Aviation Website Reports.

Some of the messages appeared to be alerts reporting smoke in a lavatory, smoke in the avionics bay of the plane and problems with several windows. The smoke warnings do not necessarily indicate a fire; those sensor warnings can also be set off by conditions like condensation from a sudden drop in air pressure.

05/20/16 • 03:26 PM • TravelVehicles • No Comments

DP Review: LandscapePro software promises simple steps to dramatic changes.

This kind of software makes me crazy. I saw an article by a photographer the other day, who changes the size of features in his landscape shots via Photoshop. Makes mountains taller, seashells bigger/smaller, that kind of thing. The result is a complete fantasy. Sure, that has a place in photography, but it should be labelled as such. Fantasy. Fine art shot. Not reality. Very hard to place the line between sometimes.

Bad enough we alter colors and ranges of contrast routinely. Worse that we photograph crowded places during slow times, giving the impression that beauty and solitude are guaranteed (Santa Fe, this is getting very hard to do with all the tourism pushes). You see a photo of Santa Fe Plaza empty - it’s fiction. The place always has people in it.

It’s good, occasionally, to ask one’s self “What exactly am I portraying and why”.

05/20/16 • 02:11 PM • ArtsPhotographySoftware • No Comments

BillMoyers: Democrats Can’t Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes!

Moyers himself helped write this.

05/20/16 • 02:06 PM • Politics1 Comment
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