Mashable: Private land in Grand Teton now open to hunters
“A reinterpretation of the park’s regulations by the Park Service means wildlife on private land within Grand Teton’s boundaries now falls under Wyoming Game and Fish Department rules, which allow hunts for bison, mountain lions, mule deer, waterfowl and other game. Any wolves in the park are protected and cannot be hunted.” This will impact the park negatively. Quite negatively. I’m surprised at the NPS.
Julia Butterfly Hill, the young lady who tree-sat in Luna, has been injured.
A car accident. Her friends are building a fund to meet her deductible, along with helping finance her recuperation.
Later: And a side comment, think of how many are living with 6k deductibles, “affordable” health care.
The Fully Intended: Death to uniform.
Funny. I wrote a similar thing in high school, ranting against the ‘school uniform’ of the day. Or rather, the in-crowd’s ‘uniform’. Painter’s pants (wrinkled). Polyester skin-tight shirts/blouses. Wallabees. Docksiders. Dr. Scholl clogs.
Of course, I wrote it wearing blue flowered western shirts, cheese-yellow bell bottoms, Raichle hiking boots, schlumping about with a Sacs Millet bag.
My English teacher of the time loved it. My classmates ... not so much. I’ve never had so many irate girls yelling at me in my life. Heaven forfend you attack perceived ‘individuality’.
365/2: 344. Weather’s moving in this weekend.
Such a headache. And I don’t usually get weather headaches ...
Techdirt: Despite Racking Up 3 Unanimous Votes, FOIA Bill Killed Off By Rep. John Boehner.
“The wonders of our political system continue. Something that received unanimous support - not only on both sides of legislative branch, but on both sides of the partisan divide - was dismantled by one man. One man who stood in front of a House that had passed the bill 410-0 and said, ‘Whatever.’”
Fiscal Times: CRomnibus Disaster Signals a Sad New Normal in D.C.
Vimeo: Nils Frahm - Re (Official Music Video).
BittBox: Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop.
Omigod. Why didn’t I think of that?
“Mark All as Read”.
Too much stuff in the aggregator. I have to cry “UNCLE!”
ScienceMag: Wealth may have driven the rise of today’s religions.
“Once people’s worldly needs were met, religion could afford to shift its focus away from material rewards in the present and toward spiritual rewards in the afterlife. Perhaps once enough people in a given society had made the psychological shift to long-term planning, moralizing religions arose to reflect those new values.”
BPSResearchDigest: Use of torture in “time bomb scenarios” influenced by desire for retribution.
“Moreover, their finding that people’s support for torture is influenced by the identity and the culpability of the suspect shows that the practice is often endorsed as a form of punishment, not as a way to extract information. Taken altogether the researchers conclude their findings “cast serious doubt on the use of ticking time bomb scenarios as an argument for legalized torture”.” Interesting.
PS Insider: Field Report on the New Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II.
AppleInsider: How to manage your iCloud storage and backups.
For my own reference. Yours too, perhaps.
OneHeadlightInk: Batman V. Superman WRAPS in Taos, New Mexico.
FYI for fans. No Affleck or other ‘star’ sightings, that I’ve heard about.
Youtube: Stephen Colbert interviewing Smaug.
ArtDaily: Rossetti’s Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby’s in London to sell for £2.88 million.
Ballou Projects: Cinderblock Speakers.
Oy, great idea!
ArtInfo: Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Punching a Monet.
Guardian.UK: A tale of two cités: can the Philharmonie de Paris bridge the social divide?
“The Philharmonie’s banks of seating are nested inside the much larger shell of the hall, floating free of its walls, making for an intimate experience in a large space: ‘no audience member will be more than 32 metres away from the performers,’ says chief executive Laurent Bayle, ‘but the room is large enough to be very resonant.’” Looks quite interesting. Proof is in the sound, of course.
Guardian.UK: Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth.
“Measurements from Rosetta’s Rosina instrument found that water on comet 67P /Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains about three times more deuterium – a heavy form of hydrogen – than water on Earth.” ... assuming all comets are the same.
365/2: 343. That kind ‘o day.
Shoot went well, programming went well ... links tomorrow. I’m exhausted.
Links IF I can. Sorry. Tootle along elsewhere. Craziness on this end.
365/2: 342. “Found greyscale.”
Light, middle grey, black. Well, sorta.
PhotoShelter Blog: The Most Expensive Photo in the World (or the Best Marketing Stunt).
Youtube: Mad Max: Fury Road - Official Theatrical Teaser Trailer [HD].
I honestly don’t know. Hardy’s not my vision of Max. If there’s no supercharger with a clutch on the shifter, I’ll want my money back.