Archaeology News Network: Prehistoric teeth reveal how our ancestors ate 400,000 years ago.
“Grab some aurochs steak – or whatever is on the menu – with one hand. Grip it between your teeth and, with your other hand, use a small flint blade to slice off a manageable bite size. But watch out because those flint tools are sharp and if you’re not careful, you could chip or graze your own choppers.”
PetaPixel: Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos.
Post-production is a time-suck, no doubt; however I think they’ll rue this move. I can do a lot to a JPG, untraceably. Canon users will hate it - gives the boost to higher dynamic range sensors. Nikon and Sony win this one.
Crazy day. Links as I can.
That time o’ the year. Everyone needs stuff done before the holidays start ... and during ...
NY Times: Syrian Passport by Stadium Stolen or Fake, A.F.P. Reports.
“Agence France-Presse is reporting, citing a source close to the investigation, that the passport bore the name of Ahmad al-Mohammad, a soldier in the Syrian Army who was born in 1990 and died months ago.” Which means, all the crazy anti-refugee rhetoric can stop now. But it won’t.
SF Gate: Turkey soccer fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks.
Turkey, the widely-touted face of ‘moderate’ Islam. This behavior’s not doing anyone any favors.
TG’s Political Wire: GOP Lawmaker Warns Refugees Could Buy Guns.
Chronicle of Higher Ed: Bringing Up Genius.
Hopes&Fears: Can you get high on art?
Some, perhaps. Depending on the art, I certainly get a feeling of ... the ‘numinous’.
Guardian.UK: Umberto Eco - ‘Real literature is about losers’.
“Since it is very difficult to decide what’s true or not I discovered that it’s easier to arrive at truth through the analysis of fakes. I would say that 50% or more of public opinion is shaped by fakes. We are blackmailed by them.”
And cold. Roads are still icy. School’s shut, some state offices. Sun’s out though, so things should clear up soon.
The Verge: Rdio is shutting down and Pandora is buying up the scraps.
Question is, how long for Pandora itself?
The New Yorker: E-Mail Legal Disclaimer.
Macworld: Google to offer deep links to Facebook content inside its search app.
Might be a good time to make sure your posts in Facebook are properly marked either ‘Friends’ or ... ‘Public’.
naked cap: Will the Paris Attacks Herald the End of the Schengen Agreement?
“... it’s hard to continue to argue for more fiscal integration while assembling border crossings. The accompaniment to such border closures would likely be a rise in right-wing, Euroskeptic nationalism across the continent, and subsequent tensions could spark exits.” I hope they don’t feel the need to go from nothing to full-shred TSA in one swoop.
CJR: A gun-carrying journalist, and rightly so.
Something you don’t hear a lot about. The stereotype is ‘martyr’, but there really is no reason why a journalist should be a sitting duck, particularly in dangerous areas.
Autoweek: Nissan: 2016 Titan XD pickup won’t try to beat the Ford F-150.
General comment: Fugly. May look better with larger 4WD style tires.
HuffPo Science: 18 Habits Of Highly Creative People.
A little too ‘new age’ for my taste. I’d like to see a definition of a ‘highly creative person.’
Mashable: Fiat’s all-electric 500e is worth adjusting your life around.
“The entire time, every second I was behind the wheel, I was thinking about the car. I was altering my driving style, suffering from icy toes because turning on the heat would zap precious battery life. And I wonder if I ever looked directly out the windshield at all, as my eyes were oft locked on the battery charge-level screen.” Oh yeah, sounds delightful.
Guardian.UK: Centuries-old Incan mummy’s DNA reveals untold story of ancient lineage.
ByzantineBlog: Byzantine ‘flat-pack’ church to be reconstructed in Oxford after 1k years
“You show your power by planting churches. He [Justinian] sent out flat-pack, self-assembly churches – Ikea churches.” Justinian, for you non-classicists, is the Byzantine emperor who built the Hagia Sophia, among other things. A very interesting individual. The set of laws in the Code of Justinian illuminates a great deal of Roman history, and at his decree, paganism was outlawed ... and the Greek schools of philosophy shut down for good.
ArtDaily: Treasure hunter Ruben Collado seeks gold in sunken British ship off the coast of Uruguay.
“The Argentine adventurer spent 14 years searching for the wreckage before finding it by accident in 2004, when the propeller of his boat struck a sunken mast as he trolled around the River Plate estuary. ” After fourteen years, that must have been an *amazing* moment.
The Verge: A designer’s take on the iPad Pro.
Tempting, but every time I try to incorporate an iPad in workflow, I end up spending extra time dealing with the handicaps in the programs (compared to desktop versions). Extra time increases bottom line.
The Verge: Gmail will soon alert users about unencrypted emails.
BeardedSpice, Mac Media Keys for the Masses.
Someone may find this handy. Just saw it in a thread.