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Archaeology News Network: Amphipolis ‘Caryatids’ hint Olympias may lie within.

These female sculptures may specifically be Klodones, priestesses of Dionysus with whom Olympias, Alexander the Great’s mother, consorted.

09/25/14 • 02:17 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

OneHeadlightInk: Holy Batman v Superman, New Mexico!

We’re Africa this time around.

09/25/14 • 02:06 PM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Esquire: The U.S. Forest Service Wants to Fine You $1,000 for Taking Pictures in the Forest.

I suspect it is just badly-worded; that they’re intending to just corral large commercial shoots in a safe, predictable manner. Amateur video is breaking through a barrier with all these fancy tracking rigs and tripods and things ... it is up to the USFS to contain any damage. So put a bungee on any knee-jerk reactions until it settles down.

09/25/14 • 01:52 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePolitics • No Comments

Amtrak: Meet the 24 Writers Selected for the Amtrak Residency Program.

Hmmm. Seems they went for established voices; I would have taken a chance with nascent writers (of all age groups).

09/25/14 • 01:48 PM • ArtsBooks • No Comments

NY Review of Books: Age of Ignorance.

Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces.

09/25/14 • 01:40 PM • Home & LivingPoliticsPsychology(2) Comments

365/2: 265. “Not a Bomb.”

365/2: 265.

09/24/14 • 08:11 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Aspirin and a stiff upper lip are best remedies for a broken heart.

‘Take two aspirins and call me in the morning’ would be a cold-hearted response to a friend’s late-night report of fresh heartbreak, but it has a solid basis in the research.

09/24/14 • 05:35 PM • HealthPsychology • No Comments

SciAm: Dry Roasting May Up Peanut Allergic Potential.

... here’s a finding that could start to thwart the peanut threat: peanuts that are dry roasted may be more likely to trigger an allergic reaction than do their raw counterparts. At least that’s the case in mice. ”  My italic emphasis.

09/24/14 • 04:50 PM • FoodHealth(2) Comments

Archaeology News Network: Fourth chamber may hold key to Amphipolis riddle.

It seems quite likely that the third entrance, which is not centred in the fourth wall but is shifted towards the left, leads, possibly via a stairway, to a lower level.” [Panting in anticipation.]

09/24/14 • 04:49 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

New Statesman: Is it possible to live a modern contemplative life?

FOMO lingers, I suppose. Most of the early bloggers were young enough, the start of their married lives and families nuked the FOMO habit. For myself, commenting on politics started to erode it, the overall casual/sensational trend in news further gullywashed it ... and now ... well, I just look for stuff I like for the most part. Things I would be reading anyway, and believe appropriate to share. As I’ve said for ages, continuing the virtual extension of my physical self.

09/24/14 • 04:45 PM • InternetPersonalPsychologyWeblogs(5) Comments

EOSHD: Nikon D810 video quality leapfrogs Canon 5D Mark III.

The D810 now shoots better quality 1080p out of the box than the 5D Mark III. It isn’t 4K or raw but it’s good. In fact Nikon are now providing better image quality than Canon across the range in video mode. Beginning with the D3300 and D5300 which provide a better APS-C image than the 7D Mark II with less moire, Nikon have taken the same improvement to image quality and applied it to the D800’s successor, the D810.”  Ouch, Canon.

09/24/14 • 04:40 PM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

SERoundtable: Google Says Rich Snippets Generally Not For Your Home Page.

No, review rich snippets should only be used in cases where ‘the main topic of the page needs to be about a specific product or service.’

09/24/14 • 04:36 PM • GoogleInternetProgramming • No Comments

Trying the new 16-35 F/4 IS this year.

My brief tests show it’s damned sharp. Excited.  The extra 2.8 of the non-IS version doesn’t buy you much in a wide angle.

09/24/14 • 02:54 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

BBC: Why grammar pedants miss the point.

Personally, I simply want to be able to understand what I’m reading. Spelling and grammar have a minimum-acceptable level, IMHO. If someone’s in a rush, I’ll forgive mistakes. News agencies with editorial and proofing staffs ... I’ll be ruthless.

09/24/14 • 11:10 AM • GeneralPsychologyScholarly • No Comments

Bartosz Kosowski: Lolita.

Good lord. [Possibly NSFW.] Not a photograph; the essence of graphic.

09/24/14 • 10:31 AM • ArtsDesignEntertainment • No Comments

Shooting Santa Fe Concorso again this year.

Checking over all my equipment - time will be at a premium.  Links when I can.

09/24/14 • 10:28 AM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe LocalVehicles • No Comments

Autoweek: From Crosleys to a Lagonda, the Orphan Car Show invades Ypsilanti.

View the gallery (30 images). Some real blasts from the past.

09/23/14 • 08:35 PM • ConsumptionDesignVehicles • No Comments

CosmosUp: Vatican Astronomer - There’s Life Out There.

The new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation has said that it is only a matter of time before alien life forms are discovered, which will pave the way to questions about God’s relationship to intelligent beings outside our planet.

09/23/14 • 07:51 PM • ReligionScience • No Comments

365/2: 264. Limn.

365/2: 264.

09/23/14 • 07:34 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

SciAm/Blogs: 551 Feet Under the Sea - What It’s Like to Ride in a Deep-Sea Sub.

Take a trip, textually.

09/23/14 • 01:02 PM • NatureScience • No Comments

SciAm: How Big Animals Deter Cancer.

The larger the animal, they found, the fewer endogenous retroviruses it acquired. For example, mice picked up 3,331, whereas humans gained 348 and dolphins, 55.

09/23/14 • 10:12 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

Nautil.us: Our Nuclear Waste Is a Goldmine.

But there is a better solution: Nuclear waste can be turned into electricity. A new generation of nuclear reactors, dubbed Gen-IV reactors, could do it with great efficiency.

09/23/14 • 09:48 AM • EnvironmentalScience • No Comments

The Gadget Flow: Turn Your Apple Device Into A Virtual Reality Machine With AirVR.

The second photo down.  We all knew this is where we were going to end up ... [laughing] ...

09/23/14 • 09:45 AM • ComputingHardwareMobileMotion GraphicsSoftware(2) Comments

Jump for Joy! Featuring Roland Tanglao ...

More from Roland’s shoot. Great stuff!

09/23/14 • 09:37 AM • PhotographyWeblogs • No Comments

365/2: 263 ... BEAMS.

365/2: 263. BEAMS.

Saw these just off the end off the driveway. Sun through light rain.

09/22/14 • 05:53 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments
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