Political Wire: Young Voters Force Clinton Campaign Reset.
Both campaigns are missing opportunities, letting others slip away. By the time it starts to affect the polls (poll-driven policy, a Clinton weakness from the ‘90’s), it’s often too late.
So, the outage today.
Four hours. They changed from MySQL to a MariaDB install at the host. I’m surprised - EE1’s behaving. I was expecting to have to go into full triage mode. Thank goodness I don’t!
ArtDaily: Spain’s Tomatito - 60 guitars and family-style flamenco.
PDN: Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tether System Teaches Old DSLRs New Tricks.
Now this will be quite handy!
An object lesson in white balance.
Shoot this, you obviously need a color patch setup to get it right. Not that a color bias doesn’t add drama. But I’d like to know what the colors really are!
NY Times: Concern Over Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Becomes a Fear of Being Next.
“Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, shrugged off the news. ‘I haven’t worried about an email being hacked since I’ve never sent one,’ Mr. Graham said. ‘I’m, like, ahead of my time.’” Yeah well. We have his quotes and video from the Contract with America and Clinton impeachment days. That’s plenty.
Slate: Gary Johnson is not worth any liberal’s protest vote.
Yet young folk view Trump and Clinton as surefire war-creators, unworthy guardians of young lives. I suppose it’s all about where your priorities lie.
NPR First Listen: Dwight Yoakam, ‘Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…’
“Not only is this album a chance for Yoakam to prove that his material does in fact work in a bluegrass context, but he also reinterprets his songs with some of the genre’s most celebrated pickers behind him: guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler Stuart Duncan, banjo player Scott Vestal, mandolinist Adam Steffey and bassist Barry Bales.” If the first song is any indication, this is amazing.
NY Times Review: AC/DC, With Axl Rose, Shakes the Garden All Night Long.
“It was well into the homestretch of the concert, but Mr. Young just kept going nonstop for 15 minutes. He played blues riffs and zigzag lead lines and nagging trills and manic tremolo crescendos, racing around and under and up and down the whole stage set to end up on an elevator platform in a shower of confetti. It was a show of stamina and of sheer, cantankerous rock ’n’ roll persistence.” Huzzah, dude.
FishbowlNY: Gallup Poll - Americans Don’t Trust the Media.
Duh. If you have to work unbelievably hard to dig out a single naked fact out of a forest of opinion, it’s a fail for the industry.
Open Culture: Mark Twain’s 60 American Comfort Foods He Missed While Abroad.
Underlines the paucity of our modern mass-produced diets. We think we have more variety, more choice. We don’t.
Telegraph.UK: Another car park, another King.
“Archaeologists have discovered what could be King Henry I’s remains languishing beneath a Ministry of Justice car park on the site of Reading prison.” The dead never get to rest, it seems. They just idle.
Riveted: The Re-Dedication of Naay I’waans (the Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House).
Product Hunt: Slack Beta.
No longer a wrapper for a website. I’ll probably just wait for wider release - mine’s fast enough.
The Register: Evernote dumps its own bit barn, boards Google’s cloud.
My goodness. Well, they should save a great deal of money and overhead, no?
NY Times: ‘Active Monitoring’ of Prostate Cancer Does Not Increase Death Rate.
Of note, guys.
DP Review: The Slingshot by Syrp wants to bring a new look to your time-lapses.
DP Review: Leica-branded instant camera rumored to launch soon.
Even at this price point, this’ll end up the “poor photographer status symbol”. They’ll sell thousands.
Mashable: Gmail access goes down for several hours, prompting panic.
It’s been delivering inconsistently for me since Sunday. But my account’s so old, I figure the server is in a defunct warehouse’s locked-up john.
NY Times: Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?
“Meanwhile, the world indulged in the existing array of antibiotics in such a reckless fashion that it’s hard to know where to place blame. Physicians are just as guilty of overprescribing antibiotics — even to mollify hypochondriacs — as patients are of demanding the drugs too often.” No, you are wrong, NY Times. This is incorrect and placing blame squarely in the wrong place. Physicians were given perks to push antibiotics to patients - by drug companies. I worked as an A/V tech long enough to see how the third-generation cephalosporins were marketed. “Your patient could take amoxicillin and be better in a week, or take our new cephalosporin and be better in A DAY.” Doctors were complicit, but they wouldn’t/couldn’t have done it alone. To blame the patient, after the use of the above marketing? Revisionist history.
Storify: NM Pubic Defender Crisis Tweetstorm.
My local attorney friend goes on a rant. And it’s IMPORTANT. Pass it around, NM’ans.
In These Times: On the Clinton Foundation, Why Are Journalists Telling Us to Look the Other Way?
ITT is a left-leaning organization, and they’re printing this. Take note. Some will feel, with Clinton’s recent health issue, turning a blind eye is the best strategy to ensure a win in November. The Foundation is a serious problem now, and will be a problem after election. It’s not a disqualifying one, but it needs addressing beyond PR talking points.
Just like the ACA. And I’ll mention again, the ACA’s new rates hit on November 1. Election is November 8. There are going to be a LOT of upset people.
I don’t see the Democrats doing a damned thing about it. And yet, the Republicans haven’t even made a feint at this sitting duck.
It’s a season of political idiocy all the way around.
AI: iOS 10 tests show slower boot times, but overall smooth speeds even on older iPhones.
How often does one boot up an iPhone? I don’t often do it. I’d say there’s a beat longer with some functions.
BIG WARNING - the update process briefly bricked my iPad Air. Totally unresponsive in the middle of the update process. Black screen, but you could tell the screen was powered. Did a Home+Power hard reboot, the Apple logo appeared for about five minutes, then the progress bar restored. Stalled about 2/3 of the way through for another five-ten minutes, then completed the process to the lock screen. Phew. So iPhone was smooth, no hitches. iPad, glitchy upgrade. Make sure you do it wired to your Mac with iTunes, and have a current complete backup.
9-to-5: iOS 10 How-To - Hate pressing the home button to unlock?
Updated my 5s to iOS10. Unlocking is weird. Something you’ll have to get used to. So far, there’s only a mild speed hit on opening some apps. I’m a close-the-apps-after-use-guy; this update may make me leave regulars open.
Guardian.UK: Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created.
It’s even smiling. I wonder.