ArtDaily: “Martin Boyce: When Now is Night”
Some art just escapes me.
Flickr: Project Apollo Archive.
Allow significant time.
Italian Ways: The Hendrik Christian Andersen House-Museum in Rome.
DP Review: Adobe launches Photoshop Fix, desktop and mobile app updates.
Bunches of apps to dupe what desktop software does. Workflow’ll be ... interesting.
NPR: Swordswoman, Opera Singer, Runaway - ‘Goddess’ Chronicles A Fabled Life.
“Australian young adult author Kelly Gardiner has written her first novel for grownups about a character who seems to leave no adult passion untested.” I’ll have to give it a try, to judge whether YA to regular novel is a good path for young authors.
Authority Nutrition: Do Multivitamins Actually Work? The Surprising Truth.
NBC Sports: Hunt and Lauda to race together in NASCAR Euro Series.
Cool. Tip o’ the hat to history.
Forbes: The Myth of Gun Liability Insurance. [2 year old link.]
Sound con, but is actually pro. I believe this is would be the most workable method to reduce the number and increase the safety of guns in America.
Chris Woodside: Libertarians on the Prairie.
A friend from Princeton High School has authored a book about the realities of the Laura Ingalls Wilder saga. Rises to the top of my hardback purchase list!
Sotheby’s: 1907 Thomas Flyer 4-60 Four-Passenger Runabout.
Macintouch: El Capitan issues.
Many sound like the usual suspects ... the Adobe issues concern me, obviously. I’ll be watching to see the fixes before upgrading.
ProLost: Impressions of the Sony a7R II.
NY Times: Vatican Clarifies Position on Kim Davis.
“... they met in a group meeting planned by others.” We expected mitigating factors.
WilliamReichard: Excellent read about the nature of theater.
Will asks the question. I answer: Reading may be solitary, but it makes me better when involved in community. My reading drove my imagination as a child, causing me to break boundaries and become a more complete individual. After a spin in the pages of a novel, I return to society seeing the same-olds through new lenses.
Archaeology News Network: Scientists solve the riddle of deep ocean carbon.
“There has been a long outstanding question about whether hydrothermal vents are a source or sink of organic carbon to the oceans. We have shown that hydrothermal vent fluids contain almost none of the organic carbon which accumulates in the oceans, which means that vents are a sink for this unreactive ‘stored’ carbon.”
Re/Code: Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit.
Less one-line snark in our lives. I think that chalks up as a Martha Stewart “good thing”.
History Today: Gun Control, The Right To Bear Arms.
Really interesting condensed history. Thank goodness he referenced Blackstone. The differences between UK and US gun law, in about a page and a half of reading.
DP Review: Can the iPad Pro be a serious editing tool for imaging professionals?
“Despite being a much more powerful device than other models in the iPad line-up, with the software that is currently available the iPad Pro remains an additional tool for specific tasks in your editing workflow, but not the centerpiece.” My italic emphasis.
Atlas Obscura: The Wellington Wreck of Simiane-la-Rotonde.
What a story. RIP, guys.
Mac invoice, 1987 ... beware the prices.
Australian dollars, not us. Still expensive, but not that expensive.
NY Times/In Performance: Juliette Binoche.
Antigone. Still lovely.
Archaeology News Network: Archaeologists uncover secrets of Revolutionary War site.
Lexington. “Watters’ favorite discovery is the button. ‘It is gorgeous,’ she said. ‘It has a fox, a windmill, a bridge on it, and to think something this delicate has been sitting here for so long is incredible.’”
The Atlantic: The Real Reason People Don’t Save Enough for Retirement.
“If all workers were automatically enrolled in a savings account that couldn’t be tapped into until retirement (or disability, if that came first), they wouldn’t be burdened with investment decisions.” Where’s my paddle? Someone needs a paddling. If you’re going to play that game, prosecute those responsible for the last Wall Street debacles. The stock market and real estate plunges were paid for at the worker bee level by retirement accounts, early withdrawals. Come down off the high horse, Atlantic.
My day is just not going according to plan.
Links when I have an opportunity. I’d forgotten about the endless photo requests from the major auto mags ...
CNet: Stephen Hawking says nomadic aliens might crush us.
Nick Bostrom also had an interesting take on this subject. His contention: if we’re not contacting aliens, there must be some challenge, some barrier that advancing civilizations hit, that rubs them out. The fact we’ve survived this long, means our greatest test is before us, not behind us. Worthy of many an hour of contemplation, that. Is it even possible to prepare effectively for an unknown extinction-level event?