Aeon: Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious.
“Science’s history matters. Anti-Copernicans such as Locher and Brahe show that science has always functioned as a contest of ideas, and that science was present in both sides of the vigorous debate over Earth’s motion.”
Guardian.UK: 375 top scientists warn of ‘real, serious, immediate’ climate threat.
BBC: How did Disney get Moana so right and Maui so wrong?
I suspect the character-modelers were very taken with Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, whose voice and presence seemed otherworldly and godlike, in spite of his very serious health issues. If they would just admit such, much of the controversy would go away (well, except for that terrible Halloween costume).
Macworld: How to better organize your classical music in iTunes 12.5.
FYI. If you have the time to do such extra work.
Macworld: macOS Sierra review - Mixing iOS with OS X to make a better Mac.
FYI. Mixed bag. Mine’s a 2011 iMac, so much of the whiz won’t be here.
Catapult: Do you believe in true love?
“I believe in the romance of the moment. It is a fleeting moment – sometimes submerged in the minutiae of life, buried amidst the debris of our busyness and distractedness. But that one fleeting moment can keep that flame of magic and life burning.”
The Atlantic: The Economic Woe of Young Liberal-Arts Majors.
“In the labor market for young college grads, non-college jobs have proliferated faster than jobs that have historically required a college degree.” Yet, don’t eschew the liberal arts. As I found throughout my career, if you’re not going for a specific engineering degree, the liberal arts give you a leg up in just about any other field (philosophy majors on Wall Street ... architecture graduates creating Broadway sets ... etc. etc.).
Discover: The Root of Gravity.
It’s amazing to me that we still haven’t sussed gravity. I was digging around this subject just the other week.
Aeon Essays: The civic drama of Socrates trial.
You know, going back to read Socrates as an adult (after grade school glances), you realize that to be stuck conversing with Socrates must have been annoying as hell. He wanted you to reflect on your own beliefs, and live in accordance with the logic of one’s choices. There would be no going to church and holding pro-choice beliefs - you’d have to live your conviction, or change that conviction. Yet ... we need to discuss the ‘noble lie’ ... pertinent to today’s political landscape.
DP Review: Fujifilm goes medium format - What you need to know about the GFX 50S.
Shoulder shrugs. First thing I think of. If Fuji’s beautiful color rendition translates to 50MP, this’ll be a stunner.
PS Mag: Early Childhood Education Is Not a Profession
“There is no recognized early childhood education profession. The early childhood education field does not conform to the standards of organized professions nor is it held accountable as such, as reflected in the variability in teachers’ knowledge and skills.” Really? Seriously?
SciAm: Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck.
The Atlantic: What America Lost as Women Entered the Workforce.
Long read. The little old ‘widder ladies’ kept eyes on us kids, made sure we behaved within the bounds of propriety. Well, as long as we were within the range of failing eyesight.
Bike EXIF: When the pavement runs out - Vintage Electric’s scrambler.
This could make commuting into Santa Fe on the Rail Trail a real blast.
The Atlantic: The Vexing Economics of Obamacare.
“Single-payer health care ... [snip] ... would be the clearest way of solving the access-affordability conundrum.” Their ‘con’, that people ‘don’t want to give up their plans or physicians’ - they’ve already had to multiple times now, due to the ACA. That’s not a valid argument.
DYT: Teens In Britain Are Taking Driving Lessons In BMW Supercars.
Hope she took the shoes off. Otherwise, fail.
Authority Nutrition: Casein Protein Is Way Underrated.
Interesting. I may try it out for overnight or post-workout.
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.