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Ted Cruz has lost it. Quoting Cicero v. Catiline?

Catiline was a Senator wanting to overthrow the Republic.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

11/20/14 • 09:04 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

365/2: 322. Meet ‘Flit’, our wintering hummingbird.

365/2: 322.

We have a wintering hummingbird. Up at 6AM to give him warm sugar water (it’s below 27 at night here, when sugar water freezes). He’s skittish as all get-out, and I have to sneak up on him to get any image at all. Tight crop, through a screen. Hopefully he’ll get tamer if he sticks around.

Job #1 right now is keeping him alive through these cold nights. The skittish behavior is something we’ve observed before, when instinct takes over. He obviously would love to migrate, but can’t lace up enough food sources to make it ... so he’ll disappear for a day, half a day, and then reappear. If he could make it to the Bosque down in Albuquerque, he’d have food sources all the way down to Mexico. It’s this first 75 miles that’s brutal for late migrators.

11/20/14 • 08:47 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe LocalScience(2) Comments

ArtDaily: O’Keeffe painting sells for more than 3x the previous world auction record ...

... for any female artist. Here: “Seven bidders competed for Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, but it was a prolonged battle between two determined bidders that drove the price to this record height – nearly tripling the work’s high estimate of $15 million.

11/20/14 • 07:46 PM • ArtsEconomicsHistorySanta Fe Local • No Comments

SciAm: Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Encouragingly, Uscinski and Parent found that education makes a difference in reducing conspiratorial thinking: 42 percent of those without a high school diploma are high in conspiratorial predispositions, compared with 23 percent with postgraduate degrees. Even so, that means more than one in five Americans with postgraduate degrees show a high predisposition for conspiratorial belief.

11/20/14 • 02:55 PM • PsychologyScience(3) Comments

CJR: Texas reporters fight for access to fracking facts.

Let some sun shine in. To me, this policy bespeaks a great deal of fear.

11/20/14 • 02:53 PM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHuman RightsNewsPolitics • No Comments

Expedition Portal: Inuvik or Bust - To the End of the Earth in a BMW M Coupe.

Some challenged spelling in spots, but a fun read nonetheless.

11/20/14 • 02:38 PM • TravelVehicles • No Comments

DP Review: Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency.

Improving product from China murdered them. Many’s the time I thought of going for Metz rather than Canon or Nikon, but the savings and/or features were never enough to steer me in their direction. I will miss having them available as a quality option.

11/20/14 • 02:32 PM • EconomicsHardwarePhotography • No Comments

Italian Ways: The paradox of the Ducati RR 3404.1 ”breadbox”.

Not a motorcycle. A tube radio.

11/20/14 • 01:02 PM • ArtsHardwareHistoryMusic • No Comments

Bush Smarts: Camp Coffee Kit.

How upscale. We used a clean sock, a pot, and lots of boiling in Texas. Stronger? Boil longer. Worked great. And so lightweight (one slightly-stained sock).

Later: I have to laugh. The ‘boiling in Texas’ was absolutely necessary. [Not.] Mangled grammar! I’ll leave it.

11/20/14 • 10:37 AM • ConsumptionDesignFood(2) Comments

Science of Us: Look at How Texting Is Warping Your Spine.

An adult head weighs 10 to 12 pounds in the neutral position. As the head tilts forward, the forces seen by the neck surges to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees and 60 pounds at 60 degrees.”  I was wondering why I see so many human ‘vultures’ around - and it’s worst in the young!

11/20/14 • 10:34 AM • HardwareHealthInternetMobile • No Comments

PS Mag: How Old Brains Learn New Tricks.

In visual learning experiments in which participants must remember sets of images or look for minute changes in an image, older experimental subjects can learn at about the same rate as younger people.” An opening for online learning, certainly.

11/20/14 • 10:28 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

The Luminous Landscape: Vision 13 - Photographer’s Block.

Good advice. I’d add skim through Newhall’s History of Photography.

11/20/14 • 10:26 AM • PhotographyPsychology • No Comments

DP Review: Sony announces Alpha 7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis IS.

Ah. Because of the MPs, this is still the most intriguing of the mirrorless cameras (IMHO). This may finally spur a rental.

11/20/14 • 10:24 AM • ConsumptionDesignHardwarePhotography(2) Comments

TNR: A Defense of Reason.

Reason is an intensely romantic pursuit, especially if one finds romance in struggle. Reason’s victories are almost never final. It is always surrounded by unreason, which is always more popular.

11/20/14 • 09:28 AM • PsychologyScholarlyScience • No Comments

Variety: Netflix Picks Up ‘Longmire’ for Season 4.

FANTASTIC. Thank you, Netflix!

11/19/14 • 06:45 PM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local • No Comments

365/2: 321. Looking out over the state grazing lands ...

365/2: 321.

11/19/14 • 06:41 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Santa Fe New Mexican: Uber launches in Santa Fe.

Color me surprised. Sure enough, here they are.

11/19/14 • 03:26 PM • InternetMobileSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Stanford.EDU: Stanford archaeologist reveals health care in the ancient world.

At Deir el-Medina, we see two health care networks happening. [snip] There’s a professional, state-subsidized network so the state can get what it wants – a nice tomb for the king. Parallel to this, there’s a private network of families and friends. And this network has pressure to take care of its members, for fear of public shaming, such as being divorced for neglect or even disinherited.

11/19/14 • 02:57 PM • HistoryPoliticsReligionScience • No Comments

Photo Attorney: Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits.

Cut to the chase: “I also want to emphasize that commercial photography only requires a permit if the photography takes place at locations where members of the public are not allowed, or uses models, sets, or props. Commercial film and photography permit fees should be primarily viewed as land-use fees. If the activity presents no more impact on the land than that of the general public, then it shall be exempt from permit requirements.” My italic emphasis.

11/19/14 • 02:15 PM • LawNaturePhotographyPolitics • No Comments

zenhabits: Writer as Coder - The Iterative Way to Write a Book.

Feedback as you go. Not a bad idea.

11/19/14 • 01:56 PM • ArtsBooks(2) Comments

the interpreter: ISIS beheadings are a grotesque media strategy

None of these actions are designed to dissuade Western military intervention in Iraq or Syria, or even to goad the West into becoming decisively committed on the ground, because ISIS understands this is unlikely to occur. Rather, it has a much more short-term aim: to get ISIS’s military and political setbacks out of the media cycle and replace them with bloody imagery that demonstrates ISIS is still a force.” It is very unsettling to see social media and personal branding strategies used for these purposes.

11/19/14 • 01:55 PM • Human RightsInternetLawMotion GraphicsPoliticsReligionSocial Media • No Comments

Youtube: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy gag reel - Dance Off.

Classic.

11/19/14 • 01:25 PM • EntertainmentMotion Graphics • No Comments

Youtube: Introducing Lantern: One Device = Free Data Forever.

Cool idea. More.

11/19/14 • 11:35 AM • HardwareHuman RightsInternetMobileTravel • No Comments

BonjourLife: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Concept.

Nice. But the closed wheels might make it squirrelly in crosswinds.

11/19/14 • 11:30 AM • ConsumptionDesignVehicles • No Comments

BBC: Trip Advisor couple ‘fined’ £100 by hotel for bad review.

People should have the right to vent their disappointment if a hotel stay did not meet their expectations and should not be prevented from having their say.” Reviews are getting less and less useful for the consumer, as people become fearful of litigation.

11/19/14 • 11:27 AM • EconomicsInternetLawSocial MediaWeblogs(2) Comments
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