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Guardian.UK: Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon: ‘It puts a spell on people’.

When Lyndon was released, it seemed to never leave the theatres it occupied. I swear it felt like for half my youth, I’d walk up to the Hobby Shop past Lyndon movie posters at The Garden theatre in Princeton. A few years ago, I deigned to watch it, and was enchanted. It’s a must-see.

07/19/16 • 10:08 AM • ArtsEntertainmentHistoryMotion Graphics • No Comments

Luminous Landscape: Whither Adobe? Issues With Accurate Printing From Lightroom and Photoshop.

Roll back or wait for final prints in August. Needs a faster fix, IMHO. This is important software for many.

07/18/16 • 06:11 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Never Trump faction rebels on the floor of Republican convention - video.

Last comment heard on the video: “Did they just railroad us ... ?” Yep. Again, ignoring Roberts Rules of Order.

Later: Journalists removed? So much for the brash bragging about patriotism.

07/18/16 • 05:52 PM • Human RightsPolitics • No Comments

SEO Chat: 4 Of the Most Destructive (And Common) Blogging Tips You’ve Ever Heard.

Did you know that the majority of blogs become inactive within 100 days after creation?” 6,000+ days and counting ... I agree with the tips. But who’d listen to such drivel?

07/18/16 • 04:51 PM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Ghost in the Machine: The Unbearable Whiteness of Trump.

*Sigh.* Would that we didn’t have to learn the same lessons over and over and over again ...

07/18/16 • 01:32 PM • HistoryPolitics(2) Comments

The Nation: As the GOP Convention Begins, Ohio Is Purging Tens of Thousands of Democratic Voters.

The fear is that voters who cast ballots in 2008 but have not participated since, particularly first-time voters for Obama, will show up in 2016 to find that they are no longer registered. Ohio has purged more voters over a 5-year period than any other state.” Every dirty trick in the book.

07/18/16 • 01:09 PM • Human RightsPolitics • No Comments

Premier Guitar/Album Review: Jeff Beck’s Bigger, Better, Badder “Loud Hailer”.

Jeff Beck is playing some of the best guitar of his life. He is completely at the top of his game and there’s nobody even close.

07/18/16 • 01:01 PM • HistoryMusic(7) Comments

c|net: The fabulous flying boats of the Solent Sky museum.

Bucket list. I built a plastic model of the Supermarine S6, once upon a time.

07/18/16 • 11:48 AM • HistoryTravelVehicles • No Comments

SciAm: Why Does Time Seem to Speed Up with Age?

... our early years tend to be relatively overrepresented in our autobiographical memory and, on reflection, seem to have lasted longer. Of course, this means we can also slow time down later in life. We can alter our perceptions by keeping our brain active, continually learning skills and ideas, and exploring new places.” And that, my friends, is the meat of this article.

07/18/16 • 11:40 AM • PsychologyScience • No Comments

Guardian.UK: South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes.

At only a quarter of its eventual capacity, the MeerKat radio telescope captures 1,300 galaxies in tiny corner of universe where only 70 were known before.” Excellent.

07/18/16 • 11:37 AM • NatureScience • No Comments

Macintouch Forums: Building My $1200 Hackintosh.

Of interest.

07/18/16 • 11:29 AM • AppleHardwareSoftware • No Comments

OpenCulture: Fashionable 2,000-Year-Old Roman Shoe Found in a Well.

Reminds me of the old clip-in bike shoes. I suppose everyone thinks of togas and sandals, for Romans.

07/18/16 • 11:06 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

Valet.: Building Muscle Just Got a Whole Lot Simpler.

But you should still work to temporary muscle failure, for best effect. Even with NO weight, that can kill you. Try doing walking lunges until failure. You’ll see what I mean ... for about three days.

07/18/16 • 10:41 AM • Physical Fitness • No Comments

The Atlantic: The Decline of Social Mobility in America.

Those who make very little money in their first jobs will probably still be making very little decades later, and those who start off making middle-class wages have similarly limited paths. Only those who start out at the top are likely to continue making good money throughout their working lives.” Or, for those like myself, boom-and-bust cycles. I feel like I’ve lived many different lives in my span of time. You have to be willing to risk, be bold.

07/18/16 • 10:34 AM • EconomicsPersonal • No Comments

ArtDaily: 1966 race car project sells for over £80,000, three times its estimate.

The rear ... ug-ly. But I should probably withhold judgment until restoration.

07/18/16 • 10:32 AM • ConsumptionHistorySportsVehicles • No Comments

‘5297 unread articles.’

Not so bad, really. I’ve seen worse.

07/18/16 • 10:23 AM • InternetPersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Economist: America’s airlines are introducing a class below economy.

... some people suspect a more nefarious motive: Delta and its rivals are making basic economy so unpleasant that people will pay extra to “upgrade” to standard economy.” No joke, weren’t some contemplating standing room?

07/18/16 • 10:21 AM • TravelVehicles(8) Comments

I’m here, I’m alive.

I forgot to schedule posts when I should have. 25th wedding anniversary trip! Didn’t want to let the entire internet public know my house was empty and waiting for brutalization. What a time to be gone! Nice, Baton Rouge, Tuppence (Trump-Pence). I see I didn’t miss ANYTHING ... links when I can, as I plow through the backlog. My aggregator’s probably going to force-quit itself [internet software equivalent of suicide] for overload when I open it shortly ...

07/18/16 • 09:47 AM • PersonalWeblogs(2) Comments

In These Times: Many Pro-Bernie Groups Still Don’t Trust Clinton. Here’s Their Plan.

the bulk of People for Bernie’s efforts, Wong says, will be devoted to advocating for policies like single-payer health care and debt-free college that formed the core of Sanders’ platform—by holding Clinton accountable to the commitments she made during negotiations over the Democratic platform and pushing her to the left on issues where she and grassroots activists remain divided.” Well, that’s their only move at this point. Let’s hope they all stick to the agenda.

07/13/16 • 11:00 AM • EconomicsHealthHuman RightsPolitics(2) Comments

ANN: Vatican Library digitises 1,600 year-old manuscript containing works of Virgil.

Virgin Virgil. Nice.

07/13/16 • 10:58 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • No Comments

Mashable: A massive heat wave is poised to envelop the U.S. from coast to coast next week.

More?!!! Dear God, help us survive. We’ve had little break. Our night time temps are just not getting below 70 until midnight. Rough sleeping, sans A/C.

07/13/16 • 10:57 AM • EnvironmentalPersonal • No Comments

FishbowlNY: Jennifer Aniston Sparks Lively Celebrity Journalism Discussion.

Jennifer, I wish you had spoken out earlier. I wish you hadn’t given all those interviews over the years where you described your diets and exercise regimen with the implication that we should all follow your lead if we wanted to be beautiful and acceptable.” Biting the hand ... ?

07/13/16 • 10:50 AM • EntertainmentFoodHealthHuman RightsPhotography • No Comments

DYT: China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu”.

Ya gotta admit, it’s cool.

07/13/16 • 09:56 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel1 Comment

Bicycling: Heart Health - Why Fitness Alone Isn’t Enough.

I agree. Don’t waste time with an EKG or Holter monitor setup. Go straight to the stress echocardiogram. It’s the only test that gives physicians actionable information.

07/13/16 • 09:21 AM • HealthPersonal • No Comments

NY’er: Headphones Everywhere.

You know, it’s curious. I stopped going to the gym about three years ago, and recently started back up. When I left, earbuds were the rage. Today, people are walking around with giant cans on their heads. My theory is (without any basis of evidence) that earbuds - no matter the price - sound like crap unless you have ears that fit the three-standard-size flanges. When you have ill-fitting earbuds, you tend to jack the volume, causing temporary deafness. I suspect everyone’s grokked to the fact that there’s nothing quite like the quality of sound of real headphones, and the volume can be set at an eardum-saving level. So you look like Mickey Mouse. At least you’ve got a soundtrack as you glazedly wander around the gym ... blissfully isolated from weight-banging, grunts and groans, fans, elliptical and treadmill whine ...

07/13/16 • 08:56 AM • DesignGeneralMusic • No Comments
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