‘A SWEDISH photographer has strongly defended himself against claims from a tech blogger that his gripping image, which won the prestigious 2013 World Press Photo of the Year, was a fake.
‘The story in extremetech.com said that Hansen “took a series of photos – and then later, realizing that his most dramatically situated photo was too dark and shadowy, decided to splice a bunch of images together and apply a liberal amount of dodging (brightening) to the shadowy regions”.
‘But Hansen said he had done nothing of the sort. Here’s what he told us:…’
I Don’t Want Your F**&^%$# App
Terence Eden rants that some websites coerce you into downloading apps and I agree. But he was wrong to say that TheFreeDictionary is such a one. You can add TheFreeDictionary in your search engines and that’s not downloading. Read more of Eden’s rant here:
The parallel time zone and depression
The internal clock of the human brain
‘People with severe depression have a disrupted “biological clock” that makes it seem as if they are living in a different time zone to the rest of the healthy population living alongside them, a study has found.
‘It is the first time that depression has been linked unequivocally to the internal circadian clock of the human brain, which regulates the body’s day-and-night cycle over a 24 hour period, scientists said.
‘The researchers found that they could estimate a healthy person’s time of death to within a few hours by analysing the activity levels of a set of genes – whether they are switched on ‘high’ or ‘low’ – within certain regions of the deceased brain…’
The WebP Image Format Gets Mega-support
Facebook Joins Google in Push for WebP Image Format, Asks Firefox to Build in Support
Fix Write Protection Errors On a USB Stick
‘You’ve got your trusty USB flash drive plugged into your computer, and you go to copy some files to it. Then you get this – “The disk is write protected. Remove the write protection or use another disk.” Then you say, “Whaaaaaa….?!?!” How did this happen? This is your USB stick, you should be able to read, write and do whatever you want with it! Deep breath and stay calm. It is just an error message…’
- Gaza burial? 2013 World Press Photo of the Year was ‘enhanced’ (israelmatzav.blogspot.com)