Photos that Changed the World
Little Rock desegregation
Last Jew of Vinnitsa
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Your printer is lying to you
By covering up a sensor on the side of the toner cartridge with a piece of electrical tape he tricked the printer into thinking the cartridge was full. Well, not so much trick as convince: Manjoo says his printer's been going strong ever since, eight months and hundred of pages down the road, pumping out perfect pages.
Printers of both the laser and inkjet variety are notorious not just for requiring expensive replacement cartridges but for trying to get you to replace them well before you need to. It's epidemic in the industry, to the point where class action lawsuits have filed against Epson and Hewlett-Packard over the trickery.
Yes you read correctly, TECH demo. She's fake. She IS the demo.
Until the 1:30 mark when they revert back to the source (the real actress), her entire face is being simulated by the technology.
Peace out uncanny valley!
Meet "Emily" - Image Metrics Tech Demo
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
How to Win a Photography Competition
1. Know and Follow the Competition Rules
2. Stick to the Theme of the Competition
3. Do Some Research
4. Avoid Cliches and Stand Out
5. Aim for Technical Brilliance
6. Avoid Distracting Elements
7. Go for a Reaction
8. Enter Another Competition
Thursday, August 21, 2008
25 Most Colorful Lakes on Earth [pics]
Peyto Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Perito Moreno in Patagonia, Argentina
Five Flower Lake in Jiuzhaigon National Park, China
salt lakes, Uyuni, Bolivia
Wise Lake, Congaree National Park, South Carolina.
Yellow Lake, Mill Hollow in the Unita Forest
Bluff Lake near Starkville, Mississippi
Henley Lake, New Zealand
Green Lake, Wisconsin
red lake at Sanetsch Pass, Switzerland
Albertville in the French Alps
Red salt lake, Tunisia
Lake Murray, South Carolina
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Blue Lake in South Australia
champagne pool, rotorua, new zealand
Kelimutu in Flores, Indonesia
Dark, brooding and menacing. This apparition, which materialised over the skies of Hertfordshire, looks like an expensive special effect from a horror movie.
The strange globular clouds, which resemble drops of oil poured into a murky pond, appear to herald the appearance of an alien spacecraft, here to cause havoc.
In fact, this picture shows a rare but perfectly natural (and perfectly harmless, provided you do not try to fly through it in light aircraft) meteorological phenomenon known as a mammatus cloud.
This picture was taken by Ian Pattison, 31, an assistant librarian, outside his home in St Albans last week. He said: 'I got a new phone last week and when I saw this amazing sky, I just grabbed it and started snapping.'
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sandstone arch collapses in national park in Utah
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah: One of the largest and most photographed
arches in Arches National Park has collapsed.
The arch, called Wall
Arch, was along Devils Garden Trail, one of the most popular in the park. For
years, the arch has been a favorite stopping point
Paul Henderson, the park's chief of interpretation,
said the arch had been claimed by forces that would eventually destroy others in
the park: gravity and erosion.
This is a shame. I have never been to arches but it is the loss of a great photographic asset.