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Why the Clarice/Hannibal scene works so well - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Brilliant analysis that's part of Tony Zhou ongoing Every Frame a Painting series. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Every Frame a Painting - Silence of the Lambs - http://everyframeapainting.tumblr.com/post...
"In drama, two characters walk into a room. Each wants something from the other. The question of the scene is: who gets what they want?" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Syracuse University bravely saves students from exposure to journalism - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
Syracuse University bravely saves students from exposure to journalism - The Washington Post
"However, du Cille — a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, which I should really say three times, because he has won the award three times — was not able to speak to the students, because he was told not to come to the campus, because he was in a place where there is Ebola and that freaks some people out." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Gotcha: Chicago Generates Millions In New Tickets By Shortening The Time Of Yellow Lights | JONATHAN TURLEY - http://jonathanturley.org/2014...
Having just been in Chicago, one of the most prevalent subject of conversation (despite the football season of course) is the ever-rising number of tickets being given to drivers. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
FBI director to citizens: Let us spy on you | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/securit...
"Both law enforcement and intelligence agencies have complained that such technology will curtail their ability to do their job. In essence, US law enforcement and national security agencies want citizens to accept spying as a possibility and to rely on policy, rather than on technology, to make sure that it’s lawful." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/busines...
Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers - The Atlantic
"According to the most recent figures, 9.3 million Americans are unemployed, but 4.8 million jobs stand empty because employers can’t find people to fill them. With new technology transforming work across a range of sectors, more and more businesses are struggling to find workers with the skills to man new machines and manage new processes." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
The Greatest Maps in History, Collected in One Fantastic Book | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The Greatest Maps in History, Collected in One Fantastic Book | WIRED
"Maps are more than a measure of space; they are also records of how humans have understood, examined, and reconsidered the earth throughout history. In his new book, Great Maps, Jerry Brotton uses over 60 milestones to guide us through our cartographic heritage." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
10% of cell sites examined violate FCC rules limiting excessive radio-frequency radiation - Android Authority - http://www.androidauthority.com/10-cell...
According to the Wall Street Journal, six engineers examined 5,000 cell tower sites and found that 1 in 10 of the sites violated FCC rules requiring the use of barricades and signs preventing people from getting too close. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Learn Proper Global Dining Etiquette With This Chart - http://lifehacker.com/learn-p...
Whether you're abroad, or going out to a foreign restaurant locally, you need to be sensitive to the dining etiquette of the culture. This chart gives you a broad overview of table manners around the world. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
‘Alien’ at 35: Sigourney Weaver reflects on Ridley Scott’s masterpiece | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies...
‘Alien’ at 35: Sigourney Weaver reflects on Ridley Scott’s masterpiece | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times
"Ridley Scott’s landmark “Alien” arrived in theaters 35 years ago this year, introducing moviegoers to an actress named Sigourney Weaver. As Ellen Ripley, Weaver delivered a mesmerizing performance that catapulted her into the Hollywood spotlight and broke significant ground for women in genre. Three decades later, Weaver notes that any message of empowerment the original film might have communicated was accidental and not an effort on Scott’s part to blaze a new trail." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Drone racing in the woods evokes more than a few Star Wars memories - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Drone racing in the woods evokes more than a few Star Wars memories
"There's a global tournament coming in about a year, and the club would like to see events stream online so that you can get that first-person experience from afar. The group's Herve Pellarin even predicts that drones will get virtual lasers to "shoot down" opponents Wipeout-style. FAA regulations may prevent this remote-controlled racing from getting started in the US for a while, but it's good to know that the framework for it already exists." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
How police hacked Mail on Sunday to identify source who exposed Chris Huhne | Daily Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
How police hacked Mail on Sunday to identify source who exposed Chris Huhne | Daily Mail Online
"MPs last night warned that police use of RIPA to spy on journalists was a disproportionate use of power that would deter whistleblowers from approaching the media because of fears they could be unmasked by police. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, said: ‘It is deeply disturbing that the police have hacked into offices of a major UK newspaper. They have struck a serious blow against press freedom.’" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
British journalists call for an end to “routine” surveillance | Courage Foundation - https://couragefound.org/2014...
British journalists call for an end to “routine” surveillance | Courage Foundation
"A new scandal has demonstrated that journalists have a real interest in fighting surveillance – and that current UK practices put source protection right in the firing line. This month, London’s Metropolitan Police published a report that confirmed they had used surveillance powers to obtain the phone records of Sun journalist Tom Newton Dunn without his knowledge in order to find out who his source was." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
vicster: full-bodied
Gah. I think I'm going to have to replace my Ultra soon. It just doesn't seem to hold a charge for more than a few hours. It's spending more and more time on the charger instead of on my body. :-/
But I guess 2 years is a good run, given the daily use. - vicster: full-bodied
Bummer. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
Zip is better in this respect -- just put a new watch battery in it every few months. - Bruce Lewis
2yrs is a pretty good run but bummer you have to spend the money to get a new one. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
That's strange. My Ultra is nearly 2.5 years old, and still holds a charge for more than a week, wearing it daily. - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight | WIRED
Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight | WIRED
"Police departments around the country have been distributing thousands of free copies of spyware to parents to monitor their children’s activity, a fact that’s come to light in the wake of a federal indictment this week against the maker of one commercial spyware tool on wiretapping charges." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
The History Of The English Language In One Chart - http://io9.com/the-his...
The History Of The English Language In One Chart
"Lantz's diagram is also fascinating in that it beautifully illustrates how cultural injections influence the evolution of language. For English, this ranged from the Viking and Norman invasions through to the Renaissance mixing and empiric imports, such as Hindi and Arabic." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of Erupting Volcano in Iceland | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
"This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It’s proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano—close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Walking through Lincoln - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
25 Facts Even Trekkies Probably Didn't Know About Star Trek | Diply - http://diply.com/trendyj...
25 Facts Even Trekkies Probably Didn't Know About Star Trek | Diply
25 Facts Even Trekkies Probably Didn't Know About Star Trek | Diply
"This is dedicated to the Trekkies out there, you die-hard-fans. I bet you anything that you're probably such a hardcore Star Trek fan that you confidently think that there's not even one thing you didn't know about it. When you read the title you gave a little gasp of air and clicked on the link at warp-speed in hopes to prove the article wrong, because how dare I challenge your knowledge?" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
24 Words That Are Better In German - http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesome...
24 Words That Are Better In German
"3. In German, a mullet is a “Vokuhila”, which is a portmanteau of “vorne kurz, hinten lang” which translates to “short in the front, long in the back.”" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Soderbergh: study Raiders of the Lost Ark as a silent black & white film - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Soderbergh: study Raiders of the Lost Ark as a silent black & white film - Boing Boing
"Director Steven Soderbergh removed the dialogue and color from Raiders of the Lost Ark to fully showcase Spielberg's mastery of visual staging." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
"I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It... more... - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
13 Principles Week of Action: Secret Law is Not Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation - https://www.eff.org/deeplin...
13 Principles Week of Action: Secret Law is Not Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation
13 Principles Week of Action: Secret Law is Not Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"One of the many ways that the NSA’s mass surveillance violates the human rights of both Americans and others around the world is that it teeters on a huge pile of secret law. Let’s be clear. Under international human rights law, secret “law” doesn’t even qualify as “law” at all." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Artist gets Google results removed to 'highlight' his new work - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's "right to be forgotten" ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The Country? | Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/article...
On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers, surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Shevonne
RT @saladinahmed: I'm pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. http://huff.to/X2lS0d http://t.co/8xWaFbQGml
RT @saladinahmed: I'm pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. http://huff.to/X2lS0d http://t.co/8xWaFbQGml
Wow, that is terrible! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Geez :( - Stephen Mack
"You're fired. Good luck with the whole cancer thing! As always, Dr. Heartless" - Stephen Mack
No need to read, the letter says "let the air out of my tires and put flaming poo on my front porch". What a guy. - Eric - It's My Thing
That's harsh. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Whoa. Is that illegal or just asshole-y? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
And by being fired, doesn't she lose her health benefits to pay for her treatment? This is so wrong, immoral and in most civilized countries illegal. - Nils Sandin from iPhone
Nils Sandin
Detroit's Under-Funded Fire Departments Use a Soda Can For a Fire Alarm - http://gizmodo.com/detroit...
Where absent money leaves gaps, ingenuity fills in. Nowhere is that more true than in Detroit's fire departments, where, as Detroit Free Press reporter Tresa Baldas shows us, a soda can full of jangling coins and screws alerts the Motor City's long-suffering heroes when there's an emergency. via Pock - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic
"A white vehicle appears above the trees, a tiny plane a bit bigger than a seagull. It glides towards Parfitt, pitches upwards to a vertical position, and hovers near him, a couple hundred feet in the air. From its belly, a package comes tumbling downward, connected by a thin line to the vehicle itself. Right before the delivery hits the ground, it slows, hitting the earth with a tap. The delivery slows, almost imperceptibly, just before it hits the ground, hardly kicking up any dust." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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NIN: The Making of the "Closer" Video - http://vimeo.com/3704806
NIN: The Making of the "Closer" Video
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Cool what they did 20 years ago. - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls | Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/article...
Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy SIII body, features high-powered encryption. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Mark H
The Notting Hill Carnival
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We had a few hours to spare on Sunday when we popped up to London to see my wife's cousin and discovered very late on that the Notting Hill Carnival was taking place so headed across the city to check it out. - Mark H
It would be fair to say that my wife initially didn't like it but, after we'd been there a little while, she really grew to absolutely loathe the entire event. This, sadly, curtailed my growing enjoyment of the carnival. It was noisy, crowded, full of mostly glum-looking people, and ankle deep in filth in many places. In short: it was fabulous. I wished I'd had longer there. You'll... more... - Mark H
My complete set of carnival photos can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos... - Mark H
Hahaha! You're an odd duck, sir. - Spidra Webster
It would seem after years of this festival, they would know how many trash bins they would need for the crowds, and that they should be emptied regularly. Or do the trash collectors only work Monday-Friday? - Nils Sandin
Now I'm totally combing through to see if I can spot my friends. My friends who moved there, and my friends who are in town for Kate Bush were all at the carnival :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Nils: I did wonder if the lack of bins might not be for security reasons but it might actually be as simple as realising that people won't use them once they've had a few drinks and it's just as easy to send the sweepers down the road overnight. - Mark H
Wow, that was a lot of trash! I could see either reason, but dang. - Jennifer Dittrich
Be thankful I didn't take pictures of the toilet facilities. Women (and men in need of a sit down) got to queue ten-deep at the portaloos. Men had urinals set up in the street. I'd not seen them before and it was... unsettling. A bit like these - http://www.urinal.net/lowland... - but not quite. Imagine about a hundred on the pavement and men jostling to use them. Lovely stuff. - Mark H
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