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Border Patrol Agent Pulls Gun on Boy Scout after Detaining them for Photography, | Photography is Not a Crime: PINAC -
"After detaining a van of Boy Scouts for taking pictures at a checkpoint, threatening to throw them in prison for ten years on a fabricated felony, a United States Border Patrol whipped out his gun and aimed it at one of the boys, just to let him know he meant business." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Ontario police's Big Data assigns secret guilt to people looking for jobs, crossing borders - Boing Boing -
"There are no effective legal limits on when and to whom police can disclose unproven charges against you, 911 calls involving mental health incidents, and similar sensitive and prejudicial information; people have been denied employment, been turned back at the US border and suffered many other harms because Ontario cops send this stuff far and wide." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Stephan Planken
Took the day off to visit my boss in the hospital. Sophie wants to come with me so it will be a great ride to the city.
Wouldn't that qualify as a business trip? ;-) - Nils Sandin
It is, but since I brought Sophie along I just took the day off. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
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Op-Ed: Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity | Ars Technica -
"Well, congratulations to Satya Nadella and the Microsoft HR and communications teams, because you’re stealing from the best—or maybe you all took the same course in corporate doubletalk and truthiness as part of your MBA programs. Microsoft this morning announced far and away the largest round of layoffs in its history, and Nadella’s e-mail drips with that familiar mixture of faux sympathy and non-information that is so typical of carefully managed corporate communication." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
1 in 4 employees in the U.S. has no paid vacation time.
Good to live in Europe :-) - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Model 3 will be Tesla Motors’ electric car for the masses | Ars Technica -
Without pictures, since the Bookmarklet is broken. :-( - Nils Sandin
Leaked 'Star Wars Episode VII' set footage is fake, but still a must-see
Imperial Starport - Nils Sandin
Amit Patel
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian -
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian
"Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
4 EU countries prohibited or blocked publication of any aggregate interception data (Hungary, Romania, Malta and Ireland). In the same group as Qatar, S. Africa or Turkey..... - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
M+ museum collects Hong Kong's disappearing neon signs - -
M+ museum collects Hong Kong's disappearing neon signs -
"In 2010, authorities issued an ultimatum to the owner of Sammy's Kitchen, the steakhouse where the cow had been hanging for three decades, to take it down or face a fine of up to HK$200,000 ($25,000) and a year in jail." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Freedom Of Religion Is Obsolete, Superseded, And Harmful - Falkvinge on Infopolicy -
Freedom of religion was intended to guarantee freedom from governmental persecution because of private beliefs. Today, that freedom has been twisted and perverted into instead creating persecution against individuals, backed up by governmental force. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
New iOS App 'Shutter' Gives You Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage Completely Free -
Last year we featured StreamNation: a cloud storage solution built with photographers in mind. Well, a few days ago, StreamNation released a new cloud storage tool to the photography world that builds upon their existing services. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google | James Ball | Comment is free | -
When you Google someone from within the EU, you no longer see what the search giant thinks is the most important and relevant information about an individual. You see the most important information the target of your search is not trying to hide. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Todd Hoff
One thing I can't get used to is the British phrasing for "going to hospital" instead of the US "going to the hospital." It catches like a rusty latch every time I hear it. And I'll concede it even makes more sense, but that's the power of habit.
Hah, I just realized 'going to bed / going to the bed' parallel. (Canadians use the British 'to hospital' phrasing too). - Micah
British-isms are just strange. - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
The New OK Go Music Video is an Optical Illusion Tour de Force Shot in a Single Take -
The indie rock band OK Go has an uncanny ability to come up with some of the most creative, fun and visually compelling videos in the entire music industry. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Video: Fool Proof Tips to Secure & Store your Images using Lightroom with Peter KroghPhotoShelter Blog -
While organizing and backing up your images might not be the highest on your to-do list, it should definitely be high priority for working professionals. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Sheffield reporter threatened with arrest under anti-terrorism laws | Media | -
Sheffield reporter threatened with arrest under anti-terrorism laws | Media |
"Northern Rail said in a statement: “Members of the media must have written permission from the train operator which manages the station before undertaking any filming on station property. Under no circumstances are Northern Rail employees to be filmed without prior agreement from the Northern Rail press office.”" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
British police pulling the terrorist card again. - Nils Sandin
And to follow-up on Northern Rail's statement: Why should the media have less rights than a regular citizen, who can film all they want? And isn't that prior restraint to prevent the filming of employees? As a public event (albeit on private property), the employees have no expectation of privacy. Media can film them all they want, and Northern Rail can sort it out afterwards if it is broadcast/published. - Nils Sandin
Mark H
A little bit of history describing how the various standard image aspect ratios came into use and how these have translated to the dimensions of modern sensors on DSLRs. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Good video here on History of Aspect Ratio: - Nils Sandin
Amit Patel
The FF bookmarklet doesn't work for me anymore :( :(
it still works for me, except for sites w/ https, which never worked anyways. - imabonehead
You can copy the bit of Javascript for the bookmarklet, alter the http to https and save it as a second bookmarklet that will then work with https sites. - Mark H
Not working for me. Neither chrome or firefox on a mac. - Todd Hoff
Works now. And Mark, when I do that for youtube the videos don't show up. Is that a ff thing? - Todd Hoff
Todd, google enforces https:// and FF's backend linkifier only scans for youtube embeddables on http:// links, so you have to copy and paste, and remove the 's' manually. - NOT THE CRICKET
The issue with the bookmarklet is an issue with browsers. The official bookmarklet posted on the FF site, points to an http endpoint. Firefox was the first to break it in version 24, by forcing all mixed-media issues to be quashed by default, and throw a warning in the console. So on any https:// site, loading http:// assets fails. Of course you can load a higher security media in one... more... - NOT THE CRICKET
Thanks. I can't edit the URL from a bookmarklet post so I guess the only way is to not use it for https when you want associated media. - Todd Hoff
The native bookmarklet won't work for me anymore using Chrome Canary on a Mac, but will work on Safari or with Chrome under Windows 7. - Nils Sandin
Todd, only for youtube. You can still get the embedded images from the bookmarklet. Youtube is the only service they linkify against to generate the content, afaik. - NOT THE CRICKET
Nils, if you edit the bookmarklets address to https://friendfeed instead of http://friendfeed, it will work again. - NOT THE CRICKET
Just tried that, the bookmarklet popup window remain blank (and non-functional). - Nils Sandin
Could just be Canary, since still works on Safari and regular Chrome. - Nils Sandin
It still works for me on Chrome but not on Firefox(Mac). Haven't tried it on Windows. - Betsy
I checked. It stopped working for me on Firefox (Mac) on April 28. - Betsy
Oh hm, I use Chrome Beta for Mac. Maybe I should try stable. I've tried both http and https. - Amit Patel
Yeah it hasn't worked on Chrome Beta for Mac for awhile now. I've had to switch to Safari when I want to share something. - rönin
I just tried to post something with Firefox (PC) bookmarklet and it didn't work, but Chrome on PC worked. - Betsy
for youtube i just resorted to the on site sharing feature to twitter: from there everything get republished here. Less complicated way for me. - Aldo Oldo
Did anyone get this to work for chrome or chromium on mac? I'm on chromium v. 35.0.1916.153 and it no longer works for me. I tried http and https - jlk
It works for me with chrome and a Mac. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
Putting America’s ridiculously large $17 trillion economy into perspective by comparing US state GDPs to entire countries -
Putting America’s ridiculously large $17 trillion economy into perspective by comparing US state GDPs to entire countries
"America’s largest state economy is California, which produced $2.2 trillion of economic output in 2013, just slightly below Brazil’s GDP in the same year of $2.24 trillion. In 2013, California as a separate country would have been the 8th largest economy in the world, ahead of Russia ($2.1 trillion) and Italy ($2.07 trillion). And California’s population is only 38 million compared to Brazil’s population of almost 200 million, which means California produces the same economic output as Brazil with about 80% fewer people. That’s a testament to the superior, world-class productivity of the American worker." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
If the American worker is so superior (as the writer writes), then why are there so many economic problems for said superior worker? - Nils Sandin
I would say we have outsourced so many of our jobs that there are relatively few opportunities for American workers these days. Also, California probably makes a lot of profit on the backs of illegal immigrants who make very little. - Jenny H. from Android
Farmworkers in California are in better shape than in past years--and in any case agriculture represents less than $60 billion of California's $2.2 trillion, or less than 3%. (I was surprised we're down to 8th; California's been as high as 6th.) - Walt Crawford
Nils Sandin
Miles O’Brien on Life After Losing a Limb -- New York Magazine -
Miles O’Brien on Life After Losing a Limb -- New York Magazine
"An accident in February cost the TV reporter Miles O’Brien his left arm. He soon discovered that every movement, no matter how small, requires rethinking." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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In Ireland, 10 Years of Fresh Air - -
In Ireland, 10 Years of Fresh Air -
"Within a month, according to health-ministry studies, there was 97 percent compliance in all workplaces, including Ireland’s then-7,800 “public houses.” Polls even showed an 80 percent approval of the ban among Irish smokers." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Stephan Planken
Google search is increasingly useless to me. It just ignores search terms, as if they're just there for decoration.
Examples? - Nils Sandin
I find I keep having to put search terms in quotes and re-run the search to make it use the terms I typed in. - Betsy
I just searched for a vb script example for windows CE. It showed me results but it ignored a few terms. (This is just the latest example, seems to happen increasingly.) I can post the exact search terms later. (It was for the CE file system object and flen(). It ignored the flen or others.) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Overall I like the way that Google automatically searches on synonyms for my search terms. When I am being especially finicky about a search, I place all the terms in quotes. - Sean McBride
That seems the only way to make most of my searches work. It just seems to get worse over time. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I would prefer a way to search in specific domains so there's not so much cross pollution when a term is commonly used. - Todd Hoff
I've also found that the top results for my searches often leave out one or more search terms. - John (bird whisperer)
Nils Sandin
To defeat encryption, feds deploy the subpoena | Ars Technica -
To defeat encryption, feds deploy the subpoena | Ars Technica
"It's not shadowy spies or engineers from the National Security Agency secretly reading the hundreds of tips about government fraud that the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) has received in less than a month. Instead, it's lawyers from the President Barack Obama administration employing the power of the administrative subpoena in a bid to siphon data from POGO's encrypted submission portal." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - 25 Movies That Came Out 25 Years Ago - The Hollywood Gossip -
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - 25 Movies That Came Out 25 Years Ago - The Hollywood Gossip
"First phonebooths were Clark Kent's changing stations. Then they became time machines. Now they don't exist at all." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
I saw 12 of the 25 when they were released in theaters, additional 5 later on TV. So I guess 1989 was a pretty good year. :-) - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
New Statesman | The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers -
New Statesman | The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
"A new solution emerged: simply bury the digger in its own hole. Given the exceptional profits of London property development, why bother with the expense and hassle of retrieving a used digger – worth only £5,000 or £6,000 – from the back of a house that would soon be sold for several million? The time and money expended on rescuing a digger were better spent moving on to the next big deal." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Sunset With Sunspots - YouTube -
"Yesterday I went out to shoot a sunset I've planed since last summer. This time of the year, the Sun passes right behind a big radar tower if you stand at the Swedish National Biathlon Arena in Östersund. The radar tower is located about 10 km away from the arena in a small village called Ås." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
So far I'm at 4300 km after 2 years. :-) - Nils Sandin
is this your fitbit? - Halil
That's the data collector :) - Eivind from Android
Nils Sandin
We Finally Know Who’s Talked About the Most in Star Wars | Underwire | WIRED -
"There are a lot of words in Star Wars: 1,695, to be exact, according to Tom Murphy, who has not only counted them all, but recut the film to present them in alphabetical order. It’s a weirdly fascinating watch—there’s nothing quite like hearing the word “to” recited 234 times in quick succession—but we’ve taken it a step further, and picked through to find exactly how popular each of our favorite heroes and villains is." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher: Digital Photography Review -
The inside of a dishwasher isn't the most likely place you'd think of putting a rugged action camera, but that's exactly what one GoPro Hero 3 owner has done. The camera, along with a couple of light sources and an assortment of dishes, made the trip through a full wash cycle. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Warner Bros. Abruptly Just Delayed One Of Its Biggest Movies Of The Summer Until Next Year - Yahoo Finance -
"This is really unexpected. Warner Bros. just delayed one of its biggest movies of the summer, “Jupiter Ascending,” until next year. The big-budget sci-fi movie, starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, was set to be the next movie from the Wachowski siblings — the duo behind “The Matrix” series." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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