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Fitness Site Accidentally Shows Sexual Activity

photogchris Re:Problem (297 comments)

"and forsaking all other remain true to him/her as long as you both shall live?"

I guess it just depends on the vows you choose, be sure to read and fully understand the EULA.

more than 3 years ago

Antarctic Experiment Finds Puzzling Distribution of Cosmic Rays

photogchris Not ordinary Cosmic Rays (119 comments)

Oh, I know what is going on. With all the earthquakes, floods, oil well leaks and explosions, global warming. Those aren't any ordinary cosmic rays, they are Mongo Rays! Lord Ming has it in for us. Where is Flash and Dr. Zarkov when we need them?

more than 4 years ago

World's Fastest Hybrid OK'd For Production

photogchris Re:Tesla (208 comments)

Sorry, but different Poreche. the hybrid is a 918 spyder, your linking to a Boxster spyder. Basically the Boxster has a 320hp flat 6 while the hybrid 918 has a 500hp V8 plus 2 109hp electric motors. Also it looks to be 4 times more expensive then the Tesla at about $650,000!

more than 4 years ago

More Gas Station Credit-Card Skimmers

photogchris Re:Do they really need a key? (251 comments)

Saw something on Discovery involving a competitive lock picker. He was given a normal off the self dead bolt to pick, took about 30 seconds. Next was a commercial dead bolt. After a few minutes he stated it could take him up to two hours to pick. Sure, could be hype and not the same as a fuel pump lock. But, if true I would guess picking a commercial lock on a fuel pump would not be so easy.

more than 4 years ago

Antidepressants In the Water Are Making Shrimp Suicidal

photogchris So is this happening now? (182 comments)

Okay, after reading the summery of the study. Parasites in shrimp can cause them to travel toward light and swim against gravity. The parasites act as a serotonin modulator. One particular antidepressant Fluoxetine does the same thing. This action can be bad for the shrimp. The level of Fluoxetine was 100 ng/L. How many liters in the gulf? About 2.43400 × 10^18 liters. So we need to dump a littler over 24 million metric tons of Fluoxetine into the gulf to see this concentration? Actually I am asking, I could be wrong on my math.

Oh I get it, waste drugs should not be put into the ecosystem. They can affect animals just as much as humans. But the story this links to is just FUD and the study is behind a paywall.

more than 4 years ago

'Forest Bathing' Considered Healthful

photogchris Re:Am I the only one? (252 comments)

a water nymph originally of Greek mythology.

more than 4 years ago

Ban On Photographing Near Gulf Oil Booms

photogchris Re:huh? (435 comments)

Okay, shooting water is more difficult then saying "no problem". So, shoot at right angles to the sun using a polarizing filter, shoot early to mid morning or on an overcast day. Avoid mid day to mid afternoon sun. Use your histogram to adjust your exposure and avoid blowing out you whites. You know, do everything your suppose to do when shooting in a challenging environment. That is just part of photography.

I would agree on shooting the oil being on top of it would be best. Really being above it like in an aircraft would be ideal. There you can get some perspective and scale. Otherwise charter a commercial fishing boat(plenty needing money right now) with a 30' tower to get a better angle.

Maybe the big problem is a difference in opinion of what the final image should be. You may want a close up of the oil in water, while I think an oil covered boom delivers a clearer idea of what is happening to the environment. With a close up you see the oil and nothing else. A longer view will show more and make a larger impact with the viewer. At least, that is my opinion.

more than 4 years ago

Ban On Photographing Near Gulf Oil Booms

photogchris Re:huh? (435 comments)

I seriously have to question if you know what a felony is. A felon can lose their 2nd amendment rights, the right to vote or serve on a jury, be banned from working as a lawyer, teacher or a career in the military and with the 3 strike laws can face life in prison.
I have no problem with a 65' boundary, nothing a 300mm lens can't handle. But this should be no more then a misdemeanor.

more than 4 years ago

Local Newspapers Use F/OSS For a Day

photogchris Re:For a day? (460 comments)

Nope, that is a blending mode. Adjustment layers provide tools like curves, levels, saturation, etc... that can be readjusted, masked, grouped and attached to a layer. This is very powerful and something that I have been using for a number of years. I would love for the Gimp to have these tools, but 16 bit per channel is the biggest deal breaker for me.

more than 4 years ago

Local Newspapers Use F/OSS For a Day

photogchris Re:For a day? (460 comments)

The big three that make the Gimp a no go for me. No support for 16bit per channel. I know this in the future but not there now. And Cinepaint is not the Gimp. Support for my wacom pen is Very laggy, not really usable. Blame it on wacom if you wish, but photoshop is responsive. No adjustment layers. I need those three elements in just about every photo I touch. There is more. Support of layer masks are a bit lagging. It is there but I have yet to find a good way to transform a mask into a selection (CTRL/Cmd - Click in photoshop) I would love to have an editor that I could use on the road with my linux laptop but for now I still edit everything on my windows desktop with photoshop.

more than 4 years ago


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