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29 Oct 20:30


29 Oct 22:00

The Internet Generation

30 Oct 10:00

The Truth With Regards to Arguing on the Internet

15 Oct 14:39

I Send On Average Five Takedown Notices To Web Hosts Every Day

by A Photo Editor

It's not fair, but it's hard to charge for something that you can multiply for no cost.

I sent takedown notices to a store selling phone cases, to Etsy for an artist hawking pirated prints of a fire ant, and to Twitter for an exterminator heading his company account with one of my bed bug photographs.This rate of commercial infringement is normal, as photographers and other online visual artists can attest. I deal with most cases by using a provision of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA that requires Web hosts to remove infringing content when informed. I send, on average, five takedown notices to Web hosts every day, devoting ten hours per week to infringements. Particularly egregious commercial infringers get invoices.

I actually have let a few of my most commonly infringed images go unenforced. I could not keep up, so I left these as a natural experiment. The result confirmed what I suspected: images that become widespread on the Internet are no longer commercially viable. Thousands of businesses worldwide now use one of my Australian ant photographs to market their services, for example, and not a single paying client has come forth to license that image since I gave up.

Copyright infringement for most artists is death by a thousand paper cuts. One $100 infringement here and there is harmless enough. But they add up, and when illegal commercial uses outnumber legal ones 20 to 1 in spite of ambitious attempts to stay ahead, we do not have a clear recourse. At some point, the vanishing proportion of content users who license content legally will turn professional creative artists into little more than charity cases, dependent only on the goodwill of those who pity artists enough to toss some change their way.

via Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer | Ars Technica.

29 Oct 19:40



29 Oct 07:13

MFW someone leaves the cursor on screen during a video.

29 Oct 21:57

Supervivencia estadística en el ajedrez

by (Alvy)


Oliver Brennan hizo todo un análisis a partir de una pregunta en Quora: ¿Cuáles son las probabilidades de supervivencia de cada pieza de ajedrez en los juegos históricos en general? Así que preparó los 2,2 millones de partidas de la base de datos Million Base 2.2 (que abarca hasta julio de 2013) y puso una máquina a hacer crujir números.

Si eres el peón de e2, date por jodido.

El resumen es que para las blancas el peón de e2 es el que más veces es eliminado de la partida; curiosamente para las negras es el caballo de g8… Las siguientes piezas son el resto de caballos y los peones centrales. Hay una curiosa simetría en el resultado, lo que es interesante dado que el tablero no es simétrico y los conceptos de ataque y defensa están muy marcados desde el principio.

Los dos reyes tienen –obviamente– una probabilidad de supervivencia del cien por cien hasta el momento en que termina la partida. Las siguientes piezas más resistentes son los peones laterales: h2, h7, g2, a2… Del resto de piezas curiosamente las torres suelen sobrevivir más que las damas (aunque por poco); de hecho los expertos saben que más o menos el 60 por ciento de las partidas acaban en los llamados «finales de torres».

Aquí hay una curiosa visualización animada movimiento a movimiento de cómo cambian los valores a lo largo del conjunto de partidas.

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28 Oct 00:00


by manextreme

27 Oct 00:42

manicpixiescreamnewt: sickfuture: cd in a microwave it looks...



cd in a microwave

it looks like an ancient rune activating its magic

27 Oct 18:29

Photography by Thomas Prior

by Christopher Jobson

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

When he was 13 years old, New York-based photographer Thomas Prior won a drawing contest and used the money to buy a Pentax K1000 camera. By the age of 20, while still attending SVA, he began assisting on commercial shoots while developing his own direct, almost simplistic approach to photography. Prior relies almost completely on natural lighting and a brilliant eye to capture uncanny images in unexpected places. Gathered here is a selection of photos from the past few years, you can see more on his frequently updated Tumblr, and a recently created Instagram account. (via All of this Is Rocket Science)

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29 Oct 05:30

jeremykaye: Sometimes you’re having a bad day and you just...


Sometimes you’re having a bad day and you just wanna stew in it but your favorite person fixes everything.

29 Oct 08:00

Maybe Not Such a Good Idea

17 Oct 19:48

Orphaned Baby Rhino Seems To Think He's A Fuzzy Little Lamb

by Sarah Barness
This orphaned rhino has made an unexpected friend.

Gertjie (aka Little G) is apparently bosom buddies with a lamb named Lammie. The two play together at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center, an organization that rehabilitates orphaned and injured animals.

The rhino seems to mimic the lamb's prancing as the two frolic happily on the grounds of their South African home.

Gertjie did not come from such happy beginnings, however. He was brought to the HESC after being found next to his dead mother, a victim of poachers.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, poaching has increased dramatically in the past few years, and hundreds of African rhinos are killed every year for their horns.

Fortunately, Gertjie has been thriving under the care of his human keepers, who have posted footage online to document his journey. These YouTube videos have helped make Gertjie an Internet star; they've also raised awareness about rhino poaching.

Now, watch Gertjie and Lammie run off into the sunset. Ah, bliss. Adorable, adorable bliss.

H/T Tastefully Offensive

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28 Oct 04:15


28 Oct 11:00

The Struggle Solo Mobile Game Developers Face


Ou, o primeiro passo da regra 35: 'If left unchecked, all optimization leads to porn and gambling"

27 Oct 18:13

Cómo no luchar contra un gato poseído.

Cómo no luchar contra un gato poseído.

19 Oct 21:00

"Google it!"

by Seth Godin

Interessante, começo de adaptação a um mundo com excesso de informação

The job is no longer to recite facts, to read the bio out loud, to explain something better found or watched online.

No, the job is to personally and passionately make us care enough to look up the facts for ourselves. 

When you introduce a concept, or a speaker, or an opportunity, skip the reading of facts. Instead, make a passionate pitch that drives inquiry. In the audience, in your employees, in your customers...

The only reason people don't look it up is that they don't care, not that they're unable. So, your job is to get them to care enough.

[You can even send them to DuckDuckGo, if you can handle three syllables.]

24 Oct 17:49


24 Oct 19:07

KFC Unveils New ‘Zinger Double Down King’



24 Oct 16:08


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25 Oct 18:36


27 Oct 02:12

Video: Suicidal Fairy

27 Oct 05:30

Trying to sleep. [vine]

Trying to sleep. [vine]

22 Oct 15:51

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward

by Christopher Jobson

Cólera do Dragão!

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward wind weather waterfalls England

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward wind weather waterfalls England

Hikers exploring England’s Derbyshire Peak District earlier this week stumbled onto a rare phenomenon caused by extreme winds. The River Downfall, a 30-meter (98 foot) waterfall was blown back almost vertically by a powerful updraft, making it seem as if the waterfall was simply flowing into nothing. Very cool. (via Twisted Sifter)

21 Oct 00:11

ginnymydear: DUUUUUUDE



22 Oct 10:00

When I Said "Rule the Galaxy as Father and Son," I Meant the "Galaxy" of Our Relationship!

22 Oct 04:00

it's almost hallowe'en! Therefore I call this story, "Tim's HELL Phone"

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October 22nd, 2014: GETTING SO EXCITED FOR HALLOWE'EN, you guys. I carved a pumpkin! I called my carving, "Um, Actually, The Constitution-Class Enterprise Never Canonically Encountered The Collective".

– Ryan

22 Oct 14:00

I See You Down There!


old but gold
could've also ended with your mom