How dark is your sky? How far do you have to travel to reach a dark sky? Originally shared by Friends of NASA The New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness How far are you from a naturally dark night sky? In increasing steps, this world map (medium | large) shows the effect of artificial night sky brightness on the visual appearance of the night sky. The brightness was modeled using high resolution satellite data and fit to thousands of night sky brightness measurements in recent work. Color-coded levels are compared to the natural sky brightness level for your location. For example, artificial sky brightness levels in yellow alter the natural appearance of the night sky. In red they hide the Milky Way in an artificial luminous fog. The results indicate that the historically common appearance of our galaxy at night is now lost for more than one-third of humanity. That includes 60% of Europeans and almost 80% of North Americans, along with inhabitants of other densely populated, ligh
😏 Originally shared by Alicia Smith So: Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went That lamb was sure to go. So what you're telling me is, every where she goes, she always takes the wether with her?
Always pay attention to the ATM.... Originally shared by Boing Boing Ah, an ATM skimmer in the wild! This lil critter was spotted in Vienna, Austria. http://boingboing.net/2016/06/24/atm-skimmer-spotted-in-vienna.html?utm_content=bufferca0bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Happy Solstice everyone! Originally shared by Scarfolk Council Public information WARNING: Only celebrate summer solstice with an industry-approved druid who has registered with the council's Hierophant Employment Scheme. Field recording: http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-ghost-of-mrs-payne-field-recording.html
Originally shared by John Samuel Whilst I'm on the subject of useful AEC links, here's the tutorial on the new Senate voting rules again. Remember: as of this election preferences in both houses are entirely up to you. How to Vote cards are optional guidelines, how you actually fill in your preferences is your secret choice. http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/How_to_Vote/Voting_Senate.htm
Bev Potter shared this with the 2016 Weekly Photo Project community, and is another magical example of what is so inspiring about that community. This extraordinary image looks like is belongs on the set of some SF movie! Originally shared by Bev Potter WPP2016 - Week 21 - Still* +Ken Fowkes, +Alen Ianni , +Tim Kennedy , +Robyn King , +Rob Masters , +Bernhard Rembold , +Byron S , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Alicia Smith , +Grandma Snyder , +Navin Upendran and +Mary Wardell #WPP2016
The universal movie clip rides again to rant against the misuse of containers. Originally shared by Liz Quilty 'You might as well be running curl | sudo bash ' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PivpCKEiQOQ
A high-risk treatment, but it is the first day of hope for MS sufferers. A similar regime is used for leukemia treatment. Step one, eliminate the immune system. Step two, recreate it. Brutal, but apparently effective. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/09/multiple-sclerosis-patients-walking-working-and-skiing-after-gro/
Just had a very interesting discussion with a co-worker about photography, starting off about film vs digital, but then migrating across to cinematography, and where that might go next. 3D has turned out to be pretty, but by-and-large "meh" in terms of storytelling. But what about 360 video? What sort of storytelling can you come up with when you have more than 3/4 of your "screen" out of view, but able to be panned across to? M.A.S.H. did something like this with the soundscape, where you could tell that there was more of the story occurring off-screen, but what if we could bring that on-screen? What about the the problems of the technical aids and crew? How do you hide them? What if you could watch the same movie three times, and see three different stories? Or nine, but looking at the way different bits overlap? #cinematography #videosphere #photosphere
You are using those words, I do not think they mean what you think they mean. Originally shared by John Samuel Only because you censored it, not because you actually did anything to fix the problem.. https://twitter.com/greghuntmp/status/737191181449207808
I have a song running through my head a the moment. It is from the 60's, about a young lady who has the misfortune to fall for the PM. Mm -- "Is she really going out with him?" "Well, there she is, let's ask her" ... I met him in the House of Reps He turned around and voted with me You get the picture "Yes, we see" That's when I fell for the leader of the house I'll get my coat, shall I?