Tuesday September 23, 2014

Slashdot: Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 17:15 AWST)

sciencehabit writes: The power of anonymous comments — and the liability of those who make them — is at the heart of a possible legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review. A researcher who claims that comments on PubPeer caused him to lose a tenured faculty job offer now intends to press legal charges against the person or people behind these posts — provided he can uncover their identities, his lawyer says.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








GNOME Look: Autunm 1.0 (GNOME Wallpaper 2560x1600)

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 16:20 AWST)

ThumbnailAutunm 1.0
(GNOME Wallpaper 2560x1600)
Please, go to the download page and choose the size:
http://wallpaper.soa-admin.eu/show-0000000390.html

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for the south-west of Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 16:03 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people in the south-west of Karijini National Park between Tom Price and the Marandoo mine site.
Content:
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
 
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people in the south-west of Karijini National Park between Tom Price and the Marandoo mine site.
•          There is no threat to lives or homes in the area. Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
•          The fire started in the southern part of Karijini National Park. It is burning towards Karijini Drive within the vicinity of the Marandoo mine site.
 
WHAT TO DO:
•          Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
•          Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
•          Watch for signs of  a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
•          If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
•          If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
Some roads maybe closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully.
 
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Department of Parks and Wildlife fire crews are onsite at the fire and will continue fire suppression work along Karijini Drive between Marandoo mine site and the Tom Price/Paraburdoo intersection. They are working in conjunction with the Shire of Ashburton and Rio Tinto.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The cause of the fire is unknown.
•           Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins. 
 
The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 24 Sept 2014, unless the situation changes.
 
Publication Time: 23/09/2014 3:45 PM

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Derby

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 15:42 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 100 kilometres east of Broome, in the Shire of Derby.
Content:
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 100 kilometres east of Broome, in the Shire of Derby.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning on the southern side of Great Northern Highway.
 
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in an easterly direction.
• The fire is contained but not under control.
 
WHAT TO DO:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.
 
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• DFES is monitoring the fire remotely.
• Pastoralists are on the scene.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on 22 September 2014.
• Currently the fire has burnt 200 hectares.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• DFES is managing the fire.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
 
The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 24 September 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/09/2014 3:40 PM

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 15:29 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along Gibb River Road between King River and Pentecost River in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
Content:

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along Gibb River Road between King River and Pentecost River in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in bushland south of the Gibb River Road on El Questro Station.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in different directions due to constantly changing winds.
• It is contained but not controlled.

WHAT TO DO:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed however there are a number of local road restrictions.

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
DFES is monitoring the fire remotely. El Questro staff and pastoralists are on scene monitoring the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported on 12 September 2014.
• It has burnt approximately 65,000 hectares.  
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 24 September 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/09/2014 3:30 PM

Slashdot: CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 14:18 AWST)

New submitter ted_pikul writes: Newly declassified documents reveal that, 30 years ago, the CIA pitted one of its own agents against an artificial intelligence interrogator in an attempt to see whether or not the technology would be useful. The documents, written in 1983, describe a series of experimental tests (PDF) in which the CIA repeatedly interrogated its own agent using a primitive AI called Analiza. The intelligence on display in the transcript is clearly undeveloped, and seems to contain a mixed bag of predetermined threats made to goad interrogation subjects into spilling their secrets as well as open-ended lines of questioning.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








GNOME Look: Ambiance Grey for Ubuntu 2.2.3 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 14:12 AWST)

ThumbnailAmbiance Grey for Ubuntu 2.2.3
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Unity theme for Ubuntu.

changelog:
Version 2.2.3 : color issue corrected.
Version 2.2.1 : update Gtk2.0
Link to Noobslab added.
Version 2.1.1 : patch tab border
Version 1.1.0 : patched for Gtk3.12

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments

SC Magazine: The ethics of security

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 12:31 AWST)

[Blog post] Where did that zero-day go?

SC Magazine: US Senators fight to amend 30 year-old data privacy legislation

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 12:29 AWST)

Offshore data requests void if they breach local laws.

Slashdot: DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 12:22 AWST)

wabrandsma sends this news from Tech In Asia: Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China. On Sunday DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg confirmed to Tech in Asia that the team has noticed the blockage in China on Twitter. DuckDuckGo had been working fine in mainland China since its inception, aside from the occasional 'connection reset' experienced when accessing many overseas websites from within the country. But now the search engine is totally blocked in China. ... [T]he GreatFire index of blocked sites suggest that DuckDuckGo got whacked on September 4. DuckDuckGo joins Google in being censored and blocked in the nation. Google, after years of being throttled by China's Great Firewall since the web giant turned off its mainland China servers in 2010, was finally blocked totally in June this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SC Magazine: Telstra ditches 900 MHz for LTE-Advanced

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 12:21 AWST)

To focus on 700 MHz + 1800 MHz.

SC Magazine: Winner takes all in revised CenITex outsourcing

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 11:33 AWST)

Bidding to be re-opened to the full market.

Slashdot: US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 10:19 AWST)

FreedomFirstThenPeac writes: As a former Cold Warrior (both launch officer side and staff analytical mathematician side), I now appreciate the bitterness I saw in former WW2 warriors when they would see a Japanese car. According to the NY Times, a new assembly plant in Kansas is "part of a nationwide wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers. This expansion comes under a president who campaigned for 'a nuclear-free world' and made disarmament a main goal of American defense policy." Mind you, Mutual Assured Destruction is a dangerous path, and one we managed to negotiate only because we were lucky (and we were) and because we were careful (and we were). As a strategy, it only works with rational people (e.g., world powers with lots to lose) who might have irrational expectations that they will win in the long run. (The rapid fall of imperialist Russia was helpful — I have seen blackboard talks on this as a mathematical result in game theory. This speed minimized the time we spent in the high-risk regions while transiting from MAD to where we were in the 1990s). The Times article says, "The original idea was that modest rebuilding of the nation’s crumbling nuclear complex would speed arms refurbishment, raising confidence in the arsenal’s reliability and paving the way for new treaties that would significantly cut the number of warheads. Instead, because of political deals and geopolitical crises, the Obama administration is engaging in extensive atomic rebuilding while getting only modest arms reductions in return."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








GNOME Look: Ambiance Blackout Colors Suite 14.04.1 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 09:10 AWST)

ThumbnailAmbiance Blackout Colors Suite 14.04.1
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Ambiance Blackout Colors Suite Is a totally new, fully dark version of the Ambiance Theme. It Comes In 12 Amazing Colors. For Ubuntu, Mint, Arch, Debian Or Any distro... That has GTK Version 3.10+ And Above.

This Theme Supports Most GTK 2/3 Desktops:
Including full and tested support for: Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Classic, Gnome 2 (Mate), XFCE ,LXDE & Openbox desktops.

HEY! Who Turned out the lights?... We did! From the Creators of the Ambiance Colors Suite Theme, Comes... Ambiance Blackout Colors, A totally new, fully dark version of the Ambiance Theme. Ambiance Blackout brings you a fully dark version of Ambiance.

However we don't go crazy with making everything "Too Dark" the theme was designed to be a calm beautiful shade of Dark Grey that is still highly visible and not too dark. We spent lots of time crafting and perfecting things so the theme could be highy usable and buttons and all elements highly visible and clear.

This theme inherits our legacy of Ambiance Colors, It comes in 12 Diffrent Colors. And with Full and tested XFCE & LXDE & MATE Suppport!

Please keep in mind dark themes are historically hard to do, because of the fact most apps and GTK its self really assume you will be using a light theme. And makes things unreadable at times, We have worked to fix most of this but in some cases we simply can't do anything or something needs to be done to the application manually.

This is our first release so we welcome all bug reports and suggestions, However please keep in mind dark themes are a pain to do and some things are out of our control, however we feel one like this needs to be done, We will do our best to address and fix issues But please note that we release on a point number basis, Incrementally with alot of things rolled into one update (We do not often release updates with 1 or 2 fixes simply because it is not feasible for are release cycle, When we release a update we have to update every color individually test everything for regressions etc, Have packages built update webpages etc.)

You Can Get The Humanity Colors Icon Theme that goes with this GTK Theme Here:http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Humanity+Icons+Colors+Version?content=148933

(!)PLEASE NOTE There Are Some NEEDED tweaks for full dark themes like this one, to work 100%, Please see our article for common fixes:
http://www.ravefinity.com/p/dark-theme-fixes.html


This Theme is NOT by the Original Ambiance/Radiance Authors but fallows it very closely for the most part.

Brought to you by:

RAVEfinty, Jared Sot.
Lead developer and designer.

This Theme would not be possible without:
Benoit T (XFCE Theme fixes) , Umair (NoobsLab.com) Packaging.

Based On Work (GPL) Originol Ambiance & Other Work By:

Kenneth Wimer, James Schriver, Andrea Cimitan ,Canonicol LTD, David Barr , P0ng.

Brought to you by RAVEfinity! An Open Source Design Project! If you like this theme, Check out our other work or just support us by visiting:http://www.ravefinity.com/

changelog:
View The Official Change-log,Release Notes And More Here:http://www.ravefinity.com/p/ambiance-blackout-colors-suite.html

Need Help Installing Or Using This Theme?
Read The Easy Howto Guide. And Other Theme Related Help At Our Website\\\'s Help Section: http://www.ravefinity.com/p/help-faq.html

Needed Theme engines:
(All engines but pixmap should be already installed on Ubuntu and Mint)

1.) "Murrine" gtk2 theme engine version 0.98+

2.) "Unico" Theme Engine. - Theme can work without Unico! but it makes some stuff look nicer.

3.) NEEDED FOR XFCE & LXDE Version "Pixmap Theme Engine"
Package name: "gtk2-engines-pixbuf"

Can be found in the REPOS Install VIA:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Ubuntu,Mint or Debian: In a ".Deb" Package or Via Our Official PPA.

Any Distribution in a generic theme tar.gz

Instructions for Installing this theme from the Official RAVEfinity PPA can now be found on the download page!

Please RATE if you have time.

Theme is now available in Debs Packages and in our PPA! Thanks to Umair of NoobsLab.com

If You Like The Theme Please Consider Spreading the word/link to our site. Not just the PPA Install Instructions... ravefinity.com - Thanks

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments

SC Magazine: Telstra expands into digital signatures service

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 09:10 AWST)

Buys stake in DocuSign.

Digital Photography School: The Winner of $1000 from our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography eBook Competition is….

Digital Photography School (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 08:57 AWST)

NewImageRecently we launched our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography. As part of the launch we put everyone who purchased a copy into the draw to win $1000 in camera gear.

The winner of this competition is…. Yves Wepadjuie!

Congratulations Yves – we’ve just emailed you with details of how we’ll get you your prize and can’t wait to see what you buy!

Thanks everyone else for picking up a copy of the Essential Guide to Black and White Photography – the eBook has received some amazing feedback and we appreciate you supporting dPS with your purchase – the sale of our eBooks is how we are able to keep producing 14 free tutorials each week here on the blog!

Our Next eBook is Just Around the Corner

For those looking forward to our next eBook – you don’t have to wait too long! We’ve got another exciting one for you very soon from our best selling author – Gina Milicia!

The post The Winner of $1000 from our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography eBook Competition is…. by Darren Rowse appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Comments

Slashdot: Assembling a Micro-scale Biochemistry Lab Like Snapping LEGOs Together

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 08:21 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes: Microfluidic systems promise to bring the same level of precision and control seen in the electronics industry to chemistry and the life sciences. Typically, devices are fabricated at substantial cost and using borrowed techniques from the semiconductor industry. Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have invented a system of discrete microfluidic elements akin to those found in electronic board design. It was inspired by the ease with which LEGO bricks are assembled into a larger structure, and finally allows for the rapid prototyping of "Lab-on-Chip" devices. The original paper is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Outlining Thin Linux

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 07:40 AWST)

snydeq writes: Deep End's Paul Venezia follows up his call for splitting Linux distros in two by arguing that the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose. "Those of us who build and maintain large-scale Linux infrastructures would be happy to see a highly specific, highly stable mainstream distro that had no desktop package or dependency support whatsoever, so was not beholden to architectural changes made due to desktop package requirements. When you're rolling out a few hundred Linux VMs locally, in the cloud, or both, you won't manually log into them, much less need any type of graphical support. Frankly, you could lose the framebuffer too; it wouldn't matter unless you were running certain tests," Venezia writes. "It's only a matter of time before a Linux distribution that caters solely to these considerations becomes mainstream and is offered alongside more traditional distributions."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 07:00 AWST)

Jason Koebler writes With all the conspiracy theories surrounding some high-profile deaths in recent years, how can you, theoretical whistleblower with highly sensitive documents, be assured that your information gets leaked if you're murdered in some government conspiracy? A new dark web service says it's got your back. "Dead Man Zero" claims to offer potential whistleblowers a bit more peace of mind by providing a system that will automatically publish and distribute their secrets should they die, get jailed, or get injured.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: The UPS Store Will 3-D Print Stuff For You

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 06:17 AWST)

mpicpp writes with news that UPS will be expanding their 3D printing services. UPS announced plans Monday to bring in-store 3-D-printing services to nearly 100 stores across the country, billing itself as the first national retailer to do so. With the UPS system, customers can submit their own designs for objects like product prototypes, engineering parts and architectural models that are then printed on a professional-quality 3-D printer made by Stratasys. Prices vary depending on the complexity of the object; an iPhone case would be about $60, while a replica femur bone would be around $325. UPS can also connect customers with outside professionals who charge an hourly rate to help produce a design file for the printer. It generally takes about four or five hours to print a simple object, with more complex items taking a day or more. The program started as a pilot at six locations last year, and UPS says those stores "saw demand for 3-D print continuing to increase across a broad spectrum of customers."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 05:35 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes Apple has announced that it sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, just three days after the launch on September 19. From the article: "Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhones, after Apple booked record pre-orders of 4 million on Sept. 12, the day pre-orders opened."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








GNOME Look: Deep Motherboard 1.0 (GNOME Wallpaper 1920x1200)

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 05:25 AWST)

ThumbnailDeep Motherboard 1.0
(GNOME Wallpaper 1920x1200)
Made for Grub2 but also useful as wallpaper. 1920 X 1080

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments

Slashdot: Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 05:15 AWST)

sciencehabit writes A study of evening campfire conversations by the Ju/'hoan people of Namibia and Botswana suggests that by extending the day, fire allowed people to unleash their imaginations and tell stories, rather than merely focus on mundane topics. As scientists report, whereas daytime talk was focused almost entirely on economic issues, land rights, and complaints about other people, 81% of the firelight conversation was devoted to telling stories, including tales about people from other Ju/'hoan communities. The team suggests that campfires allowed human ancestors to expand their minds in a similar way and also solidified social networks.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








DP Review: Twice as good? What you need to know about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

DP Review (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 05:14 AWST)

Five years is a long time in the camera world, but that's how long Canon's EOS 7D was on the market - buoyed by a midlife firmware update that kept it impressively competitive against APS-C offerings from other manufacturers. Canon has not been idle in the past few years, it seems, and the new EOS 7D Mark II is a huge upgrade over the original 7D, offering improvements to every aspect of its feature set. We got hands-on with a pre-production sample recently. Click through to see more.  

Slashdot: Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 04:54 AWST)

v3rgEz writes Advanced cell phone tracking devices known as StingRays allow police nationwide to home in on suspects and to log individuals present at a given location. But before acquiring a StingRay, state and local police must sign a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI, according to documents released via a MuckRock FOIA request. As Shawn Musgrave reports, it's an unusual setup arrangement for two public agencies to swear each other to secrecy, but such maneuvers are becoming more common.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SC Magazine: Rio Tinto's big data play delivers promised ore

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 04:38 AWST)

Returns trickle in from long-term technology investment.

SC Magazine: Queensland's Govt IT ranks begin to grow back

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 04:37 AWST)

But tech department continues to slim.

SC Magazine: Apple sells 10 million iPhones in launch weekend

(posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 04:36 AWST)

With or without China, the iPhone brand pulls big numbers.

Slashdot: New Long-Range RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 04:11 AWST)

HizookRobotics writes Georgia Tech researchers announced a new way robots can "sense" their surroundings through the use of small ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF RFID) tags. Inexpensive self-adhesive tags can be stuck on objects, allowing an RFID-equipped robot to search a room for the correct tag's signal, even when the object is hidden out of sight. Once the tag is detected, the robot knows the object it's trying to find isn't far away. The researchers' methods, summarized over at IEEE: "The robot goes to the spot where it got the hottest signal from the tag it was looking for, zeroing in on it based on the signal strength that its shoulder antennas are picking up: if the right antenna is getting a stronger signal, the robot yaws right, and vice versa."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 03:27 AWST)

schwit1 writes Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings. From the article: "'Global illumination is the hardest task to solve as a game company,' Scott Herkelman, Nvidia's GeForce general manager, said in an interview. 'Virtual point lights don't do a bad job when the environment stays the same, but a game developer has to fake shadows, fake reflections...it's a labor-intensive process.' So when a Nvidia research engineer used the company's new dynamic lighting techniques to show off a side-by-side comparison between an Apollo 11 photo and a GeForce-powered re-creation, the company knew it had a novel demo on its hands. 'We're going to debunk one of the biggest conspiracies in the world,' Herkelman said."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Digital Photography School: Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

Digital Photography School (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 03:00 AWST)

If you have an interest in wildlife or nature photography there is a good chance you have seen an image at some point that has completely taken your breath away. Maybe it was a photograph of a sweeping landscape washed in the golden light of the dying afternoon sun or close-up of some small natural miracle that you had never noticed before that moment. You might even have asked yourself, “How did they do that?”

Winter landscape

Well, the majority of those incredible photographs came about through a good deal of physical hardship, practiced patience, and a healthy amount of self-made luck.

Here are some tips to help you become stronger at wildlife photography and better at recording of the natural world.

Do your homework before heading out

Be as educated as possible before you ever make a photo. Doing your homework is one of the most important, yet loathed parts of wildlife photography. It never pays to walk into a situation and be completely clueless. Though you can never be totally prepared for every challenge you will face (that’s part of the fun) you can educate yourself so that you safely make the most of your outing.

What gear to pack

Advanced gear is not a requirement, however, patience and perseverance are essential. You don’t need the latest and greatest zoom lens or space-age gadgetry in order to produce outstanding nature and wildlife photos. At the same, you must also understand any limitations of your kit, so that you will have realistic expectations and avoid disappointment.

Deer

This photograph was made using the 28-135mm kit lens that came with my camera – after I slowly and quietly crawled into range.

Gear up for what you’ll most likely be shooting. Packing for a photographic outing can cause a lot of anxiety. It’s easy to over pack due to fear of lacking a piece of gear. Over packing though, can be even worse than under packing. You become weighed down and uncomfortable. You find yourself not enjoying what you’re doing which is one of the most preventable of all mistakes, made by photographers. Research the animals and scenes you are likely to encounter. Decide what is most and least important to you. Make choices, commit to them, and then let it go. It will make packing a lot less stressful.

If you plan on photographing wildlife, such as birds and animals that scare easily, then pack your best zoom lens so you can keep distance between you and your subject. Shooting landscapes or scenes where stealth is not a concern? You might consider taking along a wider angle lens to better capture your scene. Ultimately, there is no secret formula and no true all-in-one lens to cover every situation. Be informed before you leave so that you can make the best use of whatever lens you have.

A good bag is worth its weight in gold

All the planning in the world isn’t worth much unless you can comfortably carry your essential tools with you. Find a camera bag that can carry the gear you need easily, and is equally comfortable on your body. Bags range greatly in price and quality but you usually get what you pay for. For added piece of mind, you might consider a bag that is semi-weatherproof or water resistant.

My go-to lightweight bag for wildlife photography, shown with and without the handy rain cover deployed.

Camerabag

Read reviews and find a bag that fits your body, your gear, and your planned outing. You will have a much more comfortable and enjoyable experience. Speaking of comfort…

Shoes

Comfort items

Shoes: A good pair of hiking shoes or boots is one of the most important pieces of gear for any wildlife photographer. Grit, dirt, mud, water, insects, rocks, and creepy-crawlies – you need a pair of shoes or boots that can handle all of these elements. Your shoes should be well fitting and suitable for walking long distances. If your feet become uncomfortable it won’t be long before you start thinking about cutting your trip short.

Prepare a checklist

It’s always a good idea to have a mental checklist before beginning any shoot. Before your outing ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are any special permits or permissions required? Some National or State Parks and wildlife sanctuaries require special permits for access to certain areas, especially those deemed as backcountry environments.
  • Where will I park my vehicle? This is very important. Believe me, if you park your vehicle in an unauthorized area you will be stuck with a sizeable fine or worse, return to find your vehicle has been towed.
  • Are there time restraints of any kind? Most natural areas and parks have hours of operation just like a business. You might arrive expecting to shoot a great sunrise only to find out the location you chose isn’t accessible until after daybreak. Also remember that wild creatures and critters are usually most active in the early morning or late evening.
  • What are the expected weather conditions? This is a biggie. Know what to expect as far as the weather is concerned. Check the forecast the day of departure and keep tabs on it throughout the day if possible. NEVER chance endangering yourself or your equipment by venturing out unprepared for bad weather.
  • What are the times for sunrise and sunset? Again, be sure the places you want to capture a sunrise or sunset are accessible during those times. You need to also be aware of the schedule so that you can allow enough time to reach your location and set up your gear before it’s go time.
  • Are there any commonly photographed animals, landmarks, or structures? Research what is usually photographed around the area you plan to visit. Find a park ranger or staff member and ask about lesser known spots that are less travelled by tourists. Knowing what’s popular will save you time and help to avoid shooting a scene the same way it has been done time and time again. Look for ways to be creative and set your work apart!

So, you’ve researched your location and have a good idea of what to expect. Here are a few basic tips that can help you after you’ve reached your destination.

Shoot RAW

Shootraw

If possible, set your camera to capture images in camera RAW format. RAW image files are basically unprocessed, one might say uncooked, straight from your camera’s image sensor. They contain a massive amount of pixel information when compared to JPEG and take up a lot more memory card space. However, this additional information allows more latitude for adjustments in post-processing.

Use the lowest practical ISO

The ISO number of photographic film and image sensors relates to their sensitivity to light. The boiled down explanation is, everything else being equal, the higher the ISO number the less light is required to make an image. Unfortunately with higher light sensitivity comes increased image noise. In most (but not all) situations you will generally want to use the lowest ISO possible. That is not to say you should be afraid of bumping up the ISO. A fast shutter speed is often needed to capture the quick movements of wildlife and increased noise is far less noticeable than a blurred image.

Use AF continuous (AI Servo) mode when photographing wildlife

Afservo

Autofocus (AF) can be your best friend or your worst enemy. When it comes to photographing most wildlife, however, autofocus is a great tool! Animals and birds, especially the wild variety, are almost constantly on the move. They shift positions and move closer or farther away selfishly, with little regard for the photo you are so carefully trying to compose. This is when AF-Continuous and AF-Servo modes come in handy. Though called different names depending on your camera’s make, they both accomplish the same objective which is keeping a moving subject constantly in focus. Place your selected focus area over your subject and half-press the shutter button to engage the AF. Focus will be tracked for as long as you follow your subject while maintaining pressure on the shutter button. Read your camera’s manual (you’ve done that already, right?) for detailed information concerning specific autofocus capabilities for your model, and how each mode can be selected.

Don’t forget the tripod

“I really didn’t think I would need my tripod” are words that usually begin a sad story about how a potentially great shot is missed. In most wildlife and nature photography situations a tripod is always a good idea. It’s better to have access to one and not need it than to need it and not have one available. Find the lightest and most compact tripod that is sturdy enough to handle your camera setup.

Learn so you can prepare. Prepare so you can photograph. Photograph so you can grow.

Photographing wildlife can be difficult but it can also yield huge artistic, personal, and even spiritual rewards. So go out and have fun doing what you do, but don’t forget to put the camera down every now and then to enjoy the world around you.

“Nature never goes out of style.” – Unknown

The post Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners by Adam Welch appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Comments

Slashdot: "Big Bang Signal" Could All Be Dust

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 02:45 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes Scientists have shown that the swirl pattern touted as evidence of primordial gravitational waves — ripples in space and time dating to the universe's explosive birth — could instead all come from magnetically aligned dust. A new analysis of data from the Planck space telescope has concluded that the tiny silicate and carbonate particles spewed into interstellar space by dying stars could account for as much as 100 percent of the signal detected by the BICEP2 telescope and announced to great fanfare this spring. The Planck analysis is "relatively definitive in that we can't exclude that the entirety of our signal is from dust," said Brian Keating, an astrophysicist at the University of California, San Diego, and a member of the BICEP2 collaboration.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 02:12 AWST)

HughPickens.com writes Ezekiel J. Emanuel, director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the US National Institutes of Health, writes at The Atlantic that there is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. "It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic." Emanuel says that he is isn't asking for more time than is likely nor foreshortening his life but is talking about the kind and amount of health care he will consent to after 75. "Once I have lived to 75, my approach to my health care will completely change. I won't actively end my life. But I won't try to prolong it, either." Emanuel says that Americans seem to be obsessed with exercising, doing mental puzzles, consuming various juice and protein concoctions, sticking to strict diets, and popping vitamins and supplements, all in a valiant effort to cheat death and prolong life as long as possible. "I reject this aspiration. I think this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive. For many reasons, 75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 01:29 AWST)

Zothecula writes The internet has become a critical means of communication during humanitarian crises and a crucial everyday tool for people around the world. Now, a Portuguese company wants to make sure everyone has access to it. Quarkson plans to use SkyOrbiter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transmit internet access "to every corner of the world."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








DP Review: Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples

DP Review (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 01:11 AWST)

Fujifilm's new X100T is the latest evolution of its popular X-series of enthusiast compacts. Introduced with this model is an updated Hybrid Viewfinder that includes a new electronic rangefinder feature and automatic brightness controls. The X100T carries over the 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor seen in its predecessor as well as a fixed 23mm (35mm equiv) F2 lens. We've had access to a pre-production model for a few days - just time to prepare a small gallery of samples.

Slashdot: Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 00:47 AWST)

Rambo Tribble writes The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is partnering with HTC for its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet. Shunning larger manufacturers like Samsung, speculation is that Google is trying to mitigate the effects of market dominance by one firm. When asked for comment, a Google spokesperson only responded, "There's room for many partners to do well and to innovate with Android."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 00:29 AWST)

Nerval's Lobster writes Placing your iPhone in the microwave will destroy the phone, and possibly the microwave. While that might seem obvious to some people, others have fallen for the "Wave" hoax making its way around online. The fake advertisement insists that the new iOS 8 allows users to charge their iPhones by placing them in a "household microwave for a minute and a half." Microwave energy will not charge your smartphone. To the contrary, it will scorch the device and render it inoperable. If you nuke your smartphone and subsequently complain about it online, people will probably make fun of you. (If you want a full list of things not to place in a microwave, no matter how pretty the flames, check this out.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

Slashdot (posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 00:05 AWST)

KentuckyFC writes It's not just star systems and galaxies that have habitable zones--regions where conditions are suitable for life to evolve. Astrophysicists have now identified the entire universe's habitable zones. Their approach starts by considering the radiation produced by gamma ray bursts in events such as the death of stars and the collisions between black holes and so on. Astrobiologists have long known that these events are capable of causing mass extinctions by stripping a planet of its ozone layer and exposing the surface to lethal levels of radiation. The likelihood of being hit depends on the density of stars, which is why the center of galaxies are thought to be inhospitable to life. The new work focuses on the threat galaxies pose to each other, which turns out to be considerable when they are densely packed together. Astronomers know that the distribution of galaxies is a kind of web-like structure with dense knots of them connected by filaments interspersed with voids where galaxies are rare. The team says that life-friendly galaxies are most likely to exist in the low density regions of the universe in the voids and filaments of the cosmic web. The Milky Way is in one of these low density regions with Andromeda too far away to pose any threat. But conditions might not be so life friendly in our nearest knot of galaxies called the Virgo supercluster."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Monday September 22, 2014

Slashdot: Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Slashdot (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 23:23 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes I wanted to get your opinion on who should pay the costs associated with attending conferences. In the past, I've covered costs associated with attending some local (in town) conferences, but despite claims to be willing to cover some costs associated with conferences, training, and certifications, my requests have been denied. The short version is I would like to attend a national conference, hosted in Las Vegas, and that while specific to a technology, it is what 90% of my day is related to so its directly work related. My employer has declined to pay some of the costs associated with the conference, but has said if I pay my way, they will pay for the training associated with it. Since this is a pretty hot technology, I'm very interested in getting certified and appreciate their offer. I should add that I work for a public entity and due to some fairly public issues, we have enjoyed record levels of funding the past couple of years. We know that they cannot afford to continue so we're about to start a multi-year decrease in our budget. My current thoughts are: First, I was working for a company where we faced potential layoffs, getting as close as to within 24 hours of one. Even just having some job security is extremely appreciated. Second, I work in a WONDERFUL environment. They aren't clock punchers, its about getting the job done. We're not micromanaged and have freedom to try new things. For the public sector, I know those are rare things and I appreciate them. Third, I work on a very talented team. I am probably the weakest member, so for me its a perfect learning/growth opportunity. Finally, its not my employer saying the conference isn't important, its looking at the bottom line and that we are a public entity so its not like we can easily raise more money. Tough decisions must be made. For this particular conference, I decided to try and save up my own money. Unfortunately, my personal life has gotten in the way, so I've resorted to begging. My problem with this is I hate begging, but what am I going to do for future conferences? So should I re-think my acceptance of my employers policy and start looking for a new job? Obviously, it is a personal decision, but I don't have a mentor or close friends to act as sounding boards, so I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Slashdot (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 22:42 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes "Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes at The Week, "If you ask most people what science is, they will give you an answer that looks a lot like Aristotelian 'science' — i.e., the exact opposite of what modern science actually is. Capital-S Science is the pursuit of capital-T Truth. And science is something that cannot possibly be understood by mere mortals. It delivers wonders. It has high priests. It has an ideology that must be obeyed. This leads us astray. ... Countless academic disciplines have been wrecked by professors' urges to look 'more scientific' by, like a cargo cult, adopting the externals of Baconian science (math, impenetrable jargon, peer-reviewed journals) without the substance and hoping it will produce better knowledge. ... This is how you get people asserting that 'science' commands this or that public policy decision, even though with very few exceptions, almost none of the policy options we as a polity have have been tested through experiment (or can be). People think that a study that uses statistical wizardry to show correlations between two things is 'scientific' because it uses high school math and was done by someone in a university building, except that, correctly speaking, it is not. ... This is how you get the phenomenon ... thinking science has made God irrelevant, even though, by definition, religion concerns the ultimate causes of things and, again, by definition, science cannot tell you about them. ... It also means that for all our bleating about 'science' we live in an astonishingly unscientific and anti-scientific society. We have plenty of anti-science people, but most of our 'pro-science' people are really pro-magic (and therefore anti-science). "

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Update: Mangalyaan's Main Engine Test Fired, Maven In Orbit

Slashdot (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 22:21 AWST)

William Robinson writes Before the spacecraft is scheduled to enter Mars orbit, Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) scientists reignited the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft's main engine for four seconds as a trial. The liquid apogee motor (LAM) engine has been idle for about 300 days since the spacecraft left the Earth's orbit on a Martian trajectory on December 1, 2013. The short-duration test was to ensure that the engine is in good shape for the 24-minute crucial maneuver on Wednesday." In other Mars mission updates, NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate

Slashdot (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 22:01 AWST)

ygslash writes Michael Wolff at USA Today has a long list of the many stakeholders in the net neutrality debate, and what each has to gain or lose. The net neutrality issue has made its way into the mainstream consciousness, thanks to grassroots activism and some help from John Oliver on HBO. But it's not as simple as just net neutrality idealists versus the cable companies or versus the FCC. One important factor that has raised the stakes in net neutrality is the emergence ("unanticipated" by Wolff, but not by all of us) of the Internet as the primary medium for distribution of video content. And conversely, the emergence of video content in general and Netflix in particular as by far the most significant consumers of Internet bandwidth. So anyone involved in the distribution of video content has a lot to gain or lose by the outcome of the net neutrality struggle.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Digital Photography School: Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography

Digital Photography School (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 22:00 AWST)

20131206_Bagan_563b

As a travel photographer, either on assignment or shooting a personal project, capturing great quality images that represent the spirit of a place and its people is key.

Looking to achieve that was a priority for me, so I always traveled with a bag full of gear, including at least two DSLR bodies, three or four lenses, flash, tripod, batteries, etc. It was a heavy load, and it slowed me down. I am a Nikon shooter, so my first approach to unload weight was to carry an all-purpose lens. I got the Nikon 28-300mm, and along with this, I’d carry the 14-24mm for wide-angle shots. Now I needed a backup camera or second body. I debated whether to keep carrying another Nikon body or to try something more compact. Finally I decided to get myself a mirrorless camera; enter the Fuji X system. My first mirrorless camera was the Fuji X-E1 with the kit lens, the wonderful Fuji 28-55mm. That camera was a turning point for me, and after my first trip I was sold on the system. Yes, I still shoot Nikon, but I just don’t travel with those big guns anymore.

The mirrorless technology is now really advanced – gone are the days when the image quality was not up to par with DSLRs and the availability of lenses was scarce. There are similar options from different manufacturers: Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic all have systems that eliminated the reflex portion and bulkiness of the typical DSLR. Please understand that I am mentioning Fuji because that’s the camera I use, but this is not an article to discuss a specific camera or brand. What you should consider is that for the most of us, the image quality of these cameras nowadays is amazing.

20131212_Inle_Lake_535b

I’d say I’ve switched, at least for travel. Fuji is now my go-to system for everything on the move, including photo walks. If you are planning to invest in a camera system, you should at least give mirrorless consideration, and here is why:

1) Travel Light

When using a mirrorless system, traveling light doesn’t mean that you’ll be out of options in the field. In just a small camera bag, you can fit a lot. This Domke F-3X Super Compact bag contains two bodies, five lenses, a flash, four extra batteries, radio triggers, a GPS for geotagging and SD cards. What I have here in terms of camera are the Fuji X-T1, Fuji X-E2, Fuji18-55mm zoom, Fuji 55-200 zoom, the 23mm and 35mm primes and an 8mm fish-eye from Rokinon. Believe me, I can carry this all day long without putting strain on my back, which brings me to the second point.

CAMERA BAG

2) Shoot all day

Wandering light means you can wander more. A small and light kit won’t wear you out and you can pretty much shoot all day long. With these cameras you can always have one on you, even if you are not carrying a camera bag. There are plenty of options where you can take them on your belt and even inside the pocket of a jacket. Having a camera with you all the time brings more opportunities to capture the people and places where you are traveling. The photo below was taken my first day in New Orleans; after a long flight I just went out for a walk with the Fuji X-E2, the 23mm prime and a flash in my pockets, and when the opportunity presented itself I was able to shoot it.

Street performer at night in New Orleans

3) Be invisible, blend in

There is nothing more annoying than people being scared of you. Trying to stick a big lens or camera in front of people in public spaces, or even worse, in remote locations where you don’t speak the local language, is a formula for disaster. There is also a difference if they see you as a pro photographer or just another tourist. When you carry a small camera, you’ll most likely go unnoticed or they won’t feel as intimidated as they would when they think you are pro shooting for a magazine. I personally love to shoot markets: these places, away from big cities, are one the best ways to explore local cultures. I’ve noticed a big difference since I started to shoot with the Fujis on my trips. I can blend in more, I can aim the camera, smile, and get a photo with no problems, whereas before many times I’d have people turning their faces down or away from me. Just consider this fact alone and the difference it can make in your photography.

Old Burmese woman smoking a cigar

Another great feature besides what is mentioned above is how easy it is to work with an electronic viewfinder. Imagine being able to see exactly what are you getting in your viewfinder before making the shot. You can quickly adjust camera settings and see the changes on the fly. Seeing where your whites are clipping or how the shooting mode will affect the result of the image without having to move your eyes out of the viewfinder is phenomenal. I could go on an on about the benefits, but I am not a technical person.

If you like to travel and go places, in my opinion this is the way to go. The future is even brighter, as manufacturers continue to develop their lineups. Mirrorless is versatile and delivers excellent results. Touring light will make your travel photography better and you’ll be able to enjoy your trip more.

Any other mirrorless fans here? Show us your photos and tell us about it.

The post Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography by Daniel Korzeniewski appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Comments

GNOME Look: Red Moth Orchid 1 (1920x1200) (Other GNOME Wallpaper)

(posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 21:40 AWST)

ThumbnailRed Moth Orchid 1 (1920x1200)
(Other GNOME Wallpaper)
Enjoy and Peace

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments

Slashdot: Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

Slashdot (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 21:20 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes "In a blog post, Kickstarter announced several updates to its terms of use for projects. From the article: "Kickstarter has iterated on its policies several times since it launched in 2009, with the most recent wave of revisions surrounding the site's transition from only posting projects cleared by the staff to clearing all projects that meet a basic set of criteria. Even still, some projects lack clear goals, encounter setbacks, or fail to deliver, like the myIDkey project that has burned through $3.5 million without yet to distributing a finished product. The most recent terms revision is timely: on Thursday, science fiction author Neal Stephenson announced that a game he Kickstarted in 2012 with $526,000 in funding was officially canceled."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Slashdot: Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

Slashdot (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 20:38 AWST)

mdsolar writes with an update on the People's Climate March. More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit. Early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as the largest climate march in history, far bigger than the Forward on Climate rally held in Washington, D.C., last year. High-profile environmentalists including Bill McKibben, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva marched alongside policymakers such as Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former Vice President Al Gore were also there, and more than 550 buses carried in people from around the country.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








GNOME Look: Lucid Carbon GTK3.12 2.2 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 20:10 AWST)

ThumbnailLucid Carbon GTK3.12 2.2
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Version #2.2: Add By Request also includes a non-carbon variant, Enlightenment E-19 EFL 1.10 Theme, LXQT Panel Theme, and my icon set I put together..

UPDATE


Version #2.1
Lots of bug fixes have fun..



GTK2+ & GTK3.12+ Lucid Carbon Theme set based on Delorean-dark-3.12 & DeLorean-Dark-Theme-3.6-G by killhellokitty and if you have time please think about contributing to him at http://killhellokitty.deviantart.com/

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments

OpenBSD Journal: Faster snapshots packages synch

OpenBSD Journal (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 16:09 AWST)

Marc Espie (espie@) wrote to tech@:
I've just committed changes to pkg_create that will help mirrors synch by using much less bandwidth.
Read more...

EEV Blog: Australian Crowd Source Equity Funding Report

EEV Blog (posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 15:42 AWST)

I have been made aware of this Australian government requested report on crowd sourced equity funding, and associated suggested legislative framework to promote it.
Original DOC file is HERE
PDF version HERE
I have not digested the 244 pages of it yet!

Comments

GNOME Look: Morning 1.0 (GNOME Wallpaper 2560x1600)

(posted on Monday September 22, 2014 at 15:13 AWST)

ThumbnailMorning 1.0
(GNOME Wallpaper 2560x1600)
Please, go to the download page and choose the size:
http://wallpaper.soa-admin.eu/show-0000000389.html

[read more]

job recommendations:
[more jobs]

Comments