National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson went to Scotland and shot only with an iPhone 5s.
But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t struggling to make pictures. Walking down the Royal Mile surrounded by all things Scottish nothing seemed worth a picture. Out of desperation I took a few glib shots. Awful! Surrounded by great subjects I could see nothing. Made me feel worse.
With intense use (I’ve made about 4,000 pictures in the last four days) I’ve discovered that the iPhone 5S is a very capable camera. The color and exposures are amazingly good, the HDR exposure feature does a stunningly good job in touch situations, the panorama feature is nothing short of amazing—seeing a panorama sweeping across the screen in real time is just intoxicating.
More of his photos can be found on Instagram.
Artist Leandro Granato snorts paint and squirts it out of his eyes onto canvas.
He has to weep out up to a pint and a half (800ml) of watercolours to make each one of his creations. Buyers are so impressed with his unusual technique that they are prepared to pay an eye-watering £1,500 to own one.
Warhol said it best, “Art is anything you can get away with.”
Ever since my first attempt at making beer I’ve wanted to try it again, but living in a Manhattan apartment has some limitations, and making 5 gallons of beer can be one of them. When I found out that Brooklyn Brew Shop made a 1 gallon beer making kit that was perfect for a city apartment, I decided it was time to give it another try. I got a Bruxelles Blonde kit, which came with almost everything to make an ale style beer:
- 1 gallon glass carboy
Additional equipment needed, but not included in the kit:
- 6 quart stock pot
- Second pot
- A fine mesh strainer
- Bottles and caps
Since I had everything needed, I started making my second batch of homemade beer in late August.
What does 24-hours of Foursquare check-ins in NYC look like? Well, Foursquare posted a time-lapse movie that shows just that.
Looks like there was a Yankees game that day.
Team USA won America’s Cup 9-8 after being down 8-1 in the best of 17 series. They were docked two points, so they had to win 11 races to win the Cup. To say it was an “epic comeback” is not doing it justice.
How big was this win?
In sailing terms, it was the equivalent of the Boston Red Sox sweeping the final four games of the 2004 ALCS over the New York Yankees, the only 3-0 comeback in major league history.
Sigh. Did you really have to go there SI?
New Zealand had the lead the first time the boats crossed on opposite tacks. By the time they crossed again, the American boat – with only one American on its 11-man crew – had the lead.
I really, really, really hope they nicknamed him “Token”.
When the Fed released information at precisely 2:00pm, someone in Chicago made huge trades 2-3 milliseconds ahead of the 7 milliseconds that it takes for that information to reach Chicago. Now, the Fed wants to find out how.
A key question is whether or not any organization transmitted information out of the lockup room and into its own computer system before 2 p.m. If that was done, the data could have been moved to computer servers near Chicago before 2 p.m. and publicly released the information from there at precisely 2 p.m. – enabling subscribers of that data service to get the information milliseconds before others in Chicago relying on transmissions from the Federal Reserve in Washington to arrive.
There’s a big difference between “releasing” information to the public and staging it around the country before being released.
Artist Max O’Brien has redesigned the logos for the NFL’s 32 teams.
32 different teams, 32 different sets of fans, 32 themes, 32 personalities, 32 stories and 32 lines of history. 32 different cities and landmarks. 32 different names. If I was going to do this right by me I would have to do it right by the 32 legacies of the league and stay true to their roots and do right by their followers.
I love what he did with the 49ers logo, really like what he did with the Titans and Buccaneers logos, and am OK with what he did with my beloved Giants logo.
A man, who claimed he was not touching alcohol, was getting spontaneously drunk. Doctors found a yeast infection in his gut, which was creating ethanol.
So the team searched the man’s belongings for liquor and then isolated him in a hospital room for 24 hours. Throughout the day, he ate carbohydrate-rich foods, and the doctors periodically checked his blood for alcohol. At one point, it rose 0.12 percent.
I’ve heard of doctor’s transplanting gut fauna to treat ailments and assist in weight loss, but this may accelerate that practice.
Business Insider found a thread on SportsLogos.net where fans gave examples of tiny details on sports uniforms that drive them crazy, and listed the top 12.
The one thing that’s bugged me as a lifelong Met fan is that the script is off between the M and E. The tail of the M should seamlessly flow into the lower case E.
That one, and a few others, have always bothered me as well. Be sure to check out the original thread for more examples that will make your OCD twitch.
Yesterday, Google announced that the next version of it’s Android OS would be nicknamed “KitKat”, like the delicious chocolate and wafer bar. Today, Kit Kat’s home page has been redesigned to look and read exactly like a software web site:
Diamond-sharp bevels machined to salivatingly tight tolerances help transform the chocolate bar with the long history into the chocolate bar of the future.
Whomever designed this did a seriously good job.