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June 18, 2013
guardian:

Who’s a pretty boy then? A dog with animal designs at a creative grooming competition in Seacaucus, New Jersey. From picture desk live: the best news images of the day
Photograph: Ren Netherland/Barcroft Media

Where’s the owner so I can criticize them for doing this to their dog?

guardian:

Who’s a pretty boy then? A dog with animal designs at a creative grooming competition in Seacaucus, New Jersey. From picture desk live: the best news images of the day

Photograph: Ren Netherland/Barcroft Media

Where’s the owner so I can criticize them for doing this to their dog?

11:46 // 10 months ago
June 17, 2013

How JPEG compression affects Shakespeare

Just for kicks, speaker and overall techie Tom Scott took a copy of Romeo & Juliet, saved the text file as a RAW Photoshop file, then saved the files as JPGs at different levels of compression to see how it corrupted the file. He then printed up the results as bound books, which is sort of a fun way to waste money. The results? At 100 percent, the text is barely readable. At 50 percent, it looks like gibberish. At zero percent, it looks like an accident. But the images Scott created? Here’s the interesting part: “On the front of each book is the JPEG image it was derived from,” he explains “And, for all but the lowest quality, they appear utterly identical to the naked eye.” Check the middle images of the photoset to see the photos in order.

22:34 // 10 months ago
June 15, 2013
My best effort to explain this whole internet balloon concept Google just floated us.

My best effort to explain this whole internet balloon concept Google just floated us.

0:13 // 10 months ago
June 13, 2013
In its first shot against the bow against the Business Insider audience, BuzzFeed literally writes an article that’s so fetch. Move over Financial Times, BF is gunning for your readership.

In its first shot against the bow against the Business Insider audience, BuzzFeed literally writes an article that’s so fetch. Move over Financial Times, BF is gunning for your readership.

15:05 // 10 months ago
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May 17, 2013
nationalpost:

Gawker claims to have seen video of Rob Ford using crack cocaine pipeA published report says a video that appears to show Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around by a group of men allegedly involved in the drug trade.There was no way to verify the video, however, which was the subject of a report on Gawker on Thursday and then became the subject of numerous stories.The Toronto Star said two of its reporters watched the video and said it appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe.A story on the Star website Friday also alleges Ford makes several disparaging and crude remarks about Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the high school football team he coaches.A lawyer retained by Ford, Dennis Morris, told the newspaper that Thursday’s publication by the Gawker website of some details related to the video was “false and defamatory.”

In case you missed this last night, because this is definitely not one to miss.

nationalpost:

Gawker claims to have seen video of Rob Ford using crack cocaine pipe
A published report says a video that appears to show Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around by a group of men allegedly involved in the drug trade.

There was no way to verify the video, however, which was the subject of a report on Gawker on Thursday and then became the subject of numerous stories.

The Toronto Star said two of its reporters watched the video and said it appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe.

A story on the Star website Friday also alleges Ford makes several disparaging and crude remarks about Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the high school football team he coaches.

A lawyer retained by Ford, Dennis Morris, told the newspaper that Thursday’s publication by the Gawker website of some details related to the video was “false and defamatory.”

In case you missed this last night, because this is definitely not one to miss.

8:39 // 11 months ago
May 10, 2013
Mike Tyson has an Adult Swim series coming, and boy, does it have a great description.
We’re just going to post it straight up from the press release, no editing: "In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count. Animated quarter-hour from Warner Bros Animation." (photo by Brian Birzer/via Wikimedia Commons)

Mike Tyson has an Adult Swim series coming, and boy, does it have a great description.

We’re just going to post it straight up from the press release, no editing: "In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count. Animated quarter-hour from Warner Bros Animation." (photo by Brian Birzer/via Wikimedia Commons)

20:10 // 11 months ago