Most of us think we can easily tell the difference between a photo taken with a digital camera and one with film, right?
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Option 2: How to right click to copy/get a Permalink
- In your Dashboard, click on the Posts option in the menu on the upper right.
- For the post you want, click on “the box w/ the arrow pointing out” icon In the lower right hand corner of your post. It should be the one in the middle.
- On the drop down menu, right click on Permalink.
- In the menu that pops up, click on the Copy link address or toher similar option. (Note: This is the option in Chrome. Other browsers call it something a little different.)
Google’s SCHAFT Takes Home Gold in DARPA Robot Olympics
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials 2013 completed this weekend in Florida with 16 teams all vying for the top prize of $2 million dollars.
According to DARPA, “The DRC is a competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Technologies resulting from the DRC will transform the field of robotics and catapult forward development of robots featuring task-level autonomy that can operate in the hazardous, degraded conditions common in disaster zones”.
All 16 robots were required to complete eight tasks as part of the challenge:
- Task 1: Drive a Vehicle
- Task 2: Walk on a mixed Terrain
- Task 3: Climb a ladder
- Task 4: Remove Debris
- Task 5: Open and walk through doors
- Task 6: Cut through a Wall
- Task 7: Open a series of Valves
- Task 8: Connect a Hose
Gizmodo reports that “with 27 out of a possible 32 points in eight challenges, SCHAFT pulled out a decisive victory”.
SCHAFT is a 4ft 11 two-legged robot that was developed by a spin-off from the University of Tokyo’s Jouhou System Kougaku lab, which Google recently revealed it had acquired.
It’s an issue that every social networking website faces. Do you allow users to edit posts after they have been posted? For a while, no platforms allowed this. The thought process was largely to keep the integrity of the posts, as some, could change posts after being published completely changing the context of the post after others have seen it, or commented on it.
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DIY How to Add Animated Snow to Any Picture. I use lunapic.com to edit down GIFs to Tumblr’s 1MB limit, add effects (like snow or rain), add text to GIFs, create image URLS (for images in posts on Tumblr) etc… There are also hundreds of photo editing and effects tools at this site.
Read the full report hereIn October 2013, PEN partnered with independent researchers at the FDR Group to conduct a survey of over 520 American writers to better understand the specific ways in which awareness of far-reaching surveillance programs influences writers’ thinking, research, and writing. The results of this survey—the beginning of a broader investigation into the harms of surveillance—substantiate PEN’s concerns: writers are not only overwhelmingly worried about government surveillance, but are engaging in self-censorship as a result.
Back in August, the writer William T. Vollmann raised concerns about government surveillance with a Harper's article in which he revealed that he had been watched by the FBI. Vollmann wrote, “I was accused, secretly. I was spied on … I have no redress. To be sure, I am not a victim; my worries are not for me, but for the American Way of Life.”
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