The Editor of American Photo on the best photo books this summer ¶
I preferred the Marsh Arabs to Arabian Sands... ¶
Beijing's historic layout, which dates back six hundred years to the time of the Ming Dynasty, consists of hutongs, narrow alleyways that run in a maze-like fashion around the centre of the city. A third of the hutongs have been destroyed in the last three years... ¶
Minoan civilization emerged a century earlier than previously believed. ¶
Open University geologists say the stones were moved to Salisbury Plain by glaciers, not by Bronze Age man. ¶
What Manhattan looked like before it was "filled in, paved over, dug up and forested with skyscrapers".
Including San Francisco, downtown Los Angeles, the Chicago Loop, Oxford University, and Paris. ¶
51 per cent of British men feel down, stressed, depressed or anxious at least once a month, while more than one in five (21 per cent) feel that way every day or a few times a week ¶
10. Images are king...
1. Omnipresent distractions increase the need for inner peace. ¶
How US conservatives rely on a range of “nanny state” policies that ensure the rich get richer while leaving most Americans worse off. ¶
"Having palm trees is a little bit like keeping tigers" says a Liberal Democrat. ¶
The main symptoms of the disorder are frequent outbursts that are way out of proportion to the situation... sounds more like they suffer from immaturity to me... ¶
said Canada's Supreme Court last Friday. ¶
Great news if true - I have had to deal with Apple 'support' in India three or four times and they were appalling each time -
"Your power supply is not working but we won't repair it as it might not be a hardware problem"
"You'll need to buy AppleCare if you want us to repair your Powerbook, would you like to buy AppleCare?" "No, I don't need AppleCare" "You need to buy AppleCare if you want Apple to fix your computer" "Do you mean that you're refusing to repair my machine even though it's under warranty?" "Oh."They can't cope if you don't follow their script and frankly it's clear that they don't care if they can't/won't help with your problem. ¶
"There are some estimates that say 90 percent of the cells on our body are actually bacteria... We're entirely dependent on this microbial population for our well-being" ¶
Have you ever been to a retail store and seen this sign on the register: "Your purchase free if you don't get a receipt"?
The sign is a security device that's targeted at employee theft... ¶
Robert F Kennedy Jr. says yes: whether stolen or not, a lot of pretty strange things seem to happen come election time in America... ¶
If doctors were as cavalier with the evidence [as bosses are], a lot of their patients would be dead and many medics would be behind bars - the Observer reviews [and loves - "what bids fair to be one of the management books of the year"] Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense ¶
The Register's guide to buying HD TV in the UK
So let's look at the big questions. Do you need an HDTV? Well no, not really - not yet, anyway. ¶
Basic summary: keep your vertical lines vertical and your horizontal lines horizontal - that's what your viewfinder' grid is for.You did get a camera with a viewfinder grid, didn't you?? ¶