News & Other Things Part 2

Continuing on yesterday’s post, here’s the other pieces of news and curiosa that has been taking up some of my bookmarks.

1: Redditors share their thoughts on pictures of 1940’s French Resistance fighters and the technique that has been used.

2: Also, check out the tumblr blog Guess the Lightning where photographer Ted Sabarese analyses and recreates individual images and the lightning in the images. Oh, in the words of the blog:

Armed with only a wacom tablet, less-than-mediocre drawing skills and an acute sense of smell, professional photographer Ted Sabarese guesses how individual images were lit by other photographers and then sketches corresponding lighting diagrams. It’s what you always wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask.

3: ” How to photography Models with little to no equipment? ” – photography

4: There’s a reason I love Reddit’s PS and Photography subreddit, you can ask for help about effects of filters and usually someone answers. Like here where a redditor asks how a certain effect in three different images is achieved and there are some very legit suggestions.

5: In the same line; RPMP, or Reddit Photography Mentoring Program has kicked off! Meant for professionals as well as fresh beginners, there are volunteering mentors who will gladly help with whatever questions you may have. This idea and program is superb and I hope it will live on for a long time.

6: The Bystanders: photographers who didn’t step in to help – in pictures – The

7: ” Nat. Geo photographers see amazing things, however, they endure some rough times too ” – photography

8: Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river – The Daily Mail Online

9: The Art of in-game Photography – Video Game Tourism


Can it get any cuter?!

10: The Cost of Being Iron Man versus The Cost of Being Batman

11: If video games were made into movies. 20 Cool Posters. – Dailydip

12: Interactive Detail Comparison in Skyrim, guess which side is which… You’ll see it after a while.

13: Christopher Eccleston, who played the Doctor (as in Doctor Who) is set to star in Thor 2 as the villain, Malekith the Accursed.

14: Joss Whedon to Write & Direct Avengers 2 –

15: Tom Hiddleston Says Thor 2 is “Utterly Brilliant” And Playing Loki is Awesome – The Mary Sue

16: Christian Bale And 12 Other Actors Hurt By Comic Book Costumes – The Geek Twins


Batman Through the Ages


17: Christopher Nolan’s goodbye letter to the Batman Trilogy – movies

18: The Meaning Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Fate In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – SPOILERS, UPDATED – Forbes




19: I was unsure as to whether I should post this thread or not but I decided to post it; The thread is about a redditors first-hand account from the Aurora shooting during a viewing of Dark Knight Rising.  It starts off from that but many, many redditors come together and share this trauma and tragedy.

20: A touching gesture from the music world; Hans Zimmer composed “Aurora”, a piece dedicated to those affected by the shooting. All profits that are made go to the Aurora Victim Relief Organization.



21: Curiosity rover Mars landing – as it happened – The

22: There were some spectacular projects to capture Curiosity’s descent to Mars, among others the landing was broadcasted in Times Square and another interesting tidbit of information is that 43 % more people watched the landing online than on TV.

23: Reddit has an entire thread dedicated to images from Curiosity.



24: Also the Internet seems to have fallen in love with the Flight Director on the MSL Curiosity Mission, Bobak Ferdowsi. To please those who have become one of his fans, The Frisky has a handy list of 5 things you need to know about “The Mohawk Guy”.

25: IAMA Software Intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. AMA – IAmA

26: In other space-related news, Kepler has spotted “perfectly aligned” alien worlds or more precisely other planetary worlds. You can find the news on both ABC Science and DiscoveryNews

27: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer claims huge cosmic ray haul – BBC News




28: Cancer stem cells tracked –

29: Stone Age Poison Pushes Back Dawn Of Ancient Civilization 20,000 Years – Huffington Post Science

30: German renewables output hits record high in H1 – Reuters

31: Drinking alcohol, even in moderation, ‘a dementia risk’ – BBC News

32: Pop music too loud and all sounds the same: official – Reuters

33: World’s Quietest Room Will Drive You Crazy in 30 Minutes – Discovery

34: Archaeologists Find Evidence of 2,500-year-old Chocolate – The Mary Sue

35: European cave art gets older – ScienceNews

36: Using Lasers and Antimatter to Trek to the Stars – DiscoveryNews

37: “Dramatic” New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Faces – National Geographic

38: Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity – PLoS One

39: First HIV Prevention Drug Approved by the FDA – Singularity Hub


Canon professional services room at the London Olympics


40: NBC removes the Memorial section of the Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics, gives an asshole-response to correct their mistake. Want to see it? Well, here it is and it is indeed beautiful. Silly enough it, and other parts (James Bond and the Queen and Rowan Atkinson “playing” Chariots of Fire) of the Opening Ceremony, have been deleted from YouTube. Why? Well, that’s what many redditors have been wondering. But for your listening pleasure – here’s the list of all the songs used during the walk-in at the Opening Ceremony. Interestingly the largest free Wi-Fi zone opened in London for the entirety of the Olympic Games.





Well would you look at that? 40 pieces of news with less than that remaining to post, which will happen momentarily – I just need to get them in order so it’s more than likely that the last part will be up tomorrow, bright and early.



P.s Sorry for excluding tags and categories, I’m feeling incredibly lazy.



One thought on “News & Other Things Part 2

  1. Pingback: News & Things – The Last, Final Part. I Swear. « Rebecca's Corner

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