Archive for December 4th, 2011
When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail, it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever. The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens
You probably heard that “Carrier IQ” spy software has been discovered in Apple’s iPhones and iPads.
Here’s how to disable it:
Open the “Settings” app
Select “About” at the top
Scroll way down
Select “Diagnostics & Usage”
If “Automatically Send” is checked, your iPhone may be transmitting your exact location — depending on whether you have “Location Services” enabled.
Want a more complete way to block the data flow?
Select “Don’t Send,” which stops all use of Carrier IQ.
This won’t prevent other forms of digital surveillance, but hey, we’ll take what we can control.
The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011: What a year it has been! Here’s to 2012 being a more quiet and less destructive year
Reports about the traces of the legendary Noah’s Ark appear in the media on a regular basis. The majority of such messages say that there is a mysterious object resting on top of Ararat Mount. The object could be the ancient vessel, on which Noah rescued animals from the Great Flood.
Here is what the Bible says about the events, which took place in 2500 BC: “So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.”
As the Great Flood began, the boat was going higher and higher above the earth until it reached the top of the highest mountain. The flood continued for 40 days and 40 nights and then stopped. The boat continued to rest on top of Ararat Mount.
Supporters of the 8 ‘Robin Hoods’ arrested during an act of civil disobedience are demanding $30 restitution from the NYPD for two stolen large pizzas, and two bottles of soda.
The protesters, dressed in green and speaking in English accents,–evoking the 13th century ‘steal-from-the-rich, give-to-the-poor’ Robin Hood– marched on City Hall Thursday in a joint effort between Occupy Wall Street, Vocal-NY and World AIDS Day organizers.
The activists, joined by a crowd of nearly 200, demanded implementation of a Financial Transaction Tax on Wall Street and a New York State millionaires tax in order to fund the fight against AIDS here in New York (there are 110,000 HIV-positive New Yorkers, more than any other American city) and worldwide.
With about 500,000 apps in the Apple App Store and an estimated 300,000 apps in the Android Market, finding the gems among the virtual haystack can be full time job. The good news is that it’s our full time job.We’ve trekked through the overly frivolous, the ugly and the downright impractical in our search for these seven recently launched apps in the slideshow above. We hope you enjoy this week’s top picks.