Reuters is now banning photos that were processed from RAW files. They’re only accepting original JPG files, hoping it will discourage unethical post-processing.

A Reuters spokesperson has confirmed this policy change with PetaPixel, and says that the decision was made to increase both ethics and speed.

Source: Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Date posted: November 19, 2015 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I fucking hate whingeing rock stars. And I hate pop stars who are just… neh. Just nothing, you know? “Oh, yeah, my last selfie got 47-thousand-million likes on Instagram.” Yeah, why don’t you go fuck off and get a drug habit, you penis?

-The always entertaining Noel Gallagher in Esquire Magazine.

Date posted: November 14, 2015 | Filed under humor, music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

The Japanese Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Has Lots of New Footage. I’m getting excited about this.

Date posted: November 6, 2015 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

This article on a belly tanker at the Race of Gentlemen is the center of a Venn diagram with my name on it. War surplus, hot rods, history, and old-style racing: perfect.

Date posted: November 2, 2015 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

…Many of the people who lack insurance in states with a lot of uninsured people are effectively unable to benefit from Obamacare programs because of their low incomes and local politicians’ decisions to forgo Medicaid expansion.

Source: We Mapped the Uninsured. You’ll Notice a Pattern. – The New York Times

Date posted: November 2, 2015 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Filed under “this sucks”: Grantland, ESPN’s sports/writing/pop culture site, is being shut down, effective immediately. I was always entertained and returned not only for the pop culture writing, but also for the football coverage (and I don’t “follow” football coverage the way most Americans do). Dumb move by ESPN.

Date posted: October 30, 2015 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Two goofy Englishmen take an old beat to shit Austin Mini and stuff the 4-wheel drive running gear and engine from a Toyota Celica inside. I love fabrication porn like this.

Date posted: October 22, 2015 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Massive Attack have confirmed they’re releasing new music this year.

Date posted: October 6, 2015 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

This is pretty cool: the U.S. Web Design Standards are online for all U.S. government websites.

Date posted: October 3, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

While I’m very happy with the new Pope and a lot of the stands he’s made, this one bums me out: He met with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who denied gay couples marriage licenses. While this is nice of him, it lends her a lot of undeserved credibility.

The pope said that he could not speak specifically about cases but that “conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right.”

I support anyone’s right to conscientious objection. But she’s an officer of the court, which means she does not make the laws, she upholds them. It is her sworn duty to issue marriage licenses under Kentucky law. If she can’t do her duty, she must step down from office.

And, just to be clear: Fuck Kim Davis.

Date posted: September 30, 2015 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »