"Saving energy" / 「節電中です。」 a’la #hipstamatic  (Taken with instagram)

"Saving energy" / 「節電中です。」 a’la #hipstamatic (Taken with instagram)

Amazing nature photographer

This award-winning photographer has been featured in National Geographic, as well as in a host of other world wide galleries.

His shot of a charging lion is breathtaking…and aptly titled “Oops”.

"To repost or not to repost this image…" …in case you never thought about it.
p.s. due credit is clearly written on the lower right margin.

"To repost or not to repost this image…" …in case you never thought about it.

p.s. due credit is clearly written on the lower right margin.

45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation+

silverstar22b:

TOKYO, July 5 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Around 45 percent of children in Fukushima Prefecture surveyed by the local and central governments in late March experienced thyroid exposure to radiation, although in all cases in trace amounts that did not warrant further examination, officials of the Nuclear Safety Commission said Tuesday. The survey was conducted ..read more.. 

The Declaration of Independence

dbooster:

After you all get done celebrating America by blowing up things, it’s worth remembering what got us here.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Wish politicians these days could write this well.

In case your PC takes a dump: "Off-Site Backups" — by Shawn Blanc

Plenty of us barely backup properly. Maybe we use a local hard drive. Maybe we use pieces of Internet storage in various sites, like Flickr for photos, etc. Many of us are looking forward to iCloud, perhaps.

As many know, Apple announced recently the forthcoming iCloud, a veritable reincarnation of MobileMe. Many might remember that not long after MobileMe kicked off, it basically “kicked out”, leaving more than a few frustrated customers.

Now plenty of people use MobileMe, but in recent years, several web-based applications (supported by pc and smartphone apps) have also been well-received. Evernote, Simplenote, Dropbox, to name a few, have offered free and upgraded services for syncing, not storage per se. Keyword: “syncing”…not “backup”.

Still, plenty of people rely on those services as quasi-backups, just in case.

In the article “Off-Site Backups”, Shawn nicely reviews what we should be doing, beyond syncing services, by talking about real backup services that fulfill the more robust need of protecting your system, or key parts of that system.

This is something that iCloud was never meant for, in case you imagined.

I know certain documents I’m working on are safely backed up, but I personally need to revisit my own backup plan.

(via Instapaper)

Junkyard Kitty - This cat was not happy about my presence, but nonetheless allowed me to take his picture. Guessing by the environment there, I would say it’s a popular place to dump trash like PET bottles and televisions.

Junkyard Kitty - This cat was not happy about my presence, but nonetheless allowed me to take his picture. Guessing by the environment there, I would say it’s a popular place to dump trash like PET bottles and televisions.