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Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Tutorials

Time to “Hello, World”: running Node.js on VMs, Containers, Apps, and Functions

Overview of compute service-abstraction ladder<p><i>This article is a part of the series:</i> <b>Part 1</b> <i>(overview),</i> <b>Part 2</b><i>(VMs),</i> <b>Part 3</b><i>(containers),</i> <b>Part 4</b><i>(apps) and</i></b> …

JavaScript

What Is A Blockchain Operating System?

Blockchain, as more and more people are finding out, is a ledger system for keeping records. More specifically, blockchain is an open (i.e. public, not held inside one company, unless it’s a private blockchain) distributed (it exists on many computers) immutable (it can not be altered, in …

Blockchain

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Management

George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public

President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition.<p>That's according to Trump critic George Lakoff, a renowned linguist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff wrote in a recent article for the Guardian …

Donald Trump

What is the Golden Ratio in Photography and How to Use It

Imagine you’re standing at the edge of a rock. There’s an incredible scene under your feet. Even the light is perfect. Yet, you look through the …

How to mask anything in Lightroom in a few seconds

Lightroom’s Auto Mask option is a useful tool that can save you a lot of time. But this video from Signature Edits shows you how you can make the …

A Great Trick for Getting Powerful Results From the Auto Mask Feature in Lightroom

One of my favorite features in Lightroom for local adjustments is the Auto Mask feature, which can save a ton of time when used in the right …

NewsChain

NewsChain (propagation chain) is a blockchain-based traffic dissemination ecosystem. Its goal is to establish a network that uses blockchain …

Top 10 Big Data Analytics Tools For Successful Data Analytics Developers

The importance of data in today’s business is difficult to overstate because no meaningful decision can be made without the analysis of relevant data.<p>…

The Best Summer Beach Reads of 2018

From tear-jerkers to heart-warmers, the silly and the serious, we've rounded up the best page-turners to keep you busy while getting some much needed …

The best coding courses for getting started

To quote the late, great Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Here’s our …

Mysterious wolf-like animal shot in Montana, officials stumped

US wildlife officials are baffled by an unusual wolf-like creature shot by a rancher in Montana. After failing to identify the body, the authorities …

9.5 tips to scientifically enhance your grill game

We got you.<p>Burgers: check. Hotdogs: check. Beers: check. Fresca: sure, why not? You’ve got everything ready for your big BBQ. But are YOU ready? No pressure, but you can’t blame the steak if it comes out tasting like a hockey puck. Better read up a little, and make sure you’re getting the best …

BBQ

The Coming Collapse

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a …

Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy stories of 2017<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend, and last night, the organization announced the winners of its prestigious Nebula Awards.<p>N.K. Jemisin’s</i> …

President Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

<i>“President Trump should win the ­Nobel Peace Prize.”</i><p><b>— South Korean President Moon Jae-in</b><p><i>“No-bel! No-bel! No-bel!”</i><p><b>— Audience at Trump’s Michigan rally Saturday</b><p>NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF PRESIDENT TRUMP<p>OSLO, DEC. 10, 2018<p>Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, distinguished members of the …

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?<p>There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and …

Albert Einstein

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

The Workplace

A new kind of probiotic could change the $38 billion market by using real science

Seed, a new company with some big names behind it, is about to sprout onto the $38-billion probiotics scene— with a product that is designed to improve your digestion and health based on scientific research.<p>As supplements, probiotics are largely unregulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. …

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

learning AI loose on software development

<i>BAYOU learned to write code for programmers by studying billions of programs</i><p>Computer scientists at Rice University have created a deep-learning, …

New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of …

Artificial Intelligence

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Is MSNBC going conservative? Supposedly liberal news network loves #NeverTrumpers more than leftists

<b>Joe Scarborough; Nicolle Wallace; Michael Steele (AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Loading up on semi-repentant conservatives and ignoring the activist left, MSNBC is doing the nation a disservice<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>April 15, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In the wake of Donald Trump’s election in 2016, MSNBC had at least two clear …

Government by Godfather

<b>Donald Trump; Michael Cohen; James Comey (Getty/AP/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>John Gotti’s president should have appointed Joey Gallo’s attorney general<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>April 14, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s January 20, 2017, and your name is Donald J. Trump, and you’re a real estate developer from …

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Password-free web security is coming to Chrome, Firefox, Edge

Passwords are problematic, and most people don't manage them properly. An alternative is coming to several major web browsers soon: Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are supporting built-in support for a password-free method of authentication on Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers in the coming …

World Wide Web