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Matt Feifarek
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Scientific neutrality and biotechnology – Hilary & Steven Rose
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Online retailer refuses to pay ransom money to patent troll...
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A fascinating analysis of North American political/cultural affiliation, for those who want a framework more useful than "red state / blue state".
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resistance is useless...
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Provocative essay on one downside to "open" culture, especially to things we call "commons"...

It reminds me of the earlier days of the web, when I thought a lot about "online communities" and noticed that a pattern was common:
1. some passionate people build something beautiful, usually out of love
2. this attracts some others, who also participate and contribute, usually out of love
3. Eventually, this thing becomes "cool" and then hordes arrive, and through no intention, simply trample the thing to death with their sheer numbers.
4. original creators leave the thing to start over, or not...

It's pretty rare that "Capital" can create something of cultural value; I don't really want to debate this point... yes, culture requires capital to produce things, but that's not the same thing. I'm afraid if we talk about this, we'll just degenerate into pro- and anti-capitalism screeds, and that's no fun. 

But I'm interested in other thoughts on this article, in particular from +Brian SCHMITT, +Ian Bicking, +Philip Crawford 
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Interesting analysis of non-similar cameras on a difficult scene: This pro compares a hasselblad, a top-of-the-line Nikon DSLR, a best-in-class micro 4/3 camera, and some compacts, all on the same scene with the same settings.

Nothing earth-shaking, of course, in-the-end it's a validation of the idea of diminishing returns; yes, the hasselblad is "the best" but only by a little bit.

And personally, it validates for me a bit; I continue to be very happy with my OMD, and I'd never ever spend the moola to up a notch in quality for 5x the price.
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Good example of how HDR photo processing can be very useful, without the sci-fi effect.
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