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These are ome of the most breathtaking portraits I have ever seen. The story isn't a bad one, either.
New Zealand photographer Jono Rotman got unprecedented access to around 200 members of the Mongrel Mob. We asked how he did it.
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From a Kiwi cousin of mine, who do not find them thrilling. I posted the link on Facebook:

"Now why !!! One of those mongrels is a have been convicted of murder . Why glorify these photo . The son that was killed his father and family was distressed when the artist did this exhibition. Shane Harrison, pictured patched and sinister and peering out from under a black hoodie, has since been convicted for killing Sio Matalasi. Matalasi's father, Iafeta Matalasi, and others, were incensed that the killer would be immortalised. The grieving father and the New York-based, Wellington-born photographer have since reportedly reconciled and reached an understanding, with the father accepting the murderer's portrait would remain on display.Critics have variously blasted the photographs for being "cultural pornography", glamorising gang culture, perpetuating the colonial stereotype of the "violent savage" and being part of a continuum of 19th century propaganda art intended to denigrate Maori.
Doesn't give my vote !!!"
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A third state of consciousness?  This article describes something I have heard before - that it is not our nature to sleep in a single eight hour shift, but rather in two shorter sessions of different kinds of sleep, with a kind of third state of consciousness between the two.

I have been in that third state - but not very often - perhaps once a year.   In it, I am awake - even alert in a way - but don't really care about anything.  I usually walk outside.  I can still think, but more slowly - it is hard to describe. 

This article describes how to conjure this state.   Not something I can do in my life at the moment, but it is going on the bucket list.  
Imagine meditating with no instruction — no tapes, no app, no religious agenda, nothing out of pocket.
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We started using f.lux (PC) and twilight (android) on our devices a few months back to help with this as well.  I think it has made a difference.
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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
My first attempt at using the hilariously awkward halfpod techinque, detailed at http://www.digitalbirdphotography.com/4.1.html

Taken on our back porch at 7:20pm, the sun was setting fast. As such, it was shot at 600mm 1/320s @ f/7.1 with ISO 2000, with my shiny new monopod leaning against my hips. It wasn't comfortable, but it sure worked. I'm hoping this arrangement will be  more manageable than lugging around a tripod with the kids in tow.
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Looks great considering how dark it was outside. I look forward to trying out the lens and monopod.
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Paneer Palak Burritos have to be the best way to celebrate a successful Bike To Work Day!. I passed up the usual 6 mile commute and headed to our other office, 47 miles away. It was so worth it: : https://www.strava.com/activities/304509615  - it was great! #sf2g   #btwd  
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That used to be a lot of fun ... Sorta.
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The included diagrams and stats are priceless.
After 1.7 million miles we’ve learned a lot — not just about our system but how humans drive, too.
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Swapping between previews in Lightroom, I realized most of the photos shot today were 10fps bursts. Inspired, I used ffmpeg to convert all of the unedited frames a short movie, showcasing our family bike ride to the SF Zoo. Enjoy!
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I like how you showed the tired girls at the end.
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Beer Bread of the week: Tankhouse 7 Saison by Boulevard Brewing, Nestle Smarties, Walnuts, Caraway seeds, and a hint of cinnamon. This was my "work-from-home" replacement for the snacks we have at the office, dutifully made by my oldest daughter.
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But how did it taste?
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Ride in Peace, Edwin Allbritton - 3 time Texas State Champion (Individual and Team Time Trial).

Ed Allbritton was out for a late-morning ride on his recumbent along Highway 16 in the Texas hill country. He was struck from behind by a distracted driver who told investigating officers he was looking in his rear view mirror because he had something in his eye. Investigators ruled out cell phone use.

I was unable to determine the exact place where the collision occurred, but you can see the general area on street view here: https://goo.gl/VS4nk0 It is a typical rural state highway 2 lanes with a half shoulder on each side. The trooper investigating the collision said "Allbritton was riding a recumbent bicycle within a designated area along the roadway." I take this to mean Allbritton was on the shoulder.
http://www.bccourier.com/Archives/News_detail.php?contentId=20227

An experienced cyclist killed because a driver made a conscious decision to focus his attention on something other than the road in front of him. What else is there to say? Except that I hope when I go, my obituary reads as nicely as his. It was a life well lived, and a death too soon.

#IAmTraffic   #SaferStreetsNow   #CarsKill  

This is part of my #VirtualGhostBike  project, an effort of mine to commemorate every bicyclist killed in Texas during 2015. If I have missed any, please let me know.  To find more, search for that hashtag in my feed.

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After retiring from his management investment business — partly because of his desire to have more time for fitness activities — Allbritton looked for a way to give back to society. Becoming involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program provided the ideal solution. After participating in his first event, the 100-mile Century Ride around Lake Tahoe, Allbritton continued to cycle, eventually winning an individual Texas ...
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This has been a long time coming. I really like how they address the conflict inherent when right-turn lanes meet a cycling path.
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Look, its almost like ... a sidewalk
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As a cyclist who loves hills, I'm spoiled by all of the scenic commute detours one can make in SF. I'm really going to miss this place if we ever move on: https://www.strava.com/activities/303747073
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I can find some scenic routes for you if you want to move to North Carolina.
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Another frustrating evening trying to match a Nikon TC20e III teleconverter to a 300mm f/2.8 for birding.... Copy #2 is looking better, but still unexpectedly bad. 
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Guess via comment on how these words were chosen! If you've seen this already, don't spoil the source for everyone else.
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People in CA seriously use "desert" more than say... ocean, lake, or ... "Me" ?
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