- a lot of people don't know what they are talking about or are actively gatekeeping by making things more complicated than they are. I don't understand things either, but I'm getting at the level that I'm starting to recognise the hot air
- photographers must have very strong arms. That stuff is heavy!
- all this stuff about 'equivalent focal length' only relates to how far back you need to walk with a less expensive camera to get the same subject in the frame as with a top-end camera. It, and distance itself, have nothing to do with the perspective distortion everyone talks about; that's dependent on the actual focal length
- the so called flattering effect of focal lengths above 80mm in portrait photography is because people's noses don't appear to be so big (due to the perspective distortion) (selfies on smartphones do the opposite)
I currently have an old cumbersome camera with a crop factor of 4 (so I need to walk very far back, normal factor is 1.6, or 1) and a non-interchangeable lens with 26x zoom (it's comically long). Looking at options to do something new.
Content warning: US court case SH/AJ
The US putting on quite a show now, to try to rival the UK one a few days ago:
Judge: It seems absurd to instruct you again that you must tell the truth while you testify, yet here I am
Judge: This is not your show
Judge: Just because you claim to think something is true, doesn't make it true. It does not protect you
(See The Washington Post on Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1554856818450612225)
And this was not even the big bombshell that was dropped just now: there's proof he's lying since his own attorney sent all his email (and phone?) messages of the past two years to the other party, by accident.
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I'm trying the #Hinge dating app. I'm at setting up my profile and uploaded 6 photos. Now it only gives me this screen, can't go back or forward. I've tapped everywhere. Already tried closing the app and restarting. The purple button is to skip and gives a warning that your profile won't work if you do that.
Now what? Anybody knows how this screen works?
Content warning: WagathaChristie court case, UK celeb stuff
R: You're an X
V: That's libel! I take you to court!
Judge: But you are an X.
Judge: Can't be libel if it's true. Also, the statements you gave in court were lies. Also, the evidence that was mysteriously lost, you destroyed it.
(paraphrased of course)
The plugin was not maintained and also switching it back on didn't fix the cards according to the validator, so I leave it off. I guess I'll just have to adapt the theme myself.
So excited to announce that we are starting Season 3 of @icarly! Can’t wait to get back to work with my people ❤️ Thanks for watching 💕
So yay, new iCarly! And great photo!
- Instagram: no
- Twitter: yes, quite nicely
- Tumblr: not really
- Mastodon: not really
- Friendica: no
The tumblr result surprised me, it is supposed to work. It is legal and not a copyright breach to include a Twitter embed of a post on your own site and it supports the poster without e.g. stealing an artist's work.
Pleroma when receiving a picture from Friendica: let's show it three times(**), must be important.
(*) once the inline picture, again as the attachment, because it doesn't recognise the picture is already shown inline.
(**) same, but also as link preview because the Friendica inline preview image has a link to the full image, which Pleroma thinks it needs to generate another preview for.
(I understand how this happens so no complaint, a rule like 'don't show an attachment already shown inline' was never claimed to be implemented and may not even be possible. That Mastodon correctly shows the picture once is just because it can't show inline images at all)
But by that same argument, should your own posts appear in the network timeline at all?
Content warning: Russian disregard for humans, war, -
"Journalists were actually actively looking for the contrarians."
Hence the problems.
If 999 out of 1000 scientists say sane environmental things and 1 is paid to believe the opposite, a journalist presenting both sides equally is not presenting a valid picture.
I noticed A Very British Scandal is on Amazon Prime so I can catch up on the episodes I missed. Because Claire Foy plays the lead and she's an amazing actress.
The idea that if you post something that is copyrighted, you are the copyright violator. Loads of people post stuff on Twitter and Tumblr that they've copied from other sites and they just don't care, which is their prerogative. But on the fediverse each post is copied to and shown by many other servers run by other people. All these people are now also the copyright violator and can be contacted by lawyers from all kinds of companies.
(most platforms contain settings that the admin can set to make sure external posts are not shown to people who aren't logged in. I highly recommend making these settings)
(also note that Google doesn't know which posts belong to which server. Your own post will show up as belonging to some other server, and the server you run yourself will seem to host some very bad content. To prevent this, besides doing ample blocking, you should also make the same settings mentioned above)
The idea that the database administrator of the server you use, the one that can see everything, is somehow a trusted individual. In commercial social media and sites these people are screened by the city, the policy or even the security services depending on the kind of data involved. And these people are monitored by their companies. Here on the fediverse, anybody can be an admin. There's no control, so from the user there should be no trust.
(so don't post anything that you wouldn't want to become public, including when you are using those non-public posting options, including when saving a draft)
A minor thing: we assume that retweeting (sharing, boosting, repeating, whatever) is ok, because we do it all the time on Twitter. However, it is only ok there because the Twitter terms you accepted had a clause that allowed others to retweet (and embed) your posts. Most fediverse terms forget to include this, so in theory boosting etc is illegal. But I think we can all assume that the intent of every poster was to allow sharing, so this is only a minor misunderstanding.
(it is why I mention in my profile that my posts are cc-by, which essentially covers re-sharing using appropriate mechanisms)
- Adelante, por favor
Ok, not great I admit...
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