HEY, rubber bullets aren’t made out of rubber.

they are metal bullets coated with a thin layer of rubber. the cops obviously know this. they aren’t non lethal. they are not meant for close range.

they were invented as a way to break up riots by firing the bullet at the ground with the intent to bounce into people’s legs without much injury and are expected to produce contusions, abrasions, and hematomas in those cases but they can kill.

police that are shooting them point blank at people's heads are shooting to kill.

This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests.

It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information.


@ted As for the first one, the screenshot of a picture of two different plants in an arrangement may have thrown it off.

The Seek app generally does a pretty remarkable job "in the field". (Other times, it's like, "Oh, this? It's a dicot." 🙄 But generally, if you keep moving around and be patient, it'll usually identify the plant.)

What's amazing is that the app also works on animals. It reminds me of xkcd.com/1425/

@ted I've used the "Seek" Android app to identify the plants.

It *thinks* the first is the flower of the "western yellow pond-lily" (Nuphar lutea).

Second is definitely "Japanese Maple" (Acer palmatum).

Third is "Mophead Hydrangea" (Hydrangea macrophylla).

Fourth is "Watershield" (Brasenia schreberi).

I heard Adobe CC server is having an outage and people are locked out of their software, but I wouldn't know because my #photography software is #FOSS, so it doesn't phone home or require a EULA or some multinational cooperation's permission to use.

#darktable #gimp #rawtherapee #ArtWithOpenSource

The Online #LGM starts tomorrow at 10:30 am CEST with a presentation by Jonathan-David Schröder on @gmic + #Python + @blender

Don’t miss this @libregraphics event.

Full program of the next 3 days: libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/ #LGM2020 #b3d

TIL that the reason those "lo-fi beats" channels on YouTube always have anime characters is because that's the music from the Adult Swim bumpers, so a generation of Americans associate the two things switchedonpop.com/episodes/why

@nolan Xennial here, and I love lo-fi for work, replacement videogame background music, and in general. It spans generations.

(I never knew the background story on it. Thanks for the link!)

minecraft, racism 

@tbernard (I've worked on several videos for Cockpit for work, using Kdenlive. Hence all that.)

@tbernard There are things you can do to make the audio less horrible.

Try to have a silent room when recording. Don't clip it by being too loud. Normalize it. Trim the all the "um" and "ah". Etc.

And phones often have better audio than a laptop microphone, at least.

Do you have a webcam? Those often have built in microphones too and they're sometimes pretty OK as well. (You'd want to test and compare between that and the phone, using headphones for listening, probably.)

@tbernard BTW, the talk looks like it'll be great, with that much effort put into it!

@tbernard Make an LGM "theatrical release" and share a "director's cut" / "extended edition" later?

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