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  • Oct 30th, 2013 @ 9:43pm

    Re: Re:

    The only difference between this and the West, is that they didn't pair their images well, and they used a fade instead of a white border.

    See eg:

    http://cdn1.independent.ie/migration_catalog/article25420213.ece/ALTERNATES/h342/beaa8677-48de-4d 88-bacf-4a55a4ec85e4.jpg

    http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/201 3/03/25/horti1.jpg


    ht tp://ll-media.tmz.com/2007/08/30/0830_hogan_crash_tmz_fm_01-1.jpg

    inset, noun: a small picture or map inserted within the border of a larger one.

  • Oct 30th, 2013 @ 9:37pm


    See the AC reply to my comment above.

    "Probably the editor wants to have a photo that showing the woman's face, but the original can only show her back, so they do a photo merge to fulfill the need."

    It's no more fake than there being a magic floating road in the sky in this image. It's just been done with a fade, not a border.

  • Oct 30th, 2013 @ 9:10pm

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    I'm as happy to rip on countries for faking photos as the next person, but this is absurd. Anyone with eyes can tell this isn't photoshopped to 'fake' it, it's photoshopped out of logistical necessity.

    Two pictures were clearly taken on the same balcony (you can see the same balcony railing in both parts of the picture, with it's distinctive double-vertical posts), but one was taken looking to the left, and one looking to the right.

    The picture of the old lady was poorly inserted as an 'inset' of sorts, presumably because the balcony is so small they couldn't fit all five in the same shot.

    You can judge the size of the balcony by assuming that the men are looking down at the woman's face (edited out of the 'large' photo), which appears to be no more than a metre in front of them. Adjusting for the distance between her face and her knees while sitting, they must be practically standing on her toes.

    It's a small balcony, and someone just merged two pictures because they couldn't fit everyone in one picture.

    Not everything you see is sinister.

  • Mar 13th, 2013 @ 6:52pm

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    Twitter has some advantages, but also some significant drawbacks.

    To use a print analogy (oh boy, this will be dangerous), Twitter is to Reader as a newspaper's comment pages are to the news pages. Sure, the comments can point you to interesting things, and add both context and a finger on the collective pulse, but if you want to get to the heart of it, you need to read the original source.

    Reader is a good way to get the content, and then follow up with the comments etc. if necessary.

    Personally, I mostly skim headlines through Reader, expanding and reading articles that catch my interest. I can't stand using FB or Twitter as news sources, because there's too much other crap intertwined with news. Plus, it requires following all the sources, and putting up with everything they do that isn't news.

    This means that sometimes there's just far too much noise. Setting aside the sources that use their twitter for both news dissemination, as well as other things like competitions etc, sometimes the volume of news alone from their social accounts is too much. For a while, I followed @glynmoody on twitter, because I liked his stuff on Techdirt. And then my feed became 90% Glyn.

    Which is not to say it was bad content - it was just that I was drowning in the volume of it. So I stopped following Glyn, and suddenly Twitter was usable as a social tool again. (I still feel bad about this Glyn - sorry).

    To me, Google Reader is my morning newspaper, and I'm yet to find anything that does as good a job of getting me the news.