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GX8 Shutter Shock - Is it still a problem?: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
I have the GX8, and one of the lenses that is reputed to be a associated with the shutter shock issue, namely the 14-140mm MKII. The reported issue about two years ago was that below 1/100s there was sign of shutter shock with the GX8/14-140mm combination. I have taken thousands of pictures with that combination at various shutter speeds, including with flash, but nothing to see so far that should worry me. I have the firmware update for both lens and camera by the way. I also often use Half Shutter Press. See the GX8 manual for an explanation of that function. What is does in a nutshell is that the shutter fires at about 50% of pressing the shutter button. This reduces shutter press vibrations, or more correctly, the picture will already have been taken by the time you have pressed the shutter button fully. You can use the Back Button Focusing method with to preset the focus if you are worried about getting the focusing right.
I also have the G80, but to be honest with you, the G80 RAW files cannot match the GX8 RAW file. The G80 JPEG files on the other hand do look better, especially after adding lens correction via DxO.
56 minutes ago
The Student Debt Crisis, Labor Market Credentialization, and Racial Inequality: How the Current Student Debt Debate Gets the Economics Wrong - Roosevelt Institute
The Student Debt Crisis, Labor Market Credentialization, and Racial Inequality: How the Current Student Debt Debate Gets the Economics Wrong - Roosevelt Institute via Instapaper
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15 hours ago
Here's Fresh Evidence Student Loans Are a Massive, Generational Scam - VICE
Here's Fresh Evidence Student Loans Are A Massive, Generational Scam via Instapaper
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16 hours ago
Jeff Bezos has been quiet on WaPo's Jamal Khashoggi
dditionally, Saudi money is now all over Silicon Valley. The country's Public Investment Fund committed $45 billion to Softbank's inaugural Vision Fund, and Crown Prince Mohammed said recently he'll invest a similar amount in the next fund. Through the Vision Fund, which also includes Apple and Qualcomm as investors, Softbank has massive stakes in Uber, WeWork, DoorDash and numerous other highly valued companies.
ksa  saudi  siliconvalley  money  corruption 
16 hours ago
New Ikea report finds that people don't feel at home in their homes
A new Ikea report is an unsettling look at life in the 21st century via Instapaper
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16 hours ago
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190 Universities just launched 600 Free Online Courses. Here’s the full list. via Instapaper
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18 hours ago
Suicide research in Utah
In North Dakota, the rate jumped more than 57 percent. In the most recent period studied (2014-2016), the rate was highest in Montana at 29.2 per 100,000 residents, compared with the national average of 13.4 per 100,000.
suicide  utah  lds 
21 hours ago
Bill Gates, stabber of backs
"One evening in late December 1982, I heard Bill and Steve speaking heatedly in Bill's office and paused outside to listen in," Allen wrote. "It was easy to get the gist of the conversation. They were...
23 hours ago
Paul Allen: A Bridge in Portland - The Ringer
There’s something truly weird about mourning a billionaire who had no idea that you even existed. That’s how it is with mourning all celebrities, I suppose. You feel a little bit like a fraud, like a bandwagon sad person. I was sad though. I am sad. It’s hard to figure out exactly why, but I think it might have something to do with that brawl in Portland.
​How A Wooden Bench In Zimbabwe Is Starting A Revolution In Mental Health - Digg
Over a decade later, Erica's life and death sits at the front of Chibanda's mind. "I've lost quite a number of patients through suicide — it's normal," he says. "But with Erica, I felt like I didn't do everything that I could."
depression  suicide  africa 
The History of the Future of High School - VICE
"Masking the real history of high school in America also helps the DeVoses of the world obscure legitimate problems the education system has always faced—problems that have been deliberately created and maintained. Funding inequality and racial segregation are rarely the focus of these sorts of stories about an ever-unchanging educational system."

ndeed, these sorts of stories are often told by those who seek to privatize education in a way that functions to meet the needs of industry. Few people, after all, are clamoring to “rethink high schools” to produce more home health aides, one of the fastest growing occupations in the US despite a median annual pay of less than $24,000.
education  lies 
Peter Elbow on responding to student writing
I try to ensure that I can do so on
the basis of some information from them about “where they are at” with this paper. That is, I ask for a
short piece of “process writing” or “writer’s log” or “cover letter” with any major assignment. I ask
them to tell me things like: what they see as their main points; the story of how they went about writing
and what it was like for them as they were writing; how did they get their ideas; what were some of the
choices they made; which parts went well or badly for them; were there any surprises; and above all
what questions they have for readers. If it is a revision it’s particularly helpful to ask what changes they
made and why. Reading the cover letter usually helps me decide what to say in my comment. Often I
can agree with much of what the student has said--sometimes even being more encouraging about the
essay than the student was. With process writing, my comment is not the start of a conversation about
the writing but the continuation of a conversation that the student started.
Process writing is not so easy for lots of students. But it is helping them get better at learning to see their
own thinking and writing more clearly and to be more aware of their writing process. In the beginning I
often do practice sessions in class on the day that a paper is due.
Responding to Student Writing | Harvard Writing Project
Your comments on student writing should clearly reflect the hierarchy of your concerns about the paper. Major issues should be treated more prominently and at greater length; minor issues should be treated briefly or not at all. If you comment extensively on grammatical or mechanical issues, you should expect students to infer that such issues are among your main concerns with the paper. It is after all not unreasonable for students to assume that the amount of ink you spill on an issue bears some relationship to the issue’s importance.

The following simple structure will help you present your comments in an organized way:

Reflect back the paper’s main point. By reflecting back your understanding of the argument, you let the student see that you took the paper seriously. A restatement in your own words will also help you ground your comment. If the paper lacks a thesis, restate the subject area.
Discuss the essay’s strengths. Even very good writers need to know what they’re doing well so that they can do it again in the future. Remember to give specific examples.
Discuss the paper’s weaknesses, focusing on large problems first. You don’t have to comment on every little thing that went wrong in a paper. Instead, choose two or three of the most important areas in which the student needs to improve, and present these in order of descending importance. You may find it useful to key these weaknesses to such essay elements as Thesis, Structure, Evidence, and Style. Give specific examples to show the student what you’re seeing. If possible, suggest practical solutions so that the student writer can correct the problems in the next paper.
Type your final comments if possible. If you handwrite them, write in a straight line (not on an angle or up the side of a page), and avoid writing on the reverse side; instead, append extra sheets as needed. The more readable your comments are, the more seriously your students are likely to take them.
Man solicited random teenage girls offering $70K for sex, police say |
But through the course of the interview, the man "eventually stated he did put the note on the car and had the conversation with (the group) over text message" but then "claimed he was being blackmailed by unknown suspects and that they were making him put the notes on the cars and carry on the conversations with the people who text him," according to the affidavit.

The man then bizarrely told police "one of the agreements he had to make was that he would meet with the girls and then transport them to the mine and drop off the girls. (He) stated he did not go to McDonald's with the intent on taking the girls to the mine," the warrant states. Court documents do not indicate what mine the man was allegedly talking about.
crime  crazy 
Good, Better, Best - Dallin H. Oaks
Consider how we use our time in the choices we make in viewing television, playing video games, surfing the Internet, or reading books or magazines. Of course it is good to view wholesome entertainment or to obtain interesting information. But not everything of that sort is worth the portion of our life we give to obtain it. Some things are better, and others are best. When the Lord told us to seek learning, He said, “Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom” (D&C 88:118; emphasis added).
lds  study  focus  attention 
Jared Kushner legally dodged income taxes for years, NYT report says - Business Insider
In one example from 2015 included in The Times' report, Kushner made $1.7 million in salary and investments but listed a loss of $8.3 million due to "significant depreciation" of the company's real estate, which would have diminished the taxes owed.

Kushner's net worth has risen to close to $324 million as he used a loss allowance on properties he bought with mostly borrowed money, according to The Times. Over the period covered by the documents reviewed by the newspaper, Kushner's credit lines from banks rose to $46 million in 2016 from $0 in 2009.
taxes  crime  trump 
Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test To Show Native American Ancestry : NPR
"I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity paid for by Trump if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian," Trump added, as the crowd cheered. But on Monday morning, the president was asked about the challenge and falsely told reporters, "I didn't say that."
trump  dna 
Arcadia Power Gives You Access To Clean Energy On The Cheap - Digg
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How Successful People Spend Their Weekends – Forbes
The study found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and it drops off so much after 55 hours that there’s no point in working any more. That’s right, people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours. Those extra hours are wasted.
5-Minute Writing Conferences | Edutopia
5-Minute Writing Conferences | Edutopia via Instapaper
How to reset trail programs on mac? | Champ's blog
Step one – preliminary check:

Login as guest and run the application
Now logout and login, once more run the application and check wether the trial time was reset. If yes, you can be sure that the information is stored in the home directory and you can proceed to the step 2. Otherwise it is weird.
3 days ago
Anand Giridharadas on Saudi Money and Silicon Valley Hypocrisy | WIRED
Anand Giridharadas on Saudi Money and Silicon Valley Hypocrisy via Instapaper
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3 days ago
Why Cryonics Makes Sense - Wait But Why
Why Cryonics Makes Sense - Wait But Why via Instapaper
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3 days ago
‘Yoga Guru Pattabhi Jois Sexually Assaulted Me for Years’
This may sound like consent on my part, but the power differential, and my fear of the repercussions if I protested — losing my friends, my career, and my sense of belonging — made consent impossible. I was powerless. Here was a yoga master, a heavy man, lying on top of me, humping me, while I was in compromising postures. I acquiesced. I endured. I tried to tune it out.

I did not consent.

I now choose to use the word victim, because for me, it speaks to my innocence in a situation of injustice.
3 days ago
Sisters’ Participation in the Gathering of Israel - By President Russell M. Nelson
In our worldwide youth devotional last June, I spoke about a young man whose life changed when his parents exchanged his smartphone for a flip phone. This young man’s mother is a fearless woman of faith. She saw her son drifting toward choices that could prevent him from serving a mission. She took her pleadings to the temple to know how best to help her son. Then she followed through with every impression.

She said: “I felt the Spirit guiding me to check my son’s phone at specific times to catch specific things. I don’t know how to navigate these smartphones, but the Spirit guided me through all the social media that I don’t even use! I know the Spirit helps parents who are seeking guidance to protect their children. [At first] my son was furious with me. … But after only three days, he thanked me! He could feel the difference.”
3 days ago
Characteristics of Demagoguery - Patricia Roberts-Miller
Metaphors. In addition to heavy reliance on the metaphors related to Strict Father Morality (see Lakoff, Moral Politics, especially Chapters Five and Six), demagoguery associates metaphors of vermin, disease, taint, queerness (that is, transgressive behavior), monstrosity (that is, hybridity), disorder, lack of control (licentiousness), thinking, and demonic possession with the outgroup. It associates purity, tumescence (specifically, and masculinity, generally), order, action, decisiveness, and control with the ingroup. It associates dithering, wavering, impaired masculinity, and weakness with people considering protecting or defending the outgroup in any way.
3 days ago
The land tramples with dancing: The Craft of Scholarly Writing
People who find themselves with writing blocks—which, like dogs, come in all sorts of breeds and combinations—often engage in a tremendous amount of negative self-talk (to put it politely), but, it seems to me, have trouble seeing the problem as the consequence of a writing process that used to be appropriate and no longer is. They wouldn’t have that process if it had never worked, or they wouldn’t be in graduate school or the tenure track. Faculty who cannot write that second book, or revise their dissertation into a first book, graduate students who cannot write a dissertation—all of those are people who are successful writers. They wouldn’t be in the position of people who are trying to write a dissertation or book were they not.
writing  anxiety 
3 days ago
The land tramples with dancing
I don’t want to be in a constant state of feelings like I’m drowning in undone or badly-done tasks. When I thought about what changes I’d like to make in my life—I’m quite likely at precisely middle age, after all—I realized it’s pretty clear to me what I’d like to do differently.
work  time  anxiety 
3 days ago
The fratty Proud Boys are the alt right’s weirdest new phenomenon
The fratty Proud Boys are the alt right’s weirdest new phenomenon via Instapaper
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3 days ago
This Lacrosse Team Pulled Off A Trick Move To Score A Really Cool Goal - Digg
This Lacrosse Team Pulled Off A Trick Move To Score A Really Cool Goal via Instapaper
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3 days ago
Rick Stein obituary: daughter writes it as funny mystery - The Washington Post
A daughter’s hilarious obituary unravels her father’s mysterious life. You have to read to the end to get it. via Instapaper
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3 days ago
22 Best Haruki Murakami Books, Ranked
Your Definitive Guide to All of Haruki Murakami’s Books via Instapaper
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3 days ago
302 Moved Temporarily
The history of humanity is written across your smile via Instapaper
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3 days ago
Robert Mueller Has Already Told You Everything You Need To Know | WIRED
Robert Mueller Has Already Told You Everything You Need To Know via Instapaper
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4 days ago
Surgeons Should Not Look Like Surgeons – INCERTO – Medium
Surgeons Should Not Look Like Surgeons – INCERTO – Medium via Instapaper
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4 days ago
Why Blockchain is Hard – Jimmy Song – Medium
Why Blockchain is Hard – Jimmy Song – Medium via Instapaper
blockchain  database  bitcoin 
4 days ago
“Perhaps it is simpler to say that Intel…was disrupted”
Want to make a 10” PC but use a chip Intel said could only be used for 9.7” PC, then you would forego discounts or promotions. Want to use discrete graphics on a low power PC? Same problem.

These go to market programs might all be totally fine/legal/etc. BUT they create ecosystem incentives to look elsewhere.

This fine grained pricing created all sorts of challenges. But it also warps how R&D is done and where features/investments go.
history  microsoft  laptop 
4 days ago
The case for a 2pm dinner

Somewhat counterintuitively, restricting eating at 2pm produced more feelings of fullness in the evening. Some other important lessons learned is that there is an adaptation period to this method of eating. It took participants 12 days on average to adjust to this way of eating. So don’t start this eTRF strategy and decide it didn’t work for you after a couple of days. It can take up to three or four weeks to adjust. Most found the fasting period relatively easy to adhere to, but more difficult to adjust to the time restriction.
diet  fasting 
4 days ago
Sean Tejaratchi - Books - Portland Mercury
Did you go to any churches to raid images for the upcoming "Church and State" issue (due out this Summer)?

No, I found most of the religious imagery through my usual method, which is posing as a child with cancer. I wrote to hundreds of churches, asking in my childish, cancery scrawl if they might have some good line art filed away somewhere.
4 days ago
A diet guru explains why you should eat dinner at 2pm via Instapaper
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4 days ago
Members Of A Far-Right Men’s Group Violently Beat Up Protesters And Weren’t Arrested. New York Police Won’t Say Why.
A Far-Right Men's Group Violently Beat Up Protesters And Weren't Arrested. New York Police Won't Say Why via Instapaper
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4 days ago | 504: Gateway time-out
How to Craft A Life You Don’t Need to Escape From via Instapaper
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4 days ago
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