AnalogSenses

By ÁLVARO SERRANO

The iPhone 6 Plus review by Josh Ginter →

October 14, 2014 |

Excellent review of the iPhone 6 Plus over at Tools and Toys. I was really looking forward to a review that focused more on the personal side of these devices, and not so much on the technical aspects. Josh nailed this perfectly:

Of course, the star performer of this show is that beautifully gigantic 5.5″ screen. I believe the specification goes something like “401 PPI”, which means sharp in English.

Also, his photography is outstanding, as usual.

I love the warmth that Josh captures in his pictures, it gives a great sense of personality that is uniquely his. In my opinion, he makes the device look even better than in Apple’s own promotional materials.

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The Lawyer and the Lady | Humans of New York →

October 14, 2014 |

“How’d you meet?”

“He was representing my best friend’s ex-husband in a trial, and I marched into his office to inform him that his client was a lying scumbag.”

“And so what were you thinking while she was yelling at you?”

“‘That’s a good looking woman.’”

What a lovely couple.

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Nantes: a city getting it right | Copenhagenize →

October 14, 2014 |

Nantes and its 600,000 inhabitants - including the immediate suburbs - is one of the French cities that decided to implement an ambitious cycling policy. They dared to innovate and to make strong political decisions. We find that inspiring.

It’s great to see there are some cities that understand the importance of a strong bicycle culture, and how it correlates to the well-being of its citizens.

To begin with, watch the Velo-City 2015 promotional clip. In this video, Nantes demonstrates that they understand that creating a bicycle-friendly city is not just about building infrastructure but it’s most of all about developing a life-sized city where bicycles are merely one of the tools to create an active, creative and liveable city - albeit one of the most important tools. Nantes presents in the video its inhabitants, its urban spaces and its activities

They’re definitely setting a strong example. Here’s hoping others will follow.

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Dropbox denies being hacked →

October 14, 2014 |

There have been several reports of Dropbox being hacked, after up to 7 million of purported user account credentials were leaked online. Dropbox has issued a statement on their blog denying everything:

Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.

It appears to have been a false rumor. About the leaked account data:

A subsequent list of usernames and passwords has been posted online. We’ve checked and these are not associated with Dropbox accounts.

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Commissioner Gordon's Origins | DORKLY →

October 13, 2014 |

If you’re watching Gotham, you may have been surprised by the physical appearance of Detective James Gordon, the man destined to become Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department. In the show, actor Ben McKenzie isn’t sporting the classic mustache and glasses that have defined the character’s looks for decades.

Well, now you know why:

Commissioner Gordon's Origins

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Why nerd culture must die →

October 13, 2014 |

Pete Warden:

And that’s where the problem lies. We’re still behaving like the rebel alliance, but now we’re the Empire. We got where we are by ignoring outsiders and believing in ourselves even when nobody else would. The decades have proved that our way was largely right and the critics were wrong, so our habit of not listening has become deeply entrenched.

Sad, but true.

Via Rands.

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The Cure for Aging | Raptitude →

October 13, 2014 |

David Cain:

Of course, getting better year after year requires an intention to get better year after year. Self-improvement doesn’t happen by accident. A lot of what age apparently “takes” from us — health, possibility, optimism, confidence, personal power — is really just what we’ve given up on voluntarily. If you make a standing priority of improving in the areas that matter to you, then your birthdays will come to mark increases in capability and skill, rather than atrophy and loss.

Wonderful essay. We have a much greater say in the way our lives unfold than we realize.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark 1-Page Film School →

October 13, 2014 |

Vashi Nedomansky:

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a glorious obsession of mine. I have watched it close to 100 times and always glean a new detail or filmmaking tidbit on each viewing. As a child I looked up to Indy, now as a filmmaker I look up to Spielberg. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a masterpiece that fires on all cylinders with equal parts: adventure, comedy, action, thriller, love story and the supernatural. I’ve scoured the internet for rare content and also created my own video essays in order to assemble this ’1-Page Film School’.

Amazing.

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