Have you seen what they have done? There’s a presidential directive authorizing the trial of terrorist suspects by secret military tribunals, with no accountability and no review. Continue reading Erosion of Civil Liberties
I don’t “get” the religious impulse. It appears to be widespread, appearing in essentially all cultures, across recorded history and most likely back into the realm of archaeology (though we must remember the tendency to categorize anything not understood as “religious artifacts”). It’s quite possibly hard-wired into the human brain. But I still just don’t get it. I don’t understand why people want any religion, or why they pick the ones they do.
It used to be the only way to get color. It’s still the way most color is reproduced (offset printing, mostly). It’s what really goes on inside chromagenic papers. And it’s well supported in PhotoShop and other modern image manipulation programs.
But it’s still weird. Continue reading Composite Color
This is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. I’ve seen many people get terribly confused by the way scanning programs, and some image manipulation programs, associate a DPI with bitmap images. I find it particularly confusing in scanner interfaces, myself. Continue reading DPI Means Nothing On the Web