Death is life’s way of telling you you’ve been fired.
Michael Trei at dvice.com (http://dvice.com/archives/author/michael_trei) reports that the city of Redditch in UK will use crematorium exhaust to heat up nearby town pool (full article at http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/crematorium-hea.php).
What makes a difference between human beings and animals (not all kinds of) is the cult of deads.
I cannot understand how people can imagine to use the heat of a crematorium as a source of hot water.
I am and always will be a fan of capitalissm and free economy, but I think that some principles and behaviours should be respected and some borders not crossed.
Where are we going to go if we loose also the basics in favour of money?
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John Herrman at Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/people/melvinjunko/posts/) writes a good article explaining why batteries come to an end (full article at http://gizmodo.com/5681005/giz-explains-why-batteries-die).
Worth a read.Read More
Chris Matyszczyk at Cnet (http://www.cnet.com/profile/ChrisMatyszczyk/) and Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo report that Google streetview service launched in Brasil captured two distinct dead bodies and that images were removed by Google (full article at http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20018320-71.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 and at http://gizmodo.com/5656497/murder-captured-by-google-street-view-car).
I’m not surprised of cams having captured this sad moments. Is like having a lot of people watching for you and sometimes you get good things, someother you don’t.
On the other side I think that is quite impossible to censor this images before going live.
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Chris Foresman at Ars Technica wites an article on death of Kodachrome film announced by Kodak (full artcile at http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/06/death-of-kodachrome-belies-the-technological-advance-it-represented.ars).
He says that “Digital photography is all the rage these days, so it’s no surprise that Kodachrome film and its complicated processing have finally been laid to rest. But in 1935, Kodachrome was a revolution in color photography.”
In my opinion is not only a sad end of a now obsolete and complicated process.
Is the death of a philosophy: when you photograph on film it’s a unique moment you capture and, right or wrong it was done you can check it only later.
Digital photography opens a lot more opportunities, but it’s less less fascinating.Read More