ARGUS is an advanced camera system that uses hundreds of cellphone cameras in a mosaic to video and auto-track every moving object within a 36 square mile area. ARGUS is a form of Wide Area Persistent Surveillance that allows for one camera to provide such detailed video that users can collect “pattern-of-life” data and track individual people inside the footage anywhere within the field of regard. This is accomplished by utilizing air assets (manned aircraft, drones, blimps, aerostats) to persistently loiter and record video of an area 36 square miles in diameter with enough detail to track individual pedestrians, vehicles or other objects of interest as long as the air asset remains circling above. —
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So this is a real thing.(via indefensible)
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It is not difficult to imagine a multinational war, fought along a five-hundred-mile front, and along sectarian lines, waged ultimately for regional supremacy. — http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/06/23/140623taco_talk_filkins?mbid=social_retweet
Full moon over the falls at the Great Northern Hotel in Twin Peaks, WA. Amazing photo by Jim Reitz (http://twin.pk/1ptjXxM) http://ift.tt/1mUpYgw via http://ift.tt/OF8QRD
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Missed by a hare.
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Crows remember the faces of ‘dangerous humans,’ with the memories likely lasting for a bird’s lifetime.
Crows may scold people who threaten them, bringing in relatives and even strangers to mob the person.
The crows within mobs then indirectly learn about the person, so they too associate that individual’s face with danger and react accordingly.
Angry Birds: Crows Never Forget Your Face : Discovery News
Good morning, Mr Crow.
…all music is art, and there is no such thing as primitive music. In other words, music is art, regardless of genre, and all art is for all people. But is the public at large worthy of the art it is offered? Or is this, too, an elitist question? Is it right to expect anything of an audience? —
The most punk gesture of 2014 has already taken place. Not onstage at the Brits or in the pages of the New Musical Express, but in Germany, where Ikea revealed a shocking vision for a future of pain and despair, making the infuriatingly obtuse decision to kill off its iconic Expedit series. —
Ikea has killed off Expedit, leaving me sad, angry and confused | Peter Robinson | Comment is free | The Guardian