Saturday, August 13, 2016

No Google Love!

Google artwork by w00d, pwoodyp claiming fair-use. However I make no claim to Google and their trademark - ®
Google is Not What it Seems shows us an extract from Julian Assange's new book. When bigwigs from Google met with Wikileaks Publisher Julian Assange of WikiLeaks to describe the "special relationship" between Google, Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Department of State and the future of the internet.
NOTE: The views and opinions expressed are those of the author (Julian Assange) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views and opinions of this site, The Muse NEWS.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Stephen Wiltshire - The Human Camera and Artis

Stephen Wiltshire MBE, Hon.FSAI, Hon.FSSAA (born 24 April 1974) is a British architectural artist. He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. His work has gained worldwide popularity.

In 2006, Wiltshire was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to art.In the same year, he opened a permanent gallery on the Royal Opera Arcade in London - Wikipedia

Stephen Wiltshire - The Human Camera & Artist
© Stephen Wiltshire
Stephen Wiltshire - At Work
© Stephen Wiltshire

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Today is Earth Day - Make it Everyday.
Many of these stories or this post in general might not leave you feeling very optimistic towards an end to 'pollution' and many issues it creates. With that said, stories about what is being done can therefor if anyone knows of such a story please share them.  This post and the articles it point towards are about what is not being done and what is needed to change.

Yes, we are creating money and an easy life out of our environment however money needs to go back if there's to be hope. To indulge in a euphemism "the RENT is due." At present are plenty of people pointing at pollution but far too little has actually been and being done. Every little thing we can do will certainly help but simply pointing at or playing the 'blame game' is NOT eliminating our problems and the scientists looking have been telling this same story for decades. Our thinking need to change, a quantum change, a revolution in thinking that would impact in large meaningful way. To this end each and everyone one of us on this small Blue Marble called Home are indeed needed! 


Living with Beijing's 'air-pocalypse'
By Jaime A. FlorCruz, CNN World
Updated 1:29 PM EST, Sat January 19, 2013

"Worldwide 2.4 million people die every year primarily because of air pollution"
Calamity Calling: Calamity is Already Upon Us: Listen carefully to what the world's climate experts are saying. "For multitudes around the world today, calamity has already arrived. Drastic climate changes have sparked economic dislocation, political discord, and even death. And it's happening right now, in nearly every corner of the planet"    

Gray Whales Dies Bringing a Message. Image ©
Gray Whales Dies Bringing a Message. Image ©

    URL: The Fundamental Failure of Environmentalism by David Suzuki

    Water Use, Making of an Epic Documentary

    The great thing about science is it is true
    whether you believe it or not

    .: Neil Degrasse Tyson :.

    Silent Spring

    "[Rachel Carson] appearing on a CBS documentary about Silent Spring [Wiki] shortly before her death from breast cancer in 1964, she remarked, 'Man's attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself? [We are] challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.' Rachel Carson the author of Silent Spring which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT." The Legacy Of "Silent Spring" ~ CBS News.

    Published on Jul 14, 2014: High school dropout turned National Geographic photographer Cory Richards is on a life-long quest to push the limits of adventure and storytelling.

    Let's push OUR limits ...
    The Time for Discussion is PAST us, The Time to DO Something is NOW if it's NOT too Late

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    A Doctor’s Response to Notes for Sick Days

    Doctor Clip-Art
        Canadian Doctor’s Perfect Response to Employers Who Require Doctor’s Notes for Sick Days

        "Some companies in Canada require their employees to get a note from their doctor when they take time off work for health reasons. This is obviously extremely annoying to those who have to go to the doctor instead of simply recuperating at home, but, as it turns out, it really bugs doctors, too. And at least one has decided to do a little something about it."  .: continued :.

    Screen Capture: Doctor's Response ©
    Doctor's Response. ©
    Related: Canadian Wages and Where the Cuts NEED to be Made ~ humor

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    New York Times: Vietnam’s Photographic History, Told by the Winners

    In March 1973 Chu Chi Thanh was the North Vietnamese photographer. Follow the link to see the photos he took of the Vietnam War. Without comment ~ Vietnam’s Photographic History

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The History of Sound at the Movies

    This is a sneak peak at a new audio course series
    Published on Aug 10, 2014 ~ 33min
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 and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Until then - enjoy this lesson on the history of sound at the movies.

    The inclusion of sound at the movies was one of the most dramatic changes in all of film history. Dive into the early experiments of Edison trying to incorporate sound from film's inception, through the experiments in the early 1920s, the Jazz Singer and the industry sound overhaul, and finally the multi-channel surround and modern movie sound technologies.

    This video is proudly sponsors by RØDE Microphones.

    w00d's Photo Muse or The Muse NEWS is not affiliated with FilmmakerIQ nor RØDE Microphones.

    Saturday, August 09, 2014

    Researchers Turn Everyday Objects Into Visual Microphones

    The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video 
         by: Abe Davis, Michael Rubinstein, Neal Wadhwa, 
              Gautham J. Mysore, Fredo Durand, Wialliam T. Freeman
              Published on Aug 4, 2014 
    Abstract: "When sound hits an object, it causes small vibrations of the object’s surface. We show how, using only high-speed video of the object, we can extract those minute vibrations and partially recover the sound that produced them, allowing us to turn everyday objects — a glass of water, a potted plant, a box of tissues, or a bag of chips — into visual microphones. We recover sounds from highspeed footage of a variety of objects with different properties, and use both real and simulated data to examine some of the factors that affect our ability to visually recover sound. We evaluate the quality of recovered sounds using intelligibility and SNR metrics and provide input and recovered audio samples for direct comparison. We also explore how to leverage the rolling shutter in regular consumer cameras to recover audio from standard frame-rate videos, and use the spatial resolution of our method to visualize how sound-related vibrations vary over an object’s surface, which we can use to recover the vibration modes of an object ~ Project Webpage"

    Monday, August 04, 2014

    Where Not to Fly Multirotor UAV's

    This map only applies to US laws and regulations. This map doesn't include all the areas where drones are banned. Also note this information would be equally applicable for any RC Aircraft and NOT only for multirotors or "drones" as they are called in the media. 

    ~ more information ~