Apparently there was/is a reprise of the 80s and 90s metal in Finnland fairly recently.
Well, hello good music :)

Brother Firetribe – Heart full of Fire live with Anette Olzon (2010)

Battle Beast – Lionheart (2015)


Microsoft’s new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used by Peter Molnar

Microsoft’s new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used

Also, when device encryption is on, Windows automatically encrypts the drive Windows is installed on and generates a recovery key. The BitLocker recovery key for the user’s device is automatically backed up online in the Microsoft OneDrive account.

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To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device. Cortana also learns about you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as your music, alarm settings, whether the lock screen is on, what you view and purchase, your browse and Bing search history, and more.

Microsoft’s new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used


Amusing ourselves to death by Stuart McMillen by Peter Molnar

Aldous Huxley wrote Brave, New World in 1932 and place the events in the future, 400 years after Ford.
The first quarter of that time had passed since. Would you deny that a quarter of "achievements" of the book are not already part of our reality?


App Used 23andMe’s DNA Database To Block People From Sites Based On Race And Gender by Peter Molnar

Egy kicsit megtöröm a nemposztolási csendem, hátha érdekel valakit, hogy mennyire is vagyunk közel a jövőhöz. A téma annyi, hogy van egy 23andMe nevű rendszer, amibe önként küldhetsz magadról DNS mintát, hogy cserébe mindenféle hasznos információt kapj magadról és az egészségedről. Persze a rendszer, mint minden aktuális dolog, ezt utána eladja, hogy az információt használni lehessen, hiszen az adat azért van.

Ezek után jön egy-két app, belekérdez ebbe a rendszerbe, majd nem, bőrszín és miegyebek alapján eldönti, hogy te használhatod-e vagy sem. Részletek angulul, itt: https://www.fastcompany.com/3048980/fast-feed/app-used-23andmes-dna-database-to-block-people-from-sites-based-on-race-and-gender

És akkor szerintem itt felejthetjük egy a vitát arról, hogy paranoidak-e a megnyilvánulásaim, vagy sem.


Bentley Brook

Unfortunately the UK is not famous for endless forests and low-population dense areas – yet, there are many small, hidden and beautiful places. There is a small valley in Matlock, which used to be a quite heavy industrial area in the Victorian age; ruins and beautiful scenery today.

Mindemellett olyan, mintha megtaláltuk volna Anglia Börzsönyét, akármilyen kicsit is, és ez egy meglehetősen jó érzés.
PENTAX K-5 II s,ISO 100,26mm,f/13,10 sec


Lumsdale Falls

The more time you spend on shooting a picture from the same spot the less chance of a good image you’ll end up with.

Try to plan it first, imagine it in your head and don’t make unneeded shoots, like I did when I tried to frame the waterfall.
PENTAX K-5 II s,ISO 80,50mm,f/11,8 sec


Bentley Brook, Lumsdale

Trying to capture water is tricky, since many of us will fall into the trap of too long exposure. I’ve seen brilliant, multi-long-exposure photographs, which I’m way to far to master at this point, but the not-too-long exposure I’m getting slightly better with.

What suprised me after taking this shoot is the focal length I made it with: 43mm.

The 16-85 zoom gives you plenty of options, yet I ended up very close to my usual weapon of choice, 50mm (75mm eq. since I’m on APS-C), and I also ended up with a focal length that used to exist for Pentax as a prime.
PENTAX K-5 II s,ISO 80,43mm,f/11,2 sec


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