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ohhhhhsnap Jul 29, 14, 7:21 p.m.
.. here i am popping my Broadcast cherryi!!
i declare this thread a total DIS thread on
››› ohhhhhsnap ‹‹‹
am i popped like your mom's cherry??
Vinyl Cutting, London Jul 29, 14, 10:26 a.m.
By which I mean ‘companies you've used’, not ones you've just Googled for. I just did that.
Had two contacts, but one messed up a job for a client a while back, and the other one simply hasn't got back to me.
Logo Help Jul 29, 14, 9:28 a.m.
I see it quite often on websites and am needing to do it even if it does go against their branding guidelines, but other than asking the company what is the easiest way to convert logos to grey or a mono color?? thanks
TV on iMac Jul 29, 14, 8:07 a.m.
What's the best way of watching tv on a mac? I want to toss my tv.
Ever had an affair? Jul 29, 14, 7:27 a.m.
Don't really know anyone who has ever had anything ongoing. Curious to see how that shit plays out in real life versus the movies.
InDesign Contactsheet Jul 29, 14, 7:23 a.m.
Does anyone know a decent script/plugin to easily create a contact sheet out of double pages of a PDF in InDesign?
I'd like to arrange those automatically in a grid (e.g. 10 rows à 5 columns).
I found ides like this: http://indesignsecrets.com/the-u…
But maybe someone knows one that works even simpler.
PS question Jul 29, 14, 5:25 a.m.
Once in a while I google this but I have never found a solution: how can I turn off the web only colors checkbox in PS in the color picker, for ever and ever and ever?
Post Playboy cover from the month/year of your birth Jul 29, 14, 1:47 a.m.
Your Weird Habits? Jul 28, 14, 9:50 p.m.
Do you have any strange or weird habits that do in the course of your day or that you've done for years?
Good animation shows Jul 28, 14, 9:27 p.m.
Online, offline, WHATEVS. What's your favourite animated stuff?
Art charge? Jul 28, 14, 9 p.m.
How much would you charge in this case?:
Client needs a logo. They aren't design savvy and tell you they know what they want it to look like. You will do the logo as they say and add type (their name) in your choice of font which they will most likely not critique.
Yes a bad client and a weak job. What would you charge for your expertise?
Silk Screen Printer Jul 28, 14, 4:17 p.m.
Looking for an inexpensive silk screener to make custom shirts in the so cal area. It's for small personal creations. Small orders for now. Anyone? Thanks
People Still Come Here / e_pill Jul 28, 14, 7:09 a.m.
Two part question. Well you know the first one and I am guessing yes. Is e_pill still around?
Deadpool leaked footage Jul 28, 14, 5:25 a.m.
starts just like the leaked movie script ;)
Sixth Mass Extinction Jul 27, 14, 10:28 p.m.
Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction
Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.
In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.
Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance. The situation is similarly dire for invertebrate animal life.
And while previous extinctions have been driven by natural planetary transformations or catastrophic asteroid strikes, the current die-off can be associated to human activity, a situation that the lead author Rodolfo Dirzo, a professor of biology at Stanford, designates an era of "Anthropocene defaunation."
Across vertebrates, 16 to 33 percent of all species are estimated to be globally threatened or endangered. Large animals – described as megafauna and including elephants, rhinoceroses, polar bears and countless other species worldwide – face the highest rate of decline, a trend that matches previous extinction events.
larger animals tend to have lower population growth rates and produce fewer offspring. They need larger habitat areas to maintain viable populations. Their size and meat mass make them easier and more attractive hunting targets for humans.
Although these species represent a relatively low percentage of the animals at risk, their loss would have trickle-down effects that could shake the stability of other species and, in some cases, even human health.
For instance, previous experiments conducted in Kenya have isolated patches of land from megafauna such as zebras, giraffes and elephants, and observed how an ecosystem reacts to the removal of its largest species. Rather quickly, these areas become overwhelmed with rodents. Grass and shrubs increase and the rate of soil compaction decreases. Seeds and shelter become more easily available, and the risk of predation drops.
Consequently, the number of rodents doubles – and so does the abundance of the disease-carrying ectoparasites that they harbor.
"Where human density is high, you get high rates of defaunation, high incidence of rodents, and thus high levels of pathogens, which increases the risks of disease transmission," said Dirzo, who is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. "Who would have thought that just defaunation would have all these dramatic consequences? But it can be a vicious circle."
The scientists also detailed a troubling trend in invertebrate defaunation. Human population has doubled in the past 35 years; in the same period, the number of invertebrate animals – such as beetles, butterflies, spiders and worms – has decreased by 45 percent.
As with larger animals, the loss is driven primarily by loss of habitat and global climate disruption, and could have trickle-up effects in our everyday lives.
For instance, insects pollinate roughly 75 percent of the world's food crops, an estimated 10 percent of the economic value of the world's food supply. Insects also play a critical role in nutrient cycling and decomposing organic materials, which helps ensure ecosystem productivity. In the United States alone, the value of pest control by native predators is estimated at $4.5 billion annually.
Dirzo said that the solutions are complicated. Immediately reducing rates of habitat change and overexploitation would help, but these approaches need to be tailored to individual regions and situations. He said he hopes that raising awareness of the ongoing mass extinction – and not just of large, charismatic species – and its associated consequences will help spur change.
"We tend to think about extinction as loss of a species from the face of Earth, and that's very important, but there's a loss of critical ecosystem functioning in which animals play a central role that we need to pay attention to as well," Dirzo said. "Ironically, we have long considered that defaunation is a cryptic phenomenon, but I think we will end up with a situation that is non-cryptic because of the increasingly obvious consequences to the planet and to human wellbeing."
The coauthors on the report include Hillary S. Young, University of California, Santa Barbara; Mauro Galetti, Universidade Estadual Paulista in Brazil; Gerardo Ceballos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Nick J.B. Isaac, of the Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in England; and Ben Collen, of University College London.
Stanford Biology Professor Rodolfo Dirzo and his colleagues warn that this "defaunation" could have harmful downstream effects on human health.
Photoshop Freezing? Jul 27, 14, 8:25 p.m.
Why does Photoshop keep freezing for me. I recently installed CS6 on my iMac and it freezes after a few minutes or whenever I try to save a file.