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The First Photograph of a Human 138

Posted by samzenpus
from the fist-cheese dept.
wiredog writes "The Atlantic has a brief piece on what is likely to be the first photograph (a daguerreotype) showing a human. From the article: 'In September, Krulwich posted a set of daguerreotypes taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter in Cincinnati 162 years ago, on September 24, 1848. Krulwich was celebrating the work of the George Eastman House in association with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Using visible-light microscopy, the George Eastman House scanned several plates depicting the Cincinnati Waterfront so that scholars could zoom in and study the never-before-seen details.'"
Movies

More Americans Play Video Games Than Go To Movies 183

Posted by Soulskill
from the majority-achieved-now-let's-work-on-tyranny dept.
New research from the NPD Group has found that the number of Americans who play video games has surpassed the number who go to movies. In a survey of over 11,000 people, 63% had played a video game within the past six months, while only 53% had gone to a movie. They also found that the purchase of game consoles was on the rise, as were new methods of accessing the games themselves, such as playing over a social networking site or downloading a game onto a mobile phone. The report said, "the average gamer spent just over $38 per month on all types of gaming content" in the first three months of 2009, adding that "video games account for one-third of the average monthly consumer spending in the US for core entertainment content, including music, video, games."

Comment: Re:No problem (Score 1) 1654

by PeterFranks (#26466735) Attached to: Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

I think the real problem here is her, not the computer, the school, the operating system, or the internet. She bought something that she did not research, she didn't take the time to learn about it afterward, she panicked, and then she tried to blame everybody else but herself. It happens in every other industry besides computers, making this instance of buyer's remorse nothing special. But since it involves a blonde trying to use a computer, it seems different. Oh well.

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