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  • RIP: Microsoft Paint Killed Off After 32 Years

    07/25/2017 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Peta Pixel ^ | 07/24/17 | Michael Zhang
    Microsoft Paint, the first image editing software experienced by countless photographers and PC users around the world, is being laid to rest. Microsoft has announced that it’s abandoning the famous program after 32 years. The Guardian spotted a newly published page on the Microsoft website with a list of Windows features that will be removed or deprecated in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Among the many entries is a simple line that reads, “Microsoft Paint,” with an indication that it will be deprecated. Paint, which first appeared on Windows 1.0 in 1985, has been replaced by Microsoft’s new...
  • Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray’s life - long before his death (lead paint)

    12/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 12/18/15 | Janell Ross
    **SNIP** Then consider this: Lead paint exposure is a widespread national problem, concentrated most heavily in the nation's low-income communities. And government efforts to remove lead paint from public and privately owned housing remains woefully below levels that most child and environmental health experts think truly necessary to eliminate the issue. In fact, the nation's lead paint abatement programs are among those that experienced a budget cut due to sequestration and subsequent federal cost reduction efforts. And that happened even though some public health experts believe that concerted national efforts to reduce widespread lead exposure - such as removing lead...
  • Pakistan - Islamic militants occupy Red Mosque again

    07/27/2007 2:42:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 696+ views
    AFP via translation | July 27, 2007
    ALARM - the islamist ones again in the Red mosque with Islamabad ISLAMABAD - Islamist militants occupied Friday the Rouge mosque of Islamabad which had just reopened two weeks after the attack strapping of the Pakistani army counters the fundamentalist ones armed which had been cut off there, indicated a journalist of AFP on the spot and organizes it.
  • San Francisco To Redirect Stream Of Public Urinators With Hydrophobic Walls

    03/13/2015 12:35:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jana Kasperkevic
    San Francisco To Redirect Stream Of Public Urinators With Hydrophobic Walls Department of Public Works looks to Europe for idea to paint city walls with water-repellent paint in effort to combat public urination problem Pee back paint Hamburg Some walls in Hamburg, Germany pee back. Jana Kasperkevic 13 March 2015 The city of San Francisco, tired of cleaning up after those who relieve themselves in the public, wants to test walls that pee back. The San Francisco department of public works (DPW) is hoping to paint some of the citys walls with hydrophobic (water-repellent) paint. If urinated upon, the paint...
  • Police: Man painted gun to resemble toy

    12/14/2014 11:49:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    FOX 19 ^ | Dec 14, 2014 8:05 AM CST | FOX 19
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. Lowery, 23, was arrested in the 9500 block of Wayne Avenue where officials found him armed with the gun. Officials believe Lowery purposefully painted the gun red to mislead law enforcement into thinking it was a toy gun, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil. Nine grams of crack cocaine were also found on Lowery, according to police.
  • Bride, Kosovo

    12/14/2013 1:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    National Geographic ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2013 | Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
    A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered...
  • Elephant paints self-portrait

    10/16/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 25 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
  • No, theyre not photographs: Astonishing acrylic thought you could paint?

    06/09/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT · by Doogle · 91 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 06/09/12 | Damien Gayle
    With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs. But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf. The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description.
  • Fox: Obama Jobs Bill Regulates Home Paint Removal, strictly limits political speech to 17 examples

    09/13/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    Fox News Channel | 9/13/11
    Not making this up. 25,500 pages regulating your entire life, moment to moment. Strict fines and/or imprisonment for violations.
  • How 5000 yr old Neolithic men painted their homes

    11/01/2010 10:04:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    archaeology daily ^ | Oct 31st 2010 | Staff
    New Kerala A new research has revealed that our ancestors from 5,000 years ago painted their homes to brighten up their places too. They used red, yellow and orange pigments from ground-up minerals and bound it with animal fat and eggs to make their paint, the new study from a Stone Age settlement on the island of Orkney revealed. Several stones used to form the buildings painted and decorated by the locals in about 3,000 BC, most probably to to enhance important buildings and may have been found in entranceways or areas of the building, which had particular significance. "We...
  • Michelle Obama wears Duro Oluwu (United Nations Wardrobe?)

    08/30/2010 7:19:09 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 138 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 08-27-10 | Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director
    President Obama and wife Michelle leaving a restaurant in Martha's Vineyard, whilst on their summer holidays Michelle Obama adds another designer to her United Nations fashion portfolio. America's First Lady Michelle Obama's holiday wardrobe this year includes a vibrant, patchwork, folkloric dress by the London-based Nigerian designer, Duro Olowu. The dress, a funky, layered, smock-style, features at least five different silk prints. Mrs Obama was photographed wearing the dress while out for dinner this week, with her husband, in Martha's Vineyard. She has previously worn Duro Olowu's designs in 2008 and 2009, and has long been a 'collector' of...
  • Hampshire workmen paint white lines around dead badger

    07/16/2010 1:59:45 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies · 1+ views
    BBC mobile ^ | 7-15-10 | bbc
    Workmen painting white lines on a road left a gap for a dead badger because they said it was not their responsibility to move it. The animal had been killed about a week before on the A338 near Downton, on the Hampshire-Wiltshire border. Hampshire County Council said the workers did what they thought "was best" because it is the district council's job to remove carcasses.
  • New Stealth Nano-Paint Turns Any Aircraft Into a Radar-Evading Stealth Plane

    Some innovations in flight are huge; for instance, this week we've already seen concepts for a flying car and caught wind of the first fully-autonomous helicopter flight. But other aviation innovations are as simple as a fresh coat of paint. An Israeli nanotech company is claiming that it has created a special paint that makes planes, missiles, drones, and other aircraft invisible to radar. The company, called Nanoflight, says it has completed an initial test run and found that missiles painted with its proprietary nano-paint are very difficult to detect with radar. The paint doesn't make aircraft disappear completely from...
  • VIDEO: This Is How Lockheed Martin Paints F-35 Fighters (Spoiler: With Lasers)

    07/07/2010 6:15:25 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | July 7, 2010 | Gizmodo
    This is the most advanced painting facility in the world. It was created by Lockheed Martin for one single purpose: To make the F-35 Lighting II almost invisible to radar. As you can imagine, they don't use spray cans. The facility uses laser guides to apply radar absorbent composites to the fighter jet. The robotic laser guides and paint guns use an infra-red grid to triangulate their position in relation to the aircraft, applying just the right amount of "magic" paint at the perfect angle. According to Lockheed Martin, nobody in the world and in any industry has anything remotely...
  • New Lead Paint Laws Effective April 22, 2010 (Killing Small Business Alert)

    04/28/2010 6:39:51 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 39 replies · 1,076+ views
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has new lead paint laws going into affect on April 22, 2010. The new lead paint laws require any renovation work performed on houses built before 1978 to be performed by a certified contractor.......If you hire a contractor to do a renovation in your home that was built prior to 1978 be sure you hire a certified contractor. You should ask to see your contractors RRP certification prior to hiring them. Contractors performing work without the certification face penalties of $37,500 per day!
  • Paint certification rule roils ranks of contractors (EPA)

    04/16/2010 4:19:29 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 555+ views ^ | 04/16/10 | GERARD SHIELDS
    WASHINGTON Louisiana renovators such as plumbers, electricians, painters and window installers are scrambling to meet a new federal rule that goes into effect next week and requires them to get certified to handle lead paint. Contractors nationwide have complained about the lack of trainers provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the certification. The new standard, aimed at reducing the impact of lead paint on children, affects projects in homes built before 1978. Louisiana seems to be ahead of other states in getting ready for the Thursday deadline. But the new EPA rule could mean that projects for...
  • Anti-Wi-Fi paint keeps your wireless signal to yourself

    10/02/2009 11:28:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 106 replies · 3,408+ views
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 9/30/2009 | unknown
    Don't like the idea of your neighbors rudely snooping on the wireless signal you slaved to pay for from the lazy comfort of their living room? It's not just about slowing down your connection; while they're downloading Mad Men via bittorrent, you could be on the hook for their actions. Wireless security and encryption systems are fraught with problems and insecurity, and other methods to restrict your signal to a small area are cumbersome at best. Enter a new solution: Anti-Wi-Fi paint. The idea is simple: Use a special paint on walls where you don't want wireless to pass through...
  • California to reduce carbon emissions by... banning black cars?!

    03/26/2009 10:50:18 AM PDT · by unique · 43 replies · 4,328+ views
    Auto Blog ^ | Mar 25th 2009 at 2:58PM | jeremy-korzeniewski
    In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black. What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? Snip....
  • Painting of Tica by Dru Blair (Not A Real Photograph of a Woman)

    02/28/2009 7:12:02 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 50 replies · 5,056+ views
    The Art of Technology ^ | 2/27/2009 | Dru Blair
    "This is a painting completed in February 2005. It was a Portrait Class project that I decided to finish in my spare time after the workshop. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser and colored pencil. The main colors are blocked in at the beginning, but refinement is withheld until the very end. Look for a more complete step by step article in an...
  • Ramapough environmental activist invited to Washington

    01/11/2009 3:59:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 292+ views ^ | 01.08.09 | MARY JO LAYTON
    For decades, Vivian Milligan complained that the government ignored the Ramapough Mountain community when Ford Motor Co. dumped a sea of waste in their Upper Ringwood community. Longtime environmental activist Vivian Milligan says her heart was "pounding" when former state DEP chief invited her to Washington D.C. for her senate confirmation hearing as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. On Wednesday, Milligan, who rarely ventures out of the area, plans to make her first trip to Washington D.C. at age 57 as a guest of former DEP Commissioner Lisa Jackson. The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm...