October 10th, 2005

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Peru photos in their totality.

My picture (already posted):
http://images.adameros.net/thumbnails.php?album=128 (811 pictures, 68 pages)

My Father's pictures:
http://images.adameros.net/thumbnails.php?album=129 (200 pictures, 17 pages)

My Mother's pictures:
http://images.adameros.net/thumbnails.php?album=131 (332 pictures, 28 pages)

My sister's pictures:
http://images.adameros.net/thumbnails.php?album=130 (234 pictures; 20 pages)

The camera settings were wrong for most of my sisters picture (over exposed with a blue tint), but I do like how the one picture from the Inca house hold came out. Traditionalist will live with their ancesters long after they are dead:

Have you had your great, great, great, great grand parents over for dinner lately?

The advantage to looking at their picture? They got picture of me!!!! ;)
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Last night both dogs got onto the bed and almost sufforcated me. I had the window wide open (it was butt-ass cold out last night) and I was still sweating to death. After waking up enough to boot the canines from my mattress I could not get back to sleep.

I ended up checking live journal and seeing visioluxus's latest b&w pictures of bodies in baking flour:

And then scrolling back and looking at some of her older photos playing with face peel mask:

And then I turned on TV and The Pillow Book was playing.

And today I'm seeing posts like:

It's all conspiring for me to want to find a model for some artsy photos.
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I have to wonder how much news papers try to predict the future.

Take the earthquake in Pakistan. Last night about midnight the death toll was in the 16k-18k range. Midnight is about when the papers go to press. This morning the paper shows up and says the death tool is at 20k. I have to wonder if the papers know they will be read 6 to 8 hours after press time try to do a statistical analysis to try to figure out what the numbers will be at when their audience reads the paper, and then make and educated guess and present it as fact.

This is not like a presidential campaign where you have two options so they can print two sets of papers and release them once they know. And these are fairly hard numbers, which there are a lot of factors influencing.

Basicaly, when a paper cites a number, can you count on that number being accurate, or arethey just making a wild stab?
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Amusing bit of info from today's paper:

"The Pledge of Allegiance was writen by a socialist."
- The Pledge of Allegiance: A Centennial History, 1892-1992 by Dr. John W. Baer