Archive for 十月 10th, 2008

10 2008

英语阅读 Brad Pitt’s Angelina Jolie picture

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Eamonn McCabe 对《W》杂志封面照片的评述,在调侃中带出观点。

Brad Pitt has made Angelina Jolie look like she’s on the cover of Woman’s Realm
As private photos Brad Pitt’s snaps of his wife might be quite nice. But in the public realm they seem creepy, phoney and hypocritical

Eamonn McCabe

In many ways this is a beautiful picture of a mother and child, taken by a besotted father. In other ways it’s highly disturbing.

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10 2008

Daily quote: Your call is important to us

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Guardian’s Simon Hoggart recreated the scene of the communication between British Chancellor of Exchequer Alistair Darling and his Iceland counterpart:

(Later, Alistair Darling told us that he was at sea. “Getting information out of Iceland is quite difficult,” he said. Imaging their attempts. “The British Treasury here. Can you tell us what is going on?”

“You call is important to us. Please hold.” Then half an hour of Vivaldi.)

A happy day. For Labour at least.

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10 2008

英语阅读 At last, technology is making photography better, not worse (2008-10-09)

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Andrew Brown 的文章说什么样的数码相机才是最好的相机--并不是像素越多越好。

At last, technology is making photography better, not worse
Andrew Brown

The Guardian,
Thursday October 9 2008

The phone I bought last month has a camera supposedly better than the camera I bought four years ago. That’s to say it has a 5MP camera instead of a 4MP one. I could have bought a Samsung phone with 8MP, the same as my second digital camera. And the phone does take perfectly usable pictures and recognisable videos. That it functions as well as a mapping device and a recorder is astonishing, but irrelevant to this argument. My cameras will do none of those other things. When I want to take a close-up with the most recent, and expensive, DSLR, I have to go to the trouble of changing the lens first. The phone – and the previous camera – do it all in software.

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