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Wikipedia, right, but on the blockchain round 2

Well its more a re-launch of Everipedia which has been around for a while. Everipedia is essentially an attempt to make money by starting with a mirror of wikipedia and then going forward with no notability standards. Income attempts are … Continue reading

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Monkey selfies and Technollamas

The monkey selfie is back thanks to a This American Life program. While it mostly deals with Slater vs PETA and gets that right its coverage of wikipedia’s role is more questionable. Techdirt has the details of that: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171113/00185238602/monkey-selfie-photographer-says-hes-now-going-to-sue-wikipedia.shtml From … Continue reading

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Wikipedia right, but on the blockchain

Well Lunyr, the project in question, is more google knol than wikipedia but they aren’t going to say that in their adverts. Their system is essentially the knol model with writers getting a cut of the advertising revenue although they … Continue reading

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III donation

My old 5DIII is now in the hands of Wikimedia UK meaning that they now have a full frame camera. While its a decent camera there are some catches. It has been through about 42K shutter actuations or a bit … Continue reading

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The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 for Wikipedians

Its a £2700 lens. At that price I suspect anyone buying it can come to their own conclusions. Still on a full frame camera it is an extremely useful lens. The width makes it great for urban architecture, larger items … Continue reading

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It is open acess week

Open access week runs from the 24th of October to the 30th. That is why the featured picture of the day on the English wikipedia comes from PLOS ONE. Open access material appears to have fallen of the wikimedia radar … Continue reading

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Sigma APO 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for wikipedians

Would I recommend this lens for wikipedians? In general no. Optically its a perfectly good lens but its size greatly reduces its utility to the point where I have uploaded one image taken with this lens and that was pretty … Continue reading

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