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1 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at conservation photography, the Statue of Liberty, the Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II and hard drive reliability.

  • In Through the Lens, Climate Change and Conservation Photography, KALW's Rose Aquilar interviews the marine biologist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier. The audio isn't up yet but the links will keep you busy.
  • Sam Hodgson spent some time Checking in on Lady Liberty last weekend. He takes photos and talks to the people in them about what the statue stands for. One woman told him, "I'm just visiting whatever I can visit now because in the future I don't know if I'm going to be here." And she, it turns out, was born here.
  • Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz spent some time Opening Up the New Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II. "We were impressed by the numerous elements that could be optically adjusted, by the metal collars and rollers, pleasantly modular and robust construction, and the efficient layout."
  • Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2016 reports hard drive reliability stats for 72,100 data drives. Just 1,225 failed during the year.

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