Here’s a Sunday evening open thread — I’m definitely watching True Detective, but we don’t have to talk about that.
Our new feature of the day: you can now very easily embed photographs from Getty Images into a comment or an LGF Page, simply by copying and pasting Getty’s embed code into the editing area.
As we mentioned a couple of days ago, Getty Images now allows us to embed millions of the photographs in their vast library. This new LGF feature lets you post any Getty Image photo that has an embed code (lots of the pictures have the code, but some don’t).
If a photo can be embedded, you’ll see this when you hover your mouse over it:
Just click that embed button, copy the iframe code you see, and paste it into an LGF comment or Page; that’s all there is to it. Our back-end code handles scaling the image to fit, so it doesn’t get cut off if it’s too large.
Note: On some pages at Getty’s website, there’s no hover effect — you need to click the photo’s thumbnail image to open a popup window. Also, with some images, you won’t see the embed button in the hover dialog — but it does appear if you click the thumbnail. They still haven’t standardized this throughout the site, obviously.
This is an absolutely phenomenal resource for adding images and making your posts more interesting and colorful; Getty has breaking news photos from the best photographers in the world, and millions of archival photos for every kind of use.
(And I believe LGF is the first site to enable users to easily embed this enormous library of images.)
Here’s an open thread for discussion of whatever’s going on. Apparently there’s something happening in Ukraine? The start of World War III or something like that?
But seriously, I doubt it’s going to come to a global thermonuclear war. At least, not today.
Just a simple, old-fashioned open thread for the night lizards…
But the system has nothing to satisfy one’s self indulgence and ego, does it? Who are really whistle blowers that deserve respect? Let me name a few.
My #1 favorite is Frank Serpico.
Then two other notables-
W. Mark Felt aka Deepthroat.
These are true whistle blowers. Ed Snowden just blows.
Readers could surely add their own to the list, there have been so many. All of them stand head and shoulders above Edward Snowden. A wiki link.
The National Security Agency’s top watchdog slammed Edward Snowden on Tuesday for failing to follow official protocol in relaying his concerns about wayward intelligence gathering and also faulted Congress for not vetting the details of post-9/11 surveillance programs.
“Snowden could have come to me,” George Ellard, the NSA’s inspector general, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center.
Ellard, making his first public comments in seven years working for NSA, insisted that Snowden would have been given the same protections available to other employees who file approximately 1,000 complaints per year on the agency’s hotline system.
“We have surprising success in resolving the complaints that are brought to us,” he said.