Summary of “What Trauma Docs Know”

It’s the visually impressive injuries-like the amputations or near-amputations, the people who have been impaled, with objects sticking out of them-that get everybody’s attention, but it’s not always those injuries they’re going to die from.
Most patients figure out that we’re here to help them.
The triage system tries to spread it out, but sometimes you may have the entire party-both factions-in your trauma bay.
The most common question we get asked is, “Did you take the bullet out?” We don’t take the bullets out.
They’re like splinters: They work their way out eventually.
We haven’t called them “Accidents” since the ’90s. Any holiday where everyone’s out drinking, having fun, it’s just a matter of time, 12 hours or so, before people start getting shot, people start falling, people start drunk-driving.
Someone not wearing a motorcycle helmet, they literally come in with brain matter coming out of their skull.
Just punched me in the face and knocked me out cold.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Six Encouraging Summer League Developments”

Summer league can bring out the existentialist in an NBA fan.
From a scouting perspective, summer league has value.
Carter played stout interior defense by rotating well, playing sturdy post defense, and continuing to alter shots without fouling.
The early returns playing for the Las Vegas summer league champs are positive-he flat-out looks comfortable and plays with both pace and feel.
The fact Simons is already playing competitive defense by sliding over screens and generally being in the right position is even more encouraging.
Melton shot 28.4 percent from 3 and 70.6 percent from the line during his freshman season with the Trojans.
As The Stepien’s Cole Zwicker ‏tweeted, Melton made only a pair of 3s off the dribble in college, yet made seven this summer.
ESPN’s Mike Schmitz pointed out that Mykhailiuk showed similar scoring flashes playing last summer at the U-20 European Championship, but he’s reached a new level since the collegiate season ended.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Does Having the Best Camera Phone Matter?: Reviews by Wirecutter”

It’s important to remember that even if a phone produces brilliant photos, it won’t necessarily be a pleasure to use-or capable of getting the shots you want.
When I asked phone reviewer TJ Donegan of Reviewed.com what makes a camera stand out, he told me that it’s more about the phone’s user interface and the camera’s speed and responsiveness than image quality.
“I used the LG V30 for about five months, and the camera was unbearably slow,” he explained.
“I’d miss shots all the time. The S9 camera badly over-saturates, but I’d rather have the shot.” These are details that any phone review worth its salt would report.
In the past, third-party camera apps were sometimes faster or produced better results than Apple’s, Samsung’s, or Google’s own software.
Those days are largely gone, in part because the phone manufacturers got better at it, and in part because only they know how to properly take advantage of the proprietary hardware included in the recent generations of smartphones: dual-lens systems, special image processing circuitry, and so on.
That said, though phone makers have increased the power of their built-in editing tools-including advanced features like levels adjustments, photo-editing apps are still helpful for getting the most out of your shots.
The editor built into Instagram is also surprisingly powerful, and it eliminates a step if that’s where your photos are headed anyway.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Meet the Five Most Exciting Prospects at the 2018 World Cup”

Sure, all of the best players play for the best club teams, where they get coached by the best managers, who get to use the best facilities on a daily basis.
National teams congregate only a few times per year, for a friendly there or a qualification match here-and most sides get to play in a competitive tournament only once every 24 months.
Most wingers today like to play on the side of the field opposite their strong foot so they can cut infield and take shots or create for their teammates.
The most likely of the five players on this list to switch teams this summer, Ziyech was arguably the best player in the Eredivisie last season.
308 – Hakim Ziyech was involved in 308 shots in the 2017/18 Eredivisie season, more than any player in the top 5 leagues.
Amine Harit intrigued some prospect heads during his lone season in France’s top flight in 2016-17, but he played most of his minutes as a wide player.
Among players who played at least 700 minutes in the Bundesliga this year, no one suffered more fouls per 90 minutes than Harit.
Opposing defenses will key on him in Russia, so other players will have the time and space to step up.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Denis Shapovalov Is the Thrilling, Gutsy Teen of Tennis”

I am walking with Denis Shapovalov on the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden when a woman approaches him and, after apologizing for being a bother, wishes him luck.
Indian Wells has lots of open practice courts, allowing fans an opportunity to get quite close to their favorite players.
Just a quick glint in a player’s eye that sizes up the stranger-is it a fan? A sponsor? A tournament volunteer? But Shapovalov is, for now, unusually unguarded.
Throughout the tournament, Shapovalov had been staying at the family home of close friend and fellow Canadian tennis player Félix Auger-Aliassime.
Occasionally, you can get the sense that, when a lower-ranked player takes the court against an all-time great like Nadal or Federer, they do so with the modest hope of just not getting blown off the court.
“You can’t just put the ball in and hope Rafa misses. It’s not going to happen. He’ll just run you around the court and make the shots he needs to make. When I play the top guys, I make sure that if I have an opening, I go for it.”
“As a person,” he says, “I find myself to be shy and not that exciting, but on the court I feel like a different animal. We’re entertainers. That’s our job: to give the fans a good show. I grew up wanting to play on the big stages in front of all these fans, so when I finally get the chance to do it, I’m so happy that I let myself go. For me, I feel like the point is to go out there and express your emotions and your feelings for the game.”
“The obligations they must have? Players like Roger and Rafa can’t go anywhere unnoticed, within tennis and outside of tennis. They can’t go to malls. They can’t go to the movies and just relax. They always have to be cautious. And then they somehow balance everything and still play at the highest level. If I were in their position, I don’t know if I could do it for as long as Roger or Rafa. I’ll probably retire earlier than…well, definitely earlier than Roger!”.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Carmelo Anthony’s Failed OKC Experiment”

Carmelo Anthony was bad in the playoff series that ended his first season on the Thunder.
The Nuggets hadn’t made the playoffs for eight years prior to Anthony’s arrival in 2003; with Carmelo on the roster, they immediately began a seven-year playoff streak.
In Oklahoma City’s first-round loss to the Jazz, Anthony was “Bad” in the same way that an unexplained wad of human hair in a fast-food meal is bad. When Anthony was off the court, the Thunder stood a chance-in fact, OKC outscored the Jazz by 32 combined points in the series when Anthony was benched.
We’re left frustrated because the things Carmelo wants are still different from the things we want from Carmelo.
On two stages, Carmelo has proved himself as one of the most important players in basketball.
Ah, yes, Olympic Melo: Playing as a power forward or even a center, Carmelo feasted against international big men who had to choose between guarding his shot or his drive.
We’ll never see a player like Carmelo Anthony again.
Did Carmelo play poorly this season because he hated his non-star turn? Or did Carmelo hate this season because he played poorly? Carmelo’s chickens and eggs will sum up his NBA career: Maybe he was “Bad” as a result of his poor decisions and misguided priorities.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Heads up: the oral history of Iron Man’s original HUD – vfxblog”

It’s ten years since the world got a first taste of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and one thing that is certainly still in the mind of many audience members is the hero’s heads-up display, or HUD. The HUD is seen inside the helmet of the different ‘Marks’ of the Iron Man suits and in the Iron Monger suit worn by Jeff Bridges’ villain Obadiah Stane, and of course in subsequent Iron Man and Avengers outings.
While the creation of the original HUD in Iron Man certainly paved the way for future designs, the task would prove to be incredibly challenging for the film’s visual effects team.
On the tenth anniversary of Iron Man and with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, vfxblog asked several members of that original HUD creation group how they made a visual effect for the ages.
We did a test for the HUD, and for shots of Iron Man in the suit and actually, the moment in the film where he blows up the tank, that was actually from our test.
Jonathan Rothbart assembled a great team of artists and production personnel to work on the HUD. Shooting Robert Downey Jr. John Nelson: The live action photography for the HUD was the last thing we shot with Robert Downey Jr. The director of photography, Matthew Libatique, and I talked about whether if we shot it on a prime lens in 70mm, we would have more of an advantage than shooting it on Super 35.
For us the depth also included the movement of the HUD. Meaning, using the way the HUD graphics moved and got attention/activation were used to create depth.
Then what we did was, we built the HUD and we attached it to his head. We didn’t absolutely attach it to his head. We kind of matched it to his head. When there was times when the suit was exploding and it was under stress we actually made it lag a little bit so it wasn’t quite keeping up with his head. We added this control so that we could have it really tightly match to his head movement or so that we could loosen it up a little bit and start to have bugs in it.
In the beginning of the sequence, you see components of the armour being applied, followed by a POV of the mask coming up to his face, then the very first HUD shot of Tony as the graphics turn on.

The orginal article.

Summary of “What has really been going on with Markelle Fultz?”

On a blustery winter night in the middle of January, Markelle Fultz is working.
In the middle of all this, with an agent claiming Fultz couldn’t lift his shoulder and a GM announcing Fultz was out of the lineup so they could, “Take a step back, let him take him take a breath and get him healthy,” the player in question continued to work.
To illustrate the Zapruder-esque territory we are in with Fultz, there is another blurry video from that Nov. 6 practice of Fultz using a goofy overhead toss as he’s going through drills, in a manner that can’t be helpful for what was being framed as an aching shoulder.
Following another visit with Dr. Ben Kibler, the Sixers released an updated statement on his prognosis on Nov. 19:.Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz was examined and evaluated today by Dr. Ben Kibler, Medical Director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for the soreness and scapular muscle imbalance that he has been experiencing in his right shoulder.
Multiple people who spoke to PhillyVoice insist Fultz never stopped shooting, with Fultz getting shots up throughout the months of November and December.
What the Sixers are trying to sell is this story: Markelle Fultz has the same problems with his shot in January that he had in October, without the same health problems they claim he was dealing with during that time.
“It was just something going on where I wanted to try something new, but my free throw’s going to look the same as college. I’m just trying to look at different ways to see how the ball can go in the hoop,” said Fultz on September 28.
Eventually, there will be no other voices, and there will only be Markelle Fultz, that kid locked inside a New Jersey gym dying to rediscover what brought him here.

The orginal article.

Summary of “How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob”

It’s frustrating, especially when you’re experiencing a super moon, or a blood moon, or a harvest moon, or any of those other moon phenomena that don’t really mean anything, but are extremely good at helping websites rack up page views and Instagram users gather likes.
Here are some tips for photographing a full moon, no matter what kind of camera you have, or what kind of media hype that particularly moon brings with it.
Your best bet for shooting the moon is an advanced camera with exposure controls and a long, telephoto lens.
Moon shots often trick camera light meters because it tries to average out the bright celestial body with the dark sky.
Once you’re ready to take the picture, use your camera’s self-timer mode to actually fire the shutter.
Many cameras have a mode that will wait two seconds after you push the button to take the picture and that comes in handy here.
You only need a picture that’s roughly 1000 x 1000 pixels to look great on Instagram, so there’s plenty of room to crop into files from most cameras.
If you know how to shoot in raw-something that both smartphones and dedicated cameras now do regularly-enabling it will keep all the image data you capture without compressing it to make a JPEG file.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The problem with curated photos on social media”

Let me list several problems with it-not as self-effacing humble-brags, but a deeper reflection on social media in general and how we perceive it.
Yes, it’s a cool photo, but I literally took 836 shots before I got this one.
This shot may look great on my social feeds, but it doesn’t show the rejected shots or the amount of time it took to get one good one.
I only post to social media, especially photos, when something interesting is happening.
By refreshing my social feeds to see who likes this shot, I’m acknowledging my need for admiration from people I don’t even know, on the internet.
By not adding a comment or giving context to the shot on social media, the post conveys that this is “No big deal” like I see whales every fucking day or something.
Yes, it’s just a photo, one of many on my feed, on one of two social networks I’m on.
Forget you even have a camera or social media feed at all.

The orginal article.