WITH a machete at his throat and a gun at his head, Mike Farmer noticed the kid holding the firearm was shaking – they were scared, and that made the situation even more dangerous. "I was just thinking: 'I'm glad my wife stayed at the hotel today – this sucks, I'm actually going to die here'," Mike tells The Sun. It was 2011 in Kenya and he'd been beaten, abducted and driven into the jungle by thieves who knew he had cash – lots of it. That's because Mike, 48, is a meteorite hunter from Tucson, Arizona. He sells his extraterrestrial minerals to amateur astronomers and billionaire businessmen alike, all of whom want to get their hands on a tangible emissary from outer space. A fireball over the skies of Britain last Sunday alone could have scattered thousands of rocks in the fields below. And while the financial and scientific rewards in finding meteorites are great, so are the risks – but Mike lives for the thrill of the chase. "I see myself as like Indiana … [Read more...] about I’m a meteorite dealer who makes millions selling space rocks – I’ve been kidnapped and robbed in the brutal trade
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You can convert many different image file formats in Mac OS X for free using the included Preview application, there’s no need to download additional tools or do anything overly complex. As of any somewhat modern version of Mac OS X, the Mac Preview app supports the following file types and will convert between any of them: GIF, ICNS, JPEG, JPG, JPEG-2000, Microsoft BMP, Microsoft Icon, OpenEXR, PDF, Photoshop (PSD), PICT, PNG, SGI, TGA, TIFF. Some of those image formats will be hidden from your default view when saving, requiring the usage of the “Option” key when saving to reveal them. In any event, converting from one image type to another is simple. How to Convert Image File Formats in Mac OS X with Preview Image conversion with Preview is a simple process: Open the image file you want converted within Preview From the File menu navigate down to “Save As” (or choose Export) Select the new file format you want the image converted to from the “Format” drop down … [Read more...] about Convert Images in Mac OS X: JPG to GIF, PSD to JPG, GIF to JPG, BMP to JPG, PNG to PDF, and more
How about a couple of Mac-wielding DJ’s wearing Storm Trooper helmets, presumably rocking out a crowd of fellow awesomeness to some awesome music? OK, I don’t know if this is was a halloween thing or what, but this is probably what you would see if Daft Punk were Star Wars fans and Mac users, and hey, maybe they are? I have no idea where this picture originated, but thanks to AJ for sending it in to our group inbox. A very cool picture indeed! If you have any additional details about the image, just send us an email or post in the comments, we’d love to know where this is from or have some more details. Until then, just enjoy the picture for it’s sheer cool factor, well, cool if you’re a geek who likes Star Wars and Macs and general geekiness…. like me anyway… Yes, this is quite lightheated compared to our usual fair, but we like to switch it up from time to time with the ‘fun’ category. So if you hate fun, well, ignore the fun category. That’s ok, no hard feelings. Update: … [Read more...] about Mac Storm Trooper DJ’s Rocking Out!
Apple has started to air two new iPhone 4S commercials that focus on Siri. The first ad is titled “Road Trip” and features a young couple winging a road trip with the help of Siri. The second ad is titled “Rock God” and features a teenagers journey with music, aided by none other than Siri. Both follow the same recurring theme as past iPhone 4S commercials and have the same background tune . You can watch both of them below. As usual with Apples commercials , the objective is to show how people interact with the iPhone and Siri in real life situations. Although they aren’t as fun as the classic Santa Siri ad , they both do a good job of conveying how useful Siri is for getting directions, finding food and events, retrieving information, sending text messages, and many other daily tasks. These ads started to air earlier in the week, but weren’t posted online until this evening. … [Read more...] about New iPhone 4S Commercials Focus on Siri: “Road Trip” and “Rock God”
Preview is a great basic image editing app bundled with Mac OS X, but newer versions of Mac OS have simplified the available image Export Format options down to JPEG, JPEG 2000, OpenEXR, PDF, PNG, and TIFF. Or at least that’s what you see on first glance, but it turns out you can still access all the traditional image format options from the Save, Save As , and Export screens just by using a simple key modifier when saving a file in Preview app on the Mac. This is kind of a little known secret (well, at least until we told you about it!) but once you learn how to use it, you’ll be able to reveal many image format save options in the Preview for Mac application. How to Access All Image Format Export Options in Mac OS X Preview The secret to access the additional image format export options is holding down the Option key when clicking on the Format menu within the Save dialog box. Not sure where that is? No worries, here’s exactly what you’ll want to do: With any … [Read more...] about Save Images as GIF & Other Image Formats in Preview for Mac OS X