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EU agrees law to curb flow of conflict minerals - much ado about nothing

According to REUTERS (WORLD NEWS | Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 1:47pm EST), The European Union agreed a deal on Tuesday to stem the flow of gold and other metals used to fund armed conflicts or produced in conditions that breach human rights. 85 more words

Economic Geology

EU Reaches Final Agreement on Conflict Minerals Regulation

Today, at the end of the day in Europe, negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a final agreement on the Conflict Minerals Regulation. 288 more words

Regulations

Carrock Tungsten Mine

A return visit to the ruins of the Carrock Tungsten Mine at the head of Mosedale in the Northern Fells. Last year’s photo is here… 162 more words

Lake District

I Think Am In Love With My Mirror.

Is this weird?

I know this sounds a bit narcissistic, but who cares.

Beneath all our humility and struggle to appear as selfless as possible. Deep down, down, beneath all that mass of niceness, cuteness and selflessness, there’s a selfish, narcissistic piece of shit, crap guy there. 769 more words

Life

Custom White Balance versus the Presets

DSLRs have built-in white balance correction presets. Usually, they are “sunny”, “cloudy”, “shade”, “tungsten”, “flourescent”, and “flash”, with estimated Kelvin/color temperatures. In certain cases, these presets may not work precisely to show the natural colors of your photo subjects. 218 more words

Lifestyle