What 20,000 fired-up Iowans look like.
So how do you get an epic pic of 20,000 Iowans? You ride 20 feet up in the air in a rickety forklift meant for press during President Obama’s last campaign speech ever.
Geniusly (not a word, but it should be) the event press advance team arranged for the lift to be onsite to take photographers up & down to get the shot of the President, crowd, and Iowa state capital. Since I was just taking a pic for social media, I had to wait my turn and let “the real press” go first.
It wasn’t until the end of the speech that I was able to climb on and have the operator take me up. And that shit was scary. It was jerky, it was wobbly, and it seemed to go up very high. I had horrible visions of dropping my phone over the edge & clocking some unsuspecting Iowan below. But I got a wonderful picture.
Internet Fight of the Day: The Largest DDoS Attack Ever?
The Dutch web hosting service Cyberbunker has launched an online war against the anti-spam organization Spamhaus for blacklisting the company as a spammer earlier this month. According to the New York Times, Cyberbunker’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have reached the unprecedented volume of 300 billion bits per second, making it one of the largest-scale DDoS attacks in history.
World’s largest indoor vertical farm opens in Chicago
FarmedHere, a new 90,000-square-foot indoor farm, just opened in the suburbs of Chicago and is now the largest facility of its kind in the world.
As Madonna’s publicist explains, “She’s focusing on Malawi. South Africa is Oprah’s territory.”
Click through for an interactive version of the celebrity recolonization of Africa map:
Tastes like #progress (Taken with instagram)