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Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. On “True Facts, Fake News, Whose Truth Is True”.

by Anura Guruge


 


Yes, this is the same Dick Byrd of Photoshop fame.


True Facts, Fake News, Whose Truth Is True

So, you think that the only truth you can believe is the truth you see with your own eyes and ears. Well, have you ever seen versions of the college Psychology !01 experiment where a three students run into a classroom and chase each other and have a fight and then run out of the classroom. Then the professor asks each student to write what they saw, and to identify the clothing worn by each, and for other particulars of the encounter. Of course the 30 students have at least 30 vastly different versions of the “truth” as to what happened. Obviously, your own observations do not necessarily reveal truth.

In today’s political environment facts are often marshaled by a person, or group, so as to influence public opinion. The problem is that some collection of true facts can lead to one conclusion, yet some other array of also true facts can lead one to the opposite conclusion. A prime example is MSNBC showing the stories of several undocumented alien children who graduated from high school as class valedictorians and several who served very honorably in our armed forces. Then you see a Fox news segment about six illegal aliens who murdered and raped Americans in the past month. All of the stories actually happened, but the “cherry-picking” as to which stories to report makes all the difference in what a viewer might conclude about the value of immigration.

What is the role of Confirmation Bias in our ability to believe the news stories we would like to be true, and to reject as lies, those stories that the wish were not true. The Internet has made available all of the “news” real and fake, and mostly cherry-picked, so that what ever is your previously held confirmation bias, you can find “news” to satisfy your preconceived notions of reality.

Dick Byrd


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“Deserted Wolfeboro”, Before & After Photoshop Wizardry By Richard Byrd, Esq.

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AFTER — Dick Bird’s Photoshop magic.


The ORIGINAL Image.


A picture taken recently, at 6:30am in the morning, of Wolfeboro, NH Main Street by Richard Byrd, a famous retired lawyer and software entrepreneur who now lives on Mirror Lake.

Dick kindly also provided this explanation:
“Look closely and you will see I removed the car, the sign in the middle of the road, and the electric wires going across the street.  I wanted a desolation, unspoiled look to the picture. Notice I actually lit the windows of the store that was behind the car.  The sky was slightly darkened and made more ‘ominous’ looking.”

Pretty amazing … right?

What you can do with Photoshop IF you have Dick’s expertise.


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“Deserted Wolfeboro” Photograph By Dick Byrd, Esq.

by Anura Guruge


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A picture taken recently, at 6:30am in the morning, of Wolfeboro, NH Main Street by Dick Byrd, a famous retired lawyer and software entrepreneur who now lives on Mirror Lake.

In the interest of full-disclosure, one car was REMOVED through the magic of Photoshop. I cannot spot the doctoring. Not sure about the sky.

Dick gave me permission to share this with you all. Enjoy.


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Wolfeboro Adult Education — Proposed Spring 2018 Class, “Leveraging Incompetence”.

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Appears that there is a demand for this — this being the Wolfeboro area. Appears incompetence big around there. I am always game. Maybe we will get the minimum requisite quorum of 2 for the class.

Per the requirements of Wolfeboro Adult Education any and all typos, apparent or not, may or may not be intentional. As always, as is invariably the case with Wolfeboro Adult Education, everything is meant to be a game.


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Wolfeboro’s Mystical ‘Sacred Shared Space’ Now On The Web, Alongside ‘Made On Earth’.

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Check it out. ‘Mary Beth‘ will be adding more content in the coming weeks.

It now joins Mary Beth’s ‘Made On Earth‘ which went online ‘last week’ — with fully-secure, online shopping.

So two Wolfboro landmarks have become more Web active of late.

Yes, I had a hand in both these two Websites, more so with ‘Sacred Shared Space’ than with ‘Made on Earth’.


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