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Temple Rundown of the Week: February 22 – February 27, 2015

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Our Friday edition of the Geekery update is out! Today, we take a look at our favorite stories of the week and how Thursday will forever be known as “The Day of the Internet.”

Temple Rundown of the Week

Here’s a quick recap of some of our favorite stories we covered this week:

FCC Approves Net Neutrality

Our most serious story, but also the most ironic one. The Federal Commission Counsel (FCC) ruled  no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet.” This means that internet providers like Comcast and Verizon will face stronger regulation. In short, cable company sites cannot give preference to other sites.

Later in the day, we would discover the best of the internet through two very colorful events…

The Dress is Gold and White…No wait, it’s actually Black and Blue…wait. What?

I SWEAR IT WAS WHITE AND GOLD A FEW HOURS AGO (via @acsamowitz Twitter)
I SWEAR IT WAS WHITE AND GOLD A FEW HOURS AGO (via @acsamowitz Twitter)

The dress was first posted on Tumblr, then Buzzfeed, and finally the Twitter storm began. Soon, this dress became the most heavily debated garment ever…or at least until the next wardrobe malfunction at some red carpet event. It’s a confusing conundrum that can only be explained in one word: Science. The full scientific explanation came from Wired:

Light enters the eye through the lens—different wavelengths corresponding to different colors. The light hits the retina in the back of the eye where pigments fire up neural connections to the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes those signals into an image…

The main issue is an old photography problem: color balancing. This often happens when unrealistic colors are cast due to lighting or improper camera usage. The back light in the original photo causes the dress to have an unrealistic bright bluish white color and the lace to appear golden.

Short answer: It’s 100% blue-black. The owner of the dress even confirmed it, in case you don’t believe us.

Thelma & Louise 2: Llama Drama

It was a beautiful day in Sun City, Arizona and made even better by two llamas that escaped from a therapy center for the elderly. The black and white llamas raced around town, successfully dodging police, cars, pedestrians, and news crews for about 10 minutes.

In the later hours of the day, two more llamas escaped in Vancouver, Washington. I guess it’s time to start preparing for the next apocalypse: the Llamapocalypse.

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