09 June 2012

Unit 8200, whiz kids and UPI

The article Unit 8200 and Israel's high-tech whiz kids about some successful high-tech endeavors by the graduates of the Israeli intelligence outfit doesn't carry any information beyond what was already published in many other similar articles. Aside of trying to link that unit with Flame virus, which is a relatively new phenomenon.

What drew my attention was the picture used by UPI to illustrate that article:

The current version of the photo's capture says "An Israeli soldier walks in front of humanitarian aid at the Zrifin Military Base in Rishon le-Zion." The file name of the photograph is "Unit-8200-and-Israels-high-tech-whiz-kids".  The previous version of the capture, later modified - before I could make a snapshot - said that the humanitarian aid was confiscated from one of the Gazan "flotillas".

In any case, seeing as how Zrifin Military Base doesn't have anything to do with the unit described in the article, nor obviously does the soldier in the picture (unless his use of a cell phone somehow makes him an accomplice), I can hardly see the relevance of that picture.

So I would offer a more attractive replacement, also irrelevant to the subject of that article, but at least pleasant to the eye. Here:

The capture to this one says: "Actress Emma Stone arrives at the MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on June 3, 2012.

Ain't it more cool? And no need to change the text in the future because of pissed off readers, methinks.


Dstanley869 said...

Heh. I agree Stone's picture with the story would make about as much sense as the soldier one. 

Except... Running the soldier picture with the upbeat-Israel story allows UPI to say to its readers, "See, we're not taken in by this positive material on the Jews. We know what they're really up to in Gaza."

SnoopyTheGoon said...

So true.