"If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold."
"That’s why there is a bite out of the Apple logo." -slipperyfreud
Apparently we're going to experience a partial solar eclipse around sunset today.
Bad idea Hungary! I have met several excellent programmers from Hungary. They should look at ways of capitalizing on their abilities.
I reallllly like these type of sculptures.
Sculptor Ben Young (previously) just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. Young works with laminated clear float glass atop cast concrete bases to create cross-section views of ocean waves that look somewhat like patterns in topographical charts. The self-taught artist is currently based in Sydney but was raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand, where the local landscape and surroundings greatly inspired his art. You can learn more about his sculptures over on Kirra Galleries, and follow him on Facebook.
Ok, that's impressive.
via Abdulaziz Alhamidi
Mark Zuckerberg did a public Q&A session today — in Mandarin Chinese. Yes, the Facebook CEO set out to learn the (very difficult) language in 2010, in his spare time.
“On Wednesday I did my first ever public Q&A in Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing!” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook after the event. “We discussed connecting the world, Internet.org, innovation, and the early days of Facebook.”
Zuckerberg barely uttered a single word in English — just one quick “I’m sorry,” when he misspoke.
After the CEO gave a short answer to the first question, loud applause, laughter, and a couple of gasps could be heard from the audience.
He made convincing inflections. He made jokes. He seemed totally relaxed.
Here’s the first part of the Q&A:
You can find the full video here.
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I'll admit that several get by me each episode.
cool! But scary.
via David Pelaez
I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.
Then I spend time with teenagers.
And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.
Gads, the stained glass alone! Incredible.
Located in a park near the center of Lede, Belgium, the Castle of Mesen dates back to the 17th century where it served as a home for various lords before a conversion to an industrial site. Throughout the 1800s the complex was used as a gin distillery, a tobacco factory, and a sugar refinery. In 1897 the castle was then sold to a religious order who constructed an impressive neo-gothic chapel and turned the entire facility into a boarding school.
Although it was still in use up until the 1960s, a tragic storm of abandonment, looting, and a failed attempt to designate the castle as a monument lead to a decision to demolish of the entire castle just a few years ago. Lucky for us, photographer Jan Stel of Past Glory managed to sneak inside and capture a few amazing shots before it disappears forever. The juxtaposition of the stained glass windows and decaying roof and sprawling foliage is especially striking. See more from this series here. (via Arch Atlas)
slow to adopt this safety feature.
That's some pretty incredible makeup effects.
Soooooo not being an early adopter of this. And FUCK BofA. Big time.
Hikers exploring England’s Derbyshire Peak District earlier this week stumbled onto a rare phenomenon caused by extreme winds. The River Downfall, a 30-meter (98 foot) waterfall was blown back almost vertically by a powerful updraft, making it seem as if the waterfall was simply flowing into nothing. Very cool. (via Twisted Sifter)
Oh look, a really bad idea forming.