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13 Apr 22:50

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by soulguard

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14 Apr 13:17

I WANT TO EAT THERE: MUSKET ROOM / NEW YORK

by Radostina // 79ideas.org
María Arizaga

Otro sitio que añadir para la próxima visita...



I’m so in love with this restaurant in New York. I discovered “The Musket room” via pinterest and ChicDeco and I’m really impressed by the combination of the textures. The design is created by Alexander Waterworth, who by the way has a stunning portfolio with different projects. He became popular with the bloggers with another public project - Hally’s in London.




photography: emily andrews
14 Apr 04:56

He Takes ‘Gold Digger’ To a Whole Different Dimension

by wallq

Submitted by wallq
14 Apr 05:19

funny ninja turtles real

by allfunnypic

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14 Apr 03:30

Bathtub Planetarium for Better Fun Bath

by Rudra Deo Singh

Enjoy the bathing in different style. You will find yourself in a much better place where you would be surrounded by stars. The Bathtub Planetarium does not require anything special to play it as it runs on the batteries which are easily available. This is going to give you some more enjoyable experience to you which would make the bathing experience of yours an amazing one.

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You can think of gifting it to someone whom you love the most. It is an amazing interesting stuff that can make the difference in bathing at a much better level with some wooing light effects.

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You might have the experiences in enjoying your bath under different conditions but the conditions which you would find with this Bathtub Planetarium would take you towards the stars and skies. It is just an amazing stuff that can really bring some better light in the life of people and you would stand tall with such encouraging energy in your bathing ways. Having the use of Bathtub Planetarium in the tub would give you more amazing show and you cannot forget to see the deep blue ocean down and stars on the top. It is really a nice device which can bring the best results to you in a more impressive manner.

Bathtub Planetarium

One would really love to gift it to the kids who are very fond of such stars and when they get in the bathroom then it would really be a nice stuff for them to play with. The adults too can make some smart use of the Bathtub Planetarium which would make the things more impressive. One can think of using it in a large number on some special occasion or can plan some special moment with the partner to make any evening more special and amazing. So enjoy your life with twinkling stars.

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14 Apr 07:11

The A-z of dance is going on reapeat at my casa

by Isabelle McAllister

All these mega cool dances – me and the kids will practice all our vacation. We have been playing this on repeat for over an hour!

Detah drop!! Chicken soup! All thode rumba spinns – amazing. And that little b-Girl terra - remember her? Simply amazing all of it!

Happy Monday
Isabelle

13 Apr 07:00

10 Impresionantes Fotos De La Aurora Boreal, Tomado En Una Isla Escocesa

by Enrique d'Etigny

Esta serie de fotos increíbles fueron tomadas desde la Isla de Lewis, en las Hébridas Exteriores.

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La serie de fotos fue tomada por Colin Cameron, de 37 años.

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Cameron tomó las fotos a través de una serie de años.

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6. Las auroras boreales se puede ver desde varios lugares de Escocia.

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27 Mar 15:30

Profesora mantiene a sus alumnos callados amenazándolos con spoilers de Juego de Tronos

by La Gusa

Una profesora de matemáticas belga ha conseguido lo imposible: mantener a su clase callada. ¿Cómo? Amenazando con espoilear la serie Juego de Tronos.

El pacto ha sido muy sencillo: primero preguntó a la clase quién seguía la serie; la gran mayoría levantó la mano esperanzada con recibir algún dato interesante al respecto. A continuación, la profesora declaró haberse leído todos los libros. Las manos se bajaron y todos empezaron a sospechar algo. En ese momento, la maligna dijo algo así: "pues bien, cada vez que alguno de vosotros hable durante mi clase escribiré en la pizarra el nombre de los personajes que mueren". Y todo el mundo tragó saliva.

Lo sé: hay que ser muy Lannister para hacer eso. Para colmo, esta cruel mujer lleva a clase los libros con todas las muertes de personajes importantes separadas con señalizadores (foto de arriba). Esta muestra de poder la hace digna merecedora del título Profesora que Mola y Sabe Usar su Molonidad para Arruinarnos la Existencia. Todos hemos tenido una.

Visto en Geekologie

Ver más: canción de hielo y fuego, Juego de Tronos, noticias
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28 Mar 08:20

Hey, padres, tomad nota: cómo transformar a tu hijo en un superhéroe

by La Gusa

Antes de decir nada, y para abrir boca, os sugiero fervientemente que veáis el siguiente vídeo:

El tipo que ha hecho ese vídeo responde al nombre de Daniel Hashimoto y es animador en Dreamworks. Para practicar su habilidad toma a su hijo como ejemplo y le otorga superpoderes al azar. También hay que dar cierto mérito a la criatura, James, que parece estar dotado de una capacidad innata para destruir todo aquello a lo que se acerca, con o sin edición posterior.



Aquí podréis ver algunos ejemplos; para ver más, visitad su canal de Youtube Action Movie Kid.

Visto en Gizmodo

Ver más: animación, Niños, superhéroes, superpoderes
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08 Apr 16:26

¿Y si la luna fuera una bola de discoteca?

by La Gusa

Un tipo llamado Nick se ha hecho una pregunta a sí mismo y como la respuesta le ha parecido interesante ha decidido compartirla con el mundo. La pregunta era "¿Y si la luna fuera una bola de discoteca?". Lo sé, suena a debate de borrachos un viernes por la noche, pero el bueno de Nick trabaja en Yeti Dynamics, así que su respuesta es un hipnótico vídeo que te deja muy suave, como si Uma Thurman te hubiera dado un masaje en los pies.

A la hora de representar la pregunta, Nick se ha saltado unas cuantas leyes para hacerla más interesante: convertir a la luna en una bola de discoteca a la distancia a la que está de nosotros apenas supondría cambios visuales, así que la ha colocado a 420 km de la Tierra, esto es, junto a la Estación Espacial Internacional. Vale, sí: es imposible; si la luna estuviera tan cerca colisionaría contra la Tierra atraída por la gravedad, los océanos se volverían locos y la gente entraría en pánico y saquearía tiendas de comestibles en busca de frutos secos.

Porque por más que digan, en casos de urgencia la gente va a por bienes de segunda necesidad por si sobreviven. Si mueres, mueres, pero si sobrevives tienes una bolsa de frutos secos mixtos; y eso, en un mundo postapocalíptico, vale oro.

Visto en io9

Ver más: bola disco, luna
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12 Apr 05:56

Gilded Lily Bar - New York

María Arizaga

¿Sería el que estaba pegado al Le Bain?

08 Apr 15:30

Iconic Album Cover Locations In Google Street View

album-covers-google-street-view-7.jpeg This is a series of iconic (some less than others) album covers superimposed over the actual locations they were shot at in Google Street View. I have not visited any of those places. Of course, I'm still saving up for my album cover tour of the world. So far I've got a grand total of my change from dinner at Taco Bell last night. Which, if I'm being perfectly honest, is probably going to go towards more Taco Bell tonight. Maybe even for lunch. Keep going for eleven more, then get out there and see the world. album-covers-google-street-view-1.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-2.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-3.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-4.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-5.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-6.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-8.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-9.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-10.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-11.jpegalbum-covers-google-street-view-12.jpeg Thanks to Claudin, who bragged about having been to five of the locations. Wow, nobody likes a braggart, Claudin.
09 Apr 19:38

How It’s Made: 360 Degree Video Using 6 GoPro Cameras and a 3D Printer

by simon
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Ever since the original GoPro hit the extreme sports world in 2007 (2004 if you include 35mm), the footage of adrenaline junkies going faster, higher and getting more creative has been a whirlwind of fun for those of us who might not have the cajones to surf 50 foot waves or do triple backflips on a mountain bike over a canyon. Thanks to advancements in video quality in the past few years, the amount of creative uses for the compact GoPro has been seemingly endless and the latest viral GoPro-filmed hit takes us on a ride around the popular spherical panoramas (aka ‘Tiny Planets’)…all thanks to a little help from a 3D printer.

After more than two years of development, video creator Jonas Ginter finally created a suitable frame to house his 6 GoPros in order to create the Tiny Planet effect that has been a popular photo style thanks to the ever-expanding arsenal of smart phone panorama photo apps:

“You know those little planet that you can tinker using panoramic photographs? I lead a very simple principle: You turn the camera once around its own axis, it takes a lot of still images, it adds together on the computer and bends the final panorama to a small planet. In the technical language is called the ” spherical panorama “. So terribly cute arise, small worlds that still inspire me. Meanwhile, they can be even easily get in touch with the smartphone.”

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“However, in order to breathe life into this little planet and put them as a moving picture, I’ve tried a lot of funny things in the last few years: I’ve screwed my cameras on the turntable and nights trying to put thousands of pictures. Has not worked. I have strange designs with mirrors looked at and frustrated found that the absolute nonsense. Piece by piece, came the realization that I can realize 360 degree videos only when I capture the image in one take. So the logical conclusion was: many cameras.”

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“Luckily there GoPro cameras that cover with her ​​fisheye lens a decent viewing angle. So you only need six cameras to record horizontally 360 ° and vertically 180 ° can. Provided you point the camera from exactly. The closer the lenses are to each other and the more overlap produce each camera the better the result. I have unsuccessfully experimented with rubber bands, cable ties, wood and polystyrene….Now it’s time to use this camera ball. Relatively easy can thus be produced interactive videos for events created or unusual perspectives for music or promotional videos. Especially with regard to Google Street View, so more and more finds its way into the building, as with Business View , be an exciting area of application. And also in time-lapse movie I see potential and am going in the next few weeks probably take place with a great camera, with six small cameras out into the fresh air, patiently endure and bend the time.”

Can you think of something useful that Jonas’ project can be used for? He wants you to let him know! You can contact him here.

(Images via Jonas Ginter)

The post How It’s Made: 360 Degree Video Using 6 GoPro Cameras and a 3D Printer appeared first on SolidSmack.com.

09 Apr 21:30

What The Reverse Side Of Album Covers Might Look Like

other-side-album-covers-4.jpg This is 'The Dark Side Of The Covers', a series by Flickr user Harvezt imagining what the opposite side of an album cover might look like. Sort of like, a shot taken from the OTHER SIDE of the subject. Does that make sense? I suck at explaining things. Just go look at all the pretty pictures, I thought it was a clever idea. I swear, some people out there are so creative. Unfortunately, none of those people are my friends, so our weekly arts & crafts night usually consists of finger-painting stick figure portraits of our families. Although one time we did glue popsicle sticks to empty cans of orange juice concentrate, so that was a treat. A TREAT I DECORATED WITH MAGIC MARKERS AND GAVE TO MY MOM. I love you, mom! Keep going for a bunch more, see the entire set in his Flickr gallery. other-side-album-covers-1.jpgother-side-album-covers-2.jpgother-side-album-covers-3.jpgother-side-album-covers-5.jpgother-side-album-covers-6.jpgother-side-album-covers-7.jpgother-side-album-covers-9.jpgother-side-album-covers-10.jpgother-side-album-covers-11.jpgother-side-album-covers-12.jpgother-side-album-covers-13.jpgother-side-album-covers-14.jpgother-side-album-covers-15.jpgother-side-album-covers-16.jpg Thanks to Jessi, who included a whole list of albums she'd like to see done in this style which I am not going to copy and paste here because her taste in music is embarrassing. Jk jk, you're fine.
10 Apr 14:24

City-Purifying Tower

by Troy Turner

If you feel ill, you seek medical help… right? So why not provide our “sick” and polluted urban environments with the same attention? The Climatology Tower was designed as a research center that evaluates urban meteorology and corrects the environment with technological engineering. Look at it like a giant humidifier/air-purifier for your city. It also monitors things like radiation, insolation and thermal coverage, notifying the public for awareness and city departments to help maintain healthier environments.

Designers: Yuan-Sung Hsiao, Yuko Ochiai, Jia-Wei Liu, & Hung-Lin Hsieh

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13 Apr 15:34

So true

by egami

Submitted by egami
11 Apr 20:30

Boy Builds Lil Excavator With Plastic Syringe Hydraulics

homemade-excavator-model.gif This is a video of a Brazilian boy who built himself a little model excavator using plastic syringe hydraulics. Most impressive. I'd pretend I could have made something like that growing up, but I'd be lying. The only thing I was making at his age were messes in my pants. "He's like twelve!" Damn, I thought he was sixteen. Keep going for so much air scooping it's sick. Thanks to Kalo, who's hoping he makes a whole set of model heavy machinery.
07 Apr 11:55

Este Hombre De 80 Años No Ha Regado Su Jardín En Esta Botella Sellada Desde 1972 Y Todavía Sigue Vivo

by Simona Villela

En un bello ejemplo de un ecosistema cerrado pero funcional, David Latimer ha cultivado su propio jardín sellado dentro de una botella gigante de vidrio que solo ha sido abierta una vez desde que partió hace casi 54 años.

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Latimer plantó su jardín en la Pascua de 1960. Puso algo de material de compostaje y medio litro de agua a una botella de 37 litros, y luego insertó algunas plantas. En 1972, abrió el jardín y le adicionó un poco más de agua. Con esa sola excepción, el jardín se ha mantenido completamente sellado – !solo necesita mucha luz!

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Puede parecer extraño para algunos que un jardín completamente sellado pueda sobrevivir así, pero no lo es. El jardín es un ecosistema perfectamente auto suficiente. Las bacterias del compost consumen las plantas muertas, consumiendo el oxigeno entregado por las plantas, convirtiéndolo en dióxido de carbono, algo que las plantas necesitan para sobrevivir. Esta botella es una excelente versión en miniatura de la tierra como un todo.

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Si quieres aprender más sobre los terrariums, visita los siguientes enlaces: Libro sobre Terrarium

Original: Dailymail; vía boredpanda.com

07 Apr 16:49

Inventor del teléfono por sólo 2 horas de ventaja

by Sergio Parra

bellEn otras ocasiones, en Xataka Ciencia ya hemos discutido la conveniencia de obsesionarse con determinar si tal o cual inventó tal o cual: dada la estructura de la historia de la innovación en el mundo, deberíamos empezar a darle menos importancia romántica a los inventores o descubridores, y más a los ecosistemas donde se producen tales inventos y descubrimientos.

De pasada, así, resolveríamos la cuestión de tantos y tantos hallazgos que se produjeron casi simultáneamente en diferentes partes del mundo. El caso paradigmático de ese fenómeno lo encontramos en el invento del teléfono. Porque estamos hablando de, solamente, 2 horas de diferencia. 120 minutos que fueron decisivas para estampar uno u otro nombre.

Si en un auditorio popular preguntamos quién inventó el teléfono, la mayor parte de la gente responderá que Alexander Graham Bell (además, que el apellido se traduzca como campana, como el campanilleo de los teléfonos al sonar, refuerza la asociación). Si acaso, habrá algunos mejor informados que apostarán por Antonio Meucci. Pero ¿quién diría Elisha Gray?

aEn 1874, Elisha Gray llevó a cabo la primera demostración pública del invento del teléfono, en los locales de su iglesia presbiteriana. El 14 de febrero de 1876, Gray presentó la solicitud de patente de un teléfono. No obstante, dos horas antes se le había adelantado, con un invento similar, el célebre Alexander Graham Bell, nieto del famoso profesor de Londres que inspiró a Bernard Shaw para crear al profesor Higgins de Pigmalión, o My Fair Lady en la versión cinematográfica.

Bell recibió la patente número 174.465; y era un teléfono que, además, funcionaba un poco peor que el presentado por Gray. Tal y como explica el historiador Gregorio Ugidos en su libro Chiripas de la historia:

Solo la chamba le permitió llegar el primero, porque mientras el brujo secretamente investigaba en Salem, la ciudad en la que, doscientos años antes, colgaron a veinte personas acusadas de brujería, en otros lugares del mundo había otros veinte inventores intentando “hacer hablar a un hilo”.

Al principio, el teléfono no suscitó demasiado interés, pero acabó siendo la estrella en la Gran Exposición de Filadelfia en 1876. En 1878 ya se publicaba el primer listín telefónico del mundo, en cuyas páginas, además de otras cincuenta personas, figuraba el presidente de los Estados Unidos Rutherford B. Hayes.

¿Y Meucci?

MeucciCon todo, para muchos historiadores de la ciencia hubo una injusticia aún mayor en lo tocante a dilucidar el verdadero inventor del teléfono. Al parecer, seis años antes de que lo desarrollaran Gray y Bell, el italiano Antonio Meucci ya disponía del invento. En 2002, el Congreso de Estados Unidos tuvo que atribuir el invento del teléfono a Meucci. Reconoce además que demostró y publicó su invento en 1860, antes que Bell, incluso antes que Gray.

Por su parte, otros también vindican la autoría de la invención del teléfono al alemán Johann Philipp Reis, que pudo haberlo ideado por las mismas fechas. El teléfono de Reis fue inspirado por un artículo en francés del año 1854, escrito por Charles Bourseul, aunque no presentó su desarrollo hasta 1861.

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La noticia Inventor del teléfono por sólo 2 horas de ventaja fue publicada originalmente en Xatakaciencia por Sergio Parra.




28 Mar 17:00

Cupcakes for Dummies

by noreply@blogger.com (collagevintage)
Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-okSi eres una patosa en la cocina como yo la entrada de hoy te va a encantar porque podrás hacer unos deliciosos "cupcakes" caseros en muy poco tiempo y sin necesidad de comprar mil y un ingredientes gracias al preparado de postres Belbake que podéis encontrar en supermercados Lidl. Cuando la marca me propuso este reto pensé que no iba a ser capaz de conseguirlo pero, para mi sorpresa y la de Diego, ¡estaban riquísimos!, eso si, tengo que mejorar en el tema de la decoración, como veréis en las fotos, la manga pastelera no es lo mío jaja. 

Mañana estaré en Barcelona para aprender más recetas de repostería, lo cierto es que me apetece un montón porque hasta la fecha solo se hacer el mítico bizcocho "un, dos, tres" y tarta de manzana que, por cierto, compartiré la receta con vosotras algún día porque, modestia aparte, me sale muy rica ^_^. Os contaré los truquitos que vaya aprendiendo a través de mis redes sociales @collagevintage. 
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Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-33Para la preparación necesitarás contar con una batidora, manga pastelera y temporizador. Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-14El primer paso es empezar con la masa, para hacerla solo necesitarás verter en un cuenco el preparado Belbake, 1 huevo, 100 ml de leche y 100 ml de aceite, y batirlo hasta que quede cremosa. Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-8Precalienta el horno durante 10 minutos. Mientras, coloca los moldes de papel en la bandeja del horno y reparte la masa equitativamente entre ellos usando dos cucharas para que no se derrame. Hornéalos durante 25 minutos a 150ºC.Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-10Mientras se hornea la masa preparamos la crema que nos servirá para decorar. Vierte en un recipiente el preparado para crema en polvo, 200 gr de queso freso, yo he usado Philadelphia, y 50 gr de mantequilla. Mézclalo bien con la batidora hasta que quede cremosa y sin grumos. 
Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-1Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-5Cupcakes_For_Dummies-Receip-Belbake-lidl-7Ahora toca la parte más difícil, ¡decorar los cupcakes!, supongo que es cuestión de práctica pero a mi me pareció todo un mundo :S. Introduce la crema en la manga pastelera y empieza a decorar lo mejor que puedas, después añade tus toppings favoritos y ¡listos!. 

¿Que os parece como me han quedado? Ya me contaréis si os animáis a hacer los vuestros o conocéis algún truquito de reportería fácil y sencillo ;). Miles de besos y feliz finde!
24 Mar 13:21

Cómo reacciona un perro ante un truco de magia

by noreply@blogger.com (Antonio Martínez Ron)


El mago Jose Ahonen prueba a hacer desaparecer una recompensa ante los ojos de diferentes perros. El resultado es muy "humano".

Vía: Sploid
Entrada publicada en Fogonazos http://www.fogonazos.es/
21 Mar 07:23

Starry Night Lantern

by Rudra Deo Singh

Kids always love to look in the sky as they get many feelings which make them to enjoy. It is really a nice thing to have any star gazing activity but this sometimes go off because of the seasonal variations and many such natural acts. With the starry night lantern, you can view it at any time and at any place.

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This will enable you to find the stars twinkling on top of you in a very impressive way. You can make a better imagination of sleeping under the open sky. This is not only for the kids to experience but adults too can find it more impressive experience.

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The starry night lantern brings a better twinkling brightness inside as well as outside the room. You would enjoy the better scene in front of you independent from the season. With this Nat geo starry night lantern you can experience the adventures nights of yours. It is a classical lantern where you can find the galaxy moving around you and this would be an amazing thing for the people to experience. You can make a better impression on the guests of yours whosoever is visiting you and you want to surprise him or her in a way.

The starry night lantern would give you a memorable outdoor experience in the dark along with your friends which you would like to happen again. It would be much interesting to use this lantern in small rooms which would make you to feel it at the best level. It is really a very interesting stuff to own and this makes you to find the things moving in a much better way. So do not delay in exploring the stars wherever you want and make a smart decision to get into the dreams of stars in any season and at any time.

The post Starry Night Lantern appeared first on Well Done Stuff.

20 Mar 17:00

Y ahora, un corto de terror: Lights Out

by La Gusa

Normalmente no veo películas de terror. No voy a hacerme el duro y a decir que es porque no me dan miedo; mentira: una simple bolsa de plástico siendo arrastrada por el viento en una calle solitaria ya me incita a buscar un palo. Dejémoslo en que simplemente veo otras cosas.

También es cierto que cuando algo está bien hecho hay que reconocerlo y darle el crédito que se merece, y Lights Out de David F. Sandberg es un muy buen corto de terror, premiado en el Festival Who's There. Sin dejar de recurrir a los tópicos (¿qué sería del terror sin los tópicos?), los maneja de forma eficiente y te deja con ganas de más.

Vamos, que acojona. Recomiendo echarle un ojo con las luces apagadas y el gato suelto para generar ambiente.

Visto en Geek Tyrant

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24 Mar 15:11

The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

24 Mar 16:16

Education: An Alien in Society

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When I look at schools, I walk into schools, when I interact with schools, I feel like they belong to a different universe. As soon as I set my foot in a school, it feels like I've stepped out of the real world and into a something alien and unnatural.

Most people call it an institution, in the same way that we call a hospital or a prison "an institution."

Institution—this says it all. A public or private place for the care or confinement of inmates, especially mental patients or other disabled or handicapped persons.

Throughout history, it seems like we've been dead set on designing educations and education facilities as to make the students feel locked-in, both body as well as soul.

It doesn't sound very inviting or inspiring, it normally doesn't look very inviting or inspring, and still we want students of all ages to spend a lot of time in these place, we want them to want to learn, to get inspired, to grow as human beings and to become the next generation when building our society. Yet hardly anything about the ordinary education facilities can be called inspiring, or showcase which direction we want our society to go.

For many years, one of of the questions roaming around in my mind on a daily basis has been, 'How can we create an good education that builds the sort of minds we want and need in our society, when we don't even seem to know which sort of society we want?' Which leads to: How can we go about re-arranging our education over and over and over again, without seemingly taking into account that education and society are undeniably intertwined?

This leads back to what I wrote in the very beginning: How come we have been designing institutions that separates, and in some cases, alienates, rather than intertwines education and education facilities with society? And how can we integrate education in such a way that it becomes a more natural, and less alien, base pillar of the society we want to create?

Is it just me, or is this something that we need to start a serious discussion about that crosses national, social and occupational borders...?

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21 Mar 15:30

My God I Love Fire: Drumming With Flaming Drumsticks

drumming-with-fire-sticks.jpg This is Youtuber COOP3RDRUMM3R covering Ellie Goulding's 'Burn' (appropriate) with flaming drumsticks. He warns everyone not to try it themselves, but I've already got my drumsticks soaking in kerosene. I'm gonna sprinkle my symbols with gunpowder too for EXTRA EFFECT. I want my obituary to read, 'COOP3RDRUMM3R told him to do it'. Keep going for the video of 'are his balls on fire yet?' Thanks to Landon, who loves fire so much he burns things in the fireplace on the hottest day of summer. I'm right there with you (except I don't have a fireplace so I use a metal wastebasket).
21 Mar 16:25

Man Recreates One Of Salvador Dali's Surreal Long-Legged Elephants In LEGO

lego-dali-elephant.jpg This is the surreal elephant LEGOmaniac Jin Kei made to resemble one from Salvador Dali's iconic Los Elefantes (picture of the original painting after the jump). Pretty cool, right? I'd proudly display that in my apartment. Or on my desk at work. I mean, if I had a desk. I don't though so I'm writing with my laptop on top of the water cooler. It's not ideal, but I do get to hear all the latest office gossip. Like, hmmm -- let me think. Ooh -- did you hear the GW shit his pants at work twice this week?! It's like I'm invisible to them. :( Keep going for a shot of Dali's original. dali-the-elephants.jpg Thanks to Maif, who agrees that thing looks like it would be a bitch to dismount.
21 Mar 23:01

And Now, Chicago's Flippin' Cyclist

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Some of you may already know about the fella in the picture above—after all, he makes a living by performing in a heavily trafficked intersection in Chicago, where he is colloquially known as the "Bike Flip" guy. It turns out that his full nom de guerre is "Flip Bike Travis," and while I didn't press him for further biographical details, I did have the opportunity to witness the showman in action—in a special St. Patrick's Day costume, no less. This, folks, is what the iPhone 5S slo-mo cam was made for:

Those who frequent Wicker Park have surely seen the DIYer extraordinaire at some point, though I consider myself lucky that he elected to brave the intermittent flurries (and heavily inebriated revelers) on a chilly Saturday night, layered up in his winter gear and a fantastic costume—one of my colleagues described it as "a giant koosh ball"—for the occasion. (He remarked that he thought that the slick streets would make for a nice visual effect, and that he'd actually made the costume before he built the bike itself.)

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As for his sweet ride? Travis estimated that it weighs in at about 70lbs (let's just say it's not crafted from Reynolds 853 or Columbus SLX) and it's hard to tell from the photos, but there is a tread along the outside of the outer arc. The LEDs are powered by a NiMH battery pack under the saddle, and the switch is hidden inside of the foam, er, dongle off the front.

Travis was also confident enough to go for a double—don't try this at home:

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19 Apr 08:27

7PLY skis

18 Mar 12:41

Lo Que Hace Este Artista Callejero Es Impresionante…Aplaudí Al Final

by Simona Villela

¿Quién necesita un gimnasio? Tengo que empezar a hacer cosas de verdad con mi cuerpo.

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