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16 Apr 19:11

Maps show musical preferences of each region of the United States [17 pictures]

by Joey White

portland jazz, what

Using data from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Movoto calculated the musical preferences of each region of the United States and arranged them in heat maps, showing which musical genres are most popular in each area of the lower 48 states.

Most people don’t think of Minneapolis or Seattle as having a rap scene or Las Vegas as a place that puts out country music. But they do.

There are sure to be other surprises as you peruse all 17 genres…


Regional Music Preferences 17


Regional Music Preferences 09


Regional Music Preferences 02


Regional Music Preferences 03


Regional Music Preferences 04


Regional Music Preferences 10


Regional Music Preferences 11


Regional Music Preferences 14


Regional Music Preferences 07


Regional Music Preferences 08


Regional Music Preferences 06


Regional Music Preferences 15


Regional Music Preferences 13

Rap & Hip-Hop

Regional Music Preferences 05

Rhythm & Blues

Regional Music Preferences 16

Rock & Oldies

Regional Music Preferences 01


Regional Music Preferences 12

(via io9)

17 Apr 15:33

When China drinks less cognac, France gets a headache

by Jason Karaian


The numbers: Like a bad hangover. Sales in Rémy Cointreau’s latest fiscal year, ending in March, fell by 13.5%, missing already-lowered analyst expectations. When the French drinks group publishes its full financial results in June, it expects operating profits to fall by 35-40% versus the previous year, the latest in a series of profit warnings.

The takeaway: Rémy Cointreau, which traces its history back to 1724, has grown incredibly reliant on China in recent years. The Rémy Martin cognac brand accounts for half of the group’s sales, and more than half of Rémy Martin’s sales come from Asia. Pricey bottles of premium cognac were, until recently, a popular gift for courting favor with Chinese officials. An anti-corruption crackdown is now beginning to bite—over the past six months, Rémy Martin’s revenue has fallen by 35%, twice the rate of decline in the previous six months and a far cry from the double-digit growth regularly recorded by it and other cognac makers before the “anti-extravagance” crackdown by Beijing.

What’s interesting: Rémy Cointreau isn’t giving up on China yet. Although selling down excess stock will weigh on its results for some time, CFO Luca Marotta is confident that cognac’s appeal in China is not just as a conspicuously expensive gift for bureaucrats. On average, the company currently sells one bottle for each dollar-millionaire household in mainland China, Marotta says. As the ranks of the rich rise rapidly—particularly in third- and fourth-tier cities (those smaller than metropolises like Beijing or provincial capitals like Chengdu)—huge scope for growth remains. He had better hope he’s right; disagreements over the firm’s faltering China strategy earlier this year reportedly cost the head of Rémy Martin and the group’s CEO their jobs, the latter only three months into his tenure.

17 Apr 15:42

Russian Firefighter Floats on a Platform in the Air With the Help of Six Fire Hoses

by Rollin Bishop

imagine six firehoses
this is a good stopping point, be back later

A Russian firefighter floats on a platform in the air thanks to the power of six fire hoses in this 2013 video.

via Koreus, Daily Picks and Flicks

17 Apr 15:13

Beau Biden says he'll focus on 2016 - USA TODAY


beauy beau biden?

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17 Apr 15:32

Nespresso “open-sources” coffee pod business under government pressure

by Casey Johnston

ha ha, christ

France's antitrust authority has persuaded Nespresso to change its anti-competitive practices in the coffee-pod market and open its espresso machine to third parties, reports the Wall Street Journal. The deal comes after Nespresso's long, losing battle to shut out competitors with patents and customer warnings.

In France, Nespresso controls 78 percent of the coffee pod market, according to the Journal. Two competitors complained to the French Autoritée de la Concurrence two years ago, and Nespresso lost a patent covering its machines last year.

As part of the new agreement, Nespresso will remove language on its pods and machines that suggest only Nespresso products can be used together. Nespresso will also provide support to users of its machines who use third-party pods and will "abstain from negative comments about other capsules."

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17 Apr 14:08

Lucky Penny - 126

by Aido
17 Apr 16:15

Photos of Miniature ‘Star Wars’ Action Figures Embarking in All Sorts of Fun Adventures

by Justin Page

Little Farm

Malaysian photographer Zahir Batin has taken a wonderful series of photos that show miniature Star Wars action figures embarking in all sorts of fun adventures. You can view more photos from Zahir’s collection on deviantART, 500px, and Facebook.


To live by the music




Speed Limit

images via ZahirBatin

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17 Apr 15:59

The Biggest Clothing Swap in the Northwest

by Marjorie Skinner

I'm not gonna vet the claim that the clothing swap coming up on Sunday, April 27 is "the biggest" within a particular geographical area. It's big, you say? Good enough for me. I love a good closet purge; I'm a firm believer that clearing back the rubble to streamline and assess is just as important as adding to your wardrobe. So, all's you gotta do is round up want, need (or fit!)—clean with no holes or weird smells, please, and shoes and other accessories are also welcome. Your bag of discards and five bucks will get you in the door, where you can grab a cocktail while you judiciously peruse the options to trade in for.

Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, 11 am-3 pm, Sunday, April 27

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17 Apr 14:52

Frame-by-frame — Why the kid taking a selfie was kicked in the head by the train engineer [17 pics]

by Joey White

this fucking guy, analyzed

Yesterday, we shared a video of a train engineer putting his boot to Jared Michael’s head when Jared tried to take a selfie as the train passed. There’s been a lot of speculation as to why the engineer did what he did. Sure, the kid even admitted he was stupid to be standing so close to the train, but two wrongs don’t make a right… Did the engineer really need to kick Jared in the head?

Frame-by-frame evidence from the video seems to indicate that the train engineer had a very good reason for kicking Jared. Redditor karolisalive pointed out an object that appears to be protruding from the train right where Michael’s head was…

Passing Train 01

If that’s not enough evidence to convince you that the engineer is a hero, here’s the complete frame-by-frame evidence. If nothing else, Jared’s transition from careless selfie to a ruined day is comical to watch…

Jared’s having a good day…

Passing Train 02

His earbuds are putting down a good beat…

Passing Train 03

The train he’s been waiting for is coming… What could go wrong?

Passing Train 04

What’s that? A train’s right behind him? You’d never know with that cool, calm, collected look…

Passing Train 05

Does Jared hear that horn blaring? Probably not… Those earbuds are cranked up a little too loud…

Passing Train 06

Is that a boot? Jared can’t see it, because Jared is still taking a selfie…

Passing Train 07

Jared still doesn’t realize there’s a boot connecting with his face…

Passing Train 08

Now he’s beginning to grasp the situation, though he still has no idea he’s being saved from the metal object protruding from the train…

Passing Train 09

And there go the earbuds…

Passing Train 10

Yep, he definitely feels the boot now…

Passing Train 11

The engineer’s ability to kick Jared’s head out of the way with a work boot while operating a moving train is actually really impressive…

Passing Train 12

At least Jared got a chance to show off that flow on top of his head…

Passing Train 13

Those are some impressive gymnastics from the engineer…

Passing Train 14

And just as quickly, the train is gone…

Passing Train 15

Passing Train 16

Passing Train 17

It’s even more impressive that the engineer was able to save Jared without completely knocking him out with the boot. That engineer is a hero!

17 Apr 16:02

Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

by Jon Brodkin

pretty strongly considering moving my server from 12.04 to CentOS

From May 2013, a tablet running an early version of Ubuntu Touch.
Andrew Cunningham

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.

LTS editions are released once every two years and receive five years of support from Canonical and thus gain wider adoption in businesses than the less stable server and desktop editions that come out every six months.

Canonical eventually wants to create a single operating system that can be installed across desktops, phones, and tablets, with a different interface presented on each device. That convergence hasn't been completed yet, so with 14.04 (codenamed "Trusty Tahr") there will be separate downloads for the mobile editions. "Full convergence means that the same code for operating systems and applications will be running on all types of devices, from phones to tablets to desktops, and even both smaller and larger devices," Ubuntu Engineering VP Rick Spencer told Ars in an e-mail. "Convergence is still a work in progress, and we will continue to move the code to the desktop as it is ready in each release."

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17 Apr 16:21

Tor Blacklisting Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed

by timothy
msm1267 (2804139) writes "The Tor Project has published a list of 380 exit relays vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability that it will reject. This comes on the heels of news that researcher Collin Mulliner of Northeastern University in Boston found more than 1,000 vulnerable to Heartbleed where he was able to retrieve plaintext user traffic. Mulliner said he used a random list of 5,000 Tor nodes from the website for his research; of the 1,045 vulnerable nodes he discovered, he recovered plaintext traffic that included Tor plaintext announcements, but a significant number of nodes leaked user traffic in the clear."

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17 Apr 16:38

category 5 kaiju [video] [h/t: cineraria]



category 5 kaiju

[video] [h/t: cineraria]

17 Apr 16:43

tangarang: wh


congratulations otter you just got another promotion at the hearing-impaired S&M horse mask factory



17 Apr 16:44

ca-tsuka: Mondo is celabrating LAIKA Animation Studios with...


meanwhile, in Portland (LAIKA is in PDX)


Mondo is celabrating LAIKA Animation Studios with releases of CORALINE & PARANORMAN soundtracks on deluxe limited edition vinyl.


17 Apr 16:56

Lawsuit Accuses X-Men Director Bryan Singer of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Boy



The Wrap has obtained copies of federal court documents which reveal a lawsuit accusing Bryan Singer, director of many of the films in the X-Men franchise, Superman Returns, and others, of sexually abusing a seventeen year old boy.
17 Apr 16:56

This Cosplayer Made Herself Into Pacific Rim’s Gipsy Danger, Will Kill All Kaiju For Her Family

Nona Neon Cosplay, I bow to your greatness. Especially considering you incorporated a vegetable strainer into your Pacific Rim cosplay.
17 Apr 16:45

China's Terracotta Army Will Make an Appearance in Indianapolis

by Robert T. Gonzalez

China's Terracotta Army Will Make an Appearance in Indianapolis

Since 1974, some 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors have been discovered guarding the tomb of the First Emperor of China. Beginning May 10th, more than 100 artifacts from the army will be displayed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the only stateside appearance of the warriors in 2014.


17 Apr 17:01

Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

by timothy


Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "Edward Snowden appeared on a Russian television call-in show to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin about policies of mass surveillance. The exchange has a canned quality which will likely lead to questions regarding the integrity of Snowden's actions, in the query of his host in asylum."

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17 Apr 17:00

Houston bar aims for different crowd with comics, video games

by Kevin Melrose

atari bar beat; too bad it's in a #nevergo

Houston bar aims for different crowd with comics, video games

With a name that gives a nod to a 19th-century physicist and a sign that features an olive within an atom, it’s a safe bet that Houston’s new Neil’s Bahr isn’t your run-of-the-mill drinking establishment. Instead, Eater reports, it’s a bar where patrons can browse the comic book library, read sci-fi novels in the comfy […]
17 Apr 14:21



berd :V

17 Apr 14:21

drugdoer: redpilledbynabokov: whiskey-wolf: $2,500.00 Titanium...


yo Rosalind




$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock

This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.

okay I never thought I’d be one of those bloggers that reblogs pictures of knives but holy shit please bear with me while I reiterate this image onto one more web page just to make extra sure it’s stashed in a cache somewhere forever

knives rule and appeal to every kind of blogger

17 Apr 14:38

doncoyote: tyleroakley: entropiaorganizada: hookteeth: …...


"Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one."





… Y’see, now, y’see, I’m looking at this, thinking, squares fit together better than circles, so, say, if you wanted a box of donuts, a full box, you could probably fit more square donuts in than circle donuts if the circumference of the circle touched the each of the corners of the square donut.

So you might end up with more donuts.

But then I also think… Does the square or round donut have a greater donut volume? Is the number of donuts better than the entire donut mass as a whole?



A round donut with radius R1 occupies the same space as a square donut with side 2R1. If the center circle of a round donut has a radius R2 and the hole of a square donut has a side 2R2, then the area of a round donut is πR12 - πr22. The area of a square donut would be then 4R12 - 4R22. This doesn’t say much, but in general and  throwing numbers, a full box of square donuts has more donut per donut than a full box of round donuts.

The interesting thing is knowing exactly how much more donut per donut we have. Assuming first a small center hole (R2 = R1/4) and replacing in the proper expressions, we have a 27,6% more donut in the square one (Round: 15πR12/16 ≃ 2,94R12, square: 15R12/4 = 3,75R12). Now, assuming a large center hole (R2 = 3R1/4) we have a 27,7% more donut in the square one (Round: 7πR12/16 ≃ 1,37R12, square: 7R12/4 = 1,75R12). This tells us that, approximately, we’ll have a 27% bigger donut if it’s square than if it’s round.

tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.

Thank you donut side of Tumblr.

tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.

17 Apr 06:35

Lucas Brunn, Memento mori, ca. 1611-15



Lucas Brunn, Memento mori, ca. 1611-15

17 Apr 04:00

Maundy, n.


looks like somebody's got a case of the maundys!!!! *hands out charitable gifts, washes feet*

17 Apr 04:38

Mildly Interesting: Traceroutes show Google has installed a local cache server.



17 Apr 15:14

sparklefairydust: askthegrandhighboob: fullofsinfullust: zzazu...


ha ha great









Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!

If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.

Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 

Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:

  • Do not touch it
  • Do not touch it
  • Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
  • Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
  • Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.

I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 

These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.

This shit is bad news


17 Apr 16:05

anarcho-queer: DEA Agent Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In...


DEA Agent Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas (Must Watch)

Don’t believe there’s a racial element to the War on Drugs? As a former U.S. marshal and special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency, Matthew Fog witnessed the astonishing inequity of the War on Drugs firsthand. This is his story.

17 Apr 03:10



via Bunker.jordan
tempted to break this out at the next Pathfinder game

16 Apr 16:59

tastefullyoffensive: [doghousediaries]


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16 Apr 16:05

nateswinehart: kitsiinabox: nateswinehart: Ha ha seriously...


via Lori




Ha ha seriously tho.