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19 Apr 05:21

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and i’d choose you.

16 Apr 02:23

At Google, Talking To Coworkers Can Get You Fired

At Google, Talking To Coworkers Can Get You Fired:

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Here’s the story, according to Wilson: outside of regular Googlers and the occasional contractors, there are a number of workers, who are hired to digitze books for Google’s massive Books effort to scan and put online every book. These workers are identified by yellow badges, start at 4am, have their own building and have none of the privileges of regular Googlers (the awesome cafeteria, the shuttles, etc) or even contractors like Wilson. Apparently, these workers even have an instruction on the back of their badges to talk to a manager if anyone tries to talk to them.

Anyway Wilson, who is “interested in issues of class, race, and labor”, noticing these peculiar employees filing out of the building at the same time every day (and noticing that they’re apparently all of color…), asks (and gets) an ok from his manager to film them and go talk to them out of general curiosity.

Since these workers are not allowed to talk to other people, cue a general freakout by Google and by the company employing Wilson (who fear that Google will cut them off if their employees go around doing stuff like that). Long story short, despite apologizing profusely and promising not to do it again, Wilson gets fired.

The guy made a short film about it here

http://www.andrewnormanwilson.com/WorkersGoogleplex.html

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cant wait for eric schmidt and justine tunney to save america

Whoa.

19 Apr 15:00

Fan-made Morrowind restoration will feature two hours of original music

by Owen S. Good

Skywind, the fan-made project rendering the world of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind with the engine from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, has renamed itself the The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project, and released this second development video detailing the progress made so far.

The video discusses how crafting (and the tailoring customization option) will be introduced into Skywind, as Morrowind (released in 2002) did not feature crafting. The development team also is seeking volunteers to help rewrite dialogue, and is looking for voice actors with suitable talent and equipment to record lines to make characters less robotic. Volunteer composers have also created more than two hours of original music to form Skywind's soundtrack.

To see the team's first developer diary, released in January, see here. Other, shorter videos have covered the rendering of the Ashlands and the preview of a quest.

For more information on Skywind's progress, or how to volunteer, see the official site for the The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project.

18 Apr 17:10

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry

by Christopher Jobson

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry landscapes geysers Chile

Located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, El Tatio is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world. The field has over 80 active geysers and attracts tens of thousands of tourists each year who flock to see the incredible mineral formations and to bathe in hot geyser water. British Columbia-based interactive web designer and visual artist Owen Perry recently visited El Tatio and returned with these spectacular shots. Perry has a beautiful collection of travel and landscape photography you can explore over on Circa 1983. (via Colossal Submissions)

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

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…

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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…

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His earbuds are putting down a good beat…

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

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

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

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

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

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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…

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And there go the earbuds…

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Yep, he definitely feels the boot now…

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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…

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

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Those are some impressive gymnastics from the engineer…

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And just as quickly, the train is gone…

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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 17:45

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16 Apr 18:05

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

by Soulskill
SpankiMonki sends this news from The Guardian: "Children are arriving at nursery school able to 'swipe a screen' but lack the manipulative skills to play with building blocks, teachers have warned. They fear that children are being given tablets to use 'as a replacement for contact time with the parent' and say such habits are hindering progress at school. Addressing the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Manchester on Tuesday, Colin Kinney said excessive use of technology damages concentration and causes behavioural problems such as irritability and a lack of control."

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16 Apr 11:08

Mentirinhas #619

by Fábio Coala

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17 Apr 21:06

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17 Apr 17:17

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Go home bus you’re drunk

17 Apr 00:33

A tumblog of Greatness: Time is a Flat Circus

by Xeni Jardin
16 Apr 21:52

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A lot of people are confused about how squash-and-stretch works in animation. It’s very simple! They are just exaggerated frames in-between the “alpha frames” that makes very subtle enhancements to the animation, thus creating the beautiful flowing movement in the animated gif we see above. This technique was perfected by Glenjamin Keen Disney

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16 Apr 20:46

A Fascinating 1978 Information Brochure for ARPANET, The Network That Evolved Into Internet

by Rollin Bishop

ARPANET Brochure

A 1978 information brochure for ARPANET, the packet switching network created in 1969 that evolved into the Internet, provides a description of the project as well as policies and procedures governing its use. The brochure, which is hosted on the Defense Technical Information Center’s website, includes a number of fascinating diagrams and maps.

ARPANET Brochure

ARPANET Brochure

images via Paul Mison

via Matt Biddulph, Paul Mison, Buzz Andersen, Coudal Partners

16 Apr 19:01

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Selfies Right Next to a Moving Train

BOOT TO HEAD! LMAO!

17 Apr 03:50

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16 Apr 20:37

[mrlovenstein] (hidden panel)

16 Apr 04:16

[deathbulge]

17 Apr 07:01

Finishing

by Doug
16 Apr 13:00

Laser Pong

Laser Pong

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Tagged: Cats , gifs , pong , lasers
17 Apr 13:51

This Amazing Technicolor Castle has been Abandoned for more than 20 Years

by MessyNessy

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Here on this corner of the internet, we see a lot of abandoned places. For some of them, we can even understand how circumstances might have led their abandonment. This however, is a head-in-hands kind of moment.

The Castello di Sammezzano is a show-stopper, a jaw-dropper. Hidden away in the Tuscan hills of Northern Italy, this electrifyingly beautiful Moorish castle was built a whopping 400+ years ago in 1605, but for more than two decades, it’s been sitting empty, neglected, vulnerable to vandalism and to the elements.

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(c) Massimo Listri

There are 365 rooms in the Castello di Sammazzano, one for every day of the year. The Moroccan-style palatial villa is a labyrinthe of exquisitely tiled rooms, each one intricately unique. Originally built by a Spanish noble, Ximenes of Aragon in the 17th century, it wasn’t until the 19th century that the castle would find its arabian identity and be transformed into the etherial palace it resembles today.

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(c) Dan Raven

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(c) Martino Zegwaard

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(c) Darmé

This is all owed to its inheritor, Marquis Ferdinando Panciatichi Ximenes, a largely forgotten but key cultural, social and political figure in Florence when the city was the capital of Italy. Ferdinando, who lived and died at the property, spent 40 years planning, financing and realizing this exotic castle that would become the most important example of orientalist architecture in Italy– only to be left to ruin at the hands of modern-day investors.

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After the Marquis’ death at the end of the 19th century, there was a period of uncertainty for the property and historical records appear to be rather patchy. During the war, the Germans came looting, stealing mainly from the castle’s surrounding park that had once been considered the largest and most exotic in Tuscany. They took many important statues and fountains of Moorish style, as well as an entire bridge and a grotto featuring a statue of Venus. When the war ended, the castle became a luxury hotel, restaurant and bar.

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Unfortunately there appears to be no photographs of the villa during this period, I couldn’t even get the name of the hotel, which reportedly closed its doors in 1990. For a decade, it stood without a master of the house until 1999, when a British company ceremoniously bought the Castello di Sammezzano at auction. But still, the castello would remain unoccupied; it’s vaulted rooms and archways empty and unappreciated.

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The plan for Sammezzano called for an 18-hole championship golf course and a large sports facility and clubhouse. But construction hadn’t yet begun when the investment company ran into “economic issues” and the castle was forgotten, left to fall into an extreme state of disrepair. The exterior damage by vandals and the weather is fairly evident. On the inside, many windows were broken, railings cut, chandeliers and rosettes stolen.

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It wasn’t until 2013 that a local non-profit committee was founded to help raise awareness of the increasingly decaying castle. They have no ownership of Sammezzano but they help to arrange and promote public openings. And while the Comitato FPXA (after the initials of Ferdinando Panciatichi Ximenes of Aragon) has been doing their part, the property has been quietly sold to the global developer, Palmerston Hotel & Resorts.

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On their website, the developer’s to-do list includes several worldwide projects, including the Castello Sammezzano, which they intend to develop into a “luxurious sporting resort, incorporating a boutique hotel, apartments, spa and country club with golf, tennis and various sporting amenities”. They have obtained all necessary planning approvals and claim redevelopment is scheduled to commence in 2014.

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Another luxury hotel development might not be the fairytale ending we were necessarily waiting for, but here’s hoping this arabian castle will finally be restored to its former glory– and maybe they’ll let us come round for a mint tea under those otherworldly ceilings.

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Stay tuned for updates on the Comitato FPXA facebook page

Images by urban exploration photographers Dan Raven / Darmé / Martino Zegwaard

The post This Amazing Technicolor Castle has been Abandoned for more than 20 Years appeared first on Messy Nessy Chic.

16 Apr 13:09

Grow Up

09 Apr 04:39

A Bethesda revelou hoje um novo trailer com gameplay do jogo "Wolfenstein: The New Order". O vídeo começa com imagens do Brasil de 1950 e cenas de uma partida de futebol, mas o cenário e a época são, provavelmente, só pra contextualizar o game: ele se passa em um mundo...

A Bethesda revelou hoje um novo trailer com gameplay do jogo "Wolfenstein: The New Order". O vídeo começa com imagens do Brasil de 1950 e cenas de uma partida de futebol, mas o cenário e a época são, provavelmente, só pra contextualizar o game: ele se passa em um mundo...
29 Mar 16:00

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01 Apr 17:15

This Game of Thrones Parody Album Is So Beautiful It Would Make a Dragon Cry [VIDEO]

by Rebecca Pahle

Remember that time HBO put out an official Game of Thrones rap album, only it wasn’t as good as it could have been because there weren’t enough nerdy book references?

Duo The Sons of Mim put out a parody album that puts HBO’s efforts to shame. Coincidentally, it’s called Shame of Tones, and I swear to you, it is not an April Fools’ joke. “Total Eclipse Of House Stark” is actually a song you can listen to in real life. Above is the music video for the Tyrion-themed “Lannista’s Paradise,” which, fair warning, does feature some offensive language. Behind the cut I’ve included the track list for the entire album, which can be downloaded on The Sons of Mims’ Tumblr.

Red Wedding
Lannista’s Paradise
Arya Gonna Make Them Pay
Even Flowdor
Another Dick on the Wall
Dr****s in Essos
Total Eclipse of House Stark

It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite. The Dany-themed “Dr****s in Essos,” a parody of “N****s in Paris,” is splendid, but the lyrics of Pearl Jam parody “Even Flowdor” are inspired. And “Red Wedding.” “Red Wedding.”

Again: Not an April Fools’ joke. You will not download these songs and find that they are all “Never Gonna Give You Up,” I swear to R’hllor. Listen to them now.

(via Geekosystem)

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19 Nov 02:22

Snow Day

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Одна из моих любимых фотографий.
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07 Apr 16:10

Вход

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Камчатка. Окно лавовой трубы где можно было наблюдать за лавовой рекой. На дальнем плане вулкан Удина.
11 Apr 11:09

Кусочек сна

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16 Apr 13:48

The Science Of Hangry

There's a growing body of scientific evidence that being hangry is a completely real thing — and that low blood sugar leads to bad behavior.