17 Feb 13:58

First Lesson

17 Feb 16:13

Ten Meter Tower

by Jason Kottke

For their short film Ten Meter Tower, Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson coaxed dozens of people to jump off of a 10-meter diving platform for the first time.

Our objective in making this film was something of a psychology experiment: We sought to capture people facing a difficult situation, to make a portrait of humans in doubt. We’ve all seen actors playing doubt in fiction films, but we have few true images of the feeling in documentaries. To make them, we decided to put people in a situation powerful enough not to need any classic narrative framework. A high dive seemed like the perfect scenario.

Ten Meter Tower

After the first 10 seconds, I was riveted to the screen for the remaining 16 minutes. It’s not at all obvious who will jump easily and who won’t.

My head says, “Go!” But my heart says, “No!”

People often worry about competition from others, but in the sporting world, the workplace, the home, and school, the struggle against the self — closing the gap between what you want your life to be like and reality, what your head wants and what your heart can provide — is always the most significant and difficult. (via @thisiseamonn)

Tags: Axel Danielson   diving   Maximilien Van Aertryck   sports   video
17 Feb 17:56

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Abstract

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
I think we can model your relationship by picking an arbitrary equation and setting all of its variables to zero.

New comic!
Today's News:
17 Feb 19:50

The Shirk Report – Volume 409

by twistedsifter
if-youre-reading-this-im-sorry-im-late-8

the-friday-shirk-report
 

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Monday
This raccoon ran into a store and the photo of him being removed is perfect
I’ve been harboring this shameful secret for a very long time
#UGH
– Here are two ways not to enter a pool: not like this | definitely not like this
This is the kind of happiness I want in life | This also works
– People are photoshopping Trump to be 2 ft tall and well, here it is: Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C | Exhibit D
Coincidentally, pharmacy without the ‘p’ = Harmacy
Stuck in the middle with you
This awesome dentist put a Where’s Waldo poster on his ceiling
Poor substitute teacher couldn’t get the projector working
She shakes, she bakes, she..
I won!
Gonna start doing this everywhere I travel
Poor Chris
Life comes at you fast
So protect yourself at all times
Daily mantra
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Rio’s Olympic venues, six months on – in pictures
The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster
Can You Be Friends With a Bear?
Valentine’s Day Poems for Married People
How the Flash Crash Trader’s $50 Million Fortune Vanished
“No Stairway! Denied!” The Inside Story of Wayne’s World’s Most Unintentionally Complicated Gag
Why Dragonfly Wings Kill Bacteria
A Computer to Rival the Brain
This Crab Clones Its Allies by Ripping Them in Half
The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SORRY FOR THE LATENESS

 

if youre reading this im sorry im late 21 The Shirk Report – Volume 409

 

17 Feb 19:08

Ctrl+Alt+Del: Shared Interests

by tim@cad-comic.com (Tim Buckley)
17 Feb 22:46

Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp3)H Oxygenation via Electrochemical Oxidation

by Qi-Liang Yang, Yi-Qian Li, Cong Ma, Ping Fang, Xiu-Jie Zhang and Tian-Sheng Mei

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01232
17 Feb 20:43

Have a Lovely (Long) Weekend.

by Joanna Goddard

Yossy Arefi

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is in town, and tonight we’re making tacos. It has been really nice having her here, and it always makes me wish we lived closer.… Read more

The post Have a Lovely (Long) Weekend. appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

18 Feb 05:33

Tensile

by David M Willis
19 Feb 19:08

Dick Jerky?

http://oglaf.com/dickjerky/

18 Feb 01:37

Catalytic Enantioselective Transformations Involving C–H Bond Cleavage by Transition-Metal Complexes

by Christopher G. Newton, Shou-Guo Wang, Caio C. Oliveira and Nicolai Cramer

TOC Graphic

Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00692
17 Feb 17:13

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Abstract

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
I think we can model your relationship by picking an arbitrary equation and setting all of its variables to zero.

New comic!
Today's News:
18 Feb 06:20

Comic for 2017.02.18

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
18 Feb 00:44

N-Spirocyclic Quaternary Ammonium Ionenes for Anion-Exchange Membranes

by Thanh Huong Pham, Joel S. Olsson and Patric Jannasch

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12944
19 Feb 07:04

Leave

by David M Willis
18 Feb 06:07

Comic for February 18, 2017

Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
18 Feb 17:29

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Anti-Theodicy

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
I think you could do an entirely novel exegesis of the Old Testament based around this premise.

New comic!
Today's News:

Hey! Geeks of London! Come see me, March 25th, at Imperial.

18 Feb 06:07

Comic for February 18, 2017

Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
19 Feb 10:41

Comic for 2017.02.19

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
18 Feb 15:04

10 Clever Uses for Zip Ties

by Andy Orin

Putting common office supplies to new and interesting uses is definitely old-school life hacking, and one of the most versatile items you can use are zip ties. Here are ten things you can do with zip ties when you’re feeling like a cubicle MacGyver.

Read more...

19 Feb 16:59

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Citations Needed

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
Another option is to change your name to a recent year.

New comic!
Today's News:
18 Feb 16:06

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Anti-Theodicy

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
I think you could do an entirely novel exegesis of the Old Testament based around this premise.

New comic!
Today's News:

Hey! Geeks of London! Come see me, March 25th, at Imperial.

20 Feb 09:17

Decision Paralysis

Good point--making no decision is itself a decision. So that's a THIRD option I have to research!
19 Feb 13:03

Comic for February 19, 2017

Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
20 Feb 10:02

Comic for 2017.02.20

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
19 Feb 19:47

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Citations Needed

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
Another option is to change your name to a recent year.

New comic!
Today's News: