Hovertext: Now, Subma-Plane, that's a different story...
My parents owned a car-boat (duck) in the seventies. They have wacky stories about fleeing from cops down the la river in it.
Drastically in favor of this
Finland has progressive fines for driving offenses, so the more you earn, the more you pay. Read the rest
Gonna wear this to all family events until my parents chill out about babies
The Cool Baby is a beverage bottle hidden inside a baby doll worn in a chest carrier. Read the rest
Pretty much all the port pictures are from my hometown. 💖cranes and containers and ships💖
For each of the last two years, we’ve released sets of “Download and Print” cards for Valentine’s day. The 2013 set had six equation-heavy cards, and the 2014 set was a set of six symbol-heavy cards. This year, we’re releasing six new cards, bringing the collection up to a total of 18 cards. This year’s new cards feature love, hearts, and arrows (but no bows or cupids):
For when your love is complex, but not whatsoever imaginary.
For that moment when you want to express that not only is the first derivative of your love positive, but so is the second.
(Just in case there was a danger of none of these being sufficiently cheesy.)
Not sure how we missed this one in last year’s set of symbols. Alternate caption: “You light up my life.”
And what better way to say “I love you,” than with the gift of a math problem?
You can download the full set here, which includes all 18 designs from the three years (a 765 kB .PDF document).
As usual, print them out on (or otherwise affix to) card stock, and [some steps omitted] enjoy the resulting lifelong romance.
I love these apartment buildings with a pure, abiding love
First week of classes. This box sounds amazing
Here's a video of people wearing the Oculus Rift VR goggles and watching 3D VR porn. Language is NSFW.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, one of the least useful and most corrupt law enforcement agencies in the United States, has been eavesdropping on "essentially all international phone calls made by Americans to a select list of countries." Read the rest
I worry about gendering my cats all the time. Especially Bones, the most femme of my cats.
I have actually gone down this gender-brain-hole thing a few times about to what degree I’m projecting gender onto my animals and whether that matters, and it usually turns into a ‘the gender stereotypes are coming from inside the house’ thing, which, yeah, is a little project-y.
I do find it interesting that if you interact with an animal and get its… presumed gender wrong from how the owner is gendering it, the first thing they do is correct you. I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just sort of maybe indicative of what kind of importance we put on gender as a primary identity thing? Like, the animal doesn’t care. But we do. Because we’re weird.
My neighbour does take the position that their greyhound doesn’t care and you can pretty much call it what you want, which seems fairly progressive to me.
I broke the site this week trying to make some technical improvements but now I’ve unbroken it.
After four hours of dealing with United customer service, Brother Noah got so fed up trying to figure out why the airline had stranded Brother John Baptist in Malawi that he "manifested anger." Read the rest
Jordan Hoffman of Playboy has ranked all 695 episodes of every Star Trek series, with comments on each episode. It's a monumental effort that could be a book.
Legendary maker Becky Sterns is in top form as she waltzes around the Adafruit offices singing about her favorite things in this holiday video. Read the rest
Photo: North Carolina State University
Students who think they're being taught by women give lower evaluation scores for those teachers than students who think they are being taught by men -- no matter who was actually teaching them. Read the rest
Or maybe they’re just PLAYING dumb. …Probably not.