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23 May 18:00

Don't Be Fooled, I'm Definitely Working

funny work sign Don't Be Fooled, I'm Definitely Working

It looks like I have Netflix open on my phone but it's...research?

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20 May 12:08

Boyfriend charged in TV show shooting

Turkish authorities charge an ex-boyfriend with shooting Mutlu Kaya, a young talent show contestant.
23 May 06:31

Depression makes heart failure worse

People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
22 May 23:55

California Votes To Ban Microbeads

by timothy
New submitter Kristine Lofgren writes: The California Assembly just passed a vote to ban toxic microbeads, the tiny flecks found in toothpastes and exfoliants. Microbeads cause a range of problems, from clogging waterways to getting stuck in gums. The ban would be the strictest of its kind in the nation. As the article notes, the California Senate would need to pass a bill as well, for this ban to take effect, and if that happens, the resulting prohibition will come into place in 2020. From the article: Last year, Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to pass a ban on the usage of microbeads in cosmetics, approving a law that will go into effect in 2018, and earlier this year two congressmen introduced a bipartisan bill to outlaw the use of microbeads nationwide. And for exceptionally good reason; the beads, which serve as exfoliants and colorants are a massive source of water pollution, with scientists estimating that 471 million plastic microbeads are released into San Francisco Bay alone every single day.

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22 May 10:30

Three Important Things You Probably Don't Know About Diabetes

by Dr Alessandro Demaio

When we think of diabetes, we tend to think of rich people with poor lifestyles. A chronic disease linked with obesity, heart disease and worse outcomes for some infectious diseases, diabetes tends to be associated in our minds with wealth, excess and over-consumption.


30 Apr 22:43

Newswire: Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle to become a TV show

by Victor Beigelman

According to the late celebrated author and satirist Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle is tied with Slaughterhouse-Five as Kurt Vonnegut’s best book with a grade of “A-plus.” Given that the latter was treated to its own film version in 1972, its co-winner is long overdue for an adaptation. Better late that never, as they say: IM Global Television has optioned the rights to Cat’s Cradle, and the series will be executive produced by Sandi Love of Elkins Entertainment and Brad Yonover.

Released in 1963, the original work is Vonnegut’s fourth novel. It follows a narrator named John who gets involved in the lives of the adult children of Felix Hoenikker, a fictional co-creator of the atomic bomb. Through the family he learns about ice-nine, a way to freeze water at room temperature that could, in theory, destroy the world. The novel tackles science, technology, and religion with ...

21 May 16:13

MAX CAVALERA Wanted To Burn His Brazil Soccer Shirt After Disastrous World Cup Loss To Germany

The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY bandmates Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums). You can now watch the chat below. Asked what it was like watching the Brazilian soccer team's disastrous 7-1 hammering by Germany in the World Cup semi-final last year, Igor said: "I think Max had [a] tougher [time watching the game] than me. I went to a friend of mine, [who] is Brazilian… I was in Europe at the time. But I went to his house to watch the game, so it was just me and him suffering. And Max, I think, had a tougher time watching that terrible game." Added Max: "I went [to watch the game] with two German bus drivers, which was, like… They're nice guys, but they're German, and they had the German shirts on. After twenty minutes, they were not even commemorating [their team's win] anymore. They were just, like [puts his head down], 'Oh, man. This is bad. We feel bad for you, man.' It was kind of a crazy day. I had a show in England." He continued: "I got really mad after the game. I wanted to burn my [Brazil soccer] shirt. But it didn't burn. That's weird, right?! Maybe it was giving me a sign that, it won't burn. Give them another chance. Russia is coming. This is the revenge. And if I was the Brazilian coach, I would make them watch that game every game before they play in the Russian World Cup [in 2018]. Watch that as a reminder of never ever let that happen again. [Laughs]" CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's third album, "Pandemonium", sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 177 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by John Gray, who previously worked with SOULFLY.
20 May 22:10

These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

The weather isn’t great and the pubs close too early and the food is often better in other cities and yet London is still one of the capitals of the world and is packed with so much history. Photographer Vincent LaForet took these amazing aerial shots of London and seeing the city overhead like this reminds you why that is.


21 May 00:00

Fran Lebowitz

"Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying."
20 May 10:00

Can You Solve This Vietnamese Math Puzzle for 8-Year-Olds?

by Jamie Condliffe

If you thought the Singaporean logic puzzle was though , brace yourself for this math problem that was originally set for eight-year-old students in the Vietnamese town of Bao Loc. It’s apparently even stumped someone with a doctorate in economics with mathematics.


19 May 11:17

What does a front garden say about you?

What does a front garden say about you?
19 May 12:34

Cannes 'bans' women in flat shoes

The Cannes Film Festival comes under fire after reports that women were turned away from a red carpet screening for wearing flat shoes instead of high heels.
19 May 17:45

Nine held over Hatton Garden heist

Detectives hunting the gang behind the Hatton Garden safety deposit raid arrest nine men.
19 May 18:51

Texas overrules local fracking bans


good... democratic..

Similar bills - backed by the oil and gas industry - are being considered in US states including Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
19 May 17:58

A Guide to Chemical Hazard Symbols

by Compound Interest
Back to some chemistry basics for today’s post, with a look at the nine different hazard symbols commonly used to warn of chemical dangers. These symbols are frequently encountered in the lab – and also on some household products – and whilst some are self-explanatory, others can require a little more in the way of explanation, […]
15 May 21:01

Big Dogs: Bigger Hearts

by Brinke

We love ’em no matter HOW big they are! It just means there’s more of ’em to love! (OK, well, maybe the St.Bernie in the first..GASP..can’t..breath..GASP..there goes a rib…gif.)
















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19 May 11:11

146 - Unicornered

Warbeard: So you're here for the UI Designer role? Lots of... Photoshop, I guess?
Applicant: Actually, I imagined it would be more wireframing and InDesign.
| Miloslav: How would you reverse a linked list in C?
Warbeard: What's the linux command to check file permissions?
Applicant: I... Uh...
| Later:
Walt: So he couldn't even answer simple questions?
Miloslav: No.
Walt: Finding a decent UI designer is going to be way harder than I'd thought.
In their defense, he did bring a blank sheet of paper as his resume.
19 May 16:00

Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

by Christopher Jobson


For his ongoing series “Art History in Contemporary Life,” Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes scenes and figures lifted from classical paintings and drops them into modern-day life. Bouguereau’s Song of the Angels appears to take place on an empty subway car while a pair of men from Holbein’s famous The Ambassadors are transported to the table of a seedy bar. Much like Etienne Lavie’s billboard series and Julien de Casabianca’s recent Outings Project, the series creates an interesting and playful new context for artworks usually only encountered in museums and art history books. You can see more over on Facebook. (via Supersonic)






18 May 16:59

Parrot-Fronted Death Metal Band HATEBEAK Is Back With 'Number Of The Beak' Album


rly? waiting for the live album

The world's most infamous death-metal/grindcore band fronted by a parrot is back! Reptilian Records has announced that the label's 100th release will be none other than HATEBEAK's "Number Of The Beak", due on June 26. This monolithic release, which is beautifully mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED) Will be issued on CD, cassette, as well as limited vinyl runs (including 300 on a special "Bird Shit" black/white/clear color mix). Featuring a sure-to-be controversial cover by artist Stephen Kasner, one side of the vinyl collects all of HATEBEAK's long out-of-print EPs from 2004-2007 while the other side features six never-released songs, the first new avian-metal to surface in eight years! Check out audio samples at HATEBEAK formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003. During their initial existence, they were a studio project shrouded in mystery. In recent years it has become public knowledge that HATEBEAK was the brainchild of Blake Harrison (who is now in PIG DESTROYER) with Mark Sloan (THE INDEX) and Waldo, a 21-year-old African grey parrot. Within months, the first HATEBEAK recording, "Beak Of Putrefaction", surfaced on Reptilian Records. The public reception quickly went from metal underground oddity to national news as programs like "The Howard Stern Show" and outlets like The A.V. Club covered the band. The band's logo was a parody of the HATEBREED logo, and the single cover was a blatant rip-off of JUDAS PRIEST's "Screaming for Vengeance", which quickly earned a cease-and-desist order and was reissued with Waldo obscuring most of the original picture. Refusing to perform publicly for fear of traumatizing Waldo, the human members went on to other projects while Waldo went on to do album reviews for Decibel magazine, so HATEBEAK went underground until the time was right. Now, as The A.V. Club summed it up, "Parrots have long been relegated to menial communication: echoing sentiments about popcorn and crackers or, at best, doing adorable covers of other people’s terrible music. But now it is the parrot’s time to shine!" hatebeakbnumbercd
18 May 22:04

Turkey TV contestant shot in head

A 19-year-old Turkish woman taking part in a talent show on national TV is shot in the head while at home in south-east Turkey, media say.
18 May 21:30


18 May 12:50

Mesquite, are you EVEN TRYING???image | twitter | facebook

Mesquite, are you EVEN TRYING???

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18 May 11:30

So Do I Wait After Knocking Or...

school funny sign So Do I Wait After Knocking Or...

I can't decide. 

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Tagged: sign , school , funny , image
15 May 12:30

Depp's dogs flown out of Australia

Two of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's dogs are flown from Australia after being threatened with being put down for violating quarantine rules.
17 May 16:00

The Wax is Like an Apertif!

17 May 11:32

Настане вечер, бардове запеят - BLIND GUARDIAN за четвърти път в България на 16 май

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   Топла майска нощ, концерт на вездесъщите пауър метъл великани BLIND GUARDIAN в зала "Универсиада" в София, организатор - "BGTSC", ...
15 May 15:35

The First Building That Can Heal Its Own Cracks With Biological Cement

by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

Three years ago, we learned that a Dutch team had developed a biological concrete that could repair its own cracks . They said it might be two or three years before it found its way into the larger world—and now, we’re getting a look at its real-world applications.


12 May 19:00

Very Demotivational: FIREFOX


FIREFOX now with java and cookies

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Tagged: cookies , firefox , hilarious , java
14 May 14:36

Galaxies die by slow 'strangulation'

A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.
14 May 12:30

Rachel Andrew on the Business of Web Dev: On Being King of a Shrinking Castle

by Rachel Andrew
If I am not for myself, who is for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

Those of us who have been self-employed for a number of years sometimes joke that we are now unemployable. We’re used to being king of our own castle. We make our own rules. After having that autonomy, returning to a workplace and the need to comply with company process would be hard.

Not everyone gets on with self-employment. It requires discipline, consistency, and the ability to self-manage. You have to do this for yourself; it all stops with you. As someone who has always sweated the small stuff, it suits me. I’m a planner, an organizer, I work hard and get stuff done. I like being king of my own castle, because I can get more stuff done without anyone else knocking my carefully laid plans off course. Much of this is baked into who I am, but I’ve taken a step back recently and realized that often I cross from staying organized and being reliable into making unreasonable demands—mostly of myself, but sometimes of other people. Anyone close to me has at one time or another had the misfortune of getting in the way of a Rachel-shaped steamroller fixated on Getting Stuff Done.

I have found myself becoming so accustomed to being in charge that I start to micromanage every aspect of my life. I’ve heard the same sentiment voiced by other self-employed friends. In a workplace, even the most introverted of us is forced to work with and around the needs of others. Working alone, we can often avoid that, and that inflexibility then creeps into the way we see the rest of our lives.

While being organized and reliable as a business owner is important, there has to be balance. The more we obsess about our plans playing out as we had imagined, the less we leave ourselves open to new things and to new people. When I travel (which is often), I plan my time as usual and don’t make any concessions to the struggle to find wifi and work in hotel rooms. To keep to my plan, I need to get back to my hotel after the conference day ends to make sure I can tick items off my to do list, get the planned things done. When a friend asks me to dinner, I can feel the panic of uncompleted tasks looming. I often decline, or I go but then spend the whole evening worrying about what will not get done.

By sticking to the plan I might have a clear to do list, but I lose the chance to spend time with my friends and peers making new connections and strengthening old ones. I’m king of a castle whose walls protect my plans and my world, but that world is shrinking.

There will always be times when, as a business owner, you will have to work incredibly and unreasonably hard in the short term. Being reliable is important, getting things done matters. However, the aim of self-employment for most of us was to free ourselves from the demands of a 9 to 5. We squander that freedom when we start to surround ourselves with rules and demands upon our own time. Worse, we squander the chances we have to make real and lasting connections with those around us.

I heard the quote at the top of this column from Yitzchok Willroth—the keynote speaker at a conference I am also speaking at. The quote speaks of the balance I want to regain. There are times when I and my business need me to look out for myself, to put my things first. However, the happiness that lies in being there for others matters too much to put off until later. This year, when I have turned forty, is as good a time as any to ask: if not now, when?