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19 Apr 18:17

Unquote

by Greg Ross

“Personalize your sympathies; depersonalize your antipathies.” — W.R. Inge

13 May 00:41

Neat Art Piece Hides Two Different Wire Sculptures Depending on Your Perspective

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Cheryl Eddy to io9
Neat Art Piece Hides Two Different Wire Sculptures Depending on Your Perspective

Here’s a fun art piece made by artist Matthieu Robert-Ortis: in one perspective, it looks like two giraffes standing opposite each other while in another, it looks like a single elephant staring straight at you. The piece plays on your perspective and hides two wire sculptures in one, what you see depends on which angle you’re looking at it.

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30 Apr 17:44

Red dragon hatchling

by Toni Johnson

red dragon hatchling

Since the alphabet thing turned out to be a good source of inspiration, I thought maybe I would do the same going through colors.

13 May 00:00

Black Hole

It also brings all the boys, and everything else, to the yard.
13 Apr 04:00

113

by admin

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The post 113 appeared first on Tiny Dick Adventures.

30 Mar 04:00

111

by admin

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The post 111 appeared first on Tiny Dick Adventures.

07 May 03:56

Basics of Religion 101

26 Apr 17:04

whowasntthere: tohdaryl: daryltohblogs: thranduilland: lucid-luck: I want one of those scenes...

whowasntthere:

tohdaryl:

daryltohblogs:

thranduilland:

lucid-luck:

I want one of those scenes in a dude bro film where “tomboy” chick has to wear a dress to go undercover or whatever, but instead of the guys drooling as she walks down the stairs, they’re like “k. U need to stop. Go put the cargo pants back on. You look super uncomfortable and awkward in that. Brutus, you go be the fake prostitute.”

I’m just imagining this super ripped guy called Brutus being like ‘YESSS!!! I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE THE FAKE PROSTITUTE!! Now is my time to shine!!’

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so I got inspired… and had to make a comic….

*wipes away a single tear* Yes.

28 Apr 07:00

Reader Question 52

by KoryBing

Madam U’s snakes aren’t individual animals but more like the tentacles of an octopus. When she’s not giving conscious attention to the snakes they do their own thing, exploring and feeding information back to her. But when she wants to she has full control over them.

26 Apr 02:57

Six cases of measles confirmed in Tennessee outbreak. Measles was eradicated in the U.S. in 2000.

by Xeni Jardin

Measles virus. U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Public Health officials in Shelby County, Tennessee today confirmed six cases of measles in the county, up from two last Friday. Victims of the measles outbreak are "widely diverse" in terms of age, gender and where they live, authorities said.

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26 Apr 13:09

Site fetches the real URL for any shortened URL

by Rob Beschizza
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Get Link Info protects you from being rickrolled, linked to malware or otherwise misled with a link: punch in a short URL from any of the big URL shortening services, see the real one before you go there. There's a browser plugin for Firefox and IE; for Chrome users, Redditor NickPapa suggests Nope, which doesn't quite do that, but does warn about links that redirect. [via]
26 Apr 13:35

URL lengthening service also makes URLs "shady"

by Rob Beschizza

Photo: Julian Burgess, CC.

Unlike URL shorteners, Shady URL takes any URL you give it and generates a sinister long one instead: "Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening."

For example, boingboing.net becomes http://www.5z8.info/pirate-anything_p5r2pa_getPersonalData-start and twitter.net becomes http://www.5z8.info/inject_worm_d4o6ox_oneweirdoldtiptolosebellyfat

The creation of Mike Lacher, it was revamped by snipe.

19 Apr 20:47

Questing

by Toni Johnson

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a little dragon dude, going on a quest.

20 Apr 00:00

Laws of Physics

The laws of physics are fun to try to understand, but as an organism with incredibly delicate eyes who evolved in a world full of sharp objects, I have an awful lot of trust in biology's calibration of my flinch reflex.
19 Apr 00:00

Breakfast Sleeves (mini-mini-comic)

17 Apr 23:34

Cultural misunderstanding

by Coelasquid

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Man, my computer crashed on me when I was almost done with this one and I found I hadn’t saved since like the first 15 minutes of working on it so boo, had to keep this simple to get it out with this ridiculous weekend.

Anyway, yeah, I just like Ganondorf’s “BEHOLD! THE POWER OF A GERUDO WARRIOR” taunt in Hyrule Warriors, because when you think about it, he’s not saying “Behold the power of me, Ganondorf” (he has another taunt like that anyway). It’s some home town pride, he’s basically saying “Hahahaha I fight like a girl and I’m gonna fuck you up!” And that’s delightful.

10 Apr 18:49

Illuminated I Iguana

by Toni Johnson

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07 Apr 22:56

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31 Mar 17:23

unseenphil: seananmcguire: unseenphil: See, I’d watch a...

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I would watch the sh*t out of this show.



unseenphil:

seananmcguire:

unseenphil:

See, I’d watch a JDrama featuring hordes of nameless cowboy antagonists.  Like not even joking, they could have a lieutenant who wears spurs all the time inappropriately and do kickboxing to show he’s more dangerous and better trained than the others.

It could be set in Kobe and the cowboys could be rustlers trying to steal fancy beef cattle for their American megafarm cattle baron employer loosely based on a telephone game version of Cliven Bundy only he’s running Monsanto.

…sweetie, how has no one weaponized you yet?

Well, for one I’m not sure -how- I could be weaponized. Unless someone made a weapon that could convert weird little fiction pieces and quirky story ideas into energy.

You could called it a sort of Narrative Device, if you will. 

THANK YOU FOR THE CHALLENGE WHEN THE NICE MEN WITH THE VAN GET THERE DO NOT FIGHT SHHH SHHH IT WILL ALL BE OKAY

24 Aug 17:11

Fire Emblem: The Original Saga

by Brad
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06 Apr 16:27

A to Z Challenge: echidna

by Toni Johnson

echidna

04 Apr 02:03

A to Z Challenge: cowardly creature

by Toni Johnson

cowardly creature

10 Mar 22:09

This Ball of Magic Instantly Extinguishes Any Fire

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Adam Clark Estes to io9
This Ball of Magic Instantly Extinguishes Any Fire

The Elide fire ball must be filled with magic potion because it can get thrown into any fire and put it out immediately. Watch this demo video of it as it gets tossed around and turns flame into smoke. Sorcery!

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13 Mar 19:30

Keep Track of Every Mission Throughout The Solar System With This Handy Map

by Andrew Liptak on Gizmodo, shared by Andrew Liptak to io9

There’s been dozens of probes that have gone out exploring the solar system since 1959's Luna 2 probe. PopChartLab has gone and noted down each one since in this beautiful poster of the Solar System.

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11 Mar 22:12

How to upgrade your entire life.

by Jessica Hagy

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The post How to upgrade your entire life. appeared first on Indexed.

16 Mar 06:24

The German Tank Problem

by Greg Ross
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STATISTIIICS

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During World War II, as they mulled whether to attempt an invasion of the continent, the Allies needed to estimate the number of tanks Germany was producing. They asked their intelligence services to guess the number by spying on German factories and counting tanks on the battlefield, but these efforts produced contradictory estimates. Finally they resorted to statistical analysis.

They did this by studying the serial numbers on captured and destroyed German tanks. Suppose German tanks are numbered sequentially 1, 2, 3, …, B, where B is the total number of tanks that we seek to know. And suppose that we have five captured tanks whose serial numbers are 21, 35, 42, 60, and 89. It turns out that

\displaystyle B = \frac{(N+1)M}{N} - 1,

where N is the sample size (here, 5) and M is the highest sampled number (here, 89). In this example, the formula tells us that B = 105.8, so we’d estimate that 106 tanks had been produced at that time.

In the event, Allied statisticians reportedly estimated that the Germans had produced 246 tanks per month between June 1940 and September 1942. Intelligence estimates had put the total at about 1,400. When the Allies captured German production records after the war, they found that they had produced 245 tanks per month during those three years, almost precisely what the statisticians had predicted, and less than 20 percent of the intelligence estimate.

(Thanks, Ryan.)

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07 Mar 12:41

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11 Mar 23:46

Stumble

by Toni Johnson

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It’s okay to stumble. Unless there are zombies. That’s a good way to get eaten.

I made this to put up on my Redbubble store. You can check the design out here.

27 Feb 15:46

Dune recreated with gummi

by Cory Doctorow

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"Crafted from a 2-foot-long gummy worm, Haribo gummy bears, black licorice string, yellow sprinkles, and rock candy crystals! A scene from the great science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Here we see the giant gummy worm on the desert planet of Arrakis. Ridden by the powerful gummy bear Paul Atreides as he seeks to control the prescious "spice" melange, which gives those who ingest it extended life and some prescient awareness. Muad'Dib!" (more…)

29 Feb 18:27

At around 500 rubber bands, the external pressure forces the watermelon to explode

by Mark Frauenfelder

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This is from Mental Floss' gallery of 15 cool science GIFs. I love this one:

When you notice that the air bubbles “fall down,” you’ll realize these divers are actually walking upside down on the underside of the ice on a frozen lake. This becomes possible when they inflate their gear with air, which increases their buoyancy and makes them go up. A little fine tuning, and they can simulate gravity upside down. They can do that as long as they have air in their bottles, because the water pressure around them is supporting their entire bodies from all sides.

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