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22 Jun 20:27

holybazookas: Just another day in the hood



holybazookas:

Just another day in the hood

07 Jun 23:11

Solar Motion Light 2-pack

by TripleTAP
Use the power of the sun to light dark areas and add extra security with the Sunforce solar motion security light. This light automatically turns on when motion is detected, making it the perfect solar security solution.

Features:
Provide security in dark areas with a solar powered 80 LED bright light
Ideal for your garage, pathway, shed, remote cottage and more
Weather resistant solar panel and light can be mounted almost anywhere
Lumen output: 900
Detection distance: 9.14 m (30 ft.)
Detection angle: 180 degrees
No main power and wiring required
Automatically turns on when motion is detected
2-unit value pack

Specifications:
Dimensions (L x W x H): 13.34 cm x 14.22 cm x 25.40 cm (5.25 in. x 5.6 in. x 10 in.)
Weight: 0.7 kg (1.55 lb.)




Price Reduction from 05/25/15 to 06/07/15.
Online Price$97.99
Less-$24.00
Your Price$73.99
05 Jun 02:00

A Swim Cap for Beards

by John Farrier

(Photo: Mikael Buck)

Some people wear swim caps to protect their hair from the ravages of water, to keep hair out of pool filters, or reduce water drag while racing. The first of these is, of course, a concern for men with high-grade beards. They don’t want their perfectly designed facial arrangements to be harmed.

So it was inevitable that Virgin Trains, a British railroad company, would invent a device to protect the beards of swimmers. The beard cap is a Lycra swim cap that includes a wrap for beards and mustaches. PSFK reports that it’s a necessity for bearded athletic swimmers:

Virgin Trains, the official train partner to the Great North Swim, commissioned research after reading debates on swimming forums about beards causing drag. The findings revealed that 12 percent of men connect their beard to slower swim times and nearly a quarter feel their beards hinder their sports performance. Sporting men reported the reasons for this, with 11 percent saying their beard is irritating, 32 percent claiming it is a source of discomfort, and 42 percent saying they find it distracting.

-via Hopes & Fears

03 Jun 14:29

Toronto to Holguin – Departure: Fri. June 05 - 12th bargain at $9 + $336 tax

by dickybird
Deals from Toronto with Nolitours

Holguin, Cuba
Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca
Room type Meal plan Nights Departure Return
Room All Inclusive 7 Jun. 05, 2015
4:20 PM – 8:20 PM Jun. 12, 2015
9:20 PM – 1:10 AM Was $719 now $9 + $336 tx.

Or
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Upgrade From Room To Superior Gardenview All Inclusive 7 Jun. 08, 2015
9:00 AM – 1:05 PM Jun. 15, 2015
2:05 PM – 6:15 PM $79 + $436 tx

And
Varadero, Cuba
Bellevue Puntarena Playa Caleta Resort
Room type Meal plan Nights Departure Return
Room Puntarena All Inclusive 7 Jun. 05, 2015
4:15 PM – 7:55 PM Jun. 12, 2015
8:55 PM – 12:25 AM Was $719 now $19 + $336 tx. & fee
01 Jun 12:55

A Self-Folding Origami Robot That Can Walk, Climb, Dig, Carry, Swim and Dissolve into Nothing

by Christopher Jobson

foldey

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Scientists at MIT have pulled up a very tiny curtain on their newest invention: a 1.7cm square robot capable of assembling itself like a piece of origami. The Untethered Miniature Origami Robot is powered by a small neodymium magnet and four electromagnetic coils underneath the robot’s surface that create magnet fields necessary for it to operate. The small robot can walk on different surfaces, climb, carry objects twice its own weight, swim in shallow water, burrow, and it even completely dissolves in an acetone solution leaving behind just the magnet.

So what can we do with super tiny self-folding robots? Researchers hope to develop even smaller autonomous robots with additional sensors that can dissolve in water. Such tiny devices could have a variety of medical uses when introduced inside of a human body, maybe zapping cancer cells or cleaning clogged arteries. You can read more about it over at IEEE and in this research paper. (via Laughing Squid)

02 Jun 01:11

telesilla:awesome-picz: Cats That Need Your Attention The Exact...





















telesilla:

awesome-picz:

Cats That Need Your Attention The Exact Moment You Start Reading  

Cats Against Literacy

01 Jun 21:00

malformalady: Dracula Raven Orchid ‘Edgar’ (cross between...



malformalady:

Dracula Raven Orchid ‘Edgar’ (cross between ‘Dracula roezlii’ and ‘Dracula vampira), from the cloud forest of western Ecuador and Colombia, at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters.

Photo credit: Eric Hunt

03 Jun 02:43

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20 May 05:12

really-shit: TimeoutTy Foster explores the emotional and...

by really-shit
torp8719

Cuuute! Annoying captions, though :p











really-shit:

Timeout

Ty Foster explores the emotional and physical flaws of having a plastic “prison” (elizabethan collar) installed on your animal in this series.. Although these cones are meant to reduce scratching, they can be the cause of much discomfort.

13 May 22:30

Is Big Data Leaving Hadoop Behind?

by samzenpus
knightsirius writes: Big Data was seen as one the next big drivers of computing economy, and Hadoop was seen as a key component of the plans. However, Hadoop has had a less than stellar six months, beginning with the lackluster Hortonworks IPO last December and the security concerns raised by some analysts.. Another survey records only a quarter of big data decision makers actively considering Hadoop. With rival Apache Spark on the rise, is Hadoop being bypassed in big data solutions?

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Read more of this story at Slashdot.

14 May 15:37

Fox News station is "sexually sick" for blurring nipples of Picasso: NY Mag art critic

by Mark Frauenfelder

fox-newsIn a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $179 million this week. New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz called Fox5NY "sexually sick."

15 May 00:36

themarysue: remeanie:The Unflappable Captain Kirk Kirk...



















themarysue:

remeanie:

The Unflappable Captain Kirk

Kirk redefines “unflappable.”

13 May 04:00

New book: Thing Explainer

New book: Thing Explainer!


10 May 09:00

Hyperrealistic Animal Lollipops

by John Farrier

(Photos: Ameshin)

Spoon & Tamago tells us that amezaiku--the Japanese art of lollipop making--has thrived since the Eighth Century. Shrinri Tezuka is a master of the craft. He owns Ameshin, a studio and workshop in Tokyo. There, he produces wondrously realistic and completely edible lollipops that look like animals. He combines sugar, starch, and food coloring into the forms of fish, frogs, and snakes.

12 Mar 09:07

Home-office tax writeoffs can generate big savings

by CBC News
torp8719

Thanks baby

home-office-taxes

A taxpayer's ability to deduct expenses for a personal workspace depends on whether the Canada Revenue Agency considers it to be a legitimate home office. Be warned: the rules are strict.

03 Apr 02:39

[Amazon.ca] – Board games for cheap

by tinu
Amazon has a sale on some board games made by “Oueen Games”. The games are:

• Maharani – 14.79$ - http://www.amazon.ca/Queen-Games-QUG...xgy_toys_img_z
• Mammut – 17.29$ - http://www.amazon.ca/Queen-Games-607...xgy_toys_img_y
• Castelli – 15.79$ - http://www.amazon.ca/Queen-Games-QUG...xgy_toys_img_z

Normal price for these games is 50+$. Free shipping over 25$.
01 Apr 02:09

Toronto to St. John's, Newfoundland | $272 roundtrip including taxes | June 2015

by chris_myden

Cape St. Marys, Newfoundland

Sunwing just dropped the price of some of their Toronto (YYZ) to St. John's, Newfoundland (YYT) flights in June 2015 down to $272 roundtrip including taxes. The flights are non-stop.

How to find this deal

1. Go to www.sunwing.ca

2. Select 'Flights'

3. Search for a flight from Toronto to St. John's. Use one of the following date combinations:

Departure:
June 17, 18, 19
Return:
June 19, 22

June 19 to 22 is a Friday to Monday flight.

screenshot of verified price page on Sunwing.ca


For live discussion of this deal, or to get some amazing travel advice from over 22,370 real travelers in Toronto, join us in the YYZ Deals Facebook Group

Thanks to Rishi, a member of the group, for spotting and sharing this deal.

Hit Like if you like this deal! Click Share to show your friends on Facebook.

20 Mar 05:00

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09 Mar 07:00

A Tumblr Dedicated To Kindle Cover Disasters

by Zeon Santos

(Image Link)

The world of digital media is wide open for new creators to share their vision with the world, and many people are choosing to self publish their stories these days instead of dealing with a publisher.

Putting your story out there by yourself is great, but choosing to also create your own cover art, which is still a big factor in whether people will buy your book or not, can negatively affect sales.

(Image Link)

If the cover art is lousy, offensive or too minimal it may turn customers off, but if it’s a total disaster it might end up on a Tumblr called Kindle Cover Disasters!

Like purveyors of fine literary cheese, the folks behind Kindle Cover Disasters are giving these bottom of the barrel works of cover art a home and an audience, so we can all savor the flavor!

-Via Dangerous Minds

27 Feb 19:09

Faucet dispenses water in pleasing patterns

by Mark Frauenfelder

faucetNeat faucet. They need work on their marketing copy.

The Swirl Faucet focuses its attention on the flow of the water. It features beautiful flow with intricate swirls, giving you the kind of hand wash that makes you feel like the rich and famous, even if you’re not!

[via]

28 Feb 00:30

Video: Grizzly Bear vs. Hay Bale

24 Feb 21:02

Toronto Symphony Orchestra - $20 New Creations concerts. Feb 28, Mar 4 & 7

by sprung
torp8719

Want to go with me?

Great way to try the symphony experience for just $20/ticket.

common FAQs here , there is no dress code but please avoid heavy perfume , cologne, AXE...

FYI - there is a Burger King at Metro Hall, 200 Wellington St W. Only open weekdays (M-F, 7AM-6PM) but for the March 4 performance you could load up on $1.79 nuggets or do Whopper Wednesday instead before the show
19 Feb 19:34

Shooting Construction

by John Hill
If you like tunnels, tall buildings and other large-scale constructions, head over to ENR to see the winners in their 2014 Annual Readers' Photo Contest (runners up can be found here). Here are a few standouts.


[Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant, photographed by Robin Scheswohl]


[L: East Side Access Project, photographed by Rehema Trimiew; R: Legacy Way Tunnel Project, photographed by Steve Ryan]
20 Feb 20:20

Mark Your Calendars, Moneybags

by John Hill
As spotted at Artforum, and with my emphasis:
The Skystone Foundation has announced that James Turrell’s Roden Crater project near Flagstaff, Arizona will be opened from May 14 to May 17 with limited access reserved at five-thousand dollars per person.


Roden Crater, the unfinished magnum opus of Turrell, is closed to the public, so this is one of those rare opportunities for those with both taste and wealth. On top of the $5,000, tax-deductible "donation," the travel company overseeing the package is charging an addition $1,500 to "cover a portion of visitor's expenses while they're staying on site," again per the Artforum blurb. The donation money goes toward the Skystone Foundation, "the organization responsible for the fundraising, administration and realization of James Turrell’s Roden Crater project."
20 Feb 04:38

Humble Weekly Bundle: Co-op 2

by Nyalist
torp8719

Coop!

I love finding new co-op games to play with my gf. I noticed this week's humble bundle had a good few selections, great for those who have others to play with :).

Shadow Puppeteer

bb & obb - Best Friends Forever Double Pack

Hero Siege

Hammerwatch

Damned

FORCED

Contagion
15 Feb 03:56

[Amazon.ca] Death Note Complete Set DVD - $33.97

by FireChip
regular price $ 51.99
Price: $ 33.97 & FREE Shipping.
You Save:$ 18.02 (35%)
http://www.amazon.ca/Death-Note-Comp...rds=death+note

There is english language. Proof: look at the back dvd image and read the comments. One of my favourite anime. I also love full metal alchemist brotherhood, attack on titan and spirited away.
16 Feb 00:38

Get $6 In Google Play Credit For Valentine's Day

by c9gunner
Just added $6 to my Google Play account.

https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/

18 Feb 00:46

Exploding Kittens (Card/Board Game)

by MilkyWind
Wasn't sure where to post this. I believe it would be a hot deal as I believe you can no longer get the special item/box/extra card set after the kickstarter is over. Board/card games like this normally sell for more on ebay later on for collectors.

It is the most backed kickstarter in history. Ends in 48 hours. Produced by the same company that makes cards against humanity.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...loding-kittens

Shipping to Canada only 5 bucks.



(All 30 achievements have already been unlocked, so game will also come with a special secret item. It just hasn't been updated.)
15 Feb 03:37

[Nuuvem] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel STEAMWORKS Steam Key $16.43 CAD After Coupon

by DanRFD
http://www.nuuvem.com.br/produto/243...pre-sequel-mac
Use coupon code: tE43Fe7ZmlHS
Non-region locked Steam key (historical low), Nuuvem is a legit site. Checkout using PayPal. STEAMWORKS game, even though it says Mac it works on PC too.
Keys for the now sold out Lego bundle will be added to your account in a few days if you purchased that deal.

Making an account (name for profile is basically a screen name): register here then go to the game page to add it to your cart.


Might be worth waiting for a complete edition with all the dlc included, I have 850 Steam games so I don't really care about this being on sale but some of you might be interested in it ;)
14 Feb 04:41

[Lands' End] 25% Off February 17-24

by alanbrenton
Just received this in the mail this week and had to use OCR. Not sure about custom duties if shipped to Canada.

Click on the "Enter Promotion Code" link in the Checkout section of your Shopping Bag at landsend.com and enter your code and PIN

Code: SAVING
PIN: 1902

Receive 25% off Lands' End merchandise online by phone or in store (excludes Overstock, Not Quite Perfect" product. Buy More and Save pricing, monogramming, embroidery. gift boxing, gift cards shipping, taxes, duties, Lands' End'Business Outfitters purchases and excluded items as marked). 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Discount will be applied; checkout. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. Offer vaitd 12:00 a.m. Central, February 17.2015, through 11:59 p.m. Central, February 24,2015. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.

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