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12 Jan 03:17

Google en Chile ahora es 100% solar

by Valeria Ríos
Al Navarro

Woah!

Google en Chile ahora es 100% solar

El Data Center y las oficinas en Chile se alimentan del Sol en el desierto de Atacama.

En 2015 Google, como la empresa mundial que es, se suscribió a los Acuerdos de París prometiendo que ninguna de sus operaciones contribuiría al aumento de la temperatura del planeta Tierra.

El Romero es la planta fotovoltáica más grande de América Latina

Al inaugurar el Data Center en Quilicura (Chile), Google mantuvo la promesa de que sería alimentado con energía solar. La puesta en marcha de la planta este 11 de enero se ha llevado a cabo gracias al acuerdo de la empresa estadounidense con la española Acciona Energía.

El acuerdo entre Google y Acciona Energía autoriza el uso de 80 MW de energía proveniente de la planta fotovoltáica de El Romero en el desierto de Atacama para alimentar al Data Center de Quilicura y las oficinas de Google en Chile.

El Romero se encuentra a unos 645 km al norte de Santiago y está destinada a producir anualmente 493 GWh de energía limpia, evitando así la emisión a la atmósfera de unas 474.000 toneladas de CO2. La posición geográfica, la radiación solar y la poca contaminación de la zona hacen de El Romero una zona óptima para la producción de energía solar.

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La instalación está desplegada en 1,5 millones de metros cuadrados. Es la más grande de su tipo en América Latina.

Google todavía va por más: al finalizar el 2017 quiere que todas sus operaciones sean 100% libres de emisiones de carbono. En un comunicado dice:

La ciencia nos dice que la lucha contra el cambio climático es una prioridad global urgente. Creemos que el sector privado, en colaboración con los líderes políticos, debe tomar medidas audaces y que podemos hacerlo de una manera que conduzca al crecimiento y a la generación de oportunidades.

Tras la firma de los Acuerdos de París, Google implementó Project Sunroof en los Estados Unidos, desde donde las personas podían hacer un análisis solar que les ayudaría a la instalación de paneles solares domésticos.

Con el acuerdo con Acciona Energía, Google se consolida como el corporativo que más dinero invierte en la compra de de energías renovables con 20 contratos firmados hasta diciembre del 2016 en energía solar y eólica, superando a Amazon, el Departamento de Defensa estadounidense y Microsoft.

10 Jan 15:38

Live Long, and Save On the Complete Star Trek Original Series Blu-ray, Now Just $40

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku

If you’ve enjoyed the new Star Trek movies, and want to catch up on the show that inspired them, you can beam up the complete original series Blu-ray box set for $40, an all-time low. This should sell out quickly, so I’d head over to Amazon at warp factor 7 to grab your copy.

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09 Jan 18:06

rhinozilla: missveryvery: magzneto: “Search him.” The second...







rhinozilla:

missveryvery:

magzneto:

“Search him.”

The second time I watched tfa, this scene made me ask: does Poe know who Kylo Ren is? Does everyone in the Resistance know who he is? Is that what this is? like ‘I know your mom, I’m not afraid of you’? Because that’s exactly how I’d talk to this punk ass kid if that was the case.

I’m imagining members of the Resistance being captured by the First Order, and for months after Ben became Kylo Ren, they prefaced every interrogation/conversation with “CALL YOUR MOTHER, YOU PIECE SHIT,” or just heckling.

“Lightsabres aren’t supposed to sizzle like that! What a novice!”

“Oh my god, did you put two tiny sabres on either side of your actual lightsabre. Way to go, Captain Edgelord.”

“You don’t even need a respiratory mask, you hipster dumpster fire.”

“I didn’t realize we were in the presence of Darth Vader 2. Man, sequels are never as good as the original.”

“Nice cape, who picked that out for you, your mom? NO, SHE DIDN’T, BECAUSE I, POE DAMERON, AM HER SON NOW. BB-8 IS HER GRANDCHILD, AND YOU HAVE STUPID HAIR.”

09 Jan 18:04

orgasmicsweetpotato: Get your rebellion out!



orgasmicsweetpotato:

Get your rebellion out!

09 Jan 14:43

Bum-lovin.’

Al Navarro

Why is this so funny!!?




Bum-lovin.’

05 Jan 13:45

Wow, Reign it in, Okay

Memes,Cats,image

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28 Dec 12:59

El mundo reacciona ante la muerte de la Princesa Leia

by Manuel Silva

Distintas fueron las reacciones ante la muerte de Carrie Fisher, tanto en el mundo del espectáculo, como en los fans de la saga de Star Wars, entre los cuales obviamente nos incluimos. Tanto Mark Hamill como otros miembros del elenco de esta película han tuiteado y publicado distintos materiales recordando a la icónica actriz, por lo que decidimos recopilar dichos contenidos, a modo de homenaje a nuestra Princesa Leia.

21 Dec 16:30

iopele: pretentious-git: incurablenecromantic: eccentricmisseclectic: autisticdorumon: Give me a...

Al Navarro

... and the lord of the underworld came to me, in a f*cking big ball of flame, AC/DC playing "Thunderstruck" in the back, and he said to me" here are you socks! BWAHAHAHAHOHOHO!"

iopele:

pretentious-git:

incurablenecromantic:

eccentricmisseclectic:

autisticdorumon:

Give me a heartwarming Christmas movie about Satan traveling around the world every Christmas to deliver presents to all the young kids and kids with learning disorders and disabilities who misspell “Santa” on their Christmas letters every year

And Santa’s all like, “You know, I can handle a few spelling mistakes, I got this,” and Lucifer is like “They’re addressed to me, fuck off, I’m doing it.”

Lucifer being protective of his fanmail is ceaselessly entertaining.

Lucifer: hey big guy I need your list because I don’t know what these kids want for christmas and you’ve got all the info.
Santa: this isn’t your holiday
Lucifer: yeah well james here doesn’t fucking know that so give me the list, he asked for Satan

posts like this make me happier than any amount of jolly fat white guys in red or cheesy canned Christmas music ever could

13 Dec 20:22

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Heroes

by tech@thehiveworks.com
Al Navarro

That's... kind of a downer...



Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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Oh hey, if I make it artistic in the last panel, I don't even have to draw a background. Or legs!

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07 Dec 21:58

myherocomplex: aqueousserenade: coledownlow: I love this...









myherocomplex:

aqueousserenade:

coledownlow:

I love this quote. I love this movie.

This scene impressed me so much when I first saw it. It still fills me with… idk something. I love it.

this is one of the most profound scenes in cinema.

05 Dec 21:30

Microsoft Dream Job Helps You Design Resumes and Presentations to Land Your Perfect Gig

by Mihir Patkar

Microsoft Dream Job is a resource packed with tools to help you land your dream job. You can find free templates for resumes, presentations, and portfolios, as well as interview advice.

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03 Dec 22:40

Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers… 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

by twistedsifter
Al Navarro

The cutest face of defeat...

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Sine 2009, reddit user IdiotSavant‘s little cousin has challenged him to a game of checkers at the annual Thanksgiving family dinner.

He says he’s been ‘documenting her defeat for the past eight years’, which you can see below :D My money’s on her in 2017, you’re going down big cuz!
 
[via IdiotSavant on reddit]

 

2009

thanksgiving checkers loss 1 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2010

thanksgiving checkers loss 2 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2011

thanksgiving checkers loss 3 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2012

thanksgiving checkers loss 4 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2013

thanksgiving checkers loss 5 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2014

thanksgiving checkers loss 6 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2015

thanksgiving checkers loss 7 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

2016

thanksgiving checkers loss 8 Every Thanksgiving His Cousin Challenges Him to Checkers... 8 Years of Defeat and Counting

Photograph by IdiotSavant

 

01 Dec 15:11

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Al Navarro

Science, quackers!

30 Nov 13:01

What am I doing?

by Cale

Sitting here and typing this out, I'm wondering what my life is about. You see, I studied to be one thing, and I've done it alright. But I'm still not sure if I picked the right fight. I'm thinking of making a change, and doing something new, something novel, and something true. It's just that there's an emptiness in my gut, and I'm not sure if this job'll make the cut. So I decided to quit and find that other path, even under the nose of my wife's probable wrath. But would you believe what I found in the new work? I found others fed up, you could tell by the smirk. So I learned that just as one man's junk is another's treasure, it seems that one man's shitty career is another's pleasure.

Just the other day my friend talked my ear off about how he's not happy. It sounded a bit rough, like an old dead tree that's sappy. He asked himself what the hell he's doing with his life? All that I wondered was whether I'd be lunching with my wife?

The post What am I doing? appeared first on Things in Squares.

30 Nov 13:00

Don’t start your D&D session in a tavern unless you’ve got...




Don’t start your D&D session in a tavern unless you’ve got plenty of time.

10 Nov 21:40

Photo



10 Nov 21:31

Okay, I needed this.  :)



Okay, I needed this.
 :)

09 Nov 14:18

50 Ways to Relax Without Spending a Dime

by Alan Henry

If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about fifty of them, all of which may take a little time, but never any money. Best of all, it’s organized chronologically, so you can try them at different parts of the day.

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08 Nov 12:26

In case you’re feeling down today...

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allofthepenguins:

mistressofthedragoncrown:

In case you feel down today, just remember that the Norwegian Royal Guard has a penguin as their Colonel-in-Chief. This penguin legitemately fucking inspects the troops and fucking outranks so many people. His name is Sir Nils Olav, and he was knighted by the actual friggin King. Remember him. Remember Sir Nils Olav and feel better. 

Sir Nils Olav in action

What a fancy looking gentleman.

07 Nov 19:09

discourser-of-kruphix: friendlyhipsterglasses: I’m always...



discourser-of-kruphix:

friendlyhipsterglasses:

I’m always impressed by the cinematography in mad max fury road.

@dislocated-cannibal

07 Nov 16:09

Elon Musk: We Need Universal Income Because Robots Will Steal All the Jobs

by Eve Peyser on Gizmodo, shared by Adam Clark Estes to io9

Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”

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04 Nov 19:31

rinneavicula: captainarwenpond221b: anexperimentallife: frowningfoxbones: agentquinn: sepulchrit...

rinneavicula:

captainarwenpond221b:

anexperimentallife:

frowningfoxbones:

agentquinn:

sepulchritude:

my fav trope is like, nonhuman characters not understanding human needs/customs but still being super supportive of their human companion

“look what I found while exploring this planet’s surface!” “kilrak please I’m trying to sleep” “ah yes your human circadian rhythm. *stage whispering* I am supposed to be quiet during this time in your rhythm, yes?”

“the book I purchased on ragnok V says humans require physical touch when upset. therefore, I shall engage in a ‘hug’ with you.” *supremely awkward five-armed hug ensues*

*human sneezes* “OH MY GOD SIL'EEN GET THE MEDIC OUR HUMAN IS DYING”

“this pamphlet I received recently says that humans require companions and packmates in the form of small earth creatures. you should have told me this before we departed earth, but it is no worry. we will have to stop at the next trade planet to get you one of these ‘cats’ or ‘dogs’.”

imagine the aliens really purchasing a kitten for one of their rough and world-weary scifi badass human companions and watching in helpless wonderment what ensues 

“she’s been cuddling that small animal for the past fifteen minutes just going ‘kitty, kitty’. did we - did we break our human?”

a more seasoned alien puts one of their tentacles around the younger one as the rest of the team gathers to watch their human make kissy noises. 

“no, kilrak,” the alien says. “we did good.” 

“Human-Steve! I have heard that today is the anniversary of your hatching! According to my human culture pamphlet, it is customary to set a sugary pastry on fire while chanting your species’ growth incantation and presenting sacrifices wrapped in shiny paper. I am afraid to ask, in case this ritual is sacred and this request therefor insensitive… but may I be allowed to participate? It sounds much more fascinating than molting.”

“Human Steve, I have read about your ritual dance called ‘The Hokey Pokey,’ performed mostly at mate-bonding celebrations after the guests reach an elevated level of intoxication. But Human Steve, how do I know WHICH left foot to put in, put out, and shake all about? I do not… Human Steve, why are you laughing?”

“Human-Steve, you are… you are eating, but it is not one of your ritual fueling times. Are you dying? Is everything alright? Have you not been receiving enough sustenance? Do I need to get you better things to eat? Human-Steve, why are you trying to hide that food?”

“Human-Steve, my research has informed me of a grave oversight in your care that I, as your companion, have made! Thus, I have gathered collections of fictional human literature to read aloud at the time of your bed. Which is more to your liking: “The Care and Keeping of Cacti” or “1001 Crossword Puzzles?” Human-Steve? Human-Steve, I am serious.“

04 Nov 19:22

janothar: dajo42: dajo42: humans getting a reputation amongst the galaxy for doing totally absurd...

janothar:

dajo42:

dajo42:

humans getting a reputation amongst the galaxy for doing totally absurd and reckless things, like making absolutely ridiculous flight paths through asteroid belts, or hitting warp speed for a five mile trip, or devoting 90% of the power of a ship’s onboard computer to their personal laptop so they can torrent abba’s discography, or mixing rocket fuel with mentos to see what happens

and at first other species are like….. okay we’d better not have humans on the crew if they’re this dangerous….. but then when they notice the humans are actually getting a lot more done and advancing super fast because they take such absurd risks “just to see if it works” it becomes commonplace to have a group of at least four humans on every ship in the fleet

no other species previously had a word in their language that equated to “fuck it” but within a century “fuck it” is regarded as an immensely wise proverb

Scenario One

“Now we must be careful as there is still the question of how territorial the wildlife in this area is-“ The jalaxian fleet commander says, standing in front of their crew, ready to lead a slow and calculated expedition through an unexplored forest on an uncharted world.

“SPACE PUPPIES!” The human medic exclaims, barging past, picking up a small tentacled beast. It appears to be friendly, welcoming the contact.

“… Well, I suppose that answers that.”

Scenario Two

Zampushian: “Captain! The space pirates are hot on our tail and with their firepower we could never hope to outrun them! I can send a beacon to the fleet-”

Human: “Nah. It’s cool. Just put all the power to the shields.”

Zampushian: “But Captain-”

Human: “Trust me, dude!”

[The Zampushian transfers all available power to the shield modules. The ship, unable to move now, slows to a halt. The space pirate ship barrels forwards and crashes into the ship, exploding on impact, with no damage to the fleet ship.]

Human: “See? Everything’s chill. Do we have any chips left?”

Scenario Three

An Ungrampish crew member working aboard a multi-species fleet ship goes into the ship’s cargo bay to move some equipment. Tye (that’s the pronoun they use on Ungramp) is greeted by the sight of a human eating an entire Ungrampish chilli pepper, the hottest in the known universe, just to see what happens.

I remember two other posts closely related to this…one was about Star Trek, and another said that the human superpower is “Fuck it, hold my beer, I got this”

All three are excellent posts.

04 Nov 19:19

pajamaben: Rules for meeting a dog: 1) be cool 2) pet it 3) do not steal it 4) stop running from...

pajamaben:

Rules for meeting a dog:

1) be cool

2) pet it

3) do not steal it

4) stop running from the owner

5) put it down

6) this isn’t worth jail time

26 Oct 21:54

Download Ramit Sethi's Free Ebook Guide to Getting a Raise

by Mihir Patkar

Asking for a raise is difficult for most people, and despite how many tips we offer, it’s still hard to do. Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Reach put together a free guide that prepares you to make the big ask and boost your salary.

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26 Oct 21:51

15 High-Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

by twistedsifter
central-park

 

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth is a new book by Benjamin Grant featuring over 200 high-definition satellite photographs of our planet. It is inspired by the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram (featured previously), which Grant has been running since 2013.

All of the images in Overview were created by stitching together numerous satellite photographs from DigitalGlobe’s 15-year time-lapse image library, which contains some of the world’s highest quality satellite imagery.

Grant named the project after the “Overview Effect,” a sensation of profound shift in perspective that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. His hope is that by giving viewers a chance to engage with these far-flung perspectives, we can not only share in that unique, rare sensation, but also gain a new understanding of our place on the planet.

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth is available now.

 

Reprinted with permission from Overview by Benjamin Grant, copyright (c) 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Images (©) 2016 by DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

DAILY OVERVIEW
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1. JACKSONVILLE INTERCHANGE
30·253048°, –81·516204°

16 jacksonville florida usa 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

A turbine interchange connects two highways in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. This structure consists of left-turning ramps sweeping around a centre interchange, thereby creating a spiral pattern of right-hand traffic.

 

2. TULIPS
52·276355°, 4·557080°

04 tulips 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Every year, tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands begin to bloom in March and are in peak bloom by late April. The Dutch produce a total of 4·3 billion tulip bulbs each year, of which 53% (2·3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1·3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere.

 

3. CENTRAL PARK
40·782997°, –73·966741°

22 central park 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Central Park in New York City, USA spans 341 hectares (843 acres), which is 6% of the island of Manhattan. One of the most influential innovations in the park’s design was its ‘separate circulation systems’ for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, and cars. The park contains numerous tennis courts and baseball fields, an ice-skating rink, and a swimming pool. It also serves as the finish line for the New York City Marathon and New York City Triathlon.

 

4. ANGKOR WAT
13·412505°, 103·864472°

17 angkor wat 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, is the largest religious monument in the world (first it was Hindu, then Buddhist). Constructed in the twelfth century, the 820,000 square metre (8·8 million-square-foot) site features a moat and forest that harmoniously surround a massive temple at its centre.

 

5. EIXAMPLE
41·393648°, 2·160437°

19 eixample 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterised by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards. This thoughtful and visionary design was the work of Ildefons Cerdà (1815–1876). His plan features broad streets that widen at octagonal intersections to create greater visibility with increased sunlight, better ventilation, and more space for short-term parking.

 

6. SHADEGAN LAGOON
30·327274°, 48·829255°

27 shadegan lagoon 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Dendritic drainage systems are seen around the Shadegan Lagoon by Musa Bay in Iran. The word ‘dendritic’ refers to the pools’ resemblance to the branches of a tree, and this pattern develops when streams move across relatively flat and uniform rocks, or over a surface that resists erosion.

 

7. DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE AIRCRAFT BONEYARD
32·151087°, –110·826079°

01 davis monthan air force base aircraft boneyard 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

The largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The boneyard – run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group – contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircrafts.

 

8. GEMASOLAR THERMOSOLAR PLANT
37·560755°, –5·331908°

03 gemasolar thermosolar plant 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

This Overview captures the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant in Seville, Spain. The solar concentrator contains 2,650 heliostat mirrors that focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 140-metre-tall (460-foot) central tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank, where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. In total, the facility displaces approximately 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

 

9. DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA
26·475547°, –80·156470°

11 delray beach florida 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Because many cities in the American state of Florida contain master-planned communities, often built on top of waterways in the latter half of the twentieth century, there are a number of intricate designs that are visible from the Overview perspective. One particular neighborhood in Delray Beach is seen here.

 

10. OLIVES
37·263212°, –4·552271°

05 olives 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Olive tree groves cover the hills of Córdoba, Spain. Approximately 90% of all harvested olives are turned into oil; the remaining 10% are eaten as table olives. With rising temperatures and phenomenal weather variations in growing regions, olive groves on high hills or slopes will probably suffer less, but groves located on low altitude areas or plains could become totally unproductive.

 

11. PORT OF SINGAPORE
1·237656°, 103·806422°

15 port of singapore 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Cargo ships and tankers – some weighing up to 300,000 tonnes – wait outside the entry to the Port of Singapore. The facility is the world’s second-busiest port in terms of total tonnage, shipping a fifth of the world’s cargo containers and half of the world’s annual supply of crude oil.

 

12. SUN LAKES
33·208518°, –111·876263°

13 sun lakes 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Sun Lakes, Arizona, USA is a planned community with a population of approximately 14,000 residents, most of whom are senior citizens. According to US census data, only 0·1% of the community’s 6,683 households are home to children under the age of 18.

 

13. THE EMPTY QUARTER
22·182760°, 55·134184°

26 the empty quarter 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Rub’ al Khali, or The Empty Quarter, is the largest sand desert in the world. It covers 650,000 square kilometres (251,000 square miles), and includes parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. In the centre of the desert there are a number of raised, hardened formations that were once the sites of shallow lakes, thousands of years ago. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately 350 square kilometres (135 square miles) in Saudi Arabia, near the border with Oman.

 

14. BURNING MAN
40·786981°, –119·204379°

21 burning man 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Burning Man is a week-long, annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Drawing more than 65,000 participants each year, the event is described as an experiment in community, art, self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

 

15. IPANEMA BEACH
–22·983606°, –43·206638°

20 ipanema beach 15 High Res Photos That Will Give You a New Perspective on Earth

From “Overview” by Benjamin Grant / Satellite images (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

 

Ipanema Beach is located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the sand is divided into segments by lifeguard towers known as ‘postos’.

 

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

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26 Oct 04:33

Much Anger. So Drama. Wow.

Al Navarro

That little one is prepared to unleash the thunder! (and some sick kung-fu moves too)

25 Oct 00:42

Is it weird to dress up like Batman in a world where he’s probably friends with your dad?

by Coelasquid
Al Navarro

Wow... I'd love to dress as bane, put a mini-batman (of my own production, mind you), his back in my extenden knee... and tickle him to death! yeah!!!

This one is dedicated to my like, dozen friends who just had kids this year. There’s still a week left if you wanna get on this, you’ve still got time, only a couple years until they’re too big to carry on your back all night.

Props to by buddy Leigh Anna, who came up with this joke by suggesting this exact costume to a dad with his little Batman son at FanExpo one year. He was really excited at the prospect of putting it together for the next year, as most dads I know would be.

24 Oct 22:35

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Phonemes

by tech@thehiveworks.com
Al Navarro

And next, on the "weirdest sex scene ever"...



Hovertext:
Time for me to lock in the erotic linguistics audience.

New comic!
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BAHFEST IS NEARLY UPON US!

24 Oct 22:07

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Terrible News

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Hovertext:


New comic!
Today's News:

We are nearly sold out of tickets for BAHFest West!