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11 Feb 00:53

Google's killing off Flash-based advertising

by Andrew Tarantola
Google has announced that its Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DCDM) platforms will begin phasing out the use of Flash ads starting June 30th. From the start of July through the end of the year, advertisers will no longer be...
10 Feb 23:11

dailygiffing: Video: Clever Dog Uses Bread as Bait to Catch...

10 Feb 22:15

Is Bernie Sanders the Only Presidential Candidate to Pay His Interns?

by dan@snopes.com (Dan Evon)
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pays his campaign interns, but most (if not all) of the other major presidential candidates do not.
10 Feb 21:07

Cotton candy machines help create artificial organs

by Jon Fingas
You may have seen some pretty unusual ways to make artificial organs, but Vanderbilt University might have just topped them all. Its researchers have developed a technique for making the templates of artificial organs using a cotton candy machine --...
10 Feb 21:40

Tesla will unveil its $35,000 Model 3 on March 31st

by Richard Lawler
Cooper Griggs

WOOHOO!

Tesla has long promised a $35,000 electric car is on the way, and in today's earnings release (PDF) it announced that we'll get to see the Model 3 on March 31st, ahead of it going on sale in "late 2017." That's in addition to the currently shipping M...
10 Feb 21:50

that moment when i realize i am not, in fact, a giant asshole

your brain can be sorta brutal to you. or at least mine is. a whole lotta negative nonsense like a slow drip, whispers or shouts, all at once or sometimes thankfully infrequent. in summary, “you’re such an asshole.”

since turning down the job offer in january and asking leadership to allow me to do my work the way that i find most engaging, my entire work life has become… well, sort of awesome.

i’m focused on the things i know matter. i’m putting aside distractions. i’m available to the people who need me in a way that i’ve sorely missed.

and, i realize, i’m not an asshole.

not that i was ever really thinking i was an asshole, but you know, the slow drip of negative nonsense… it’s not exactly confidence inspiring.

but lately, and in very real ways, i’ve made some incredibly positive impacts through my interactions at work. i’ve actually made several situations and issues (both mundane and complex) materially, absolutely, undeniably better.

i did that. i was a force for good. i created a net positive. me.

so to that negative voice in my head i say “fuck off.”

and i also say to me “be kind to you, so you can be kind to others.”

peace starts with your own noise. start there.

note to self: “you are not an asshole.”

10 Feb 19:27

HBO Now tallies 800,000 subscribers in 10 months since launch

by Billy Steele
Cooper Griggs

I am one of those! So much better than getting it through Time Warner. Now if they could just lower than monthly rate to something closer to Netflix...

A standalone HBO streaming service was supposedly what the masses were clamoring for. Well, it turns out "about 800,000" people were really interested. HBO CEO Richard Plepler revealed the figure during an earnings call for the network's parent compa...
10 Feb 18:21

IRS says identity thieves nabbed 100,000 income tax e-file PINs

by Billy Steele
Cooper Griggs

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Tax season is a busy time for the Internal Revenue Service, and identity thieves are only making it worse. The IRS confirmed that hackers used stolen social security numbers automated malware to generate over 100,000 e-file (electronic filing) PINs b...
10 Feb 10:55

Iranians are using crowdsourcing to avoid 'morality police'

by Aaron Souppouris
In spite of their overbearing government, the people of Iran remain culturally liberal. And now a new app named Gershad aims to help young Iranians avoid Ershad, the country's infamous "morality police." Ershad agents are tasked with ensuring Irania...
10 Feb 11:58

That insanely-expensive hoverboard is now $5,000 cheaper

by Daniel Cooper
Did you take a look at Arca Space's honest-to-goodness actual hoverboard and think that $19,900 was a bit too much? That's excellent, because the firm has revealed that its canny business deals have lowered the price down to just $14,900. It's a fact...
10 Feb 12:30

The Rise and Fall of Supernova 2015F

Cooper Griggs

Science!

Sit back and watch a star explode. Sit back and watch a star explode.


10 Feb 11:19

Línea de ensamblaje de aviones de papel, en Lego

by Troy

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Impresionante fábrica que produce en serie aviones de papel, realizada con piezas de lego.

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La materia prima es la misma que la de los aviones de papel que se realizan artesanalmente: una hoja DINA4. A partir de ahí, solo hay que introducirla por un extremo de la línea de ensamblaje y observar cómo va pasando por todas las fases hasta que, aproximadamente un minuto después, aparece por el otro extremo en perfectas condiciones de vuelo para despegar automáticamente.


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10 Feb 13:33

Supreme Court decision may derail Obama's emissions pledge

by Steve Dent
Cooper Griggs

Not cool SCOTUS, not cool.

At the Paris climate talks, President Obama pledged that America, historically the world's biggest polluter, would reduce its carbon emissions 32 percent by 2030. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that it will not enforce his Clean Power Plan, now...
10 Feb 16:04

A Trip by Air and Kayak Through Tham Khoun Xe, One of the Largest Active River Caves on Earth

by Christopher Jobson
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All photos © Ryan Deboodt Photography

Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt (previously) recently returned from a trip to Laos where he spent two days exploring Tham Khoun Xe, one of the largest active rivers caves in the world. Stretching nearly 4.5 miles (7km) underground, the cave system is extraordinarily remote and Deboodt was permitted to photograph and film beyond where tourists are normally allowed to visit. The immensity of the subterranean space is staggering, with an average ceiling of almost 200 feet (60m) and width of 250 feet (76m) it’s hardly imaginable a space like this could exist underground.

Deboodt brought an arsenal of camera and video equipment as well as a drone to capture the expansive interiors of Tham Khoun Xe, much of which he edited into a short video included below. You can follow more of his cave photography from around the world on Facebook or Instagram, and read an interview about the endeavor on Smithsonian.

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10 Feb 01:39

Sad Monkey #prizes #stuffedanimal #santamonicapier #losangeles...



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#prizes #stuffedanimal #santamonicapier #losangeles #california #monkeys #game (at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier)

10 Feb 03:27

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10 Feb 06:52

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by meba
10 Feb 00:37

New 'Star Trek' has a showrunner from the final frontier

by Timothy J. Seppala
Cooper Griggs

Still watching ST Enterprise. Liking it quite a bit.

Star Trek fans have had a tumultuous last few months. But it seems that amid the recent ups and downs (a fan film getting shut down by CBS and Paramount most definitely qualifies as the latter), news of the upcoming streaming exclusive finding a show...
09 Feb 23:39

Florida Man Arrested Over Wendy's Drive-Thru Gator Toss

by kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria)
Cooper Griggs

humans. *sigh*

A Florida man was arrested after allegedly "throwing" an alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window.
09 Feb 21:16

Last Thoughts On_

by nemoflow
09 Feb 22:29

NASA's space tourism posters will make you want to suit up

by Billy Steele
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a knack for space-themed travel posters. A little over a year ago, its "Exoplanet Travel Bureau" series made its debut with an homage to the iconic WPA prints of the 1930s. This year, the JPL commissioned Seattle-...
09 Feb 08:05

Diatoms are a biological wonder material, new study says

by Mariella Moon
Caltech professor Julia Greer and her team have taken a really close look at diatoms and found them to be tougher and more resilient than previously thought. Diatoms are single-celled, mostly microscopic algae encased in hard shells made of silica ca...
09 Feb 15:19

'Happy Birthday' settlement puts the song in the public domain

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

It's about time.

Since 1988, Warner/Chappell has had an iron grip on the copyright for "Happy Birthday to You." Artists couldn't sing it on a recording without paying up, even though it's virtually ubiquitous in real life -- it's widely considered the most popular En...
09 Feb 18:00

Obama's last budget calls for better infrastructure, cybersecurity

by Chris Velazco
With President Barack Obama's final year in office comes one last, contentious dance with Congress over a $4.1 trillion dollar budget for 2017. According to the New York Times, some $3 trillion of the budget the president proposed has been earmarked...
09 Feb 10:08

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09 Feb 14:40

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09 Feb 17:50

Extraordinary Interactive Hi-Res Exhibit of Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’

by Christopher Jobson

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Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it’s difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet we were promised.

The site was created by filmmakers, photographers and art historians as part of an upcoming documentary by Pieter van Huijstee titled Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil. The ‘interactive documentary’ not only lets you explore the painting in incredible detail down to the most minute brush strokes, it also includes sound design as you move through various sections of the painting and a series of audio essays describing over 40 areas of the painting! This might be the crowning example of how to educate the public about a masterwork painting online, I wish there was something like this for more artworks.

The documentary and interactive exhibit coincide with the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, which is also being celebrated by the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands that is currently exhibiting 20 paintings and 19 drawings by the “Devil’s Painter”—the vast majority of his surviving works.

To see more paintings in vivid detail you can also explore the Google Art Project (they beat us for a Webby a few years ago, but we’re not bitter). Also related: A new Bosch painting was identified in Kansas City last week. (via Metafilter)

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09 Feb 07:37

Pacific Park #santamonicapier #losangeles #california #pier...



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#santamonicapier #losangeles #california #pier #pacificpark #amusementpark #beach (at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier)

09 Feb 07:55

Pure Esso #gaspumps #pacificpark #santamonicapier #losangeles...



Pure Esso
#gaspumps #pacificpark #santamonicapier #losangeles #california #amusementpark #airstreamtrailer (at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier)

09 Feb 08:02

Where’s Khaleesi? #amusementpark #santamonicapier...



Where’s Khaleesi?
#amusementpark #santamonicapier #losangeles #california #stuffedanimal #dragons #prizes (at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier)