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27 Mar 00:44

Great, now 3D-printed rifles can fire larger, deadlier rounds

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

@wumpus

In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D-printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, the team has been outdone b...
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27 Mar 18:00

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Cooper Griggs

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26 Mar 19:25

When my friend asks "Will Louis Armstrong be written out of textbooks for walking on the moon since he used steroids?"

Cooper Griggs

via Fatbob

27 Mar 00:58

holograph: エンター·ザ·ボイド

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


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Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


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エンター·ザ·ボイド

27 Mar 05:00

Comic for 2015.03.27

27 Mar 10:31

Google, Apple and others list demands for spying act changes

by Steve Dent
The US Congress, Senate and White House may be torn on what to do with a key Patriot Act spying clause, set to expire on June 1st. But Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition know exactly what ...
27 Mar 05:58

by Construction Paper and Tears

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via David Pelaez

27 Mar 04:03

“Found this in the kitchen after a party.” (photo via matto113)

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via David Pelaez



“Found this in the kitchen after a party.” (photo via matto113)

27 Mar 13:30

You'll soon get 10TB SSDs thanks to new memory tech

by Steve Dent
Cooper Griggs

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SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in layers to pack in more data, unlike single-plane chips cur...
27 Mar 14:05

Google loses bid to block Safari privacy lawsuit in the UK

by Nick Summers
Back in February 2012, the Wall Street Journal revealed how Google was able to quietly bypass privacy settings in Safari and track the sites people were browsing. The company eventually paid a $22.5 million penalty to the FTC, and now a group of Brit...
27 Mar 05:33

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Cooper Griggs

"Dude."
"Don't you put your PAWS on ME!!! Never! Ever!"



27 Mar 15:44

How Russia's 'troll factory' pumps out online propaganda

by Steve Dent
Russian blogger Marat Burkhard told Radio Free Europe that working in an infamous "troll factory" generating fake internet posts and comments was "Orwellian." "Whatever we're told, that's what we'll write about, no questions asked, and we don't want ...
27 Mar 14:37

Delicate Pressed Fern Leaf Illustrations by Helen Ahpornsiri

by Christopher Jobson
Cooper Griggs

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Artist and illustrator Helen Ahpornsiri creates incredible pressed fern illustrations from her studio in East Sussex. Tiny bits of stems and leaves are arranged on paper to create butterflies, dragonflies, and birds scarcely larger than a coin. Many of her pieces are available as prints on Etsy (along with a few originals), and you can also follow her on Instagram. (via The Kid Should See This)

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27 Mar 13:05

Daughter channels grief into stunning ‘Wonderland’ photos

by jensawyer
Cooper Griggs

These are amazing

“The trigger for the way photography changed my life was my mother’s diagnosis with cancer,” artist Kirsty Mitchell says. “Photography became my voice when I couldn’t speak about what I was going through.”

Kirsty’s mother, Maureen, was a beloved English teacher who was passionate about sharing stories. “She wanted to instill a belief in beauty and creativity in children,” the London-based artist recalls. “She collected all these extraordinary books of European folklore with incredible illustrations, and she read to me until actually my early teens.”

Photography had always been a hobby for Kirsty, but after her mother’s diagnosis, the camera became Kirsty’s confidant. She turned it inward on herself, and photography became a visual diary where she recorded all the emotions she couldn’t express in words.

Wonderland - 'She'll Wait For You In The Shadows Of Summer'

In 2008, when her mother passed away, she was devastated. “I went through an incredibly hard time,” she says. “I suffered with depression, and I just completely lost who I was as a person.”

Kirsty was working as a fashion designer at the time, but after her mother’s death, she began to take photography seriously. “I think when you lose somebody, you need to channel yourself into something,” she says. “It’s the only way to block out what happened. And so I obsessively began creating these pictures that became the Wonderland series.

Wonderland - 'The Stars Of Spring Will Carry You Home'

“The Wonderland series is a visual fable of all these emotions and memories that linked back to the stories that my mother read to me as a child,” Kirsty says. Creating the fantastical characters and extraordinary landscapes was her way of coping and commemorating her mother.

As the series began to develop, it became so much more than photos. She was beginning to see and feel life in a different way.

Wonderland : The Storyteller

When Kirsty started the series, she had no intention of leaving her job to become a full-time artist. “But it became this undeniable passion that was all I could think about,” she says. “I felt I had to make a decision. Walk away from my career, or spend the rest of my life sitting behind a desk wondering “what if.” So, she decided to pursue her passion full-time.

The process of creating a Wonderland image is incredibly intense, and it can take Kirsty up to five months on a single photo. She produces all of the intricate costumes, props, and sets herself, and she includes writing with each image. As a former fashion designer, creating the costumes is one of her favorite parts of the process. Her experience working with high-end designers, combined with her imagination, allowed her to develop designs that have no limits, like the costume in “The Queen’s Armada,” which is made from 240 hand-painted wooden fans.

Wonderland 'The Queen's Armada'

The response to Kirsty’s work is something she never expected. The series has been covered in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and leading news websites from around the world. Wonderland has won two international awards, and the momentum is ongoing.

Now, she is focused on creating a Wonderland book, the culmination of a six-year journey. The book will allow her to share all of the finished images, while serving as a tangible representation of the emotion and dedication that went into producing such a multilayered body of work.

Kirsty will launch a Kickstarter campaign this May, which will allow her to have full ownership over the publishing of the Wonderland book. The projected release will be in time for Christmas 2015.

Wonderland - 'The Fade Of Fallen Memories'

One of the bittersweet aspects to the project is the number of people who have contacted Kirsty because of their own experiences with grief. “I had people saying that they felt they could see no beauty in the world after losing their partner, their child.” Kirsty says. “And they’re saying that the photographs, it was like someone opening their eyes again.”

“I lost so much in losing my mother, but at the same time, I have gained so much,” she says. “Photography for me is about emotion and human connection, and it has given me a way to create new relationships with people and to express myself in a manner that I never thought possible. And that has been the greatest gift.”

Visit Kirsty’s photostream to view more of her work
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27 Mar 04:00

Opportunity

Cooper Griggs

"Johnny 5 is A-LIIIVE!!!"

We all remember those famous first words spoken by an astronaut on the surface of Mars: "That's one small step fo- HOLY SHIT LOOK OUT IT'S GOT SOME KIND OF DRILL! Get back to the ... [unintelligible] ... [signal lost]"
27 Mar 07:36

Green Mantis #fbf #Bali #Indonesia #asia #2009 #praying #mantis...

Cooper Griggs

Took this while I was in Bali in 2009. Would go back in a heartbeat.



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#fbf #Bali #Indonesia #asia #2009 #praying #mantis #insect #green #bug #cool #worldtour #trip #travels #macro

27 Mar 04:38

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Cooper Griggs

This scene made me laugh. A lot.



27 Mar 16:00

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27 Mar 15:00

Church Service

by snopes@snopes.com
Cooper Griggs

When will the insanity end?

News: Arizona state senator Sylvia Allen suggested that church attendance should be mandatory for all U.S. citizens.
27 Mar 15:00

Mix Master

by snopes@snopes.com
Rumor: Expired boxes of cake mix are dangerously toxic.
26 Mar 17:29

From The CEO Of Salesforce

by Joe Jervis
Cooper Griggs

via lbstopher

David Badash has the story. (Tipped by JMG reader Scott)
26 Mar 16:20

“Immortality” by Lunar Baboon

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez



“Immortality” by Lunar Baboon

26 Mar 19:57

a-mini-a-day:Oh my god. Miniature pallets as coasters.Source.

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez



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Oh my god. Miniature pallets as coasters.
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