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01 Jul 17:00

Swiss Settlement

by admin
Cooper Griggs

via Arnvidr

01 Jul 17:00

kittenanarchy: rainbow-ginger-butterfly: My cat has been...



kittenanarchy:

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My cat has been weighing himself 20 times a day on the FitBit scale… and FitBit is dutifully logging it. - Imgur

he just keeps getting fatter. when will he stop

01 Jul 15:00

Rebukes of Hazzard

by snopes@snopes.com
Cooper Griggs

Was only a matter of time.

NEWS: While the TV Land cable channel has pulled The Dukes of Hazzard from their lineup, the show itself has not been “banned from television.”
30 Jun 20:21

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30 Jun 15:04

The Meticulous 10-Month Restoration of a 355-Year-Old Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Christopher Jobson

Completed in 1660, Charles Le Brun’s painting of Everhard Jabach and His Family had seen better days. The 355-year-old family portrait was covered in a badly tinted varnish, had multiple superficial scratches and structural damage had split the painting nearly in half. This video documents the 10-month restoration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art lead by Michael Gallagher that involved retouching, structural work, re-varnishing, and numerous other conservation techniques to bring this giant painting back to life. The Met also documented the process in some 20+ blog posts over on their website. (via Sploid)

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30 Jun 02:39

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30 Jun 18:48

Apple will replace your battery once it hits 80 percent health

by Andrew Tarantola
Apple's recently changed the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program. Now, no matter what iOS or OSX device you own (yes, even the Watch), Apple will replace the battery as soon as it hits 80 percent health. That's up 30 points from the pre...
30 Jun 19:39

Cisco buys a DNS provider to protect you in the cloud

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

Does anyone still trust Cisco?

When you think of internet security from Cisco, you probably imagine firewalls and routers (usually) stopping hackers and malware from hitting your network. You're going to have to expand that definition very shortly, though. Cisco has snapped up Ope...
30 Jun 21:00

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30 Jun 21:16

NSA can restart bulk data collection, says surveillance court

by Devindra Hardawar
Cooper Griggs

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The ongoing saga around the NSA's bulk data collection program is getting even more confusing. A U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled yesterday that the program can temporarily resume, refuting a Second Circuit court decision from May d...
29 Jun 13:16

All the Colors of the Sun

It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors.


29 Jun 15:59

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29 Jun 16:04

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29 Jun 15:12

London's getting the world's first all-electric double-decker bus

by Nick Summers
London's red double-decker buses are going green. No, we're not talking about a change to their iconic paint-jobs: Mayor Boris Johnson today announced plans to introduce an all-electric model in the capital. London is already served by hundreds of hy...
29 Jun 15:56

'Top Gun 2' will pit Tom Cruise against drones

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs

How can this possibly NOT suck?

Cinema always reflects our anxieties back onto us, so it's no surprise to see that the Top Gun sequel will involve unmanned aerial vehicles. Producer David Ellison told Collider that Tom Cruise will return to the series that made him famous, with a s...
29 Jun 03:11

Nice way to end the weekend. #marvista #losangeles #california...

Cooper Griggs

Nice end indeed! :)

A video posted by Cooper Griggs (@coopergriggs) on



Nice way to end the weekend.
#marvista #losangeles #california #sunset #cloudporn #beautiful (at Mar Vista, Los Angeles)

30 Jun 01:34

Medium ditches passwords for single-use email links

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

Seems like a really bad idea to me.

Passwords are, by many accounts, quickly going the way of the dodo. And while many sites now allow users to log in via social media, they're not always a viable option. That's why (as an alternative to logging in via Facebook or Twitter) blog-publish...
29 Jun 14:00

Another Cupavailable, along with other favorites in limited...

29 Jun 16:10

On Wednesday July 1st I’m doing an answer time. . Ask about my...



On Wednesday July 1st I’m doing an answer time. . Ask about my drawings, explodingdog.com, my books or anything else you can think of. I’ll answer as many questions as I can. 

This is happening at July 1st, 1pm EST/ 10am PST

here’s the ask box http://explodingdog.tumblr.com/ask

30 Jun 04:40

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29 Jun 15:15

Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium

by Christopher Jobson

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Over the last year, Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock aka Strook (previously) began working with repurposed wood panels, doors, and furniture to construct giant faces on the side of buildings. The recycled wood surfaces are cut into precise geometric shapes and pieced together like a tangram puzzle, leaving the original paint and textures untouched. His most recent piece, Elsewhere, was a collaboration with his 69-year-old dad for Mechelen Muurt. You can see more of Strook’s paintings, sculptures, and other artworks on his website. (via Colossal Submissions)

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29 Jun 18:26

Miniature Hand Thrown Pottery by Jon Almeda

by Christopher Jobson
Cooper Griggs

Dang. I had a hard enough time throwing NORMAL size pots. Amazing.

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Master of the miniature Jon Almeda creates tiny hand thrown ceramics at 1″ scale that are every bit as detailed and perfect as their much larger counterparts. The Washington-based artist makes vases, bowls, and even tea kettles tiny enough to sit atop a coin or toothbrush. Despite their fragile beginnings, the pieces are sturdy enough to endure standard glazing and firing to emerge as fully finished ceramics. Almeda uses a custom designed motorized curio wheel that affords the precise control needed to execute minute handbuilding techniques need for each object.

To see more, you can follow him on Instagram or maybe even take a class through the International Guild of Miniature Artisans of which he is a member. (via Artfido)

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29 Jun 20:11

Colors: A New Collection Film from The Mercadantes

by Christopher Jobson

In light of current events, the latest collection film by filmmaking duo The Mercadantes (previously here and here). Beautifully done, great ending.

29 Jun 02:27

Eyal Gever | Arcademi

by newd3
28 Jun 23:53

throw like a girlgot stopped outside the grocery store by 4...



throw like a girl

got stopped outside the grocery store by 4 (count ‘em 4) teenaged girls in softball gear raising money for their trip to the state championships.

i am morally obligated to push cash into their blue and white decorated bucket because:

  1. my niece went to the state softball championships in maryland, so there’s a good chance somebody did this for her.
  2. girls + sports = duh.
  3. the energy coming off these kids was palpable. so full of life, and hope, and enthusiasm. 

i tend to make a lot of fun of the burbs, but now that we’ve been here for two and a half years, i’m finding myself drawn to these small acts of community. and not even in an ironic way.

i even feel a little sense of pride in the hand-made bracelet they gave me.

man, am i going soft or what?

28 Jun 15:40

Long-Exposure Photographs of a New Zealand Cave Illuminated by Glowing Worms

by Christopher Jobson
Cooper Griggs

I've been there and this is AMAZING!

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The twinkling lights dotting the ceiling of this dazzling cave system are the work of arachnocampa luminosa, a bioluminescent gnat larva (also called a glowworm) found throughout the island nation of New Zealand. It is believed that the light, emitted mostly from females, is how the insects find mates. These long-exposure photos by local photographer Joseph Michael capture small communities of worms amongst 30 million-year-old limestone formations on North Island. You can see more shots from the project titled Luminosity, here.

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27 Jun 22:31

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27 Jun 23:48

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27 Jun 23:20

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28 Jun 04:19

Hawkish #marvista #losangeles #california #birdwatching #hawk...



Hawkish
#marvista #losangeles #california #birdwatching #hawk #streetlight (at Mar Vista, Los Angeles)