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19 May 21:17

sonoanthony: #CLOCKED Oh my god that felt good



sonoanthony:

#CLOCKED

Oh my god that felt good

20 May 01:44

laughingsquid: Two Mischievous Giant Panda Cubs Stubbornly...

20 May 02:41

"The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete;..."

“The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.”

- Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train (via alesha)
20 May 02:47

Senate introduces bill to limit the FBI's new hacking rules

by Andrew Dalton
A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a new bill called the Stop Mass Hacking Act that would block expanded hacking powers the U.S. Department of Justice claims are necessary to keep up with "sophisticated 21st century criminals."
20 May 02:09

Point your phone at an equation and Mathpix will solve it

by David Lumb
Math isn't everyone's strong suit, especially those who haven't stretched that part of their brain since college. Thanks to the wonders of image recognition technology, we now have Mathpix, an iOS app that lets you point your phone camera at a proble...
20 May 00:08

Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Bill Criminalizing Abortion

by brooke@proper.io (Brooke Binkowski)
Cooper Griggs

UGH!!!!

The bill's sponsor says he hopes to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
19 May 22:32

Ancient mega-tsunamis hint at cold Martian oceans

by Andrew Tarantola
3.4 billion years ago, a meteorite smashed into the northern plains of Mars, where an ancient ocean once stood. Its impact threw up a massive wall of liquid water that scarred the surrounding landscape with backwash channels as the water poured back...
19 May 09:40

Millions of LinkedIn passwords stolen in 2012 surface online

by Mariella Moon
You've probably already forgotten that LinkedIn was hacked back in 2012, but you could still be affected by that four-year-old security breach. According to Motherboard, someone going by the name "Peace" is selling (if he hasn't sold them yet) 117 mi...
19 May 13:47

Uber shows off its first self-driving car

by Matt Brian
Uber's foray into the world of self-driving vehicles will become a lot more visible in the coming weeks after the company confirmed its first autonomous car will officially hit the streets of Pittsburgh. The prototype -- a hybrid Ford Fusion -- will...
19 May 15:44

Boosted's new electric skateboards go further, ride smoother

by Jamie Rigg
Cooper Griggs

Would love one, but I just can't justify spending $1k on a motorized skateboard.

Many a short journey has been livened up with one of Boosted's electric skateboards underfoot, but after selling the same line-up for a few years now, it's time to pimp that ride. The second-generation Boosted boards unveiled today keep the same, cla...
19 May 18:44

'America Was Never Great'

by dan@snopes.com (Dan Evon)
A controversial photograph shows an employee at Home Depot wearing a cap bearing the slogan "America Was Never Great."
19 May 18:45

A Kinetic Artwork that Sorts Thousands of Random River Stones by Age

by Christopher Jobson
Cooper Griggs

WHAT?!? Awesome!

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Performing the role of a scientist, Benjamin Maus and Prokop Bartonicek’s kinetic machine Jller selects and sorts pebbles found on a 6 1/2 x 13 foot platform into a grid organized by geologic age. Without assistance, Jller analyzes the stones’ appearance to understand their correct placement, then transports them to the correct location.

All of the rocks for the project were extracted from a German river of the machine’s own name, pebbles that are either the result of erosion in the Alps or have been transported by glaciers. Because the history of this sample location within the river is known, it is a relatively straightforward process to assign each stone its geological age. To do this, Jller first analyzes an image of the stone it selects, extracting information like dominant color, color composition, lines, layers, patterns, grain, and surface texture. The machine then places the stones in alignment of age and type by sucking them into an industrial vacuum gripper and dropping them in the correct location within the grid.

The project is part of ongoing research in the field of industrial automation and historical geology, and was presented last December as a part of the exhibition “Ignorance” at Ex Post in Prague. The full video of the project can be seen below.

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19 May 19:56

Patrick Stewart on 'Galaxy Quest'

by kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria)
Comments made by 'Star Trek' star Patrick Stewart about the movie 'Galaxy Quest' are authentic but not recent.
19 May 20:34

Researchers could help cops tap into public surveillance cameras

by Edgar Alvarez
Cooper Griggs

And thus continues the surveillance state.

Researchers from Purdue University found a way for law enforcement to tap into any surveillance camera that's not password protected. As Wired points out though, the goal with this newly developed system isn't to help cops perform questionable acts,...
19 May 07:46

I'm Not Wordy™

by speero
19 May 04:03

awesome-picz: National Geographic’s Top Photos Of 2015.





















awesome-picz:

National Geographic’s Top Photos Of 2015.

19 May 04:00

notentirely: rooneyiselsewhere: micdotcom: Not all heroes...











notentirely:

rooneyiselsewhere:

micdotcom:

Not all heroes wear capes. The woman in the photos is Zakia Belkhiri and — the response to her photos has been wonderfully encouraging.

Queen!

this is what a badass looks like.

19 May 04:00

tastefullyoffensive: (via kevinboner)

19 May 04:01

lolfactory: When you owe coins to the wrong people ➨ funny...

19 May 02:03

rooneyiselsewhere: micdotcom: Not all heroes wear capes. The...











rooneyiselsewhere:

micdotcom:

Not all heroes wear capes. The woman in the photos is Zakia Belkhiri and — the response to her photos has been wonderfully encouraging.

Queen!

this is what a badass looks like.

18 May 17:48

reblog for @thechapterfiveblog, and i also absolutely needed...



reblog for @thechapterfiveblog, and i also absolutely needed this image today.

18 May 16:16

Orpheum Decor #longorollins #dtla #losangeles #california...



Orpheum Decor
#longorollins #dtla #losangeles #california #orpheumtheatre (at THE ORPHEUM THEATRE)

18 May 18:02

onlylolgifs: You need a 3 storey roll in to clear these...



onlylolgifs:

You need a 3 storey roll in to clear these jumps!

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18 May 17:58

laughingsquid: Weather Observers Have Fun Playing in Winds Over...

18 May 18:07

buzzfeed: The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie by BuzzFeed...

18 May 19:27

thebibliosphere: pathopharmacology: All I know about Overwatch is what I’ve learned from my dash,...

thebibliosphere:

pathopharmacology:

All I know about Overwatch is what I’ve learned from my dash, so I’m now laboring under the somewhat confused impression that it’s a game where a cute lesbian in tight pants and her tall strong lesbian girlfriend team up with a sexy samurai, a sexy alien robot, and a sensitive buff cowboy to…fight…stuff????

tbh that’s what I’ve gleamed about it as well. And frankly if that’s what it is, is sounds amazing.

i’m so happy about this.

a bunch of mostly cis hetero white guys consciously making a game that flexes to any viewpoint.

choose your own damned adventure.

18 May 20:30

GM is already testing self-driving Chevy Bolts

by Jon Fingas
That didn't take long. Just weeks after GM bought Cruise Automation to give its self-driving car initiative a boost, the spy photographers at SpiedBilde have spotted multiple Chevy Bolts roaming around San Francisco with autonomous driving sensors o...
18 May 23:46

Netflix launches Fast.com, a dead-simple speed test

by Richard Lawler
For obvious reasons, Netflix is obsessed with the speed and quality of your internet connection. To help keep you up to date on how your connection is doing, it's launched Fast.com, a trademarked webpage that simply loads and runs a speed test, no us...
19 May 00:23

Tesla is selling $2 billion in stock to make the Model 3

by Jon Fingas
When Tesla talked about its earnings in early May, one big question came up: just how will the company afford to make hundreds of thousands of Model 3s (over 373,000, at last count)? By raising a ton of investment money, that's how. Tesla has annou...
18 May 20:00

High-Tech Modular Seating System Shapeshifts on Command

by Stephanie

If the hexagonal components of this weird modern sofa-scape look like video game elements to you, that’s no mistake. The Lift-Bit is billed as the world’s first ‘digitally-transformable sofa,’ with height-adjustable, individual stool-like modules that connect into a larger lounge creation of your choice. Envisioned as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, sensors, software and wifi connectivity, the Lift-Bit aims to “radically define a new living experience. Read more…