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09 Jul 22:48

Garfield - 2020-07-09

06 Jul 22:12

Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

by Chaim Gartenberg

Amazon is making a new Fallout TV series based on the popular post-apocalyptic RPG games from Bethesda.

There are virtually no details on the project, except that it’ll be an Amazon Prime original produced by Kilter Films. A report from The Hollywood Reporter adds that the project is coming from Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan as part of their overall deal with Amazon. Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard and Bethesda Softworks’ James Altman will also serve as executive producers on the project, which is still in the development stages.

Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in a...

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01 Jul 06:32

The Circulatory System of a Human Arm

by twistedsifter

 

In this incredible model, we get an appreciation for the complex circulatory system of a human arm. This particular model shows the arterial system in a right upper limb.

The human circulatory system carries blood around an extensive network of vessels, totalling 100,000 km (62,000 miles) in length, which is equivalent to a journey 2.5 times around Earth!

For those curious, the model was made using Vascular corrosion casting, which uses resin to capture the 3D structure of blood vessels within human and animal tissue. It is widely used in research as a technique for obtaining the volume and surface area of the blood vessel network within an organ. The earliest known use of corrosion casting was by Robert Boyle in 1663. [source]

 

Vascular corrosion casting requires the use of a solidifying material such as a resin. The most common resin used for vascular corrosion casting is Batson’s 17. The process begins with the draining of blood from vessels to prevent blockage from clotting, this can be achieved by perfusing blood vessels with a physiological fluid such as phosphate buffered saline. Subsequently, the blood vessels of interest are filled with resin (or alternative solidifying material). The resin is allowed to cure resulting in the blood vessel network containing a solid plastic material. Surrounding tissue is dissolved away using a corrosive chemical, commonly potassium hydroxide. Corrosion should not affect the resin, only dissolving tissue. The final product is a 3D network of blood vessels. [source]

 

 

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29 Jun 03:04

Apple’s new iOS 14 home screen brings Windows Phone Live Tiles back to life

by Tom Warren
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Microsoft showed off the future of mobile home screens a decade ago with Windows Phone. The key to the vibrant interface was Live Tiles, animated widgets that felt alive. Nothing has lived up to it ever since.

I’ve always wanted Apple to bring these Live Tiles to the iPhone. Apple’s overhauled iOS 14 home screen finally does that, enabling lively widgets for apps that sit on the home screen. It’s the final addition to the iPhone that I’ve been missing from Windows Phone, 10 years after Microsoft first introduced Live Tiles to the world.

Live Tiles were one of Windows Phone’s most unique features. They enabled apps to show information on the home screen, similar to the widgets found on Android and iOS. You could pin almost anything useful...

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25 Jun 03:38

Old Days 2

The git vehicle fleet eventually pivoted to selling ice cream, but some holdovers remain. If you flag down an ice cream truck and hand the driver a floppy disk, a few hours later you'll get an invite to a git repo.
24 Jun 01:13

All the new features iOS 14 borrows from Android

by Chaim Gartenberg

iOS 14 is here, and it brings a bunch of big new features to Apple’s operating system — including a few that should look pretty familiar to Android users who have had similar functionality for some time.

It’s the eternal cycle of software platforms: Google’s good ideas will almost always end up on iOS at some point, even as the next version of Android will, no doubt, crib some ideas from Apple.

Home screen widgets

The big one: after years of keeping the iOS home screen static, Apple is finally allowing users to add widgets to their home screens. Widgets have been one of the core differentiating features between Android and iOS going back to the very first iteration of Android, and it’s a feature that Google would continue...

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24 Jun 01:10

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Bits

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23 Jun 02:41

Blockbuster Video Locations in the US from 1986 to 2019

by twistedsifter

 

V1 Analytics put together this fascinating video timeline of Blockbuster Video US store locations between 1986 and 2019. On YouTube they explain:

 

Between 1985 and 2010, Blockbuster Video opened thousands of stores across the US. This map shows the locations of US Blockbuster Video stores over time.
 
Blockbuster opened their first store in Dallas in October of 1985. They weren’t the first video rental company, but they did have the largest selection of movie titles, over 6,500, which was more than any of their competitors at the time. Their first store was a huge success and throughout 1986, they opened three more stores in Texas.
 
While Blockbuster’s store concept worked really well, it wasn’t unique enough to be patentable. They knew that other companies would likely start copying their business model. To overcome this, their strategy was to grab as much market share as quickly as possible to stay ahead of any potential competitors. Throughout 1989, they purchased another four established rental chains and by 1990, they had opened over 1000 stores.
 
Through 2005, Blockbuster began closing their most unprofitable stores while they struggled to return to profitability. By this point, in addition to Netflix, they were also facing competition from Redbox which pretty much offered the same product as Blockbuster, just as a vending machine instead of an entire store.
 
In 2010, they continued downsizing and closing stores and by the end of the year, they filed for bankruptcy. Blockbuster was eventually acquired by the television provider Dish Network. Dish initially had plans to keep around 1,500 stores open and launch their own streaming service to rival Netflix, but these plans never ended up happening.
 
The last surviving store is located in Bend Oregon, it’s not only the last store in the US, it’s the last one left in the entire world. They’re a small owner operated store which is supported by loyal local customers as well as tourists stopping by to experience the nostalgia of visiting a Blockbuster store.
 
In the end, Blockbuster’s competitors simply had a better product and Blockbuster was just too slow to innovate.

 

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22 Jun 23:48

Garfield - 2020-06-22

19 Jun 02:49

Unfriend

by Doug

Unfriend

Discover the magic of unfriending today! Here’s more from the internet.

12 Jun 01:24

Apparently New Zealand Makes Awesome PSAs, Here are 3 Great Ones

by twistedsifter

 

New Zealand has been making international headlines for their COVID-19 response. Apparently, they also make great PSAs. The one above was just released, which quickly sent me down a rabbit hole of creative and memorable PSAs New Zealand have done in the past about important issues like safe driving.

 

 

 

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06 Jun 00:16

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Undead

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06 Jun 00:11

Work meeting setup.

Work meeting setup.

06 Jun 00:08

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I FUCKING CANT WITH THIS 😂 💀 UNMUTE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

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Jfc 😂😂

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Unmute

03 Jun 10:40

Garfield - 2020-05-24

03 Jun 10:40

Out of bed

by Ryan
29 May 20:06

These Floating ‘Duplex Stairs’ by Eisa Ghasemian are Stunning

by twistedsifter
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Design by Eisa Ghasemian | Render by Ander Alencar

 

Architect Eisa Ghasemian designed this show-stopping staircase called the ‘Duplex Stairs’. On Instagram she explains:

 

One of my best experiences was the design of this staircase. Among the challenges, we encountered implementation details and the way to run. We did it. And this design is applicable without factory parts and is applicable at the site.

 

Below you can find some construction details along with some beautiful renderings by digital artist Ander Alencar using 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, and Photoshop. To see more architecture and design by Eisa, check out her work at the links below.

 

EISA GHASEMIAN
Website | Instagram

 

 

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EISA GHASEMIAN
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EISA GHASEMIAN
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EISA GHASEMIAN
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EISA GHASEMIAN
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26 May 10:48

Not The End

by Doug
20 May 10:58

Emailing it in

by Gregor

Streamed Ori and the Will of the Wisps this week (first game stream of the year!) and it went well. Looking forward to playing more of it when I get the chance (will announce in Discord, Twitter, Instagram stories when I do).

14 May 04:38

This Behind the Scenes Look at Seinfeld’s Most Famous Outtake Captures Jerry Stiller Perfectly

by twistedsifter

 

Comedian and actor Jerry Stiller sadly passed away earlier today. The beloved father of actor Ben Stiller saw a late-career resurgence starting in 1993, playing George Costanza’s father Frank on the sitcom Seinfeld, a part which earned Stiller an Emmy nomination.

In this behind the scenes look at one of Seinfeld’s most famous gag reel outtakes, we get a glimpse into the way in which Jerry Stiller’s delivery just makes everyone laugh.

 

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06 May 12:20

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28 Apr 05:46

Garfield - 2020-04-22

18 Apr 00:49

So Many Ideas

by Reza
18 Apr 00:49

Samsung’s new TV packaging can be recycled to make a cat house

by Monica Chin
Image: Samsung

TVs are large items, and they come with a heck of a lot of packaging. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use that packaging for something such as, I don’t know, a cat house? Also, I suppose, bins for books or DVDs or whatever. But mostly a cat house. Look at that cat house!

Samsung has announced that its Lifestyle TVs will now come with what it’s calling “eco-packaging” as part of an initiative to reduce its environmental footprint. Those TVs include The Serif (the one with a shelf on it), The Frame (the one that looks like a big picture frame), and The Sero (the one that rotates).

Image: Samsung
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14 Apr 19:30

Easter Safety

by Doug
14 Apr 01:11

If You’re Working from Home, Try Taking this 70s Japanese Jazz Vinyl Set for a Spin

by twistedsifter

 

Check out this chill 30-minute vinyl set of Japanese Jazz from the 70s. This ‘Coffee Break Sessions‘ mix was done by My Analog Journal.

If you enjoyed this mix, you can find this and all of the other ‘Coffee Break Sessions’ on SoundCloud. For those interested, the tracklist can be found below:

00:10 – Hiroshi Suzuki – Shrimp Dance [Cat]
07:07 – Ryo Fukui – It Could Happen To You [Scenery]
11:18 – Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet – Distant Thunder [Leeward]
21:42 – Kiyoshi Sugimoto – I’m Blind To All But You [L.A. Master]
24:35 – Takao Naoi – Caravan [In The Mood]
29:10 – Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media – Breeze [Funky Stuff]

 

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01 Apr 01:51

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Hold Music

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14 Mar 03:15

Friday the 13th: Part XXVII

by Doug
18 Feb 21:07

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Irrational

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