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28 Mar 16:46

Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name' - Yahoo News

by gguillotte
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terrorist

The 26-year-old woman, identified only as Maria W., recalled in an interview with the mass-circulation Bild daily how Andreas Lubitz told her: "One day I'm going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember." "I never knew what he meant by that but now it makes sense," it quoted the "shocked" flight attendant as saying, adding the remark repeatedly ran through her head after hearing about Tuesday's air disaster.
26 Mar 07:29

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26 Mar 00:00

Executive Editor- Disney Consumer Products

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'manage the editorial development, list planning and oversight of the editorial team for core Disney properties including Disney Princess, Classic Characters, Pixar, Disney Junior, and others. The position edits approximately 8 books a year'

Sorry: the word "synergistically" is used unironically

The Executive Editor, Disney Press is based in NYC or Glendale CA, and works with the Associate Publisher, Editorial Director to manage the editorial development, list planning and oversight of the editorial team for core Disney properties including Disne...
Employer: Disney
Location: New York, NY
Posted: 03/26/2015
20 Mar 00:41

Farming Simulator 15 brings serious farm simulation to consoles in May

by Michael McWhertor
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OK ThOR. I'm shared out. Time for a real capital-S Sharebattical.

The good news is it's because I've managed a freelance trifecta of layout, editing, and game design jobs, all starting right about... a week ago with deadlines between April 14 and May 4.

Enjoy this vacation!

Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is making the jump to new consoles this year, with versions of Farming Simulator 15 bound for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The new-generation versions of the game will come with online multiplayer and a brand new graphics and physics engine.

Farming Simulator 15 will let players farm across North America on a new Nordic environment, using more than 140 farming machines, including new vehicles that are exclusive to consoles, the publisher says. This year's farming sim will include more than 40 famous farm equipment manufacturers, including some obvious favorites like New Holland, Ponsse, Deutz-Fahr, MAN and more. Also included are cows.

You can see how Farming Simulator 15 looks on new consoles in the gallery below. And if you're wondering what type of player goes for realistic farming sims, check out Polygon's interview with Giants Software.

The Windows PC version of Farming Simulator 15 was released for Windows PC in October 2014.

20 Mar 00:05

'Exclusively for white people' stickers put on Austin stores - Yahoo News

by gguillotte
Employees at several Austin businesses have found stickers saying "exclusively for white people" placed on their windows, sparking an investigation into their origin and condemnation from the mayor. Mayor Steve Adler said the stickers discovered Wednesday morning were "an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city." The stickers also say "Maximum of 5 colored customers / colored BOH staff accepted," apparently referring to the "back of house" operations at a restaurant. They featured a city of Austin logo and claimed to be "sponsored by the City of Austin Contemporary Partition and Restoration Program," though no such program exists. The city has said the use of its logo was unauthorized.
19 Mar 16:33

Reed College Professor Bans Student From Class For His Views On Rape

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headline is such horseshit that even the redditors in the thread call it horseshit

kid is a professional troll who got tossed by the professor _and a unanimous vote of all the classmates_ from a discussion seminar because he's a rampant MRA dickbag

19 Mar 16:17

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19 Mar 13:52

Michael Dukakis Still Drives Old Tank Everywhere

Michael Dukakis Still Drives Old Tank Everywhere






19 Mar 19:49

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19 Mar 20:40

Subterranean Lava Tubes Should Be Stable Enough For Future Moon Bases

by George Dvorsky
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yay!

Scientists speculate that massive underground cavities may exist under the lunar surface. And it turns out these so-called "lava tubes" should also be safe enough for a future moon base, according researchers presenting at this week's 46th Lunary and Planetary Conference in Texas.

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19 Mar 14:40

Here's How This Ancient Mayan Pyramid Makes Bird Calls

by Esther Inglis-Arkell
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BIRBAMID


Kukulkan Temple, at the Chichen Itza archaelogical site in Mexico, isn't just an impressive architectural achievement. It also uses physics to make bird calls. That's right, a stone temple has the ability to mimic the sounds a local bird. Let's see the pyramids at Giza do that!

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19 Mar 19:41

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie

by Kwame Opam

The Fraggle Rock movie is closer than ever to being a reality, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star. Variety reports that the HitRecord on TV star is working with Lisa Henson, daughter of the late Jim Henson, to produce the film for the big screen.


"Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing."

"Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise," Gordon-Levitt said in a statement. "Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project."

Fraggle Rock, which debuted back in 1983, followed the musical lives of the creatures that inhabit the eponymous Fraggle Rock. Fraggle Rock: The Movie has been in development since 2005, when the Jim Henson Company officially announced that it was working on a film adaptation with the original cast. However, the film fell into a long development hell, with the property being snapped up by New Regency after the distribution deal with the Weinstein Company expired in 2011. Hopefully signing Gordon-Levitt means things can really get on their way.

19 Mar 19:32

New Times Op-Ed Writer Has a Colorful Past with Racist Publications

by gguillotte
This commitment to a diversity of viewpoints is remarkably strong, as indicated by the paper’s inclusion of science writer Razib Khan. According to his Times author page, Khan is “a science blogger, a programmer and a doctoral candidate in genomics and genetics at the University of California, Davis.” Omitted from the paper’s biography, as a quick Google search indicates, is Khan’s history with racist, far-right online publications.
19 Mar 12:48

The Pirate Party Now the Biggest Party In Iceland

by timothy
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huh

jrepin writes The Pirate Party now measures as the largest political party in Iceland, according to a new servey from the Icelandic market and research company MMR which regularly surveyes the support for the political parties in Iceland. Support for political parties and the government was surveyed in the period between the 13thand 18th of March. The results show that The Pirate Party has gained increased support. Now, support for The Pirate Party totals 23.9%, compared to their previous 12.8% in the last MMR survey.

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19 Mar 21:20

Get Your Wood And Sheep Ready For A Whole New Settlers Of Catan

by Rob Bricken
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uhh

Yes, the beloved strategy board game is finally getting a new edition, thanks its its makers at Mayfair Games. Debuting at this year's GAMA Trade Show and due out this year, there aren't many details on the game's new 5th edition, but here's what we know so far.

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19 Mar 15:00

Shadowrun, The Cyberpunk Fantasy Game That Couldn't Keep Up With Reality

by Ed Grabianowski
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primer for all the SHABBADUNNNNN shares I don't make anymore

Classic cyberpunk/fantasy role-playing game Shadowrun has gone through five editions and dozens of novels, and since its creation in 1989 the high-technology and corporate dystopia it depicts has been surpassed by the real world several times. Here's a look at one of the most iconic RPGs of all time.

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19 Mar 15:26

Deepspace Defender, An Out of This World Spaceship-Themed Pull Down Bed for Children

by Justin Page
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baller masterclass, junior edition

Deepspace Defender

Fable Bedworks has created the Deepspace Defender, an out of this world spaceship-themed pull down bed for children. The twin bed can be raised and lowered with a simple flip of the control switch, each tower “engine pod” comes with 5 built-in shelves, and “light panels, operated by an electronic membrane keypad”. It is available to purchase online from the Fable Bedworks website and their Etsy store.

The Deepspace Defender is the perfect focal piece for an outer space theme children’s bedroom. Our galaxy theme bed is lovingly designed for budding astronauts ready to blast off exploring the Milky Way. Secured to your little one’s bedroom wall, the outer door raises when it’s time for moonwalks and stellar research, and lowers when it’s time to sleep.

Deepspace Defender

Deepspace Defender

Deepspace Defender

Deepspace Defender

Deepspace Defender

photos via Fable Bedworks

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19 Mar 15:45

Newswire: Hannibal Buress played drums with Speedy Ortiz at SXSW

by David Anthony
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Hannibal Buress beat

SXSW is a grueling experience. Bands play multiple shows a day at different venues, routinely starting early in the day and running well into the next morning, with fans rushing all over Austin attempting to make the most of the festivities. But as much of a slog as it can be, it’s still a place where magical things can happen.

Take yesterday, when comedian Hannibal Buress joined Speedy Ortiz on drums for the last song of their set at Pitchfork’s day party. It all started when Buress, attempting to fill a five-hour gap in his schedule, tweeted about his desire to play drums with a band. Speedy Ortiz vocalist Sadie Dupuis responded quickly, offering Buress a place behind the kit during the band’s set:

hey @hannibalburess yr cordially invited to drum with speedy ortiz at the @pitchfork showcase at @mohawkaustin, 1 pm. or we could get pizza ...

19 Mar 19:45

Newswire: Veep creator Armando Iannucci is making a comedy about Stalin

by Victor Beigelman
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what

Armando Iannucci’s projects are known for their sharp political satire and bitingly harsh insults, as evidenced by HBO’s Veep and its older, British sister, The Thick of It. So when news surfaced that Iannucci has a film in the works about Joseph Stalin, our initial skepticism died off a little quicker than it would had the announcement come from pretty much any other comedy filmmaker. Iannucci doesn’t have many details to share on the movie yet, but he did mention that “It’s a sort of comedy about the death of Stalin.” Perhaps the best way to approach such a brutal figure and sensitive area of history is to “sort of” champion his demise?

Understandably, not many films have been made about Stalin, but the 1996 comedy Children Of The Revolution, starring F. Murray Abraham as the dictator, proved it can be done without World War III ...

19 Mar 20:08

A Breakdown of the Stunning Visual Effects Work in Marvel’s Superhero Film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

by Justin Page
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SFX reel beat

Visual effects and animation studio Framestore has released a couple of videos and write-ups that break down the stunning visual effects work that they put into Marvel‘s popular superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. They dive into their interpretation of Knowhere, a “major point of interest located inside the decapitated head of an unidentified Celestial.” Framestore also goes over how they gave life to Rocket Raccoon, the anthropomorphic superhero voiced by Bradley Cooper.

Knowhere

Knowhere

Knowhere

Rocket

Rocket

images via Framestore

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19 Mar 20:55

Coming Soon: Beer Brewed With Space Yeast

by Robbie Gonzalez
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meanwhile, in Eugene

Beginning April 13, you'll have a chance to try Ninkasi Brewing Company's "Ground Control," an imperial stout brewed with yeast that, last year, traveled to space.

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19 Mar 23:51

HBO, Showtime reportedly want exemptions from Internet data caps

by Jon Brodkin
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all carriers suck forever

HBO, Showtime, and Sony reportedly want special treatment from Internet service providers to avoid congestion and data caps for their online streaming services.

The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sourcesreported today that the companies want their online TV offerings to be treated as "managed" services."[I]instead of putting their Web traffic on the public Internet’s main thoroughfare, they want to be in a separate lane that would ensure their content gets special treatment," the Journal wrote. "In effect, that would move them away from the congestion of the Internet, which they fear will only get worse as more people opt to stream movies and TV shows on the Web. The other benefit: a separate lane would be exempt from monthly data-usage thresholds operators enforce for public Internet traffic, saving customers from the surcharges that can kick in if they binge on too many episodes of 'Game of Thrones' or 'Homeland.'"

The Journal suggested that broadband providers could package online TV services with broadband plans and receive a cut of the online video providers' subscription revenue.

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20 Mar 00:07

Iowa State destroyed your bracket and almost everyone else's | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports

by gguillotte
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never bracket

A full 96 percent of brackets featured Iowa State winning its matchup. That was the 10th-best team of all picks.
20 Mar 00:08

Dramatic R.J. Hunter 3-pointer gives Georgia State upset over Baylor (Video) | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports

by gguillotte
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'Hunter fist-pumped so hard that he fell from his chair'

No. 14 seed Georgia State rallied on a 13-0 run – 12 of which came from R.J. Hunter – in the game’s final three minutes to shock Baylor 57-56 in Jacksonville. After the Bears missed a free throw with 15 seconds to go, Hunter drained a deep trey with 2.6 seconds remaining to give the Panthers a wild win. Hunter’s father, GSU head coach Ron Hunter, tore his Achilles when the Panthers won the Sun Belt Conference over the weekend. From his courtside perch (a chair with wheels), Hunter fist-pumped so hard that he fell from his chair in celebration in one of the best moments of the day thus far.
20 Mar 00:09

Dallas sports broadcaster rips the Cowboys for signing Greg Hardy - Yahoo Sports

by gguillotte
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this fucking league

In 2014, Hardy was suspended for most of the season after he was charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder. Hardy appealed, and the charges were eventually dropped because Holder did not cooperate with the court after Hardy gave her a "financial settlement," according to ESPN. ... Dallas sports broadcaster Dale Hansen ripped the Cowboys for signing Hardy, saying "Funny how so many teams would pass on such a great talent only because he beat up his former girlfriend, but your Cowboys didn't."
19 Mar 18:00

What Makes A Good Bartender

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Chris Hannah (French 75, New Orleans)
Naomi Levy (Eastern Standard)
Nicholas Bennett (Porchlight, NYC)
Yael Vengroff (Spare Room, LA)
Dave Newman (Pint + Jigger, Honolulu)
Alba Huerta (Julep, Houston)
Sean Kenyon (Williams & Graham, Denver)
Phoebe Esmon (Bar Emmanuelle, Philadelphia)
Paul McGee (Lost Lake, Chicago)

Nine of the country's best drink-slingers tell us the intangibles necessary to thrive on the job, beyond a steady hand and encyclopedic knowledge of classic drinks.
19 Mar 01:02

Causing a SpectacleGlasses: Warby Parker  |  Suit & Chambray...

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menswear dog



Causing a Spectacle

Glasses: Warby Parker  |  Suit & Chambray Shirt: J.Crew  |  Sweater: Club Monaco  |  Pocket Square: The Tie Bar

19 Mar 15:14

PDT's Jim Meehan on Differences Between the Book and the new App

by Camper English
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6a00e553b3da208834016760e55fad970b-500wiLast week New York bar PDT's Jim Meehan launched an app called PDT Cocktails, containing 400 recipes.

At the end of 2011, Jim Meehan published the beautiful PDT Cocktail Book, which contained 304 recipes.

So I asked Meehan, "Is this just the book's recipes plus 100 additional recipes?"

IMG_7438It turn out no, and the reasons are interesting. Meehan said in an email:

  • "Because of copyright restrictions related to the PDT Book, I had to be creative.  I ended up pulling all the friends and family recipes (which I would have had to ask for additional permissions for)"
  • "And a handful of recipes that we can no longer make because the ingredients aren't available anymore, such as the Golden Star Fizz [that contains the now-defunct Golden Star Tea]."
  • "I added a handful of classics (like the Bloody Mary, Corn n Oil, Kir Royale) that aren't in the book,"
  • "And over 100 PDT house cocktails that have been created since I stopped collecting them for the book in the Spring of 2009."
  • IMG_7437"I also went back and updated a number of recipes with new PDT house staples (which we didn't use at the time the book was published) such as Ferrand Orange Curacao, Small Hand Orgeat, Jack Rudy Grenadine, LP Champange, etc. and new specs."
  • "Everyone's palate shifts over time, and for that reason there are subtle proportion tweaks throughout the book.  I also clarified, tweaked and polished all the drink annotations."

A Book is a Snapshot In Time

Meehan says that although he has been offered by the publisher to update the book, he isn't planning on it at the moment, because the book is moment in time rather than a moving target. 

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He says, "I no way was the idea to redo the PDT Book... The book was designed to be a snapshot in time.... a very important, fertile time in contemporary cocktail history in NYC.  The reasons books like The Savoy (Cocktail Book from 1930), which it was modeled after, have stayed around so long, is no one monkeyed with them."

"As much as I'd love to change things in the book to reflect major changes in the bar and industry since it was published, it's most valuable as a historical reference.  The app is a completely different animal. The app is designed to keep current: it's like security camera footage."

 

Get the app on iTunes here, or the book on Amazon here.

 

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19 Mar 16:08

Original Script Text[ALL LAUGH MANIACALLY]ROSS: Okay, guys, I have the definitive one.[ROSS LAUGHS...

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Ross lol crazy

Original Script Text

[ALL LAUGH MANIACALLY]
ROSS: Okay, guys, I have the definitive one.
[ROSS LAUGHS MANIACALLY]

19 Mar 19:05

No Punctuation Is Funnier

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shared entirely because this motherfucker even talks about em dashes but puts two hyphens together in the text

fuck you

Technology we are told every week or so is rewiring our sentences The open structure of text messaging makes periods seem angry while its quickness turns formalities like an em dash into signs of marriageability