“This Machine Keeps Portland Weird!”
In honor of The 4th of July, here’s The Unipiper playing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with flaming bagpipes while riding a tall unicycle in Portland, Oregon.
“Tear the bitch apart!”
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
babe was extra cheesy today
"You go find your dad, and I do my work. Consider us both self-reliant."
no satan only corg
InDesign likes it too :(
which should I get
Juan in Rome $10
A delicious Mexican negroni. El Jimador Anejo, Campari and Carpano Antica vermouth served up
El Fenix $12
Think a smoky Mexican martini. Gran Centinario Anjeo, Pierre Ferrand dry orange curacao, Imbue and Vida mezcal
Superfit Hero is a line of high performance active leggings that are made for women who wear up to a size 3XL. Founder Micki Krimmel used her own experience playing for Angel City Girls, a competitive roller derby team, to determine what was needed and what was missing in the activewear market for women.
We believe in the power of fitness to help women build strength and confidence to succeed in all aspects of their lives. We are committed to helping women feel confident and supported in their efforts with high fashion, high performance clothing designed to make them feel like superheroes. But do we really need ANOTHER brand of activewear? YES! Most major active brands only make high performance women’s clothing up through size 12. The average American women wears size 14. Superfit Hero is a size-inclusive brand of high performance activewear for women size XS-3XL. Join us on our mission to make fitness more inclusive, body-positive, and empowering for women.
Micki and her team are currently raising funds through Kickstarter to develop and bring Superfit Hero to market.
images via Superfit Hero
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a guide for people who can’t tell the 90s from the early 2000s apart
- if people are dressed in neon, it’s the 90s
if people are dressed in space age metallics, it’s the 2000s
first-ballot eternal autoreshare hall-of-famer
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|Wait people don't actually get physically ill from stress and anxiety? What's this "faking"?|
•go to the bathroom to escape
•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
•dwell on a small awkward moment for much longer than necessary
•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
•follow said person way too much
•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
•faking an illness to get out of a social event
Maris Wicks! Ming Doyle drawing a Kelly Sue script about an otter girl!
Announcing our guest stars for Cartozia Tales #8:
In each issue, we divide the map of our world into nine sectors and assign a new one (at random) to each of our seven core contributors. To shake things up and keep us doing our best work, we also invite two guest stars to cover the open sectors.
I posted last month about our previous awesome guest stars, and I hope you’ll read (and reblog) that post. It’s really an impressive roster.
Issue 8 will make the roster all the more impressive. Witness:
Maris Wicks ( mariswicks), fresh from her wonderful book Primates and having finished her new Human Body Theater, will cover sector 6, where recently Gret and Hubert and Ilondra have found major clues about the Miasma in the heart of the Shambling Tower.
Kelly Sue Deconnick ( kellysue), the writer of the hit superhero book Captain Marvel and the phenomenal Bitch Planet, will team with the uncanny Ming Doyle ( mingdoyle) — of Mara, Contantine the Hellblazer, and more —for a story set in sector 8, where Minnaig the ottergirl has found herself in trouble in the dungeons of the Venerary.
(I’ll be back to posting on Monday, and I hope to have more news then.)
the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun
2 killed, 1 wounded in Northern California shooting
COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer. Tehama County sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old John Noonkester on Thursday. He remains ...
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well that explains some things
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Pay me what you owe me, don’t act like you forgot
July just started, but the Apple rumor mill is already looking forward to September, the month when we tend to get new iPhones, a new iOS, and other refreshed Apple devices. Right now, the usual sources seem to think we're getting new iPhone 6Ses that add Force Touch and faster modems but are physically identical to the current models, none of which should be particularly surprising. Yesterday, people digging through the iTunes 12.2 release found some evidence of new iPods, which would be a surprise—the lineup's last significant update came in September of 2012.
Supposing Apple replaces the iPhone 5C and gives us a revamped iPod Touch at some point between now and this fall, Apple could be in an interesting position: every iPhone, iPad, and iPod the company sells could be using 64-bit hardware and software. It already discontinued the last 32-bit iPad in June.
Since we haven't checked in for a few months, this prompted us to take another look at the state of 64-bit support in the iOS ecosystem. How is the hardware and software shaping up, and when can we expect iOS to go 64-bit-only as the Mac did a few years ago?
'Axelrod had been appointed senior strategic adviser to the British Labour Party to assist party leader Ed Miliband in the run-up to the 2015 general election. A few weeks before the election, the Financial Times suggested that the American's level of interest in and involvement with Labour's campaign could be gauged by his visiting London only three times since his appointment, and a tweet in which he misspelt Miliband's name.'
Axelrod to Clinton: Don't 'overreact' to Sanders surge
Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod thinks Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton should not “overreact” to recent momentum behind challenger Bernie Sanders. “You know, I would be careful not to overreact,” Axelrod said, speaking from Chicago ...
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It looks like Amazon Prime members now have a new membership benefit to add to a pile that already includes free two-day shipping, video and music streaming, and free Kindle books each month. Prime members can also get discounts on select video games and accessories, including a number of new and upcoming releases.
Desctructoid has gone to the trouble of gathering a list of which titles are included in the surprise deal. That's a very handy thing, because these new discounts don't seem to be advertised anywhere on Amazon's site, even in the official listing of Prime benefits.
The only official indication the program exists appears as a small "Save with Prime" note on the eligible listing pages, which says "Members of Amazon Prime qualify for a lower price on this item when shipped and sold by Amazon." Users have to add the item to their cart and proceed to checkout to actually see the lower prices. If you want the savings, be sure you're buying the game directly from Amazon and not from a third-party "fulfilled by Amazon" seller when ordering.
Dave Young lives in Denver with a baby, a wife, and a dog called Penny. Penny’s a good dog (good dog, Penny!) – she’s a softie around the baby, walks to heel, and doesn’t destroy things. All that good dog stuff.
But Penny has one weak spot. Dave says:
Her only issue is that she goes BONKERS for food. My wife and I have done a great job training it out of her when we’re around so we no longer have to worry about a cheese board sitting on the low coffee table, but I know she gets on the counters any time we are away. Sounds like a job for a machine!
How’s it work? There’s a laser tripwire, which triggers audio of Dave saying “Hey!” in a COMMANDING MANNER. The setup also takes a picture of Penny’s infraction using the Raspberry Pi camera board.
Full instructions are available over at Element14 so you can make your own. I’m already thinking about ways you could expand this project: Mooncake, the Raspberry Pi cat, doesn’t respond well to voice commands, but we think a Pi-powered water pistol could be just the ticket on those days we want to defrost prawns. Ideas for your own feature-creep in the comments please!
jon bois is a god
This week, an op-ed has made the rounds arguing that we should rob Thomas Jefferson's grave and put it in our guacamole. Enough is enough, argues Jon Bois. You should NOT do that.
Supposing Thomas Jefferson were some ordinary person, this moves beyond the realm of poor taste. It's a gesture of absolute disrespect, and even one of contempt.
As humanity whittles itself, slow as the whittling may be, into what we will one day become, many of the things we once held sacred are -- sometimes for ill but often for good -- shaved away. The sanctity of a burial space, however, is as un-compromised as it has always been. Its vandalism is an act of malice below even animalism, as creatures such as the elephant are known to create and respect resting places for their dead.
Is Thomas Jefferson's life intrinsically and objectively more "important" than yours or mine? Well, I won't hold court on that. I would also like to make it clear that criticisms of Thomas Jefferson's character, however essential to take into consideration any time we take his life and legacy into account, are beyond the scope of this particular article about guacamole.
Please feel free to register your discontent with the man, but if you ask me, reducing his personal effects to guacamole ingredient is less a gesture of protest, and more the immature doings of a no-count felon. Which carries us to our next point.
I am not your lawyer, nor am I your secretary. I will not do myself the indignity of researching Virginia's grave-robbery laws on your behalf. Nonetheless, I am supremely confident that municipal and/or state courts have been afforded more than enough legislature to send you to prison.
I do not pretend to know the entire contents of Thomas Jefferson's grave, but we're probably dealing with inedibles from top to bottom: bones, coat buttons, books, and Lord knows what else. This isn't a mere issue of nutritional value: eating such items could be highly dangerous. Consider how much of it might be traced with lead!
You have finally shocked me. It does not surprise me that there are individuals who would do something as heartless and foul as to rob Thomas Jefferson's grave site -- if there is one lesson taught by our shared existence, it is that the human is a broken animal.
But while I do understand what absence of ethics allowed you here, I do not at all understand the motive that led you to this point. More than likely, the odor will be unpleasant, the texture will be hostile to your tongue, and it will taste like dirt. That you would expect anything different is entirely a mystery to me.
Thanks to a number of government initiatives, we're slowly making progress toward sustainable, responsible practices when it comes to our food. But if you think tuna is in short supply, you should see the contents of Thomas Jefferson's grave.
It's probably, what, eight feet long by three feet wide? Sure, there are probably enough remains and personal effects for you to make your guacamole. Oh, but now your friend wants some. So she takes some stuff from the graves. And then she tells her friends. And so on and so forth, until suddenly, the gravesite is cleaned out entirely.
You can't just grow a new dead Thomas Jefferson. It's a finite, exhaustible resource.
I also insist upon this when I see people add goat cheese, or bacon, or even mayonnaise -- mayonnaise! -- to their guacamole.
Avocado, salt, pepper, lime juice, cilantro. Maybe some onion. At its essence, guacamole is both simple and elegant. It's perfectly balanced. I don't think there is a food on Earth so delicious that is so difficult to screw up. It's a gift. Some of you are incapable of accepting a gift, and so you defeat and humiliate yourself by trying to turn guacamole into your own stupid-assed funhouse.
If you want goat cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, olives, Thomas Jefferson's petrified gall stones, or sour cream in your guacamole, I say to you that you do not understand guacamole. You lack even the slightest appreciation of grace or subtlety. You are doing the dishes with a hammer. Stop it.
At this point we are forced to suppose that you are entirely determined to make guacamole with the contents of Thomas Jefferson's grave. Fine. I hope you're ready for weeks of planning and hours of hard labor.
Firstly, Jefferson is buried in Monticello, a highly-trafficked attraction that is protected by 24-hour security. Secondly ... well, do yourself a favor and run an image search for his gravesite. It isn't the marker-and-headstone deal you were hoping for. It's a giant stone slab with a large obelisk on top.
It can be moved, but you will need friends, and your work will not be silent. How one could successfully vandalize Jefferson's grave without paying off the guards is beyond me, and I doubt they're cheap. And now, after hours of back-breaking labor and thousands of dollars spent, you're left with a bowl of guacamole that not only tastes terrible, but is entirely unfaithful to the tradition of guacamole. You are a jackwagon. Enjoy.
There is so much stuff in that coffin that could send you straight to the dentist. If you insist on procuring Presidential effects for your guacamole, at least go with Grant's grave. There's probably way less stuff in there to break your teeth on, because he died poor as shit.
our dystopian present
The Active Phone Cooling vent and charging platform.
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Smartphone heat output has been in the news lately. This year's flagship Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 810, is one of the hottest SoCs on record; due to the heat, it can throttle so much that for some workloads it's actually slower than its predecessors. Batteries don't work well when they're hot, either, to the point where—despite having a power source—they will stop charging completely at high temperatures. A hot car can exacerbate all these heat problems.
Now, Chevy has a solution: it built a special air-conditioning vent just for your smartphone.
Chevy calls it "Active Phone Cooling." On select vehicle models equipped with Qi and PMA wireless charging, Chevy has a smartphone charging bin with a vent aimed right at the phone. Turn on the AC and, in addition to cooling the cabin, cool air will be blasted at the charging phone. Chevy calls this an "industry-first technology" and says the feature is available on some versions of the 2016 Impala, Malibu, Volt, and Cruze.