Shared posts

19 Apr 21:39


19 Apr 18:43

MakerBot NYC store closed (photo)

by adafruit

Img 2943
Ladyada and pt confirmed in person, the MakerBot store in NYC is now closed. However, on the same day they visited HomeDepot and there are MakerBots being sold there and in NYC there are at least 2-3 other 3D printing stores. Check out our ongoing coverage of MakerBot here.

19 Apr 18:43

Researcher who joked about hacking a jet plane barred from United flight

by Dan Goodin

A researcher who specializes in the security of commercial airplanes was barred from a United Airlines flight Saturday, three days after he tweeted a poorly advised joke mid-flight about hacking a key communications system of the plane he was in.

Chris Roberts was detained by FBI agents on Wednesday as he was deplaning his United flight, which had just flown from Denver to Syracuse, New York. While on board the flight, he tweeted a joke about taking control of the plane's engine-indicating and crew-alerting system, which provides flight crews with information in real-time about an aircraft's functions, including temperatures of various equipment, fuel flow and quantity, and oil pressure. In the tweet, Roberts jested: "Find myself on a 737/800, lets see Box-IFE-ICE-SATCOM, ? Shall we start playing with EICAS messages? 'PASS OXYGEN ON' Anyone ? :)" FBI agents questioned Roberts for four hours and confiscated his iPad, MacBook Pro, and storage devices.

Find myself on a 737/800, lets see Box Box-IFE-ICE-SATCOM, ? Shall we start playing with EICAS messages? “PASS OXYGEN ON” Anyone ? :)

— Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1) April 15, 2015

On Saturday night, Roberts faced more fallout, this time from the airline itself. Shortly after passing TSA screening and arriving at the gate to board a San Francisco-bound flight, members of United Corporate Security were there to stop him from getting on the plane. They told him United officials would inform him by mail of the reason within the next two weeks. Roberts was able to book last-minute travel on a Southwest flight and arrived in San Francisco late Saturday night, three days ahead of a presentation he's scheduled to present at next week's RSA security conference.

Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

19 Apr 18:42

You Ruin Everything, You Ruiner

by Anonymous

Dear Person who ignored the very polite request to not film the Neko Case concert last night: You are a selfish prick. I hope your 40 seconds of terrible footage was worth pissing Neko off, causing her to skip any encore. Your entitled, she-must-not-mean-me attitude is obnoxious, and I hope it gets you punched in the teeth, soon. You suck. You went to see a musician you LIKE. That musician asked at the beginning of the show, very politely, to not film her because it makes her nervous. You ignored that request and filmed anyway. Go play in traffic. On the flip side, Ms Case - lovely show until it was ruined by entitled pricks. Your voice is, if possible, better live than on record.

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

19 Apr 18:41

People Went Crazy For Target's Lilly Pulitzer Line This Morning 

by gguillotte
This morning Target launched its collaboration with whimsical print queen, Lilly Pulitzer. And unsurprisingly, it turned into a epic shit show because affordable Lilly Pulitzer is something that a certain kind of Southern woman dreams about a night. Women lined up outside of Targets to grab the perfect pair of pink and green cropped pants and, by 8 a.m., the entire collection was sold out. Lilly buyers also managed to crash Target’s website. Here’s a shot of the Watertown, Massachusetts store after the hoards were allowed through the doors. In the ensuing chaos, monogrammed jewelry was ripped and Vera Bradley handbags were used as weapons (probably).
19 Apr 16:38



firehose bounce

19 Apr 16:34

moonblossom:mooserattler:Reblog this picture of me holding a...

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.



Reblog this picture of me holding a Family Size box of Honey Nut Cheerios? I’d really appreciate it.

How can I say no to such a great photo and such a polite request?

19 Apr 16:34

"Michelle would point out first ladies get paid nothing. So theres clearly not equal pay in the..."

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.

“Michelle would point out first ladies get paid nothing. So there’s clearly not equal pay in the White House when it comes to her and me.”

- President Obama. The president gets paid $400,000 a year — and so should the first lady.
(via micdotcom)

19 Apr 16:33

post-teenager: machinery: This is a comic about labor that is...

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.



This is a comic about labor that is kinda burnin’ up on Twitter right now, so I thought I’d cross-post it here. Maybe I’ll do a prettier version later for practice.

JEsus fucking christ.

19 Apr 16:33

note-a-bear:redbellied-piranha:jcoleknowsbest:africanaquarian:squishsounds:Dont you dare forget...

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.






Don’t you dare forget about Hurricane Katrina.
This August it will have been 10 years.

Don’t forget how every level of the government deliberately failed the black people of New Orleans.

And how after mass displacement, the news and various cities where people were forced to evacuate referred to evacuees as “refugees” and frequently dehumanized them.

How the army core of engineers was warned about possible levee breaches but did nothing…

How they left us floating dead in the water and put in on TV.

How they called BLACK people seeking basic survival goods looters.
How the police in NOLA went on a duck hunt for Black folks once the water receded.
How the Bush family INSISTED that being in a refugee camp inside a football stadium was “better than what a lot of people were used to”
How FEMA delayed their response
How the city, state, and national governments set up roadblocks to Black folks reclaiming homes.
How more than half of the population (mostly, if not exclusively Black) of NOLA hasn’t ever returned.
How land and homes owned for more than a hundred years were taken right out from under families.

19 Apr 16:31

betterwiththree: Tumblr Hawaii needs your support now more...

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.


Tumblr, Hawai’i needs your support now more than ever.

Mauna Kea, one of our most sacred mountains, is under attack. Since the 70′s, telescopes have been built on its summit, destroying the ecosystem and sacred sites. Right now, there are 13 telescopes, and now, certain people want to build another one. Except this one will be 30 meters (98+ ft.) tall, and costing over $1.4 billion. Because of the mountain’s unstable surface, construction workers for the other telescopes have had to basically blow up certain areas and smooth it out to make it more stable. Mauna Kea is already over 40 feet (12 m) lower than before construction.

Even though many people were arrested after a series of peaceful protests, we are still fighting. Mauna Kea is sacred to our people, and it is not theirs to build on. This land is ancient and sacred, and it does not belong to the United States, or the State of Hawai’i.

So please, help and support our efforts to put an end to the construction by signing this petition -

19 Apr 16:30

zekkei-beautiful-scenery: Cherry blossoms and snow falling in...

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.


Cherry blossoms and snow falling in #Japan 
桜舞い散る雪が降る 日本
Sakura is a part of Japanese culture.
世界の絶景 Zekkei Beautiful Breathtaking Scenery をアップしています♫ 画像→

See this is what I think is going to happen to boston. We think the winter is over, but just wait. It’s coming back. It’s not over itS NE ER OVER.

19 Apr 16:29

Meet The Lawyer Taking On Uber And The Rest Of The On-Demand Economy

These suits all boil down to a rather simple allegation: these companies pay the people who supply the equipment and manpower that power their businesses like independent contractors, while burdening them with the work expectations of employees.
19 Apr 16:26

Anthony Davis alone was almost too good for the NBA's best team

by Tom Ziller


His menacing fourth quarter in Game 1 proves any assumed limit on his potential is too low.

Pressure is a funny thing. Its presence and power is based completely on expectations, rewards and consequences. There was immense pressure on Pelicans GM Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams this season. Reports suggest that without a playoff berth, they'd be looking for new jobs. The reason: Anthony Davis is in his third year in the league and had not sniffed the postseason despite showing actualized potential.

The specter of losing Davis like Cleveland lost LeBron James or like Minnesota lost Kevin Love had to weigh on the Pelicans' braintrust, leading to the ultimatum for Demps and Williams. Having a transformative star, one who could permanently link the heart of New Orleans to your brand and create new generations of customers while fitting into the city lore? That's pressure. Pressure begets pressure. You trade all of your picks for role players and you do everything you can to win as many games as it takes. And sometimes it works out, as it did for Demps and Williams.

And because it worked out for Demps and Williams, there is now no pressure on the Pelicans. The goal for this season has been met. Everything else is frosting on the cupcake. Facing an impossibly good team, playing in the most hostile arena the NBA can offer, they're slotted in as a sacrificial lamb, a footnote in a more urgent legend being written. That's what the Pelicans are supposed to be right now because their work is done. They have done their job.

Anthony Davis is just so good that just showing up is never going to be enough.

It really did look like the Pelicans would hop on the pyre in deference to Golden State for most of Saturday's Game 1. The Warriors flummoxed Davis by defending him with Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green -- perhaps the best defensive frontcourt in the West -- and doubling off of shooters when he put the rock on the floor.

Golden State was content to let other Pelicans beat them, because, frankly, the other Pelicans cannot beat them. Norris Cole had one nice quarter, but Tyreke Evans suffered a knee injury that seems serious and missed most of the game. Neither Eric Gordon (5-of-14) nor Ryan Anderson (1-of-6) shot particularly well against good Warriors defenders. Jrue Holiday is too rusty to assert himself, and Quincy Pondexter can't carry much of a load. Davis was furthermore saddled with foul trouble, leaving New Orleans without hope.

Until Fourth Quarter Anthony Davis showed up.

During the regular season, Davis averaged 6.4 points in fourth quarters, fifth-highest in the NBA. More impressively, he shot 58 percent from the floor, per's stats page. He went a little better on Saturday: Twenty points on 7-of-10 shooting. The rest of the Pelicans went 5-of-15 for 13 points in the quarter. Davis was the sole reason New Orleans fought back into the game. He was the only thing separating the Pels from ignominy.

There is literally no pressure on Davis to prove his chops, not after the season he had and the coup de grace he delivered in the Pelicans' clinching victory Wednesday against the Spurs. Getting to this point was enough to cement Davis' status as the brightest young star in the NBA galaxy. Now he's just whetting our appetite for what is possible. And what is possible is anything and everything.

Consider his accomplishment on Sunday, even in a loss. Few teams have been able to stop the Warriors this season, and only two inside Oracle Arena. Yet he single-handedly made that megalith sweat. He forced Stephen Curry to get off the bench. He shushed the loudest crowd in the nation. He shut up Green. (If only for a moment.) He dared step up to the greatest showmen in the NBA right now, and he had the most thrilling highlight.

Many of us lamented the loss of a maniacal Russell Westbrook raging against the Warriors and the world in a futile first-round flame war. What we got instead is a maniacal Anthony Davis menacing the best team on the planet. There are still no expectations for what the Pelicans might do in this series, and there can be no expectations for what Davis might yet become, for the human brain is incapable of grasping possibilities so vast.

But if all of this is just frosting on the success of New Orleans' season, man is it delicious.

19 Apr 16:24

2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote - Yahoo News

by gguillotte
At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system. Both men told The Associated Press that they expect to win the second round and become the first officials elected from outside the Communist Party since the first electoral law was established by Fidel Castro's government in 1976. Outside observers said the mere fact that dissidents Hildebrando Chaviano and Yuniel Lopez are on the ballot is the first indication Cuba's leadership may be softening at least the appearance of its monolithic control of politics.
19 Apr 16:24



via Lori

19 Apr 16:24

dolledupwrek: polobrando:Californians: we got in n out me: we got water Foul 😂


via Toaster Strudel



Californians: we got in n out 

me: we got water

Foul 😂

19 Apr 16:19

vintagegal: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)


via Toaster Strudel


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

19 Apr 13:23

kungfucarrie: thessalian:oracleanne:good-night-white-pride666:Re...





Really happy to see this at my local library

OOOOH. *happy YA librarian dance*

I want this in every library, everywhere. After all, some kids won’t even google this stuff because they don’t want parents/siblings checking their browser history.

This is really awesome. And if you’re not familiar with how the Dewey Decimal system works - the numbers subject-based, which means these numbers are applicable in EVERY library. So if you see something you want to research on this list - look for those same numbers in any of your local libraries.

19 Apr 05:48

Wisconsin’s Walker: Kohl’s could be model for federal economic policy | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee

by gguillotte

forgot this dipshit was even running

Understand Kohl’s way of doing business and you understand my thoughts about governing, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told New Hampshire Republicans Saturday night. He spoke in an awkwardly-shaped set of restaurant rooms at the Nashua hotel where the meeting has been taking place. The main site of the two-day summit was occupied Saturday night by a wedding.
19 Apr 05:44

Old Dude seeing me on my phone: Why don't you read the news instead of tweeting and texting.

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.

Old Dude seeing me on my phone: Why don't you read the news instead of tweeting and texting.

Me: I'm actually reading an article from The Economist on my phone about Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan's mock elections. What are your thoughts on the topic?

Old Dude taken aback: I don't know.

Me: Well then why don't you read the news instead of chastising teenagers on their phones?

19 Apr 05:44

Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout - SFGate


the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun


Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. at a university-sanctioned ...
Police: 2 shootings at Delaware State University, 3
Two Shootings at Delaware State University in Span of Five HoursGawker
UPDATE: More shots fired after DSU shootingWMDT
Daily Observer -Benchmark Reporter
all 179 news articles »
19 Apr 05:43

ramsaybolton: neurotypical voice You forgot?? What kind of an excuse is that!? Well try not to...


my life

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.


*neurotypical voice* You forgot?? What kind of an excuse is that!? Well, try not to forget next time!!

19 Apr 05:02

This Cube Does Absolutely Nothing, But It Raised $500,000 on Kickstarter

by gguillotte

meanwhile, in crowdfunding

“I wanted something really heavy, but didn’t take up too much space,” says the visual designer for a Houston genetics company. Eager supporters have poured $487,241 into a Kickstarter campaign that promises to deliver small cubes of polished metal. The Kilo Cube does nothing but simply look a bit mysterious sitting on your desk. That didn’t stop backers from ponying up $199 for a single, 1.5-inch cube.
19 Apr 04:21

batsvsupes: SNIKT



19 Apr 04:20

How Darth Vader’s “I am your father” sounds in 20 different languages #SciFiSunday

by Kelly

lol 0:57

We love this Darth Vader super cut from YouTube user DBZGTBGM1991.

(Via Gizmodo Sploid)

Read more.

19 Apr 04:16

BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department

by gguillotte
A memo sent today to BuzzFeed’s editorial staff, outlining the preliminary results of Buzzfeed News Deputy Managing Editor Annie-Rose Strasser’s review, details three incidents where BuzzFeed’s business interests influenced the deletion of posts—in one case because a post criticized a brand’s Twitter account at the very moment that Twitter account was being operated by BuzzFeed’s internal marketing department.
19 Apr 04:03

Google To Propose QUIC As IETF Standard

by timothy
As reported by TechCrunch, "Google says it plans to propose HTTP2-over-QUIC to the IETF as a new Internet standard in the future," having disclosed a few days ago that about half of the traffic from Chrome browsers is using QUIC already. From the article: The name "QUIC" stands for Quick UDP Internet Connection. UDP's (and QUIC's) counterpart in the protocol world is basically TCP (which in combination with the Internet Protocol (IP) makes up the core communication language of the Internet). UDP is significantly more lightweight than TCP, but in return, it features far fewer error correction services than TCP. ... That's why UDP is great for gaming services. For these services, you want low overhead to reduce latency and if the server didn't receive your latest mouse movement, there's no need to spend a second or two to fix that because the action has already moved on. You wouldn't want to use it to request a website, though, because you couldn't guarantee that all the data would make it. With QUIC, Google aims to combine some of the best features of UDP and TCP with modern security tools.

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

19 Apr 04:03

This Amazing First Person View Shows Every Move It Takes To Fly A P-51

by gguillotte

#neverfly, unless it's this

Historic aviation kingpin Kermit Weeks gives us a first-person account of every movement and operation necessary to start up, barnstorm around in, and shut down a magnificent P-51C Mustang. It is amazing to see just how docile the Mustang can be when flown by an experienced hand.
19 Apr 02:08

catsbeaversandducks:Cute illustrations by Ms. Cat


Cute illustrations by Ms. Cat