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22 Jun 01:45

Comic for 2017.06.16

by Rob DenBleyker
22 Jun 01:37

chefpyro: conspicuouslad: ultrafacts: For 37 years it’s been...




For 37 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”

“There’s not a real purpose for having this here except madness, which I tend to be pretty good at,” Gubin said

Above that the roof, he was having lunch one day in 1978 with a woman who worked as his assistant. Taking note of all the low-flying planes, she said it would be nice to make a sign welcoming everyone to Milwaukee. “You know what would even be better?” Gubin said.

The next thing you know, he’s out there on the black roof with a roller and white paint creating the sign that would bring more notoriety than anything else in his long career. A story about his confusing message ran in thousands of newspapers and magazines, on national TV news, “The Tonight Show,” Paul Harvey, all over.

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My hero

22 Jun 01:34

Alguém tem uma mala pra emprestar?

by ninja negro


To louco por uma consultoria sobre discos voadores na Biblia, sempre soube que estavam lá

The post Alguém tem uma mala pra emprestar? appeared first on Le Ninja.

22 Jun 01:32

Mesmerizing Animated GIFs by Dave Whyte

by Léa

Dave Whyte est un ancien physicien vivant à Dublin. Il imagine des GIFs animés hypnotisants. Il anime les formes géométriques avec talent pour former des boucles colorées ou monochromes qui captiveront le regard de quiconque les contemplera.

22 Jun 01:26

pr1nceshawn: Stop Clickbait.


Stop Clickbait.

16 Jun 15:49

Estabelecimentos comerciais com nomes estranhos/criativos (PARTE 9)

by Gislaine Lima

Hahaha, Tião Material de Construção Bar e Sorveteria

Mais uma seleção de fotos que mostram o quão criativo é o brasileiro.

Não tem nem o que falar. Br é sucesso e ponto.


Viu algum comércio com nome peculiar? Manda a foto pra nós:


Quer mais?

Parte 8 Parte 7 Parte 6Parte 5Parte 4Parte 3Parte 2Parte 1


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14 Jun 15:28

#1541 – Solved (No Comments)

by Chris
13 Jun 15:46

50th Anniversary Perspective: Conducting/Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers. A Personal Perspective on the Past and the Future

by Timothy M. Swager

TOC Graphic

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00582
13 Jun 15:45

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Listening


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Back in my day, we only gave corporations 70 percent of our data, and that's the way we liked it!

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07 Jun 15:54

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Geek-Sleeping


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This is the peak of my career drawing sound effects.

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07 Jun 15:52

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Loss-Aversion


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A better system is to start with a trillion dollars, but have exponentially scaling losses for even minor infractions.

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24 May 15:25

Nostalgia - Bons tempos sofridos na internet

by (DarkSide)
Vou contar para vocês como era um pouco da minha vida quando tinha a idade de vocês! (13 ~ 16 anos)

Começando pela máquina poderosa que tinha até botão para TURBO. Isso mesmo, até hoje penso que era só conversa e mudava apenas o número no painel de 33 para 66.

Máquina ligada, operante e agora vamos ao principal, brigar pela linha telefônica. Porque ou você usava o telefone, como esse abaixo, ou usava a internet.
A juventude de hoje nunca vai escutar: "FULANO, desliga a internet, preciso fazer uma ligação!" ou "Vai demorar muita nessa ligação? Preciso usar a internet!"

Linha liberada, telefones removidos das paredes! (Pq se alguém tirasse o fone sem querer, a internet caia)
Agora é hora de escutar o som que marcou minha época! O som do modem sincronizando! (ligava 5 a 20 vezes para conseguir uma conexão boa)

Mas para entrar na internet, tínhamos que INSTALAR A INTERNET!

Surfava na internet com esse tipo de navegador:

E usava esse tipo de "buscador":

Podendo cair em site assim: (Misericórdia)

Foi a ERA DOS GIFS ANIMADOS. Tudo se movimentava e era "TOP". Doido era quem criava um site e não colocava algo para se movimentar.

Sabíamos decorado o número do ICQ e esse era o som mais ouvido durante as madrugadas:

E quando surgiu o MSN, meu Deus.. foi loucura

Sem falar no mIRC onde T0d0s n0s 4pr3nd3m0s 4 d1g1t4r 4ss1m:

Baixávamos músicas em programas como isso e tínhamos de torcer para não ser um vírus:

Sem falar na demora que era para baixar uma simples MP3. Uma eternidade.
E quem nunca colocou o mouse na frente do último quadradinho azul para saber se estava andando mesmo depois de um tempo.

Depois era só curtir e escutar as MP3 nesse programa revolucionário:

Foi um período mágico! FIM!

Quando cansava de usar o computador, essa era a última coisa que você lia antes de apertar o botão do estabilizador e cobrir todo o pc com uma capa.

Gostou? Quer acrescentar algo?
Manda a dica ai nos comentários! :)

24 May 15:24

Qualquer semelhança é mera coincidência

by Gislaine Lima


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18 May 15:45

Removal squad battles vandalism at Lake Tahoe

Volunteers work to clean graffiti off rock formations surrounding lake

18 May 15:44

This Simple Smartphone App May Just Trick People Into Thinking You Don’t Suck at Graffiti

by Andrew Liszewski

Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality drawing app that uses a smartphone and its camera to let you trace images. And when used with a device that supports Google’s Project Tango technology, suddenly anyone can…


18 May 15:43

Machine Learning

The pile gets soaked with data and starts to get mushy over time, so it's technically recurrent.
05 May 15:47

Roses are red, violets are insane…

by Jason Kottke

Pluses Optical Illusion

…this optical illusion broke my brain. And then for a second, I was like, I got it. Then my brain broke again. Repeat for several minutes. (via bb)

Update: This illusion was made by Charlie Deck. (via @tdhooper)

Tags: Charlie Deck   optical illusions
05 May 15:47

Don’t trust OAuth: Why the “Google Docs” worm was so convincing

by Ron Amadeo

An evil phishing worm masquerading as "Google Docs" took the Internet by storm today. It sent an e-mail claiming to be from a friend or relative who wanted to share a document with you. Clicking on the "Open in Docs" button asked you to log in to Google, then it popped up a familiar OAuth request asking for some permissions. If you clicked "Allow," the permissions granted it full control over your e-mail and access to all your contacts. The worm then e-mailed everyone in your contacts list before doing god-only-knows what else to the victim's e-mail.

The interesting thing about this worm was just how convincing it was. The e-mail was great—it used the exact same language as a Google Docs sharing e-mail and the exact same "Open" button. Clicking on the link brought up an authentic Google log-in page, served up from Google's servers. Then you were presented a real Google OAuth permissions page, also from Google's servers. The trick was that the app claiming to be "Google Docs" wasn't really Google Docs. The screen showed a third-party app with the name "Google Docs" and a profile picture that matched the Google Docs logo.

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05 May 15:45

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

by Matthew Inman
You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

This is a comic about the backfire effect.

12 Apr 16:01

Existential Bug Reports

ISSUE: If we wait long enough, the Earth will eventually be consumed by the Sun. WORKAROUND: None.
03 Apr 15:30

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Monastic


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Anyone caught complaining about today's comic's accuracy will be compelled to wear a tonsure.

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30 Mar 20:07

10 Character Posters For American Gods

by Dan Wickline

April 30th!

Bryan Fuller, showrunner for Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, has been posting new American Gods character posters to his Twitter account. We have Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, and finally Kristin Chenoweth as Easter.

American Gods premieres on April 30th.

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10 Character Posters For American Gods

21 Mar 15:34

Vomiting Emoji

My favorite might be U+1F609 U+1F93F WINKING FACE VOMITING.
20 Mar 15:58

dailydris: First Official Poster for “The Dark Tower” (X)


First Official Poster for “The Dark Tower” (X)

20 Mar 15:32

Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM

by Peter Bright

A 3D XPoint wafer. (credit: Intel)

Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, for $1520, with broad availability in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor will be released, and in the second half of the year, a 1.5TB PCIe card, and 750GB and 1.5TB U.2 stick, are planned.

3D XPoint is a new kind of persistent solid state memory devised by Intel and Micron. Details on how the memory actually works remain scarce—it's generally believed to use some kind of change in resistance to record data—but its performance characteristics and technical capabilities make it appealing for a wide range of applications.

When it was first announced in 2015, Intel claimed it would be 1,000 times faster than NAND flash, 10 times denser than DRAM, and 1,000 times better endurance than NAND, though without saying "faster at what" or "what kind of NAND" or anything like that. With the shipping product, these comparisons are now clearer, as one of Intel's slides make clear: 3D XPoint has about one thousandth the latency of NAND flash (or about ten times the latency of DRAM), and tens times the density of DRAM.

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17 Mar 18:15

Get ready for The Matrix reboot

by Annalee Newitz

Enlarge / Early versions of the Machines from The Animatrix. (credit: The Animatrix)

Blade Runner and Mad Max are back, so why not The Matrix? The Hollywood Reporter says sources have confirmed that Warner Bros is starting work on a reboot of The Matrix, and it even has a star in mind: Michael B. Jordan, who recently broke out as the star of Creed. Zak Penn (Alphas, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) is currently writing a treatment.

The Matrix was not expected to be a blockbuster when Warners released it in March 1999. At the time, writer/director siblings the Wachowskis were best known for an indie film noir called Bound about lesbian lovers plotting the ultimate crime. But the innovative camera effects (bullet time!) and futuristic originality of The Matrix blew audiences away, rocketing it to the fourth-highest box office on Earth that year. Who could forget badass Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, offering the blue and red pills, or Carrie Ann Moss as Trinity, using nmap when she wasn't doing gun ballet. And then there was Keanu Reeves as Neo, downloading data over his brain port and intoning gravely, "I know kung-fu."

Though the sequels never lived up to the promise of the first film, the franchise was a game changer, influencing science fiction to this day. Everything from Inception to Mr. Robot owes something to the style and themes that the Wachowskis popularized. Plus, bullet time has forever left its mark on action scenes, both technologically and stylistically. Any time you see a fight scene that moves between fast and slow motion, viewed in 360 degrees, you are looking at a special effect that the Wachowskis invented.

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15 Mar 19:22

my pitch to Cartoon Network got rejected :(

my pitch to Cartoon Network got rejected :(

15 Mar 19:22

“You can’t be funny without being offensive!”




“Functional, healthy family relationships can’t be funny! Only dysfunctional relationships where the family members despise each other can be hilarious!” 


“Everything has to be edgy and dark and violent and push the line to be good!” 

If you genuinely believe that, then you’re not trying hard enough. 

“Stereotyping is necessary for comedy”

10 Mar 15:55

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Capacity


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Please dear GOD let there be nothing wrong.

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We've sold half the tickets for BAHFest London! BUT, there's still time to come see me, Simon Singh, Helen Keen, and more turbogeeks on March 25, up at Imperial.

10 Mar 15:54


The dump also contains a list of millions of prime factors, a 0-day Tamagotchi exploit, and a technique for getting gcc and bash to execute arbitrary code.