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Wednesday February 14, 2018. 05:50 PM
Signato is a handsome, readable script typeface based upon the Lithuanian declaration of independence. The whole project took more than 6 months. First of all, a high-resolution scan of the Act of Independence of Lithuania had to be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign...
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You can't game your way out of the ludic loop any more than you can smoke your way out of a crack habit, but Katie Bloom's found some interesting apps that aim to help us take back control. My favorite tool for doing this is Forest, an app that costs $1.99 and looks like it...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orv9OJDUnWM&feature=youtu.be Welker turns up in the credits of seemingly ever cartoon that involves precisely customized animal noises. Seeing him work is a lot of fun, claw gestures and all. 'Great. Yeah, that was good.'
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Peter K. Rosenthal faces an existential crisis after watching 'Fifty Shades Freed' and learning the nature of his predicament. For as long as I remember I've been imprisoned here, forced to watch an endless cavalcade of rote, insipid moviemaking.... Every DVD I watch is...
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In this security-camera video, an attempted break-in somewhere in China goes very wrong almost from the outset. [via]
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Mii Channel Markov generates melodies similar to, but never likely to be mistaken for, the Mii Channel theme. Made with Band.js and my own markov generator, Markov.js. All transcribing of the original music was done by hand, with help from Pianoletternotes. It sounds like...
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Bruce Sterling's scathing editorial in The Atlantic on the future of 'Smart Cities' uses London's many smart city initiatives as a kind of measuring stick for the janky and dysfunctional future of civic automation: a city that throws great smart city conferences while its...
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Five years after activists forced Seattle's mayor to return the city's surveillance drones to their manufacturer, the city has announced that it is terminating its warrantless mass-surveillance program altogether. (more…)
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It's hard to find decent Mexican food in Canada. We're lousy with Taco Bells and, out west at least, we've got Taco Time. But these are just chains offering a cartoon version of the real deal. The first time I went for burritos with friends in San Fransisco's Mission...
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French food artist/animator Alexandre Dubosc has done it again. He's created another incredibly impressive zoetrope, this time with a cat theme (previously). It's called 'Gâteau Gato' ('cat cake') and it is really quite a delight to watch. I'm not sure which I like better,...
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During World War II, the U.S. Army experimented with a bizarre plan: using live bats to firebomb Japanese cities. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the crazy history of the bat bomb, the extraordinary brainchild of a Pennsylvania...
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When it comes to improving the atmosphere of our living spaces, most of us consider merely buying a few plants or light fixtures to liven things up. The ZenCube, however, literally improves the atmosphere of your abode by releasing negative ions into the air that can...
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When Lissa Lucas stood up at a public meeting of the West Virginia legislature and read into the record the gas-industry campaign contributions that lawmakers had received prior to taking a favorable view on allowing gas-drillers to drill in West Virginians' property, she...
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Tuesday February 13, 2018. 10:34 PM
See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger's photo (full image below) won this year's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's scientific...
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Michelle McNew: 'My crazy kid jumping on his buddy’s ice covered trampoline'
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On Saturday at London Fashion Week, Burberry will reveal its new collection featuring a rainbow plaid that the company says celebrates LGBTQ communities. They've also announced support for three LGBTQ charities. 'My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to - and in ...
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If only it were true. Chicago's ABC affiliate WLS-TV featured the graphic seen above during a story about the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. From the Chicago Tribune: Jayme Nicholas, a spokesperson for the ABC affiliate in Chicago, told Inc. that the goof was the result...
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If you're at the Winter Olympics in South Korea and want a diversion from winter sports, why not head over to Penis Park, also known as Haesindang Park, which is only a one-hour hop, skip and a hump away. There you can tool around the much-larger-than-life penii, which work...
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Are you a left-wing authoritarian, a right-wing authoritarian, a left-wing libertarian, or a right-wing libertarian? I took this 6-page online test and was not surprised to learn that I'm in the left libertarian quadrant, right next to Bernie Sanders. Take the test here and...
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