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3ders.org - Minnesotan man builds the world’s first 3D printed concrete castle in his own backyard, designing a kit that can print two-story houses - http://www.3ders.org/article...
3ders.org - Minnesotan man builds the world’s first 3D printed concrete castle in his own backyard, designing a kit that can print two-story houses
3ders.org - Minnesotan man builds the world’s first 3D printed concrete castle in his own backyard, designing a kit that can print two-story houses
California ISO - Todays Outlook - http://www.caiso.com/outlook...
California ISO - Todays Outlook
This page shows california's electricity use - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
(1) It *seems* like we have a great deal of excess electricity, especially at night - Amit Patel
(2) If I got the calculations right, that excess electricity would desalinate between 100,000 and 200,000 acre-feet per day - Amit Patel
(3) California uses an average of 100,000 acre-feet per day - Amit Patel
Back of the envelope calculation suggests desalination from currently *unused* California electricity would be enough water for California's water needs. Need someone to independently do these calculations … - Amit Patel
I couldn't figure out how to break out excess renewables from excess coal / gas / etc. I'm thinking only excess wind/solar/geothermal capacity should count as unused. - Private Sanjeev
User talk:Knecht03 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
User talk:Knecht03 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
User talk:Knecht03 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Craig Knecht is obsessed with magic squares; he's building them with "water flow" and then making patterns of water that is contained within the walls. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Took my daughter hiking in the redwoods. We saw a tree that had 12 full sized trees growing out of its limbs.
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The Urban Environment Is Creating Super-Sized Spiders - CityLab - http://www.citylab.com/weather...
The Urban Environment Is Creating Super-Sized Spiders - CityLab
The Urban Environment Is Creating Super-Sized Spiders - CityLab
TL;DR: spiders are getting bigger. In Australia of all places. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
soon they'll need WOF stickers. - Big Joe Silence
File:Symmetrical 5-set Venn diagram.svg - Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki...
File:Symmetrical 5-set Venn diagram.svg - Wikimedia Commons
Woah, I didn't realize Venn diagrams could be used for more than 3 sets - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Tunnel and Reservoir Plan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"Commissioned in the mid-1970s, the project is managed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Completion of the system is not anticipated until 2029" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"The megaproject is one of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken in terms of scope, cost and timeframe. " - Amit Patel
Research project to reconstruct animal gaits, including for extinct or imaginary animals - Amit Patel
TL;DR: DINOSAURS - Amit Patel
Hextris Is The Newest Addicting Game - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/hextris...
Hextris Is The Newest Addicting Game - Business Insider
"Now that the 2048 craze is finally dying down and you thought you'd get back to your productive self, a new contender called Hextris has entered the ring." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Friend of mine is getting unexpected amounts of traffic after his game was posted to reddit, hackernews, twitter. Fun :) - Amit Patel
This New Open-Source Game Is Crazy Addicting - http://www.appstorechronicle.com/2014...
This New Open-Source Game Is Crazy Addicting
"The next great open-source game has arrived. Earlier this year, the world was engrossed by 2048, an open-source puzzle game which attracted millions of players, and perhaps billions of games. Now comes the recently-created Hextris, a hexagonal version of the hit game Tetris." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
The meanderiness of a river, its Stølum number, is... - Maths and Science blog- matthen - http://blog.matthen.com/post...
The meanderiness of a river, its Stølum number, is... - Maths and Science blog- matthen
"The meanderiness of a river, its Stølum number, is defined as the length the water travels from source to finish (blue curve) divided by the direct distance (red line).  This can change chaotically as a river changes coarse, forming Ox bow lakes. The ratio is often found to converge to (but rarely exceed) 3.14, roughly pi." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
(animated gif - click through to see) - Amit Patel
Why would this converge to pi?! - Amit Patel
I guess the courses of rivers tend to approximate alternating half-circles with the straight-line distance as the diameter? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Hm, that makes sense! :) - Amit Patel
Gamasutra - The hilarious success story of Goat Simulator - http://www.gamasutra.com/view...
Gamasutra - The hilarious success story of Goat Simulator
"Ibrisagic posted the very first gameplay trailer, went to bed, and woke up to 80,000 views. By the time he made his five-minute walk to the office, there were 100,000. "It just became bigger and bigger and bigger, and at the end, I remember GameSpot made a video about why Goat Simulator needs to happen, that games can be stupid sometimes. People wrote really long emails to us to explain why this was important to the industry. We began to feel that maybe we could release this thing, and that maybe if we didn't someone might shoot me on the way to the office." " - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman - http://www.thecoinsman.com/2014...
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
"This week I traveled to northeast China to check out a bitcoin mining operation. After being received at the airport, my contact drove me for nearly an hour to a part of the country more remote than I was expecting. This was my first time checking out a mining operation of this size, so I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I was definitely surprised by how off the beaten path it was." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Not only is this insane, but the author has no realization that it is insane, and his paean to libertarianism and capitalism at the end sounds like cloud cuckoo talk. Gold is irrational but at least it can be a paperweight. Paper money is irrational but at least you can wipe your ass with it. Bitcoin is literally nothing physical, the most irrational currency of all, and yet here's an operation spending $60k a month in electricity to generate irrational wealth. - Stephen Mack
Ain't humans strange? - Son of Groucho
To be fair, most of our government-backed currency is also stored as bits in computers. But the "government-backed" part is the thing. - Victor Ganata
Money is just one of those things not to think too deeply about. Otherwise the data streams collapse. - Todd Hoff
I just think about the resources used up to mine bit coins. It's so arbitrary. In my head it's equivalent to if tomorrow we declared that alligator teeth were worth millions apiece and people began tearing apart swamps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not as scalable :-) - Todd Hoff
Well, that is kind of how the stock market and real estate and consumerism works…. :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I think back to the beanie baby bubble … but at least you got some beanie babies out of it. - Amit Patel
What happens when a thunderstorm hits the world's largest airport (ATL) - Imgur - http://imgur.com/HL4jqNm
What happens when a thunderstorm hits the world's largest airport (ATL) - Imgur
(animated gif - click through to see) - Amit Patel
Enter Pyongyang - http://jtsingh.com/index...
Enter Pyongyang
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"This film is the world’s first balanced look into the city that is actually beautiful in its own way. We reveal not only Pyongyang’s built environment and landmarks, but also the people of Pyongyang. Needless to mention, this video has made an enormous impact by positively expanding global perceptions of Pyongyang and drastically boosting global interest in visiting the city." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Client: Koryo Tours & Korea International Tourism Company (KITC)" - Amit Patel
Interactive design of model airplanes - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Interactive design of model airplanes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KJUVJAUY8o
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Neat project! They collect data on how model airplanes fly, then build a model from that, then have an interactive airplane designer that uses the model to predict how the airplane will fly. It shows you the expected capabilities, then has an auto-optimize feature to make adjustments to make it fly better. Then you print it out and fly it :) - Amit Patel
The staid young: Oh! You pretty things | The Economist - http://www.economist.com/news...
The staid young: Oh! You pretty things | The Economist
The staid young: Oh! You pretty things | The Economist
"Today’s young people are held to be alienated, unhappy, violent failures. They are proving anything but" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"In America, the proportion of high-school students reporting “binge-drinking”—more than five drinks in a single session—has fallen by a third since the late 1990s. " - Amit Patel
"Over the past ten years pot-smoking has increased, a bit, among these older teens; but even though now legal in some states (see page 35) its prevalence is still far lower than in the 1970s, when Barack Obama was a member of his high-school “choom gang”. Use of other recreational drugs has fallen sharply." - Amit Patel
"America’s teenage pregnancy rate is half what it was two decades ago" - Amit Patel
"Teenagers appear not just to be waiting longer for sex, but also by-and-large to be being careful about what they get up to once they get started." - Amit Patel
I've once again fallen behind on posting photos. This is from a trip a few weeks ago, to Oregon. Shasta Caverns, Winston Safari, Florence, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua, and more.
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Tropical Storm Iselle and Big Island Rainfall Reports - http://www.wunderground.com/blog...
Tropical Storm Iselle and Big Island Rainfall Reports
Tropical Storm Iselle and Big Island Rainfall Reports
Mauna Kea vs Hurricane Iselle. Who won? Mauna Kea did. No rain from the hurricane made it past the gigantic volcano. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
The Big Island is such a neat place. So much variety crammed into a small space. - Brian Johns
Yep! One day I'll go back. - Amit Patel
Galapagos - Radiolab - http://www.radiolab.org/story...
Galapagos - Radiolab
"Today, the strange story of a small group of islands that raise a big question: is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? And just how far are we willing to go to stop that from happening?" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
This podcast was a little disturbing. But also fascinating. - Amit Patel
Play Hextris, a free online game on Kongregate - http://www.kongregate.com/games...
Play Hextris, a free online game on Kongregate
"Hextris is a fast paced, addictive puzzle game inspired by Tetris." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
In my day kids didn't have such an easy way to share games they made… - Amit Patel
Don't Know What to Call This | Mumblegrits - http://mumblegrits.blogspot.com/2014...
Don't Know What to Call This | Mumblegrits
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing
Crypt of the Necrodancer is great. Giant Bomb did a decent 30 minute preview of it a few days ago: http://www.giantbomb.com/videos... - Mark Trapp
Leave it to *Buzzfeed* to complain about @SavedYouAClick - Amit Patel
Maybe the title should've been You Won't Believe Who Complained About SavedYouAClick! - Amit Patel
SavedYouAClick responds: "No. RT @BuzzFeed: Please Stop Saving Me A Click" https://twitter.com/SavedYo... - Amit Patel
Best line from Buzzfeed: "It’s not entirely clear that clickbait, in its traditional sense, is still rampant today." - Betsy
Hahaha - Amit Patel
Updated design of Nokia maps - http://christopherwesson.azure...
Updated design of Nokia maps
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Brookings effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"On July 8, 2008, Brookings recorded a high temperature of 108 °F (42 °C) at the airport. This was not only the highest recorded temperature in the town's history, but also the highest recorded in Oregon on that day. The Crescent City airport, approximately 30 miles south, recorded a high temperature of 68 °F (20 °C) that day." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"The Brookings Effect is a meteorological phenomenon that affects the southern coast of Oregon, in which dry adiabatic heating increases the temperature of a mass of air as it travels down slope. It can occur at any time of the year producing temperatures near the Chetco River mouth which are up to 40 °F (22 °C) higher than without the air movement. It is the same phenomenon as the Santa Ana winds." - Amit Patel
Beaver Complex Fire - 36,723 acres - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/inciden...
Beaver Complex Fire - 36,723 acres
"The Beaver Complex is comprised of the Salt Creek Fire (20 miles northwest of Medford) and the Oregon Gulch Fire (15 miles east of Ashland), lightning-started fires that started on July 30-31, 2014. After it was first discovered on July 31, the Oregon Gulch Fire rapidly moved southeast from the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument into the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area, from Jackson County into Klamath County, and then into California." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
:-( - Todd Hoff
I think I should probably cancel my hiking trip to crater lake …
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fire + drought = long & intense burning season :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:-( - Amit Patel
More fires -> more co2 --> more heat -> more fires - Amit Patel
fires -> more fires - Todd Hoff
Clever idea: a chromecast can talk to multiple devices at once. My friend made a board-game-ish game where every player can look at their own screen but they can also use the shared screen. - Amit Patel
Now I need to find that android device in a drawer somewhere, and charge it up … - Amit Patel
How is the latency on shared global display? - Todd Hoff
"with great power comes great spiderman" - http://friendfeed.com/micahwi...
"with great power comes great spiderman"
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