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Star Trek | Bizarro Blog! -
Star Trek  | Bizarro Blog!
Andy Baio
Clever Twitter magic trick: tweet every possible outcome, then delete the wrong ones. Instant Nostradamus!
will work only once :( — makes it impossible to capitalize on that "first prediction" - earlyadopter
Howard Rheingold
If brainwaves can reliably control mechanisms why have we not seen more than demos in past 40 years?
Because Silicon Valley is invested in mechanical pointers anf a breakthrough making much of current software (apps) obsolete is not wanted . - WarLord
In forty years, we've managed to take brainwave-controlled mechanisms from a simple on-off state change which required the mental control of a master yogi to operate and turn them into slightly more complex control systems which require the mental control of a reasonably-skilled yogi. But really, I don't think thought control will replace physical unless or until we crack the brain's OS :-) - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Andrew C (✔)
I always wanted to see the night sky away from the city. I did a few weeks ago, and it was great, and then I got bored after ten minutes.
Ha! - Amit Patel
Carl Sagan Explained Death to His Young Daughter - Neatorama -
Carl Sagan Explained Death to His Young Daughter - Neatorama
"One day when I was still very young, I asked my father about his parents. I knew my maternal grandparents intimately, but I wanted to know why I had never met his parents. “Because they died,” he said wistfully. “Will you ever see them again?” I asked. He considered his answer carefully. Finally, he said that there was nothing he would like more in the world than to see his mother and father again, but that he had no reason — and no evidence — to support the idea of an afterlife, so he couldn’t give in to the temptation. “Why?” Then he told me, very tenderly, that it can be dangerous to believe things just because you want them to be true. You can get tricked if you don’t question yourself and others, especially people in a position of authority. He told me that anything that’s truly real can stand up to scrutiny. As far as I can remember, this is the first time I began to understand the permanence of death. As I veered into a kind of mini existential crisis, my parents comforted me without deviating from their scientific worldview." - Me from Bookmarklet
It's Better With Batman -
It's Better With Batman
It's Better With Batman
Big Trouble in Little China - wow, that was a trip. I didn’t expect the supernatural, Jon didn’t expect the humor. We really enjoyed it.
CAJ hates pants
Ever have something you want to tell someone but you know that there's no value gained from doing it? And it wouldn't change anything and was something in the past that only you knew about? The more I think about it, the revelation would be self-serving more than anything else since it revolves around me and not so much other person(s).
Not quite a Confession but certainly vague. :) - CAJ hates pants
I have a few of those things floating about. - Janet
Yes. :( - Amit Patel
Apparently, this is becoming a monthly thing because now I have a new thing to keep to myself. Yay? - CAJ hates pants
Write it out and burn it! - Janet from FFHound!
t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Finally signed up with code academy and blew through the HTML/CSS section, so I guess I've taught myself more than I realized. Next is Javascript, b/c I can just learn it but never ever have to use it, right?
also, of course the one time I actually want to link twitter to post badges from something, it doesn't work. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
hold up! no one said anything about no friggin math. this is gonna be a math thing? ugh. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
UPDATE: it is scaring me that I am understanding most of this. once I get the parentheses straight, I will be dangerous. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
guard yo children - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Hide yo private variables! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I swear I thought Micah said "Hide yo private vegetables!" - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Hookuh, don't bogart my private Idaho. Potatoes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
CAJ hates pants
7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement -
7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
"Being productive is one of the phrases we hear over and over again in our day-to-day lives. In some contexts, it means doing work when you’re supposed to. In others, it’s all about cleaning the house during your days off. Whatever your personal definition is, however, we can all agree on one thing: some days, productivity can be as hard to find as a unicorn in a haystack." - CAJ hates pants from Bookmarklet
I might be TOO good at #7. - CAJ hates pants
Do Not Take Writing Advice from the Worst Muse -
Do Not Take Writing Advice from the Worst Muse
"Twitter account the Worst Muse isn't even a week old, but it's already a premiere source of hilarious writing advice. Below's a selection of our favorites." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"If a character has curves, make sure to specify that they are in all the right places. Otherwise, readers will be confused." - Jessie
"That "said" looks awfully lonely. Maybe you should give it an adverb friend. Maybe you should give them ALL adverb friends." - Jessie
"You're right. The world DOES need another novel about an aging English professor's affair with a nubile young co-ed." - Betsy
"It'd go over great if your narrator looked in the mirror and compared their own eyes to a really specific body of water." - Jessie
*immediately follows account* - Soup in a TARDIS
"This chapter is missing something. Try adding an epigraph. Maybe some Matchbox 20 lyrics." - Jessie
Oh man. Total warfare on genre and fanfic. Best account ever. - Akiva
very, very funny. - Brent Schaus
"White people." - Jessie
Todd Hoff
The full range of human ingenuity and perversity is fully exposed by the infinite variety of shower controls. They all have basically the same function and they all manage to do it differently with an equal lack of clarity.
An interesting user interface issue. - Sean McBride
I don't know that they all lack clarity. Ours is a single nob and a channel pin. The nob has a regular hot-cold layout, pull out for pressure, turn for temp. control. And then you can pull the channel pin to block the tub spout. - NOT THE CRICKET
How far do you move a dial to get what temperature? Which way is cold? Which way is hot? Which way is off? How do you control pressure? And can you control it without looking? How long does it take to warm up? - Todd Hoff
Half-inch to the left, is warm, inch or further is hot to scalding, dial centered, about room temperature, half-inch to the right water-temp is about 50F, I don't know if it gets colder. Both lines stay under pressure to the control valve, so if you turn left you're cutting off the cold water intake, if you turn right you're cutting off hot water intake, so it's super smooth temperature... more... - NOT THE CRICKET
My favorite shower, that I've only seen once (at a camp ground) had a single knob. Turn left for hot, right for cold, pull for water, push to shut off. It's amazing how many showers tie pressure into temperature, they should all be logical enough to have them separate! - Heather
Morton Fox
Someone actually managed to create a file whose name was just /. I had to think a bit to figure out how to remove it.
Really tough to remove directories called "*", as well. My host used to create those when I would add a wildcard subdomain. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Netflix first original anime series looks Robotech-level awesome -
Netflix first original anime series looks Robotech-level awesome
Huh, that's pretty cool. "Netflix is launching its first original anime series on July 4: the futuristic Knights of Sidonia. The first season, already broadcasted in Japan, is 12 episodes of space opera epic drama that apparently is full of cool spaceships and mechas." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Just watched the first 3 eps. Netflix did good picking this series up. - rönin
CAJ hates pants
Totally pilfered from G+. Rubber wine glasses. :)
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Ridiculously Thin Hand-Made Lens Leaves Pancakes Behind, Borders Crêpe Territory -
Ridiculously Thin Hand-Made Lens Leaves Pancakes Behind, Borders Crêpe Territory
Ridiculously Thin Hand-Made Lens Leaves Pancakes Behind, Borders Crêpe Territory
"There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the company that goes by the name MS Optical, and we won’t blame you. It’s a one-man operation, run by Mr. Sadayasu Miyazaki from Honcho, Japan. But you might want to take not of them now. Specializing in unique lens designs, MS Optical focuses on creating small pancake lenses for the Leica M Mount. But MS Optical’s latest creation leaves the ‘pancake’ title in the dust… this thing should be called a crepe lens." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Mona Nomura
RT @DavidKenner: I'd just like to point out that Islamic Front military chief Zahran Alloush uses a Hello Kitty notebook.
Ruchira S. Datta
Simple, tasty, quick, and all the ingredients are easy to obtain. In 884 calories, I get 100% of the recommended nutrients except Vitamin C, fiber, and calories, which I can easily get by eating fruits and vegetables the rest of the day.
Ingredients: farina, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and either skim milk or poppy seeds. - Ruchira S. Datta
How I know I'm tired: I read a comment on FF and thought "Huh, I've done that." Then realized that it was a comment I'd written myself, not 10 minutes ago... #Zzzzzzz
I've done that a few times. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Wow, me too. - lris
who are you people, again? - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Shannon - GlassMistress
I love how these turned out!
My mom has pointed out to me that these arent all that creative ... you could find something like them in any gift store. Honestly ... I dont care ... they are so darn fun to make! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Moms. - Amit Patel
Louis Gray
I had lunch with Steve Lacy today. AMA.
I forgot to have lunch. I was having too much fun with the pop riveter. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
How was lunch? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How many steps in total was the circuit? - Steve and 4 other people
Less than 101,000. - Professor A.I.
BTW lunch was fine the chicken was a bit tough. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Lunch was good. Pizza, chicken, vegetables. Even dessert! - Louis Gray
According to Moves, our route was 4,231 steps in total. - Louis Gray
Friend on Facebook has had enough of me debunking all the crazy fake shit they share. They fake to real ratio is about 5 - 2. With a track record like that, you'd think they would stop before sharing... but, no... all my fault.
PROVE IT - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You're making that up, Johnny. - Louis Gray
AJ Batac
Morton Fox
Blue Lagoon. Weird shade of blue but probably just dissolved mineral salts. @ Monroeville Mall
Blue Lagoon. Weird shade of blue but probably just dissolved mineral salts. @ Monroeville Mall
Big Fat Yeast Roll!
Feeding my addiction.
:) David just got a load of colouring pencils to go with the Advanced Colouring-In Book his Mum got him - Pete
where did you get the markers lb? - Sir Shuping is just sir
They're just gel pens from Big Lots. - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
Have you seen your desk? - Jenny
Dear Lord, no. I was already dreading going back tomorrow. #skeered - Big Fat Yeast Roll!
The Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge – Masterpiece of Ancient Building ~ Kuriositas -
The Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge – Masterpiece of Ancient Building ~ Kuriositas
Victor Ganata
ToS != informed consent and anyone who says otherwise ought not be trusted.
Granted I found a nicer view of the bridge.
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