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RT @edrabbit: If you haven't read @raindrift's writing on the treatment of the Temple burn at Burning Man, I recommend it:
.@PGE4Me leaking water at their Howard Street facility below a "do not use water" sign. Not pictured - huge puddle.
RT @WoIIstonecraft: The revolutionary girl values her intellect because she full comprehends the fact that mind is far more dangerous than makeup.
MT @Skud: these are the grace hopper prints i'm selling. want one? /cc @juliaferraioli
A Moment In Labor History or STOP CALLING THAT POSTER ROSIE THE RIVETER! | What a Witch via @delicious
Scientists at Stanford identify body language tied to creativity, learning via @delicious
Craft-loving people in SF! Come see me & my parents at the ACC show at Fort Mason first weekend in August. More info:
DARIUS TWIN | light painting via @delicious
I just liked "Book Hive Teaser Trailer" on Vimeo:
If you've ever worked with an API, I'd love to have your thoughts in this short survey for a class project - Thanks!
If you've ever worked with an API, I'd love to have your feedback on this survey for my class project! Thanks! ^_^
This is an impressive piece of code, and also a really fun toy : /cc @scanlime
Robots Get Flexible and Torqued Up With Origami Wheels - IEEE Spectrum via @delicious
Robots Get Flexible and Torqued Up With Origami Wheels - IEEE Spectrum -
Origami, the art of folding pieces of paper to create shapes, is an appealing concept for robotics because you can transform two dimensional materials into three dimensional structures that are inherently flexible, or, as a roboticist would say, "deformable." What's more, structures that fold and unfold enable all kinds of interesting functionality that would otherwise only be possible with systems that are much more complex. The approach can be particularly useful in designing wheels for robots, and earlier this month at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) two research groups presented origami-inspired wheel systems that allow mobile robots to be nimbler and stronger. - bouncinglime
RT @jcolman: Hey SF! Want a FREE ticket to #UXNight this Thursday? I've got 10 to share! Register now with code "ColmanV1P"
RaDFire — Fire Weather Research Laboratory via @delicious
RaDFire — Fire Weather Research Laboratory -
Its been a busy and exciting month here at the Fire Weather Research Lab. As part of our Rapid Deployment to Fires (RaDFire) NSF project we've now deployed our mobile weather lab to 4 major fires in as many weeks: (1) Shirely Fire, Kern County, (2) Stoney Fire, Fort Huntter Liggett, (3) Butts Fire, Napa County, and (4) Bully Fire, Shasta County. As a result we've managed to collect some unbelievable data and I thought I'd take a few minutes to share some of the highlights pertaining to two important fire process: Rotating Updrafts and Penetrative Convection. - bouncinglime
We Can't Get Jobs - Are We Going to Be OK? | Katie Boland -
Unemployed, what do we do with our idle days? Employed, how do we make it permanent? How do we begin our lives? Are we stunted by this dilemma, stuck at the starting line, revving like a broken engine, stalling until we move forward? Last week, I was talking to a very respected writer, who had a lot of success at a young age. His sentiments echoed what I hear from a lot of older people about my generation: You guys seem fucked. "I see a lot of young people now who are very smart, with amazing degrees and I feel the loss radiating around them. I feel for you kids." Am I fucked? Are all of us? ... My best friend is an amazing writer. She works at as a bank teller at a credit union. She's happy, in a consistent way. I'm not. I have peaks and valleys. - bouncinglime
This Is How We Live Now — Medium -
I wanted to hug her, and everyone else in this struggle and answer with an I-Have-No-Idea shrug that heaves collectively amongst those of us who have been busting our asses to get out of survival mode. The steady flow of rejection causes us to lose value in ourselves, despite our many attempts to thwart those self-defeating emotions with yoga, Buddhism, self-help articles, books, and various advice columns. Not only are we hanging by the threads we’ve woven of “I’m OK” mantras, but we are constantly devalued by those who are lucky enough to be employed — who refuse to believe that we are even trying. None of us are looking for riches. None of us are turning down jobs that are beneath our skill-sets. The terrifying truth is that we are all a few paychecks away from someone’s couch or our cars — and that is how we live now. - bouncinglime
Not Everyone Is Beautiful | Mindless Productivity -
Nobody says, “Everybody has a pleasant laugh.” Nobody says, “Everyone is athletic to somebody.” Nobody says, “You are an amazing writer, whether you know it or not.” I keep waiting, but they never say it. Beauty is the only trait that everyone gets free access to. Why? Because we have created a culture that values beauty above all other innate traits…for women, at least. Men are generally valued by their success, which is seen as a result of talent and hard work, despite how much it depends on luck and knowing the right people. But women are pretty much a one-note instrument. Society says, you’re hot, or you’re not. Your looks affect your choice of mate, the friends you have, and even your job. And this factor that will affect every part of your life is something you have next to no control over. - bouncinglime
Not Everyone Is Beautiful | Mindless Productivity via @delicious
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | Our Expansion | An Expanded Building | Construct… via @delicious
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | Our Expansion | An Expanded Building | Construction Time-Lapse -
See what's happening on the construction site today — or create your own time-lapse movie to check out all the progress to date. The view from our construction camera, overlooking the Howard Street end of the site, is updated every 15 minutes. You can also use the calendar below to view the building site at any point in time - bouncinglime
The Day We Set the Colorado River Free | Nature | -
It's been more than 50 years since the Colorado River regularly reached the sea. But this spring, the U.S. and Mexico let the water storm through its natural delta for a grand experiment in ecological restoration. As the dam gates opened, a small band of river rats caught a once-in-a-lifetime ride. ... Here’s the short version: In ten to twenty years, unless the drought breaks in a big way or everybody in Los Angeles starts recycling their own pee, Lake Mead will run dry, and the Southwest will have to pack up its playthings and move in with its relatives back east. Here’s the longer version: Each year, according to the Law of the River, the century-old pillar of legal documents governing the allocation of the Colorado, Lake Mead must distribute 1.5 million acre-feet (MAF) of water to Mexico, 4.4 to California, 2.8 to Arizona, and 0.3 to Nevada. It loses another 0.6 MAF to evaporation. But the reservoir receives 1.2 MAF—four Las Vegases—less than it distributes. Currently, Mead - bouncinglime
The Day We Set the Colorado River Free | Nature | via @delicious
Marvel Proudly Presents Thor | News | via @delicious
Marvel Proudly Presents Thor | News | -
“The inscription on Thor's hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it's time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!” Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.” - bouncinglime
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