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Todd Hoff
Damn that's cool - Reuse Old Sea Mines Into Furniture - http://www.worldofdesigners.com/reuse-o...
Damn that's cool - Reuse Old Sea Mines Into Furniture
Damn that's cool - Reuse Old Sea Mines Into Furniture
"Designed by Estonian artist and sculptor Mati Karmin, this furniture collection rises to the challenge of recycling and reusing Russian sea mine shells. The deserted Soviet submarine base in Estonian town of Paldiski experienced lots of empty naval mines shells that seemed unsightly prior to the designer turned them into distinctive furniture that reminds from the Soviet period." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
You don’t like what you think you like: Bad taste, manipulated choices and the new science of decision-making - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2015...
You don’t like what you think you like: Bad taste, manipulated choices and the new science of decision-making - Salon.com
"But we should not underestimate our tendencies to rely on confidence, our own and others’, as a cue for what information deserves the most attention (independent of the validity of that information). One of the most insidious side effects of group decision making is that people believe in wrong group decisions more than they believe in incorrect individual decisions. The social proof resulting from cascades and (conformity more generally) amplifies everyone’s trust in the incorrect outcome. And inputs into the decision process from highly confident or dominant personalities have more impact and increase the esteem accorded to those individuals, regardless of the quality of their contributions." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy — Tech News and Analysis - https://gigaom.com/2015...
Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy — Tech News and Analysis
"After close to four years of ongoing construction, plus three years of planning and permitting, the $2.4 billion, 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm — the first of this size in operation — is finally finished, and primed to sell power to California utility PG&E. The project is owned and operated by MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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The Man in the High Castle 1 Season 2015 - http://www.amazon.com/gp...
powerful stuff - Todd Hoff
"Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City). - Todd Hoff
I need to watch this. - Stephen Mack
I watched the pilot and quite liked it. I'd not heard of the novel until I saw something about this, and now I want to read it. - ellbeecee
I watched the pilot and liked it... and then had horrendous nightmares. - maʀtha
We'll definitely watch it; we both loved the book. - Jenny H. from Android
I watched it a few nights ago. I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode. - Anne Bouey
When do we get more? - Eivind
You need to vote on Amazon to convince them to choose this show. What we saw was the pilot for a proposed series. - Anne Bouey
I took the survey, I hope they choose this one! - Jenny H.
I took it, too. I even indicated I might be willing to join Prime if they make this happen :) - Eivind
ADDED. really liked the book (sometime in the late 80s?) and am curious how Scott translates it to the screen. - Big Joe Silence
You know, I haven't read the book. I'll have to correct that. - Todd Hoff
Get on it, Todd! - Jenny H. from Android
First, I need chili! - Todd Hoff
You can have a bowl or three of ours if you can make it in the next couple of days. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
I'll rev up the sled dogs. - Todd Hoff
Jandy
It’s not a deal breaker for me if a story doesn’t have women, but if I can put up with a horde of dudes, dudes can put up with one woman.
I can't put up with a horde of dudes and no women. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The mass noun for a group of men is horde? Says a lot :-) - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
In even simpler terms, we see brands as people. - http://www.brandingmagazine.com/2015...
In even simpler terms, we see brands as people.
"A recent study found those judgments mirror judgments we make about something else—other people. “The patterns of activity involved in judging corporations were almost the same as those involved in judging people. In other words, corporations are represented by the brain as social beings rather than inanimate objects.” In even simpler terms, we see brands as people. What happens when they don’t talk like a person?" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Joshua Light Show + Inherent Vice at the Ace, Shoreditch - Cool Hunting - http://www.coolhunting.com/culture...
Joshua Light Show + Inherent Vice at the Ace, Shoreditch - Cool Hunting
"A kaleidoscope of swirling, colorful shapes move up, down and around the windows of The 100 Room at Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel. The shapes come together and float apart, creating bubbles and cascading color explosions that look like fungi and haemoglobin, fireworks and underwater flowers. All the while, a suggestive, dreamlike soundtrack sets the mood for the ever-changing color display designed by the Joshua Light Show, the CH favorites who we’ve previously visited in their studio." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Efficiency of professional tooth brushing before ultrasonic scaling - Kim - 2015 - International Journal of Dental Hygiene - Wiley Online Library - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi...
"These findings indicated that removing the dental plaque biofilm with a toothbrush and dental floss by a hygienist before scaling with an ultrasonic device was more effective in reducing the working time of the dental hygienist." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
"Nietzsche, nearly a century ago, already named our period the Age of Comparisons.
"Nietzsche, nearly a century ago, already named our period the Age of Comparisons. There were formerly horizons within which people lived and thought and mythologized. There are now no more horizons. And with the dissolution of horizons we have experienced and are experiencing collisions, terrific collisions, not only of peoples but also of their mythologies. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers : All Tech Considered : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers : All Tech Considered : NPR
"In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage. "Everybody who ages is going to be their own problem-solver," she says. And designers are problem-solvers. Beskind speaks while sitting on a couch at the open office space of IDEO in San Francisco. She commutes to the office once a week from a community for older adults where falling is a problem." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Went down the coast to see the elephant seal babies. You can get really close down in San Simeon (Piedras Blancas). Here's a video I took. http://moby.to/hgp04t
Went down the coast to see the elephant seal babies. You can get really close down in San Simeon (Piedras Blancas). Here's a video I took. http://moby.to/hgp04t
Did you visit the castle? - Todd Hoff
I didn't visit the castle … just the seals! :) I went to the seals, then spent the day in Morro Bay. - Amit Patel
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31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed - http://petapixel.com/2015...
31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed
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"Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world. He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor)." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
What a great idea, the Rescued Film Project, it's like treasure hunting - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others - NYTimes.com
"This last finding was another surprise. Emotion-reading mattered just as much for the online teams whose members could not see one another as for the teams that worked face to face. What makes teams smart must be not just the ability to read facial expressions, but a more general ability, known as “Theory of Mind,” to consider and keep track of what other people feel, know and believe." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Jenny H.
I finally got my residency permit! I'm legal! <3 <3 <3
Congratulations!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Woohoo! - Kirsten
Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it! :))) - Jenny H. from Android
Yay! - bentley
YayYayYayYayYay!!! - vicster
If you're happy, I'm happy. But in my heart I'm thinking: "Shes' not coming back... *sniff*" - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Yay, you can have sex! Oh... not that legal... - Melly
*\o/* boom! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
B, I'll be a regular visitor to the homeland, don't you worry. Melly. :D Thanks, guys. I'm glad you've got my back. :) - Jenny H. from Android
So, how do you feel about ruining your new country? :-) - Todd Hoff
I can't wait! :P - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! how long it took to get it? - непростые коротышки
By their counting, more than 12 months, by my counting, 15. - Eivind
*\o/*!!! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
@eivind hmm, quite a time. good they hadn't lost papers :) - непростые коротышки
Todd Hoff
Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting of 1559, 'The Fight Between Carnival and Lent' - http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcast...
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" was created in Antwerp at a time of religious tension between Catholics and Protestants. It is rich in detail but Bruegel is notoriously difficult to interpret. His art seems to reject the preoccupations of the Italian Renaissance, drawing instead on techniques associated with the new technology of the 16th century, print. Did Bruegel use his art to comment on the controversies of his day? Melvyn Bragg is joined by Louise Milne, Lecturer in Visual Culture in the School of Art at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University; Jeanne Nuechterlein, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art, University of York and Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History and Head of the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London." - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
A Unifying Theory for Scaling Laws of Human Populations - http://arxiv.org/pdf...
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"The spatial distribution of people exhibits clustering across a wide range of scales, from household (∼ 10−2 km) to continental (∼ 104 km) scales. Empirical data indicates simple power-law scalings for the size distribution of cities (known as Zipf’s law1 ), the geographic distribution of friends2 , and the population density fluctuations as a function of scale. We derive a simple statistical model that explains all of these scaling laws based on a single unifying principle involving the random spatial growth of clusters of people on all scales. The model makes important new predictions for the spread of diseases and other social phenomena. - Todd Hoff
Steve C Team Marina
Father Junipero Serra to be elevated to sainthood, Pope Francis says - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Father Junipero Serra to be elevated to sainthood, Pope Francis says - LA Times
"Catching most of the Catholic faithful by surprise, Pope Francis announced Thursday that he plans to canonize Father Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest both revered and reviled for founding nine missions in California." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Before Serra's arrival, hundreds of thousands of indigenous people had lived in what is today California. But the mission system imposed pressure on Indians to assimilate while also exposing thousands to foreign diseases, wiping out villages, native animals and plants. "Most Indians who came to missions didn't live very long," Hackel said. "Those baptized lived short lives. "It was an... more... - Steve C Team Marina
This may be a moot point, but can't they just stop making saints? It seems so archaic and goofy. And something like this instance is downright disrespectful to the native people who were harassed by this dude. I just don't like it. - Jenny H. from Android
Guess the streets, hills, schools etc around here that bear his name ain't enough huh. Haven't read the article. Saints have to have performed a miracle right? What was Serra's miracle? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Becoming a saint? - Todd Hoff
The first miracle attributed to Junipero Serra was the cure of nun from lupus. - Janet
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences - https://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc...
"Conclusion. From all of this I am forced to conclude both that mathematics is unreasonably effective and that all of the explanations I have given when added together simply are not enough to explain what I set out to account for. I think that we-meaning you, mainly-must continue to try to explain why the logical side of science-meaning mathematics, mainly-is the proper tool for exploring the universe as we perceive it at present. I suspect that my explanations are hardly as good as those of the early Greeks, who said for the material side of the question that the nature of the universe is earth, fire, water, and air. The logical side of the nature of the universe requires further exploration." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Software in Human Society - Todd Hoff
Jandy
Sure, this house has a nice backyard, but no granite countertops?! How do they expect to sell this. #TooMuchHGTV http://www.redfin.com/CA...
Sure, this house has a nice backyard, but no granite countertops?! How do they expect to sell this. #TooMuchHGTV http://www.redfin.com/CA/Santa-Clarita/21704-Canyon-Heights-Cir-91390/home/8110816
The red shutters look like a flag. - bentley
Maybe it's open concept? Or has has the master on the main? Or has a walk out basement for rental? Or it has walkin closets the size of Delaware? Or stainless steel appliances? Or a tub for 10 in the generous master suite? - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
I've been turned into bigdata! - 23andMe has signed 12 other genetic data partnerships beyond Pfizer and Genentech | VentureBeat | Health | by Mark Sullivan - http://venturebeat.com/2015...
I've been turned into bigdata! - 23andMe has signed 12 other genetic data partnerships beyond Pfizer and Genentech | VentureBeat | Health | by Mark Sullivan
"In general, the partnerships will allow researchers to quickly run queries on more than 1,000 diseases, conditions, and traits so that they can identify new associations between genetic markers using the 23andMe data. Partners like Genentech and Pfizer will access 23andMe research services through a new Research Portal." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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Playful Elephants Take Turns Sliding Down a Muddy Hill on a Rainy Day - http://laughingsquid.com/playful...
"A group of playful elephants take turns sliding down a muddy hill on a rainy day at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. While the elephants are playing here, it’s good practice for when they need to make their way across a muddy river." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
What I find fascinating about the article is that it can be for fun, the elephants must be following some darwinian programming, thus they are lower than humans. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
The Countries Likely to Best Survive Climate Change - http://www.triplepundit.com/2015...
The Countries Likely to Best Survive Climate Change
"Eight out of the top 10 countries considered most at-risk from climate change by the index are located in Africa. Hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and flooding are all real dangers for some of these areas, and this is compounded by a lack of national strategy to counteract the effects. Chad ranked lowest in the index, suggesting it will be the country hardest hit by climate change." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Micah
Grandma lived almost 90 years and never drove an automobile.
My wife never saw her wear pants. Of any kind. Skirts only. - Micah from FFHound!
She did knit a lace table cloth, a gift to her granddaughter, my wife. 750,000 stitches. - Micah from FFHound!
Sounds like she didn't have time to drive! - Todd Hoff
Grandma sounds very similar to mine! Mine died at 89 and never drove, and she also was a knitter. She did wear pants, though. - Melly
My gma didn't wear pants until after gpa died. Then it was all pants, all the time. - Marie
Same with mine. She lived to be 92 and walked everywhere... which is probably why she live to 92. - Ken Morley
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Canadian Artist Creates Armor For Cats And Mice Based On Different Historical Eras - http://www.earthporm.com/canadia...
Canadian Artist Creates Armor For Cats And Mice Based On Different Historical Eras
Canadian Artist Creates Armor For Cats And Mice Based On Different Historical Eras
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Fantastiche! - Verguenza
I'm worried about an arms race. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
I am still not convinced infinite scroll is a great idea.
I kind of hate it - Eric - ill subliminal
I'm fairly convinced it is not. - bentley
I hate it so much. - Jed
who said that? - Pete
It can easily ruin my entire day. Easily. - Hookuh Tinypants
I dislike it and turn it off whenever I can. - John (bird whisperer)
Just go to the footer to determine how to turn off infinite scroll.... Duh. - Joe
Not a fan at all. - Corinne L
Scroll to the bottom to click the contact/copyright/sitemap/anything else you desperately want to click, but can only momentarily see, and are not quick enough to click. - Michael W. May
Why? Pages are artificial, take screen real-estate, hurt performance, and don't fit a world where data is update constantly. - Todd Hoff
Hate it. 1) because you can't get to the footer 2) because so much data on one page 3) because you can't provide a meaningful permalink to discrete data. Todd, a page can be designed to pull updated data without having to be infinite scroll. - Laura Norvig
There's really no sense to a bookmark to a page when the underlying data set is always changing. And footer stuff is better in some sort of about page than wasting valuable screen real-estate, especially in a mobile world. Agreed on the last part, a page and infinite scroll do roughly the same thing on the backend, but the infinite scroll does make more sense when events are dynamically updating something like a twitter stream. Did I convince you? :-) - Todd Hoff
Maybe it's specific to iOS, but the worst part is when the page size gets so huge it starts triggering refreshes in all the other tabs I have open. - Victor Ganata
Page-search doesn't work on a page that isn't all there. - bentley
Can't stand it. - Greg GuitarBuster
sparklemotion - Big Joe Silence
I don't mind it where appropriate and when the designers have remembered that yes, this means they have to put the footer content elsewhere. I *don't* like it when you're on a news site and scroll down to the bottom of the article and suddenly you're on another article. - Deborah Fitchett
Micah
unction.
unctuous. - Jennifer Dittrich
Supreme - Todd Hoff
marine - Meg VMeg
(Conjunction Junction, what's your function?) - Kristin
John took my word. - Friar Will
Compunction. - Laurie Boots from Android
Conj... - Marie
F - Corinne L
unctivitis - Meg VMeg
Victor Ganata
Sometimes I wonder what it must be like to be so privileged that I could just completely ignore the consequences of imperialism and colonialism and still believe that I'm a well-informed person with a good sense of history and politics.
I believe in you! You can do anything you set your mind to! - Andrew C (✔)
Fake it until you make it - Todd Hoff
Joe
Joe
I want you all to know that I am committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.
Been listening to NPR, huh? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Joseph R., John T., and Catherine D. - Marie
I was thinking that I have not heard anyone use the word verdant in a sentence in like forever. Then, reading a book this morning, the author uses verdant. Maybe I should read more. - Joe
On a whim, I just tried to visit their website at "macfound.org". Sadly, it doesn't work, unless you put the "www." in front of it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
that is a big pet peeve of mine (the www thing) and, sadly, typical of foundations and smaller nonprofits. - Laura Norvig
The last time I looked (maybe 15 years ago) there were annoying technical reasons (dns and cookies) to favor putting the website at www.herp.derp instead of at herp.derp :-( - Amit Patel
I worked for a restaurant, for a spell, that served a burger called "The Verdant Angel". The owner/manager wore a cocktail dress during lunch hour. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
but Amit, isn't it relatively easy to have some kind of mirror or redirect so that both URLs work? - Laura Norvig
Sure, web servers redirect both address forms to the same backend code. At one time the www was needed so it wouldn't conflict with other services like smtp.herp.derp on the same box, but that's long past. - Todd Hoff
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2015 Begins with CO2 above 400 PPM Mark - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article...
2015 Begins with CO2 above 400 PPM Mark - Scientific American
"The new year has only just begun, but we’ve already recorded our first days with average carbon dioxide levels above 400 parts per million, potentially leading to many months in a row above this threshold, experts say." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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Ten Things You Don’t Know About: Haystacks | - http://reddirtinmysoul.com/2015...
Ten Things You Don’t Know About: Haystacks |
"9.  Besides the fresh smell of dry grass hay, your hay can also smell, well… like it’s cooking.  Which it can be!  If hay is baled too wet, it begins to decompose, like a compost pile.  Heat is generated.  Sometimes, combustion takes place and your entire haystack can be on fire.  If you’ve stacked it in a barn, there goes your barn!  Haystacks can at least not take any buildings with it should it catch on fire.  For a couple of years, we grew sudan, which is a sorghum.  It really looks like corn stalks to me.  It was hard to get it to dry, and you could walk by it and smell it “cooking”.  The cows loved it.  I imagine it was slightly sweet…" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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