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'Fat and Furious Burger,' hamburger-y art Tumblog of greatness

24 July, 2014 - 03:53


"Le divin burger."

These delicious images (and video) come from this genius little art tumblr: fatandfuriousburger.com.

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Report from America's militarized, constitution-free border-zone

24 July, 2014 - 03:49


The expanding powers, vicious unaccountability and violent, invasive searching conducted in America's 100-mile "border zone" should concern you. Read the rest

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Family kicked off Denver Southwest flight because Dad tweeted about the rude gate-agent

24 July, 2014 - 03:34

They only let them back on again after he deleted his tweet. Read the rest

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Oral:phabet

24 July, 2014 - 03:32

“Oral:phabet,” a 3D typeface exploring the expressive capability of the human mouth. Takayuki Ogawa, Japan, 2013. Read the rest

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Oral:phabet

24 July, 2014 - 03:32

“Oral:phabet,” a 3D typeface exploring the expressive capability of the human mouth. Takayuki Ogawa, Japan, 2013. Read the rest

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Tempering hype around 3D printing in space

24 July, 2014 - 03:25

In a new report on "3D Printing In Space," the US's National Research Council says, “For in-space use, the technology may provide new capabilities, but it will serve as one more tool in the toolbox, not a magic solution to tough space operations and manufacturing problems.”

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Tempering hype around 3D printing in space

24 July, 2014 - 03:25

In a new report on "3D Printing In Space," the US's National Research Council says, “For in-space use, the technology may provide new capabilities, but it will serve as one more tool in the toolbox, not a magic solution to tough space operations and manufacturing problems.”

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The GIF Connoisseur

24 July, 2014 - 03:04

A tumblog of greatness, filled with GIFs of greatness: thegifconnoisseur.tumblr.com.

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Spineless creatures flee forest fires

24 July, 2014 - 02:58

In a story at National Geographic, bush firefighter Gabriel d'Eustachio describes multiple fires where the leading edge of flame was preceded by an invertebrate "wave of creepy-crawlies".

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A 'Hack' logo, made of 7,600 LEGO bricks in 24 hours

24 July, 2014 - 02:55
Alice Lee created this absolutely stunning typographic study in LEGO for Dropbox’s 2014 Hack Week. Read the rest
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Vinyl record recycled into lamp

24 July, 2014 - 02:41
Sandman "up cycled" a vinyl record and camera tripod into a neat studio lamp! (via Laughing Squid)
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Saving Room for Cats: a Tumblog of Greatness

24 July, 2014 - 02:40

"Men love to take up so much space and spread their legs while sitting down but it's because they're saving room for cats! Duh!" savingroomforcats.tumblr.com.

[HT: theremina.tumblr.com]

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Sixth grader's internet-famous science project misleadingly promoted as "new"

24 July, 2014 - 02:17

This is scientist Zack Jud, posing with a lionfish he caught in a estuary river in 2010 — four years before 6th grader Lauren Arrington, who is now being credited with the discovery.

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Summer reading list: kids' books and YA

24 July, 2014 - 02:17
Being a compendium of some of my most popular kids' book reviews from the past year, from Glorkian Warrior to Alan Mendelsohn Read the rest
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Donate to Noisebridge hacker space!

24 July, 2014 - 02:10

My favorite hacker space, San Francisco's Noisebridge, is seeking donations via Indiegogo to fix its electrical system, repair tools, create a new audio/video workspace, and generally upgrade the facility! Read the rest

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The Perfect Specimen by M. Luke McDonnell

24 July, 2014 - 02:06

Last night I read M. Luke McDonnell's The Perfect Specimen. This kindle short, by an old friend, takes some modern day ethical challenges and plays them out in the near future.

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Gabriel the angel, illuminated in Manhattan

24 July, 2014 - 02:00

BB pal Scott Matthews snapped this sublime photo of Gabriel on the roof of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Scott says, "Twice a year the sun rises aligned behind the statue, it's kind of my personal Manhattanhenge."

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White House caught secretly tracking Web visitors with sneaky spyware

24 July, 2014 - 00:16


They proudly say that they comply with federal privacy law, eschewing cookies, but sneakily use Addthis's "canvas fingerprinting," a product whose other major user is Youporn (but they stopped after they were outed, and the White House didn't). Read the rest

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Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify the Internet

23 July, 2014 - 23:34

Pam writes, "Open Rights Group has produced a new satirical film to raise awareness of internet filters - a spoof campaign by the 'Department of Dirty'." Read the rest

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Jack White at a Chicago Cubs game

23 July, 2014 - 23:19
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