Saturday, September 9th
Friday, September 8th
New York-based company Construction Robotics has developed a semi-automated brick-laying robot called the Semi-Automated Mason, or SAM, that is capable of laying more than 3,000 bricks a day, compared to the 1,000 bricks laid by the best human masons.
Friday, Sep 8th 2017 (12:00am)
Thursday, September 7th
Steal This Book is a book written by Abbie Hoffman. Written in 1970 and published in 1971, the book exemplified the counterculture of the sixties. The book sold more than a quarter of a million copies between April and November 1971.
The book, in the style of the counterculture, mainly focused on ways to fight the government, and against corporations in any way possible. The book is written in the form of a guide to the youth. Hoffman, a political and social activist himself, used many of his own activities as the inspiration for some of his advice in Steal This Book.
If you don't mind a lot of scrolling or using the FIND function within whatever you're reading, here is the entire book for your perusal.
Thursday, Sep 7th 2017 (12:01am)
Wednesday, September 6th
Satellite images and computer projections that you see on the TV news doesn't quite give you the impression of how huge this storm system is. You need a low Earth orbit perspective.
Wednesday, Sep 6th 2017 (7:24pm)
Tuesday, September 5th
A seven-year-old school girl had a legendary holiday after pulling a giant four-foot sword from the Cornish Lake where Arthur threw Excalibur. Matilda Jones was wading through water waist-deep at Dozmary Pool when she stumbled across the blade underwater. Ironically, her father Paul Jones, 51, had recounted the story of King Arthur to Matilda and her sister Lois, four, moments before the discovery.
Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: arothman
They were designed in a more innocent age and with the best of intentions. With this wire enclosure, parents didn't need to leave the house to give their children a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air. The only problem was that the cage was suspended precariously off the side of a building.
Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017 (12:00am)
Monday, September 4th
First, we have a bunch of ferrets in a kiddie pool filled with packing peanuts. Trust me, I've had a couple of these guys and their curiosity is both endless and amusing.
Next, we have a trio of housecats that have been trained to react to their humans shaking up a can of ready made whipped cream. Obviously, just as addicting as catnip.
Monday, Sep 4th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Chuck E. Cheese tokens are for arcade games, not paying your overdue book fines, one local library is reminding its patrons. The Peabody Institute Library, which is the public library for the town of Danvers, took to Facebook this week to spread the word.
Monday, Sep 4th 2017 (12:00am)
Sunday, September 3rd
Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the rock duo Steely Dan, one of the most successful and adventurous groups of the 1970s and early ’80s, died on Sunday. He was 67.
His death was announced on his official website, which gave no other details. He lived in Maui, Hawaii.
Mr. Becker had missed performances in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year. Donald Fagen, the band’s other co-founder and lead singer, told Billboard last month that Mr. Becker had been “recovering from a procedure, and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.” He gave no other details.
Steely Dan had little use for rock’s excesses, creating instead a sophisticated, jazz-inflected sound with tricky harmonies. Mr. Becker was the primary arranger.
Starting in 1972, after Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen had met at Bard College, the group produced hit singles like “Do It Again,” ‘Reelin’ In the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Deacon Blues,” as well as a raft of critically lauded albums, including “Pretzel Logic,” “The Royal Scam,” “Aja” and “Gaucho,” the latter two widely regarded as their most artistically accomplished.
Sunday, Sep 3rd 2017 (3:08pm)
HMA is a VPN that works on iPhone, Android, Mac, PC/Windows, and more. HMA helps millions of people all over the world to safely and securely enjoy the world-wide-web, preserving our fundamental right to choose how and when we share personal information.
This promo runs 4:43, is moderately entertaining, and gives you an idea of a cheap service to a VPN tunnel. There are free ones out there also, some a bit less secure and certainly limited monthly bandwidth. Here are a few highly rated free ones but just remember that you get what you pay for. No free lunches.
Sunday, Sep 3rd 2017 (12:00am)
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Tuesday, August 29th
F. Nephi Grigg had an unbeatable scheme. Nephi and his brother Golden had travelled 2,883 miles from the tiny Oregon border town where they ran their frozen potato company to the white sparkling sands of Miami Beach. In his bag he had carried 15 pounds of his new creation all the way from Oregon, and he wanted them cooked and served. The golden potatoes had been cut into bite-sized pieces and fried, and they were a hit. Tater Tots were born.
Many people in Texas relied on the kindness of others to evacuate and stay safe during the Category 4 hurricane. The same can be said for Harvey the Hurricane Hawk.
Tuesday, Aug 29th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: heinzeketchum
Monday, August 28th
Are you a vampire?
Nothing! Player's off!
Incredibles, The (2004)
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