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TechDirt: Moral Panics And How ‘The Kids These Days’ Adapt.

We lived most of our college lives on Snapchat — now we don’t have any ‘tangible’ memories.

08/31/15 • 06:21 PM • ChildhoodHistoryPsychologySocial MediaWeblogs • No Comments

Mashable: 2 black bears cozied up to a hiker but she just wasn’t having it.

Don’t be scared.” She *should* have scared it. It needs to stay away from humans. Bears need roughly 20,000 calories to fatten for winter, and this is prime bear time. For god’s sake, don’t offer it food or drink. The result of this encounter, for this bear ... means being put down.

08/31/15 • 05:59 PM • NatureScienceTravel • No Comments

Colossal: Journalist Traverses India to Document Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear.

Surprised these haven’t appeared in any Bond or other adventure films.

08/31/15 • 05:46 PM • HistoryTravel1 Comment

A Continuous Lean.: Escape to Maine II.

Wish we had antique shops like this.

08/31/15 • 05:44 PM • PhotographyTravel • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: Pharaonic mummy gets facial reconstruction surgery.

This facial reconstruction stuff ... I don’t know. This guy looks like he was the Royal lemon-sucker. I’d send the specs out to more than one outfit, and correlate the results.

08/31/15 • 05:42 PM • ArtsHistoryScience • No Comments

Atlantic: The 2015 Interest-Rate Hike Watch - Jackson Hole Edition.

In which the Atlantic dances around and tells us nothing new.

08/31/15 • 05:17 PM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

Youtube: Longmire - Season 4. New trailer.

September 10. Can’t wait.

08/31/15 • 12:16 PM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local1 Comment

NY Times: The Problem With G.O.P. Plans to Sell Health Insurance Across State Lines.

Read the comments. The exchanges set their networks up very fast; this article makes it sound onerous.

08/31/15 • 11:54 AM • EconomicsHealthNews(4) Comments

Mashable: NASA flies you past Pluto in new animation.

Neat. I wonder if the ‘wobble’ on approach is the various thruster operations required to stay on target?

08/31/15 • 11:44 AM • Science • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: FBI warns collectors about ISIS-smuggled antiquities.

Needs sharper teeth. The FBI needs to put penalties in place commensurate with the crime of supporting a terrorist organization.

08/31/15 • 11:40 AM • ArtsConsumptionHistory(2) Comments

Autoweek: Mark Webber sides with former F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel in Pirelli spat.

If it’s true that Pirelli set a limit of 40 laps for a set, then they can’t burst after 28 laps. That’s a difference of 12 laps.

08/31/15 • 11:34 AM • Sports • No Comments

AppleInsider: ‘KeyRaider’ malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices.

FYI.

08/31/15 • 11:33 AM • AppleSecurity • No Comments

Lifehacker: Moleskine Unveils New Notebooks Designed for Productivity and Organization.

Moleskine has, without my intention, become part of my brand. If I don’t show up with my little black book, clients ask if I forgot it.

08/31/15 • 11:32 AM • ConsumptionDesignPersonal(2) Comments

TG’s Political Wire: Trump Continues War Against GOP Establishment.

Well, the positive thing is he’s bodily shoving the GOP around. Maybe he can do something about the preponderance of beehive hairdos at conventions.

08/31/15 • 11:28 AM • EconomicsHistoryPolitics(3) Comments

DesignYouTrust: The Truth Is Somewhere Upside Down.

Weird, yet wonderful.

08/31/15 • 11:01 AM • ArtsPhotography1 Comment

Autoweek: Smart ForTwo goes topless for the Frankfurt motor show.

Terrifyingly cute.

08/31/15 • 10:57 AM • ConsumptionDesign(4) Comments

Kelby: Desert Fashion Shoot (with behind the scenes pics and video).

You can have all the equipment in the world, but without people, you’re lost. Notice, in a windy location, there’s one live person for every lightstand. In spite of sandbags. You can’t risk anyone (esp. a model) getting hit in the head.

08/31/15 • 10:48 AM • Photography • No Comments

Mischiefs of Faction: Trump, Biden and The Politics of Consumption.

The best explanation for Donald Trump’s candidacy is that he enjoys running for president, and the attention that the process gives him. The campaign is its own reward.

08/31/15 • 09:57 AM • EntertainmentPolitics • No Comments

The Atlantic: Even Though it Has $50 Billion of Oil Money, Alaska Can’t Pay Its Bills.

Was going to tease that Alaska might be able to purchase Greece - but Greece’s debts are at least 6x the Alaskan nest egg.

08/31/15 • 09:55 AM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

Valet/Fall 2015 Buying Planner: Chukkas.

Some decent lookers.

08/31/15 • 09:52 AM • ConsumptionDesignHome & Living • No Comments

Guernica: Fukushima and Beyond.

There seems to be no way that deep nuclear disarmament can occur as a result of international diplomacy without a parallel process that involves phasing out the nuclear energy option for all countries.

08/31/15 • 09:44 AM • EnvironmentalFutureHistoryHuman RightsScience • No Comments

Medium: Stock photos that don’t suck.

Of note. Via Camworld.

08/31/15 • 09:41 AM • DesignPhotography • No Comments

Not One-Off Britishisms: “Stroppy”.

Perhaps I should rename the blog.

08/31/15 • 09:36 AM • General(2) Comments

ArtDaily: Craft in America episode focuses on fine handmade instruments.

Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, now in its 7th season, returns to PBS, on November 20th at 10pm, with an all new episode, titled MUSIC, which focuses on how fine handmade instruments are crafted and the world-renowned artists who play them, demonstrating the perfect blend of form and function.

08/31/15 • 09:35 AM • ArtsHistoryHome & LivingMusicSmall BusinessTravel • No Comments

Miguel Marquez Outside: Park bench plaque recently installed.

History of awkward silences.

08/31/15 • 09:34 AM • Arts • No Comments
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