538: A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross.
So many things of real benefit to analyze, and they choose Bob Ross. Obviously trolling for viral content. Color me disappointed.
JunkCulture: Photographer Captures the Haunting Beauty of Abandoned Shopping Malls.
They sucked the life out of vital, traditional, walking downtown areas. Remember that, as you view these.
The Verge: Gut feelings - the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach.
“Probiotics’ potential to treat human behavior is increasingly apparent, but will manufacturers one day toss an anxiety-fighting blend into their probiotic brews? It’s a distinct possibility …” Science should map the gut biome before manufacturers start pushing out ‘beneficial’ blends.
Tuts+: How to Make a Hoax Video More Believable.
Is this really necessary?
30Npire: Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle.
Bizarre, man. They look like lightning bugs. I’d still like to try one though.
365/2: 104 outtake. Moonrise.
Moonrise with interesting foreground light as the sun goes down.
365/2: 104. Shadowplay.
FourHourWorkWeek.com: Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”?
“Please don’t be stupid and kill yourself. It would make us both quite unhappy. Consult a doctor before doing anything described in this post or on this blog.” Tim Ferriss finds another body hack. I would second the ‘dangerous’ admonitions; every time I’ve gotten into life-threatening situations, it’s heat that’s been the culprit. I acclimate carefully when June rolls around, so as not to turn my exercise routines into a funeral procession.
NMELC/Youtube: New Mexico Pit Rule By The Numbers.
paulstamatiou: Design for Curation.
“Swiping down to hide less-than-stellar photos is as satisfying as crossing something off your to-do list. It’s the only curation tool you need for a stark gallery app.” I can think of many apps I’d love to have this feature in.
Youtube/DigitalRev: Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review.
Can’t help it; I love these folks and their quirky reviews. I think I need to rent one of these mirrorless wonders.
What always disturbs me about these kinds of sites is the lack of mess/paper. Mine is always a minor disaster area. I have an obsession with index cards at the moment; using them instead of Post-Its (no glue to gum up the works, just a couple of stacks of cards).
Re/code: More Americans Are Reporting Theft of Personal Data.
“New data from the Pew Research Center shows that 18 percent of American adults say they have had data like their Social Security number, credit card number or bank account information stolen at one time or another. The survey was conducted in January, and shows an increase from 11 percent of adults who said the same thing in July of last year.”
Gentleman’s Gadgets: Audi’s Toy Car for the Big Boys.
Quietly pretend that you’re Tazio Nuvolari.
JunkCulture: New Banksy Mural Depicts Government Agents Spying on a Phone Booth.
Serendipita: View from the ISS.
Cool. And I didn’t know!
SF New Mexican: Patients hit with fees amid health care consolidation.
Representatives of several of the state agencies that were contacted said consumers would be best served by asking whether out-of-pocket hospital-based service charges apply under their insurance plans before setting an appointment at a specialty clinic. Caveat emptor, never moreso than with health care.
Flightclub/Jalopnik: The Awesome R/C Plane Video That Pissed Off The FAA.
Hmmmph. I suspect proof skills/training may end up being required, along with insurance, for use over dense public areas. Most R/C’s don’t have cages around their propellers, and can easily cause personal injury. Imagine the outrage when a newbie takes a $600 drone purchased from Amazon and flies it over a local playground, loses control, and injures a child … all rendered in spectacular color footage.
ArtDaily: 3,300 year-old coffin found containing the belongings of a wealthy Canaanite.
“A rare artifact that was found next to the skeleton is an Egyptian scarab seal, encased in gold and affixed to a ring. The scarab was used to seal documents and objects. The name of the crown of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the thirteenth century BCE, appears on the seal.”
Adobe Blogs: Unable to Login to Lightroom mobile – Unexpected Sign in Failure – Solution
WaPo: France didn’t ban people from checking work e-mail after 6. This is why it should have.
ArtDaily: Rare Medieval knight’s sword provides cutting edge to Bonhams Sale.
“Fascinating to anyone who has studied weapons of this kind is a very similar sword which bears an inscription recording its entry into the Arsenal in the frontier city of Alexandria at the time of al-Malik Abu Nasr Shaikh al-Mu’ayyad in the year 1415 A.D. So it is not beyond the realms of the possible that the sword in the Bonhams sale also went Crusading. ”
NPR Interview: Robert Dawson, Author Of ‘The Public Library’.
Very pretty, certainly. I’d make a wager that the un-aesthetic public libraries, the ones that don’t get photographed, do the most good.
ArtDaily: Sale of Important Veteran, Vintage, and Commercial Vehicles and Automobilia.
Check out the ‘22 double-decker!
LA Times: Hollywood tries to win Christians’ faith.
“Religious moviegoers may be actively searching out more spiritually engaging content, but they remain on high alert for perceived distortions of biblical doctrine or any attempt at a bait and switch.” If they like Noah, it puts the lie to ‘bait and switch’. Magic sleeping draught herbs indeed ...