BuzzFeed Comics: Do We Need To Be Touching? (And 36 Other NYC Etiquette Lessons).
Ah, the memories ...
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).
Epictetus, Discourses 1.2.
“You must know how highly you value yourself and at what price you will sell yourself; different men sell themselves at different prices.”
Mashable: If Caught, San Francisco Vandals Who Tip Smart Cars Will Face Felony Charges.
SmartCar tipping is a ‘thing’? Used to be macho to ‘lift’ the front end of a VW Bug (most of the weight’s in the rear, so any decent squatter can do it). No damage done. This is just plain vandalism.
Canonical Blog: Shutting down Ubuntu One.
“As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services will not be included in the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release, and the Ubuntu One apps in older versions of Ubuntu and in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately. The current services will be unavailable from 1 June 2014; user content will remain available for download until 31 July, at which time it will be deleted.”
redbirdblackjeep: You know you are ...
… not an English major, because you forgot to use ‘an’ before ‘historian’.
Times Literary Supplement: Hold or fold.
Review of ‘On Paper’. “Tree flakes encased in dead cow.”
PacificStandard: Study - Your Unconscious Mind Is Better Than You Are at Detecting Lies.
“It appears that viewing a liar automatically activates concepts associated with deception, and viewing a truth-teller automatically activates concepts associated with truth. [snip] Female participants achieved significantly greater indirect accuracy than male participants.”
MeFi: Welcome aboard the leaning locomotive line.
multee: Type-2 Carabiner.
Cute, but I’d still buy the real thing. Since the ‘70’s, I’ve found carabiners one of the handiest damned things to have around. Dig in any of my bags, you’ll find one or two. Esp. D-ring locking ‘biners. Surprised, however, than none of the major climbing outfits have come up with an integrated keyring (at least, not that I’ve noticed).
ooomf Blog: Tips and other good things.
Perhaps my usual “Italian F1 driver” working posture ain’t so bad after all ...
Inspiration Hut: Printable Paper.
Youtube: March Madness Trick Shots.
Frisbee always gets a link here.
New Republic: “Actually” Is the Most Futile, Overused Word on the Internet.
The Xmas season bash of “Love, Actually” probably didn’t help anything.
BBC News: Ypres - World War One weapon explodes, killing two.
Coincidence. I was just looking at Ypres via Google Earth, in association with a book I’m reading on WWI.
MIT: Why Hasn’t Commercial Air Travel Gotten Any Faster Since the 1960s?
thecoloroftintin: gold retriever puppy pile.
I virtually never post animals (unless wild). This, however, is a standout.
DesignYouTrust: Giant Polar Bear Of London.
Not often that you see a polar bear and a London double-decker in the same photograph.
The Atlantic/Cities: Notre Dame Cathedral Just Got an LED Makeover.
The color temperature is the vital thing, IMHO. It should mimic the color of candlelight.
WaPo: 36 ways the Web has changed us.
Hmmmm. I’d add, having regular eye exams has become more important.
Popular Science: Squids And Other Invertebrates Can Probably Feel Pain.
“Shortly after a squid’s fin is crushed, nociceptors become active not only in the region of the wound but across a large part of its body, extending as far as the opposite fin. This suggests that if it feels pain, rather than being able to pinpoint the location of a wound, an injured squid may hurt all over.”
Cool Material: Whiskey Stone Reviews and Comparisons.
Cold whisky? Are you NUTS?
Medium: How We Make Chocolate.
An ad, really, but an interesting one.
The Outlet: The Great 2014 Indie Press Cheat Sheet.
The Smart Set: The Sound of Difference.
The video’s hilarious. Aw, don’t pick on German/Dutch ...