Cory Doctorow at 6:49 am Sun, Feb 26, 2012
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Bill Lin snapped this picture of a ice-sculpture AT-AT in Bend, OR, made with chisel and chainsaw. This is just a little thumbnail, click through to see the full image at Kotaku. AT-ATs make surprisingly good fanac fodder.
Right At Home On Hoth
That looks cool. But unless it’s displayed outside in the cold, it would be unstable for any length of time. The legs and neck would weaken and melt first. Most party ice sculptures are designed to be larger at the base for stability.
“inb4 ice sculptures melt”
There are life-sized ones in Quebec City, Canada
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Rudy Rucker has launched his own press, Transreal Press, and has inaugurated it with a massive single-volume collection of his complete short stories and a reissue of his long out-of-print steampunk classic The Hollow Earth. There's also a drool-worthy list of upcoming titles, including his complete essays, complete paintings, his journals, and much more.
Transreal Press: Complete Stories
Research company Ipsos asked 19,000 adults in 24 countries how happy they are. Turns out they are pretty happy, even (especially?) people in poor countries.
This device is a wheelchair steering "wheel" in the form of a dental retainer instrumented with sensors that are activated by a tongue piercing.
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