A reader writes, "Aeronautic machinists Adam Turnbull and Dan Melling converted their Toyota van – called 'Roofliss' – into an amphibious vessel. Yesterday they drove it across Cook Strait (between the North and South Islands of New Zealand)"
I'm not a regular listener to the Ezra Klein Show, but I tune in for the occasional interesting guest — so I assumed that the Ted Chiang episode was not one to miss, and I was right. Chiang is the author of the speculative short fiction like the collection Stories of Your Life and Others,… READ THE REST
A few years ago I lampooned the fundamental seediness of Trump's branding empire with a fake ad for "Trump Cocks", but my worst imaginings have nothing on the amazing reality that now comes before us from Mike Oxmall's Guns & Ammo's Trump Toys. We are now selling home made #Trump "toys" for that special lady… READ THE REST
Everybody has their main reason for wanting and needing a smartphone. For some, it's communication. For others, it's about web access anywhere and everywhere. And there are even those who literally couldn't get from Point A to Point B without a computer brain charting the course. Another key group of smartphone users is the chroniclers,… READ THE REST
In your eternal search to cool up your home — both figuratively and literally — a bladeless fan might be a great investment as the summer months start rolling into view. For efficiency, new power-saving bladeless fans help cool a space without being forced to pay the cost of using the air conditioner to chill out… READ THE REST
Microsoft has Windows. Apple has Mac OS. Between them, they're the operating systems running 92 percent of the computers in the world. And they were created, developed, owned, and sold as proprietary software by those two companies for use on their particular machines. Linux? Linux is the very definition of a free agent. A versatile,… READ THE REST
Not too many years ago, just about every home had a basic printer for handling a variety of household projects from protecting major documents to printing reports or information from the web. More upscale households even had laser printers or photo quality printers for creating high-end images that were virtually indistinguishable from photographs. That's not… READ THE REST