Hagaman Musson says: "So I was waiting for my son to come home from school and I see this woman trying to get a close up of the squirrel trying to get a selfie with it. Next thing I know he's chasing her down the street and she's rejecting the close up. Now she's in front of our house and the squirrel comes into view still chasing her. So now she's filming him screaming for him to get away. "
I've been monitoring this for some time and can happily report that Tardigrades (previously at Boing Boing) have finally matched and surpassed the high water mark of popularity that they enjoyed in the 1830s. According to Google Ngram, the string "tardigrade" appears in 0.0000020291% (20.291 per billion) of its 2019 corpus of English texts. Though… READ THE REST
I use this cheap illuminated magnifying glass to identify loose components: capacitors, integrated circuits, diodes, resistors. The markings on some of the components (like the tiny capacitors) are so small that I can't even see them, let alone make them out. It made the markings easy to read. If you get one of these, you'll… READ THE REST
Adam Savage built a cool bench/storage box that looks like a shipping container. He used vinyl wrap stickers with photos of shipping container sides to the wooden panels of the bench for an ultra-realistic look. He credits me with letting him know about the stickers, but I don't recall seeing them before. READ THE REST
If you're going on a trip, it isn't enough to bring your smartphone and your tablet and your laptop. You also have to bring all the charging cables for your phone. And the one for your tablet. And the charging brick plug-in. And the ones for your laptop. Before you know it, the stockpile of… READ THE REST
For years, karaoke was relegated to those places with a dedicated system and an archive of tracks for use. Now, Karaoke On Demand essentially gives you frustrated artists the chance to bring your song stylings out of the bar and into the outside world 24/7/365…whether the world is ready for you or not. Karaoke On… READ THE REST
With everyone looking for increased portability from all their necessary items, it's a surprise monocular telescopes haven't eclipsed binoculars yet. But it may not be too long before these lightweight marvels are nudging their way past their big, bulkier brother as the instrument people reach for to get a quality view from a distance. While… READ THE REST