It's among the most popular digital file formats in the world. In fact, its creator Adobe figures there are now over 2.5 trillion PDF documents floating around out there. And at times, it's probably felt like you've had to deal with every single one of them. — Read the rest
Maybe you're moving into a new place and you're ready to start making more than microwave burritos and frozen pizzas for dinner. Or perhaps you know someone striking out on their own and starting up their own first kitchen. In either case, that budding chef needs a quality blade. — Read the rest
I just bought another 100 of these black disposable face shields. My family has decided black is the most stylish color, and I agree. At about 13-cents each, we can replace them frequently, too.
This animated video shows the relative sizes of different asteroids and comets, including a couple of fictional ones just for fun.
For 43 years, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has played every Saturday night at Portland's Clinton Street Theater. The pandemic forced the theater to shut the doors, but the movie still played, for 54 weeks, to an almost entirely empty house. — Read the rest
Enjoy Markus Stark's zoomy video of the moon, shot with a Leica 400mm F2.8 lens (about $10k, used) attached to a Panasonic GH4 with 1.4x, 2x, and 2x Leica APO focus module extenders. [via Leica Rumors]
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The video clips were filmed in August 2015 at only 290m above sea level (camping side in Germany). Some
US Senator and Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Rick Scott presented former President Donald J. Trump an award for being who he is.
The award for failing to win re-election is some chocolate cake at Mar A Lago, and perhaps a lot of time in the New York court system. — Read the rest
The artists behind some prehistoric cave paintings have been hallucinating due to a shortage of oxygen, according to a new archaeological study. Tel Aviv University archaeologists Yafit Kedar, Gil Kedar, and Ran Barkai report on their findings in the Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness, and Culture. — Read the rest
The creative geniuses at Squirrel Monkey are back with another "What if?" video. This time, they present a 1990s version of Instacart, called Insta-Cart. It's exactly what a 1993 online grocery delivery service would be like.
The Salton Sea, California's largest 'oops, we didn't want a lake there' lake continues to dry up.
Over its thousands of year history, the Salton Sea has been the Salton Sink or the Salton Sea. An early 1900s irrigation error resulted in a massive diversion of the Colorado River that refilled the basin. — Read the rest
Watch Steven Wright's fantastic first performance on Carson; a performance so great it got him the legendary wave over from Carson.
Then enjoy Wright with 10 years experience and familiarity.
One of the many tales of awful redlining and racial discrimination in Los Angeles is turning a new page. Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell has announced the county's plan to return Bruce's Beach to descendants of the Bruce family, from whom it was stolen. — Read the rest
Vice apologized for profiling artist Matt Loughrey and his work "restoring" photos of Australian women's prison inmates and victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide by adding smiles to their faces. In the article, neither Vice nor Loughrey mentioned that Loughrey had added the smiles to people were in misery. — Read the rest
In March 2021, the New York Times posted an in-depth look at the life of Ron DeLord, a former Texas police officer who became a labor organizer and helped to spearhead the growth and influence of police unions across the country. — Read the rest
A police officer in Windsor, Va., has lost his job after footage of him pepper-spraying a uniformed U.S. Army lieutenant went viral. Caron Nazario, who is black, was pulled over in December 2020 by officer Daniel Crocker on the pretext that his new SUV, with dealer tags in the rear window, had no license plate. — Read the rest
Mechanical engineer Yuto Kuroki of Meiji University and colleagues hacked a 3D printer head system to be a 3-axis robotic manipulator. They've demonstrated its use assembling various items like the toy car below and, well, a baloney (?) and cucumber sandwich above. — Read the rest
A slow-moving, rotund bear visited a home in the hills of Pasadena, California. Caught on security cameras, it took a sip from the backyard fountain before it wandered into the kitchen and casually inspected the other rooms. A moment later two tiny dogs appeared. — Read the rest
Tesla owners have determined that saying "Open butthole" to their Teslas opens the charge port at the rear of the vehicle. Demonstration below. Apparently, "open bunghole" and "close bunghole" also work. From Teslarati:
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Interestingly enough, comments from other Tesla owners indicated that the "Open Butthole" voice command actually opens their vehicles' rear trunk instead.
With 180,00 YouTube subscribers and counting, Cooper and Luca Coyle came out to their mother in viral video back in 2018. Since then, they've made a name for themselves as Sugar and Spice – their drag alter-egos.
Described as "early 2000s teen fashion dolls brought to life… basically the low budget Mary Kate and Ashley of drag", they currently have a cumulative 3.5 million TikTok followers, and in a recent video, they recently responded to the question: are they trans? — Read the rest
People who don't want to wear masks are invited to dine at the Freedom Cafe, a mythical eatery where chicken is served raw, staff doesn't wash hands, and dishes may or may not be washed depending on the kitchen crews' personal choices. — Read the rest