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  • August 20, 2014 10:30 pm

    Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn

    parislemon:

    Richard Wiseman:

    My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

    To quote Billy Zane, Titanic: “A real man makes his own luck.”

  • July 3, 2014 12:57 pm

    "If it merely accesses my e-mail & texts and tells me I’m fat, I’ve had ex-girlfriends do that and they’re exes for a reason."

    — Gerry, on a possible iWatch

  • June 21, 2014 11:09 am

    Games As Air(Play)borne Apps

    THIS will be the most exciting iOS development in years, in terms of growing the ecosystem (and $AAPL). Bigger than any app. Bigger than Swift, Metal, the mini-ization of the iPad, Office’s late arrival, or even the iWatch.

    parislemon:

    Sean Heber:

    Apple now has everything they need to disrupt the game console industry in a way that none of them see coming. I predict that we’ll see a new AppleTV update (and hardware) this fall along with a new app extension type for AirPlay. AirPlay will become about more than just streaming video to your AppleTV - instead that’ll simply be one of the things you can do with it. Apps (mostly games, I suspect) will be able to bundle an AirPlay extension inside - just like how apps can now bundle photo editing or sharing extensions as of iOS 8. The key difference is where the AirPlay extension app actually executes - instead of running on your device itself from within another host app, l be automatically uploaded to whatever AppleTV you are currently AirPlaying with and will run directly on the AppleTV natively instead. This means no video streaming lag and minimal controller lag. Your iPhone would then turn into a generic game controller with onscreen controls or, if you have a physical shell controller attached to your iPhone, it activates that instead. The game controller inputs are then relayed to the AppleTV and thus to the AirPlay extension app using the new game controller forwarding feature.

    This is a very interesting idea — apps as air(play)borne viruses that “infect” the Apple TV unit. It sounds almost crazy enough to be true.

    Remember that while it’s stated to have no internal storage, the Apple TV (the hockey puck variety) does actually have 8 GB of memory. This would certainly be enough for any single app (of which games are almost always the largest) to fully reside temporarily, while playing. 

    The wild card here in my mind, is the input. The long-rumored new Apple TV box has long been said to be built around some sort of new control paradigm. Will a “magic wand” or some other such controller work with these games as well? Or will there be something else? Or will it simply rely on an iPad/iPhone?

    [via John Gruber]

    $499 Xbox/Playstation vs. $99 AppleTV. $50+ games vs. $5 apps ($0 for the ones you already own) No contest. Read Heber’s whole post.

  • June 17, 2014 1:21 pm

    QUIZ: What kind of idiot are you?

    The biggest kind of idiot.

  • June 11, 2014 12:47 pm
    The BBC’s experts predict the next 150 years. 
Via http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-world View high resolution

    The BBC’s experts predict the next 150 years. 

    Via http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-world

  • June 11, 2014 12:00 pm
    The wind doesn’t move continuously 24/7, but rivers do.
So how efficient is hydrokinetic (underwater turbine) energy production? Because until our waterways stop flowing, the possibilities seem endless.
From http://energy-alaska.wikidot.com/nenana-hydrokinetic-turbine View high resolution

    The wind doesn’t move continuously 24/7, but rivers do.

    So how efficient is hydrokinetic (underwater turbine) energy production? Because until our waterways stop flowing, the possibilities seem endless.

    From http://energy-alaska.wikidot.com/nenana-hydrokinetic-turbine

  • June 9, 2014 1:48 pm
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  • June 4, 2014 11:11 pm
    parislemon:

meme-meme:

stabilized star trek shot


Pretty awesome dance party.

    parislemon:

    meme-meme:

    stabilized star trek shot

    Pretty awesome dance party.

  • May 23, 2014 10:21 am

    I want my kids to BE many wonderful things.
    But the SKILLS I most want them to master are:
    • discipline
    • listening
    • mindfulness.

  • May 23, 2014 8:55 am

    ""I will love you forever" swears the poet. I find this easy to swear too. "I will love you at 4:15 pm next Tuesday" - Is that still as easy?"

    https://www.quora.com/Life/What-are-the-most-over-rated-things-in-life/answer/Ajay-Singh-Rathore?srid=3fUr&share=1

  • May 21, 2014 8:42 am
    Pornhub requested submissions of G-rated ads. This is the only great one in the bunch. 
pornhubcampaign:



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"title" : "You Know The Difference",
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Submitted by: Constantine M. View high resolution

    Pornhub requested submissions of G-rated ads. This is the only great one in the bunch.

    pornhubcampaign:

    Submitted by: Constantine M.

  • May 15, 2014 12:27 am

    Why Goofy talks and Pluto can only bark:

    The Big Bad Wolf. Remember him? Yeah, he’s playing dumb now. Goofy, actually. It’s the perfect disguise.
    And Mickey, he’s gotta know. He’s gotta.

  • May 13, 2014 12:30 am

    The NightLight

    jkottke:

    The NightLight is a Wirecutter-esque site for baby gear: strollers, car seats, bottles, etc. headed by Gawker’s Joel Johnson and his sister, Rachel Fracassa.

    Brought to you by brother-and-sister team Joel Johnson-from Consumerist, Gizmodo, and The Sweethome-and Rachel Fracassa, mother of…

  • May 6, 2014 2:18 am

    gothamfox:

    "Before there was Batman, there was Gotham." Watch the official extended trailer!