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mercredi 10 octobre 2018, 20:28
New York City's amazing McNally Jackson Books is closing its flagship bookstore on Prince Street in Nolita; the store is a neighborhood fixture and a hub of literary events (I've appeared there); they also sport a cafe and a book-printing machine. I visit McNally Jackson...
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“I got to work early today just to record this,” says IMGURian ZeusWaffle. “This is the side of the tape that gets torn off by our tape dispensers at work.”  Ahhhhhh. I got to work early today just to record this. [via]
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Perpetual Guardian is a 250-person New Zealand investment company specialized in trusts, wills and estate planning; this March and April, the company experimented with a four-day work-week, and based on independent academic assessment of the program, they've decided to make...
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From Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends, by Jan Harold Brunvand A final exam had just one question: 'Write the best possible final exam question for this course, then answer it.' One student immediately wrote, 'The best possible final exam question for...
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Bernie Sanders -- who seems to have kicked off a 2020 presidential bid -- writes about the terrifying global parallels to Trumpism, from Japan to the Philippines to Hungary to Turkey and beyond, and talks about how an international solidarity movement has to advance a...
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Keep your eyes on the green SUV in front of the small red car. The driver of the SUV allegedly ran into the car being driven by the man recording the video. The driver of the SUV seemed to think it was a good idea to drive without being able to see in front of them, but...
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The Red Delicious—picture-perfect on the outside but mealy, clammy, fleshy yet flavorless within—is no longer America's favorite apple. The Gala overtook it, and hopefully the noble Granny Smith will further dethrone it soon. Red Delicious’ slippage will be mourned by...
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The Pyua is designer Love Hultén's homage to the NES gaming console of 1985. Cartridges are illuminated under a transparent glass dome. It uses an NT mini to run the games and the wireless controllers are from 8Bitdo. Hultén's other designs are equally delicious: [via ...
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Jenn D'Eugenio is a badass record collector, indie label maven, and vinyl industry veteran who now works at the esteemed Furnace Record Pressing company in Virginia. Recently, Jenn started interviewing her peers in the record scene 'to empower and highlight the women that...
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New York is a great city that has been hollowed out by real-estate speculation, where the conversion of housing to safe-deposit boxes in the sky has pushed out the city's people and the city's businesses, who can't compete with financiers and oligarchs who value property as...
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Sculptor/filmmaker/installation artist Tom Sachs, perhaps best known for his incredible recreations/reimaginations of NASA missions in gallery spaces, has revealed his next sneaker designed in collaboration with Nike. According to Hypebeast, 'the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard...
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The 8-Bit Big Band is a jazz/pops orchestra that performs video game music. In this video, they're accompanying 'Be More Chill' actor George Salazar as he plays through first two worlds of Super Mario Bros. 'All sound FX performed live on drum pads!'
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Frontier Airlines thought the idea of an emotional support squirrel was nutty, so they asked the woman who'd brought a bright eyed and bushy tailed companion on board a flight bound for Cleveland to vacate. She refused, so Frontier made all the other passengers deplane so...
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Is wireless power possible, and did Nikolai Tesla make a tower that could transmit a useful amount of electrical power wirelessly? In this video, the Action Lab Man conducts demonstrations with a Tesla Coil to answer these questions. Image: Action Lab
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I thought everyone sneezed when they walked out of a building into the bright sun. But it turns out only one in ten people have the genetic condition called 'photic sneeze reflex.' In this video, we learn more about photic sneeze reflex and why some of us sneeze in the sun....
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Since the Thatcher years, the UK has built itself into a powerhouse money-launderer, selling financial secrecy to the world's most corrupt and vicious looters; but with a Labour victory looking more likely with each passing day, the super-rich of Britain are starting to...
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This NPR story on the use of discarded restaurant oyster shells to build a series of thriving oyster reefs in New York's harbor is awesome. San Francisco has been seeding oysters around the bay, and everywhere they do water quality increases markedly. The Oysters pull all...
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Over 20,000 reported cases of crap on the streets of San Francisco wins it a funny smelling crown. Via KRON4: San Francisco has been named the 'doo-doo' capital of the United States with 20,899 poop complaints reported in 2017, according to RealtyHop. RealtyHop did a...
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Today, the EU held a routine vote on regulations for self-driving cars, when something decidedly out of the ordinary happened... The autonomous vehicle rules contained a clause that affirmed that 'data generated by autonomous transport are automatically generated and are...
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The holding company behind struggling department store chain Sears is about to file for bankruptcy, reports The Daily Beast. The company has closed hundreds of stores in recent years and Sears CEO Edward Lampert has fought to keep it afloat by stripping out assets. Lampert ...
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