Monday, September 17th
The iconic Roland TR-808 had a unique sound for a very special reason, one that gave it an incredibly limited production run - the transistor that it was designed around was flawed, a reject from thousands of its ilk, and it is that flaw that gave the 808 its unique sound.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 17th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: slorum
Saturday, September 15th
The Japanese Masayoshi Matsumoto produces a very different and creative art. He creates amazing animals balloons, and does not use anything but balloons to it - even tapes or markers.

Thanks to its beautiful work, he is known as a true "master" of balloon sculptures, managing to do from the simplest animals to those requiring more skill, like butterflies, fish and dinosaurs.

The result is simply perfect!
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Sep 15th 2018 (12:00am)
Friday, September 14th
So there is this prolific action figure collector on the yootoobs named Shartimus Prime, and I'm a big fan of his review videos. In them, he usually does size comparisons with a specific standard figure dubbed the Big Time Let Down Spider Man. For your stupid giggly pleasure, here is the compilation playlist of those comparisons.
By: dave
Friday, Sep 14th 2018 (12:00am)
For a prankster, a sign or note out in public is an easy opportunity to get a guaranteed audience for their latest joke. When the note is a passive-aggressive complaint about something petty, the urge to give an appropriately hilarious response must be downright irresistible!
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Sep 14th 2018 (12:00am)
Thursday, September 13th
An incredibly moving moment happened at a Red Deer auction this weekend. About $100,000 was raised for two young Red Deer children whose parents died in a motorcycle crash four months ago.
By: dave
Thursday, Sep 13th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: reddit
Almost everyone has an old photo from back in the day that is just too embarrassing to look at now. It seems as though families all over the world are all flocking to Awkward Family Photos to submit their hilarious and retro photos there.

From terrible hairdos and outfits to costume-themed family portraits, it’s no surprise that this site is such a huge hit on the internet. Submit your own awkward family photo and see if it pops on the site eventually!
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Sep 13th 2018 (12:00am)
Wednesday, September 12th
If you want to mix it up from the same old drinking games, this website has a comprehensive list of every one known to mankind. Handle with care, obviously.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Sep 12th 2018 (12:00am)
Tuesday, September 11th
Know when a satellite might be imaging you.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Sep 11th 2018 (5:01am)

In addition to my love of transportation, I also always have fond memories of the late lamented Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. For 28 years these two gleaming structures of glass and steel defined the Lower Manhattan skyline, beaming brightly in both the day and night as symbols of hope, economic stability, human innovation and our natural ingenuity. Sadly the 'Towers that would last a thousand years' were abruptly torn from us by pure evil in one of the most sadistic attacks in world history, and today only two holes in the ground next to the new World Trade Center complex remind us of what was there originally. Though most images of the Twin Towers you’ll see today show their death, I prefer to remind us of the glorious 28 years of life these two iconic buildings lived, through rain, through sleet, through sun, through snow!

I dedicate this page to the victims of both the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and the attacks of September 11th, 2001. We shall remember them.
By: dave
Tuesday, Sep 11th 2018 (12:00am)
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Monday, September 10th
Some closing shots provide unexpected answers to big questions. Others let questions dangle endlessly; leaving it to the audience to decide for themselves how the film closed out. Some provide resolve. Others double down on tragedy. Below we've assembled the fifty best, ranked. Enjoy.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 10th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
Just play around with the sliders to achieve your perfectly calming background noise. It’s impossible not to try every one and each has its own unique charm.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Sep 10th 2018 (12:00am)
Sunday, September 9th
One of the classic Mel Brooks films that most of your buddies have seen, here is a behind the scenes look at what made the town of Rock Ridge.
RT 28:21
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Sunday, Sep 9th 2018 (5:23am)
Friday, September 7th
The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite has created a catalogue of 1.7 billion stars, 600 million more than previously recorded. It's the most detailed star map of the Milky Way galaxy ever made. The star map offers astronomers and astrophysicists a breathtaking and revolutionary view of our home galaxy.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Sep 7th 2018 (12:01am)
Thursday, September 6th
Burt Reynolds - the man, the mustache, the legend - has passed on at 82 from a heart attack. RIP, Bandit.
By: dave
Thursday, Sep 6th 2018 (12:11pm)
The following is excerpted from Big Game: The NFL In Dangerous Times, out today from Penguin Press.

Here I was hanging with Rog on a football field, about an hour before the start of the NFC Championship Game: Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, January 24, 2016...

By Mark Leibovich, the New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Sep 6th 2018 (12:00am)
Wednesday, September 5th
"Our minds aren't passive observers, simply perceiving reality as it is. Our minds actually change reality," said Alia Crum, PhD, who directs the Stanford Mind and Body Lab in a recent Stanford News feature.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Sep 5th 2018 (12:00am)
Tuesday, September 4th
Here's a short video clip bit of nostalgia.
A scant 23 seconds of your time.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Sep 4th 2018 (5:47pm)
The worst wildfire season in Chile's history ravaged more than 1.4 million acres early in 2017, destroying nearly 1,500 homes and killing at least 11 people. A few months later, a unique team was brought in to help restore the damaged ecosystem. They have four legs and a penchant for careening at high speeds through the forest.
By: dave
Tuesday, Sep 4th 2018 (12:01am)
Monday, September 3rd
Two El Paso congressmen livestreamed their 24-hour bipartisan road trip from San Antonio to Washington, D.C., bonding over Whataburger, canceled flights and political differences while drawing in hundreds of listeners along the way.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 3rd 2018 (12:03am) | Thanks: RyanS
Scroll your way through and get your daily dose of fun and diversion.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Sep 3rd 2018 (12:03am)
Sunday, September 2nd
If the notion of bitcoin intrigues you, yet you find yourself intimidated by the complicated techno-jargon surrounding it, then the documentary "Bitcoin: Beyond the Bubble" is for you. This incisive overview explains the intricacies of the cryptocurrency in an engrossing and easily digestible manner.

The film begins with an examination of popular currencies throughout history, including our long-time reliance on precious metals like gold and silver as well as the system of the U.S. dollar that is most commonly employed today. Bitcoin is viewed by many as the next logical evolution from these currencies, and a highly desirable one at that.

Bitcoin, coupled with an interface known as blockchain, is a completely decentralized network that eliminates all intermediaries from the currency exchange process. This is one of the major factors that set it apart from dealings with traditional banks or credit card companies, and it's a significant reason why these firmly established institutions are threatened by the growing popularity of the cryptocurrency.

RT 35:00
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Sep 2nd 2018 (12:04am)
Saturday, September 1st
If you want to waste the better part of an hour or more, just browse this site and read a couple of articles. I found it to be positively addicting.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Sep 1st 2018 (5:21am)
Friday, August 31st
Wil Wheaton, a guy with whom I've shared many interests in the past but has pretty much fallen off of my radar as he focused more on different things in recent years, has finally realized what a cesspool social media is and is washing his hands of it all.
By: dave
Friday, Aug 31st 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: BillNye
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