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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:04:51 -0700

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Blackboards In Porn: What Do They Write And Is It Correct?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:06:23 -0700

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Many porn movies are set in classrooms, and for the sake of believability the blackboards are covered with writing just like they would be if class were actually in session.

And while the audience typically doesn't pay much attention to the blackboards porn producers still go out of their way to write real stuff on those blackboards for some reason.

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So a few years back the witty minds behind the surprising Safe For Work humor site Blackboards In Porn started figuring out if the stuff pornographers write on background blackboards actually checks out.

Here's an example of how ridiculously thorough their blackboard examinations were, based on the lead image:

(32F)U/2N = LU.4S(4/T)
4F(U/2n) = LU3S(4/T)
F(U/2n) = LUS(4/T)
FUN = LUST 

Mathematics – GCSE level.

To begin with, the presentation is non-standard and quite sloppy. Firstly, numbers should go before letters, so for example the right hand side of the second line should read 3LUS(4/T). Secondly, all the parentheses are unnecessary as multiplication is associative – careful positioning of symbols next to fractions should obviate any confusion as to whether to multiply by the numerator or denominator. Thirdly, the 'N' on the left hand side changes to an 'n' and back again. Finally, it is more usual to use all lower case letters for unknowns. 

Algebra may mean ‘reunion of broken parts, but there's no happy reconciliation for this equation. It is quite impossible to make FUN=LUST as there is an error in each step of the calculation. The basic rule of manipulating equations in this way is that whatever is done to one side of the equation must also be done to the other side.  This rule has not been followed: 

At the second step, the left hand side has been divided by 8, but the right hand side by 4/3. 

At the third step, the left hand side has been divided by 4, but the right hand side by 3. 

At the final step, the left hand side has been multiplied by 2NUN-1, but the right hand side by T2/4.

Taking the first line as the starting point, the closest to FUN equalling LUST that can actually be achieved is FU/2N-1 = LUS/T.

The teacher could have instead started with 2nu/ts = (2/f)lu, which can be rearranged to show that fun=lust. (Although nuts flu does sound rather like something that may be a result of too much fun lust.)

If the teacher is looking for a way to show how fun algebra can be by making words out of the symbols, she might instead try asking her students what the volume of a circular pizza of radius z and height a is.

2/10 A nice try in engaging students, but riddled with errors. 

(Answer: pi.z.z.a – now that is fun!)

-Via Dangerous Minds




Cross Stitches for the Modern World

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:06:23 -0700

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Cross stitching may be a quite old craft, but just because it's a bit old fashioned doesn't mean people aren't still doing their fair share of needlework. 

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Over on Awkward Family Photos, you can enjoy some of the most delightfully modern cross stitches around and many of them are pretty darn funny.

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Whether you like geeky referrences, song quotes or just sassy humor, you're sure to find something that will entertain you in this collection. 

So check out the whole list here.




Don't Say Velcro

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:06:23 -0700

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The lawyers at VELCRO® Brand would prefer you not to use their company's name. What? Not say the brand name? I think the point they are getting to is that you shouldn't use their trademark name when referring to the same product made by companies other than VELCRO®, although they aren't that clear about it. The actual product should be referred to as "&$# hoop and loop." The company wants to protect their trademark even though they lost the patent 40 years ago.

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The singing lawyers make for a funny video, but as for using the brand names as a generic term, that genie left the bottle long ago. Just ask Crock-Pot®, Xerox®, Thermos®, or any of the other brands that became nouns. People are not going to say "&$# hoop and loop," but thanks to this video, they may be more aware of the brand, and that's the real point. -via Metafilter




Get Ready For All The Spooky Fun With A Halloween-Themed NeatoShop T-Shirt

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:06:23 -0700

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Sloth Freddy by RicoMambo

When the sun stops burning so brightly and the wind starts to howl you know that Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's time to get ready for all the spooky fun to come.

And the best way to keep the Halloween spirit alive on a daily basis is by sporting a Halloween-themed NeatoShop t-shirt, so you can spread ghoulish grins and devilish delight wherever you go!

For some Halloween is a year-round affair

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Nightmare BFFs by Dooomcat

And they don't have to dress up to get in to the spirit of the season

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I am the quiet neighbor... by Bob Henley

So if you encounter an eternal Halloweenie in the wild just smile and wave and slowly back away...

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Rockabilly Franky by Raz City




The Tasting of the Shrew

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0700

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!

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by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff

If you like shrews, especially if you like them parboiled, you’ll want to devour a study published not long ago in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Called “Human Digestive Effects on a Micromammalian Skeleton,” it explains how and why one of its authors—either Brian D. Crandall or Peter W. Stahl; we are not told which—ate and excreted a 90 millimeter long (excluding the tail, which added another 24 millimeters) northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda).




Bizarre Adventure - Stand And Deliver Us From Evil

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:06:23 -0700

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Bizarre Adventure by ddjvigo

Sometimes we're handed a family legacy we're ill prepared to preserve and protect, but the Joestars have spent centuries mastering the destructive energy within them so to them this energy is neither unfamiliar nor bizarre. But JoJo didn't ask to be a part of his family's adventure, and he refused the call at first because he was too busy trying to be a normal person to embrace his family's powerful legacy, but the energy within him wouldn't take no for an answer. And so JoJo was forced to face the Stand within him and master its amazing powers, a nearly impossible task since JoJo had a hard time controlling this power within him, causing him to question who was actually in charge of his body...

Add some anime adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Bizarre Adventure t-shirt by Ddjvigo, it's one awesome looking design that will blow your fellow JoJo fans' minds!

Visit ddjvigo's NeatoShop for more mighty geeky designs:

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Goddess of truth Starry Breath Deep Space Watch the world burn

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Are you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama!




The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:06:22 -0700

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Amazon began as an online book store. It expanded to sell everything, services as well as goods. Then it opened its own brick-and-mortar bookstores, eleven of them so far. Then this summer, Amazon bought Whole Foods, which has 400 physical locations. These same things happened with another retailer that started out over 100 years ago: Sears, Roebuck & Company.

From its founding in the late 19th century to its world-famous catalog, the history of Sears, Roebuck & Company is well known. Less storied is its magnificently successful transition from a mailing company to a brick-and-mortar giant. Like Amazon among its online-shopping rivals, Sears was not the country’s first mail-order retailer, but it became the largest of its kind. Like Amazon, it started with a single product category—watches, rather than books. But, like Amazon, the company grew to include a range of products, including guns, gramophones, cars, and even groceries.

From the start, Sears’s genius was to market itself to consumers as an everything store, with an unrivaled range of products, often sold for minuscule profits. The company’s feel for consumer demand was so uncanny, and its operations so efficient, that it became, for many of its diehard customers, not just the best retail option, but the only one worth considering.

The steps -and missteps- that Sears took along the way to where it is now mirror what Amazon is going through. Read a comparison of the two companies in two different centuries at the Atlantic. -via Digg




All Night Long at The Airport

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:06:22 -0700

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A few years ago, we posted a video that Richard Dunn made when he was stranded overnight at an empty airport. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport wasn't totally empty when Mahshid Mazooji was stranded there overnight on a recent trip, so she enlisted the help of fellow passengers and airport staff in making a video that cheered everyone up. It will cheer you up, too!

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Mazooji's brother Death__BySnuSnu posted this at reddit. Commenters verified that the Charlotte airport has the second-best dancers in any U.S. airport, bested only by the staff at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  




Why Is 'Colonel' Spelled That Way?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:06:22 -0700

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It's a military rank that is pronounce "kernel" like  a unit of corn, but is spelled "colonel," which doesn't have any other pronunciation in English. How did we get one from the other? Which came first, the spelling or the pronunciation? The answer is: they both evolved over time. See, the military term "colonel" was borrowed from the French language, which had borrowed it from Italian. But each country spelled it differently, and then each country changed it differently. Linguist Arika Okrent explains the military term "colonel" and its complicated evolution that left us with the crazy spelling at Mental Floss.  




The Hero We Need

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:06:22 -0700

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Well, I guess that's one way to fight crime and change hearts and minds. Or at least take over hearts and minds. If you know someone who led a life of crime and had a sudden transformation into a mild-mannered, upstanding citizen, he may be harboring a secret within himself. This horror is only found in a world where superheroes, aliens, and zombies collides. Or in our world, when you recall the many posts we've done about parasites that turn their hosts into zombies that do the parasite's bidding. This is the latest comic from Ethan Vincent at Oppressive-Silence. -via Geeks Are Sexy




Jack Russell Bullies Three Cats

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:06:21 -0700

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A tiny terrier pays no attention to the fact that these lion cubs are several times his size. What matters is intimidating them from the start, so they know who's boss. Jack Russells are born with a Napoleon complex, and use it to the fullest extent.  

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The cubs probably just want to play, but they know better than to mess with a yapping ball of fury, no matter how small it is. -via reddit




A Failed 1930s American Town, Lost in Time in the Amazon Rainforest

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:06:21 -0700

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Henry Ford did not care for dealing with the European countries that controlled the rubber trade, but the Ford Motor Company needed rubber for tires. So he decided to grow his own rubber trees in South America. Ford secured 10,000 square kilometers of land in the Amazon rainforest, and in 1928 shipped in a team of managers, their families, and everything they needed to settle in Brazil. The company built a town called Fordlandia. It was modeled after a utopian vision of small town America, complete with separate neighborhoods for the Americans and the Brazilian workers.

He was very particular about Fordlandia operating like a real mid-Western American town, ensuring that his resident Brazilian workers lived in the American-style housing, complete with white picket fences, and even insisting that they ate American-style food– an unfamiliar diet of oatmeal, canned peaches and brown rice.

Ford wasn’t a fan of the Jazz Age either, and saw the town as an opportunity to recreate America as he had always imagined it. A strict set of rules imposed by the managers. No alcohol, no tobacco, no women inside workers houses, not even football was allowed within the town. Inspectors came to the workers housing to check they were living according to their American standards that had been forced upon them.

As you might guess, Fordlandia had its problems from the beginning. The company town only lasted six years, and Ford never even went there. Read about the short life of Fordlandia, and see plenty of pictures as it was then, and as it is now, at Messy Messy Chic.




Former Stray Dog Adopts 8 Tiny Pigs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:06:21 -0700

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Stories about adult animals adopting baby animals from another species are well liked by all, so a story about a dog adopting 8 little piglets should go over like gangbusters!

This is Treasure the dog, and she doesn't judge a baby animal by its species, nor will she ever refuse a baby animal in need because she was a stray once herself so she knows what it's like to be an orphan.

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When Treasure's owner Wes Trevor, owner of Spectrum Plants Gold Coast in Australia, found the little piglets they were in pretty bad shape, but he fed them special food and began nursing them back to health. 

Then Treasure's motherhood instincts kicked in and she started caring for the piglets like they were her own litter of oinking pups, and she even began producing milk for the hungry little oinkers.

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-Via Bored Panda




How to Watch Star Trek

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:06:21 -0700

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Digg is going all out for the new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered last night with one episode on CBS-TV and another on the streaming service CBS All Access. Here's a roundup of reviews. They gushed about the artistry of the opening credits, which you can see here. And since there are people -mostly young people- who haven't seen much Star Trek over the past fifty years, they have a viewer's guide to catching up on all 600 hours of Star Trek in TV and film (or at least the hours worth watching). Here's the order list:

Star Trek: The Original Series
The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Territory
The Next Generation Seasons 1-7
Star Trek: Generations
Deep Space Nine Seasons 1-5
Voyager Seasons 1-2
Star Trek: First Contact
Deep Space Nine Seasons 6-7
Star Trek: Insurrection
Voyager Seasons 3-7
Star Trek: Nemesis
Enterprise
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Star Trek: Beyond

The reasoning behind the viewing order is explained in this post.




Time-Lapse Video Shows What 30 Days Aboard A Cargo Ship Look Like

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:06:20 -0700

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Unless you were in the Navy, worked as a merchant marine or stowed away on a cargo ship for a trip across the ocean you probably don't know what a 30 day trip aboard a cargo ship looks like.

Maybe you've seen some of the photos and short videos posted by people like TheTravelingClatt who've chosen to travel by cargo ship for a different kind of cruise.

These posts are great and all, but to truly appreciate the beauty and splendor seen while at sea for a month you have to watch a timelapse video, like this one posted by JeffHK with this caption:

30 Days of Timelapse, about 80,000 photos combined. 1500GB of Project files. Sailing in the open ocean is a unique feeling and experience.I hope to capture and share it for everyone to see.

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Here are the highlights, in case you don't have 10 minutes to spare:

0:32 Milky Way 0:53 Jupiter 1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo 1:45 Cargo Operation 2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm 2:29 Beautiful Sunrise

-Via eBaum's World




True Love's Kiss

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:06:20 -0700

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As we said in the last SMBC comic posted here, looking too deeply into your favorite childhood fairy tales can ruin the charm. Sure, culture has evolved since the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty was released in 1957, but even that version was cleaned up from the original. The truth is that most fairy tales were horror stories underneath. This is the latest comic from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.




Maritime Merc - Do I Look Like Popeye In This Pic?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:06:21 -0700

Maritime Merc by OneBluebird ArtThe X team had dumped DP on a merchant marine's ship as a joke, but after spending a few months at sea DP realized he was born to be a sailor! He loved the smell of that salt air, the mist that slapped him in the face each morning as he stood on the bow smoking his pipe, and the language that came out of his fellow sailors' mouths was pure poetry. The food wasn't that great, since Cooky didn't have a clue how to make a taco or a chimichanga, but the brawls were glorious and that almost made up for the lack of tasty vittles. Then one day the ship's Captain approached Sailorpool asking if he'd like to stay on as a permanent member of the crew, and something in the man's voice reminded Wade of the time he chopped off a guy's head and the head kept screaming, which made him long for the merc life more than ever before...Set sail for comic adventure with this Maritime Merc t-shirt by OneBluebird Art, it's the yo-ho-inest way to add some dead cool DP flavor to your wardrobe without looking like every other schmuck in a DP tee!Visit OneBluebird Art's Facebook fan page, official website, Twitter and Tumblr, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more mighty geeky designs: Iron Will Mind In Flux Tools of the Trade Hatter View more designs by OneBluebird Art | More Funny T-shirts | New T-ShirtsAre you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama![...]



Horrible Things You Learn Working At A Convenience Store

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:06:20 -0700

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It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to keep a convenience store up, running and "convenient" for customers, but do those customers respect all your hard work? NO.

For some reason they all think of convenience stores as a right rather than a privilege, and "customers" don't consider the employees at all when they trash the place, or pay for a pack of cigarettes with 650 pennies, exclaiming "Hey, it's money, honey!"

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As a budding psychiatrist turned convenience store manager Cracked's Jason Iannone also saw some s#%t go down in the bathroom sink, and some people who use the bathrooms as their own mini drug den.

But mostly he saw the bad side of human nature- people acting like pigs and assuming convenience stores are at their disposal, folks treating convenience store stock like trash, and the lottery zombies who scratched the day (and their money) away.

Read 5 Horrible Things You Learn Working At A Convenience Store here (NSFW language)




10 Things You Didn’t Know about Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:06:20 -0700

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With the movie Tomb Raider set to hit theaters next year, people are thinking about the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The new film is not a remake, but a reboot based on the 2013 video game. But comparisons are inevitable. With that in mind, let's learn some trivia about the Angelina Jolie movie that set the standard for video game movies.

10. As in the game when Lara is breaking things the butler hides his face.

The first film managed to adapt a lot of things from the video game, a fact that many fans were enthusiastic to see. Everything down to Lara’s most signature moves were copied and put into the movie, much to people’s delight.

9. Angelina Jolie did her own bungee ballet.

She didn’t do all her own stunts but she did happen to do the bungee ballet. Unfortunately she landed wrong on a chandelier and hurt herself badly enough that they had to postpone filming for a short while.

Read the rest of the trivia list about Lara Croft: Tomb Raider at TVOM.  




This Little Piggy Wants To Be A Pet, Not A Rack Of Ribs, In Pig Me

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:06:20 -0700

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What is a little pig to do when they live in a world full of sausage and pork chop lovin' people who want to see little piggies killed, butchered, cooked and served on a plate?

He must run for his life to escape his horrible fate, and hide in the shadows to avoid being seen by any hungry humans, but in the end he must think of his future and try to make that difficult transition from herd animal to pet.

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Pig Me is another great animated short from The Animation Workshop in Denmark, and watching it made me want a rack of ribs and a pet pig...what is wrong with me?!




Disney Princess Wedding Dresses

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:06:20 -0700

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Disney has teamed up with the Japanese company Kuraudia Co. to create a line of wedding dresses fashioned after Disney Princesses. These aren't just vaguely reminiscent of the princesses' fashions; they would be recognized by anyone. The dresses are available to rent for $3,600. That's a lot of money for a dress that you'll only wear once -because you have to give it back. But you only get married once, so you may as well blow the budget and get married as a character from an animated children's movie. See all nine dresses at the Disney Japan site, and larger images at Geekologie.




What Non-Americans Find the Most Baffling About America

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:06:20 -0700

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What's normal to you about your culture may be seriously weird to someone from somewhere else. Over at Reddit, someone asked non-Americans "What is the weirdest thing about America that Americans don't realise is weird?" The responses are funny and sometimes very surprising to those of us from the states. For example, many people commented about the abundance of squirrels in the country and one person found the way we dispose of dead fish down the toilet to be the strangest thing in the world.

One thing that's not all that surprising is just how many of them had their minds blown by our portion sizes.

See all the responses here.

Via Travel and Leisure




Who Really Invented Calculus

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0700

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The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.

Calculus involves the study of limits. By the time they were done arguing about who had invented it, Isaac Newton and G. W. Leibniz had probably both reached their limit as well.

Science has seen a number of simultaneous discoveries. Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry independently discovered electromagnetic induction. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace both hit upon the idea of natural selection. None of these coincidences, however, snowballed into an argument as ugly as the one that developed between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz over the invention of calculus.

THE ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM

Newton didn’t like to publish. He was one of the most innovative thinkers of his day, making breakthroughs in physics and mathematics that inspired vast new fields of study, but he never felt his work was quite ready to go to the printer- he always wanted to make changes or write another draft. Because of his hesitation, he didn’t get any of his work on calculus into print until 1704. Leibniz, a leading philosopher and mathematician, beat him to the punch by publishing a brief summary in the Leipzig periodical Acta Eruditorum in October 1684.

However, Newton had planted a few clues about his pioneering work in calculus. Starting in 1676, he circulated unfinished papers privately among his friends that hinted at calculus concepts. Two letters about calculus topics even went to Leibniz that year. But his first public hint was in his greatest work published in his lifetime, Principia Mathematica (1687), when Newton tossed in a theorem about differentiation, one of the basic operations of calculus.




Lost in Translation

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:06:20 -0700

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In this age of global travel and communication, there are a lot more people traveling than learning new languages. But even if you speak quite a bit of a second or third language, that does not qualify you as an expert translator.

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That doesn't stop people from trying. Sometimes it's funny; sometimes it's too accurate for description.

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Machine translators have opened up a new world for those who need a quick translation, but they aren't perfect, as you can see from a mega-list (140 and growing!) of submitted translation fails at Bored Panda.  -via Metafilter




The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:06:19 -0700

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Artists gave us renderings of what dinosaurs looked like by imagining flesh on the skeletal fossils that we have. We all know what a T-rex, a stegosaurus, and a triceratops is supposed to look like. Or we did, until better fossils came along, and threw a wrench into all that art with feathers. Suddenly, Jurassic Park was no longer accurate. But could it have ever really been accurate? Artist C.M. Kosemen is among three authors of the book All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals. It tells about the assumptions scientists and illustrators make about extinct species when they imagine what the creatures looked like.

Most serious paleoart bases itself on the detailed findings of paleontologists, who can work for weeks or even years compiling the most accurate descriptions of ancient life they can, based on fossil remains. But Kosemen says that many dinosaur illustrations should take more cues from animals living today. Our world is full of unique animals that have squat fatty bodies, with all kinds of soft tissue features that are unlikely to have survived in fossils, such as pouches, wattles, or skin flaps. “There could even be forms that no one has imagined,” says Kosemen. “For example there could plant-eating dinosaurs that had pangolin or armadillo-like armor that wasn’t preserved in the fossil. There could also be dinosaurs with porcupine-type quills.”

To illustrate the point, Kosemen drew contemporary animals using the same techniques that dinosaur artists use. Believe it or not, the image above shows an elephant, a zebra, and a rhino drawn using only their skeletons as a reference. So you can imagine how extinct species might have been quite different from what we've seen in art. Kosemen explains how some of the artists' dinosaur assumptions came about at Atlas Obscura. We also get to see more of Kosemen's recreations.

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Indian Designers Build Air Conditioner That Works Without Electricity

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:06:19 -0700

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Air conditioning is a luxury few people in the world can afford, and when you live in a region where having a home with electricity is a luxury air conditioning becomes even more of an impossibility.

But the clever folks from New Delhi's Ant Studio felt it was a shame that people don't know what it's like to live with air conditioning in their homes, so they came up with an electricity free way to cool the home.

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They worked together with Deki Electronics to create what they call the Beehive- hundreds of terracotta clay tubes bound together in a circular metal frame which cools the home without any electricity.

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Here's how it works:

When soaked, the terracotta tubes absorb the water, and evaporate cool breezes as warm air pushes through them. It’s low maintenance, economical (due to the low cost and high availability of clay), and kind to the environment. “As an architect, I wanted to find a solution that is ecological and artistic, and at the same time evolves traditional craft methods,” Monish Siripurapu, founder of Ant Studio, told Arch Daily.

-Via Bored Panda




Nearly 600 Very Good Dogs

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:06:19 -0700

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If you were going to witness an attempt to break a world record, this is the one you'd want to attend. An association called the Border Collie Owners of South Australia (BCOSA) welcomed 576 border collies to a park in Willaston, South Australia, Sunday to create the largest gathering of border collies ever.

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The previous record was 503 border collies in one place. However, the Guinness organization does not recognize gatherings of specific dog breeds, so the result is only bragging rights, and a memorable event for both the dogs and their owners. In other words, a good time was had by all. -via The Daily Dot




WEARAS Halloween Panda (Animal Support) - Get Dressed Up For The Animals!

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:06:19 -0700

WEARAS Halloween Panda (Animal Support) by WEARASPeople think that supporting and saving the animals takes too much time, money and hard work for them to make a difference, but the truth is supporting the animals is easy thanks to organizations like the World Wildlife Fund, the ASPCA and the Wildlife Conservation Society. All you have to do is donate to these worthy causes and if they give you a shirt wear it, if they give you a bumper sticker slap it on your car, if they give you a tote bag use it proudly at the grocery store, and if anyone asks about it let them know where they can send their money. The animals you're helping to save with your donations may not be able to thank you in person, but you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference in the lives of the world's wildlife, and that's the gift that keeps on giving!Show your support for the animals with this WEARAS Halloween Panda (Animal Support) t-shirt by WEARAS, it's a beary good way to show love for pandas and help spread the word about animal charity!Visit WEARAS's official website, then head on over to their NeatoShop for more delightful designs:WEARAS Colors! Panda (Animal Support) WEARAS Santa Panda (Animal Support) WEARAS Taekwondo Panda (Animal Support) WEARAS X-Ray Panda (Animal Support) View more designs by WEARAS | More Funny T-shirts | New T-ShirtsAre you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama![...]



Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:06:18 -0700

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The transporter mechanism in Star Trek is quite cool for science fiction, in that you could set the destination, step onto a platform, and find yourself on an unexplored planet. Most of the time. We know the fictional tech was invented purely to save money on the original series, compared with using a spaceship to reach the surface of planets. It also saved time. But if it were real, would you trust such a device?

According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, when a person steps onto the transporter pad, the computer uses “molecular imaging scanners” to scan his or her body, before the person is converted into a “subatomically debonded matter stream.” In other words, a crew member is taken apart piece by piece, breaking apart the bonds between individual atoms. Then, particles are streamed into a “pattern buffer," where they remain briefly before being sent to their destination.

This sounds an awful lot like death. In fact, it’s even more death-y than conventional death where, after the body’s processes have stopped, the body slowly decomposes. The effect is the same—the pieces of you come apart—the transporter’s just a lot more efficient at it.

Once the matter stream arrives at its destination, the person is somehow “rematerialized” or put back together. While the transporter tends to use the person’s atoms to reconstruct a human, it really doesn’t have to. The machine could use totally different atoms, and the effect would be exactly the same.

So does the transporter actually send those atoms to a new place, or does it send the data to make a copy of you? Does it really matter, since our bodies are always replacing our own atoms as we go about our everyday lives? Ars Technica take a deeper and more philosophical look into the workings of a Star Trek transporter. -via Metafilter




Guy Smashing Store Window Gets Hit With Instant Karma

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:06:19 -0700

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As a general rule anyone who smashes a store window is up to no good, and whether they're smashing the window to loot, get even with the owner or simply because they're drunk and/or high it all amounts to bad karma.

And karma has a way of instantly catching up with you, which the guy in this video found out the hard way after wantonly smashing a store window and threatening a guy who questioned him about his brazen vandalism.

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