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Snow art created by walking one step at a time Monday, February 27, 2012 | comments

My dad sent me this. Check out more at:

Bird made out of CDs Sunday, February 26, 2012 | comments

Jake sent me this:

Two things from reddit that don't have credited sources. Paper Hummingbird, People Pixels | comments

I played Through the Ages for the first time today | comments

Most of the technological advancements are the same sort of techs as ones you see in the Civilization computer games. Not this one though...

"GUYS! I HAVE FIGURED OUT BREAD! Also while I was at it, I figured out Circuses"
fake edit: turns out it's a real thing though

Explain to me how these are related (part 2) Thursday, February 23, 2012 | comments

So remember that time that Amazon gave me weird recommendations? Well now Netflix is doing it.

Karen and I just got Netflix to save money (do you realize cable basically costs $2.40/day and Netflix is $8/month?). When you first sign up you do this thing where you rate stuff you have seen and then it starts recommending stuff to you. It did a really good job suggesting movies and shows for us even though our 5 star ratings range from Battlestar Galactica to Gilmore Girls.

It also recommended a bunch of anime so I figured I would find one to give a shot. I've never really watched anime (other than Pokemon / Digimon) and so I asked Jake what a good one to try out would be. On his recommendation, I am watching Death Note. I'm 11 episodes in and so far it's really good: plot driven with plenty of cliffhangers. It looks like this.

I have it rated 5 stars. Based on this, Netflix recommends...

Crunch Super Slimdown DVD Cover Because you Enjoyed Death NoteAnd see where it has the 4 red stars? That means "Netflix thinks that if you watched this, you would rate it 4 stars"

I don't think that's what they wanted Thursday, February 16, 2012 | comments

From: http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2012/2/16/lets-play-telephone.html

This is not a painting Monday, February 13, 2012 | comments

You know how you see links and it's someone being like "this isn't a photo, it's a painting!" and then you're all "that's not proper comma usage" but then after that you're like "whoa, how can that not be a photograph?"

Well, the picture above is not a painting; it is a photograph

(ok, painting is still involved, but wow)

Also not a painting.

Check 'em all out here: http://www.designincstudios.com/still-life-alive.html

[via @jonkagstrom]

Statue about to drop in Friday, February 10, 2012 | comments

There was a sniper nest at the Super Bowl in case anything went wrong Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | comments

Deadspin confirms these are real and has 3 more photos

Thanks for your service, but what does that have to do with shipping prices to Canada Sunday, February 5, 2012 | comments

Today I had a bunch of ebay listings end. I had a guy who asked what shipping to Canada would be and I said sorry, but like the listing said, I would't ship internationally. [huge price jump, probably can't ship media mail, customs]

Him: "Wow, really, I'm only a few hours north of you (Same continent North America) USPS delivers here no problem.
20+ years Canadian Military Vet with my 4 last tours in Afghanistan (First was rota 0 meaning first boots on the ground and the last ending in 2010."

[emphasis added]

His ghost is probably haunting a snuggie factory somewhere Thursday, February 2, 2012 | comments

Fourier, Joseph (1768-1830)

"French mathematician who discovered that any periodic motion can be written as a superposition of sinusoidal and cosinusoidal vibrations. He developed a mathematical theory of heat, discussing it in terms of differential equations. [...] Fourier was a friend and advisor of Napoleon. Fourier believed that his health would be improved by wrapping himself up in blankets, and in this state he tripped down the stairs in his house and killed himself." [source]

Translation issue | comments

So there's this board game, shadow hunters. It's a deduction game and you're on teams yadda yadda. Anyhow, here are what some cards look like if you're on the hunter team.

Ok, so how does Emi win

Alright. How does George win?

How about Franklin? How does he win?


You guys. You need to get a grip. | comments

The internet does not need a 10 minute video of someone opening their Dominion expansion box in utter silence