California Gov. Jerry Brown compared Trump supporters to cave dwellers at an event in New York. He also said that everything Trump does, including the way he handles climate change and North Korea, are "stupid and dangerous and silly." He predicts that Trump will "fail very soon." According to Politico: ‘They‘re both kind of very similar,‘ Brown said at a climate change event in New York. ‘You should check out the deriv
Watch this persistent gentleman try three times to get knocked over by a kid on a scooter. He finally makes it happen but he didn‘t know he was being recorded on a security camera, so his attempt to shakedown the kid‘s dad ended in failure. From YouTube: We were moving and decided to get a couple of guys from Home Depot to help us. One of the guys intentionally tried multiple times to jump in front of the kids playing to act as
Salto is a jumping robot from UC Berkeley‘s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab. It has aerodynamic thrusters to ensure it lands on its foot. [via Bruce Sterling]
Georgia Tech student Scout Shultz refused to put down a closed multitool and walked toward cops, daring them to shoot. So they did. Preliminary information indicates that GTPD received a 911 call of a person with a knife and a gun at approximately 11:17 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Officers arrived and made contact with Shultz who was armed with a knife. Officers provided multiple verbal commands and attempted to speak with Shultz w
With just his violin and his hands, Sebastiaan Kulwanowski creates an amazing Super Mario Bros. soundtrack. He says on his YouTube page that he created this out of boredom proof that boredom can be the perfect catalyst for creativity.
Nigel Stanford enlisted the talents of a number of Kuka industrial robots to perform "Automatica." Here‘s a video of the robot testing: https://youtu.be/yFUPeXTAY_E
If Michael Ramirez can win two Pulitzers for labeling alarming things with the word "DEBT", I think Alan McAtee should win one for this photograph of vomit on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards. Previously: Celebrities have a gas with Sean Spicer at the Emmy awards. https://twitter.com/allanmcatee/status/909609523098279936
Not cool dude. The young son of WBO middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders might have thought he was being funny when he punched opponent Willie Monroe in the groin and then kicked him during the London weigh-in over the weekend. And Monroe seemed to be a good sport about it, but he‘s understandably not happy. According to Huffington Post: When Monroe tousled the boy‘s hair as he stood on the stage, Stevie Saunders pounded him i
In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members‘ objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. (more)
Florida Power and Light‘s grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company‘s assurances that it had spent billions hardening its systems after 90% of its customers lost power to 2005‘s Hurricane Wilma. (more)
For 5 the Crazy Cube is a great trick and small enough to carry in your pocket. The spectator puts a die into a small plastic canister, remembering the side that is facing up. The smaller canister is placed into a larger canister. You are able to tell the spectator which side is facing up.
Perfect execution by the folks at Wear Dinner: CureExorcist t-shirt
California AB 375 was a bill to restore the online privacy rights that the Republican Congress stripped away in March when they passed a bill that allowed your ISP to spy on you and sell data about your online activities. (more)
The island of Barbuda has lost its civilization not one human is left on the island after Hurricane Irma devastated it. With 95% of the islands structures completely destroyed, all 1,800 residents have evacuated to nearby Antigua, and now live in shelters or with relatives. The only living creatures left on Barbuda are pets and livestock, which the non-profit group World Animal Protection are trying to feed and rescue. According to Mashable:
When you stumble upon a mysterious water leak or a strange rattle coming from inside an appliance, getting a better view of the problem usually requires some laborious disassembly, or a desperate call to the nearest handyman. If you embrace the DIY spirit, however, this 1080p HD Waterproof WiFi Wireless Endoscopic Camera makes it easier to see what‘s wrong inside tight spaces.This tiny camera is affixed to a flexible 3 meter line, and is ra
Is President Trump feeding stories to the ‘National Enquirer‘? The magazine boasts an ‘exclusive‘ story this week claiming that the Pentagon has developed a space laser that ‘could zap North Korea off the map‘ by focusing the sun‘s energy into a ‘beam of pure destructive power.‘ At first glance it‘s just another fact-challenged ‘Enquirer‘ sci-fi fantasy, and yet the magazi
Remember the "Truman Show Delusion" in which someone is convinced they are starring in their own reality TV show? In a similar delusional vein is the "Matrix Defense" used in the last few years in courts by accused murderers who either truly believe (or pretend to believe) that they are living in The Matrix and so their heinous crimes were not "real." (Of course, many people do think we may be living in a simulation, but they don‘t kill oth
Surgeons close internal incisions with stitches and staples but they, and their patients, would benefit from a glue that stays stuck even to wet tissue and organs. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal are making progress with a powerful new glue inspired by the the sticky slime secreted by scared slugs. Science News surveys the state-of-the-art in adhesives that take inspiration from marine worms, mussels, and geckos: Using the (slu
The Morale Raiser, invented in 1950, would be the perfect gift for those people in your life who require a steady stream of attaboys. Devised by a retired army colonel in the UK, the Morale Raiser made its debut at the Festival of Britain‘s "eccentrics‘ corner." (Weird Universe)
A gentleman in Arizona was throwing a birthday party for his kid when he spotted a rattlesnake in his yard. Rather than staying clear of the venomous snake, 48-year-old Victor Pratt thought it would be a good idea to grab the snake and throw it on the BBQ, but first he wanted some photos. He began to pose with the live snake in his hand when the snake got the better of him and bit him twice once on the chest and once on the face. Fortunately,
"If only you could see what I‘ve seen with your eyes." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBaXd7dz404
In Impact of excess NOx emissions from diesel cars on air quality, public health and eutrophication in Europe, published today in Environmental Research Letters, researchers from Norway, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands estimate that 5,000 early European deaths per year attributable to diesel emissions are caused by Volkswagen‘s Dieselgate crime, in which cars were designed to sneak lethal levels of toxic emissions past regulatory check
"A Filipino man makes and sells these action figures made out of worn out flip flops," according to Goal1‘s post on /r/pics.
Ten years ago, Warren Buffett bet celebrated hedge fund manager Ted Seides of Protg Partners that an investment in a low-cost S&P 500 index fund would outperform an investment in Seides‘s "fund-of-funds," a basked of five funds managed by his firm. (more)