Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments I think that a simple comic strip featuring Calvin, a preternaturally bright six year-old, and Hobbes, his imaginary tiger friend, features some of the most lucid sentences committed to print. And when I sober up, I usually think exactly the same. Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes ran between 1985 and 1995. So here, in no particular order, is a selection of quotes that nail everything from the meaning of life to special underwear. (NOTE: Check out Part II: Sixteen MORE Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else) On life’s constant little limitations Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help. On expectations Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! On why we are scared of the dark Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. On the tragedy of hipsters
Trap animals for survival To trap animals, or trapping, is a skill that takes practice, like any other survival skill. If you are a beginner to trapping, use the information here as a starter. * The primitive trapping techniques described here are only for wilderness survival situations. Obey the rules and trapping regulations of the area you are visiting. * 24 h As a trapper, you can set many traps and snares, all working for you simultaneously and for 24 h every day. Trails The presence of wild animals can often be determined by their tracks in the snow, sand or soft mud. Prey You must determine what you are trying to catch and set your traps, specifically with those animals in mind. Avoid disturbing thearea as much as possible. Deadfall trap A simple and effective way to trap animals is to use the deadfall trap. Snare trap Using snares to trap small animals is a simple method. Make sure the noose is large enough to pass freely over the animal's head. Don't forget! Back to: Wilderness survival skills homepage
Urban Intervention: A Reclaimed Parking Spot Since we’re on the subject of grass today, check out Green Corner, a collaboration between Helsinki-based artists Otto Karvonen and Jon Irigoyen. Described as an “urban intervention” the idea was fairly straightforward: install a grass turf lawn in a parking space creating a temporary park that calls into question the ideas of ownership and use in public spaces. Green corner is a spatial artwork consisting of lawn that is installed on a parking space. The lawn is equipped with some comfortable garden furniture, to provide a relaxing break in the middle of the hectic urban space. It would be fun to see this project expanded to entire street or intersection. Update: So I’ve been living in a public art cave. What wizardry is this?! 19Google + 28StumbleUpon Xion Protective Gear: Silly Putty that Protects Xion PG was originally founded by a stunt performer and a military police officer from the Netherlands. After years of prototyping, testing and developing, the Xion PG brand (formerly known as Xion Stuntpadding) became known within the underground scenes of various early adaptors. Although Xion PG initially started to design universal body protection for stunt applications, it soon became evident that the products were suitable for a much greater audience. Everyone, confronted with the risk of getting injured, either professional or leisure wise, will highly benefit from our protective product line. Examples of applications are: -Extreme sports athletes -Stunt performers -Costume departments / Actors -Motorcycling -Skating / rollerblading -Parcour / freerunning -Winter sports -American football -Governmental units Featured by Bilgidrom Featured by user 19googleplus 28stumbleupon
How to find water in the wild Knowing how to find water in the wild is important. Actually, there are many ways you can find water, whether you are in a desert or forest. First, look for surface water, such as streams, rivers and lakes. Running water such as springs or streams in isolated areas at high altitudes is probably safe for consumption. Be aware that, for instance, melted water from ice and glaciers contains bacteria in abundance. If you are not familiar with the area, and are unsure about the water quality, purify the water. In areas where no surface water is available, dig into damp soil and allow this muddy water to settle and become clear or learn how to make a water filter. To increase your chances of finding water, look for the following: · Valleys and low areas are places where water naturally drains. · Rock crevices. · Muddy or damp ground. · Patches of green vegetation indicate water of some sort. · Places where animal tracks converge, maybe a water source nearby? More about water
Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metal Scientists trying to create artificial life generally work under the assumption that life must be carbon-based, but what if a living thing could be made from another element? One British researcher may have proven that theory, potentially rewriting the book of life. Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow has created lifelike cells from metal — a feat few believed feasible. The discovery opens the door to the possibility that there may be life forms in the universe not based on carbon, reports New Scientist. Even more remarkable, Cronin has hinted that the metal-based cells may be replicating themselves and evolving. "I am 100 percent positive that we can get evolution to work outside organic biology," he said. The high-functioning "cells" that Cronin has built are constructed from large polyoxometalates derived from a range of metal atoms, like tungsten. The metallic bubbles are certainly cell-like, but are they actually alive? The early results have been encouraging.
Billionaires: Russian Mogul Wants to Upload Your Brains Into Immortality Earlier this year, a Russian media mogul named Dmitry Itskov formally announced his intention to disembody our conscious minds and upload them to a hologram--an avatar--by 2045. In other words he outlined a plan to achieve immortality, removing the human mind from the physical constraints presented by the biological human body. He was serious. And now, in a letter to the members of the Forbes World's Billionaire's List, he's offering up that immortality to the world's 1,266 richest people. "Many of you who have accumulated great wealth by making success of your businesses are supporting science, the arts and charities. I urge you to take note of the vital importance of funding scientific development in the field of cybernetic immortality and the artificial body," Itskov wrote in the letter. The 2045 Initiative claims to have hired 30 scientists to help it pursue its immortality goal. Somehow. We shall see.
Upside-Down-Ternet My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun. I'm starting here by splitting the network into two parts, the trusted half and the untrusted half. /etc/dhcpd.conf IPtables is Fun! Suddenly everything is kittens! /sbin/iptables -A PREROUTING -s 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 -p tcp -j DNAT --to-destination 126.96.36.199 For the uninitiated, this redirects all traffic to kittenwar. For more fun, we set iptables to forward everything to a transparent squid proxy running on port 80 on the machine. /sbin/iptables -A PREROUTING -s 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.0.1 That machine runs squid with a trivial redirector that downloads images, uses mogrify to turn them upside down and serves them out of its local webserver. The redirection script Then the internet looks like this! And if you replace flip with -blur 4 you get the blurry-net I made xkcd - how cool is that ?
The New Materialism: better, not more November 26, 2012 // By: Andrew Simms Today marks international Buy Nothing Day. Begun in 1992 in Mexico to protest against over-consumption it became an annual diary fixture in North America where, this year, inescapably it is being dubbed 'Occupy Xmas.' But, it leaves two problems. So, is it possible to both save the economy and build a better relationship with the world of, ‘stuff.’ We argue, yes, in our new pamphlet The New Materialism: How our relationship with the material world can change for the better, published to coincide with Buy Nothing Day, if you embrace ‘stuff’ in a different way. The new materialism is about an economy of better, not more. It is emerging now in things ranging from furniture, to tools, cars, fridges, clothes and food. The four weeks before Christmas could become a ‘Make, Mend and Share Month,’ instead of a ritual descent into consumer debt. A Manifesto for the New Materialism: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Agree with this? Close
Atlas F Documents Atlas Missile Silo This page is where documents pertaining to the Atlas F missile system are located. It is possible that some items may be listed in more than one location because the item covers more than one missile type. Click on a thumbnail or PDF link below to view that item. The PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader and you can download your free copy of Acrobat Reader here . Many of the items on these pages are available for download to your system. The documents in the section below contain general information about the Atlas F silo type missile system.
Top Ten Robots That You Never Knew You Wanted & Yanko Design Top Ten Robots That You Never Knew You Wanted Technology maybe overwhelming for most us, but the future generation is so with it! They have the hang of ever little new gadget and gizmo that comes our way. Which brings me to robots; I can’t fathom the need of an electronic being to do chores for us. So you are in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoying the corals and the fishes, but one steady fish that won’t leave your side is the Amphibia. 9) i.go by Markus Cäsar When the current crop grows old we parents are not gonna be around, and since they are so dependent on technology, this one’s for them. i.go is a foldable robot with a frog-like/human-like look. 8 ) Botan by Johannes Diem Lazy future generation is gonna need a robotic weeder for their gardens! 7) P.G.A. by Stefan Oberrauner At this rate gardeners could become an extinct species in the future. 6) Gio by Elisabeth Dioszeghy Guide dogs are in danger as well coz their robotic counterparts will soon replace them.
Missile Site Coordinates This list was originally based in part on information from Siloman's list His site, www.siloworld.net, has lots of good information and stories about missile sites In particular, a nice photo layout of the various US ICBMs is at Another interesting web site is missilebases.com which is best described as a real estate service for old missile sites. This is owned/run by Edward Peden who owns an Atlas E site (#6) near Dover, Kansas, where he lives (and formerly manufactured ultralight aircraft). katurner "Home Improvement for Missile Bases" by Ken Turner, who lives in a Nike missile site. Another real estate site is silohome.com which seems to be dedicated to selling Plattsburgh site 8 by any means possible. Another real estate site is Microsoft's MSR Maps (formerly Terraserver-USA) used to be helpful in finding photographs of just about any location. Other mapping/photo web sites include: An extensive list of U.S.
45 Creative Resumes to Seize Attention Editor’s note: For a newer, updated version of this post, check it out here. Are you one of those job seekers who have been sending far too many resumes and been hit with far too many disappointment? The problem may not lie with your qualification or skills set. Employer filters tons of resumes on daily basis, only the outstanding ones get noticed. A creative resume is fairly important. Not only it resembles your personality, it also speaks your capability and creativity. Today we want to bring to your attention a collective of 45 creative and beautiful resumes that will definitely impress an employer. Curriculum Vitae by Jonny-RocketA CV that probably laid the author the job and great at attracting attention among several hundred applicants. Resume by Pau Morgan Me, Myself Curriculum Vitae by Novisurjadi Life Chart ResumeAuthor’s first take at visualizing general tasks he does daily between age 0-32. Resume by Arianedenise Curriculum Vitae by MistisA retro and vintage CV with pictures.