Soda Machine Hack Most modern vending machines have little computers inside. A tiny screen usually displays some information. Although relatively little known, pressing a certain combinations of buttons can control the settings. For instance, you can check the internal temperature, view the amount of money inside, empty change, or dump certain beverages.
Two Kids Made 357 Original Gaming Cards Images via I was about 10 years old before it even occurred to me that binders could contain anything but gaming cards. They’re a ubiquitous part of childhood, but they’re also pretty pricey. But with a bit of imagination and a whole lot of budding talent, two kid brothers made 357 unique cards of their own. A decade later, user one23abc posted them to Reddit. We talked to one23abc, who prefers to go by his Reddit handle. Textbook disclaimer stickers The top left sticker is an actual sticker from Cobb County, Georgia, where a large contingent of pitchfork-wielding parents forced the district into undermining the teaching of evolution in public schools. This lunacy was ripe for mocking, of course, so I made a few stickers of my own … … and then emailed them to the lawyer involved in the ensuing court case. The lawyer had them printed up large, as courtroom props.
Major Movements in Philosophy as Minimalist Geometric Graphics by Maria Popova From relativism to absolutism, or what the geometry of knowledge has to do with negative space. I have a soft spot for minimalist graphic representations of complex concepts. (Previously: famous lives in pictogram flowcharts; famous personalities in vector illustrations; famous songs as typographic reductions; world statistics as minimalist infographics; anticonsumerist aspirations.) And it hardly gets more complex than the entire school of Western philosophy. Miegakure: A puzzle-platforming game in four dimensions Miegakure is a platform game where you navigate a four-dimensional world to perform miraculous feats and solve puzzles. Miegakure is a puzzle-platforming game that lets you explore and interact with a four-dimensional world. The fourth dimension in this game works just like the first three: it is a mathematical generalization. Your ability to move in the fourth dimensions in addition to the usual three allows you to perform miraculous feats like seeing inside closed buildings, walking through walls, stealing objects from closed containers, binding two separate rings without breaking them, etc...
Mapping Perception [Infographic] Understanding an individual or a crowd’s perception is vital when engaging in social media. I’ve personally made this mistake and seen countless others fall flat on a campaign by under estimating the perception of others. The following images are great examples on how groups of people view things differently by geography. I hope you get a good chuckle and at the same time stimulate your brain to think about how people in online communities have much of the same characteristics in viewing themselves and others. Europe According to the United States:
7 Image Search Tools That Will Change Your Life by Maria Popova What martinis have to do with reverse art lookup and obscure German calendars from the 1990’s. Although Google has been playing with some fun image search toys in its lab and the official Google Image Search has recently significantly upped its game, some of its most hyped features — color search, instant scrolling, hover preview — are but mere shadows of sleeker, better versions that geekier, more sophisticated image search tools offer. Here are seven of our favorites. oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse images and products from popular sites like Amazon, eBay, YouTube and Flickr in a highly intuitive way. You can skim thumbnails related to your search keywords and save search results from different services to a visual bookmark bar at the bottom of your browser screen.
Escher for Real The work of M.C. Escher needs no introduction. We have all learned to appreciate the impossibilities that this master of illusion's artwork presents to the layman's eye. THEY'RE HERE! 2010 DARWIN AWARDS - You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado, here are the 2010 Darwin Awards. Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran", accidentally jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run. Sixth Place
Marcus McCabe Antiguo estudiante del National College of Art and Design de Dublín, ex Uniform y actualmente freelance en Sidney, el trabajo de Marcus McCabe se apoya en una enorme sensibilidad gráfica, un soberbio manejo tipográfico y mensajes geniales. Former student at National College of Art and Design from Dublin, ex Uniform and currently freelance designer in Sidney, the work of Marcus McCabe is based on a great graphic sensibility, a superb typographical management and excellent messages. Branding, dirección de arte y campaña para el And (Abandon New Devices) Film Festival de Liverpool, basada en la incorporación de elementos cinematográficos a imágenes cotidianas. // Branding, art direction and campaign for And (Abandon New Devices) Film Festival in Liverpool, based on the incorporation of cinematographic elements to everyday images.
Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms? How Twilight Works All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Stunning String Artwork Wednesday, 28 September 2011 GreenMuze Staff Artwork by Janet Echelman. American artist Janet Echelman creates, using simple string sculptures, stunningly beautiful works of art that are designed to respond and interact with the forces of nature such as wind, water and light. Utilizing traditional net-weaving methods and creating colorful manufactured ethereal clouds; the renowned artist recently gave a lecture at TED 2011 on “Taking Imagination Seriously”.
Lucid Dreaming Frequently Asked Questions Answered by The Lucidity Institute Version 2.4 © Lucidity Institute (contact us) This FAQ is a brief introduction to lucid dreaming: what it is, how to do it, and what can be done with it. There are several excellent sources of information on lucid dreaming, the most reliable and extensive of which is the Lucidity Institute website ( Other sources are listed below. Stephen LaBerge presents workshops, and training programs for learning lucid dreaming. Participating with a group focused together on developing the skills necessary for lucid dreaming is the most efficient and effective way of achieving or improving your frequency of lucid dreaming (and it's a lot of fun). For information please visit the Lucidity Institute website. Upcoming programs are listed at the top of the page.