March 25, 2017

tic-tac-toe

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Seth Fleishman

March 25, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Unleash your inner Nakashima: make a custom table from a beautiful piece of wood

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35 years ago I bought an unfinished redwood slab from a store alongside the road in northern California.

I sanded it and then finished it with a clear coat and it still looks great.

You can too!

Offerman Workshop offers a variety of woods that you can do with as you will.

Take a deep dive into the maple and walnut archives.

Apply within.

March 25, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 24, 2017

LEGO Soccer Stadiums

Celtic Park

 

Top down: Celtic Park; St. Andrews; Roker Park; Roots Hall; Tynecastle; KC Lightstream Stadium; Bloomfield Road; Villa Park; Hampden Park; Loftus Road.

 

St. Andrews

 

Roker Park

 

Roots Hall

 

Tynecastle

 

KC Lightstream Stadium

 

Bloomfield Road

 

Villa Park

 

Hampden Park

 

Loftus Road

 

Apply within.

March 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Gamer Finger Heater

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If there's a reddit thread you know it's real.

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so you know it must be good.

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$71.

[via The Verge]

March 24, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 23, 2017

Try Quantum Computing: You'll like it

You can too!

More here.

Even more here.

March 23, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wrist Ruler Leather Bracelet

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For an efficient measuring tool on the go, the Wrist Ruler offers inch and centimeter measurements laser-cut into a snappy leather wrap bracelet that circles your wrist twice.

Available in 4 sizes: 15", 16", 17", 18" (38cm, 40.6cm, 43cm, 45.75cm)

Model in photos is wearing a 15"/38cm bracelet.

To find your bracelet size, measure around your wrist twice, add half an inch for the closure, and any additional length for a looser fit.

Made with care in the USA.

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$20.

March 23, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 22, 2017

Chekhov's 8 Attributes of a Cultured Person

1. They respect human personality.

2. They have sympathy not for beggars and cats alone.

3. They respect the property of others.

4. They are sincere, and dread lying like fire.

5. They do not disparage themselves to rouse compassion.

6. They have no shallow vanity.

7. If they have a talent they respect it.

8. The develop the aesthetic feeling in themselves.

[via Medium]

Read 201 stories by Chekhov here.

Free, the way we like it.

March 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pizza Saver Bags

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What took so long?

Works with both thin crust and deep dish.

12 for $4.99 (pizza not included — except for suburbs of Atlanta: watchoo want on urs?).

March 22, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 21, 2017

BehindTheMedspeak: Top 5 Medical Information Websites

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Marvin M. Lipman, M.D. is Consumer Reports' chief medical advisor.

He listed the following five health-related websites as providing the most "up-to-date, reliable and understandable information" (I concur).

1. cancer.gov for information about cancer

2. cdc.gov for information about infectious diseases, travel medicine and epidemiology

3. fda.gov for information about drugs

4. medlineplus.gov for information about diseases

5. usp.org for information about medicine and nutritional supplements

March 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

45-in-1 Mini Screwdriver Set w Torx Bits

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I happened on this set last week when I suddenly got a jones for disassembling my coffee grinder (Capresso Infinity) and doing a deep cleaning of parts not accessible with my little brush and can of compressed air.

I couldn't figure out how to disassemble it until I happened on a photo — buried deep in the Capresso grinder Amazon comments — showing the grinding mechanism taken apart.

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Looking closely, I saw that the key was a long Torx-head screw hidden under a little rubber gubbin holding the whole thing together.

The problem was, I had no Torx-head screwdriver.

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I had my Crack Research Team©® get on the case and it only took them two days to locate the set featured here, which offered the precise size I needed to get down among the range of 10 (ten!) sizes of Torx screw heads, from T3-T20.

FunFact: the T3 is so tiny I can't tell it's a Torx head without a magnifying glass.

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The set also includes ranges of Phillips, flat, and hex heads, as well as various exotic shapes including Apple's pentalobe.

But it gets even better: the whole thing comes in a beautifully designed case with a tilting mechanism that automatically stands all the bits upright when you open it.

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Great gift for the fixer-upper in your life.

$11.99.

How they make money selling this for that price (Prime shipping) is a mystery to me.

March 21, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 20, 2017

How chess got big

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Above, a map showing the origin and diffusion of chess from India to Asia, Africa, and Europe, along with changes in its name.

[via RealityCarnival]

March 20, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Brain Coat

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March 20, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 19, 2017

Will a lava lamp work on Jupiter?

This question has been keeping me awake at night for a long time, so it was with great joy and relief that I stumbled upon Neil Fraser's answer.

Hey, wait a sec... what's that movie I watched last year?

March 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: Capable of assuming many positions.

A third: inedible.

March 19, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

March 18, 2017

World's first fluorescent frog discovered

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"Use the slider to see the polka-dot tree frog fluoresce."

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March 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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