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January 13, 2018

Mr. Stoopid aka TechnoDolt®©* learns a new trick

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For many years I've used Google Chrome as my #1 browser, for two reasons: 

1) Favicons, which Apple still refuses to add to Safari

2) Default appearance and type size, way more readable on Chrome

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The one fault I've found with Chrome is how much effort it takes (took, now that I've seen the blinding light**... but I digress) to create a bookmark, something I do perhaps 50-100 times a day to flag articles which I'll then read en masse while I'm running on my treadmill.

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My practice has always been to place my mouse cursor over the word Bookmarks in the top bar (first figure), then, when it turns blue (second graphic), place the cursor over Bookmark This Page in the drop-down menu so it turns blue (figure 3), then click.

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All well and good. But when I click Bookmark This Page, over on the far upper right a new drop-down window appears (above). For every Chrome bookmark I've created up till now, I've then clicked again on Done in the lower right hand corner of that menu.

But guess what? I just found out inadvertently, doing something close to nothing but different than the day before***, that there is no need to look at that drop-down menu and then click Done. The bookmarking takes place as soon as Bookmark This Page gets clicked.

Long story short: I've been making unnecessary clicks, prolly 25,000-50,000 per year since Chrome appeared in 2008, because I'm so dumb.

Doh!

*That would be me

**It's full of stars

***So you think you can dance?

January 13, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What If Renaissance sculptures behaved in a modern way?

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From BoredPanda:

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Spanish artist Gerard Mas, based in Barcelona, creates humorous marble sculptures that combine the quirky, cheeky attitude of modern day culture with reserved behavioral traits of Renaissance era.

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The sculptor shows elegant 15th-century ladies picking their noses, chewing gum, and blowing bubbles, or using headsets while talking on the phone.

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"I thought about the millions of attitudes and situations that old artworks couldn't capture because they were simply inappropriate for a lady in the 15th century," Mas says.

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"I decided to try to do it in an old media and style. It was something like an invented old art. After that, the anachronisms came and pop elements, too, as a natural evolution."

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[via Richard Kashdan]

January 13, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sharkproof Stainless Steel Chainmail Dive Suit

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Finally.

From the website:

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This* sharkproof stainless steel chainmail dive suit has protected marine biologists and shark experts head-to-toe since 1978.

The suit's sleeves are worn beneath the tunic to provide two layers of armor from the elbow to the upper torso while the integrated gloves incorporate a "trap door" design that enables one to remove one's hands when tactile manual dexterity is required.

The tunic's extended length front-split bottom is worn under the pants to provide double coverage from the knees to the waist.

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The pants' built-in stainless steel belt sleeve extends the entire circumference of the waist for evenly distributed weight support, allowing one to wear the suit with or without the included military-grade harness.

Worn under the pants, the booties secure the feet with Velcro fasteners that enable quick removal for secure topside footing.

The hood provides coverage for the head and neck.

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$7,500.

*Not this one (one just like it)

January 13, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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