August 5, 2018
Qing Dynasty Formal Court Robe
Silk; mid-1800s; Jifu, China.
Diet Orange Crush: It's what's for breakfast
A wonderful discovery.
The diet iteration is — to me — indistinguishable from the sugary original.
What I do: pop open a few cans at a time, then let them chill overnight while losing their fizziness.
Result: perfect Orange Hi-C-like accompaniment for my morning coffee.
Bonus: because it's got no caffeine — unlike Diet Sunkist Orange — you can enjoy a can or two with your chips or whatever while watching TV at night without worrying about it keeping you up till all hours.
Bonus: no pulp!
HAL-9000 Bluetooth Speaker
From The Verge:
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's classic science fiction film "2001: A Space Odyssey."
To commemorate the occasion, Master Replicas Group has opened preorders for its two speaker replicas of the film's iconic computer, HAL-9000.
The company estimates a January 2019 shipping date for the speaker and a March 2019 for the limited command console edition.
The HAL-9000 Bluetooth Speaker [top] is a stand-alone speaker and base that can be paired with another Bluetooth device.
It's designed to look like one of the consoles mounted to the film’s spaceship, Discovery One.
Another version, the Limited-Edition HAL-9000 with Command Console (below),
with 2,001 units projected, has a larger base incorporating a removable Bluetooth speaker.
A 10.1-inch HD screen replicates displays seen in the film, and 10 buttons let you interact with HAL.
It will also connect to the internet to receive updates and comes with Amazon Alexa pre-installed.