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April 1, 2012

How to Imagine the Tenth Dimension


As good an explanation as I've ever encountered anywhere.

[via Joe Peach]

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Inchworm Measuring Stick

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From the website:

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The Inchworm is a measuring stick made of rock-hard, corrosion-resistant 6Al-4V titanium.

With grooves cut every 1/8", you can use it for quick measurements, product comparisons, depth checks and, in a pinch, drink stirring.

Among its uses:

• Measure tire tread depth

• Measure screws, nuts, bolts, etc.

• Comparing different product sizes when shopping

• Check the width of a broken fan belt for replacement

Specs:

• 3/16"Ø

• 3-3/8"L

• Includes split ring for attaching to other items

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$19.

April 1, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

iTools — "Use the best tools for the job"

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[via Joe Peach who added, "I need it."]

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Bicycle Bell

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From the website:

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When it came to hearing, the sound in India I most often heard was the rickshaw or scooter horn but there was occasionally a bicycle bell in the distance.

It's very loud in order to compete with the rickshaw coaches, keep in mind as it is loud in sound, it is equally large in size.

The Hercules bell, made in India, could just as well be called Hanuman, both known for their strength.

Which is what the bell is, both physically and aurally strong.

Often I think to myself, which sense helps me recall a place most easily?

Is it the smell, the sound or the sight of the place?

What about taste and touch?

Steel and Plastic.

Silver in color.

3"Ø x 3"H.

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$23.

April 1, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Inside-out grilled cheese sandwich

What took so long?

[via Doobybrain]

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Japanese Hand Dustpan

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From the website:

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It's not possible to say there is a prettier dustpan.

Made since 1918, it is now discontinued.

Note the hole in the handle so it can be hung out of the way.

The angle of the pan is calculated.

The length of the handle means no stooping.

Better than cardboard.

I have seen dustpans come and go, now it is sad to see this one leave us.

I will keep a stockpile for my personal needs.

Tin — both galvanized and powder coated.

17" x 11" x 6.5".

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Reader, it spoke to me and I bought one.

$22.

April 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish"

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Rebecca J. Rosen's Atlantic.com piece offers a reflection on how the law intersects with the world of books, to the detriment of readers.

The graphic up top comes from University of Illinois law professor Paul Heald, who explained it in a March 16 talk at the University of Canterbury.

Heald's entire talk, entitled "Do Bad Things Happen When Works Fall Into the Public Domain?," appears below.

April 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Flower Nails

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Designed by

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Masaharu Ono.

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Set of 6: ¥3,465.

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[via LikeCool and Inspire Me Now]

April 1, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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