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November 27, 2013

Moche Headdress, circa A.D. 600


From the New York Times: "A headdress representing a sea god, made circa A.D. 600 by the Pre-Incan Moche in northern Peru."

Photograph by Joaquin Rubio.

November 27, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: waterproof.

A third: handheld.

November 27, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Ray Dalio, founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, offers his investment secrets on YouTube — For free


Andrew Ross Sorkin's New York Times story has the details but if you just want to watch Dalio's "plain-spoken 30-minute video...an oddly entertaining animated cartoon filled with provocative theories about the way the economy runs," well, caveat investor.

From Sorkin's article: "Ray Dalio, the 64-year-old founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world with some $150 billion under management..., who is said to be worth some $13 billion, was one of the few investors to see the financial crisis of 2008 developing, and perhaps just as important, the rebound. He's made his money by predicting big macroeconomic cycles. His economic theories, up until now, have been known only to a small group of investors and those willing to pay his firm 2% management fees and 20% of the investment profits."

November 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fully Posable Desktop Man and Dog — Does Andrew Chase know about this?


He will.


Trust me on that.


But I digress.

From the website:


Your new best friends will keep you company (and entertained) all day long.

With fully adjustable joints and limbs, you can pose man and his best friend for hours on end.

They'll stand on their own feet or sit comfortably on a shelf, a table edge, a stack of books, do handstands, dance moves, sit-ups... the poses are practically endless.

The Posable Man and Dog are hand made from stainless steel wire with aluminum rivets.

Also great for anyone learning to draw to teach scale and proportion of different body parts.


Man or Dog, apiece: $27.98.

November 27, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

hackcville.com: Meet the peeps behind the curtain — through Google Glass

YouTube caption: "I was just walking along Elliewood Avenue yesterday en route to The Pigeon Hole when I saw 'hackcville' on the side of a building. I went in to investigate and ended up making this video, starring Alan Webb and Amber Karnes."

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On Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

November 27, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Giant Pilsner Glass

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Hand blown glass holds 7 liters (about 18 cans) and stands 19.75 inches tall.

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November 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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