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August 1, 2014

Wash Day in New York City, 1930s








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August 1, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Emergency Bow Tie in a Can


Snap it on and you're money.


August 1, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cat Feeder with Facial Recognition

What took so long?

From Scientific American


Facial recognition systems match a face, for example, at an airport or border crossing, with a photo and identity on file. Now Taiwan inventor Mu-Chi Sung thinks that this stealthy technology could also be used with other potentially uncooperative individuals — his cats.

Sung adapted facial recognition so it could be part of his Bistro smart cat feeder. Bistro features food and water dishes inside a clear plastic enclosure big enough for a cat to slip its head in. Sensors measure how much the cat consumes. Bistro's target is multi-cat households, so a camera studies the cat's face to determine which feline is feeding. Owners can thus know whether a fat cat is pigging out while less aggressive housemates go hungry.

Sung created an Indiegogo campaign, hoping to make them available starting next March.


$179 (cat[s] not included).

August 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

What is it?

54763 copy

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: contains no wood.

A third: made in Germany.

August 1, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

The Writing of Stones (61)


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