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January 21, 2019

NSA Security/Motivational Posters from the 1950s and 1960s

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Above

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and

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below, 

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a few

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of

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the many

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the National Security Agency's

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art department

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churned out

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over

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those two decades.

January 21, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rubber Band Physics

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From Physics: "Videos of a moving rubber band show that the band takes on previously unpredicted wavy shapes when it is shot through the air."

More here.

January 21, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Man in Seat Sixty-One — "Train travel information UK, Europe, Worldwide"

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From the website:

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Train travel is a more rewarding, low-stress alternative to flying, which brings us closer to the countries we visit and reduces our contribution to climate change.

It's time to rediscover the pleasure, romance & adventure of travel by train or ship.

This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think air is the only option.

For help with train travel, ask the Man in Seat 61!

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According to commenters on Hacker News — a very tough audience — this guy is the real deal, with information you cannot get anywhere else, including train companies and governments.

A representative comment:

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Agree with all commenters here what a fantastic site this is — up-to-date (by and large), information dense, no nonsense.

Has helped me travel from Bali to Jakarta, through Thailand, Namibia, and with the TransSib.

A labour of love. So I wondered how one can support the guy, and was amazed that the only thing he asks for is donations to UNICEF in his name.

Kudos kudos kudos.

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And while we're on the subject of trains, how 'bout the next post?

January 21, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Floating Wireless Speaker

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Features and Details:

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• Dustproof

• Sandproof

• Waterproof

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• Sweatproof

• Shockproof

• 360° sound

• Third edition

• Red, Black, Blue, Gray

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• 32-foot-range Bluetooth

• 80 Proof — hey, wait a sec!

• 3.5mm audio-in (& out) port

• Works with your digital assistant

• 20% louder than previous edition

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• Built-in microphone lets you make and take calls

• 20 hours playtime from built-in high-capacity Li-ion battery

• 1/4"-40 camera threading & custom strap mounts offer mounting options

• Portable power bank charges phone, music player, or other small electronics

• Included: USB charging cable; 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cable; carry pouch; user manual

• Patented Dual-Directional Sound™ — lay flat and fill a room or sit it on its side and jam in your face

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$99.95 (music not included).

January 21, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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