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November 3, 2019

A critical analysis of scroll bars through history

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From the Verge:

Sébastien Matos has built a fantastic interactive trip through the history of one of the most important UI elements we encounter every day: the scroll bar.

He's recreated, as faithfully as possible, 30 years of scroll bars from some of the top desktop platforms of their day, from Xerox Star to Windows 10.

Take a minute out of your busy day to enjoy the zen of playing with old UI design.

November 3, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

California Burning: Kincade Fire from the International Space Station

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Wrote NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan on Twitter:

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"I was able to catch these pictures of the California wildfires burning north of the Bay Area."

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[via sfist]

November 3, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Breaking: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich returns today

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Stop what you're doing and get thee to your nearest Popeyes.

Me, I'm so outa here.

For those just waking up from their Rip Van Winkle-esque fugue state, Popeyes announced two months ago that it could no longer keep up with demand for its new chicken sandwich and was retiring it until it could build up enough to cope with the unexpected demand.

From the New York Times:

Popeyes began selling the chicken sandwich nationwide on August 12 to rave reviews.

writer for Thrillist called it "the best new thing in fast food."

A critic with The Dallas Observer called it a "a game-changer in the fast-food world."

Lines grew at Popeyes restaurants across the country.

Employees worked overtime as locations sold out of the sandwiches.

A supply intended to last three months ran out in just two weeks, The Wall Street Journal reported, and, on August 27, Popeyes said on Twitter that the sandwich was sold out.

The item would be back soon, it said. 

And nearly 70 days later, it will make good on its promise.

November 3, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

List and maps of cars named after places


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For sure there are many more that have emerged since this 2015 compendium appeared.

Go ahead, plenty of room in the comments section.

November 3, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Self-Extinguishing Candle Holder

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From the website:

This candlestick is designed to automatically extinguish candles just before the wick burns out.

As the flame slowly makes its way to the bottom of the candle, the suspends builds.

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Features and Details:

• Designed by Lars Beller Fjetland

• 3.75"Ø x 3"H

• Zinc alloy

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November 3, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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