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January 18, 2021

Sony Electric Rice Cooker

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Sony was founded in 1946.

This electric rice cooker was its first product.

It was a huge flop.

January 18, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Construction Workers on the Chrysler Building in1929

Back story here.

January 18, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Who's Number 100?

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Why, it's me.

It took me 3.5 years to break into the Hacker News Top 100 karma rankings.

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Once I did, I stopped to catch my breath and realized being at the very bottom was as good as being at the top in terms of visibility — and takes a lot less effort.

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I'll just chill for a while until whoever's number 101 usurps my bottom feeder spot, at which point I'll gear up my karma machine for a bit to reclaim my place.

January 18, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'The Librarian' — Giuseppe Arcimboldo

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Everyone's seen his iconic 'Vortumnus (Vertumno)' (below)

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but only this week did I happen on his wonderful c. 1566 painting pictured up top.

Oil on canvas, measuring 38" × 28", it's in the collection of Skokloster Castle in Sweden.

More?

Below, "The Waiter,"

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painted in 1574.

January 18, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tattly — 'Temporary tattoos by real artists'

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Try it, if you don't like it you're not stuck with it.

Cheap thrill.

Nobody will know you're carrying (unless you show them).

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From $2.50.

January 18, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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