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    • CommentAuthorlucien
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011
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    @Greasemonkey - Love those Sunday-school illustrations with all the white people living in first-century Galilee . . . .

    Those aren't white people! They've got beards!
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011 edited
    this gets straight to the point, and explains a lot of things:

    "It's difficult to translate that unspoken context like that in ASL without just saying, "That guy who has a big nose." Or, "You're wearing too much makeup." Because of that, and because a lifetime of exclusion from hearing conversations has made many deaf people wary of leaving out information—it's completely normal within Deaf culture to just say things that come off as rude to the hearing." (the bottom half of the article)
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    @ Vornaskotti. Nice! Surprised they didn't use a Beta Max.

    In other news, Computer Software Proves Shakespeare Co-Authored Plays from Big Think.
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    @Lemon Laser Betty: Too hard. I'm 26 and have never seen a Betamax.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011 edited
    Movie barcodes, squeezing every frame of a film into one image.

    The one for 'Hero' is probably my favourite.

    'The Matrix' and 'Pleasantville' work quite well too.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011 edited
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    I am such a diorama geek & this person does amazing work:
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    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    BoingBoing has Mad Magazine style pic of Glenn Beck's brain from Mother Jones
    Glenn Beck's brain
    So why the BoingBoing link instead of MJ? Because it comes with the comment: (if life were a Warren Ellis comic, he'd reappear as a presidential candidate).
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    Seeing as -3- beat me to the Glenn Beck brain pic, you get these instead; which I fully envision Unkie Warren fitting-out his dead volcano on the moon HQ with.

    (click on images for link to website)
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    We're all Doomed! (Pt 356438964)

    Superbug spreads in Delhi sewers
    A gene that makes bacteria invulnerable to many antibiotics, including drugs of last resort, has just got a lot scarier. It was thought to pose a threat mainly in hospitals, but it has now been found in sewers and drinking water in India's capital, New Delhi.
    And it is likely to be much more widespread than that. The gene has already invaded germs that cause cholera, dysentery and other major infections, and can jump readily among bacteria in the conditions of India's monsoon season.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!! I for one welcome our new sewer underlords.
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    well it was a nice 100 years. Then bacteria said "silly mammals, we can pass genes inside bubbles"
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    Solar System's "Nose" Found!

    I didn't know it was lost.
    As the sun travels through the galaxy, the solar wind—actually charged particles streaming from the sun—collides with interstellar gases, forming a cocoon around the solar system called the heliosphere.

    The edge of this cocoon, the heliopause, lies more than 9 billion miles (14.5 billion kilometers) from the sun.

    "The Voyager spacecrafts were the first to reach these outer boundaries, and [they] gave us very localized information," said study leader Nathan Schwadron of the University of New Hampshire. (See "Solar System Is 'Bullet Shaped.'")

    "But IBEX now allows us to pull back and finally show us its global properties. We are now overturning 40 years of theories about this gigantic bubble which surrounds and protects our solar system from harmful galactic cosmic rays," high-energy particles that zip through the universe.

    Cosmic rays constantly bombard our solar system, but the heliosphere shields us from most of the radiation. Still, the small amounts that leak through and reach Earth can fry satellite electronics and pose a health hazard for astronauts.
    Now Schwadron and his team have finally been able to digitally subtract the intense emissions given off by this mysterious ribbon, revealing the heliosphere's nose. This feature, like the bow of a ship, appears at the leading edge of the windsock-like heliosphere.

    "It turns out that the ribbon happens to go right through this region of the heliosphere, so we just had to pull back that curtain to reveal its signal," Schwadron said.

    This nose appears to point in the general direction of the zodiacal constellation Scorpius. From our perspective, Scorpius follows the ecliptic, or the path of Earth's orbit around the sun. Scorpius rises during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere.

    An illustration based on IBEX data shows the heliopshers's
    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011

    2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me. from SanFrancisco/CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

    from the 'Drawn' blog... Mike Monteiro: F*ck You. Pay Me.

    "A good kick in the pants to remind us all that what we do is a business. The talk is geared towards design studios, but the advice here works for illustrators, and any type of one-person freelance shop."