August 20, 2014
Celano, Italy. Photograph from Flickr by Luca Montanari.

Celano, Italy. Photograph from Flickr by Luca Montanari.

August 19, 2014

Coach Dave Belisle talks to his team, Cumberland American, after their elimination from the Little League World Series.

August 19, 2014

Great observation about the evolution of texting and film making, by Tony Zhou. 

August 17, 2014
National Geographic photo of the day

National Geographic photo of the day

August 17, 2014

An ingenious musical instrument.

August 11, 2014

August 9, 2014
thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

(via caseypugh)

August 6, 2014
parislemon:

evangotlib:

sallydoodle:

Mr. Doodle is feeling pretty proud of his new shirt.

Need, want, must have.

Really good. Really really good.

parislemon:

evangotlib:

sallydoodle:

Mr. Doodle is feeling pretty proud of his new shirt.

Need, want, must have.

Really good. Really really good.

August 5, 2014

Wow. Photoshop has got nothing on this.

August 5, 2014

Tiny vibrations in video, converted to audio. Amazing technology… if this was in a James Bond movie, I’d say ‘no way’.

July 28, 2014

GoPro + car tire, by Ryan Fox.

July 23, 2014
youmightfindyourself:

Brandon’s first day at The French Laundry.

youmightfindyourself:

Brandon’s first day at The French Laundry.