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It is time for Major League Baseball umpires to stop calling balls and strikes

Noah Davis and Michael Lopez at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, recently wrote a column called "Umpires Are Less Blind Than They Used To Be." Thanks to tracking technology called PITCHf/x, which was installed in every stadium in 2008, umpires have gotten better at deciding what is a ball and what is …

Baseball

Bird Laughs Like Super-Villain

As an engineer this is very relevant

my friends work requires a doctors note if you call in sick

Starting our video shoot with the @FerrariUSA 458 Speciale http://t.co/oWB0a6DMaN

People Are Not Happy With SNL's ISIS Parody

Too soon?<p>You've probably seen that Toyota Camry commercial in which a weepy father drops his daughter off at the airport as she heads off to join the military. Its over-the-top sentimentality was ripe for parody, but the Internet is none too pleased with how <i>SNL</i> decided to take it on during Saturday …

Shades of Grey

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is thinner, made of glass and metal, and has a curved screen version<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones have powerful processors, very high resolution screens and a new metal and glass design – but sacrifices have been made in pursuit of premium …

Phones

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV: Fastest Lambo ever

At the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini introduced its fastest production car yet.<p>Lamborghini revived the <i>Superveloce</i> name for its newly-improved Aventator, and it's a deserving wearer of the name. Feast your eyes, on the lighter, rawer, more powerful Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, the fastest …

Sports Cars

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 – Official Photos

Bentley just surprised everyone by unveiling this gorgeous sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>Bentley's gorgeous, unexpected sports car concept from the Geneva Motor Show.

Automotive Design

My "winter beater" is a 2015 Corvette Z06

This will either be the best or worst idea ever.<p>My name's Gene Sanchez Leeds. I do ridiculous things with Corvettes.<p>I once installed a 100 dry shot of nitrous on a Hertz ZHZ rental Vette and emptied the bottle racing in Southern California. Another time, I ripped the roof off my C6 Z06 to make the …

Sports Cars

Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds — flown by an off-duty intelligence employee — shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are used safely.<p>It's his own administration that has lagged on the …

Drones

Probably not the best place to put the author’s name

Guess I’ll park somewhere else then

Good Job

Adventures in dog food

I’m sweating balls

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …