alistairdotb

97 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Following | @alistairdotb | Keep up with alistairdotb on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “alistairdotb”

Guide to British Slang

British lingo for you Americans

8 Favorite toasts to give for drinking

In A Language With Only 123 Words, Less Is More

Somewhere on most people’s lifelong to-do lists is the lofty aspiration to learn another language. Some will eventually follow through, but for …

Found this at work

Here’s to hoping we don’t accidentally kill a hooker

I customised my water cup today

A Visit to The Island Where People Forget to Die

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, roughly 50 miles from bustling Mykonos, you might expect to find an actual fountain of youth on the remote island of …

My own font?1!?!

The best bookmark ever

The Evolution of 'Star Trek' (Infographic)

On Sept. 8, 1966, an American science fiction icon was born. The “Star Trek” television show lasted only three seasons, but spawned a lasting legacy …

Science Fiction

How to Make an Egg in a Basket a.k.a. Toad in a Hole a.k.a. Hen in a Nest

No matter what you call it, a fried egg in a piece of toast is one of our favorite breakfasts. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to get it right.<p><b>No matter what you call it</b>, an egg in a basket is one of our favorite ways to make fried eggs feel extra special. Here's our technique for a …

Breakfast

Daily Morning Epicness (40 Pictures)

11 Words You Might Not Realize Come from “Love”

1. BELIEVE<p>In Old English, <i>believe</i> was <i>geliefan</i>, which traces back to the Germanic <i>galaubjan</i>, where <i>laub</i> is the root for “dear” (so “believe” is “to hold …

The Hidden Meaning of That Iconic Line in The Silence of the Lambs

Liver, fava beans, a glass of antioxidant-packed red wine. Sounds like a relatively healthy combination, right? Not if you're taking a class of …

Fanfiction

Our Expanding Universe: Age, History & Other Facts

The universe was born with the Big Bang as an unimaginably hot, dense point. When the universe was just 10-34 of a second or so old — that is, a …

Dark Matter

Battlebots and Robot Wars. Man, I miss these shows. Here’s one of my favorites – Ziggo.

Give your Mac a voice-activated self-destruct sequence

Worried that the cops might bust in your door any minute, or simply really paranoid? How cool would it be if you could initiate a self-destruction sequence for your Mac using only your voice, just like Captain Picard would use to destroy <i>The Enterprise</i> in <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>?<p>Well, …

Star Trek

6 Scientific Reasons Mondays Are the Worst

Have a case of the Mondays? Here's why.<p><b>1. Sleep Patterns</b><p>Our minds are absolute slaves to our body clocks. As we remember every year when the clocks …

How to create killer GIFs on your Mac in 60 seconds

I love animated GIFs. As far as I’m concerned, they’re the greatest gift God ever bestowed upon the Internet.<p>While most Mac users probably think making them requires Photoshop and some superior skills, creating GIFs can be dead-easy for your Mom to do, as long as you know which tools to use.<p>In …

GIF Animations

Microsoft brings Word, Excel and Powerpoint to iPhone for free

Microsoft announced new versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are coming to the iPhone today, giving users more tools to create and edit documents, so you can finally get some ‘real work’ done on that giant iPhone 6 Plus screen.<p>The new Office apps for iPhone are pretty much exactly like the iPad …

Software

White Dwarfs: Compact Corpses of Stars

The stars in the sky may seem ageless and unchanging, but eventually most of them will turn into white dwarfs, the last observable stage of evolution …

Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Comes to the iPad

<i>Pixelmator</i>, a popular Photoshop replacement on the Mac, was released for the iPad today. The image editing iOS app is similar to the Mac app, incorporating many of the same tools to allow users to retouch and enhance photos and images.<p>The app includes a complete set of painting tools and a painting …

FXNOW iOS App, Apple TV Gain Support for 'Simpsons World', All 552 Episodes of The Simpsons Available

<i>FXNOW</i>, an on-demand video app that features hit movies from Fox networks FX, FXX, and FXM, was today updated to add support for Simpsons World, an FXX feature that allows users to watch all 552 episodes of popular television show <i>The Simpsons</i>.<p>FXNOW is an on-demand video service featuring Simpsons …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

Operating Systems

Real life becomes a vector with Adobe’s Shape CC

Quick – grab your iPhone and take a picture of something nearby — the remote control on your coffee table, a pair of Warby Parkers, anything, really. Now take that photo and turn it into a fully editable vector graphic that can be used by a host of drawing and artistic programs across your iPhone, …

Graphics

How to stream torrented movies on iOS 8 without jailbreaking

Popcorn Time is finally out for iOS, giving iPad and iPhone users direct access to “The Netflix of Pirated Movies” service for the first time ever. There’s just one catch: it requires a jailbreak.<p>Over 50% of iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 8 and a jailbreak isn’t coming out …

Popcorn Time

Regret updating to iOS 8? You can still downgrade

Do you hate iOS 8? Maybe you’re an iPhone 4s owner who made the mistake of believing Apple when they said that iOS 8 supported your device, or maybe you’re just a luddite who hates change!<p>Either way, you’re in luck: If you regret your upgrade, you’ve got a rare opportunity to turn the clock back. …

iOS