Ken Thompson

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The 10 best beds in art

Edouard Manet – Olympia (1863)<p>The bed on which Manet's prostitute reclines is a glittering array of complicated swags of off-white linen. Just as his portrayal of Olympia is harsher and more real that the traditional nudes his painting mocks, so her bed is a parody of the luxurious beds on which …

How the IRS keeps the $4.3 trillion nonprofit world secret

You've heard about the the Internal Revenue Service's habit of targeting conservative 501(c)(4) applicants for close scrutiny. You've also by now heard the criticisms that the IRS gave too little scrutiny to many other politicized groups that applied for 501(c)(4) nonprofit status. But Carl Malamud …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Laura Ellen Bacon creates #sculptures inspired by nest-like forms

Koo Koo Mailbox by Playso

Who says modern can’t have a sense of humor or a dash of whimsy? Certainly not Bill Playso, the head of the Australian lifestyle brand Playso. He …

Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced To Simple Shapes

Graphic designer Genís Carreras, whose minimalist philosophy posters went viral online in 2011, is back with more “Philographics” and wants you to Kickstart his book.<p>If there’s anything that refuses to be condensed or simplified solely on the basis of mass distribution it’s philosophy. So when …

bicycle culture and style - velo 2nd gear by Gestalten from classic racing bikes to high-tech speed machines, from rough fixies to fashionable city cruisers and hardworking cargo bikes, this book showcases today’s most outstanding and unusual bicycles and their riders. read more: http://www.designboom.com/design/bicycle-culture-and-style-velo-2nd-gear-by-gestalten/

Plume Mudguard

Inclement weather and clunky fenders beware: Plume's new mudguard (a Britishism for fender) will keep cyclists on the road—and dry—no matter what Mother Nature has in mind, all the while keeping the aesthetic of the two-wheeled machine intact. Inspired by the less-than-arid British weather, the …

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Here’s a sign mass-market drones are about to take off: Google just invested in their future

<i>This article has been corrected</i>.<p>Drones have a terrible reputation, mostly because they have become a byword for death and destruction. But drones can be used for non-lethal means as well, such as this project to protect rhinos from poachers in India.<p>Many expect those non-lethal uses to spread—but …

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TC Makers: 3D Printing Wizards At Shapeways Show Us Their Brand New Queens Factory

It’s rare to see a company that is so established yet as cutting-edge as Shapeways. The company, founded in 2007 as a spin-off of Royal Philips Electronics, began as a one-off 3D printing service that offered basic plastic items for sale online. Over the years, however, the company has branched off …

Google has rebuilt Maps from ‘ground up,’ with iPad version coming this summer

We knew Google would unveil new updates on Google Maps today at I/O, but we didn’t expect it to be <i>this</i> substantial. Google claims it has completely rebuilt Maps with a new interface, search abilities, and faster performance.<p>You can request access to a preview of the new Google Maps here.<p>One big key …

Salsarita’s Guacamole and Pico De Gallo

Last Friday night, I met Chef Tom LaFauci who develops all the recipes for Salsarita’s. All of them! By the way, did you know that Salsaritas is a …

Audio Mixing

Study Finds 97% Consensus on Human-Caused Global Warming in the Peer-Reviewed Literature

<i>By Dana Nuccitelli and John Cook</i> <i>via</i> <i>Skeptical Science.</i><p>A new survey of over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers by our citizen science team at …

Kitchen Grater Lets You Use Butter Right From the Fridge

If you enjoy a nice piece of toast in the morning, you probably fall into either the margarine camp or the butter camp. And those who prefer butter …

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Dachshund puppies sleeping

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Google Launches Hangouts Messaging Service for iOS, Android and Web

Google has today announced Hangouts, a new messaging service that replaces the numerous Google services that currently help you have real-time conversations with other users, such as Google Talk, Google Voice and Google+ Hangouts.<p>It will launch on most major platforms later today, including iOS, …

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Stuart Watson

Treasury takes step to avoid hitting debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says it will temporarily suspend sales of U.S. Treasury securities to state and local governments at noon on Friday, the first step to avoid breaching the nation's borrowing limit.<p>The move announced Wednesday by Treasury officials is expected to be followed …

Articles | The Archbishop Of Canterbury

21/06/2018<p>Writing for Huffington Post, the Archbishop reflects on the legacy of Jo Cox MP and the significance of the Great Get Together …