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This 97-Year-Old Makes Amazing Art Exclusively With Microsoft Paint

A great artist can make beauty out of any medium, no matter how limited. 97-year-old Hal Lasko embodies this concept. Instead of painting with dozens …

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Great Lessons From Bad People — Learning From History’s Most Hated

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/13Lms56<p>Any idiot can learn from their own experience. The competitive advantage comes from being …

For Smart People, The Shooting Of Trayvon Martin Explained

By Hussein Romney,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/16GrrPG<p>Watching the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case with a bunch of rich white people on …

Bypass Paywalls and Other Blocks with a Few Google Proxy Servers

Whether you work at a place that blocks a bunch of web sites, or you can’t access a page because it’s behind a paywall, tech blog Digital Inspiration …

In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

Schoenberg Doesn't Suck: Serialism Demystified

How did I miss this before today? Well, thanks to the sublime Maria Popova and her site Brain Pickings, I am now among the millions of folks who have encountered the equally sublime Vi Hart on YouTube. The self-described "mathemusician" (and occasional cook) explains everything from Fibonacci …

RFID-Based Music Sequencer

Mike Cook, whose Junk Box Monome project has appeared on MAKE before (among others), has created a new and cool project: an Arduino-based physical music sequencer.<p>I have always like the idea of a physical music sequencer but I didn’t want to make one like the other I had seen so I decided to come …

7 Ways To Win At Making First Impressions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all blown first impressions before and we’re still standing. That means they aren’t important, right?<p>Wrongo-mania.<p>First impressions often times</b> …

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3 New Ways To Mix Coffee And Booze!

This summer’s latest buzz: Brews taking their cue from craft cocktails and spirits<p>Your cup of coffee may soon have more in common with your happy hour glass. The latest trend in coffee connoisseurship (some baristas call it “third wave”) combines beans and booze.<p>“The designation of specialty coffee …

Woman Drinks Coke Instead Of Water For 16 Years

A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?<p>A 31-year-old Monaco woman was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering arrhythmia and fainting spells. Her potassium levels were found to be absurdly, dangerously low. These are …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

4 Easy Diet Tips to Improve Your Digestion and Manage Your Weight | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’re tired of hearing about all the different diets, what you can and can’t eat, and how quickly you should be losing weight. You know there’s no …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Jack White's Third Man Records to Release the Shins, the Kills Live Albums

Jack White's Third Man Records will release three live 12" LPs-- from the Shins, the Kills, and blues artist Seasick Steve-- on June 25. They're part of Third Man's ongoing series of live albums, all recorded at the Nashville record store/venue, straight to acetate. Other artists in the series have …

9 Rules To Win Every Argument

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/11OFmjY<p>1. Pretend your opponent is really good, even if they aren’t<p>Nothing sends an argument …

How to Increase Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the rate at which your body process the food that you put into it. If you're trying to lose weight, increasing your metabolic rate may …

Building Aluminum Guitars: The Open-Source Lobo CNC

Personal 3D printers are definitely here, but for some parts, 3D printed ABS or PLA is not always a viable solution. Many makers need to make parts made out of phenolic, Delrin, wood or aluminum, and need tolerances or finishes not obtainable with most 3D printers. Years ago, before makers were …

10 Ridiculously Unrelatable Rap Lyrics

While an entire book could be filled with lyrics that are thoroughly unrelatable to the common person, here are just a few of the most disgustingly egregious ones.<p>Remember when hip hop wasn’t a cesspool of disgustingly rampant materialism? Remember when it was an expression of the collective …

Cryptography is a science, not engineering

Thomas Ptacek tweeted yesterday that "If you're not learning crypto by coding attacks, you might not actually be learning crypto." Judging by the …

Prominent Scientists Sign Declaration that Animals have Conscious Awareness, Just Like Us

An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration of Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for …

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

<i>Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here</i><p>Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.<p>As you …

On Prism, privacy and personal data

News that the US National Security Agency has collected data from major tech firms makes Tom Chatfield wonder: is today’s internet the one we wanted, or deserve?<p>In the early days of the web, much of the debate around technology’s opportunities and hazards focused on anonymity. Online, as Peter …

How Your Brain Perceives Time (and How to Use It to Your Advantage)

We might not be able to create more time when we need it most—like when a deadline is approaching—but we <i>can</i> use the understanding of how we perceive …

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

We've all hit that point where we can't figure out exactly what we really want to do with our lives. It can come when you're 18 or when you're 50, …

Listen: Quasimoto (aka Madlib): "Brothers Can't See Me"

On June 18, Stones Throw will release <i>Yessir Whatever</i>, a compilation of rarities and unreleased tracks from Madlib's experimentations as occasional alter-ego Quasimoto. You've heard "Planned Attack" (available below). Now listen to another track, "Brothers Can't See Me", above, via NPR …

Omar Souleyman and Four Tet Team for Album

<i>Photo by Kenneth Bachor</i><p>The work of Syrian artist Omar Souleyman has reached a wider international audience in recent years, with several releases on Seattle-based world music label Sublime Frequencies (co-run by Sun City Girls' Alan Bishop). Now, Souleyman has finally announced his first ever …

Listen to New Releases From Quasimoto, High on Fire, the Mantles, Diamond Version, and Hospital Ships on Pitchfork Advance

Next week, Stones Throw will release <i>Yessir Whatever</i>, a compilation of rarities and unreleased tracks from Madlib's experiments as occasional alter ego Quasimoto. It's streaming now via Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album experience. Listen …

Train Your Beer Taste Buds with These Taste-Training Exercises

Citrusy, herbal, nutty, bitter...Great beers have many nuances of flavor and aroma. If you'd like to improve your beer appreciation and discover your …