1. dahlstrom:

    its-blee:

    x

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  2. daxterdd:

    I’m really amused that Ryan keeps getting hired for anthology series. It’s like everyone has learned that he’s only good for a season or two before his attention wanders and the show falls to shit.

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  3. Good Morning America ‏@GMA · 3m3 minutes ago
    JUST IN: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82, a family member tells @ABC News.
    :(
  4. danielradcliffedaily:

    "Personally, I prefer the Dark Side."

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  5. maxistentialist:

    Maciej Cegłowski:

    In 1952, an American attaché in Moscow was innocently fiddling with his shortwave radio when he heard the voice of the American ambassador dictating letters in the Embassy, just a few buildings away. He immediately reported the incident, but though the Americans tore the walls out of the Ambassador’s office, they weren’t able to find a listening device.

    When the broadcasts kept coming, the Americans flew in two technical experts with special radio finding equipment, who meticulously examined each object in the Ambassador’s office. They finally tracked the signal to this innocuous giant wooden sculpture of the Great Seal of the United States, hanging behind the Ambassador’s desk. It had been given as a gift by the Komsomol, the Soviet version of the Boy Scouts.

    Cracking it open, they found a hollow cavity and a metal object so unusual and mysterious in its design that it has gone down in history as ‘The Thing’.

    ‘The Thing’ had no battery, no wires, no source of power at all. It was was just a little can of metal covered on one side with foil, with a long metal whisker sticking out the side. It seemed too simple to be anything.

    That night the American technician slept with ‘The Thing’ under his pillow. The next day they smuggled it out of the country for analysis.

    The Americans couldn’t figure out how ‘The Thing’ worked, and had to ask the British for help. After a few weeks of fiddling, the Brits finally cracked The Thing’s secret.

    That little round can was a resonant cavity. If you shone a beam of radio waves at it at a particular frequency, it would sing back to you, like a tuning fork. The metal antenna was just the right length to broadcast back one of the higher harmonics of the signal.

    The resonator sat right behind a specially thinned piece of wood under the eagle’s beak. When someone in the room spoke, vibrations in the air would shake the foil, slightly deforming the cavity, which in turn made the resonant signal weaker or stronger.

    As the attaché discovered, you could listen to this modulated signal on a radio just like a regular broadcast. ‘The Thing’ was a wireless, remotely powered microphone. It had been hanging on the ambassador’s wall for seven years.

    Today we have a name for what ‘The Thing’ is: It’s an RFID tag, ingeniously modified to detect sound vibrations. Our world is full of these little pieces of metal and electronics that will sing back to you if you shine the right kind of radio waves on them.

    But for 1952, this was heady stuff. Those poor American spooks were up against a piece of science fiction.

    Today I want to talk about these moments when the future falls in our laps, with no warning or consideration about whether we’re ready to confront it.

    Another amazing talk by the creator of Pinboard. I first heard Maciej speak at XOXO, he blew me away. This transcript of his Webstock talk was also amazing.

    Reblogged from: aspiringtoeloquence
  6. yourenotaloneinthis:

peaceloveskar:

Here’s The Map Of What Marriage Equality Looks Like In The U.S. Today
** AS OF 3:45 P.M ET

And by today, we mean Oct. 17, 2014…..breathless trying to keep up.

    yourenotaloneinthis:

    peaceloveskar:

    Here’s The Map Of What Marriage Equality Looks Like In The U.S. Today

    ** AS OF 3:45 P.M ET

    And by today, we mean Oct. 17, 2014…..breathless trying to keep up.

    Reblogged from: leepbc14
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  8. breakfastburritoe:

    I’m so hipster… u probably haven’t heard of my favorite band… glee cast

    Reblogged from: slayerkitty
  9. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON TUESDAY: SOTTO VOCE

    interludepress:

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    "It’s a book to be savored and enjoyed from the sweet, light beginning to the subtle middle notes, which culminate in a refreshing, delicious finish." — Publishers Weekly

    * * *

    You can’t be rushed when you’re making wine. You have to give it patience and care, and…

    Reblogged from: erinfinnegan
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  11. diablodancer:

    From a 2007 interview Darren did at UMich (x)

    Reblogged from: adorkabledarrencriss
  12. I could skate, I could do jumps and everything I was supposed to do, I just have this issue about standing. I just could not stand on the skates.” (x)(x)

    Reblogged from: heathermione
  13. Wine and Love

    erinfinnegan:

    On today’s tour stop at Carly’s Book Reviews, I was asked about wine and love…

    Carly: Wine and love. They go hand in hand. Both can be dry and bitter or full bodied and rich. What are your thoughts on this comparison and how does it play into your story?
    Erin: I fear that I’m going to end up…
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  15. Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
    When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
    Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)
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