Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Shared Posts from 01 September to 02 September

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Lifehacker - Order Secret Menu Items at Fast Food Chains [Fast Food Hacks] - Is Starbucks' "tall" is actually too large for you, and Chipotle's minimalist menu too constraining? These chains and many more have secret menus, or at least margins for creativity, that can awesomely expand your cheap-eats repertoire. Photo by cote[...]
Coolbuzz - Now, that's an intelligent fire extinguisher - Have you heard the word "intelligent" being used to describe a fire extinguisher? Okay, if you were to use this word and that too for a fire extinguisher, then what qualities would you look for? Fine, not fine as in fine, actually the name of that in[...]
Boing Boing - One year walk/beard grow time lapse video - Christoph Rehage spent a year walking across China. On his way, he took photos of his face every day and made this time-lapse video. These kind of videos have been around for a long time, but Rehage's is the best I've seen, because of the interesting[...]
Bad Astronomy - Fires reach Mt. Wilson Observatory - [UPDATE (21:45 MT): GREAT news! It looks like the observatory is safe. The latest report is that firefighters have made it a priority to save the venerable site, and they are confident it will not get hit by the fires. Yay!] I have just found out th[...]
Boing Boing - Consumerist sued by Cash4Gold after critical blog posts - IANAL, but sure sounds like a SLAPP to me. Ben and Meg of Consumerist report that the consumer watchdog blog has been named in a lawsuit by an apparently allegedly reportedly purportedly sleazebag internet pawnshop. Above, all the proof you need: MC [...]
Hack a Day - Snow Leopard ditches real math for fake - We've always felt that hard drive manufacturers were dirty crooks because of their use of fake math to make drives sound bigger than they actually are. Here's a quick refresher for those who need it: Because digital information consists of 1's and 0'[...]
Boing Boing - Gorgeous line graph of sci-fi TV themes over past 4 decades - Annalee Newitz of science fiction blog io9 points to a neat post they've just published with... Beautiful infoporn, showing the rise and fall of 5 major scifi themes (robots, aliens, time travel, etc.) since 1970, from io9's graphic designer Steph F[...]
King County News Blog - Search on for owner of dog rescued after fall - At 11:53 a.m. today, King County Animal Care and Control received a call from an employee at the "fish crowder" for the Howard Hanson Dam requesting assistance with an animal rescue. The facility compresses water to draw fish close together [...]
MAKE Magazine - Beach calligraphy - Andrew van der Merwe cuts letter-forms into the beaches near Cape Town, South Africa, and takes lovely photos of the results. [via Dude Craft] Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Arts | Digg this!
Cool Tools - Baby Soda Bottles - These are good for storing just about anything small you don't want crushed, spilled, or dampened: Batteries, earbud headphones, mini-first aid kit, medicine. They can also be used to carry liquids on a plane, as they hold about an ounce under TSA's [...]
xkcd - Urinal protocol vulnerability - When a guy goes into the bathroom, which urinal does he pick?  Most guys are familiar with the International Choice of Urinal Protocol.  It's discussed at length elsewhere, but the basic premise is that the first guy picks an end ur[...]
Lifehacker - Opera for Wii Now Available for Free [Wii] - If you thought the idea of having Opera on your Wii was a novel one, but not if it cost you money, you're in luck. Nintendo has dropped the point requirement for the browser. If you never bought it, you can now hop into the Wii Shopping Channel and g[...]
Macenstein - There's nothing funny about stalking… except this - I debated about putting this one up, figuring I had missed the boat last week and everyone had seen it already, but enough of you have sent it in that I don't want to risk anyone missing it. [via AdamThinks]
Backblaze Blog - Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage - At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of customer data in a reliable, scalable way--and keep our costs low. After looking at several overpriced co[...] - Latest News - Op-Ed: A One-Way Ticket to Mars - Shared by Marty You can guess my position. Now that the hype surrounding the 40th anniversary of the Moon landings has come and gone, we are faced with the grim reality that if we want to send humans back to the Moon the investment is likely to ru[...]

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