have a great weekend, mang!
** make choice or forever be labeled a dbag around here.
have a great weekend, mang!
** make choice or forever be labeled a dbag around here.
"Gábor Balogh is a freelance designer from Hungary who, like many of us, wants an attractive, watch-like watch that just happens to be smart. The difference between Balogh and the rest of us is he went ahead and designed an interface he believes could enable regular watch designs to include a full bevy of smart features."
now this is what i'm talking about... this past year everybody has been scrambling to get a "smart watch" out there, and now there's a crapload of them... thing is, most of them just aren't that appealing... most of them are just downright fugly, and others look like a some kids toy hang'n out on your wrist.
this smartwatch concept is pretty slick.
i had a decent 2.1 speaker set, but gave that to jayden for his computer awhile back since he plays a lot of video games on it and uses it more... since i'm able to work from home a couple days a week now, i've really been missing them though... and man, the difference in sound is incredible, which isn't a big surprise since the speakers in the iMac aren't exactly awesome to begin with... but man, these A2's sound fucking great for desktop speakers.
really impressed, and totally happy.
always fun to hear some of the stories from friends that are going or have gone before... usually just kinda keep tabs via twitter/instagram like most people — was surprised at just how much money a friend has already dropped on it, and he just got there.
Science is ignored when it doesn't support politically correct policy.
President Obama entered office promising to restore the sanctity of science. Instead, a fresh war against science, statistics, and reason is being waged on behalf of politically correct politics.
After the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president attempted to convert national outrage into new gun-control legislation. Specifically, he focused on curtailing semi-automatic "assault" rifles. But there is no statistical evidence that such guns — semi-automatic rifles that have mostly cosmetic changes to appear similar to banned military-style fully automatic assault weapons — lead to increased gun-related crimes.
The promiscuous availability of illegal handguns does. Handguns are used in the vast majority of all gun related violent crime — and in such cases they are often obtained illegally. Yet the day-to-day enforcement of existing handgun statutes is far more difficult than the widely publicized passing of new laws.
Late-term abortions used to be justified in part by an argument dating back to the 1970s that fetuses were not yet "human." But emerging science has allowed premature babies five months old or younger to survive outside the womb. Brain waves of fetuses can be monitored at just six weeks after conception. Such facts may be unwelcome to many, given the political controversy over abortion. Yet the idea that fetuses are not viable humans until birth is simply unscientific.
The president still talks of "settled science" in the global-warming debate. He recently flew to California to attribute the near-record drought there to human-induced global warming.
There is no scientific basis for the president's assertion about the drought. Periodic droughts are characteristic of California's climate, both in the distant past and over a century and a half of modern record-keeping. If the president were empirical rather than political, he would instead have cited the logical reasons for the fact that this drought is far more serious than those of the late 1970s.
California has not built additional major mountain storage reservoirs to capture Sierra Nevada runoff in decades. The population of the state's water consumers has almost doubled since the last severe drought. Several million acre-feet of stored fresh water have been in recent years diverted to the sea — on the dubious science that the endangered delta smelt suffers mostly from irrigation-related water diversions rather than pollutants, and that year-round river flows for salmon, from the mountains to the sea, existed before the reserve water storage available from the construction of mountain reservoirs.The administration has delayed construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, citing concern about climate change. Yet a recent State Department environmental report found that the proposed pipeline would not increase carbon dioxide emissions enough to affect atmospheric temperatures. There is no scientific basis from which to cancel the Keystone, but a variety of logical reasons to build it — such as moving toward North American energy independence and protecting ourselves against energy blackmailers and cartels abroad.
ahhhhh... the wonders of science, good stuff mang.
Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.
He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.
Really? Crimea belonged to Moscow for 200 years. Russia conquered it 20 years before the U.S. acquired Louisiana. Lost it in the humiliation of the 1990s. Putin got it back in about three days without firing a shot.
Now Russia looms over the rest of eastern and southern Ukraine. Putin can take that anytime he wants — if he wants. He has already destabilized the nationalist government in Kiev. Ukraine is now truncated and on the life support of U.S. and European money (much of which — cash for gas — will end up in Putin's treasury anyway).
Obama says Putin is on the wrong side of history and Secretary of State John Kerry says Putin's is "really 19th-century behavior in the 21st century."
This must mean that seeking national power, territory, dominion — the driving impulse of nations since Thucydides — is obsolete. As if a calendar change caused a revolution in human nature that transformed the international arena from a Hobbesian struggle for power into a gentleman's club where violations of territorial integrity just don't happen.
"That is not 21st-century, G-8, major-nation behavior," says Kerry. Makes invasion sound like a breach of etiquette — like using the wrong fork at a Beacon Hill dinner party.How to figure out Obama's foreign policy? In his first U.N. speech, he says: "No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation." On what planet? Followed by the assertion that "alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long-gone Cold War" — like NATO? â€“ "make no sense in an interconnected world."
you know it's pretty bad when your president's already low approval ratings dip another 5 points down to just 38% approval, and even the Washington Post comes out with a headline saying Obama's foreign policy is based on "fantasy"... all the while Putin is probably laughing his ass off, and many other leaders/dictators around the world are certainly paying attention, too.
p.s. my phone says it'll be around 60 this weekend — fuck yeah.
seriously, how awesome is that?!?
For many people a hearty fried breakfast including a couple of rashers of bacon is a desirable way to start the day. But as cooked breakfast or a bacon sandwich isnâ€™t the healthiest option, a new iPhone app and device that wafts the appealing smell of the cured meat could prove to be a more sensible option. The alarm clock app wakes a person up with the sound of sizzling bacon, while a connected scent device emits a bacon perfume.
(hat tip: erik)
Though anal sex remains a taboo topic on college campuses, students are warming up to the idea of incorporating the "back door" into their sex lives. HuffPost Live spoke with three college sex columnists to learn about the latest rage on campuses across the country, who are suggesting more people give it a shot.all the rage on college campuses, huh? "'the road less traveled by' has gained some serious traffic." — chuckle.
Abigal Student wrote a column at Washington State University encouraging her fellow students to learn more about "the road less traveled."In her article, she cites a study conducted by the National Survey of Family Growth from 2006 to 2008, which stated that 44 percent of straight men and 36 percent of straight women admitted to having anal sex at least once in their lives. Though the numbers are high, she claims that anal sex is mainly joked about on campus and that the students who do enjoy it are not outwardly willing to coming forward with that information.
"Modern men and women have gone off the beaten path by moving their entry point two inches south from that of their forefathers," Abigail said on HuffPost Live. "Modern American couples have normalized the practice of anal sex. In the words of Frost 'the road less traveled by' has gained some serious traffic."
heard about a kid i know, who's a freshman in college, and is on a mission to sleep with 100 girls his first year... he's already halfway there, which surprised the hell outta me.
THE STATE News Agency of North Korea has confirmed today that the country has become the first in the world to ever land a man on the sun.
It reported that astronaut Hung Il Gong left for the sun on a specially designed rocket ship at approximately 3am this morning.The specially trained astronaut is expected to return back to earth at 9pm tonight, where he will meet his uncle and supreme leader Kim Jong-un.
Hung, who traveled alone, reached his destination some four hours later, landing his craft on the far side of the lonely star.
"We are very delighted to announce a successful mission to put a man on the sun." a North Korean central news anchor man said on a live broadcast earlier. "North Korea has beaten every other country in the world to the sun. Hung Il Gong is a hero and deserves a hero's welcome when he returns home later this evening."
fuck the hoverboard, this is amazing!
(hat tip: drmanxz)
one of the best ads i've certainly seen all day.
just too bad she's not nude. *sigh*
well, that's pretty damn strange isn't it? i'd just assume that there'd be some law or privacy provision somewhere regarding snapping shots of women's crotches, but i stand corrected.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said today that a state law intended to prohibit "Peeping Tom" voyeurism of completely or partially undressed people did not apply to people who take pictures of people who are fully clothed.
i'll be damned.