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July 22, 2014
nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: FAA issues notice prohibiting all U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport for up to 24 hours

Conflict zones are crazy right now. Maaaaan.

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: FAA issues notice prohibiting all U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport for up to 24 hours

Conflict zones are crazy right now. Maaaaan.

13:01 // 2 hours ago
July 20, 2014

floppyhump:

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loosetoon:

Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.

THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO SET I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. 

Love!

The top pic, featuring an orange Oscar the Grouch, is literally the best of the bunch.

(via bookoisseur)

14:09 // 2 days ago
July 18, 2014
21:38 // 3 days ago
We have been working hard to try and confirm how many people were on the flight. We’ve been speaking to a number of different authorities, and we think the actual number is much smaller.
Chris Beyrer, the forthcoming president of the International AIDS Society, says that reports suggesting that the as many as 100 people heading to the society’s conference were on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 can’t be confirmed. (President Obama used that number during a speech this morning.) There were at least seven, however, including noted AIDS researcher Joep Lange—who was also a president of the International AIDS Society. No matter the number, an unspeakable loss to the world of medicine.
18:29 // 3 days ago

Did Malaysia Airlines choose cost savings over safety in Ukraine?

  • 10 the number of minutes that Malaysia Airlines likely saved on its flight time by having its planes travel over Ukraine instead of around the volatile country. It also probably saved $1,500 in jet fuel, or 2 percent of the total cost of fuel used on the flight, according to the aviation firm masFlight. Other airlines, however, have made a point of avoiding the airspace, particularly the Australian airline Qantas. Critics, including former NTSB officials, suggest that Malaysia Airlines took too big a risk by flying over the region. source
18:18 // 3 days ago
Autonomy … will make mobility more efficient, but will also open up greater possibilities for dual-use applications and ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon that it is today.
The FBI thinks Google’s self-driving cars will make pretty good weapons.
18:06 // 3 days ago
17:55 // 3 days ago
newsweek:

The state of California is suing San Francisco over the waterfront height limit that Bay Area residents voted into law back in June, arguing that the ballot measure usurps state power.
If California finds that measure offensive, wait ‘til San Francisco gets a crack at a ballot proposal to break up the whole damned state. A proposal to divide California into six new states could appear on the November 2016 ballot, courtesy of venture capitalist and self-proclaimed “Riskmaster” Timothy Draper.
According to Six Californias, the proposal has already garnered 1.3 million signatures, the first batch of which Draper submitted to election officials yesterday. If Draper has collected as many signatures as he says he has—and for the millions he’s spent on the effort, it had better be true—then this Six Flags Over California scheme will go before voters the year after next.
Six Californias, One Super City-State - CityLab

It’s official. We’ve found a crazier idea to come out of the Bay Area than this one.

newsweek:

The state of California is suing San Francisco over the waterfront height limit that Bay Area residents voted into law back in June, arguing that the ballot measure usurps state power.

If California finds that measure offensive, wait ‘til San Francisco gets a crack at a ballot proposal to break up the whole damned state. A proposal to divide California into six new states could appear on the November 2016 ballot, courtesy of venture capitalist and self-proclaimed “Riskmaster” Timothy Draper.

According to Six Californias, the proposal has already garnered 1.3 million signatures, the first batch of which Draper submitted to election officials yesterday. If Draper has collected as many signatures as he says he has—and for the millions he’s spent on the effort, it had better be true—then this Six Flags Over California scheme will go before voters the year after next.

Six Californias, One Super City-State - CityLab

It’s official. We’ve found a crazier idea to come out of the Bay Area than this one.

17:42 // 3 days ago
July 17, 2014

Here’s video of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was reportedly shot down while in Ukranian airspace, near the Russian border. Around 295 people were on board. What an awful thing for this country to go through twice in six months.

12:13 // 5 days ago
July 16, 2014
micdotcom:

Watch: Weird Al’s new songs keep getting better. Today he takes on Lorde
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The thing that’s really great about Weird Al’s effort is that he’s spreading the wealth marketing wise. “Tacky" was an exclusive to Nerdist; Vevo got "Word Crimes”; and now “Foil" is a College Humor joint.
This means that he has not one, not two, but three big-name video outlets working to promote a single album. It requires coordination to be this good at marketing yourself while working with so many players. It also makes Beyonce look like she’s not trying hard enough.

micdotcom:

Watch: Weird Al’s new songs keep getting better. Today he takes on Lorde

Follow micdotcom

The thing that’s really great about Weird Al’s effort is that he’s spreading the wealth marketing wise. “Tacky" was an exclusive to Nerdist; Vevo got "Word Crimes”; and now “Foil" is a College Humor joint.

This means that he has not one, not two, but three big-name video outlets working to promote a single album. It requires coordination to be this good at marketing yourself while working with so many players. It also makes Beyonce look like she’s not trying hard enough.

16:14 // 5 days ago