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April 23, 2014
Let’s face it, if you’re gonna take a lint roller to your pants, you might as well do it in the front row of a Raptors game. Right, Drake?

Let’s face it, if you’re gonna take a lint roller to your pants, you might as well do it in the front row of a Raptors game. Right, Drake?

20:42 // 3 hours ago
19:57 // 4 hours ago
Here’s a screenshot from an Americans for Prosperity ad ripping Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, with a grim shot of him and the president.
Why are they so grim? Oh yeah… the photo is from the immediate aftermath of the Aurora shooting. Classy. As you can imagine, people aren’t happy.

Here’s a screenshot from an Americans for Prosperity ad ripping Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, with a grim shot of him and the president.

Why are they so grim? Oh yeah… the photo is from the immediate aftermath of the Aurora shooting. Classy. As you can imagine, people aren’t happy.

19:53 // 4 hours ago
April 22, 2014

parislemon:

Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes:

My best guess as to why Tim Cook narrated the “Better” video is because it speaks to Apple’s core values, and speaking to Apple’s core values is both deeply important to Tim Cook, and how he’s been positioned atop and within Apple.

You can say Tim Cook is not a product guy, but there’s no question that he knows better than anyone how Apple does what it does. And because he cares about it, he’s made that process… better.

This feels like the point where Tim Cook finally drew the line in the sand and showed what Apple looks like under his image. He’s been moving in this direction for a while, but unlike prior efforts, this doesn’t feel like Steve Jobs’ Apple under new ownership. This has Cook’s fingerprints all over it. More power to him.

(via fastcompany)

22:57 // 1 day ago
In case you needed your mind blown this evening, there’s a new Chrome plugin called Project Naptha which allows you to select text inside images. To give you an idea:


Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web.
The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

In case you needed your mind blown this evening, there’s a new Chrome plugin called Project Naptha which allows you to select text inside images. To give you an idea:

Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web.

The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

21:53 // 1 day ago
portugaltheman:

There are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers in existence. Unfortunately most of the world is unaware of this frightening fact. Without action, the species will completely disappear. To spread the message of the Tiger’s vulnerability, we’ve created a song that will also go extinct unless it’s reproduced. These custom lathe-cut records are made from polycarbonate plastic, which means it will degrade after a certain amount of plays, causing the song to eventually disappear and go extinct. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, in collaboration with  us, have made only 400 records of this unreleased song. There are no other copies in existence. Tigers are dwindling every year. Social influence and conservation action could actually help save a species. Visit http://ift.tt/1lxl3Dh and http://ift.tt/1lxl3Dk to find out more. #EndangeredSong #SumatranTiger #EarthDay

This is brilliant.

portugaltheman:

There are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers in existence. Unfortunately most of the world is unaware of this frightening fact. Without action, the species will completely disappear. To spread the message of the Tiger’s vulnerability, we’ve created a song that will also go extinct unless it’s reproduced. These custom lathe-cut records are made from polycarbonate plastic, which means it will degrade after a certain amount of plays, causing the song to eventually disappear and go extinct. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, in collaboration with  us, have made only 400 records of this unreleased song. There are no other copies in existence. Tigers are dwindling every year. Social influence and conservation action could actually help save a species. Visit http://ift.tt/1lxl3Dh and http://ift.tt/1lxl3Dk to find out more. #EndangeredSong #SumatranTiger #EarthDay

This is brilliant.

(via heyveronica)

13:31 // 1 day ago
flavorpill:


If 1991 was the year punk broke, 1994 was the year it went for a little nap. While the originators of punk were losing interest, a legion of inferior second-wave grunge bands invaded the charts (hey there, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland! Hiya, Collective Soul!). Just like virtually every counterculture movement, grunge was over as a creative force by the time it went mainstream. 

Don’t Believe the Nostalgia Machine: 1994 Was a Shitty Year for Music

"The consensus today seems to be that Green Day were fine until they started trying to be U2. They weren’t. They were never fine.”
Ouch.

flavorpill:

If 1991 was the year punk broke, 1994 was the year it went for a little nap. While the originators of punk were losing interest, a legion of inferior second-wave grunge bands invaded the charts (hey there, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland! Hiya, Collective Soul!). Just like virtually every counterculture movement, grunge was over as a creative force by the time it went mainstream. 

Don’t Believe the Nostalgia Machine: 1994 Was a Shitty Year for Music

"The consensus today seems to be that Green Day were fine until they started trying to be U2. They weren’t. They were never fine.”

Ouch.

11:25 // 1 day ago
Know that selfie-taking idiot who got kicked in the head by a train conductor? Well, that YouTube video he uploaded got a crapton of views, and he’s poised to make bank from ad revenues and licensing fees—as much as $250,000, according to one estimate. Who’s laughing now?

Know that selfie-taking idiot who got kicked in the head by a train conductor? Well, that YouTube video he uploaded got a crapton of views, and he’s poised to make bank from ad revenues and licensing fees—as much as $250,000, according to one estimate. Who’s laughing now?

10:53 // 1 day ago
April 21, 2014
So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.
I see what you did there, White House.
12:08 // 2 days ago

We have to reply to this, apparently

michegoss said: Say “apparently” again

» SFB says: Apparently, you’re a jerk. :( — Ernie @ SFB

11:58 // 2 days ago