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April 2, 2014
10:38 // 2 weeks ago

renyc9 says: Hi, What tumblr theme are you using?

» SFB says: Custom-made, which is something it’d be really cool if more Tumblr users did. Fun project. — Ernie @ SFB

10:36 // 2 weeks ago
April 1, 2014

pbump:

This is what the Chile earthquake sounds like (at least, its waveform).

Via @thestalwart

It sounds like a cannon going off.

21:43 // 2 weeks ago
An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours.
A statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center • Discussing the possible impact of a large earthquake off the coast of northern Chile. The entire Pacific coast of South America is facing a tsunami warning due to the 8.0-magnitude earthquake.
20:53 // 2 weeks ago
March 31, 2014
cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

15:48 // 2 weeks ago
March 29, 2014
Anything that elevates music back to where it should be is inherently cool. I have great admiration for Neil Young as an artist. But as a device I can’t pretend it doesn’t look a bit like a Toblerone.
Trent Reznor • With the most entertaining take on Neil Young’s magic beans Pono hi-fidelity digital music player.
16:01 // 3 weeks ago
Our research has uncovered a real market of horrors which is making money out of one of the most painful scourges of our society.
Roberto Moncalvo • The president of the Italian agricultural group Coldiretti, on the group’s anger over the usage of Mafia-related imagery to sell food products outside of Italy. (Key example: Herman Cain-tied Godfather’s Pizza.) The group wants more sensitivity from the rest of the world about an often-violent issue which is still very real to them, and costs Italian businesses roughly $20 billion per year.
14:11 // 3 weeks ago
"Everything about the way that this story is presented online screams This Is Important. In the physical paper, I’m sure there were lots of design cues telling the reader not to take the story too seriously; online, they all got stripped away.” — Reuters blogger Felix Salmon, dissing monocles, trend stories, and pretty story layouts

"Everything about the way that this story is presented online screams This Is Important. In the physical paper, I’m sure there were lots of design cues telling the reader not to take the story too seriously; online, they all got stripped away.”Reuters blogger Felix Salmon, dissing monocles, trend stories, and pretty story layouts

13:53 // 3 weeks ago

Signs Blackberry is getting desperate: They’re suing people

  • victory A while back, you may have heard of this device, funded by Ryan Seacrest, that puts a keyboard on your iPhone. The Typo earned a little press early on, but then Blackberry sued. The mobile also-ran won its lawsuit this week, proving that they don’t like Ryan Seacrest or something.
  • threats The victory came on the heels of an announcement by the company’s CEO earlier this week that it would take action against people leaking early details about its products. “[W]hen curiosity turns to criminality, we must take strong action,” CEO John Chen wrote. “We will always take appropriate actions to prevent leaks from happening and in some cases this means prosecuting individuals — internally or externally — who leak confidential information.” So in other words, Blackberry doesn’t understand the tech industry runs on leaks.
13:48 // 3 weeks ago
How Piers Morgan went out last night: He made a passionate plea for more gun control. ”I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said.

How Piers Morgan went out last night: He made a passionate plea for more gun control. ”I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said.

13:29 // 3 weeks ago