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laughingsquid:

Drone Pilot Captures a Long Distance Selfie Off a Cliff in Burlington, Vermont

Meh. Didn’t go into space.
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jimllpaintit:

'Darth Maul is bad at golf' as requested by Craig Bauer Melson

But awesome at ripping up the greens.

jimllpaintit:

'Darth Maul is bad at golf' as requested by Craig Bauer Melson

But awesome at ripping up the greens.

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laughingsquid:

Cucumbo, A Kitchen Tool That Slices Cucumbers Into Coils

I pretty much want this.
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"Now the fifty-six-year-old Mumm sits alone in her trailer in rural Nevada. She is unable to work due to her disability but is still on the hook for about $300,000 in medical expenses related to her disastrous contact with the U.S. health care system."

Marshall Allen, First Do No Harm

Can someone explain to me those objections to a single-payer system again? The ones that say something about U.S. health care being the best in the world?

Because if this is the best and we should be grateful for it (instead of, you know, trying to come up with a better system) then I’ll just resort to witch-doctors and chewing roots.

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"The worst part is that no matter how much money we gain or lose, the investor class always gets paid."

— Edwin Lyngar, The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics (at Salon.com)

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edwardshepard:

A beautiful hand lettered tag on the side of a rusty train. Spotted while walking on the #btv bike path.

edwardshepard:

A beautiful hand lettered tag on the side of a rusty train. Spotted while walking on the #btv bike path.

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"There is an idea preva­lent in our cul­ture that if we just find the right sys­tem, we can ride it out in per­pe­tu­ity. We can gam­ify so­cial in­ter­ac­tion. This idea is man­i­fested most promi­nently in the de­part­ments of psy­chol­ogy, so­ci­ol­ogy, law, po­lit­i­cal sci­ence, and eco­nom­ics. More­over, there are now ac­tual game de­sign­ers who have ex­pressed an in­ter­est in tin­ker­ing with pub­lic pol­icy. I want to sug­gest that the very idea of try­ing to de­fine an all-en­com­pass­ing sys­tem, no mat­ter how fair you try to make it, will al­ways pro­duce sys­tems whose rules ben­e­fit the mak­ers, and whose ex­ter­nal­i­ties they can at best ben­e­fit from, and at worst ig­nore."

— Dorian Taylor, Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

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nevver:

Know your double, a doppelgänger field guide -
John Martz