Posts

Showing posts from 2016

Google Daydream: Virtual reality headset

Image
via Iotlist

Lyric: T5 wi-fi thermostat

Image
via Iotlist

Talkies: A new way to chat with kids

Image
via Iotlist

Google Wifi: Cover your home with wifi

Image
via Iotlist

Ring: Video doorbell pro

Image
via Iotlist

To her friend...

From Our Valued Customers - a comic I picked up at NYCC 2016
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2dQXOaY

Some Tax Facts for Donald Trump | Business Wire

Warren Buffett 1, Trump 0: "Donald Trump stated that “Warren Buffett took a massive deduction.” Mr. Trump says he knows more about taxes than any other human. He has not seen my income tax returns. But I am happy to give him the facts.... I have paid federal income tax every year since 1944, when I was 13. (Though, being a slow starter, I owed only $7 in tax that year.) I have copies of all 72 of my returns and none uses a carryforward."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2dGdkup

The Future of Protest Involves Light, Holograms and Augmented Reality

From projector protests to Pokemon Go, how are protesters' and property owners' rights balanced in a court of law?
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cO7DE8

Lin-Manuel Miranda Monologue - SNL

That Trump reference, though....
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=o6AjHr30sbk&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DAsupmN90wBk%26feature%3Dshare

Sometimes, life just plain sucks; let's find something to laugh about

Interesting mashup
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cUqQaG
Watching the puppies
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2dOUjB6
In NYC
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2dBxEJq

i.redd.it

I'd like to see Career Day at school for these jobs....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2daarfd

To her friend... (From the OVC Archive!)

This is also true for mobile phones, politics, and gaming platforms....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cRGYGk

Google Home: Speaker with Google Assistant

Image
via Iotlist

პირველი არხი

from Facebook http://ift.tt/2d5iNoN

Psychotic

NSFW guided meditation......
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cJFAe2

Shareblue

from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cu38mR

Amazon Echo Dot: 2nd Generation

Image
via Iotlist

Kelly Matthews 🍁 on Twitter

Tonight's debate, summarized
from Facebook https://twitter.com/KellyMatthewsTO/status/780455395697590275?s=04

voteplz

FYI - cool site that makes registering to vote much easier
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2d3ZygI

Tiangong-1 Space Lab Will Fall to Earth Next Year, China Says

"The update from Wu seems to confirm speculation that China is no longer in control of the 34-foot-long (10.3 meters) Tiangong-1, which launched in September 2011 to test out docking technologies and other skills that China will need to build its planned space station in the early 2020s."
from Facebook https://shar.es/1xcYGD

Mashable

Wherein Colbert conveys to a codswallop cribbing cad his classically comic candified comeuppance.... ...
from Facebook http://on.mash.to/2cuHCNc

How to Replace the 10 Commandments

NOTE: The title is total clickbait and may inspire many to take offense where none is given. If you can get beyond the clickbait, you'll find new useful rules for a new millennium.
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=1vYJ6uli-Lg&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXwVJJYfEV1g%26feature%3Dshare

Lyle Clip Art on Twitter

"New Yorkers: An explosion just happened a block away. Oh well. Gotta meet my friends at the bar Rest of the US: OMG ISIS IS TAKING NEW YORK"
from Facebook https://twitter.com/Kyle_Lippert/status/777331530574233600

Background Checks

One of the more interesting campaign commercials of this year...
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wqOApBLPio

Cthulhu for America on Twitter

Given the rancor of election season, it was only a matter of time before The Sleeper of R'lyeh was invoked....
from Facebook https://twitter.com/cthulhu4america/status/775472196340879360/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

176 Reasons Donald Trump Shouldn't Be President

Keith Olbermann is back...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cTzwAg

Just got the new apple deck of cards!!

I'll just leave this here....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cn4Qn0

San Francisco 49ers Player Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Elderly Man

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter

Perspective.
from Facebook https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/773175029643304961

Advertiser discretion is not censorship; think about the other party's pain points.

Note: NSFW language on video. Why all the cries of YouTube censorship reveal that content providers don't get how monetizing media actually works....
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=miNjCSwGnJM&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZB-lh6_4ZIQ%26feature%3Dshare

Instagram photo by Peopledelphia • Aug 29, 2016 at 10:56pm UTC

Only you can prevent early onset pumpkin spice...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2cclSqC

Austin Hunt on Twitter

RIP Gene Wilder....
from Facebook https://twitter.com/AustinHunt/status/770353396700282881?s=04

Power Hour Drinking Game Concert (in 360!)

It's a concert and a drinking game - 1 minute long songs with a shot after each song (also 360 video)
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=AnJDuUCj8p4&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUlWqO_AQPdQ%26feature%3Dshare

Logitech Pop: Smart button controller

Image
via Iotlist

On Being Out of Touch With One's Feelings

Yet another awesome video from The School of Life
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=hxY84EkHYLo&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvRk7VFLH-aE%26feature%3Dshare

On Being Hated

How to navigate social media with your sanity and dignity intact...
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=kMqXYRdBOoU&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEHpWVasGZ5Y%26feature%3Dshare

It's pretty easy to hack traffic lights

A case of life imitating Watch Dogs?
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2aWxImP

Blue Feed, Red Feed

Interesting to see how your Facebook feed gets filtered by your stated preferences...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2b839KE

I'm Offended

another The School of Life video that can be useful to watch before wading into your news feed....
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=Jsjq3G7Qh7k&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBb2mVGE63YU%26feature%3Dshare

W. Carter Merbreier, TV's Captain Noah, dies at age 90

RIP Captain Noah...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2aPGgw9

The Lottery of Life

Found this YouTube channel to have really insightful videos. This video, as well as their video on Imposter Syndrome, serve as an antidote of sorts to the depression that often accompanies reading everyone else's Facebook status....
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=kABpJlHQh70&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDs_hg40utKY%26feature%3Dshare

Andrew D. Basiago: One Man In The Name of Truth

File under "truth is stranger than fiction" : This guy's platform reads like a topical archive of Art Bell's late night talk radio program...
from Facebook http://andy2016.com/

I Got New York! What Is Your Perfect State To Live In Based On Your Personality?

Somehow I thought it was going to be NY, if not NYC
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1VmQoxD

‘Netflix Tax’ Goes Into Effect In Pennsylvania

If you wanted a reason to change your billing address to a Delaware address.... "The state’s existing 6-percent sales tax will now be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu. This also includes music, e-books, apps, online games, and ringtones. The tax will be triggered when a customer uses an account with a Pennsylvania billing address"
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2aL4lGn

Who Are You By Day And Night?

could have sworn I was Batman by night....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2akAn8u

FOX 17

from Facebook http://ift.tt/2a3Fk80

Focusing on money before respect earns you neither.

I know this is rank retail heresy, but for some customers the best thing to to is refer them away to someone else...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2adkNiL

New York Magazine

from Facebook http://ift.tt/1gU675G

Convention Demonstration Permit Requests | Office of the Mayor | News

Also, list of approved demonstrations throughout the city
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29OIUCT

DNC Road Closure Map

For those interested, the no-go zone in S. Philly for the convention.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2anMhlH
So this is happening right now
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2a1bFtj

Want to Win a Political Debate? Try Making a Weaker Argument — Pacific...

"The arguments people make are those that appear the strongest to themselves and the people who already agree with them. But such arguments tend to be meaningless to people who disagree. How does this happen? It starts with the universal desire to protect against threats to your self-image or self-worth. People are driven to view themselves in a positive light, and they will interpret information and take action in ways that preserve that view. The need to maintain self-worth is one reason we attribute our failures to external factors (bad luck), but our success to internal factors (skill.)"
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29UQBTR

WATCH: “Corpse Flower” about to bloom at New York Botanical Garden for first time in 80 years

And now for something completely different... the Corpse Flower.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2af5x1v

Never Gonna Give Up Free WiFi

What do people all around the world want most? Free WiFi. And what inevitable force do they want to avoid most, just after death and taxes? Rick Astley.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29RTesb

Why Queen Cannot Stop Donald Trump's Use Of 'We Are The Champions'

Re; the Sony/ATV/Queen issue with Trump's use of "We Are The Champions" - IANAL, but: 1) The RNC bought a prime time performance license, so there's not much to be done there. 2) If RNC or Trump are foolish enough to use the song in a commercial or alter the lyrics, then Sony/Queen's permission will be needed. 3) As for YouTube videos, any video with the song would quickly get a Content ID claim and/or copyright strike (not monetized - strike, monetized - claimed monetization) as Sony normally does that with other copyrighted material)
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29TE5a7

Obsolescence as a Service

"when even Google is willing to take the PR hit to effectively brick your devices, the only protection that you’ve got against obsolescence is an open protocol."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29Yi5NB

Going Lo-Tech For The Perfect Pokemon Go Throw

"Simply hold the phone and the paper with one hand, and use your other to follow the paper channel to a successful capture. The paperboard doesn’t affect the screen’s ability to sense your finger."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/2a6ckuB

Nico360: the Affordable 360° VR Camera

File this under: super cool concept, but I'll believe it when it ships in October
from Facebook http://www.nico360.com/

(((Yair Rosenberg))) on Twitter

Video of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech compared to Melania Trump's 2016 speech. You make the call.
from Facebook https://twitter.com/Yair_Rosenberg/status/755251813989904384/video/1

Nest Cam: Outdoor

Image
via Iotlist

Hackaday Prize: 20 Projects that Make Us All Citizen Scientists

"We live in a time of unparalleled access to technology and this has the power to make life better for everyone."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29Qo3u1

Meet SwagBot, the Robot Cowboy that Can Herd and Monitor Cattle on Its Own - Modern Farmer

While the working name sounds a bit trendy, it's shown itself to be quite useful (check out the YouTube video embedded in the article). I could see some urban uses for these bots - intracampus deliveries (corporate or collegiate), assisting Search and Rescue operations (if equipped with FLIR cameras), even as standard observe and report style intracampus security patrols.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29J8JAE

Stop making Pokemon Go the scapegoat for human stupidity.

Truth. NSFW (language) but very much truth....
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=PS1NRn-Wzoc&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLa6vUY3yrgQ%26feature%3Dshare

Pokémon Go Strips Users Of Their Legal Rights; Here’s How To Opt Out

Something for Pokemon Go users to consider - the Terms of Service require you to opt OUT of binding arbitration within 30 days of activation - (IANAL, but I believe more available litigation options for me = good thing) Article has a link to the full TOS - just run a quick find command for "opt" and the the needed email and snail mail addresses come up.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29EDQvU

i.redd.it

from Facebook http://ift.tt/29NnvZM

The Star Trek Transcripts - The Day Of The Dove

"And it goes on, the good old game of war, pawn against pawn! Stopping the bad guys. While somewhere, something sits back and laughs and starts it all over again."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29CmIrp

Rufus Wainwright

from Facebook http://ift.tt/29lXyNk

Ingress - Game Reality

"There is no official Niantic map that lists all the PokeStop and Gym locations yet. One workaround is to use the online map of portals created over the last three years for the game "Ingress," also developed by Niantic, which maps virtually 1:1 with Pokemon Go's PokeStops and Gyms. Check out the map here after you install the Ingress app on your phone and sign in (you can use a Google account, and it only takes about a minute to set up). Once you have it set up, you'll be treated to a searchable world map of different "portals"-each one being either a PokeStop or a Gym in Pokemon Go."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/12M9ovt

Students From Donald Trump's Alma Mater: 'You Do Not Represent Us'

The reaction posts in trending are priceless, especially the ones who call these current (and former) Wharton students "socialists". Seriously? Wharton students are, for the most part, more interested in IRR than they are in the IWW...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29MQI8V

www.youtube.com

NSFW: Eli The Computer Guy talks about trying to support a Baltimore non-profit and how racism can sneak in unnoticed, and on being a "common sense warrior"
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/v/SQjb74jxDWo?start=561&end=1373

Eddie Hall

500 kilograms - that's 1,102 pounds....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29XZLjy

Nasty Lenovo UEFI exploit also affects products from other vendors

"Unfortunately, the affected products from Lenovo, HP and Gigabyte are probably just the tip of the iceberg and it will take a long time for all vendors to check their firmware and release patches. Even then, the adoption rate of BIOS/UEFI updates among users is typically low, so many systems will likely continue to remain vulnerable for years to come."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29jbxYZ

South Korean Dog Cloning Facility Can Give You Your Dead Dog Back

“These people have very a strong bond with their pets… and cloning provides a psychological alternative to the traditional method of just letting the pet go and keeping their memory,” said Sooam researcher and spokesman Wang Jae-Woong. That said, it will set you back $100K...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29wG3wj

How Communities Can Survive Poisonous People — Steemit

How Communities Can Survive Poisonous People
from Facebook http://ift.tt/29p6XsI

Amazon Shipping Filter

via reddit: for anyone shopping Amazon's UK store to score deals due to the reduced exchange rate - this filters out items that can't be delivered to the US
from Facebook http://ift.tt/28N3ROZ

Eric Eberhardt on Twitter

So I guess Article 50 to be delivered via drone?
from Facebook https://twitter.com/idontlikewords/status/747107696185204740

Ray Super Remote - Touchscreen universal remote

Image
via Iotlist

The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know - BBC News

"The referendum result is not legally binding - Parliament still has to pass the laws that will get Britain out of the 28 nation bloc, starting with the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act. The withdrawal agreement also has to be ratified by Parliament - the House of Lords and/or the Commons could vote against ratification, according to a House of Commons library report."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1UX7uCZ

Starry Station: WiFi wireless router

Image
via Iotlist

Tasty

Bailey's French Toast.....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/28JGs0X

ChefClub UK

Thought this might be of interest....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/28KBn99

CUJO: Smart firewall for the smart home

Image
via Iotlist

Bryan

From my friend Bryan J.L. Glass - a reminder that truth is as strange, if not stranger, than dystopian fiction.....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1QcLAtJ

Orlando mass shooter visited gay clubs, used gay dating apps

The Orlando shooter's story is getting curiouser and curiouser...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1Uam7Tn

internet of things

you know you have too much tech when....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1IFvPHF

▶ Gary Gulman - In This Economy - Donald Trump and Bill Gates

In this video clip he innocently compares Trump's net worth with Bill Gates' net worth and imagines a potential meeting between the two.
from Facebook https://youtu.be/A1hP9M0MNdo

Huffington Post on Twitter

from Facebook https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost/status/742040744987394048/photo/1

Funnecessary

If you're looking for a good nerd culture channel to follow, check out the guys at Funnecessary (ran in to them online whilst doing the side project )
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/c/funnecessary

Bryan

from Facebook http://ift.tt/1Zl30nQ

NBC News

The fall of yet another legend...
from Facebook http://nbcnews.to/20Wdc6z

Seth's Blog: The short run and the long run

"In the long run,, we spend most of our time with the people we've chosen in the short run."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1sqkJiQ

AWS IoT Button: Programmable dash button

Image
via Iotlist

Free Newegg Premier for Active Military & Veterans

Signal boosting this offer for any interested veterans
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1NVfh1j

Metal & Rock

from Facebook http://ift.tt/1THSSUx

Watch a truly EPIC cover of the 'Doctor Who' theme

from Facebook http://ift.tt/20IeyBS

i.imgur.com

Finally, a graphic that sums up my take on the whole bathroom policing thing...
from Facebook http://ift.tt/22j5Sn1

Whistler's Mother Statue, Ashland, Pennsylvania

You find the strangest things when you start searching things on the web, like the fact that the guy that was shot near a White House checkpoint lived about 8 minutes away by car from this place:
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1ItSYrp

Fake Receipts | 100% Legal | We Supply Fake Receipts from any Store, Restaurant or Hotel | Print...

TIL that you can order fake receipts online (they even have MS Word templates) The site, of course, has the following disclaimer: "*All products sold/designed/printed by SalesReceiptStore.com are strictly for novelty & theatrical and stage use only"
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1TjzLkK

Jason

I wonder if it's programmed to answer the question "Does a robot monk have Buddha nature?"
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1MVNsFS

US Election Odds | Next President

This poll (updated every 20 minutes) measures those who put their money ($93,697 in the last 24 hours) where their mouth is - i.e. the political betting market on Betfair. Current odds: Trump 4.35/1 (23% chance) Clinton 1.385/1 (72% chance) You can also see history up to 60 days.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/274amRX

BABYMETAL REACTS TO YOUTUBERS REACT TO BABYMETAL

Babymetal-ception achieved!
from Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=B0TuANNT_YE&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dr6UZFkrv9-E%26feature%3Dshare

Lame Pigeon Follows its Friend

Shot this at Frankford Transportation Center with my LG V10 as I was waiting for a bus - this lame pigeon kept following this other pigeon around, so I thought it might make for an interesting video....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1SC9Pz9

The Oatmeal

Hopefully Stephen Moffat and Joss Whedon don't get in on the act, otherwise we're all screwed....
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1plFkmv

Aveda Cosmetology School Class Action Settlement | Class Action Rebates

Here's something for the Philly folks: Anyone who paid for a service at The Jean Madeline Aveda Institute between 02/24/2008 and 02/16/2016 can file for $25 cash or $50 in vouchers. Deadline is 06/06/2016
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1XG7ynY

New York City Towing Class Action Settlement | Class Action Rebates

For any in the NYC area, this settlement might be of interest. Deadline to file is 04/23/16
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1XG768Z

Amazon Adds Monthly Prime Subscriptions Including $8.99 For Video Only

Paying monthly full Prime shipping, streaming, etc comes to $131.88/yr ($10.99/mo X 12). Best case for monthly would be only signing up when you know you'll be buying lots of things (Back to school, Holidays, etc)
from Facebook http://ift.tt/23SjHK8

"Rethinking Capitalism: Challenges and Possibilities" by Ali, Abbas J. - Advances in...

"As we have discovered to our cost, the problem of unbridled free markets in an unsupervised marketplace is that they can reduce all relationships to transactions, all motivations to self-interest, all sense of value to consumer choice and all sense of worth to a price tag." Gordon Brown (2009) Britain's Prime Minister from 2007-2010
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1SU4Mrg

94/7 Alternative Portland

from Facebook http://ift.tt/1VofzQr

Brussels Terrorist Laptop Included Details Of Planned Attack In Unencrypted Folder Titled...

KIIS 1065

from Facebook http://ift.tt/1qhTohu

BREAKING: Wharton junior dies at 40th Street Station

This happens too many times.
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1YqSISe

Kellogg professor studies adoption, impact of lottery-linked savings

"The study also showed the two groups most interested in opening these accounts had no previous transactions with banks or were in debt. The latter group saw greater increase in their savings, Iverson said."
from Facebook http://ift.tt/1Q3Q66K

Citymapper - The Ultimate Transport App

Great transit app for either iPhone or Android, has smartwatch integration too.
from Facebook http://citymapper.com/

Prodigio: Connected Nespresso machine

Image
via Iotlist

BABYMETAL - Road of Resistance - Live in Japan (OFFICIAL)