VP debates. Meh. I've got too much other shit on my mind. Man I forgot how much paperwork is involved with refinancing a mortgage. Talk about a raging pain in the ass. I'm pretty sure I'm going to miss my self-imposed dealine of Halloween night. I hope I at least get some free bracelets out of this deal.
If anyone else besides me was looking forward to the Heizer Doubletap coming to the market, I'm afraid that I have to rain on your parade a little bit. It seems that the owner of the Doubel Tap patients got into some sort of beef with the Heizer manufacturing guys and terminated their relationship. I don't know if their plan is to find a new distrbutor or what, since their new website isn't available yet, and all (PDF warning) Heizer Firearms says is, yep we broke up. So you know what this means. Yep, pass the time at Armslist and Slickguns for the time being.
The summer 2008 California wildfires, collectively dubbed the Northern California Lightning Series by CAL FIRE, were a concentrated outbreak of wildfires during the summer of 2008. Over 2,780 individual fires were burning at the height of the period, burning large portions of forests and chaparral in California, and killing 23 individuals. The majority of the fires were started by lightning from dry thunderstorms on June 20, although some earlier fires were started on May 22. International aid from Greece, Cyprus, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand helped fight the fires. On June 28, 2008, US President George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in California and ordered federal aid to help authorities battle more than 1,000 wildfires burning out of control. The Basin/Indians fire in the Ventana Wilderness became the third largest in California history based on size and the second costliest to put out in U.S. history.
Andreina Samudio is a very sweet girl, and a joy to work with. She was shot her at an exclusive resort near the Costa Rican beach town of Jaco, along with another location near a harbor. Andreina is from that area and she's well-known in Central America as a world-class surfer! She has an incredible, all-natural body and she looks amazing in a bikini -- there are 48 pics plus some others.
Philip Morris launched the Marlboro brand in 1924 as a woman's cigarette, based on the slogan "Mild As May". To this end, the filter had a printed red band around it to hide lipstick stains, calling it "Beauty Tips to Keep the Paper from Your Lips". After scientists published a major study linking smoking to lung cancer in the 1950s, Philip Morris repositioned Marlboro as a men's cigarette in order to fit a market niche of men who were concerned about lung cancer. At the time, filtered cigarettes were considered safer than unfiltered cigarettes, but had been until that time only marketed to women. In order to comply with a court ruling USA vs. Philip Morris, Philip Morris and all other cigarette companies are now prevented from using words such as Lights, Ultra-Lights, Medium, Mild, or any similar designation that yields a false impression that they are safer than regular full flavor cigarettes. Thus Marlboro and other cigarette companies must use only color coding instead; for example Marlboro Lights are now called Marlboro Gold Pack.
So how is it that things like Bieber can become rich and famous and people like this go unnoticed? Eric
E - I am at a loss for words, these people are out there living among us. Cheers! - Mike.
Chances are that everyone reading this has by now played or seen someone else play Angry Birds at least once, or most likely several dozens of times. The iPhone time-waster is simply the most popular game ever made. Basically, you use a slingshot to launch wingless birds into the air and destroy flimsy structures occupied by egg-stealing green pigs. It's as brilliant in its design as it is stupid in its story. On the other hand, you probably haven't heard of Crush the Castle, an online Flash game that was released a mere eight months before Angry Birds and bears more than a few, how shall I say this politely ... similarities. And if you have heard of it, then congratulations, you can now tell your friends you liked Angry Birds before it was cool.
Yoshiya Yamada has posted a VFX reel showcasing his work from various feature films. Very cool.
A Fresnel lantern is a common lantern used in theatre, which employs a Fresnel lens to wash light over an area of the stage. The lens produces a wider, soft-edged beam of light, which is commonly used for back light and top light. The distinctive lens, named after Augustin-Jean Fresnel, has a 'stepped' appearance instead of the 'full' or 'smooth' appearance of other lenses. This allows the lens to have a much greater curvature than would otherwise be practical. The lens focuses the light by tilting each ring of glass slightly more towards the center as the distance is increased from the center of the lens. If the glass were completely flat, this would cause a corresponding pattern of circles of light, so Fresnel lenses are usually stippled on the flat side. This pattern of small bumps helps to break up the light passing through the lens and gives Fresnels their characteristic soft beam.
Long time reader...stick..ah fuck it. Just a quick comment on the epidemics post you linked the other day. The very first one on the list (#10), probably should have been...the very first one on the list (#1). The death of "Native Americans," from European Import diseases, (the most luxurious of diseases, naturally), really needs to include the fact that there are more Americas than just North America. And that Central and South America were exponentially more densely populated. ...And depopulated, following contact with Europeans. If you want to include the near total annihilation of the Caribbean "Indians," in the list, the epidemics were astonishing on this half of the planet. I don't have any hard numbers handy, just thought that list took a rather Euro-North American centric view of the matter. Wubbs.
In 1974, the South African Department of Education decreed that Afrikaans was to be used in schools. It was given equal standing with English and placed over the native Bantu languages of the black population. Many African teachers couldn't even speak Afrikaans, and students found their grades declining. Worse still, Afrikaans was closely tied to Apartheid and was considered the “language of the oppressor.” On June 16, 1976, thousands of students walked out of their classrooms and headed for the Orlando Stadium, to take part in a rally planned by the Soweto Students' Representative Council's Action Committee. They were unarmed and mostly peaceful, although a few threw rocks. When one policeman fired his gun, everyone panicked. Police set their dogs on the children, who reacted by stoning the attacking dogs to death. So, the police began firing directly into the crowd, killing at least two students and injuring hundreds more, stirring the crowd into a frenzy of destruction.
The stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris. It consisted of a wooden tube and was monaural. His device was similar to the common ear trumpet, a historical form of hearing aid; indeed, his invention was almost indistinguishable in structure and function from the trumpet, which was commonly called a microphone. Acoustic stethoscopes are familiar to most people, and operate on the transmission of sound from the chest piece, via air-filled hollow tubes, to the listener's ears. The chestpiece usually consists of two sides that can be placed against the patient for sensing sound; a diaphragm (plastic disc) or bell (hollow cup). If the diaphragm is placed on the patient, body sounds vibrate the diaphragm, creating acoustic pressure waves which travel up the tubing to the listener's ears. If the bell is placed on the patient, the vibrations of the skin directly produce acoustic pressure waves traveling up to the listener's ears. The bell transmits low frequency sounds, while the diaphragm transmits higher frequency sounds. Stethoscope components are commonly made of plastic or rubber and may be damaged by solvents and other compounds used for cleaning, including alcohol and soap. Lipids in the human skin will deteriorate and harden the tubing so it is good practice to use a cloth cover or make sure it is thrown behind the neck, over the shirt collar.
the 30 hottest dallas cowboys cheerleaders of all time... jordan chanley ftw
boy, ain't this the fucking truth: if your political facebook friends ran the presidential campaigns