Holy crap, it’s hot here.
Holy crap, it’s hot here.
An interesting paper (Warning:PDF) from Microsoft Research answers the timeless question: why do email scammers claim to be from Nigeria?
The short answer is because making an outrageous claim like that convinces only the most gullible potential victims, thus weeding out the “false positive” condition of initially receptive contacts who don’t end up paying off.
For those who don’t know, CNN jumped the gun a bit this morning and announced that the individual mandate portion of the ACA had been overturned. They were incorrect.
Thanks to Dan for the picture. Classic.
It’s too bad that this place is about to be replaced as the World’s Largest McDonald’s. It has a timeless, creepy, carnival-with-hepatitis vibe that you just can’t get from a new build.
Here’s a neat idea for cargo hauling on a bicycle: the “Reel” system turns that unused triangle between the top tube, seat tube, and down tube into a storage solution.
Okay, so I’m sure you are all familiar with the ” Super Powered Animal Type Folks in Space or Alternate Earth Whatever” shows from the 80s. Think Tundercats, Silver Hawks, Voltron etc. Well this isn’t one of them but pulls all of that nostalgicness together quite nicely. And apparently someone is going to fund 26 episodes…
One of the lesser-celebrated Holidays, Flag Day has always held some importance to me. Perhaps it’s because it’s mostly a forgotten Holiday that I try to keep it alive. It also happens to be my parents’ anniversary- a date my dad claims he chose so that he’d always remember their anniversary. Whatever the reason, hoist those Stars and Stripes high, and join such towns as Quincy, MA, Fairfield, WA, and my alma mater’s town of Troy, NY for their annual Flag Day parades and celebrations.
An interesting article from The Atlantic, about how we came to regard streets and roads as the exclusive domain of automobiles.
Twenty years ago, an out-of-control driver plowed through New York’s Washington Square Park, killing 5 people and injuring 27 others. That horrific incident caused a public outcry and galvanized advocates in what has become known as the livable streets movement. But the driver, a 74-year-old woman, was not charged with any crime.
It wasn’t always like this. Browse through New York Times accounts of pedestrians dying after being struck by automobiles prior to 1930, and you’ll see that in nearly every case, the driver is charged with something like “technical manslaughter.” And it wasn’t just New York. Across the country, drivers were held criminally responsible when they killed or injured people with their vehicles.
So what happened? And when?