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The baffling topology of the burrito method for covering your duvet

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRPfudNNd8Y

Inhabitat's video explaining the "burrito" method for getting a duvet into its cover is both excruciatingly slow in places, and also fantastically baffling: how the actual fuck does this topological exercise work? (via Kottke)

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frutiger
51 days ago
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Whoa
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Photographer Dave Sandford braved the cold and turbulent waters...

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Photographer Dave Sandford braved the cold and turbulent waters of Lake Erie in late fall to capture some remarkable wave action. Like on the ocean, waves in the Great Lakes are largely driven by winds, but lakes don’t develop the constant set of rolling waves that oceans do. Instead their waves are more erratic and unpredictable. Sandford focused on capturing the moment when wind-driven waves coming into shore collided with waves rebounding from piers or rocks along the shore. The results are waves that, through Sandford’s lens, look like exploding mountainsides. Such energetic waves mix sediment and nutrients in the lake, and the spray of droplets can even loft aerosols and pollutants from the water into the atmosphere.   (Photo credit: D. Sandford; via Flow Vis)

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frutiger
60 days ago
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Love the pix, but can't tell if those are 3' waves or 30' waves...
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List: Useful Things to Say in English Class

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“The water is baptism.”

“The landscape is a character.”

“They descend into chaos.”

“It’s about loss of innocence.”

“They’re foils.”

“It’s an allusion to Paradise Lost. The fall from Eden. He’s an angel.”

“Impotence.”

“Jesus imagery.”

“Shakespeare’s influence…”

“It’s about loss of innocence.”

“It’s a moral education.”

“He’s imprisoned by himself.”

“I think it’s definitely about loss of innocence.”

“The wine is blood.”

“The blood is pain.”

“Pain is wine.”

“It’s all a big long journey called life.”

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frutiger
80 days ago
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Definitely could have used this list in high school
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People really, really suck at using computers

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The OECD's 2011-2015, 33 country, 215,942-person study of computer skills paints a deceptively grim picture of the average level of computer proficiency around the world -- deceptive because it excludes over-65s, who research shows to be, on average, less proficient than the 16-65 cohort sampled. (more…)

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frutiger
91 days ago
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Looks about right
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John Oliver: how to resist the normalization of Trump

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John Oliver talked HBO into letting him release his whole 29-minute, must-watch show on resisting the normalization of Trumpism, with its endorsement of rape; torture; mass-deportations; elimination of environmental, health and safety safeguards; and Islamophobia. (more…)

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frutiger
104 days ago
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My hero
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Great primer on cooking with and caring for cast iron skillets

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Cast iron skillets should be a part of everyone's kitchen, but some people feel intimidated by with the preparation, use and maintenance. This nicely-produced video by Tasty shows how even an old hand-me-down skillet can be transformed into the perfect tool for great stovetop results. (more…)

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frutiger
119 days ago
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Super helpful!
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