Month: July 2017

Homemade Computer from 1970s Chips — Hackaday

Sometimes it starts with a 555 timer and an op-amp. Other times with a small microcontroller. But the timing’s not so great and needs a dedicated timing crystal circuit. And maybe some more memory, and maybe the ATtiny should be swapped out for some 74LS-series chips. And now of course it needs video output too. […] via Homemade Computer from 1970s Chips — Hackaday

Five Writers on What It Means to Be a Friend — Discover

Five stories and perspectives on friendship. via Five Writers on What It Means to Be a Friend — Discover

Brief delights — Harvesting Hecate

Summer is a season of brief delights. Tiny beings on gossamer wings cloud the air for fleeting moments. Meadows undulate in an abrupt dazzle of colour. Birds swoop in from their long journeys to a frenzy of feasting and breeding. It is a season where things appear like magic, before vanishing as though they were never there. […] via Brief delights — Harvesting Hecate

A Historical Walk in the English Lake District — Discover

“It’s been a poignant, thought-provoking journey, punctuated by two monuments: one to a way of life; one to life extinguished; and both inextricably bound to the mountain.” In this longread, George Kitching guides us over the Coniston mountains in the English Lake District, diving into the history and culture of the area. via A Historical Walk in the English Lake District — Discover

Thrill-Seeking Couple Renews Vows On Roller Coaster — CBS New York

WEST MIFFLIN, Penn. (1010 WINS) – After 10 years of marriage, a thrill-seeking couple decided to renew their wedding vows on a roller coaster. But it wasn’t just any coaster. For Brian and Pam Kanai, it was a return to the ride where they were first married a decade earlier. Pam told 1010 WINS, “We figured… via Thrill-Seeking Couple Renews Vows On Roller Coaster — … Read More Thrill-Seeking Couple Renews Vows On Roller Coaster — CBS New York

All That’s Wrong With Education In One Picture — L.M. Sacasas

Okay, not “all,” but here is an image that captures much of what is wrong in the world of education. You can read more about this school, called (without irony we are to assume) Carpe Diem, here. When I first saw the image, I wondered, for a fleeting moment, if this were a parody or a […] via All That’s Wrong With Education In One … Read More All That’s Wrong With Education In One Picture — L.M. Sacasas

Five Food Photography Tips from Cooking Without Limits — Discover

Food photography tips from Gabriela Lupu at Cooking Without Limits. via Five Food Photography Tips from Cooking Without Limits — Discover

Power Outage Hits Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Towers, Formerly Known As Starrett City — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A power outage has hit Spring Creek Towers – formerly known as Starrett City – in Brooklyn. Forty six buildings are impacted at Van Siclen and Flatlands Avenues. (credit: CBS2) Roughly 5,800 residential units are without power, and there are numerous stuck elevators. The complex runs its own power system. The… via Power Outage Hits Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Towers, Formerly Known … Read More Power Outage Hits Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Towers, Formerly Known As Starrett City — CBS New York

Eating in Vietnam. Also, a Travel Companion — The Bindlestiff

I’ve stood at the entrance to a Vietnamese kitchen and been told that Vietnamese kitchens are cleaned but once a year. With a laugh I was then beckoned inside. I have, in my notebook, the name for a Vietnamese herbal medicine that will, and I’m quoting an authority here, “Line your gut so the bad […] via Eating in Vietnam. Also, a Travel Companion — … Read More Eating in Vietnam. Also, a Travel Companion — The Bindlestiff

the galaxies are full of very stupid people — gregfallis.com

The fans of Doctor Who are, on the whole, a pretty intelligent group with a fairly elastic capacity for the willing suspension of disbelief. Most of them (and by ‘them’ I mean ‘us’ because I’m also a fan of the Doctor) have a Disbelief Suspension Toggle that triggers immediately on hearing the first electronic notes […] via the galaxies are full of very stupid people … Read More the galaxies are full of very stupid people — gregfallis.com

Summertime Milkshakes In NY — CBS New York

By John Friia There is no better summertime treat than a milkshake. Restaurants throughout the city are serving some over-the-top-shakes. Just remember to Instagram your shake before devouring! Black TapMultiple Locationswww.blacktapnyc.com One of the leading restaurants crafting elaborate milkshakes is Black Tap. Even though they serve award-winning burgers, Black Tap garnered international attention and massive lines when… via Summertime Milkshakes In NY — CBS New … Read More Summertime Milkshakes In NY — CBS New York

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