March 24, 2017
Gamer Finger Heater
If there's a reddit thread you know it's real.
so you know it must be good.
[via The Verge]
March 23, 2017
Try Quantum Computing: You'll like it
You can too!
Even more here.
Wrist Ruler Leather Bracelet
From the website:
For an efficient measuring tool on the go, the Wrist Ruler offers inch and centimeter measurements laser-cut into a snappy leather wrap bracelet that circles your wrist twice.
Available in 4 sizes: 15", 16", 17", 18" (38cm, 40.6cm, 43cm, 45.75cm)
Model in photos is wearing a 15"/38cm bracelet.
To find your bracelet size, measure around your wrist twice, add half an inch for the closure, and any additional length for a looser fit.
Made with care in the USA.
March 22, 2017
Chekhov's 8 Attributes of a Cultured Person
1. They respect human personality.
2. They have sympathy not for beggars and cats alone.
3. They respect the property of others.
4. They are sincere, and dread lying like fire.
5. They do not disparage themselves to rouse compassion.
6. They have no shallow vanity.
7. If they have a talent they respect it.
8. The develop the aesthetic feeling in themselves.
Read 201 stories by Chekhov here.
Free, the way we like it.
Pizza Saver Bags
What took so long?
Works with both thin crust and deep dish.
12 for $4.99 (pizza not included — except for suburbs of Atlanta: watchoo want on urs?).
March 21, 2017
BehindTheMedspeak: Top 5 Medical Information Websites
Marvin M. Lipman, M.D. is Consumer Reports' chief medical advisor.
He listed the following five health-related websites as providing the most "up-to-date, reliable and understandable information" (I concur).
1. cancer.gov for information about cancer
2. cdc.gov for information about infectious diseases, travel medicine and epidemiology
3. fda.gov for information about drugs
4. medlineplus.gov for information about diseases
5. usp.org for information about medicine and nutritional supplements
45-in-1 Mini Screwdriver Set w Torx Bits
I happened on this set last week when I suddenly got a jones for disassembling my coffee grinder (Capresso Infinity) and doing a deep cleaning of parts not accessible with my little brush and can of compressed air.
I couldn't figure out how to disassemble it until I happened on a photo — buried deep in the Capresso grinder Amazon comments — showing the grinding mechanism taken apart.
Looking closely, I saw that the key was a long Torx-head screw hidden under a little rubber gubbin holding the whole thing together.
The problem was, I had no Torx-head screwdriver.
I had my Crack Research Team©® get on the case and it only took them two days to locate the set featured here, which offered the precise size I needed to get down among the range of 10 (ten!) sizes of Torx screw heads, from T3-T20.
FunFact: the T3 is so tiny I can't tell it's a Torx head without a magnifying glass.
The set also includes ranges of Phillips, flat, and hex heads, as well as various exotic shapes including Apple's pentalobe.
But it gets even better: the whole thing comes in a beautifully designed case with a tilting mechanism that automatically stands all the bits upright when you open it.
Great gift for the fixer-upper in your life.
How they make money selling this for that price (Prime shipping) is a mystery to me.
March 20, 2017
How chess got big
Above, a map showing the origin and diffusion of chess from India to Asia, Africa, and Europe, along with changes in its name.
Part of a 2013
March 19, 2017
Will a lava lamp work on Jupiter?
Hey, wait a sec... what's that movie I watched last year?
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
Hint: bigger than a bread box.
Another: Capable of assuming many positions.
A third: inedible.
March 18, 2017
World's first fluorescent frog discovered
"Use the slider to see the polka-dot tree frog fluoresce."
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire 10 Years — Limited Edition
• All black
• Smoked sapphire case
• In-house Unico movement
• Production limited to 500 pieces
March 17, 2017
Top 50 Fast Food Restaurants in the U.S.
Scrubba Portable Laundry System
• Machine quality wash whenever and wherever you want
• Durable microbial- and hydrolysis-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer
• Lightest washing machine in the world at only 6 ounces; doubles as a dry-bag
• A modern take on the old fashioned washboard: hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules
efficiently clean clothes in minutes
• Great for holidays, backpacking, business trips, camping, outdoor adventures, boats, emergency power outages, and small apartments