Passengers film improves with small plot change

Spoilers ahead! Don't view this video or read the following text if you haven't seen the movie Passengers with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. You've been warned... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gksxu-yeWcU Passengers is a decent movie with attractive actors...
Pastis

Why pastis (ouzo & absinthe) turns cloudy in water

Kiss me, I'm French! Not really, but I love pastis, an anise-flavored liqueur and apéritif from France that contains 40–45% alcohol by volume. The first time I drank pastis was, as it should be, on a trip through France as a teen. Aside from wine & beer, it was my...

Video game that can add 10 years to your life ~ Jane McGonigal ~ TED

Game designer Jane McGonigal gives a fascinating TED talk on how video games can have a real, positive impact on people's lives as she compares deathbed regrets to the reported benefits of playing a simple game. In the talk, McGonigal reveals that she suffered a...

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....

Your baby is so small…says the kangaroo

LOL! Wow! Your baby is soooo small....says the kangaroo to the man. I couldn't help but chuckle at this cartoon. There are a couple different versions, so I'm not sure who orginally thought of it, but whoever it was, thanks for a nice laugh 🙂

City of Berkeley to pull $300M out of Wells Fargo

City of Berkeley recently announced plans to remove all financial assets from the city's current banker, Wells Fargo--a withdrawal of approximately $300 million. Hoping to send a strong message to the Big Banks many feel are responsible for the housing crisis, one...

Anti-theft solution for laptop, phone & tablet ~ Open Source Prey Project

The Prey Project is an open source anti-theft application for laptops, phones, and tablet devices. When installed and activated, it will allow you take a picture with the devices camera, lock the device, etc. The worry I have is exactly that it provides an easy method...

What It’s Like to Climb 1,768 Foot Tower

Holy Mother of God!! Watching this on full screen gave me a bit of vertigo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e335kbl9YWc

What books would help me see the world in a different way?

I loved the responses to this question on reddit. Below are some of my favorite books of those listed in the reddit post, along with my impressions of each book. A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition Started this recently, and it is...

Abraham Lincoln ~ Vampire Hunter?

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - I thought it was a joke. Turns out, besides being a book by Seth Grahame-Smith, it's a movie by Tim Burton (as producer) that should come out next summer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34x6m-ahGIo Trailer looks exciting, with...

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....