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All you need to make this floating cube-in-a-cube is a cube of solid wood, a drill press, a forstner bit, and a sharp knife. I want to try this!
“Miz Caramel Vixen is back for more car crushing action!” (Via Weird Universe)
North Carolina drivers were surprised to see a man clinging to the back of a car going 60 mph on a freeway yesterday. One family shot a video of the incident. “The family says they saw the man on the back of the car break the back windshield and climb inside. They say a woman was driving the car with a child in a car seat inside.” No one knows what happened to the car or its passengers. (Via Arbroath)
China spends even more on internal “stability maintenance” and security than it does on its army. Some of that incredible budget goes to forced holidays for dissidents that get them out of the way during events like the 25th anniversary of Tienanmen Square. It’s called “being traveled.”
The Christian-owned retailer cannot be required to include contraception in health plans (PDF), reports the BBC. The 5-4 ruling applies to “closely held” corporations. Read the rest
This morning’s ruling from New York State’s highest court, holding that towns can ban fracking in city limits, is a huge setback for petrocratic rule.
When the front landing gear on his Harrier Jump Jet malfunctioned, Captain William Mahoney had to perform a vertical landing onto a special stool on the USS Bataan’s flight deck.
The latest FAA rules on UAVs are so broad that they class adorable toy quadcopters as drones and require special permits to operate them. Meanwhile, hot air balloons and unpiloted model aircraft are fair game for unlicensed play. The drone hobbyists are pissed:
The Creative Commons-licensed version of The Internet’s Own Boy, Brian Knappenberger’s documentary about Aaron Swartz, is now available on the Internet Archive, which is especially useful for people outside of the US, who
aren’t able to pay to see it online.
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One year ago today
Jack Kirby double-spreads: Dozens and dozens of his double-page splashes from the 1970s, including sequences from 2001, the New Gods books, Kamandi, the Demon and more.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that warrantless smartphone searches are unconstitutional, here’s a bust-card for you to print, carry, and commit to memory so that you’ll have it to hand when John Law wants to muscle his way into your mobile life.