At Bon Appetit, Kristen Arnett wrote a very funny appreciation of Olive Garden as the perfect place for her to take first dates. From Bon Appetit:
The right kind of woman for me is someone who wont give me a hard time about the things I like. The kind of woman who will let me pocket all the leftover breadsticks and doesnt care if we only discuss our favorite sexual positions and what kind of appetizers look best off the limited-time-only menu. Were at Olive Garden because its kitschy and cute. Nothing that happens needs to be a serious thing. Its no big deal…
Two people eating means you get three sticks total. I like to think Olive Garden did that on purpose, so that youre forced to break bread with your date. You must share with each other, touch hands. Its all very romantic, if romance is deciding who gets to take the bigger share of the carbs.
Your email inbox is like a virtual home after all, thats where all your first official points of contacts go when you sign up for a new service, apply for jobs, buy stuff online, etc. And just like your physical home, letting your inbox get cluttered can feel chaotic, with most of that mess stemming from marketing or newsletter emails.
These unwanted types of emails can end up in your inbox in all sorts of ways. For example, when you buy something online, you may have inadvertently given the company permission to send you more promotional materials, or a company may have sold your email as part of a list, paving ways for you to become spammed by marketers.
So here are a few ways to make your inbox more peaceful.
This is a Commodore 64 port of the 1985 game SUPER MARIO BROS. for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System. It contains the original version that was released in Japan and United States, as well as the European version. It also detects and supports a handful of turbo functionalities, and has 2 SID support.
Home computers of the era typically saw sub-par conversions of console hits, even when there was no real technical reason. Below, see Super Mario Bros. as originally released on 8-bit computer platforms; quite a disaster.
The Great Giana Sisters was a more accurate unofficial port that, for obvious reasons, displeased Nintendo and led to “pressure” that saw it withdrawn from sale (though it did not, per gamer legend, file a lawsuit). It ultimately became a franchise in its own right.
When Niamh Houston was around four years old, she and her sister received a Game Boy and a copy of Super Mario Land for Christmas. Along with the game and handheld, they also had a tiny speaker that plugged into the Game Boys headphone jack, amplifying the sound. For Houston, her earliest memories arent of collecting coins in the game or exploring the Mushroom Kingdom. I remember the music the most, she says. It was really raw and beautiful, and unlike anything else that youd hear.
That little speaker would have a big impact on her. Today, Houston is better known by her stage name Chipzel; shes one of the most iconic performers in the chiptune scene, where musicians make new songs using old video game hardware. Today she travels…
The digital age is well and truly upon us, but let’s not forget there’s a load of free TV content floating literally over our heads. No, we’re not talking about the internet. Signals from major broadcast networks are still gratis for anyone who can pick them up with an antenna. And before you envision those ugly metal “rabbit ears” above your TV set, get a load of the ANTOP Paper Thin 30-Mile AT-105 Indoor HDTV Antenna.
As advertised, it picks up signals within approximately 30 miles of the broadcast area, unaffected by windy or rainy days. That’s shows from ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, Univision and more, relayed with support for HD and Ultra 4K content. At a mere .02 inches thick, it comes with a kit for mounting discreetly indoors and is fully compatible with existing digital TVs and converter boxes.
In a previous article, we looked at the disassembly of class creation and program semantics for a simple program that prints a string. It did expose how classes are defined and how objects are reference counted however, as simple as that example was. Now we’re going to look at an equivalent Swift program
This swift program is equivalent to the Objective-C program, right down to the method names:
If you are a science fiction fan, you are probably aware of one of the genre’s oddest dichotomies. A lot of science fiction is concerned about if a robot, alien, or whatever is a person. However — sometimes in the same story — finding life is as easy as asking …read more
Casemodding, or stuffing video game consoles into shapes they were never meant to be in, is the preserve of a special breed. Our favorites are when old consoles are stuffed into different versions of the same console. Remember that gigantic O.G. Brick Game Boy carrying case? Yes, you can turn …read more
We’re going to take things a step further in this tutorial. Instead of web browser to web browser communication, we’re going to introduce Android communication so that way as a user interacts with a map, whether it be in a web browser or on an Android device, those interactions get broadcasted to all similar platforms.
It’s no surprise that we here at Hackaday are big fans of Fritzing KiCad. But to a beginner (or a seasoned veteran!) the learning curve can be cliff-like in its severity. In 2016 we published a piece linking to project by friend-of-the-Hackaday [Chris Gammell] called Contextual Electronics, his project to …read more
Chromebooks continue to impress in the price-for-quality department, and the HP Chromebook 15 is no exception. The first ever 15-inch HP Chromebook (15.6 inches to be exact) comes not only with a full-sized keyboard and number pad, but also a blacklit IPS touchscreen and 64GB of base flash storage.
That model starts at $449, and you can pay extra for double the eMMC storage and a faster Intel Core i5 processor, but the company isnt yet saying how much that will cost.
HP says the device starts shipping today from its online store, but the listing for the HP Chromebook 15 still says coming soon, for whatever reason. That said, the device has some impressive specs for…
San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunchs TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO Gui Cavalcanti joined us onstage at the event to showcase the contract work the company has been doing for organizations like NASA and the U.S. Navy. Cavalcanti last joined […]
Oh golly does the new trailer for “Child’s Play” look good. Not only does it have appearances by Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill (as the voice of Chucky) and Bryan Tyree Henry (who’s awesome in Atlanta), but it’s giving Chucky a smart home makeover. The demonically possessed doll now has the power to control networked devices […]
We are very familiar with retrocomputers, and if you want you too can build a computer that could have been made in the late ’70s on a breadboard. Just grab your CPU of choice, add some RAM, some ROM, a ton of jumper wires, and give it some way to …read more
Retro games keep resurfacing in all typesof emulators, but Swedish artist and craftsman Love Hultén has created one that goes the extra mile if you really want a full, nostalgia-fueled experience. His newest design, called Yesterday Vision, is a handmade midcentury-inspired monitor enclosure that can play games from classic systems.
The Yesterday Vision contains a 19-inch 4:3 monitor thats designed to have the curvature distortion of an old CRT monitor. It also has full-range loudspeakers and a built-in Raspberry Pi computer that emulates gaming systems like the SNES, NES, Genesis, NeoGeo, MAME, Atari 2600, N64, and PSX. You can also play modern games or connect your laptop to Yesterday Vision via an HDMI input on the back. It can also…
If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvious to Squishy Robotics, anyway, whose robots look delicate but are in fact among the most durable out there.
This kit comes with everything you need for remote-controlled long distance flight, including a 6-axis gyroscope, a 2.4 GHz wireless transmitter, and extra rotors for when you inevitably crash. Its plastic frame is covered in studs that are compatible with most brick-building toys, so you can get creative with your quadcopters design. Once assembled, you can precisely pilot your flyer through all kinds of tight spaces with the bundled digital proportional controller.