TomTechTod has plans for making a very tiny radio transmitter which could be used to eavesdrop on a conversation at a distance. At the end of the video, he demonstrates how it works at a distance of 120 meters. Not to get all Gene Hackman, but it’s a good reminder to be careful about what you say.
On June 20, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out Frozen Treats, the first ever scratch-and-sniff stamps. Artist Margaret Berg of Santa Monica, California created the watercolored illustrations of ice pops featured on these special First-Class Mail Forever postage stamps.
The stamps feature illustrations of frosty, colorful, icy pops on a stick. Today, Americans love cool, refreshing ice pops on a hot summer day. The tasty, sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors.
Ice pops are made by large manufacturers, home cooks and artisanal shops. In recent years, frozen treats containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges and strawberries have become more common. In addition, flavors such as chocolate, root beer and cola are also popular. Some frozen treats even have two sticks, making them perfect for sharing.
Hof attributes his success to what he has dubbed the Wim Hof Method, a type of conditioning that involves a series of breathing exercises he says anyone can replicate. Rather than by luck or accident, Hof says he learned his technique by trial and error while going out into nature: I had to find the interconnection of my brain together with my physiology….”
Musik found that, when exposed to cold, Hof activates a part of the brain that releases opioids and cannabinoids into the body. These components can inhibit the signals responsible for telling your body you are feeling pain or cold, and trigger the release of dopamine and serotonin. The result, Musik says, is a kind of euphoric effect on the body that lasts for several minutes.
Your brain has the power to modify your pain perception, he says, adding that this mechanism is particularly important for human survival. Pain, and the feeling of cold, are basically your bodys way of telling you something is wrong. Since humans instinctively look to remove the source of pain or alleviate any sensation of cold, feeling hurt can help us survive.
Without question the 1976 BMW R90s is the high watermark of motorcycle design and engineering. I absolutely love mine. Listening to Peter Egan, a legendary motorcycle journalist, talk about his and some other bike he compares it to, is a lot of fun.
I love low-rent pulp magazines from the 1920s right through to the early 1980s. Trashy, flashy and a constant pleasure to read, I used to own a ton of the things in varying conditions. If I saw it and it was still in a condition where I could read it, Id fork over folding money for the privilege of inhaling the smell of rotting, low quality paper and the sweet sense of abuse one can enjoy at the mercy of ham-handed prose. Unfortunately, I had to unload my collection a few years back: there was just no room for it in the nomadic lifestyle that my wife and I are currently livingpaying for a storage space to keep stuff I just dont need is an entanglement that Im not OK with.
Thankfully, the good people at Open Culture discovered that a cache of over 11,000 pulp magazines has been digitized and posted online where pulp geeks like me can access them for the low, low price of free.
The Pulp Magazine Archive contains treasures printed on low-quality paper that have publication dates ranging from the late 1800s through to the 1950s. Each magazine in the Archive can be viewed online using the website or downloaded in a number of formats to be read offline, including options for use with tablets, Kindle and Kobo e-readers.
I dont know about you, but my downtime for the next few years is spoken for.
I already have a metal plate on the back of my phone case because I use it with my magnetic car mount, so this magnetic desk mount looks like a good way to hold my phone on my desk. If your phone doesn’t come with a plate, this mount includes one. It’s regularly $15, but if you use code 87HFODR4 at checkout on Amazon, it’s $9.
The Java virtual machine is a program whose purpose is to execute other programs. It’s a simple idea that also stands as one of our greatest examples of coding kung fu. The JVM upset the status quo for its time, and continues to support programming innovation today.
Use and definitions for the JVM
The JVM has two primary functions: to allow Java programs to run on any device or operating system (known as the “Write once, run anywhere” principle), and to manage and optimize program memory. When Java was released in 1995, all computer programs were written to a specific operating system, and program memory was managed by the software developer. So the JVM was a revelation.
The debt we all owe must be paid someday, and for inventor Robert N. Hall, that debt came due in 2016 at the ripe age of 96. Robert Hall’s passing went all but unnoticed by everyone but his family and a few close colleagues at General Electric’s Schenectady, New York research lab, where Hall spent his remarkable career.
That someone who lives for 96% of a century would outlive most of the people he had ever known is not surprising, but what’s more surprising is that more notice of his life and legacy wasn’t taken. Without his efforts, so many …read more
Google Maps is rolling out a small, but cute update that lets users change the boring old blue arrow navigation icon on the map to one of three blocky, pixelated cars that can represent your vehicle instead, as spotted by SlashGear.
Its not exactly a new feature in the world of GPS Waze (which Google owns) has offered it for a while. And personally, Im not sure the cars are actually more useful than the simple, directional arrow (which makes it much clearer which direction youre going.) But if youve been jealously looking at Waze users with their cool icons, now you too can have the option.
Accessing the new icons is simple: just punch in directions on Maps and tap the blue arrow icon to bring up the new car options, which gives…
Googles new YouTube Music streaming service arrives today for some users, available either for free with ads, $9.99 per month without, or $11.99 per month for YouTube Premium (previously YouTube Red), which includes original video content. Anyone who already has a Google Play Music subscription gets YouTube Music as part of that membership.
YouTube Music is Googles most straightforward answer to Spotify to date, and comes with both a redesigned app and new desktop player, both designed specifically around playing music. Google argues that using YouTube for music needs has an advantage as it incorporates not just official versions of songs, but remixes, live versions, and covers. Theres also the promise that Googles AI will make…
This curious woodpecker is captivated by a Tesla Model 3, which is parked at a campsite in Yosemite. The bird checks out the entire car, pecking at the metal and glass as it moves from the passenger side to the front of the car and then on to the driver’s side.
You can hear an amused yet nervous man’s voice in the background: “What are you doing to my car? You better not crack my glass. Nope..Hey! What are you doing?!” In the end, the woodpecker decides a tree is more interesting.
A servo motor has a rotating shaft that can be controlled to rotate to a specified angle. They’e used in a lot of industrial applications, and also in hobby electronics to control robots and remote control models. This video does a good job of explaining how servos work. It also goes into using Arduino to drive multiple servos.
A couple in Syracuse, New York have a 30-year-old son, Michael Rotondo, who is an unwanted guest in their house. He doesn’t pay rent or any house expenses, he doesn’t help out with the house chores, and he won’t respond to five written requests from his parents to please move the fuck out already. They’ve even offered to help him out as he gets his new start, but he won’t budge. So, at their wits’ end, the parents are suing the boy.
And it sounds like the millennial isn’t just stubborn, he’s a snot about it too.
According to Mashable, he responded to the parents’ reasons for suing (not doing chores or paying rent) with: “Under this legal reasoning, my parents probably should have sued me when I was a kid.”
They will all go to court later this month, about seven weeks before Mikey’s 31st birthday.
Image: Martin Taras. – DVD “Super Clásicos Infantiles”., Public Domain, Link
The updated version of the app offers a newly designed sidebar, meant to make it easier to find your passwords and move them between different groups. Theres also the option to pop out specific passwords in hovering windows for fields like iTunes that 1Password cant automatically populate on its own, which is a handy new feature. Additionally, the Safari extension is now built directly into the app, so its one less thing to manage. 1Password also now integrates with the Have I Been Pwned? database to help figure out if your passwords have been compromised.