These are always fun lists. I’ve seen 47 of these films. It’s going to rain all weekend here so it looks like I’ll have plenty of great movies to watch.
This is a really interesting thought experiment. Who do you think will be the single most remembered “rock star” 300 years from now? Chuck Klosterman’s guess might surprise you.
While I’ll miss the previous hosts, I’m very interested to see if the BBC manages to capture at least the spirit of the previous version or whether they will go in a completely new, different, better direction.
This is a really interesting read. I still won’t give up my motorcycle for a (semi) autonomous car but this description of a long trip while letting the Tesla take care of a lot of the driving shows you what the future will hold.
These are some very strange lenses but, if you are a victim of Lens Envy, they might scratch that itch. If nothing else, you’ll have some interesting photographic conversation pieces.
I’m sorry but I’d park the car, sell it and move to France.
Someone hand me a tissue. I think I’ve got something in my eye.
First of all, I’m embarrassed that the idiots who did this were Canadian. Secondly, if you have to go out in the woods (and I don’t recommend it), please be aware you are the visitor/intruder and leave it the same way you found it. That includes not physically interacting with the animals you come across.
This is insanely cool. Not cool enough that I’d want to try it but still pretty cool.
While I’m not as afflicted as the story’s writer, I have many of the same issues. When I say/type the word “cube”, the vast majority of you will see a three-dimensional cube in your mind’s eye. I don’t have a mind’s eye. I see the actual word “cube”. It’s the only way I can visualize it. It’s probably why I have such an incredibly bad sense of direction. I can’t visualize the three-dimensionality of geography and place myself spatially. Maps mean nothing to me because I can’t imagine my place in the in the 3D space.
First spotted in a tweet by Arik Hesseldahl, this story, while not unexpected, still makes me sad. Tekserve is one of the few remaining cool, old school, Mac retail stores. They had a fabulous vibe, true nerds behind the counter, a great location and wonderful staff and ownership. While they will stick around, their retail location will be missed.
I love this kind of photography and would love to attempt it someday myself but it can be quite an involved and sometimes complicated process. Thanks very much to @varunorcv for the link.
Good to see Fleishman getting to the bottom of this but very annoying that Apple instituted this new procedure without letting the user know. Many of us have been confused and/or annoyed by this for months.
From the user point of view, Apple’s attempts at these kinds of services can be very frustrating. But there may be a deeper, “corporate DNA” reason for the issues Apple has.
As more of us trust “crowd-sourced” reviews over individual writers, there’s value in gaming those reviews. Here’s a good primer on how to spot the fakes.
I’ve always had a fascination with maps and globes, even though I can’t read a roadmap to save my life. I’d love to own one of these art objects.
The story is a bit misleading – there’s no actual information on how the tulip was engineered – but it’s still a great story about the remarkable affection and friendship the Dutch have for and with Canada. You can see the Canada150 tulip at the Canadian Tulip Festival this weekend in Ottawa and buy it for your own home garden at Home Hardware stores this September.
As you can see, we’re big fans of marble and complicated machinery videos here at The Loop (check out Dave Mark’s “The amazing Marble Mountain machine” post from earlier today). While this one isn’t a continuous shot video (so it doesn’t qualify as “Rube Goldberg-esque”), it’s still fascinating to watch and imagine the ingenuity of the creator to come up with the tricks shown.
If you are a fan of baseball, you owe it to yourself to listen (you don’t even have to watch) Dodgers games that Vin Scully is broadcasting. If you are a podcaster, listen to how Scully does his job. Listen to his cadence and the way he uses his voice. I’m not even a Dodgers fan but I will often listen to their games just to hear the sound of Scully’s voice and marvel at how he can talk almost constantly for the entire game and be entertaining the whole time.
What an incredibly clever kid. I think at 15, I was still learning to tie my sneakers properly.
The D&D nerds out there (a group I am proud to be part of) are undoubtedly trying to figure out a way to use these. If nothing else, at only $12 each, I’d buy a couple just to add to my dice collection.
I’m a big fan of Adobe’s Lightroom but these online tools can do a lot of what desktop apps do.
Is it just me or does this seem less “patriotic” and more “weird and pandering” to anyone else?
Great news for my fellow Canadians.
I love this guy’s videos.
As a Nova Scotianer, I’d love to be buried at sea off the coast of my home province. After all the food the ocean has provided me (I’ve eaten hundreds of pounds of lobster), I think it’s only fair I feed the little fishies right back.
As a stutterer myself, there is some great advice in this piece if you know anyone who has a stutter. Patience is the key.
I’ve only ever seen skywriting once, when I was a kid, and I distinctly remember being utterly fascinated by it and driving my father nuts with questions.
I’ve never heard of an electret microphone but this is a fascinating story.
In honor of the NHL playoffs on now (I’m halfheartedly cheering for Nashville and Pittsburgh – both cities I used to live in), this is a really interesting back story of one of the greatest action photos ever taken.