This is a video of a woman letting a large relatively harmless-to-humans golden silk orb-weaver spider crawl all over her face while relocating it to a “more appropriate location,” which a lot of people might consider the bottom of a shoe prior to being scraped into a trashcan. Not me though, I am a SPIDER LOVER. It’s just one of the things that makes me, me. Like having a wonky eye or being bad at everything.
Keep going for the video, but maybe not if spiders give you the creeps.
Source: Just A Woman Letting A Giant Spider Crawl Across Her Face
Did you watch the new Star Trek: Discovery last night? I meant to but I forgot because I’m forgetful and I forget things. I had set a reminder on my phone but it only read ‘STD’ and I panicked. Anyway, this is the title sequence for the new series. Do you like it? Do you love it? Do you– “Want some more of it?” Okay, Tim McGraw, I was going to say hate, but whatever. How does it make you feel? I want to know. Please tell me in great detail. “Well–” Okay, that’s enough. Jesus, I wasn’t asking for a novel.
Keep going for the video.
Source: The New Star Trek: Discovery's Main Title Sequence
This is Corp Gear, a series of famous corporate brand logos that have been weaponized in real life by artist Tom Galle (previously: his MacBook selfie stick). So far he’s got a Nike swoosh knife, McDonald’s golden arches brass knuckles, a Mercedes Benz three-point throwing star, and a Facebook ‘f’ crowbar. If you could only pick one in a fight, which one would you choose? I think I’d pick the crowbar to increase my reach. After all, it always worked for Gordon Freeman in Half-Life. Although, granted, maybe not well enough to warrant a Half-Life 3. “Vaporware.” We should try to huff it.
Keep going for the rest.
Source: Artist Creates Weaponized Versions Of Famous Brand Logos In Real Life
HTC on Friday basically sold a huge portion of itself to Google, which is clearly hoping to use the company’s talent for hardware in its own push for self-branded devices. It’s the end of an era for a major company that has been a friend to Google and Android for a decade — perfect timing for a little retrospective on HTC’s many and varied devices. Seeing these all at… Read More
Source: A history of HTC in 12 devices
This is a video of Jonesboro, Arkansas dentist JS Abernathy’s ‘Laser Dentistry Star Wars Spoof’. It uses superimposed clips from the rebel briefing and attack on the Death Star from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to explain Abernathy’s new laser dentistry techniques. It’s weird, I never thought I’d ever consider driving 1,800 miles for a root canal before, yet here we are.
Keep going for the video. Also, you think he has cardboard Star Wars character cutouts in his waiting room? “And an x-wing and TIE fighter battle on the ceiling above the dental chair.” Yes!
Source: Oh Wow: Small Town Dentist's Star Wars Laser Dentistry Commercial
This is a video (as well as a Bill Nye The Science Guy theme song remix) of Bill Nye entering a Las Vegas elevator where a group of bikini-clad girls are trying to capture a Snapchat of themselves twerking. Apparently Bill was very cordial and even asked if the girls wanted to take pictures, despite the fact he just realized that all his previous sciencing was for nothing and the future of humanity is doomed.
Keep going for the videos while I stand on my desk and twerk it to dust.
Source: Video Of Bill Nye Walking In On A Group Of Bikini-Clad Girls Twerking In A Las Vegas Elevator
These are a bunch of shots of the giant pacific octopus carved by Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, Washington into a large piece of fallen redwood. Jeffrey used a chainsaw to cut the rough shape of the octopus, then a bunch of smaller power carvers to add all the details (“Just four hundred more suckers to go!”). Great job, Jeffrey, you have a much more creative eye than I do. If I had a nickel for every time I saw a fallen tree and thought to myself, “Now that would make a great octopus,” I’d only need five more, then somebody willing to trade five nickels for a quarter, to buy a small handful of Runts from a candy machine at the mall.
Keep going for a pictorial of the process including a pretty nice reflection shot.
Source: Man Carves Giant Pacific Octopus From Fallen Redwood
This is the Exhale Chandelier, an algae-filled chandelier created by London designer and biochemical technology researcher Julian Melchiorri. The eco-friendly chandelier is supposed to convert CO2 to oxygen to help save the earth. *shrug* I guess every little bit helps. “We’re doomed.” Oh that’s a fact.
The final prototype in a special bionic-leaf format (that is a product of years of painstaking effort), makes use of the basic principles of photosynthesis for converting CO2 into oxygen. The designer’s artificial leaf system stores live algae between glass structures that can further be configured into various forms and shapes for versatility.
Interesting. I’m not entirely sure how much CO2 the chandelier is capable of converting into oxygen, or how it even works if the glass leaves are sealed. Maybe they’re not? Then wouldn’t the water inside evaporate? Maybe oxygen and CO2 can pass through the glass? Hell if I know, I’m just a guy who always gets chlorophyll and chloroform confused and regularly passes out taking my supplements in the morning.
Keep going for several more shots.
Source: A Chandelier Filled With Algae That's Supposed To Help Improve Air Quality
This is a video of a flamethrowing drone employed by power line maintenance workers in Xianyang, China, burning a 40-foot piece of nylon netting that had gotten wrapped around an ultra high voltage (UHV) power line and was affecting the line’s performance (previously: photos of power companies in China doing the same thing). Some more info while I run to AutoZone for a funnel. “Buttchugging coffee?” Everybody deals with Mondays in their own way.
In the morning, our inspector found a foreign matter on the line. Through investigation, the nylon net was brought by strong wind, and severely affected the line’s safe operation. We’ll use a drone to deal with the emergency to ensure safety,” said Feng Qi, head of Xianning power line maintenance station, Hubei power transmission and transformation project company.
Workers flew the flame-throwing drone towards the net, spitting fire at about four to five meters away from the nylon net and burnt it to the ground. In ten minutes, the power line resumed its normal operation.
So like, what happens if you fly a drone INTO a power line? Is that bad news? Because I hate bad news, and I’ve already gotten my fair share this morning and it isn’t even 10AM. “AutoZone was out of funnels?” Apparently a lot more people deal with Mondays the same way than I had expected.
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Source: Video Of A Flamethrowing Drone Burning A 40-Foot Piece Of Netting Stuck On A Powerline
Is restoring from backup really the better than prevention?
Source: A quarter of local UK councils have fallen victim to ransomware