Wednesday, December 31, 2014
From the full plot:
On the Enterprise, the unknown probe has been brought aboard and is being studied by Chekov and a team of engineers. They're perplexed by the technology as it is both incredibly advanced and apparently very old. Switching scan modes on his tricorder, Chekov triggers the probe's reactivation protocol and it snaps to life, killing several crew members in a matter of moments. Chekov is able to narrowly escape death but the probe, now having sprouted mechanical legs, rips open the door and escapes into the corridor.
As the probe tears through the Enterprise, crew members are scrambling to get out of its way. With razor sharp manipulator arms, it cuts through bulkheads (and unfortunate crewmen) like paper. Security teams are unable to stop it from reaching its goal: the Enterprise computer core. With the probe interfacing with the core and now protected by a forcefield, the Enterprise leaves orbit and jumps into warp for parts unknown.
Labels: star trek
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
What's a 27-letter word for "Corn"? pic.twitter.com/lAyu5kKAEC
— Aaron Fullerton (@AaronFullerton) August 22, 2014
My mom would wake up early just to cut the crust off my sandwiches for lunch. She knew the crust was my favorite part. She hated me so much.
— Shane Murphy (@Shanehasabeard) January 20, 2014
Well it took forever but I just paid the pizza guy entirely with the quarters I found behind his ears.
— Nathan Buckley (@duplicitron) July 17, 2014
"That gap in my work history? Oh I quit to pursue American Ninja Warrior full time." -every American Ninja Warrior contestant, 1 year later.
— Emily V Gordon (@thegynomite) July 29, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
"If you've ever stopped to charge your cell phone in a Metro station, you should know that Metro considers that stealing and it's not okay with them. "
Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales confirmed to KPCC that three people have been arrested and charged with theft of utilities for doing just that.
Update, 1:45 p.m.: Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is also Metro Board Chair, has told Metro to stop arresting people for charging their phones
There was some ice to break so the 20m cross took ~15 minutes and we got to the island around 3:30 PM.
South side had a fire pit and a small shed. The shed contained the MASSIVE safe (as you can see). I was screaming, it was awesome.
Searched the rest of the island and tried to take pictures of anything not natural.
Labels: cards against humanity
You have never felt true embarrassment until you're 9 months deep in someone's tweets and accidentally favorite one of them.
— Shakeel Rashad (@shak_inabox) March 16, 2014
Lol I appreciate the love but that's not me. RT @j__baz: Ran into @ArianFoster at Pub Fiction last night! ... pic.twitter.com/FoViIxzCmF
— Feeno (@ArianFoster) April 6, 2014
Everyone informing me my zipper was down, yes I know I broke it in the bullpen and had to throw 6 innings with my fly undone
— Jake Thompson (@jthomp15) August 27, 2014
Sunday Funday! pic.twitter.com/whIo3fjLWm
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) August 24, 2014
A long list assembled by The Cauldron.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Headed to the game tonight? Stop by and see Duncan's Punisher car located outside section 107 near the fan shop! pic.twitter.com/I5oXhBGOds
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 19, 2014
Tim Duncan posing w/ a Punisher impersonator in front of a Punisher-themed car is perfect: http://t.co/4DSRt3yeHS pic.twitter.com/y6rer44wUj
— AP (@Ananth_Pandian) October 27, 2014
Tim Duncan has a Punisher-themed car. pic.twitter.com/ZGfOLmEAQT
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 26, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Terrifying in the exact same way as Bob.
The reason for the shutdown: The new tower — called the A-3 test stand — was useless. Just as expected. The rocket program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.
But, at first, cautious NASA bureaucrats didn’t want to stop the construction on their own authority. And then Congress — at the urging of a senator from Mississippi — swooped in and ordered the agency to finish the tower, no matter what.
The result was that NASA spent four more years building something it didn’t need. Now, the agency will spend about $700,000 a year to maintain it in disuse.
The NY Times has a lengthy excerpt from Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!. For example, when Yahoo employees grew upset at a performance review system:
As concerns with Q.P.R.s escalated, employees asked if an entire F.Y.I. could be devoted to anonymous questions on the topic. One November afternoon, Mayer took the stage at URL’s as hundreds of Yahoo employees packed the cafeteria. Mayer explained that she had sifted through the various questions on the internal network, but she wanted to begin instead with something else. Mayer composed herself and began reading from a book, “Bobbie Had a Nickel,” about a little boy who gets a nickel and considers all the ways he can spend it.
“Bobbie had a nickel all his very own,” Mayer read. “Should he buy some candy or an ice cream cone?”
Mayer paused to show everyone the illustrations of a little boy in red hair and blue shorts choosing between ice cream and candy. “Should he buy a bubble pipe?” she continued. “Or a boat of wood?” At the end of the book, Bobby decides to spend his nickel on a carousel ride. Mayer would later explain that the book symbolized how much she valued her roving experiences thus far at Yahoo. But few in the room seemed to understand the connection. By the time she closed the book, URL’s had gone completely silent.
Labels: dumb move
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The good news is that we're wasting less money on pennies and nickels.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Forbidden Island is perfect for when you want to play a board game with your kids and don't want to risk a meltdown when someone loses. Here, everyone works together to locate four treasures and then reach the helicopter before the island sinks. $18 at Amazon.
Friday, December 12, 2014
This year, we had small performances that our participant, Rick Moody, was invited to every week for two months before the main weekend, preparing him for that day when all the threads would come back together. Some he knew were happening; others he did not, and those happened around him, with or without him noticing. Things were fed into his life over time: a children’s book written for his daughter was given to him, a fake New York Times review of that book was emailed to him by a friend, pieces of music composed by Travis Weller were left playing for him in a space we called the Cloister, where we asked him to go weekly to interact with installations that we created. Then there were two major moments. At the end of August, I met him in a park and a car picked us up. He didn’t know where we were going until we arrived at LaGuardia Airport, at which point I opened the trunk and pulled out his suitcase. Inside was his passport, and upon inserting it into the ticket machine, he discovered that he was flying to Regina, Saskatchewan. There we created for him a very specific aesthetic experience with a cellist playing the same music from the Cloister in a field. That was all before the culminating weekend of experiences.That performance extended over three months.
Labels: alternate reality
The stars of Wolf Hall, the BBC’s new period drama based on the novels of Hilary Mantel, have disclosed they have been issued with “smaller”-than average codpieces, out of respect for viewers' sensibilities.
Mark Rylance, who stars as Thomas Cromwell in the forthcoming BBC series, said programme-makers had decided on “very small codpieces” which had to be “tucked away”.
He suggested allowances had been made amid concerns about the taste of modern audiences, particularly in America, who “may not know exactly what’s going on down there”.Now what would make them think that?