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City of Drones by FIELD.io + Liam Young

via @ethel_barona. Just click the link and try it for a minute. It’s super weird.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in front of the harbor of Isola del Giglio, Italy, after it was refloated using air tanks attached to its sides. The ship’s final journey for scrapping in the port of Genoa in northwest Italy is set to take four days.
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That massive fucking ship was turned over, 2/3 underwater, on rocks, on a drop off into the fucking ocean. Now look at it. Engineering is crazy.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in front of the harbor of Isola del Giglio, Italy, after it was refloated using air tanks attached to its sides. The ship’s final journey for scrapping in the port of Genoa in northwest Italy is set to take four days.

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That massive fucking ship was turned over, 2/3 underwater, on rocks, on a drop off into the fucking ocean. Now look at it. Engineering is crazy.

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Burning Man next plz. It’s that easy.

(via 3liza)

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"By speeding up Morse code using an audio tape recorder (this is an obsolete method), or using a computer and digital modes such as JT6M or FSK441, very short high speed bursts of digital data can be bounced off the ionized gas trail of meteor showers. The speed required to confirm a two way contact via a short lived ionized meteor trail can only be performed by fast computers on both ends with very little human interaction. One computer will send a request for contact and if successfully received by a distant station, a reply will be sent by the receiving stations computer usually via the same ionized meteor trail to confirm the contact. If nothing is received after the request, a new request is transmitted. This continues until a reply is received to confirm the contact or until no contact can be made and no new requests are sent. Using this high speed digital mode, a full two way contact, can be completed in one second or less and can only be validated using a computer. Depending on the intensity of the ionized meteor trail, multiple contacts from multiple stations can be made off the same trail until it dissipates and can no longer reflect VHF signals with sufficient strength."

2-meter band

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The Weird Shift CCTV selfie station was being delightfully weird

(Source: vintage0violence)

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worsethandetroit:

 THE HIDDEN INFRASTRUCTURE / INFRAECONOMY OF JOB ‘THREAT’ BILLBOARDS

Now let’s follow this down a rabbit-hole to the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) … and into the shadowy world of Front Groups.
EPI is an odious US lobbying company, an umbrella for a series of hit-n-run front-groups, that is run by Rick Berman, the self-styled “Dr. Evil,” “Conservative Weapon of Mass Destruction” and “Astroturf Kingpin” - a man who has grown fat and bald on the money these companies recieve to lobby against Healthcare, minimum wage increases, etc. The EPI is like corporate ‘cloud’ - nebulous, a business barely present in the physical world; it doesn’t have offices or employees - it “shares office space with Berman & Company on a cost pass-through basis” - makes millions from its clients, yet is registered as tax-exempt organisation and passes itself off as a ‘non-profit’ organisation.
It has much in common with the Infrastructural targets of #Stacktivism - a network of tenuous, teflon-coated companies, websites and IRS-reflective cash-conduits; an intangible organisational infrastructure that refuses to be concretised, it’s only solid-world front-end a series of billboards and adverts designed to seed fear amongst low-paid workers and those without health insurance. Its tangled web of influence and barely-visible cash-flows make it the ideal target for an open-journalism compaign.


if they could replace workers with iPads, they’d do it already, no matter how low the minimum wage is. Remember, they need you, or they wouldn’t give you anything at all.

worsethandetroit:

THE HIDDEN INFRASTRUCTURE / INFRAECONOMY OF JOB ‘THREAT’ BILLBOARDS

Now let’s follow this down a rabbit-hole to the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) … and into the shadowy world of Front Groups.

EPI is an odious US lobbying company, an umbrella for a series of hit-n-run front-groups, that is run by Rick Berman, the self-styled “Dr. Evil,” “Conservative Weapon of Mass Destruction” and “Astroturf Kingpin” - a man who has grown fat and bald on the money these companies recieve to lobby against Healthcare, minimum wage increases, etc. The EPI is like corporate ‘cloud’ - nebulous, a business barely present in the physical world; it doesn’t have offices or employees - it “shares office space with Berman & Company on a cost pass-through basis” - makes millions from its clients, yet is registered as tax-exempt organisation and passes itself off as a ‘non-profit’ organisation.

It has much in common with the Infrastructural targets of #Stacktivism - a network of tenuous, teflon-coated companies, websites and IRS-reflective cash-conduits; an intangible organisational infrastructure that refuses to be concretised, it’s only solid-world front-end a series of billboards and adverts designed to seed fear amongst low-paid workers and those without health insurance. Its tangled web of influence and barely-visible cash-flows make it the ideal target for an open-journalism compaign.

if they could replace workers with iPads, they’d do it already, no matter how low the minimum wage is. Remember, they need you, or they wouldn’t give you anything at all.

(via neural-entropy)

(Source: faeires, via iconomancy)

Finally, what shall we think about those witches who somehow take members in large numbers—twenty or thirty—and shut them up together in a birds’ nest or some box, where they move about like living members, eating oats or other feed? This has been seen by many and is a matter of common talk. One should say that it is all brought about by the devil’s work and illusion. The senses of the witnesses are deceived in we have mentioned above.
A man reported that he had lost his member and approached a certain witch in order to restore his health. She told the sick man to climb a particular tree where there was a nest containing many members, and allowed him to take any one he liked. When he tried to take a big one, the witch said you may not take that one, adding, because it belonged to a parish priest. (Malleus Maleficarum Part II, Question 1, Chapter 7)

Finally, what shall we think about those witches who somehow take members in large numbers—twenty or thirty—and shut them up together in a birds’ nest or some box, where they move about like living members, eating oats or other feed? This has been seen by many and is a matter of common talk. One should say that it is all brought about by the devil’s work and illusion. The senses of the witnesses are deceived in we have mentioned above.

A man reported that he had lost his member and approached a certain witch in order to restore his health. She told the sick man to climb a particular tree where there was a nest containing many members, and allowed him to take any one he liked. When he tried to take a big one, the witch said you may not take that one, adding, because it belonged to a parish priest. (Malleus Maleficarum Part II, Question 1, Chapter 7)

(Source: foie, via 3liza)