|Leda Petit by Jocelen Janon|
You can buy a print of the photo here. It's a couple of bucks, but then it's a heck of picture.
|Leda Petit by Jocelen Janon|
|Partial Solution to Eternity 2 Puzzle|
|Introduction To Solid State Physics by Charles Kittel|
|Michigan State Police, 1950 Ford|
To close, here's a hot tip from the Indiana State Police: "Do not tiptoe up behind an officer at a roadblock and tap him or her on the shoulder!" (Entire class laughs.) "No, this really happens, and more than you'd think. You don't know what that officer was just doing, helping pull a mangled body out of a car wreck, looking for an armed suspect -- they are making split-second decisions." The other officer added, "And please, for your sake -- can I borrow this smartphone? -- do not be doing this." He'd palmed the phone and put his hand behind his right hip; as he said "this," he brought his hand back into sight just above his holster and smoothly upward, and many of us flinched: it looked for all the world as if he was drawing his sidearm. An effective lesson.
|Thera-Band Professional Exercise Ball|
|20 oz carpenter's framing hammer|
|Seamstress's tape measure|
|Google calculates circumference|
|Small Foot Pump|
|Nigerian 419 Scam|
I learned something. It's always surprised me how phishing scams often contain mispelled words, capitals in the wrong places, grammatical errors etc. "How," I asked myself, "could someone go to the effort to construct this fake email, website, and/or story, and not know how to spell? Or not be bothered to get the spelling right?" And I would go on my way with a sneering sense of superiority for having identified a weak scam perpetrated by idiots.
Turns out, according to one theory, that the mistakes are deliberately put there to filter out people who are too smart to fall for a scam. Educated people turn out to be difficult marks, so their letter from the chairman of Citibank contains a few "aint's" and weirdly capitalized random words. This filters out all but the most gullible.
This makes sense, but now I feel foolish for mis-diagnosing what I was seeing. The scammers aren't stupid -- indeed I was too stupid to see what they were doing. It's been bothering me.
And now this guy make a case that this is what Donald Trump is pulling -- he's deliberately being obnoxious and saying ignorant things to attract the bottom of the barrel.
Seems like a valid and very effective business strategy. Possibly even a life strategy.
|Kerr Wide Mouth Mason Jar|
|Company History from Lehman Brothers|
Alexander H. Kerr founded the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp., the company famous for its mason jars for home canning, in Portland, Ore., in 1903 and moved it to Los Angeles in 1920. He died in 1925, and his wife, Ruth Kerr, ran the business until her death in 1967.More info about Kerr from Glass Bottle Marks :
|The K-25 gaseous diffusion plant: the single largest and most expensive Manhattan Project site.|
|Expenditures for the Manhattan Project sites, through the end of 1945|
|Ceramika Bona H0676H Polish Pottery Ceramic Colander Hand Painted, 9-Inch|
|Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones|
|Gangs of New York |
takes place in New York City during the Civil War. Its plot concerns the war between Irish and nativist gangs for control of lower Manhattan. Both lose, leading to the rise of Tammany Hall, whose innovative manner of conflict resolution laid the foundation for modern New York. The ward heelers replace the warlords and the rigid identities of immigrant and nativist are dissolved. That’s how New York was tamed.
|1952 Demonstrating the dexterity of a remote manipulator.|
|DARPA's BEBIONIC3 Prosthetic Hand|
|Ezekiel 4:9 Bread|
|Toshiba Chromebook 13.3-inch|
Federal Law on Transportation of FirearmsSince SUV's don't have a trunk, the guns were probably lying in the back in plain view of anyone peeking in the windows.
A provision of federal law serves as a defense to state or local laws which would prohibit the passage of persons with firearms in interstate travel.
Notwithstanding any state or local law, a person shall be entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he may lawfully possess and transport such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and transport such firearms if the firearm is unloaded and in the trunk. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Necessary stops, e.g., gasoline and rest, seem permissible.
|Illustration by Zohar Lazar|
Margaret Atwood on Japanese Hostess Clubs By Jennifer Vineyard May 22, 2014
I was in Japan, and a Japanese friend was showing me around the nightclub area. There was one nightclub with very pretty girls, most of them blonde, and they looked very Barbie indeed. So I said, “Are these prostitutes? Are these call girls?” “No, no, no, nothing like that.” “What is it?” “Well, you go in, and they’re very nice to you. They’re polite to you, they listen to you, they laugh at your jokes. And it’s very expensive.” “Oh.” There was another nightclub with extremely good-looking young men. And I said, “Is this a gay place?” “No, no, no, nothing like that.” “What is it?” “It’s for women. You go in, and they’re very nice to you. They pour your Champagne and they light your cigarette and they give you a rose, and they listen to you talk and they respect your opinions. And it’s very expensive.” So this is acting out your fantasy of being well-treated in a romantic situation. It’s not about sex. It’s not prostitution. Just plain bare-naked sex is not the only motivator. Unless you’re completely delusional, you know perfectly well that you’re dressing up. It’s playing a part. Having a crush is like that. It’s an escape from reality. Take Twilight. They do settle down and have a little vampire sex, but at that moment, it gets boring.
|Britten V1000 Model Kit, prepped for painting.|