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A zen guide to CSS via a single form HTML page.

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Popular mechanics, an intro into the world of political mechanics.

5 Best Karaoke Machines in 2022 - Karaoke Machine Recommendations - Popular Mechanics

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5 Best Karaoke Machines in 2022 - Karaoke Machine Recommendations  Popular Mechanics

Best Hisense TVs | 7 Best TVs from Hisense - Popular Mechanics

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Best Hisense TVs | 7 Best TVs from Hisense  Popular Mechanics

7 Best Kids' Toy Storage in 2022 - Storage Bins for Toys - Popular Mechanics

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7 Best Kids' Toy Storage in 2022 - Storage Bins for Toys  Popular Mechanics

Done With Today's Wordle? Try These 10 Online Word Games Next. - Popular Mechanics

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Best Cloud Gaming Services 2022 | Cloud Gaming Reviews - Popular Mechanics

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Best Cloud Gaming Services 2022 | Cloud Gaming Reviews  Popular Mechanics

Flex FX2131A-1C Circular Saw Review | Best Circular Saws 2022 - Popular Mechanics

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Flex FX2131A-1C Circular Saw Review | Best Circular Saws 2022  Popular Mechanics

The 7 Best Outdoor Doormats in 2022 - Outside Doormats - Popular Mechanics

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The 7 Best Outdoor Doormats in 2022 - Outside Doormats  Popular Mechanics

Making The Most of Your AWD Car | All-Wheel-Drive - Popular Mechanics

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Making The Most of Your AWD Car | All-Wheel-Drive  Popular Mechanics

The U.S. and Japan Are Teaming Up to Combat Chinese Hypersonic Weapons - Popular Mechanics

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The U.S. and Japan Are Teaming Up to Combat Chinese Hypersonic Weapons  Popular Mechanics

9 Best Cheap Washing Machines in 2022 - Affordable Washing Machines - Popular Mechanics

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9 Best Cheap Washing Machines in 2022 - Affordable Washing Machines  Popular Mechanics

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A 3D showcase & community to inspire more 3D creations.

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Art, design, photography and more!

Have Your Bread and Read By It Too: PAMPSHADE Turns Leftover Loaves into Offbeat Lamps

19 January 2022 @ 9:25 pm

Yukiko Morita works against the grain with her collection of bread-based home goods. The baker-turned-designer launched PAMPSHADE back in 2016 after nearly a decade of experimenting with the doughy material, and today, the brand creates a variety of quirky, functional objects, including croissant nightlights, baguette chandeliers, and naan timepieces that appear to be the leavened counterpart to Salvador Dalí’s melting clocks. Each design utilizes leftover pastries and loaves sourced from nearby retailers that are then treated with antiseptic and a mildew-deterrent and hollowed out to fit an LED light. More

Diminutive Figures Traverse Vibrant, Post-Climate Disaster Environments by Seonna Hong

19 January 2022 @ 4:55 pm

In Late Bloomer, Los Angeles-based artist Seonna Hong wades into landscapes filled with amorphous swatches of color and marred by climate disaster. Her acrylic, oil, and pastel works are on view through February 5 at Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles in an introspective solo show that considers her place in an ever-evolving world. Set against abstract, blurred backdrops, Hong’s distinctly rendered animals and anonymous subjects navigate distorted terrains of once-familiar architecture and natural landmarks. More

Hundreds of Tiny Patchwork Bubbles Form a Colorful Geometric Quilt

19 January 2022 @ 3:21 pm

What began as an early pandemic project designed to use up scrap fabric has resulted in an ingeniously designed field of color and geometries. “Tiny Bubbles” is a kaleidoscopic work by Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts in Sequim, Washington, that’s comprised of hundreds of curved pieces stitched into an abstract, variegated pattern of tiny rounds nestling into larger forms. In total, the sewn work utilizes 1,320 individual pieces and took more than a year to complete. More

Inscribed Lace Patterns Defy Expectations in Cal Lane’s Plasma-Cut Steel Tools and Industrial Objects

18 January 2022 @ 10:14 pm

Using car hoods, shovels, and oil drums as her base, Canadian artist Cal Lane cuts generic lace motifs found on the shelves of mass-market retailers. Her quotidian designs adorn tools and commodities typically associated with masculinity, warping both assumptions about gender and the limits of construction and craft. “I am more interested in the dialog between the object and the image, not so much the lace pattern specifically. I didn’t want the work to necessarily be decorative but to be about decoration and the relationship we have with it,” she shares. More

Introducing London Art & Culture, A Weekly Newsletter Curating Events Around the City

18 January 2022 @ 7:24 pm

We’re launching London Art & Culture, a new weekly roundup of exhibition openings, artists talks, and other fun events occurring around the city. Similar to our edition focused on Chicago, we’ll share a short list of three to five happenings each Thursday that fall in the realm of art, design, and visual culture. We’ll also include news about our partnerships and words from our friends all over the U.K.  Sign up here. If you have an event you’d like us to consider or are interested in sponsoring this newsletter, submit your idea to [email protected] More

Human Minds Burst into Splashes of Color in Surreal Digital Illustrations by Carolina Rodríguez Fuenmayor

18 January 2022 @ 5:01 pm

Bogotá-based illustrator Carolina Rodríguez Fuenmayor draws portraits and intimate scenarios brimming with surreal elements and spots of color. In her digital pieces, Rodríguez Fuenmayor tends to obscure subjects’ faces with bright bursts, masses of florals, and whirlpool-like ripples that cloud their minds and explode into their surroundings. The vivid illustrations peek into the workings of the human psyche and the idiosyncratic commotion it produces. “I wouldn’t say that there’s a particular feeling I’m focused on,” she shares. More

Shipping Containers and Intersecting Lines Clutter Landscapes in Mary Iverson’s Paintings on Globalization

18 January 2022 @ 2:57 pm

Latticed lines and brightly colored boxes overlay the chaotically transformed landscapes by Mary Iverson (previously). Based in Seattle, the artist uses a combination of oil and acrylic paints, ink, and found photographs to render shockingly prescient scenes blighted by globalization and environmental disaster: barges and shipping containers float in the sea and haphazardly occupy beaches, with their contents sometimes spilling out onto the surrounding area. The largely natural scenes and the clean, angled lines and geometric forms clash in Iverson’s superimposed works in a manner that evokes the competition of industry. More

Kaleidoscopic Patterns Coil Around Miniature Snakes Exquisitely Cast in Glass

14 January 2022 @ 9:14 pm

Intricate linework and trippy, geometric motifs flow through the minuscule glass-blown serpents by Ryan Eicher. The Maryland-based artist casts smooth, colorful gradients, rainbow stripes, thin parallel bands, and intersecting helices within the snakes’ coiled bodies, a challenge considering the structure of the patterns shifts as he shapes the forms. Each miniature creature stretches only a few millimeters wide, and many of Eicher’s most recent pieces feature a mishmash of lines and shapes created with artists like Future Glass and Emerson, among others. More

‘The House’ Is a Mysterious Animated Trilogy Following Three Generations of Stop-Motion Characters

14 January 2022 @ 6:06 pm

A destitute family, an uneasy property developer, and an unrealistic landlady clinging to the past all find themselves grappling with control when they inhabit The House. The mysterious dwelling is the titular character of Netflix’s new three-part series that brings some of the most promising names of stop-motion animation to the major television platform. Created at Nexus Studios, the dark comedy is a collaboration between Emma de Swaef and Marc Roels (previously), Niki Lindroth von Bahr, and Paloma Baeza, who each creat

Teeming with Leaves and Grasses, Oil Paintings Cloaked in Lush Foliage Evoke the Forest Floor

14 January 2022 @ 3:21 pm

Thick foliage in shades of green sprout from every inch of JA Paunkovic’s canvases. The Serbian husband-and-wife duo of Jelena and Aleksandar render luxuriant scenes brimming with realistic plant life. Patches of verdant grasses, shrubs, and flowering specimens sprawl across the oil-based works, which mimic the lush patches of vegetation that the pair encounters while hiking.  “Visiting (a) new environment becomes material that will later serve us in the studio as a sketch for a new painting,” Jelena shares. More

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A mindful blog for mindful people.

Tips on Finding the Best Academic Assignments Help Online

28 December 2021 @ 9:27 am

Assignments are part of the daily life of every student. Many of these academics are fine with handling the pressure of writing assignments on a routine basis but for some, it is a very difficult and tedious job to do these papers. Along with regular online classes and preparing for examinations, when they need to… The post Tips on Finding the Best Academic Assignments Help Online appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Incredible Cycling Routes That Should Be On Your Checklist

24 December 2021 @ 7:49 am

Nothing beats the charm of a long and thrilling cycle ride. The chill you experience every time waves of cool wind hit you cannot be found anywhere else.  Once you set off on the road surrounded by mind-blowing and beautiful nature, you start loving every mile of the trip. This is why, they say, it… The post Incredible Cycling Routes That Should Be On Your Checklist appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

A Guide to Drug Rehab: What You Get and How Much It Costs

22 December 2021 @ 10:17 am

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, then it’s important to understand the different levels of care that are available. We’re going to take a look at what drug rehab entails and how much it costs so that you can make an informed decision about where to go for help. What is… The post A Guide to Drug Rehab: What You Get and How Much It Costs appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

22 December 2021 @ 10:00 am

Mental health and substance abuse are often linked together. This is because addiction often occurs in people who suffer from mental disorders. In fact, over half of the people who are checked into rehab for addiction meet the criteria for mental illness diagnoses. Dual diagnosis treatment can help patients suffering from both problems. This blog… The post Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

3 Reasons why Temporary Wallpaper is a Great Choice for Tiny Homes

20 December 2021 @ 9:48 am

Picking wallpaper for your house is made such a great deal more straightforward now. There are a wide range of unlimited designs accessible having rich getting done and they can be installed easily. At whatever point you feel like you want to rearrange and have another plan in your tiny home, temporary wallpapers are exactly… The post 3 Reasons why Temporary Wallpaper is a Great Choice for Tiny Homes appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

The Store That Is Bringing Together Love, Laughs, And Nature

26 November 2021 @ 3:19 pm

With a plethora of information out there, a lot of spiritual gurus promising to heal you, it’s difficult to develop a connection with yourself – let alone find like minded people. Luckily, a new collective called Honest Angels has formed a one stop shop to remind us of our interconnectedness, practice unconditional love, and laugh… The post The Store That Is Bringing Together Love, Laughs, And Nature appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Healthy Living: A Few Relaxing Methods for Creating Joy in Your Life

24 November 2021 @ 6:23 am

Life is a complex thing. Though this seems like a complete oversimplification, these complexities of life often cause us undue stress, worry, and angst.  In order to combat the varied unknowns that life throws our way, we find sanctuary in engaging in social affairs, finding activities and hobbies to pass the time, or we develop… The post Healthy Living: A Few Relaxing Methods for Creating Joy in Your Life appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

What Are CBD Oil Extraction Methods

12 November 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Hemp cultivation is where the (cannabidiol) CBD production process begins. The cannabis genus is the plant from which the cannabinoid extracts, specifically the hemp species.  Only hemp strains, with the possibility for developing higher levels of CBD plus terpenes, albeit lower THC amounts, are chosen by farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill set legal limits for… The post What Are CBD Oil Extraction Methods appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Designing a Home? You might want to look at this.

9 November 2021 @ 12:20 pm

With a new home comes a new phase. You get a welcomed change of things and the opportunity for new beginnings. If you are designing your own home, it’s not just the cherry on the cake. It’s another cake by itself! Whether it’s a mansion or an apartment, designing your home has a convenient way… The post Designing a Home? You might want to look at this. appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Life In The Age Of Virtual Technology

4 November 2021 @ 2:07 pm

We are living in the age of virtual technology. Over the past few decades, technology trends have been changed. Technology trends are making our lives easy. We are seeing amazing changes in the latest trends in online career development with the help of top quality Apps. One of the best things about the latest technology… The post Life In The Age Of Virtual Technology appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

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Yet another floor planner web app.

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Bicycles, Bicycles and bicycles in image and prose.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

20 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

You gotta hand it both partners in this collaboration: both State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead have smashed it out of the Golden Gate Park with this smokin’ klunker and a psychedelic range of accessories. Coincidentally, the collection dropped today: 4/20 also being a celebration of cannabis culture. Fun fact: one of the original… The post Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker appeared first on The Spoken.

Straight Up Layup: ENVE’s New Custom Road Program

12 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

It finally happened: ENVE, our favorite composite component maker has announced the commencement of its own custom frame program — and while the name and livery might be one of the most uninspiring yet, the bare bones are looking beautiful. The addition of the ‘Custom Road’ to the catalog was a logical next step for… The post Straight Up Layup: ENVE’s New Custom Road Program appeared first on The Spoken.

L’automne Tourer: Marc’s Fall Fat Bike By Victoire Cycles

8 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

Not many would choose a fatbike as a first choice of vehicle to take on a long distance tour, but it depends on what type of terrain you intend to tackle. Marc traversed a good chunk of Europe to realize a fatbike was his ideal carriage. Marc’s list of conquered countries include France, Spain, Portugal,… The post L’automne Tourer: Marc’s Fall Fat Bike By Victoire Cycles appeared first on The Spoken.

Fast And Fizzy: Falconer Cruiser by Blue Lug

7 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

It’s been two years since Cameron Falconer blew me away with the fat-tyred mini-velo dirt shredder he built for a Japanese customer. This new lemon sherbet cruiser again proves Falconer’s focus on fabricating insanely fun and functional bikes. Cameron can build you a rock-solid roadie or a sure-footed back road tourer, but he also has… The post Fast And Fizzy: Falconer Cruiser by Blue Lug appeared first on The Spoken.

Life In The Green Lane: Sven 650b+ Explorer

1 January 2021 @ 4:30 pm

It’s been a strange last few months but, if anything, they have proven that bicycles really are the best form of release from a locked-down lifestyle. This 650b+ Explorer from Dorset’s Sven Cycles is the ultimate escape plan — and it could be yours. The Explorer is one model in Sven’s Semi-Bespoke range, developed by… The post Life In The Green Lane: Sven 650b+ Explorer appeared first on The Spoken.

The Bike at the End of the Universe: Gloria’s Rogers Bespoke

13 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm

Six years ago in Adelaide during the Tour Down Under we had the pleasure and honour of meeting local frame builder JR of Rogers Bespoke and photographing his first build. Today we feature what may be his last custom bicycle — for his fiancé Gloria. The TDU is the first leg of the UCI World… The post The Bike at the End of the Universe: Gloria’s Rogers Bespoke appeared first on The Spoken.

High On A Hill: Stefan Amato’s Stelvio Pass Print

10 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm

If you’re a fan of riding up monstrous mountains, like to be reminded of that time you did or be inspired to do so, our good friend Stefan Amato has just created a couple of prints that will be right up your valley. The 2015 Eroica Britannia was one of the most memorable cycling events… The post High On A Hill: Stefan Amato’s Stelvio Pass Print appeared first on The Spoken.

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Geeky international news on technology, business and culture.

Did Elon Musk forget about OpenAI or is he just trolling his dumbest fans?

19 January 2022 @ 10:09 pm

It’s impossible to tell if Elon Musk is serious about anything anymore. His image exists in a dichotomy between cartoonesque and genius. He’s simultaneously the richest man in the world and the patron saint of meme war veterans and shitcoin shillers. And he’s also a brilliant engineer and one of the most talented technologists in generations. All of this combines to make him, potentially, the world’s greatest social media troll. His brand is excruciatingly simple, yet perfectly executed: no matter what he says, you’re always left wondering if there’s an “lol j/k” coming. There almost never is, especially when there…

Rimac’s selling its hypercar EV tech to other automakers

19 January 2022 @ 2:27 pm

We’ve already been blown away by Rimac’s breathtaking Nevera, the all-electric hypercar that goes 0-60mph in just 1.85 seconds. And we were stunned when Rimac swallowed Bugatti to become, well, Bugatti Rimac. But here’s another bombshell from the Croatian automaker… The Rimac Group announced that its engineering division, Rimac Technology, is set to become a standalone company. It will be entirely dedicated to developing EV tech for the Croatian-French hypercar maker and third-party manufacturers. This is what its structure will look like: FEAST UPON IT (Credit: Bugatti – Rimac) Under the new structure, Rimac Technology is 100% owned by the Rimac Group.…

This car can (probably) mine crypto and we’re not sure that’s a good thing

19 January 2022 @ 1:58 pm

The thing mobility and blockchain technology have in common are grandiose ideas that promise a lot, but don’t consistently deliver. So can a product that combines both overcome this? Canadian company, Daymak, believes it can. Since 2002, Daymak has been the biggest distributor and developer of electric light vehicles in Canada. It has over 150 dealers, has sold more than 100,000 vehicles, and exports to 25 countries. For reference, light electric vehicles refer to electric-powered transport like escooters, autocycles, and ebikes. But what we’re most interested in today is one of the company’s latest EVs: the Spiritus.  This promises crypto mining capabilities while it…

Monopoly in jeopardy: The two US bills that have Big Tech worried

19 January 2022 @ 12:52 pm

With increased scrutiny from regulators around the globe these days, legal departments at the world’s biggest tech companies are likely working overtime on a daily basis. This week, the focus is on the US — home to Apple, Google, and Amazon — with two bills slated to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. These two proposals, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open App Markets Act, will focus on preferential treatment to indigenous products and the monopoly of app stores. In this story, we’ll break down both these bills and their impact on companies and consumers.…

The Tonga volcanic disaster shows we need to rethink telecom infrastructure

19 January 2022 @ 11:19 am

In the wake of a violent volcanic eruption in Tonga, much of the communication with residents on the islands remains at a standstill. In our modern, highly-connected world, more than 95% of global data transfer occurs along fibre-optic cables that criss-cross through the world’s oceans. Breakage or interruption to this critical infrastructure can have catastrophic local, regional and even global consequences. This is exactly what has happened in Tonga following Saturday’s volcano-tsunami disaster. But this isn’t the first time a natural disaster has cut off critical submarine cables, and it won’t be the last. The video below shows the incredible…

100 years of quantum physics: From 1920s theories to mind-bending computers of 2020

19 January 2022 @ 10:04 am

Back in the 1920s, quantum mechanics, which is the theory that underpins everything from how atoms behave to how quantum computers work, was well on the way to gaining mainstream acceptance. But one conundrum remained: Sometimes, quantum objects like electrons, atoms, and molecules behave like particles, and others they behave like waves. Sometimes they even behave like particles and waves at the same time. So, when studying these quantum objects, it has never been quite clear which approach scientists needed to use for their calculations. Sometimes, scientists needed to assume that the quantum objects were waves to get the correct…

Confused Replika AI users are standing up for bots and trying to bang the algorithm

19 January 2022 @ 1:08 am

There’s something strange happening on Reddit. People are advocating for a kinder, more considerate approach to relationships. They’re railing against the toxic treatment and abuse of others. And they’re falling in love. Simply put: humans are showing us their best side. Unfortunately, they’re not standing up for other humans or forging bonds with other people. The “others” they’re defending and romancing are chatbots. And it’s a little creepy. I recently stumbled across the “Replika AI” subreddit where users of the popular chatbot app mostly congregate to defend the machines and post bot-human relationship wins. It can’t think and it definitely…

Samsung’s Exynos 2200 brings ray tracing to phones — here’s why that matters

18 January 2022 @ 11:15 pm

The popularization of ray tracing has led to one of the biggest leaps in graphics quality in recent memory, but so far the technology has only graced PC and console rigs. Now Samsung is preparing to bring ray tracing to phones with the announcement of the Exynos 2200 processor, with a new ‘Xclispse’ GPU powered by AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. The partnership between Samsung and AMD was first announced in June of last year, and the Exynos 2200 was actually supposed to launch last week before Samsung ghosted everyone. It’s here now though, and it spells an interesting future for…This story co

Microsoft’s splurge on Activision Blizzard could mainstream the metaverse

18 January 2022 @ 8:07 pm

Microsoft’s $68.7B splurge on Activision Blizzard is huge news for gaming, but the company has also pointed to the impact on another market: the metaverse. In a press release announcing the plan, the Xbox owner said the deal will “provide building blocks” for the metaverse. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chairman and CEO, reiterated the point in a letter to shareholders: Gaming has been key to Microsoft since our earliest days as a company. Today, it’s the largest and fastest-growing form of entertainment, and as the digital and physical worlds come together, it will play a critical role in the development of…

BP says its EV chargers will be more profitable than pumps — here’s how it can happen

18 January 2022 @ 3:33 pm

Oil giants like BP and Shell have been reluctant to welcome the transition to electric cars, for fear of losing money and market share. But now things seem to be changing and it looks like investing in EV infrastructure could bring more money than selling fuel.  BP’s head of customers and products Emma Delaney told Reuters that while the company’s charging division isn’t expected to be profitable before 2025, on a margin level (money in, money out) it’s nearing the levels of gas filling.  As per Delaney, If I think about a tank of fuel versus a fast charge, we…

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The critique of consumerism and corporate media in media.

Now seems to have turned into http://abillionpeople.org/.

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Off the high street, unique with a twist gift store.