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Phidgets Lesson 1: Installing Phidgets Drivers

  Phidgets are easy to use sensors and controllers for programmers. After just a bit of coding, you’ll have your computer connected to the real world via an assortment of sensors as well as motors, relays, remote control, RFID, LEDs and more! But first, you’ll need to get the drivers installed, and luckily, it will take less [...]Show More Summary

When the Internet Sleeps

< 1 minute agoHobbies / Robotics : Singularity Hub

The internet is a little bit like an organism—a really huge organism, made up of over four billion IP addresses networked across the globe. How does the internet behave day to day? What are its natural cycles? USC Viterbi School of Engineering project leader and computer science assistant professor, John […]

I like to hoard assorted cardboard II

Last week, I impusively bought a box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club - I should have waited until this week, when a row of the base cards were in a 3,200 count box, waiting to be poached at my LCS. 1982 Topps Dave Bergman #498 1982 ToppsShow More Summary

I Want This Bird to be Something…

< 1 minute agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Two weeks after finding a Say’s Phoebe at Edgemere Landfill in the company of my family I convinced them to return...

Chess Grandmaster and CFP Team Up to Achieve Clients’ Endgame

OCTOBER 21, 2014Chess Grandmaster and CFP Team Up to Achieve Clients’ EndgameNew book takes strategic approach to winning at investing"Rich as a King" applies chess strategies to personal finance.You don’t need to have a Ph.D in economics...Show More Summary

30 lbs of Tannerite vs 70’s Bronco

We have seen excessive amounts of binary explosive used for entertainment and destructive purposes. Like the barn video. There was also Funker Tactical’s youtube record breaking 300lbs of binary explosive. So I found it rather impressive how much damage only 30lbs can do. The post 30 lbs of Tannerite vs 70’s Bronco appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

From Lawn to Portrait in Sand to Soccer Field by Susan Harris

1 minute agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

For just this month a 6-acre strip of lawn on the National Mall has been turned into a portrait in sand and dirt by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada called “Out of Many, One.” Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, it’s a composite of many ethnic groups, a generic face of Americans. About 2,300 tons of sand and 800 […]

Visit to Wave Hill in New York City, Part 2

2 minutes agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Wave Hill, an estate garden in the Bronx in New York City, which I visited on October 11, was romantically blowsy in the Pergola, Elliptical, and Flower Gardens near the entry. But it got a bit bolder, even Hollywood, in the Aquatic and Monocot Gardens. Show More Summary

With Mindware Upgrades and Cognitive Prosthetics, Humans Are Already Technological Animals

In recent years, the surprising idea that we’ll one day merge with our technology has warily made its way into the mainstream. Often it’s couched in a combination of snark and fear. Why in the world would we want to do that? It’s so inhuman. That the idea is distasteful […]

I like to hoard assorted cardboard

I picked up 110 assorted cards in a card shop's '8 for $1' monster boxes - I'd made one other trip to this card shop and was bored because I saw the cards were a little older [from the late 2000's]. From what I heard is the card shop...Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2014)

3 minutes agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Halfway through the month, we in the temperate zones are clearly moving from one season to another. Here in New...

Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Giri, So, MVL, Ivanchuk in Tata Steel A

GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2863 1GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2844 2GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2793 5GM Giri, Anish NED 2768 7GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2757 13GM So, Wesley USA 2755 14GM Ding, Liren CHN 2730 22GM Ivanchuk, Vasil UKR 2726 24GM...Show More Summary

Rumor: H&K USA Has Been Sold?!?!?!

According to a very active user at the HK Pro forums, H&K has been sold … I heard a little rumor this week at NASGW. Was confirmed by two different people. HK USA is being sold and will have a new owner. Bad news: HK MR762 SD is on hold. HK G36 civilan version is […] Read More … The post Rumor: H&K USA Has Been Sold?!?!?! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Laissez-faire Garden Design: A Long Conversation with Nature by Evelyn Hadden

4 minutes agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

My style of gardening proceeds like an ongoing conversation between gardener and Nature. Here is how that conversation might go when choosing plants for a new garden. If the gardener has enough experience to realize how important listening is to this conversation, the first step will be taking time to learn the site. Notice things […]

Great White Albino Shotgun Seen Out In the Wild

Last year we reported that Mossberg will be selling their shotguns in Kyptek Camo. I finally saw one in the wild, so to speak. My local gun shop got at Mossberg 930 in Krytpek Yeti. It stands out amongst the other shotguns. I had the...Show More Summary

Visit to Wave Hill, a Hudson River estate garden in New York City

5 minutes agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

I traveled to New York City with my daughter on October 10 to see public gardens. On Saturday, our first full day in New York, a chilly rain didn’t keep us from visiting Wave Hill, a 28-acre estate garden in the Bronx with a million-dollar...Show More Summary

Yamaha Demos Agricultural RoboCopter, But Humans Can't Unleash It Yet

The agricultural market is ready for unmanned aerial vehicles: let’s unleash them

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