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The Fresh Tank Engine of Sodor

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Will Smith's entry in the annals of catchy Thomas the Tank Engine remixes is even better than Biggie the Tank Engine. Also, "Insane in the Train" is the perfect title, but that mix isn't quite up to the gold standard of the others: Here's...Show More Summary

Earn Up to 2,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Back to School

2 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Effective through Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Was a Paranoid Technophobe Even Before Kanye Recorded Her

5 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian released a video recording that revealed Taylor Swift approved Kanye's controversial "Famous" lyric. It's a bad look by any standards, but the whole scenario takes on an even more nightmarish quality when you remember that this is literally Taylor's worst nightmare come to life.As BuzzFeed helpfully reminded ... More »

Kim Kardashian is Producing a Reality Competition Show for Beauty Bloggers

It's been a busy week for Kim Kardashian — even by Kardashian standards, and even though it's only Tuesday. Just as Monday's deluge of Taylor Swift/Kim Kardashian feud reports wanes, news has broken that Kardashian will be executive producing an upcoming reality competition for beauty... Continue reading

New Fahrenheit Series from Sitka Gear Offers Insulation, Even in Wet Conditions

Bozeman, MT – Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance waterfowl hunting gear, has set the standard in insulating mid layers with The post New Fahrenheit Series from Sitka Gear Offers Insulation, Even in Wet Conditions appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Turkey: 6,000 arrested following coup, but that doesn't make it an inside job

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The failed military coup in Turkey was bizarre, even (especially) by the standards of Turkish military coups (which is a surprisingly large data-set), and in the wake of the coup, 6,000 people were promptly rounded up and arrested including...Show More Summary

Why Mark Carney didn't blink even though he KNOWS a recession is on the way

When a country sinks into a recession, the standard central-bank strategy is to lower interest rates to make money cheaper to borrow and invest. It's like pouring fresh oil into a rusting engine — it won't fix everything, but it might help you get to the next petrol station. But Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, did not do that on Thursday. Show More Summary

A 12 Gauge Shotgun will “Kill” How Far?

Eric’s series on “How Far Will (Insert Caliber/Weapon Here) Kill” has been quite the learning experience. Using a 3/4? in plyboard as the standard for a potentially lethal wound, even the lowly 22 LR stretches its legs hundreds of yards. Show More Summary

A top US bank regulator is worried about a real estate bubble — even if he won't say it

There are a few ingredients that create a credit bubble. Lenders need to be cranking out more and more loans, taking on debt to their books. Underwriting standards, or the ease at which borrowers are able to get a loan, have to be decreasing. Show More Summary

FOX And Marvel TV Teaming Up For X-Men Themed TV Show

last weekHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

The last time Marvel had a live-action super hero show on FOX, it was Generation X, and it was awful, even by 90s standards. Both Marvel (aka Disney) and FOX have come a long way since then, both holding claims to super hero properties for movie and other media, making gobs of money every time […]

Police Negotiate with Man Threatening Jump at Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium

Police have spent 12 hours negotiating with a man "threatening to jump" from a 100-foot tall crane at the construction site of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium on Tuesday. According to Tom Powell of the London Evening Standard, the man climbed the crane at around 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Moussa Sissoko and Mauro Icardi

Arsenal will be forced to pay out £35 million for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, per Damian Spellman of the Evening Standard. The agile France international produced a terrific performance in the final of the UEFA Euro 2016...Show More Summary

Woodward Avenue Turns An Average Saturday Into Heaven On Earth

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’ve covered the Woodward Dream Cruise , the enormous annual car show on Michigan’s M-1, in the past. But as good as that event is, even a standard run-of-the-mill Saturday on the iconic road is heaven on Earth for us Jalops. Here’s what I saw yesterday morning. Read more...

3 Things stock investors need to know about FX

The stock market cap in the United States is about $22 Trillion. The amount of money in Managed Currency strategies is unknown, but it's very small, even by CTA standards. According to data based on CTAs listed with Barclay Hedge, there's about 19 Billion in Currency Strategies. Show More Summary

Democratic Congresswoman Charged With Brazen Fraud

(John Hinderaker) Congresswoman Corinne Brown, who represents Jacksonville, Florida, has been charged with an extraordinary fraud, even by Congressional standards: U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was indicted Friday on charges she used someShow More Summary

This Guy’s Homemade Iron Man Suit Might Not Be Made of Actual Iron, But It’s Still a Pretty Impressive Cosplay

Wayne Berendhuysen of EHV Props has set the new standard for Iron Man–themed cosplay. His crazy homemade suit even has thruster jets that emit carbon dioxide illuminated by LED lights. That's close enough to rocket exhaust, right? Just say yes and let this happen. ... More »

Senate Passes #GMO Disclosure Bill

Late Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate Wednesday voted 63-30 to pass the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard that preempts individual state laws to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients.Show More Summary

Paul Ryan, GOP settle on a new anti-Clinton scheme

Even by 2016 standards, the latest anti-Clinton gambit from congressional Republicans is pretty silly.

Entering the IoT Market as a Broadband Operator

IoT (or Internet of Things) may seem like the buzzword of the year, but the fact is that even if the scope of IoT applications is only partly visible today, the technology is standardizing fast and strategic positioning for players The post Entering the IoT Market as a Broadband Operator appeared first on diffraction analysis.

"My father-in-law is not an anti-Semite. It’s that simple, really. Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic and he’s not a racist."

Writes Jared Kushner.Despite the best efforts of his political opponents and a large swath of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable for the utterances of even the most fringe of his supporters—a standard to which no other candidate...Show More Summary

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