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Italy's Temporary "Glass Half Full" Insanity

Yesterday it was the French, with record high unemployment and record low bond yields. Today, it is the turn of the Italians as the unemployment rate rose to 13.2% - the highest since records began - as bond yields continue to plumb new "lower rates will spur lending which will spur economic growth which will create jobs" lows... Show More Summary

Retro Safety Glasses For Style-Conscious Carpenters

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just because you're handy with a hammer doesn't mean you have to look fashionably-challenged while plying your trade. So leave it to Restoration Hardware to stock a pair of retro-styled horn-rimmed safety glasses to keep you looking chic while working on a construction site. Read more...

Mystery Coach: 1910

From around 1910 comes this 5x7 glass negative showing a rail car fitted with... what? Post your informed supposition in the comments. View full size.

Oh, Great: Climbing The Corporate Ladder Can Make You Depressed

As if women in the workplace didn’t have enough perceived difficulties, a new study shows that women who climb the corporate ladder and break the glass ceiling may be more at risk for depression. Awesome. Or whatever the opposite ofShow More Summary

Do you watch football in a glass rectangle?

This is pretty much one question - do you watch [football] via the internet? But I think what they mean is: a) do you watch [football] on a laptop b) do you watch [football] on a tablet c) do you...

The life of a Latino startup founder in Silicon Valley

Alex Murillo leans forward in his seat, sipping coffee from a shot glass and waving his hands as he talks. He points to the screen of his MacBook Pro, explaining the genius behind Audive, the mobile application he is developing thatShow More Summary

What if Your Windshield Was Made of Gorilla Glass? The Beginning of the Glass Age

I’m getting ready to go on vacation and I’m going to be driving our Supercharged Infiniti for about 9 hours and I noticed the damned replaced windshield is chipped again.  My new Jaguar has also had its windshield replaced once as has...Show More Summary

Stupid Hackathon produces zany projects that no one needs

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

iPad on a face, a Google Glass app that makes the user throw up and a device powered by twerking. These are but some of the masterpieces out of this year's Stupid Hackathon, and they all embody what the event's organizers are looking for: "stupid shi...

A Magnifying Glass Spoon Lets You Spot Even Tiny Flies In Your Soup

When you’re eating at a restaurant, you’re putting a tremendous amount of faith in the kitchen and wait staff that your food will be kept as contaminant-free as possible. But if you’re really worried about an establishment’s hygiene, make sure you’re always carrying Object Solutions’ Magnifying Spoon that lets you inspect your meal up close beforehand. More »      

Tale of the Tattered Tire

It's circa 1922 somewhere in San Francisco, and this aging Chalmers touring car needs a new shoe. Since we're at the Chalmers-Maxwell dealer, why not take a look at the new models? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

SOME STUFFS: US tour dates announced for Glass Animals

Glass Animals are coming in from London into North America to do a bit of touring next month in support of their Harvest album Zaba, so if you bought the album and enjoyed it or perhaps caught them on Late Night With Seth Meyers, you will be in for a treat. They’ll be here in […]

We Give Thanks With The Full LaFerrari Review By Chris Harris

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You don't have to torrent it anymore in case Drive+ isn't your cup of tea. Here it is, almost 15 minutes of a LaFerrari that slides about as easily as a glass of Wild Turkey slides down after a Thanksgiving dinner. Read more...

Honored Guest: 1919

Washington, D.C. "Thanksgiving 1919." Once this chilly-looking fellow is properly dressed and warmed up in the kitchen, he'll have an honored place at the family table. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full siz...

Idea! Zarvos - Architecture Posters

I am a fan of modern architecture with simple form, glass, concrete and straight lines. Henrique Foster, a designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, created a series of posters titled Idea! Zarvos works for an architecture and construction company where he illustrates this aesthetic really well. Show More Summary

Turkeys to Washington: 1929

November 26, 1929. "Thanksgiving turkeys for the President." Two feathered and one automotive. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

What To Do on Thanksgiving Day (Besides Eat & Watch Football)

I've been known to splay out on the sofa on Thanksgiving Day in my unbuttoned jeans, with a glass of wine in one hand and a plate of food in the other. Guilty as charged. But if you've got an acute case of cabin fever, or are itching to do something more productive, there's much to offer beyond football. Here are eight good candidates: READ MORE »

Found planetscapes: macro photos of dried up single-malt whiskey

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Photographer Ernie Button noticed that the sediment from dried up single-malt at the bottom of his glasses was extraordinarily beautiful and set about creating a set of gorgeous, interstellar-looking photos documenting the residue from different whiskies. Read the rest

Apparently Foxconn is going to start making sapphire glass iPhone displays

For what seemed like an eternity the mobile rumour mill was tearing itself apart with conflicting reports on whether or not apple would include sapphire glass in the iPhone 6. It did not, and then Apple’s supplier went bankrupt ending many a person’s sapphire display dreams. Show More Summary

Report: Foxconn Is Building a Display Plant to Make Sapphire Glass

Foxconn is said to be gearing up to produce sapphire glass—the tough screen covering many were expecting to see in the iPhone 6—in a newly purchased plant. Read more...

BP Podcast 098: Value-Add Investing and Doing $1 Billion in Real Estate Transactions with Allan Glass

What does it take to buy, sell, and broker over $1,000,000,000 in real estate? That’s what you’ll discover in today’s podcast episode when we sit down with Allan Glass, a real estate entrepreneur from sunny Southern California.  In this hour long interview, you’ll learn how Allan used his skills as a commercial real estate broker [...]Show More Summary

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