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LIX Pen: The world’s smallest 3D Pen that lets you draw in the air

3Doodler was the first 3D printing pen, which attracted international attention. The project raised over $2.3 million on Kickstarter from backers. But its bulky shape made it difficult for users to use it continuously. There have been a flurry of … Continue reading ?

Whoopi Goldberg Pens Column on Marijuana Use

Whoopi Goldberg is a new columnist for the “The Cannabist,” the Denver Post website that covers marijuana.

Whoopi Goldberg touts 'vape pen' in debut column on marijuana

For comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, excruciating headaches caused by glaucoma were no joke. So when ordinary painkillers didn’t help, she says she turned to pot.The actress and co-host of “The View” has revealed she uses a marijuana vaporizer...Show More Summary

How a common law enforcement tool could be abused to spy on you illegally

Privacy advocates are warning that the legal gray area in a key court case may make it easier for the government to spy on Americans illegally. By using what's called a pen trap order — a type of judicially approved surveillance mechanism that's only supposed to capture metadata about electronic communications — it appears that […]

Relive Your Geeky Childhood For Free With Knights Of Pen & Paper +1 Edition

Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition combines two fantastic things: a brilliantly funny de-construction of a pen and paper role-playing game like Dungeons & Dragons and a mobile game that uses those very same mechanics to create a habit-forming … Read more ›

Can You Really Use Notes to Make You a Better Cricketer?

2 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

The pen is mightier than the bat. Actually, it's not; but it's darn close. I'm talking about the power of taking notes as you learn: Well established in the academic world but ignored in cricket. Think of it this way: Wouldn't you like...Show More Summary

The HellZXchreiber

Hellschreiber – German for ‘light pen’ – was developed in the 20s as a way to transmit text in a way that was much more robust than the teletypes of the time. These devices were used to great effect by the Germans in WWII, and later became popular with wire services and was used until the 80s. Show More Summary

How We See Our Overseers

In a study of how news media talks about surveillance, PEN found evidence of “rich thematic diversity in the types of metaphors that are used, but … also a failure of imagination in using literature to describe surveillance”: [S]cholars and activists have observed that relating U.S. government surveillance regimes to Big Brother overstates the case, because the […]

Here’s How Your Protect Your Kid from ‘Mean Girls’ E-mailing Them – Don’t Give Them An E-mail Account

You can say that they need E-mail to keep in contact with long distance relatives. No, they don't. Grandma can get off her butt and mail your child an actual letter or postcard using an actual pen and paper. Kids love getting mail, and...Show More Summary

Food Thread: Bar Etiquette; Take 2: An Open Letter To The "Lady" Who leaves Notes When She Doesn't Get Her Prefered Seat [CBD]

Dear anonymous woman, While I appreciate your effort in penning this lovely missive, and I really enjoyed your interesting syntax, I am puzzled that you refer to yourself as a "lady." Ladies don't use words like "dick" and "douchy," and...

Polish Prison Tattoos Displayed on Their Original Skin Canvases

last weekGenres / Horror : Fearnet

Prison tattoos are notorious for being crude, simple drawings, done with items you generally don't want in your skin. Paper clips, razor blades, shards of glass, and wires are used with charcoal, burned rubber, pen ink, and pencil lead - basically whatever a prisoner can get his hands on behind bars. Show More Summary

Watch seven smart chimpanzees escape their pen using a tree branch

Seven smart chimpanzees figured out a way to successfully escape their enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo in a series events that could rival Planet of the Apes. The escape started at about 4 p.m. yesterday when one f the chimps snapped a tree limb in half and used it to scale the pen's wall. Show More Summary

Six Facts about Pens

1. The first dildo was a pen. 2. Pens are still used as dildos today. 3. Ah 4. Ah 5. Ohhh 6. Ahh

Sweep, Harvest, Gather: Mapping Metaphors to Fight Surveillance

To better understand how metaphors are being used in coverage of surveillance, PEN embarked on a study of articles by journalists and bloggers. There is rich thematic diversity in the types of metaphors that are used, but there is also a failure of imagination in using literature to describe surveillance.

How GPS Tracking Helps Small Vehicle Fleets Fire or Reward Employees (@Fleetmatics)

So you have a fleet of vehicles for your local delivery company, installation service or anything else. If you’re using paper and pen, or a spreadsheet to manage these vehicles you’re wasting money and/or being highly unproductive. I spoke with the owner of Hidden Fence who told me that by using GPS tracking software for this [...]Show More Summary

Obama Uses His Pen to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities

After spending much of his first term facing criticism that he did not do enough to address issues of specific importance to minority communities, President Barack Obama appears to be making a conscious effort to make such issues a priority of his second term. Show More Summary

Japanese Heritage: Namiki Yukari Fountain Pens

The latest collection of Namiki Yukari fountain pens promises to charm both pen cognoscenti and art collectors alike. These three pens have been painstakingly crafted using the millennium-old method of Maki-e. Read the rest of the story at: Japanese Heritage: Namiki Yukari Fountain Pens

Yellow Sticky Notes

An entertaining series of short films created by 15 independent Canadian animators who were all asked to use pads of 4?x6? sticky notes and a black pen as their only tools. Each segment is a reflection on a single day of the artists’ lives.

Bryan Cranston is Writing a Memoir About the ‘Breaking Bad’ Years

In addition to being the one who knocks, Bryan Cranston is also the one who writes. The Breaking Bad actor is penning a memoir about his time on the hit AMC show. “Walter White taught me a lot — some of it useful, some of it dangerous,” Cranston revealed in a statement about the project. Show More Summary

Light Reading: Mushi to Medama

Another light novel I read through on a whim: Mushi to Medama (Bug and Eyeball). This is the first volume in a short light novel series by Akira, who uses ??? for his name. I’m going to assume that’s a pen name, but it stuck out enough for me to recognize while perusing the Baka-Tsuki library. […]

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