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I just found "OfHouses", a look back at old, forgotten houses from many different eras. There are modern, simple, dwellings to rustic cabins and pretty much everything in between

I was struck by contrast between the Rezzonico House in Ticino, Switzerland around 1985 and the Lovett House among the trees of Crane Island, Washington, US around 1970


The Akatsuki spacecraft of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) has been streaming images of the planet Venus

Damia Bouic, space imaging processor, and all around awesome person, created these composites from them

You can check out more of Damia's space photos here:

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Japanese artist Mio Izawa created an iPhone charger with pulsating umbilical cord

This is a tad disturbing, but I think it's worth sharing

There are similar videos on the artist's YouTube page
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I still like this design

Modern iMacs save more space and are obviously more capable, but the G4 was more visually interesting and, to me, more aesthetically pleasing

It got the desk lamp jokes, but it did look like something designed in the 1960s (by someone who knew where microcomputers would end up in 2002)


Church Clarity is apparently a listing of religious institutions which don鈥檛 discriminate against LGBTQ+ people


鈥淰erified clear鈥 means they will baptize, marry, hire and ordain LGBTQ+ people

Here are the questions they ask:



Nissan has made self-driving slippers that 鈥減ark themselves鈥


Because why not!

This is the sort of thing I鈥檇 expect from a hackerspace meetup or something a YouTuber makes. Kinda surprised it鈥檚 from a major auto maker even if it鈥檚 just for promoting their proPILOT self-parking tech in cars


OK, things have gone too far

鈥淒eep learning technology is now being used to put Nic Cage in every movie鈥


There are some privacy and personal safety implications here besides just for Nic Cage. If this gets good enough, the whole concept of video evidence could become suspect


鈥淲hy American Farmers Are Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware鈥


This is why proper ownership over your products is important. If you can鈥檛 modify it, it鈥檚 not really yours


This is the Motorola MDT-9100. MDT stood for 鈥淢obile Data Terminal鈥 and were used for messaging dispatch. It was first introduced in the 1980s, for police units and remained in use well into the 2000s in some places

These days, of course, you鈥檙e more likely to see a laptop in a police cruiser

Via the Crypto Museum:

( Please limit your exposure to this site to prevent awesomeness overload )

A lot of people laughed at this, but it does serve a purpose. She鈥檚 slurping the noodles, which is totally normal in Japan, but frowned upon in the West. That cover is to reduce possible splashes

I wonder other inventions exist to accommodate unique eating habits