The Art of Manliness blog has a detailed article on long-term water storage options for disaster preparedness. This is a great piece to bookmark, since water is one of those things that too many people neglect, but that’s critical in any kind of emergency. Back when I lived in California, we lived right the Hayward[…..]
Long-term Water Storage for Survival
Would you rather have your boring desktop space filled with useful system information or family photos? If your desktop is looking a little boring you can add an extra layer of customization with GeekTool, a Mac OS X application which adds applets to your desktop called “geeklets”. These are similar to gadgets and widgets in Windows and Conky, a very similar desktop enhancement for Linux. Just how flexible are these geeklets? Let’s find out. Geeklets GeekTool comes with three different geeklets – text, image, and shell. A text geeklet allows you to display the contents of any plain text file. As an example, if…
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How To Use GeekTool To Truly Make Your Mac Your Own
Is your iPhone’s sleep/wake button finicky? You might be in luck. On Friday, Apple announced a new program to fix a small number of iPhone 5s with faulty buttons. Just input your phone’s serial number on this page to see if you qualify. And if you do, be prepared to be without your phone for a few days.
The repair process is pretty straightforward. Starting May 2, just take your phone to an Apple store or Apple authorized service provider, where they’ll verify it (again) and ship it back to Apple. If your phone has any other problems—say, a broken screen—that will get in the way of replacing the bad button, you’ll have to fix that problem first, or Apple will fix it for you for a probably pretty hefty fee. Good luck! [The Loop]
Apple Will Fix Your iPhone 5’s Sleep Button for Free—If You Qualify
Ok, it wasn’t really a competition — more like a joint exercise. Special Forces sniper Nick Irving, along with a few other former military shooters, took Olympian Amanda Furrer out into the El Paso desert for a few days of long-range precision shooting. The Irving wanted to learn more about the world of Olympic sport[…..]
Special Forces Sniper vs. Olympic Sharpshooter
Excellent interview with George R. R. Martin at Rolling Stone: How did you come up with the Wall? The Wall predates anything else. I can trace back the inspiration for that to 1981. I was in England visiting a friend, and as we approached the border of England and Scotland, we stopped to see Hadrian’s […]
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What was Aragorn’s Tax Policy?
Ruger has finally officially announced the availability of the Ruger 50th Anniversary 10/22. The final production version of the rifle looks identical to the prototype we saw at SHOT Show earlier this year. The design was thought up by a TFB reader, Gary, who entered it into a competition Ruger ran and won. The MSRP is $379. […]
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Ruger 50th Anniversary 10/22 Officially Announced
Bob9113 (14996) writes "On the heels of yesterday’s FCC bombshell, there is a new petition on the White House petition site titled, ‘Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of information in the United States.’ The body reads: ‘True net neutrality means the free exchange of information between people and organizations. Information is key to a society’s well being. One of the most effective tactics of an invading military is to inhibit the flow of information in a population; this includes which information is shared and by who. Today we see this war being waged on American citizens. Recently the FCC has moved to redefine "net neutrality" to mean that corporations and organizations can pay to have their information heard, or worse, the message of their competitors silenced. We as a nation must settle for nothing less than complete neutrality in our communication channels. This is not a request, but a demand by the citizens of this nation. No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source.’"
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New White House Petition For Net Neutrality
I just found Kelly Hyndman’s patent law site Jurinspired.com. In 2014, Hyndman has been creating a weekly patent law video – each segment begins with a 10-15 minute patent law focused discussion. Check it out: http://ift.tt/1puRw3e
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Cinefix is about to take you on a trip. They took The Fifth Element and retold it via old-school 8-bit–and a little bit of 16-bit. Fans of the movie will love seeing the most famous parts from the movie and the sound effects alone will bring you way back. No quarters or controllers necessary! Via
The Fifth Element Goes On An 8-Bit Adventure