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Holy Russian Meteor Explosion

tcr! · Feb 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Russian meteor blast injures at least 1,000 people, authorities say

Russian meteor blast injures at least 1,000 people, authorities say

Moscow (CNN) — A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday (2/15) morning before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, authorities said.

Described by NASA as a “tiny asteroid,” the meteor’s explosion created a blast in central Russia equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, the space agency’s officials said Friday, adding that the incident was a once-in-100-years event.

I wonder if this meteor is related to that asteroid that flew by on 2/15. The heaven’s are starting to rain down upon us.

#naturerocks

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 19, 2013 at 12:46 am

From Slaughter House-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

"Derby described the incredible artificial weather that Earthlings sometime create for other Earthlings when they don't want those other Earthlings to inhabit Earth anymore. Shells were bursting in the treetops with terrific bangs, he said, showering down knives and needles and razor blades. Little lumps of lead in copper jackets were crisscrossing the woods under the shellbursts, zipping along much faster than sound."

Being fucked it seems is a little like the piles; the human condition.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Heebee geebee.. It'd be scary enough to have something more or less innocent from outerspace come hurling through the sky but I couldn't imagine something man-made hurling with the sole purpose of killing me screaming over head.

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Anonymous · Feb 21, 2013 at 12:55 am

Also from Vonnegut's "Slaughterouse-Five":

"The visitor from outer space made a serious study of Christianity, to learn, if he could, why Christians found it so easy to be cruel."

"But the gospels actually taught this: Before you kill somebody, make absolutely sure he isn't well connected. So it goes."

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RIP Opera Presto

tcr! · Feb 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

Presto Is Dead; Long Live Opera! | Webmonkey | Wired.com

Presto Is Dead; Long Live Opera! | Webmonkey

Opera software announced this morning that it is dumping its homegrown Presto rendering engine in favor of the increasingly ubiquitous WebKit rendering engine.

For all new products Opera will use WebKit as its rendering engine and V8 as its JavaScript engine, mirroring what you’ll find in Google’s Chrome browser. Apple’s Safari also uses WebKit, though it has its own JavaScript engine. […]

Indeed, while Opera’s official announcement is vague about the reasons for the switch, it doesn’t take a soothsayer to know that the reason is mobile. One influencing factor is no doubt the fact that Apple’s iOS only allows third-party web browsers if they use the built-in WebKit rendering engine.

It’s a sad day and I’d bet it has everything to do with the last line in the last paragraph above.

Opera Presto was top-notch in the rendering arena and I could always count on pages displaying as they should when it came to Opera testing.

#webdev #opera

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Vinyl Tentacles for My Wall

tcr! · Feb 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Vinyl Tentacles for My Wall

Finished product above.

Vinyl Tentacles for My Wall 2

Planning is the key, cut once and measure nothing.

Vinyl Tentacles for My Wall 3

Another finished photo but pay no attention to that nasty glare. I was excited.

Vinyl Tentacles for My Wall 4

For best results, follow their advice: “Take you time.”

It took me a couple of months to order them, get them hung and post them but I’m overly pleased with the results.

#photos #tentacles #homeimprovement

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Catwoman, Scary Monsters and Mental Floss Magazines

tcr! · Feb 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Catwoman, Scary Monsters and Mental Floss Magazines

Pretty easy to know me based on the magazines I keep: Catwoman, Scary Monsters and Mental Floss.

Linear notes:

“Winick’s perfected a strange, easy magic with Catwoman” reads the cover. This might have something to do with the 15+ ass/crotch shots but I’m not sure. The story and art are good, though. Seriously.

Scary Monsters has some way-cool Frankenstein dot art by Rick “Spike” Mountfort. There’s also a photo of an early 70s article titled “Dracula Was A Woman” which persuades the reader that the count was actually based on Elizabeth Bathory. Don’t look.

Mental Floss told me that I spend an hour a day chewing. Groan, I got other shit to do. I might just start swallowing whole.

#geekystuff

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CSS3 Column Styles - Don’t Bother

tcr! · Feb 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

I had high hopes for at least the CSS3 Column styles being supported by the major and latest browsers. After an hour or two though, my hopes have shriveled to the don’t bother point.

These guys have fairly good support so I was off to a good start:

column-count: 2;
column-gap: 5px;
column-width: 50%;

The column-break-before: always sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Maybe I didn’t measure the secret sauce ingredients to properly bake the render.

And the one that can really help you “design” your page, Firefox gives up and completely ignores it: column-span: all. Internet Explorer 9 and below ignore the whole lot.

I’ll just ignore them, pretend like they don’t exist and revisit the styles and rules in a couple of years. In the meantime, I’ll happily carry on with float:left|right and width:49%.

PS— Gecko and Webkit need their vendor prefixes for most (and maybe all) rules to work. Love it.

#webdev #devhell

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Real Life Tetris

tcr! · Feb 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Tetris Created by Sergey Akinfiev

Tetris Created by Sergey Akinfiev

A fantastic photo montage by Russian artist and photographer Sergey Akinfiev. Be sure to check out the showcase section of his site for more cool stuff.

Alas, if only I had the free time of the teenage tcr! and the power of computing that lay before me tonight. I’d be like the two turtles taped together, unstoppable.

Akinfiev work is awesome. Check it out.

#gaming

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$9,860 Octopus Watch

tcr! · Feb 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Kraken Watch

Kraken Watch

The KudOktopus case is stainless steel, 42mm in diameter, and has sapphire crystal on the top and back. Its mechanical movement requires manual winding to keep its tempered blue Breguet steel hands moving smoothly. The strap and buckle are Louisiana alligator or calf leather and stainless steel.

Even better than the photo above is a video.

#fashion #tentacles

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Feb 15th, 2013 at 9:34:49 am

tcr! · Feb 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

It's Friday morning and sky is blue!

#smellsperty

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Star Wars Glasses Filled With Sweets on Valentines Day

tcr! · Feb 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Star Wars Glasses Filled With Sweets on Valentines Day

Star Wars glasses filled with sweet treats given to me on this Valentine’s Day. My beautiful wife knows me well. Licorice, chocolate covered cashews, macaroons, mini Snickers.. Oh my.

#photos #starwars #marriage

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This Is About Answering Questions

tcr! · Feb 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

mysql - how to mysqldump remote db from local machine

-1, cause this is about answering questions and not linking to places where one needs to create an account, download something and eventually find an answer or NOT. – user667073 Jan 30 at 13:38

I <3 answers and answer replies like this.

#software #mysql

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