Bypass the system

I have an ergonomic mouse! \o/

I get wrist pains relatively easily from using the trackpad, and normal computer mouses aren’t exactly the best for that either, so I got me a nice small left handed mouse for my b-day. It’s great.

Also, I reinstalled Pentadactyl on my laptop. I highly recommend using Pentadactyl if you’re prone to wrist pains, have a too small trackpad, or are just plain lazy and get annoyed by having to click on links that are at opposite ends of the web page.
Pentadactyl basically maps everything you need to do while browsing to specific sets of keys. It takes a bit of time to get used to it, but it makes browsing a lot more easy and a lot faster.
Basic commands include:

- ‘f’ will assign a number to every link on the page. Typing said number will open that link. If you want it in a new tab, it’s ‘F’
- ‘t’ opens a new tab, ‘T’ opens a new tab with the url of the current tab
- ‘H’ will go back one page in your history
- ‘gt’ goes to next tab
- ‘gg’ and ‘G’ will bring you to the top and bottom of a page, respectively.

And everything is like that. I love it because it is extremely fast and convenient, and it allows you to use mostly the keyboard for browsing, which also saves you from wrist pains from using a mouse or trackpad too much.

… Plus it makes you look badass.

Robots tho

It’s chestnut season again I am filling every pocket and every bag and every everything I own with chestnuts and you can’t stop me

ROBOTS THO

ursulavernon:

archiemcphee:

Behold the awesomeness that is Long Ma the fire-breathing dragon-horse, the latest creation by French artist François Delarozière and his art production company La Machine. The 46-ton kinetic sculpture stands almost 40 feet tall and features articulated limbs that can gallop, rear up, and fold beneath him when he wants to sit down. His neck rises and falls and his wonderfully expressive face features eyes that open and close. Best of all, his chest swells from the pressure building in his lungs before he exhales fantastic plumes of smoke from his nostrils and jets of fire from his mouth.

This marvelous interactive sculpture was just debuted in the French city of Nantes and will soon be traveling to Beijing where he’ll be presented in October as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. Long Ma is based on a creature from Chinese mythology, Longma, a fabled winged horse with dragon scales, and will be the hero of a performance entitled “Long Ma Jing Shen” or “The Spirit of the Horse Dragon” during which he’ll face off against a giant spider.

Click here and here for video footage of Long Ma in all his fiery glory.

Visit the La Machine Facebook page for additional images.

[via Kotaku:Screenburn and Laughing Squid]

I went to Nante a few years ago and bought a collection of the prints of some of the machines. They are truly spectacular.

When I tell people there are a lot of bikes in Holland they always go “yeah yeah I know, I’m from -insert somewhat bike friendly German city here-, we have a lot too!”
No. I don’t think you understand. There are a lot of bikes in Holland.This is a bike parking lot. {

When I tell people there are a lot of bikes in Holland they always go “yeah yeah I know, I’m from -insert somewhat bike friendly German city here-, we have a lot too!”

No. I don’t think you understand. There are a lot of bikes in Holland.
This is a bike parking lot.

Random musing of the day:

I don’t understand people complaining when someone doesn’t put the toilet seat down. I understand asking for someone to put it up if they’re going to piss while standing, so as not to get it dirty, but back down?
What if I complained about people not putting the toilet seat up wouldn’t that result to the same thing.

fyanimaldiversity:

reptila-tequila:

springbok trio by relive taxidermy, south africa. 

I’m in love with that melanistic specimen!

Languages

I used to be really confused when people told me they only speak one language. I went to a french school in germany, where I took spanish and english. And my mother is a dutch native speaker. For me, as a kid, having several languages around you was a norm. At the very least, you learned a second language, english.
And then I learned a lot of french native speakers are rather opposed to learning a new language, and don’t do the effort. And I realized that, if your native tongue is english, you didn’t really have a motivation to learn a new language, since your native tongue is the “international” language.
It’s still a bit weird to me, though, because learning more languages has always been an inherent part of… things. In my school you had to take english and german (courses were in french), no alternative, and they also offered spanish, latin, and italian, which a lot of people took. In german schools, I know english is obligatory, and you have to take a second language too, either latin or french usually.
So I dunno, a second language was always an… inherent part of education in my mind? Much like maths or geography, you just took it, it was a normal, obvious thing.

I guess that’s also one of the reasons why we don’t get many native english speaker foreign exchange students.

kinderhook-obscure:

shit-justice-warrior:

Why aren’t we doing this in all 50 states??


This is a fake, actually. Note the OP is a non-existing account, there is no source and looking for the article just lands you on reddit pages. {

kinderhook-obscure:

shit-justice-warrior:

Why aren’t we doing this in all 50 states??

This is a fake, actually. Note the OP is a non-existing account, there is no source and looking for the article just lands you on reddit pages.