Feb 24

Evolution of Nintendo Characters

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Great image of Nintendo Characters

Evolution of Nintendo Characters

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Feb 23

Stuff White People Like

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An interesting blog devoted to listing the things white people like.

Stuff White Poeple Like

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Feb 18

deviantART

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DeviantArt (official typeset deviantART) is an international online artistic community. It was launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens and Angelo Sotira, amongst others.

DeviantArt aims to provide a place for any visual artist to exhibit and discuss his or her works. It also provides a community of like-minded individuals and is visited by 1.5 million individuals per day who view approximately 35 million pages. As of January 2008 the site consists of over 6 million users and over 50 million submissions, and receives around 30,000 submissions per day.

DeviantArt features many forms of creative expression, organized in a comprehensive category structure. The artwork on display includes photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking and skins for applications. The site also has extensive downloadable resources for use by creators such as tutorials and stock photography.

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Feb 18

Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)

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The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), German Historical Museum, was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding of Berlin. It is situated in the Zeughaus, the oldest structure on the Unter den Linden avenue in central Berlin.

In 2004 an extension to the DHM, designed by I. M. Pei, was completed. In 2006 the restoration of the Zeughaus building, founded in 1695, was completed and the DHM Museum opened with a German History in Images and Testimonials from Two Millenia and artifacts exhibit.

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Feb 18

Make Your Own Physical Gmail Notifier

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There are quite a few email notifiers on the market, but none of those gadgets can give you the satisfaction that comes with building something with your own two hands. Given the fact that I am lazy and unskilled, I would just as soon purchase the device, but for anyone with skills and some determination, having a flashing notification of mail in your Gmail inbox can done with any output device you have lying around, an Arduino board and some software. Hit the link for a full set of instructions.

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Feb 12

America’s Most Miserable Cities

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Imagine living in a city with the country’s highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro.

Unfortunately, this nightmare is a reality for the residents of Detroit. The Motor City grabs the top spot on Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Most Miserable Cities.

The biggest surprise on our list is Charlotte, N.C., which is ranked ninth. Charlotte has undergone tremendous economic growth the past decade, while the population has soared 32%. But the current picture isn’t as bright. Employment growth has not kept up with population growth, meaning unemployment rates are up more than 50% compared with 10 years ago. Charlotte scored in the bottom half of all six categories we examined. It scored the worst on violent crime, ranking 140th.

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Feb 12

Metro Considers Blue Line Split

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Metro sent around a press release yesterday announcing that they were considering alternating rush hour Blue line trains between their regular route that follows the Orange line and a new route that would send them up along the Yellow line.During weekday peak hours, six out of ten trains that originate every hour at the Blue Line Franconia-Springfield station would follow their normal course through Rosslyn and across the river to Foggy Bottom. The other four trains would instead split off at the Pentagon Station and follow the Yellow Line all the way to Greenbelt.

The plan would theoretically solve two problems: First, it would do for peak time service along the Green line what the off-peak Yellow line extension did for the same route. WMATA officials told WTOP that they’ve noticed increased peak time demand for destinations in the eastern parts of downtown D.C. like Gallery Place, L’Enfant, Navy Yard, or Columbia Heights. Second, it would ease the Orange/Blue line bottleneck where they meet at Rosslyn.
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Feb 12

22 year old Student who speaks 35 languages

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22 year old student, Sebastian Bonner Heine, learns three to four languages per year. As of now, he is fluent in 35 of them, including Aramaic, Uzbek and his favorite language, Pashto.

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Feb 12

How Google Got Its Colorful Logo

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In just a few short years, Google’s logo has become as recognizable as Nike’s swoosh and NBC’s peacock. Ruth Kedar, the graphic designer who developed the now-famous logo, shows the iterations that led to the instantly recognizable primary colors and Catull typeface that define the Google brand. Kedar met Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page through a mutual friend nine years ago at Stanford University, where she was an assistant professor. Page and Brin, who were having trouble coming up with a logo for their soon-to-launch search engine, asked Kedar to come up with some prototypes. “I had no idea at the time that Google would become as ubiquitous as it is today, or that their success would be of such magnitude,” Kedar says.

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Feb 12

Brian Finke – Photography

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Raised in Texas and schooled in New York, Brian Finke defined himself as a documentary photographer at the World Press Photo Masterclass in 2001 and was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Photography in 2004. Brian Finke’s new book, Flight Attendants, is about to be released.

Brian Finke Commissioned 1  Brian Finke Commissioned 2  Brian Finke Flight Attendant  Brian Finke Samurai Bears

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