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Jun 14

: Elle Brazil Cover - May 2012 →

oh-so-coco:

As a high fashion model I have long had a policy of no nudity or partial nudity in my photoshoots. For my recent Elle Brazil cover shoot I wore a body suit under a sheer dress, but recently discovered that the body suit was Photoshopped out to give the impression that I am showing much more skin…

Jun 14

adventuretime:

“Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake” Preview

What do you think? Can you wait for the full episode?

That’s Madeliene Martin as Fionna, Roz Ryan as Cake, Grey DeLisle as the Ice Queen, and Neil Patrick Harris as Prince Gumball. And a very special nod to Natasha Allegri for singing the main title.

Jun 14
andytlr:

Before and After Shots of Joggers
Alice Yoo:

Last summer, Sacha Goldberger decided he would take on a very interesting project. He assembled a team who helped him create an outdoor studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris that’s 2 1/2 times the size of New York’s Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor - would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.
Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.

These are great. Click through and check out the rest.
via John Siracusa

andytlr:

Before and After Shots of Joggers

Alice Yoo:

Last summer, Sacha Goldberger decided he would take on a very interesting project. He assembled a team who helped him create an outdoor studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris that’s 2 1/2 times the size of New York’s Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor - would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.

Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.

These are great. Click through and check out the rest.

via John Siracusa

Jun 14
1796foods:

611. Honey-Glazed Ham
I rarely cook a ham, when I’m making a roast I normally plump for chicken, or occasionally pork, but I thought that ham would make a nice change. Pie’s mum makes this amazing honey and mustard glazed ham which gets this thick, sticky, caramelized coating on the outside, and I wanted to try and make something similar. Mine was not quite as good, I think my glaze was a little runnier so it tended to run off and gave a hint of honey and mustard all over the meat rather than a thick layer on the top, but it still tasted lovely. The sweetness of the honey with the saltiness of the ham is always going to be a winning combination in my book.
611 down, 1185 to go

1796foods:

611. Honey-Glazed Ham

I rarely cook a ham, when I’m making a roast I normally plump for chicken, or occasionally pork, but I thought that ham would make a nice change. Pie’s mum makes this amazing honey and mustard glazed ham which gets this thick, sticky, caramelized coating on the outside, and I wanted to try and make something similar. Mine was not quite as good, I think my glaze was a little runnier so it tended to run off and gave a hint of honey and mustard all over the meat rather than a thick layer on the top, but it still tasted lovely. The sweetness of the honey with the saltiness of the ham is always going to be a winning combination in my book.

611 down, 1185 to go

Jun 14

parislemon: Skinny Dip →

parislemon:

On Saturday, I wrote a post entitled: Just A Friendly Reminder: If You Sold Your Apple Stock In October, You Were, In Fact, An Idiot

A few hours later, my TechCrunch colleague Robin Wauters took a shot at it with: Selling Apple In October Wasn’t The Best Move, But Not Buying Google Was Worse

Jun 14
Jun 14
todaysdocument:

On December 12, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Roosevelt was awarded the prize for his work negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

todaysdocument:

On December 12, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Roosevelt was awarded the prize for his work negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

Jun 14

smarterplanet:

With Duolingo you learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web.

http://duolingo.com

Duolingo Intro (by duolingo)

Jun 12

What “Big Data” can Learn from Dubai’s Skyscrapers & Sewage System

dbreunig:

Suddenly, we love data. It’s the hero in our TV shows, saves our baseball teams, generates our art, and is the topic of the moment at Davos. Our obsession borders on religion: we believe data is infallible, containing a single, emergent truth (the Guardian’s Datablog’s subtitle is “Facts are Sacred”). If our businesses or institutions are failing we say they need more data.

But when we embrace “Big Data” we neglect the operations and environments we hope the data will improve. Which is unfortunate because data’s value is determined by how well we capitalize on the intelligence it produces. If a film studio identifies a new trend they’re limited by how long a film takes to produce. If a retail outlet discovers that peanut butter buyers can also be sold bananas, they’re limited by how quickly employees can rearrange shelves.

Adding more data to the mix doesn’t help if infrastructures aren’t upgraded. If we ignore the systems we aim to improve, the data we crave is worth only a fraction of its potential value.

For those of us investing in or producing data, the bottleneck is our users, culture, and infrastructure. We’d be wise to learn from examples in other fields and scenarios. Take Dubai, for instance, where skyscrapers sprung up while sewage systems stagnated.

No One Wants their Name on a Sewer

Dubai’s record-setting skyline emerged over the last decades, fueled by rising fuel prices. Wikipedia lists 195 skyscrapers built or under construction in the once quiet city, whose population has more than quintupled in the last 30 years.

But all is not rosy: while the skyline was funded the sewage system was ignored. In 2008, The Wall Street Journal wrote, “By one estimate, some $300 billion in new projects are going up in Dubai in the next 10 years… But Dubai’s single, 30-year-old sewage-treatment plant isn’t keeping up. Sewage output here is rising by 25% a year.” The 160-floor Burj Khalifa alone was designed to house 25,000 people, nearly a 10th of Dubai’s total population when their sewage treatment plant was built.

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Jun 12

A Momentary Flow: Study shows that kids, unlike adults, think technology is fundamentally human →

wildcat2030:

Via Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future

Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations. These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply…