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  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • My page/text sizes are wonky!

    09/20/2014 6:54:54 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 26 replies
    Self | 9/20/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    What in the blue blazes is up with my computer now??? First I found it loading pages at a smaller size than I had it set. Then when I corrected the problem on those pages, other pages that I wanted set smaller also jumped up a few sizes. I thought I was supposed to be able to set each page's size individually? Now the size of one page affects the sizes of others!!! Could this have anything to do with that "open candy" my anti-virus shield found?
  • Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins ( more USB ports)

    09/18/2014 12:18:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Tony Smith,
    More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it... *********************************************** Review You might think that as a purveyor of a nifty compact computer selling in the millions, you’d consider two years after the debut of your first offering that it was high time you tempted back the buyers with a go-faster, more capacious and shinier model. Heck, Apple and others don’t even wait that long: they upgrade products year in, year out. Not so for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, for whom such compressed upgrade cycles are vulgarly short. The very first Raspberry Pi Model B micros slipped out early...
  • Anybody else Vape???

    09/16/2014 2:07:38 AM PDT · by djf · 53 replies
    djf
    After having been a smoker for just about 40 years, I made the plunge. I was very surprised - it pretty much totally eliminated the urge to smoke! Well, except for the hand thingy... but it took away the urge! It's been ten days so far. I have a nearby pack of smokes sittin around if need be. Curious about others situations and experiences.
  • Microsoft agrees to $2.5-billion deal to purchase 'Minecraft'

    09/15/2014 7:59:44 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/15/2014 | Paresh Dave
    Microsoft Corp. plans to spend $2.5 billion to buy what it called the most popular online game on Xbox, the building adventure title "Minecraft." “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft," Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, said in a statement Monday. The purchase of the game maker Stockholm, Sweden-based Mojang is expected to close late this year. Compared with Microsoft's blockbuster "Halo" franchise, "Minecraft" should give the company a younger audience to...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 14th, 2014.

    09/14/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 91 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunay, September 14th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • War Horses -- The KFPS Royal Friesian Horses

    09/13/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-13-14
    These horses were originally bred as "war horses" in the days of knights and armour. As armour got heavier, bigger horses were needed and the Friesian almost became extinct. They are back and are one of the most beautiful horses in stature as well as gait. What gorgeous animals. Just watching them becomes an emotional experience. Can you imagine what it would be like to ride one? Their manes and tails are the longest that I have seen and I noticed that when performing on grass, their hoofs do not kick up a divot, as they land flat footed. Creatures...
  • Mystery drone lands in family's backyard

    09/12/2014 7:33:35 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 60 replies
    wxyz ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Jonathan Carlson
    (WXYZ) Allen Park, Mich. - A mystery drone is the talk of Allen Park, as a family there watched the flying device land in their backyard. The operator--nowhere to be found. "We freaked out," said homeowner Roman Urista. He and his family were sitting in the backyard around a fire recently, when the drone hovered overhead, lights on and propellers roaring. It crash landed in the family's yard, still buzzing. "It didn't look like a hobby toy to me," said Urista. The Drone, valued at around $500, was equipped with an onboard camera. The family was scared to go near...
  • UPDATE: Pilot Killed In Reno Air Races Crash Remembered As Founder Of Sport Class

    09/09/2014 10:25:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    KOVR CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | September 8, 2014 | Steve Large
    The Reno Fire Chief tells CBS13 the plane fell apart in the air, as it was flying low through an obstacle course during the qualifying stage of the Reno National Air Race Championships. The plane quickly hit the ground, killing Lee Behel, 64 of San Jose, a man well-known in the air racing community.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 7th, 2014.

    09/07/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 92 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, September 7th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom

    09/07/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | August 25, 2014 | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
    Earlier this month, two fan conventions came to London: Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convention, commonly know as Worldcon. Worldcon is in its 72nd year, a huge old dinosaur (or perhaps an aging dragon) of science-fiction fandom. This year more than 10,000 people paid for memberships, which included entrance to the annual Hugo Awards. The official guests of honor were revered science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors, and illustrators, all of whom were in their 60s and 70s. Nine Worlds was smaller, younger, and catered to a more varied crowd including comics, TV, and fanfic followers. But since both...
  • (The Decline of Western Civilization) Robot Couch Can Drive You to the Fridge and Back

    09/07/2014 1:28:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    c/net ^ | September 5, 2014 | Lexy Savvides
    Robot Couch Can Drive You to the Fridge and Back With a Raspberry Pi and USB gamepad controller letting you run riot on your sofa, this student project is couched in innovation. Sometimes, getting up off the couch to grab a drink is far too time consuming. What if you could drive the couch to the fridge instead? Well, your dreams of an automated couch have come true. Nine engineering students at the University of New South Wales in Australia have designed a robotic couch that can be controlled using a standard USB gamepad. Featuring a custom-built steel chassis with...
  • Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport

    09/06/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 1, 2014 10:35 p.m. ET | Douglas Belkin
    Sean Bensema stayed up late one recent evening practicing and woke up unusually early the next morning to prepare for the biggest moment of his life: a tryout for an athletic scholarship to college. The shaggy-haired 18-year-old didn’t need to change out of the T-shirt he slept in or even leave his parents’ house to make the squad. He just set up his laptop on the dining-room table and started stunning his enemies with fire shot from the hands of his digital avatar. Mr. Bensema is among 150 players competing for a spot on the nation’s first varsity videogame team....
  • Louisiana has great options for public-land dove hunters(cute Picture)

    09/03/2014 1:36:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/3/14 | Todd Masson
    Louisiana hunters have scratched and clawed across the flaming sands of the offseason desert, but they're feeling the cool breeze of the oasis, and it ain't no mirage. Dove season opens Saturday, and for thousands of outdoors enthusiasts, it's the official start of fall. Hunters who couldn't care less about wing-shooting the rest of the season gather over planted and disced fields for the opening-day festivities that are as much a social gathering as a hunt. Historically, the season has always opened at noon, giving hunters time to get to the fields, set up the grills and tell lies about...
  • Cheating Hubbies: However Smart You May Be… You Will Be Caught

    09/02/2014 4:24:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Muna Ahmed
    Flat tyre exposes a cheating 'Romeo'Mr Romeo was in love with another woman who was younger than his wife and according to him more beautiful and attractive. It was love at first sight. He started the affair from the word go. His Juliet started writing love letters to him, expressing how deeply she loves him, and how much she misses him. It was very difficult for Romeo to tear these love letters. He enjoyed reading them every day. So how could he keep them and hide the love missives from his wife. Eureka, he found the perfect place – he...
  • Dickinson jokes he’s only a part-time singer

    09/01/2014 6:35:46 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 38 replies
    classicrock.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Martin Kielty
    Maiden frontman wishes he’d been born in 19th century - as he confirms another outing in WWI fighter plane
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, August 31st, 2014.

    08/31/2014 5:02:41 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 8/31/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • 2014 Fantasy Football - A Pick'em League

    08/30/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | Aug 30 2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. "FINO FOOTBALL IN NAMEONLY" Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win.
  • Fantasy Football League

    08/30/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT · by Lynn · 4 replies
    Need a few more managers for my FFL. If interested e-mail bljcontracting@gmail.com. Thanks.
  • Gun Talk Media ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...

    08/28/2014 7:17:21 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 4 replies
    Gun Talk Media/ You Tube Video ^ | August 22, 2014 | Tom Greasham
    Gun Talk Media ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Published on Aug 22, 2014... Ryan Gresham and Tom Gresham were challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-buc...) by reps from Ruger and Brownells. Ryan and Tom answered the challenge - by donating to the cause (http://bit.ly/1ttaq9z) AND by taking on the ice buckets. Gun Talk challenges Lipsey's, Nosler, Crimson Trace, Jim Shepherd of The Shooting Wires, and Hickok 45! Join Gun Talk in donating to find a cure for ALS - You can also donate at http://www.als.net/ and http://www.teamgleason.org/. #NoWhiteFlags
  • No One Needs 2 Know! Dabbling in Disney & Cartoon Network.

    08/28/2014 11:45:26 AM PDT · by lee martell · 10 replies
    Aug. 28 2014 | lee martell
    I admit it, I'm hooked on following the news. I look at World News to check on our Israeli friends, I have ongoing concerns about affairs in the Ukraine. I'm concerned about Ebola and it's poor management. I'm frustrated about Common Core being pushed in our schools, but hopeful in can be removed, now that more are paying attention. I did not have fun reading about Ferguson. However, sometimes, I need a break from the hard news. I deliberately step off that broken down carousel of never ending events. Times like these, I may turn to something lighter and totally...
  • Bi-Weekly Thread Thread #7, August 26, 2014

    08/26/2014 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 8 replies
    8/26/2014 | RG
    Welcome everyone to the bi-weekly Thread Thread, a once every other week post of all things sewing. Join us to discuss, ask questions and learn everything you've ever wanted to talk about, ask or discover about sewing. We include anything you can make with fabric, needle and thread. Share with us some or you designs and ideas on how to become more self-sufficient by making your own clothing, home decor or anything else.
  • ACTION COMICS #1 Sells Super Well, Breaks Single-Issue Record

    08/25/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Nerdist ^ | August 25, 2014
    One of the most important comics of all time became the highest-selling of all time this week: Action Comics #1 sold for $3.2 million dollars on eBay, nailing the record for the most expensive comic sold of all time. The sale beats the previous record holder, a 2011 auction for Action Comics #1 which went for $2,161,000, according to Business Wire. The comic – which looks good at 76 years old – is graded at a 9.0 with white pages. The issue is the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joel Shuster creation Superman back in 1938. It also helped...
  • God Made a Dog

    08/25/2014 5:25:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-25-14
    Video at link.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, August 24th, 2014.

    08/24/2014 5:00:33 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 52 replies
    The Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, August 24th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 12 replies
    Racer.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • Congressman wants to ban sale of enhanced body armor to civilians

    08/22/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8-8-2014 | Chris Eger
    Rep. Mike Honda, (D-CA), has submitted a bill to the U.S. House that would prohibit the sale, use or possession of what he terms military-grade body armor. Honda reasons that this measure would aid law enforcement in taking out an active shooter, since the active shooter wouldn’t be able to obtain body armor. “There is no reason this type of armor, which is designed for warfare, should be available in our communities except for those who need it, like law enforcement,” Honda said in a statement last week. “There’s nothing more dangerous than what a well-armored, unstoppable active shooter can...
  • Picture Information Extractor 6.7

    08/22/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    picmeta.com ^ | August 22,2014 | picmeta.com
    PIE is an unique picture browser and viewer with exquisite photo metadata and file renaming features. It extracts EXIF, XMP and IPTC from JPG, TIF and RAW files and makes it available in a convenient and welcoming interface. One part of the EXIF header is standardized and contains information such as date and time pictures were taken, shutter speed and aperture or whether the flash was used. But a lot of information such as program mode, white balance settings or lens data, is stored in the Makernote block, which is proprietary and can usually only be read with special software...
  • C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About...

    08/21/2014 3:04:53 PM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Instructables ^ | 8-21-14 | RobbGodshaw
    This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the other letters would work as tools, I set out to explore the mechanical utility of the forsaken letters of our alphabet.
  • 2014 FReeper Pick'em Fantasy Football League

    08/21/2014 7:57:30 AM PDT · by texas booster · 3 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | Aug 21 2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win. This year I am trying out tie breakers. Yahoo! gives us two, game scores and most/fewest points. We'll see if we like it. So for week 1, I may pick Dallas to beat San Fran in San Fran, and assign...
  • Liberals Shoot Guns For The 1st Time (video)

    08/20/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | BuzzFeedYellow
    "Never in my life did I think I'd shoot a shotgun."
  • The Culture of Blechh

    08/19/2014 3:12:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Nationak Catholic Register ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Simcha Fisher
    The other day, I announced my pregnancy on my Patheos blog. Having used up all my creativity in making the actual baby, I didn't order custom-printed baby announcement M&M's to sprinkle around the house and then video my kids' reaction when they discovered them. I just put a picture of my belly sticking out and wrote, "Hooray!" Because I am lucky, I got dozens of happy congratulations, some from people I know, some from people I've never met or heard of. Then, inevitably, a surprsingly slow 48 hours later, a commenter left the first poo in the punchbowl, saying: "Here's...
  • Little League Baseball Player Is Also a Player-Player

    08/18/2014 4:28:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/18 | Jessica Roy
    Presley Smith is a baseball player, but he's also, like, an actual player. During last night's Little League World Series game, Smith did what any enterprising adolescent boy might do: He used a national television broadcast to let all the ladies out there know he's down. When the chyron flashed on the screen displaying Smith's hobby, it wasn't comic books or video games or volunteering at the soup kitchen. It was "talking to girls." Unfortunately for Smith, though he hit the ball, he was out at first base.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, August 17th, 2014.

    08/17/2014 5:01:02 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 27 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, August 17th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Man With 453 Piercings, Horns Sent Back From Dubai Airport

    08/17/2014 1:14:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 122 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    German national put on flight back to TurkeyAuthorities at Dubai International Airport put a German national, named as Rolf Buchholz, back on a flight to where he had come from, preventing him from entering the country. According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, Rolf was sent back to Turkey. Sources quoted in the report said the man was covered in piercings, holes in his faces and also had two ‘horns’ protruding from his forehead. People at Dubai International Airport were horrified by his appearance, the report stated. The man was reportedly coming to Dubai to make an appearance at...
  • A Comprehensive Guide to YouTube’s Dumbest and Most Dangerous Teen Trends

    08/17/2014 12:43:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    YouTube has known its fair share of dangerous, destructive and ill-advised trends, but even by those standards, the “fire challenge” hits new lows. The so-called challenge consists of pouring rubbing alcohol on oneself, lighting it on fire, and putting the resulting blaze out before you sustain third-degree burns and/or burn your house down. Needless to say, not everyone succeeds — a 15-year-old in Kentucky sustained second-degree burns this week. Why, precisely, would you do such a thing? In the words of one enraged YouTube vlogger, whose rant against the trend has earned almost 10,000 views: “Are you dumb? No, seriously...
  • Ferrari Sells for $38-Million at Auction, Breaking World Record

    08/17/2014 12:29:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which was once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California, auction house Bonhams said. The price offered on Thursday by a bidder whose identity was not disclosed surpassed the $30 million (all figures U.S.) paid last year for a 1954 Mercedes Benz W196 race car, also sold by Bonhams, the auctioneers said in a press release. “We’ve always maintained that we would exceed the current world record and that the car would bring between $30-$40-million...
  • Will Power on pole for IndyCar race at Milwaukee

    08/17/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 8 replies
    autoweek ^ | Aug. 17, 2014 | N/a
    Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya qualify 2-3 on Saturday Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power earned pole on Saturday for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest. Power, driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, recorded a two-lap average speed of 169.262 mph on the Milwaukee Mile for his third pole of the season and 35th of his Indy car career. The 250-lap race at the Milwaukee Mile will be telecast by NBCSN on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/will-power-pole-indycar-race-milwukee-mile#sthash.l2CIHsHD.dpuf
  • 2014 FReeper Pick'em Fantasy Football League

    08/16/2014 9:16:32 AM PDT · by texas booster · 23 replies
    pure vanity ^ | 08/16/2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. "FINO FOOTBALL IN NAMEONLY" Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win. This year I am trying out tie breakers. Yahoo! gives us two, game scores and most/fewest points. We'll see if we like it. So for week 1, I may pick Dallas to beat San Fran in...
  • Iranian Couple Uses Taxi as Mobile Bookstore

    08/15/2014 4:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 15, 2014 | Aileen Graef
    "We just want to tell everyone that individuals can make effort to make the world a better place to live for everyone and we shouldn't judge each other according to the cover," said Sarvebaz.YezdanY and SarvebaZ HeraneR are making commuting in Tehran more enjoyable by providing a mobile bookstore in their taxi. There are 40 titles on display in the cab, all in Farsi. One of the favorites, Sarvebaz said, is George Orwell's Animal Farm. "We just want to tell everyone that individuals can make effort to make the world a better place to live for everyone and we shouldn't...
  • Dubai Resident Wins Guinness Record for Longest Cycle Journey

    08/15/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014 | Sneha May Francis
    Nagaraj rode his bike for 14,195km across 900 Indian cities in 135 daysIt’s easy to get stuck in the good expat life in Dubai, but Indian-born Arcot Nagaraj wanted more from life. Over a year ago, he stepped out of the bubble and quit his job to return home to fulfil his childhood dream of making it to the Guinness Book of World Records. With the title for the “longest journey by bicycle in a single country” under his sleeve now, he’s clearly on top of the world. Back in Dubai to start his new professional innings, Nagaraj tells Emirates24|7...
  • #Fatkini Hashtag Inspires Women Of All Shapes To Post Unashamed Selfies

    08/14/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Posting selfies is quickly becoming a universal way for people to identify themselves as aligned to a particular idea or movement, and the newest selfie trend hopes to eliminate body-shaming. In doing so, women of all shapes are reshaping body-acceptance and the retail market. The hashtag, #Fatkini, has been on the rise the past few months as more and more women on social media have gained the confidence they need to sport the revealing swimwear. Most popularly used on both Instagram and Tumblr, the hashtag has already produced thousands of selfies of plus-size women, and a following fiercely devoted toward...
  • What makes Skateboards so popular with the boys of today?

    08/14/2014 1:37:41 AM PDT · by lee martell · 56 replies
    About twenty years ago, I began seeing a return of the skateboard. Suddenly, the kids of today were using a hobby tool I had grown up seeing during the 1960s. I know how particular the kids of today are, how jaded they are about having access to the latest in movies, music and sporting events. They usually expect these to be made available free of charge or at a low cost. I was surprised that such a simple, low tech item would be acceptable, let alone popular. This latest wave of skateboard popularity has gone on for years, long enough...
  • A Year's Chase 'Ends' With Just 1 Day of Marriage for Man (Could Not Handle Two Wives at a Time)

    08/12/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Muna Al Khanjari
    Man seeks to divorce as he could not handle two wives at a time An Arab man chased an Arab woman for more than a year to make her his second wife. However, the bride and her family were shocked at the end of the very first day of marriage when he said that he wanted to divorce her because he cannot handle two wives at a time. Dubai-based lawyer Aisha Al Tunaigi, founding partner of Al Matrooshi and Al Tunaiji Law Firm in Dubai, told Emirates 24|7 that the man realised after the first night with his second wife...
  • Bi-Weekly Thread Thread #6 August12, 2014

    08/12/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 4 replies
    August 12, 2014 | RG
    Welcome everyone to the bi-weekly Thread Thread, a once every other week post of all things sewing. Join us to discuss, ask questions and learn everything you've ever wanted to talk about, ask or discover about sewing. We include anything you can make with fabric, needle and thread. Share with us some or you designs and ideas on how to become more self-sufficient by making your own clothing, home decor or anything else.
  • Celebrate S'mores Day (No Campfire Required)

    08/10/2014 8:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | Alysia Gray Painter
    The gooey three-part treat shows up in surprising spots.While the oven or stove top is the route we traditionally go to make colder foods hotter, there've been other heat-it-up candidates through the modern age: hot plates, microwave ovens, the fireplace, even running a packet of something under the hot water tap. (We've all tried it.) But the small, outdoor fire preceded all of these by eons. And that there's only one contemporary dish associated with the original stove seems unlikely, and yet it stands: the s'more. Yep yep: Hot dogs and beans and coffee in a vintage pot all have...
  • How Sprint Cars Work: A Beginners Guide to Sprint Cars

    08/10/2014 3:04:23 PM PDT · by jjotto · 25 replies
    J & J Motorsports News ^ | undated | Al Drake and Craig Smith
    This is guide for the casual fan that would like to know how a sprint car works and what the various parts are on the car. Entry level education on the terms will help you at the race track when the announcer says "this broke" or a driver says he had a problem with "that" during an interview. The Chassis In this case, the chassis is manufactured by J&J Chassis Company. It is called a "downtube chassis" because it has tubes that run from the top of the roll cage down to the front of the car. This provides stiffness...
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Moving New Dressers, Disposing of old Greeting Cards

    08/09/2014 4:11:00 PM PDT · by lee martell · 15 replies
    Aug. 9 2014 | lee martell
    I was now ready to throw my broken down dresser into the rubbish where it should have been for the last two years. I looked on Craigslist for a few weeks and found what I sought nearby. There was a Walnut, six drawer Highboy, lightly stained now on a street corner, available for pickup. I located the street in Corte Madera, near Towne Centre Shopping Mall. I should have brought a rope with me, but wanted to get there quickly, as I only had 90 minutes to get this done before starting my evening job in Novato. I have a...