Category Archives: Technology

Apple Watch

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The above humble Seiko watch that Steve Jobs wore in this iconic photo sold at auction recently for $42,500.

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This Retro Futuristic Train Actually Existed

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Designed by Henry Dreyfuss, these trains (named “Mercury”) connected cities in the Midwest from 1936 to 1959.

It’s remarkable how something so dated can still look so cutting edge and futuristic. Seeing this photo makes me think I’m getting a glimpse into some parallel universe where this sleek and metallic aesthetic became the prevailing and dominant design principle.

You Just Have to Be Worthy: Real-Life Thor Hammer

This guy built a hammer that only he can pick up just like the mystical hammer carried around by Thor. Brilliant execution.

Related: Thor-themed street art.

Mildly Interesting

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I think I’m going to complain less about the lack of space on airplanes and feel even more #blessed about getting to experience flat-bed seats on a 16 hour flight after seeing this cross-section of a typical airliner.

Nihilistic Password Security Questions

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Soheil Rezayazdi came up with some password security questions that are a bit tougher to crack than “What was the name of your elementary school?”

Speaking of password security, if you haven’t seen it already then you need to watch John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden on said topic.

The Steve Jobs Effect

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Steve Jobs testing out the Photo Booth filters on the Mac in the offices of then-Apple employee Mike Matas back in 2005.

Name This Location

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This landscape looks familiar. Where on earth do you think this was photographed? Highlight below for the answer.

Okay, this was a trick question. It’s actually a photograph of Mount Sharp on Mars as taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover on September 9, 2015 and then stitched together in the composite view you see above. Look at that resolution. Mars!

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