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Giovanni Ghignone
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amazing footage. One only gets the scale of it at the end, but wow it's mind-blowing
 
Mind-blowing to observe a glacier calving of this magnitude. The scale just does my head in. Thanks +Kenny Inggs for the share.
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yes I love this :)
 
My Thursday Morning Gif Winner!
Because this is the best prank ever, and she wasn't a good sport about it. So kudos to this guy.

#gif  
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I loved Breaking Bad. And this just makes it better :)
Toxel.com - Design, Inspiration and Technology Blog
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jeepers!
 
Can't stop looking at this. These things are practically flying. Yet turning on a dime.

From Wikipedia: 
The AC72 (America's Cup 72 class) is a wing sail catamaran box rule, governing the construction and operation of the yachts to be used in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup selection series and the 2013 America's Cup. This new and revolutionary design is extremely expensive and has allowed the development of foils that lift the hull out of the water, in some conditions leading to extreme boat speeds well over 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph).
It was expected to sail faster than the wind: upwind at 1.2 times the speed of the true wind, and downwind at 1.6 times the speed of the true wind. But in fact it proved faster, averaging about 1.8 times the speed of the wind with peaks slightly over 2.3. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed at 44.15 knots (81 km/h, 50 mph) in 15.8 knots of wind (2.79 times the wind speed) on July 18, 2013.
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Still love this car
 
What a great view! 
The BMW Z8 at Lake Como during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
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X-Men is back. I hope this restores my faith in the series
 
This looks like it is going to be amazing!

#XMen   #DaysofFuturePast  
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There is a little shop down the road from where I live. It’s a shop that I drove past for 6 months before venturing into, because I thought it was a nursery. Yes, I’m an idiot and no I can’t read. But eventually I noticed that they sold coffee too. I noticed this because they put up a chalk board outside the shop that said “best coffee in town”. Well, now there’s a bold statement if ever I heard one, and I considered myself a mild coffee snob ...
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this looks interesting... 
 
Less rules. More Performance. 
The first-ever BMW 2 Series Coupé.
http://bit.ly/1fVfu1L
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Totally going to buy myself one of those :)

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awesome work, +Tim Ferguson so stoked for you :)
 
So it's just been confirmed that I'm being published in 1x.com's limited edition 2013 year-book. If you can afford to be 1 of 1700 people that'll be able to get their hands on one -- all of their past year-books have sold out -- your hard earned €79 (inclusive of worldwide shipping) will get you a hefty 1.4kg hardcover photo-book containing 220 full sized photos, including the very first ever photo of my daughter Maia's dramatic entrance into our lives. http://1x.com/passion/
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So rad
 
Pretty great letter from In Utero producer Steve Albini to +Nirvana on getting paid and what it means to support artists:

#5: Dough. I explained this to Kurt but I thought I'd better reiterate it here. I do not want and will not take a royalty on any record I record. No points. Period. I think paying a royalty to a producer or engineer is ethically indefensible. The band write the songs. The band play the music. It's the band's fans who buy the records. The band is responsible for whether it's a great record or a horrible record. Royalties belong to the band.

I would like to be paid like a plumber: I do the job and you pay me what it's worth. The record company will expect me to ask for a point or a point and a half. If we assume three million sales, that works out to 400,000 dollars or so. There's no fucking way I would ever take that much money. I wouldn't be able to sleep.

I have to be comfortable with the amount of money you pay me, but it's your money, and I insist you be comfortable with it as well. Kurt suggested paying me a chunk which I would consider full payment, and then if you really thought I deserved more, paying me another chunk after you'd had a chance to live with the album for a while. That would be fine, but probably more organizational trouble than it's worth.

Whatever. I trust you guys to be fair to me and I know you must be familiar with what a regular industry goon would want. I will let you make the final decision about what I'm going to be paid. How much you choose to pay me will not effect my enthusiasm for the record.

Some people in my position would expect an increase in business after being associated with your band. I, however, already have more work that I can handle, and frankly, the kind of people such superficialities will attract are not people I want to work with. Please don't consider that an issue.

In Utero turned 20 on Sept. 21.

http://kottke.org/13/09/steve-albinis-letter-to-nirvana

Source: http://imgur.com/a/p0tKn

/via +Jason Kottke
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