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Lake Oberon in Tasmania. Photo by Dylan Gehlken: http://goo.gl/NtKYwC #photography
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There's an interview here with a tattoo artist named Xoïl (aka Loïc) from the south of France. The interview itself is almost free of content; but the pictures of his work! I honestly can't guess which of these, or the other pictures of his work I can find online, I like the best. He's an artist of the highest caliber.

You can find a better interview with him, where he talks much more about his work, style, and process, at http://blog.tattoodo.com/2014/05/30-abstract-photoshop-tattoos-by-xoil/ . (Although the photos in that one aren't quite as clear)

h/t to @TheQuinnspiracy on Twitter for finding this.
Trust me when I say you’ll know if a tattoo was been done by Xoïl on sight. His work with the graphic style is distinct; there’s a reason he’s one of the first people to come to mind whenever I talk about a style that’s usually just referred to as ‘Photoshop’. Keeping with Tattoo Snob’s …
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Exploring in creative I found this small text bug...
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To clarify, this is what pops up when you tap the monster spawner egg (for Enderman) to select it.
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The day is coming when designer babies are the norm, space travel is available to everyone, and robots have personhood and even pay taxes. It may not be coming soon, but a number of futurist political parties have emerged in the last few years to make sure we’re ready when it does.
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Americans now discriminate more on the basis of party than on race, gender or any of the other divides we typically think of — and that discrimination extends beyond politics into personal relationships and non-political behaviors.” This according to a study published last year by Stanford and Princeton researchers.  The divide is as fierce as it has been, since… since previous phases of the recurring American Civil War. See: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/09/phases-of-american-civil-war.html

I found this excerpt interesting: “Also of note is that the partisan polarization occurs even though Americans aren’t all that split on policies or ideology. Their partisanship is more tribal than anything — the result of an ill-informed electorate. “In order to have an understanding of the ideology of your party and the opposing party you have to have a lot of information….”
 
And hence, polemicists on both sides (though one far worse than the other) strive to oversimplify and to downplay science. The article blames we, in the electorate.  And sure, some fault lies there.  But history tells us how our ancestors got out of similar phases, in the past.  And it always took just one thing.  One thing that’s needed now.
 
Blue America (the Union) has to wake up, get mad, win the damned thing, turn the nation back toward a scientific and calmly, can-do future… one that pragmatically negotiates, mixing a mostly decent government with even-greater emphasis on joyful-competition and self-reliance... and thus we can restore a blessed, though much-maligned word and process to our tormented land.
The problem with politics isn’t Washington, but a hyper-tribal electorate.
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It might look real, but is it? With Password Alert, get a warning if you enter your Google password into a site that isn’t the Google login page. Get Password Alert for Chrome → goo.gl/dVRqTo
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Woman’s selfie montage shows struggles with hair-pulling disorder, depression.

Rebecca Brown, 21, took a picture of herself every day for 6 1/2 years. She recently turned them into a four-minute time-lapse video that documents her battle with trichotillomania, a condition in which someone has the urge to pull out her hair, as well as her struggles with severe depression and compulsive skin picking.

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Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a neighboring neuron. A team of biologists from Vanderbilt University has published new work in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that investigates these connections at the molecular and cellular level.
“Alterations in dendritic spines are associated with many neurological and developmental disorders, such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down Syndrome,” said Donna Webb, research team lead. “However, the formation and maintenance of spines is a very complex process that we are just beginning to understand.”  Read more on their work: bit.ly/1JlyDIN

Publication: The Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor (GEF) Asef2 Promotes Dendritic Spine Formation via Rac Activation and Spinophilin-dependent Targeting.  Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2015. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.605543
Image:  Fluorescent microphotograph of neurons that shows filapodia extending out from dendrite. Image courtesy: Webb Lab / Vanderbilt
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NVIDIA already had every Android gamer drooling when they announced the NVIDIA SHIELD TV console, but now they’ve outdone themselves. Without a formal announcement, the company has put up a new variant of the SHIELD on their website. It’s costs $100 more than the base model, but gives you over 30x the storage. That’s right, …
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A couple friends of mine worked there so I checked them out a couple years ago to find it is probably the best hole in the wall Thai you can find in GR, and I mean that in a good way. Just went to Erb Thai yesterday and was COMPLETELY disappointed, while Googling around for other Thai places, this popped up and I remembered how amazing it was. Want to leave a review because I love their food the few times I've had it and I need to go back for more. The place is small, but very clean and the food is very tasty. I do remember them having styrofoam, something I dislike, but I cannot comment if they still use it or not, or if they offer something else for take home or takeout. Either way, I finished my meal each time I was there so it wasn't anything I had to worry about.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
First I'll mention the good things. The food was flavorful, tasty, and spicy. I ordered the medium plus spice level (1tbsp) in the pineapple curry with scallops. Girlfriend ordered a peanut sauce rice dish with medium spice (1tsp). We also ordered the "crab cheese" (crab rangoons), which is where my disappointment began. Now while the food was very tasty, I was very unhappy with the consistency, the service, and the take home box. First and foremost, the crab cheese was very inconsistent because only two of them had an okay amount of filling (all four of them could have been more full of crab cheese filling), and when I brought this up to one of the two servers I got the response, "I watched them make it, they put a spoonful of filling in them, it's probably in the sides." This appalled me because I am the customer and I was the one who ate the food, I should know about what was in it. Word of advice: if they're not called crab rangoons, don't order them. In addition to the server not hearing my complaint, the crab cheese was also not crispy enough. Frankly, for getting 4 crab rangoons for 3.50 or something was VERY disappointing and I will never purchase them here again, that is if I even go there again. Now for my meal, it was very good, but again, the consistency was lacking. I only had two pieces of pineapple in my dish along with a cold half ring next to the fried rice. The cold half ring helped cool the spice level, but I was very disappointed that ordering a 'pineapple curry fried rice' only netted me two pieces of pineapple in the actual dish. There were enough scallops in the dish, but the lack of pineapple really got to me and I found my self more and more disappointed as I picked through the food looking for possible pineapple chunks. Then when I asked for a take home box I got a small styrofoam container for my food which upset me as I do not support businesses who do not use acceptable take home boxes like typical Chinese food boxes or something that wasn't styrofoam, which we all know is terrible for the environment and unhealthy for humans to consume (something that is inevitable when you put hot items against the styrofoam surface causing it to melt particles into your food). My girlfriend was very satisfied with her dish, though she had a craving for a peanut sauce Asian dish, so there's no way she could have been upset. Overall, the tasty food did not make up for the poor customer service when I had a complaint about the food I ordered. Couple that with the inconsistency and I choose to leave this review online to express my dissatisfaction and desire to find better thai restaurants in Grand Rapids instead of Erb Thai.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I first went to Moe's a long time ago and while I enjoyed the experience, it was only until recently that I returned. Seeing the place as a competitor to Qdoba, I decided to see how they'd handle my usual Qdoba order: a steak/pork quesadilla with some veggies added. While I enjoyed my order differently than Qdoba's, what fascinated me was their deliciously warm white queso cheese to dip chips in, so much so that all I ordered next time I was there was simply chips and cheese to have a snack on my dinner break. This time however, I was waiting in the lunch rush line with my mother and had time to thoroughly peruse their menu to discover that they make a Crunchwrap! Now obviously it is not a crunchwrap, but I've made these at home, and they weren't even half as good as Moe's Stackers! I had tofu with guac, white queso, corn pico, caramelized onions, and black beans. Overall, I am quite satisfied, and if I had eaten more than I did the previous day I may have saved half, which I would suggest you do as well! This food would be easily heated up by microwave or oven or pan at a future time. Moe's is to Qdoba what Subway is to Jimmy John's, but without all the bad rap. If you want to check out their mission statement and company concepts, check out the wheel on the wall behind the workers while you're waiting in line. And while I mention their competition with Qdoba, it is interesting to note that at Qdoba I don't get the cheese unless there are more than a few people to eat it and I usually spend $9, whereas at Moe's I've been spending nearly $12 because I always return for more queso! But if you make a good product, then what's not to love? My wallet sure loves money but sometimes I have to put him in his place - back in my back pocket. Okay that was terrible, but enjoy the food it is amazing!
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I look back fondly on my memories of Nims over other elementary schools I went to. Not sure how it has changed in 18 years, though...
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While driving to my band's cookout yesterday, we spotted numerous Asian cuisine restaurants along the way, Bamboo among them. Today, the girlfriend and I decided to retake that route and we ended up at Bamboo. Upon walking in, you'll find a quaint little restaurant with nice atmosphere and wonderful workers willing to help you customize your food in any way you'd like. We first ordered drinks, a Thai iced coffee (tasted like a coffee stout beer!) and a Thai iced tea (flowery tasting tea with some sort of fruit juice mixed in I think) and for an appetizer, we tried the spring rolls ($3.25) and ordered a pork egg roll too ($1.25/ea). The spring rolls were unexpectedly served cold with tasty greens, shrimp, and pork along with a tasty peanut sauce. They were not only amazing, but my girlfriend couldn't get enough of the tasty peanut sauce. Then our food came - Pad Thai w/ tofu ($8.95 if I remember correctly) and a curry dish, the green one ($8.95 +$2 for shrimp). The Pad Thai looked amazing served with a crepe-like egg wanton around the edges. My dish, the curry with shrimp served soup-like in a bowl, came with green beans, snow peas, bamboo shoots, and rice, which was served in a separate bowl that I quickly added to the soup like curry dish to soak up the liquid. Both dishes were not only amazing, but for the amount of food on the plate they were excellently priced! We both brought home leftovers that I can't wait to dig into later. I highly recommend this beautiful little place if you're looking for some authentic Vietnamese or Thai cuisine. We will definitely be going back!
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
One of the better cafes downtown, it sits right next to Madcap Coffee and I highly recommend Local Mocha over it's neighbor. They not only have various kinds of coffee drinks, including soy options, but also serve food including breakfast and lunch sandwiches that are delicious! If you have a sweet tooth, try their homemade caramel or homemade chocolate. It'll leave you wanting more, making sure you make return trips to say hi to the owners and their kids.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Dual Brewery/Cafe with a nice atmosphere (visited late Sunday afternoon) and rather good beer. Had Czar Carr Russian Imperial Stout, 12.7% Drinks similarly to Founder's Breakfast Stout, but heavier and exactly like a Russian Imperial Stout should taste. Excellent brew. Grilfriend had the Hippie Wheat, 5.2% Nice floral smell of hops and wheat with a slight spice as you drink it.
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reviewed a year ago