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  • PCB Silkscreen Easter Eggs

    PCB Silkscreen Easter Eggs

    Hidden messages or easter eggs on circuit boards, often referred to as “silkscreen easter eggs,” are fun and deliberately secretive messages hidden on the silkscreen layer of printed circuit boards (PCBs). The silkscreen layer is the topmost layer of a PCB, typically used for labeling components, indicators, providing assembly instructions, or other information. Normally these…

  • Gemini XII Mission Photography

    Gemini XII Mission Photography

    I found myself going down a rabbit hole of NASA photography today. Gemini XII was part of the Gemini Space Program that ran between 1961–1966. Gemini XII specifically was a crewed mission, commanded by James A. Lovell (who flew on Gemini VII previously). Buzz Aldrin was the co-pilot. Gemini XII was a special mission. It…

  • Tottenham’s James Maddison has Harry Potter-themed tattoos

    This past week, Tottenham completed a speedy transfer. Spurs fans (present company included), are no doubt excited for new prospects. Enter, James Maddison, a young Right Winger from Leicester. Flexible and undeniably talented, it’s been suggested the team is exploring his support potential for Kane and Son. Charlie Eccleshare at the Athletic writes: By Wednesday,…

  • Rodeo is Turning America’s Whitest Big City Black

    Tressie McMillan Cottom writing for The New York Times: In the historical scope, it makes sense why protracted conflict marred this city. It is less obvious what a Juneteenth celebration would mean for Portland. The city does not have Texas’ history with enslaved people. It does not have the cultural history of the American South.…

  • Ralph Lauren’s Bedford home is a Georgian cottage dream

    Ralph Lauren’s Bedford home is a Georgian cottage dream

    Lauren has an impeccable taste for vintage autos, speedsters and probably owns the sickest personal car garage I’ve ever seen. That much is true. We all know about Ralph Lauren’s love for cars. But what about his home in Bedford, New York? Welp, enter the Architectural Digest’s archives. Which rarely disappoint if I may add:…

  • Nearly 300 episodes later, Hot Ones still gets it

    Nearly 300 episodes later, Hot Ones still gets it

    From The New York Times: “‘Hot Ones’ was just the dumbest idea of all time,” Schonberger said, only half-joking. “How is it, philosophically, that the dumbest idea is the best?” “It’s like, well, we can’t just have people get drunk or high,” he went on, “but I think we can get people to eat spicy…

  • Ken Block’s ELECTRIKHANA, Audi S1 HOONITRON in Las Vegas streets

    Ken Block’s ELECTRIKHANA, Audi S1 HOONITRON in Las Vegas streets

    Earlier this year, Ken Block tragically died in a snowmobiling accident. He was known for many things. For one, he was an avid skateboarder and co-founded DC Shoes. But to many, he was known for his Hoonigan brand and Gymkhana/Motosports notoriety. Block’s Hoonitron was a highly anticipated all-electric vehicle design featured in his Electrikhana film.…

  • One Day in the Coldest Village on Earth — Yakutia

    One Day in the Coldest Village on Earth — Yakutia

    Yakutia, also known as The Republic of Sakha is one of the coldest places on Earth. The region has been inhabited by Yakuts (Turkic Sahka) since the 9th Century (or perhaps earlier). @KiunB on YouTube put together this fascinating short documentary on their lives living in the extreme cold.