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Despite it being imaginary, I already have SUCH a strong opinion on the cord-switch firing incident.
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magicseth
683 days ago
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On point
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brico
682 days ago
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A curiously bureaucratic and teleological vision from Randall; I look at these and see evolution, not design. The gooseneck lamp goes back well over a century. And the glass tumbler and the wooden table with aprons are even older forms.
Brooklyn, NY
Brstrk
682 days ago
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No mention on any documentation processes. Some heroes just go unsung.
duerig
682 days ago
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He missed designing for manufacturability. "This shape was chosen because it is easy to stamp out of sheet metal." or "These two parts snap together in order to eliminate two screws."
duerig
682 days ago
Also, I found out how they make plastic soda bottles recently. First, a test-tube shaped piece of plastic is cast. Then before it has cooled, they stick it at the opening of a mold and blow air through it until the sides conform to the shape of the mold. For large bottles (2-liter), they have a rod that automatically pushes the bottom of the tube down deeper into the mold as air is blown in. It is like automated glassblowing with plastic, done countless times over and over for a disposable bottle.
infini
682 days ago
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supernormal design as jasper morrison and naoko fukusawa would call it
Asia, EU, Africa
dukeofwulf
682 days ago
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Related: "I, Pencil." http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html
Covarr
682 days ago
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An artist spent several minutes deciding what objects to put on this table.
Moses Lake, WA
ossiander
683 days ago
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I could see this.
mburch42
683 days ago
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My life.
reconbot
683 days ago
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Truth behind objects
New York City
alt_text_bot
683 days ago
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Despite it being imaginary, I already have SUCH a strong opinion on the cord-switch firing incident.

Adventures in racism at the supermarket checkout

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At the supermarket checkout, three women clustered in front me, surrounded by kids. The women were friends or family members—and they were on a budget. One went to pay for her groceries, using her Pennsylvania Access EBT card. Food stamps. It was declined. Read the rest

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How To Make Sure You Get Enough To Eat At Holiday Parties

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foodWell, the holidays are at last upon us, as “upon us” is a holiday’s favorite place to sprawl, and that means one thing: making sure that you get enough to eat at holiday parties. There’s nothing worse than waking up in January and realizing you’ve practiced careful moderation in the face of temptation, also watching that waistline, and cravings, and jeans that fit: food is everywhere. Here are a few tips to make sure you get your fair share of empty calories between Thanksgivukkah and New Kwanzaa Boxing Day.

Don’t fill up on water.Water is full of empty fluids. If you’re trying to keep yourself from over-imbibing on cocktails, try matching every alcoholic beverage you drink with a glass of nog. Any variety of nog will do, as long as it leaves a film on your glass. Remember: if the glass ain’t fogged, your drink’s not nog, as the elves sing right before they get you.

Avoid the crudités. They’re a pointless vehicle for dip. Think of all the other foods you could be smearing that dip on: french onion smeared over a pimiento olive; pâté on sausage rolls. Celery is for suckers.

Stay away from protein and fiber. You’ve got bigger fish to fry (is there fried fish at this party?). Look at that cheese log. What do you do with logs?Build things with them.

Remember the hidden calories in drinks.Look very carefully for them; they’re hidden. Who knows how many drinks it will take for you to find them.

Before you take a bite of anything, ask as yourself: could I sprinkle peanut M&Ms on this?

Skip meals so you’ll be extra hungry.Don’t go crazy. Skip half a meal, maybe. Just make sure you show up irrational and dizzy, so those first two glasses of wine really pack a wallop. If you’re drinking, be sure to wait a few hours before you start eating, otherwise the food in your stomach might soak up some of the alcohol.

Balance your indulgences. If you’ve got a slice of carrot cake in your left hand, put some mini hot dogs wrapped in those little crescent rolls in your right, so you don’t fall over from the weight of it, I guess.

Bring an apple with you wherever you go. This will protect you from witches.

Don’t go back for seconds. Eat off other people’s plates when they get up to go to the bathroom.

Bring your own vegetables.That way you can throw them away wherever you are, and they won’t stink up your trash can.

Cut servings in half before you eat. Fill the empty swath between your portion halves with gravy, then eat both halves. You could put some dip on that gravy, you know. Just because your food’s got gravy on it doesn’t mean you couldn’t use some dip.

Cranberry sauce is a waste of time. It’s just fancy jam. That’s all it is. You could eat that at home.

Portion control. Don’t let your portions boss you around, I guess. Eat them. You’re the boss; they’re just amounts of food.

Remember: pecan pie has the most calories of almost any holiday dessert, so start with that and work your way down.

Read more How To Make Sure You Get Enough To Eat At Holiday Parties at The Toast.

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synapsecracklepop
1735 days ago
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For KK, who missed is first time 'round.
Atlanta
jprodgers
1736 days ago
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Anything not covered in gravy is a waste of time. Good thing gravy goes with everything. Also concur with skipping the fancy jam. Cranberry chutney on the other-hand is really good.
Somerville, MA
ryanbrazell
1738 days ago
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Richmond, VA
TheMadav
1739 days ago
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Holidays are coming...
Frankfurt, Germany
Sarahcr
1739 days ago
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Good advice I've been following for many holiday seasons ;)
Somerville, Massachusetts
iaravps
1739 days ago
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"Don’t let your portions boss you around, I guess. Eat them. You’re the boss; they’re just amounts of food."
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
tdarby
1739 days ago
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"water is full of empty fluids". So true.
Baltimore, MD
Courtney
1739 days ago
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IT'S JUST FANCY JAM. The Toast knows what's up about holiday eating.
Portland, OR
StunGod
1739 days ago
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Definitely good advice for the coming holiday gluttony.
Portland, Oregon, USA, Earth
TheUnchosenOne
1739 days ago
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"Remember the hidden calories in drinks. Look very carefully for them; they’re hidden. Who knows how many drinks it will take for you to find them."
Madison, WI
smadin
1740 days ago
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This will protect you from witches.
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