Phone Use Increases Dining Time

dining with phones

"The date stamp on the old footage was Thursday July 1 2004, the restaurant was real busy that day. We loaded up the footage on a large size monitor, and next to it on a separate monitor loaded up the footage of Thursday July 3 2014, the amount of customers where only a bit more than 10 years prior. I will quickly outline the findings. We carefully looked at over 45 transactions in order to determine the data below ..."

via dineability

Drone Control

drone

Ah, the future. What a wonderful place to live.

These types of headlines are only going to get more common.

Triathlete injured as drone filming race falls to ground

"The filming drone was hovering above competitors in Geraldton's Endure Batavia Triathlon about 9:00am on Sunday when the operator lost control.

It dropped about 10 metres, and competitor Raija Ogden says it hit her.

Learning Mind

babysquirrels

I like stuff like this and believe it all 100%. Well maybe. Probably. Possibly.

Learning Mind

With articles like this, who can resist giving it a peak?

Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death

Reminds me of a saying I made up once:

"I opened my mind, but a squirrel got in"

Crowd Supply

crowd

I'm not quite sure what this is.

Crowd Supply

It looks cool. It sounds cool. It has pretty pictures. But what do they do exacltly?

"Crowd Supply is how engineers and designers create great products on their own terms."

That doesn't really help.

Usually when I encounter a vague description of a company on their official website, I turn to Wikipedia which usually offers a few more details about what the company actually does. In this case searching Wikipedia for 'crowd supply' didn't help much.

Naked Club

nude

Here's a bunch of people being naked for some reason.

Naked Club

NSFW obviously. Well, unless you're working in the Naked Club offices.

While I support the idea of being naked (it's natural, after all), and can see the appeal, I do wonder about such things as cleaning the couch after having guests over. While nudity is natural, couches do not exist in nature. And what about stray smells? How about that dodgy Indian curry you had for dinner last night? The mind boggles while the eyes oggle.

Sharing is Caring

sharing

I've been very curious about the so called 'sharing economy'. There's no shortage of articles on it. It's interesting how it came about - desperate people armed with technology helping each other out - and wonder if something like this could have developed in Australia, where the government has a tendency to prop desperate people up so they aren't quite so desperate.

Remote Cat Playing

kittyo

This seems like a great product (assuming you have a cat). Just hope the cat doesn't get bored. Maybe some upgradable plug-in accessories might a good idea, such as a treat launcher or random dog bark emitter.

" The size and shape of a small coffee maker, Kittyo is controlled with an iOS or Android app and lets owners play with their cats using a built-in laser beam, give them treats from a dispenser, and monitor them or take videos with a built-in camera, and microphone."

Violent Scots

beatings

While you hear a lot about the crazy violent stuff that happens in the USA, I did find it slightly remarkable that during my 12 years there very few people I knew seemed to get beaten up. Growing up in New Zealand, beatings were pretty normal. The town I used to live in featured at least one or two big fights in the town square on a Friday and Saturday night. The police would stand around and watch for a while before breaking it up.

Calm Down

tea

When you need it, you need it.

"Man steals 'calming' tea from adult store in Mackay, threatens staff with brick"

via abc.net.au

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