In the 1960s, GE set out to create Hardiman, a mechanical exoskeleton that could give its user the ability to lift up to 1,500 pounds. Unfortunately, the suit’s size, weight, stability and power-supply issues prevented it from ever leaving the laboratory. Kevin Weir at flux machine recently re- animated the wearable tech to help us imagine what Hardiman might have been.
1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.
2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot, i.e. an intolerant and prejudiced person, i.e. the state of mind of a bigot - someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance on the basis of a person’s opinion, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.
Etymology: from French bigoterie, from Old French -name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin.
The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).
It’s contest time! I’m giving away two copies of this 13”x19” print… FOR FREE! Here is how you get one.
Copy 1: LIKE my Facebook page. I will randomly pick one new Liker on 3/4/2014 and ship you a copy.
Copy 2: Reblog this post. I will randomly pick one reblogger on 3/4/2014 and ship you a copy.
Or… if you don’t want to mess around with all this nonsense, just buy one right now at my Etsy shop!
When I first glanced at this gif I thought it was a hot slice of pizza being lifted away from the pie and the cheese was all stringy…. Clearly having a food porn moment lol
The last two weeks have been very hard for me. My coworker, Eric Munsell has been missing since February 8th. He is in the same program I am in at work and is a member of the current team I work on. Things at work have been very strange and it’s been hard passing by his empty desk on my way in to my desk every day.
Then, on February 15th, I got the news that one of my friends, Shannon, passed away after complications from surgery to remove tumors from her brain and spinal cord. She leaves behind a husband and a 7 month old baby daughter.
I’ve been looking inward quite a bit the last two weeks, reconsidering the choices I make daily, the kind of person I am and the kind of person I want to be. I want to be kinder, more patient, and more laid back. I need to stop sweating the small stuff and focus on what really matters: my health, my family, and my personal relationships. I also want to show more kindness towards more people, not just those that I deem worthy of it. There are enough cynical and jaded assholes in this world, I don’t need to become another one.
Shannon was a Godly person who stuck by her convictions. But, she still loved and accepted you even if you disagreed with her. I want to become more like her, with a stronger faith in something and conviction in what I believe is right, but accepting of those who are different.
Because, in the end, loving and appreciating others is really what matters. Take the time to reach out to your family and old friends and make time to make new ones. Everyone we meet has something to offer and teach us, and the time we have to take advantage of that is limited, so make the most of it while you can. Don’t waste time with petty issues like irritating roommates or annoying habits your friends might have, but appreciate the good qualities that people have.
I wish I had spoken to Shannon and Eric more, but I will not let other opportunities to get to know others go to waste. Or forget to check in with old friends.
If male warriors in video games were dressed like female warriors.
WHAT SHOW/DESIGNER IS THIS I AM DYING
I UNDERSTAND NEITHER THE GIANT
DILDOCODPIECE NOR ITS FUNCTION
You don’t have to understand it to find it amazing.
how the fuck is he keeping a straight face is what i wanna know
Wedding outfit from Paco Rabanne Haute Couture Spring 1998
this improves my day every time i see it, so I’ll reblog it again
are we not going to talk about how this is apparently a wedding outfit
well what the fuck else would you wear to a wedding.
We’re celebrating the beauty and power of wind turbines with this paper craft wind turbine created by designer Matthew Hawkins. To build it, all you need is a toothpick, glue, an x-acto knife and a camera to take a picture of your creation so you can submit it!
Click here for a high-resolution version of the instructions.