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July 21st, 2017 05:56 pm - Princess pushes buttons on helicopter tour in Hamburg
Princess Charlotte and her family ended their visit to Germany with a visit to an Airbus factory.


July 21st, 2017 04:27 pm - Bethlehem: Israeli forces and Palestinians clash
It follows tension over the place known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as the Temple Mount.


July 21st, 2017 06:12 pm - Is it possible for Firefox to save where you left off on a page?

Posted by /u/blippyz

For example if I'm reading a Tumblr blog and I've been scrolling down through the posts, and then I need to close Firefox for some reason. I want to come back to it later and resume where I left off, but without having to sit there scrolling down manually and trying to remember where I was. So I'm wondering if there's a way for Firefox to save your scrollbar position (or something like this), either in a bookmark or something else?

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July 21st, 2017 07:28 pm - 2017 - #74, "The Voyage of The Sable Keech", Neal Asher

Second of the Spatterjay (sub-)series in Asher's Polity universe. Takes place about ten years after the end of the previous book. We do, again, follow several different viewpoint characters, on all sorts of moral sides of any situation that may happen in the book. Some are returning characters, some are new.

I'd definitely recommend starting with the first book in the series, but all in all an eminently readable book.



July 21st, 2017 02:28 pm - Narnia Fic Exchange - last day to sign up
Today is the last day to sign up for the 2017 Narnia Fic Exchange!

Come play! The NFE is a very low-pressure exchange that produces a bunch of really awesome fic in response to fun and intriguing prompts.

Even if you can't sign up, do keep an eye out for the Madness round, where you can sort through all the prompts and write ficlets that don't need to meet the minimum length requirement. :)

Current Mood:: [mood icon] cheerful
Current Location:: ithaca, ny


July 21st, 2017 06:54 pm - In which My Doctor is The Best Doctor
I am well known for the fact that Colin Baker is my favourite Doctor when it comes to Doctor Who; possibly I am well-known for it because it is somewhat unusual*. The Other Baker has the biggest cohort of fans from classic era, I suspect at least partly because he is the longest serving, and my least favourite of the new era Doctors remains inexplicably popular among youngsters, perhaps because he's conventionally pretty. Us Colin fans are a small yet hardy bunch, and quite a lot of the time the rest of fandom treats us like we are A Bit Strange.

However, I cleave to my belief that Colin Is Best, and I would like to present to you two very different little bits of evidence that have been added to my Colin Is Awesome pile:
  1. My friend Andrew has been doing reviews and analysis of Colin's first season on the show, and in this piece he explains, in quite some detail, why one of the worst Who stories ever showcases exactly how brilliant Colin is in the role.

  2. Colin's incredibly robust reactions to the casting of Jodie Whittaker, even to the extent of retooling his own iconic regeneration line and becoming mildly impolite to a fellow former Doctor, has been a joy for me to behold. Colin has always been a Who fanboy, as well as a Doctor, and this response from him was just magnificent.
I don't expect to convert many - any - of you here. I know you've all got your views, and some of them are quite fixed, just as mine are on this matter. Nevertheless, it would be nice if fandom in general could have a bit less casual disrespect for Colin, and his fans. He's a good actor, and a fab Doctor, and we should all cherish him.

* for various demographic reasons, the cohort for whom Colin is Our Doctor is smaller than that for almost any other Doctor. If you want more on the maths of this, Andrew goes into it here.

Current Mood:: [mood icon] contemplative


July 21st, 2017 01:22 pm - icons | eighty-four.
84 | kesha ("praying")

when i'm finished they won't even know your name )


July 21st, 2017 06:22 pm - The moment this kid realizes he's hawking $2 candy bars to 'Bart Simpson'

Posted by Rusty Blazenhoff

Nancy Cartwright surprised the heck out of this 13-year old boy when she revealed she is the real voice of Bart Simpson. The look on his face, ha!



July 21st, 2017 06:22 pm - What a rocket launch looks like from space

Posted by Rusty Blazenhoff

Usually we only get to see what a rocket launch looks like from ground level.

But, now, a satellite company called Planet Labs has given us a new perspective.

They used one of their orbiting satellites to capture images of one of their rockets containing more (a "flock of") satellites as they blasted off from planet Earth.

The company reports that they "stitched together tons of still images to create this animation of the launch of Flock 2k."

Our Dove constellation is a monitoring one, meaning we point each Dove straight down, imaging what’s directly below in strips as the Earth rotates. In the hours leading up to our recent Soyuz launch we determined that a Dove would be near enough to Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to get a shot of our newest flock launching. Once we determined it was possible, our Attitude Control team worked with our Mission Operations team to point a Dove at the launch pad.

And, to put it frankly, the results are pretty cool.


Here's that same rocket, but from a more typical angle:



July 21st, 2017 02:07 pm - Superman: Hook and Line by abby82
Vid Title: Hook and Line
Vidder: [personal profile] abby82
Fandom: Superman cartoons, Fleischer Studios (1941, 1942)
Summary: Just another day at the office.
Reccer's Comments: I love this! (I hadn't realized just how beautiful those shorts were until I saw this vid)


July 21st, 2017 11:18 am - Today's DailyOM Offerings...
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Current Mood:: [mood icon] creative
Current Music:: In This Moment - Half God Half Devil


July 21st, 2017 07:12 pm - 1.7.17 - York Minster best minster

1.7.17 - York Minster best minster


July 21st, 2017 02:04 pm - two out of three
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Current Mood:: tired but pleased


July 21st, 2017 01:59 pm - [URBAN NOTE] Six links on Toronto, on mass transit and infrastructure generally

  • This story of a TTC worker who took a day's fares home with him, where they got confiscated by police, and then compensated by union pressure for having been suspended without pay ... wow.

  • Edward Keenan makes the point that cost overruns for city infrastructure need to be taken seriously. The quoted price for a park staircase is just off.

  • Daily Xtra notes the sad state of repairs of the rainbow crosswalks of Toronto.

  • CBC reports on Twyn Rivers Drive, a Scarborough route some say should be marked as off-limits for heavy vehicles.

  • NOW Toronto reports on how Mississauga is starting to outshine Toronto in the department of bike lanes.

  • Torontoist's Tricia Wood writes about the almost impressive dysfunction at Metrolinx.


July 21st, 2017 06:05 pm - Try a fast, secure browser with updates built in. ;)

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July 21st, 2017 05:00 pm - My favorite Japanese pencil case is on sale for $10

Posted by Mark Frauenfelder

My older daughter and I both like to sketch. We sometimes go the the Art Directors Guild's figure drawing sessions here in Los Angeles on Tuesday nights (only $10!) or we sit on the floor of her room and sketch whatever we want. (I like to use old black-and-white photos I find online for reference.)

To store my pencils, charcoals, lead holder, erasers, snap-blade knife, and reading glasses I bought a Lihit Lab Teffa "book style" pencil case ($10 on Amazon). It's not large, but it's designed with "pages" to hold your stuff efficiently. Pens and pencils fit behind straps, and smaller stuff can be stashed in the mesh pouches.




Below, a couple of my recent sketches.




July 20th, 2017 12:12 pm - lessons for the lost

Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/marigoldbucky/pseuds/marigoldbucky">marigoldbucky</a>


Ten months after the events of Civil War, Tony Stark is awoken by his UI alerting him to a break-in.

He expects to find Hydra agents looking to kill or kidnap him. What he does not expect is the Winter Soldier bleeding on his designer rug and asking for help. Tony's got half a mind to let him die, but the kid he's somehow acquired likes to act as his conscience, and won't let Tony have any more blood on his hands.

Or: An unlikely alliance is formed to rescue a reckless super-soldier.

Words: 1971, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Series: Part 1 of lessons for the lost


July 21st, 2017 02:09 pm - Context Is For The Weak: Power Rangers #17
What DO the rangers do in their ACTUAL free time? )

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July 21st, 2017 01:09 pm - A little privacy please, guys?
Went up to use the bathroom, glanced out the window, and huge-assed black vulture fledgling was peering back at me.

Vulture family was apparently feeling adventurous and chose to sun themselves on the roof outside the bathroom window today. They appear to be as uncomfortable with this situation as I was and ultimately retreated, dropping down to the deck railing to resume their vulturely activities there.

Current Mood:: [mood icon] amused

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July 21st, 2017 07:29 pm - Dear Equinox Vidder
This is a placeholder! In case I don't have time to edit any details into my signup before the deadline, my apologies. I'll be out of the country over the next week and as such don't know how much time I'll have to work on this letter, but hopefully I'll have it finished and updated by the end of the month, at least.

In the meantime, here's my general likes boilerplate:

I'm very easy to please: I like a quite broad range of vids both in type and style, and adhere to the "anything's fine if it's right for the vid" school of thought when it comes to music. (If you want to get an idea of my general music taste anyway, it's, uh, kind of ridiculously easy to do so, though.) Instrumental vids would be 100% welcome; I'm basically terrible at picking up lyrics on first (or even fifth) listen anyway, and listen to and love a lot of stuff with no vocals.

Requests, the barebones version:

Beautiful Creatures (2013) (safety)

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) (safety)

The Expanse (TV)
Bobbie Draper, Chrisjen Avasarala, Alex Kamal

Hap and Leonard (TV)
Leonard Pine

The Magicians (TV)

The Saint (Movies 1938-1941)
Henry Fernack/Simon Templar

Spooksville (TV)
Sally Wilcox


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