Weapon Wednesday – Astronauts with Assault Rifles?

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  • The second season of the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind shows U.S. Marines in space using M16s.
  • Astronauts probably wouldn’t use real M16s in space—but they could still use guns.
  • Low gravity and crazy temperature swings would make traditional guns inoperable in space. read more

Next Generation Fender Jazzmaster Acoustic

The new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster pushes things further and harder than the Tele and Strat that came before it
The new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster pushes things further and harder than the Tele and Strat that came before it
Loz Blain/New Atlas

The Acoustasonic series started out as Fender’s moon shot at re-inventing the acoustic guitar for the modern age, but its ambitions quickly expanded to become much broader. Equipped with three different types of pickup and a built-in digital signal processor, these next-generation guitars let you flip through 10 different sounds, acoustic and electric, before you even touch your toe to a pedal. read more

WND Exclusive – The film trilogy that explains the canceling of Donald Trump

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

What? Another movie analogy? Yep. It’s life imitating art, or art imitating life, or something like that. It works – that’s all I know.

In the “John Wick” trilogy of movies, Wick (Keanu Reeves) is the world’s most feared assassin. But as feared as he is, even amongst his peers, there is another, even more menacing. It is the body that controls all underworld/criminal activity worldwide. It’s called the High Table. In short, the High Table is a council of the highest-level crime lords, which governs and oversees the underworld’s most powerful criminal organizations.

There are strict rules that must be followed to “serve under the High Table,” and one must pledge his absolute loyalty to the Table.

As the trilogy progresses, John Wick runs afoul of these rules. For this the consequence is his elimination. An “Open Contract” is placed on his head, and his peers get to work to try to fulfill the contract.

Does any of this sound familiar? It should. read more

Samsung’s MicroLED TV

Samsung's 110 in MicroLED TV has a resolution of 4K and displays 100 percent of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamuts
Samsung’s 110 in MicroLED TV has a resolution of 4K and displays 100 percent of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamuts
Samsung

A few years ago Samsung unveiled The Wall, a huge display that was more billboard than home entertainment. Now the company is bringing the technology behind it, MicroLED, to consumer-ready TVs – although we’d imagine it’s still too much for most consumers to handle.

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For Sale – Australian Bubble House

Eleven interconnecting domes
Eleven interconnecting domes make up this unique house
First National Real Estate

A truly unique piece of Australian real estate is up for grabs. Architect Graham Birchall’s personal home, based around a series of 11 intersecting bubble domes, has gone up for sale in Ipswich, Queensland.

Birchall built the home in the 1980s as a study of the adaptable nature of spheres. The domes range in diameter from 4 to 8 meters (13.1 to 26.2 ft), and give the whole building a unique look. Some of the bubbles look distinctly like eyeballs, and that’s because of the remote-controlled iris-like window shades; to help build these windows Birchall actually emailed NASA to ask for some design drawings of the Mars Rover, which they supplied. read more

Vintage Air Jordans could fetch $850,000

Michael Jordan has sold the two most valuable pairs of sneakers (indeed, ANY footwear) in history in the last three months and seems likely to own the top four prices ever inside the next two weeks.
Michael Jordan has sold the two most valuable pairs of sneakers (indeed, ANY footwear) in history in the last three months and seems likely to own the top four prices ever inside the next two weeks.
Gottahaverockandroll.com / Sothebys.com / Christies.com

Michael Jordan was unquestionably a once in a lifetime athlete. His outrageous gravity-defying achievements on the basketball court helped him rewrite the rules of athletic merchandise and now he is creating his own new reality on the auction block. read more

Air Jordons Smash Auction Records

The1985 Air Jordan 1 Vintage Originals were produced for Jordan in the white, black and red of his Chicago Bulls, and were the colourway he wore most often on court. In 1984, Nike gave Jordan a signature line of shoes and clothes – a crucial, unprecedented move to entice Michael Jordan to sign with Nike. Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore this pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career, catalysing an unprecedented sales spike and paving the way for Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James to have their own signature shoes … and ultimately for the birth of sneaker culture.
The1985 Air Jordan 1 Vintage Originals were produced for Jordan in the white, black and red of his Chicago Bulls, and were the colourway he wore most often on court. In 1984, Nike gave Jordan a signature line of shoes and clothes – a crucial, unprecedented move to entice Michael Jordan to sign with Nike. Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore this pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career, catalysing an unprecedented sales spike and paving the way for Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James to have their own signature shoes … and ultimately for the birth of sneaker culture.
Sotheby’s / NewAtlas.com

With three days left, the first pair of Air Jordan 1s have already reached $240,000. read more

Street Artist Fights Back Against Lockdown

from Breitbart:

Sabo Street Art Calls Out California, L.A. Coronavirus Lockdown Overreach

Unsavory Agents

The Los Angeles street artist known as Sabo is no fan of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and has plastered the L.A. area with posters depicting the Democrat governor as a character out of American Psycho.

Sabo put up his latest street art series in Venice Beach, Hollywood, and other high-traffic destinations around L.A. County. One poster shows Gov. Newsom as the Christian Bale character from the 2000 movie American Psycho, renamed “California Psycho.” read more

An Inspiring Real-Life Lord of the Flies Story

from the Guardian:

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Photograph: Ronald Grant

 

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman.

For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. Scientists from all over the world have switched to a more hopeful view of mankind. This development is still so young that researchers in different fields often don’t even know about each other. read more

Frame Rate Insane with World’s Fastest Camera

Using ultrafast laser pulses, a new camera system can shoot at up to 70 trillion frames per second
Using ultrafast laser pulses, a new camera system can shoot at up to 70 trillion frames per second

The best phone cameras can record slow motion with under 1,000 frames per second. Commercial rigs generally shoot with several thousand. But that all absolutely pales in comparison to the new record holder for the world’s fastest camera, boasting a mind-boggling rate of 70 trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to capture light waves in movement. read more