1. Nov 4, 2012 10:28am

    South Ferry Station: Before and After

    By Jesús Díaz

    The MTA reports that “the South Ferry station, which had been a large fish tank, has now been pumped dry.” Click here to see the complete story of Sandy so far, updated live.

     
  2. Nov 4, 2012 10:23am

    Yep, Your Political Tweets and Facebook Posts Are at Least This Bad

    By Brian Barrett


    The first argument you hear against posting political views on social media is that you’ll only end up alienating your [OTHER PARTY] friends, or crowding the echo chamber your [SAME PARTY] friends have been smugly simmering in for months. But there’s something else you should seriously consider: you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

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  3. Nov 4, 2012 9:31am

    The iPad Mini Costs $141 More Than Its Components Add Up To

    By Brian Barrett

    According to a teardown by IHS, renowned estimator of how much companies actually pay for components, Apple’s iPad Mini carries a $188 cost of materials. You know how Google and Amazon are just barely breaking even on their tiny tablets? This is the opposite of that.

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  4. Nov 4, 2012 9:02am

    Apple Hides Its Latest Samsung Apology With Some Clever Code

    By Brian Barrett


    The saga of Apple’s court-enforced public apology to Samsung continues. The first, newspaper-printed mea culpa read as too tongue-in-cheek for the judge’s liking. Now it turns out that the follow-up, a condensed contrition on the Apple Store’s UK home page, has come with a few caveats as well. Namely, that you have to go hunting for it.

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  5. Nov 3, 2012 10:00pm

    Don’t Forget To Set Back That One Non-Internet Clock You Inevitably Still Have Hanging Around

    By Eric Limer

    Tonight’s the night we do that Daylight Savings Time thing again, so here’s a reminder to find that one dumb-clock you still have in your house and set it back an hour. Unlike almost everything else you look at the time on, remember that the good old-fashioned analogue clock above your stove or the one in the bathroom, or the digital one on your microwave is not smart enough to adjust on its own. Yes, you still have to do some things yourself around here. 

     
  6. Nov 3, 2012 9:01pm

    This Is the Dumbest and Most Awesome Way to Light a Bonfire

    By Eric Limer

    I don’t know who thought this was a good idea, but they were sort of right, in an extremely dangerous way. These clowns decided that maybe they should light their bonfire with a home-made bazooka that fires fireworks, and thankfully they caught it on camera for the rest of us. Don’t try this at home, folks. Unless you’re into super stupid things that are also kind of awesome but still mostly stupid and dangerous, though awesomely so. [Reddit]

     
  7. Nov 3, 2012 8:21pm

    William Shatner: I Can’t Get Behind That

    By Eric Limer

    Speaking of Bill Shatner, a fantastic soundtrack for this evening (or any evening) is the his hit single* “I Can’t Get Behind That” of his 2004 album Has Been.

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  8. Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm

    This App Makes Your iPhone Recite Some Custom Shatner-esque Poetry

    By Eric Limer

    Surely you are well-acquinted with Mr. William Shatner’s fantastic spoken-word work. If you aren’t, you should be. If that’s your jam—and it should be—the new Shatoetry app will let you create some of your own, using the Cap’n Kirk’s iconic voice.

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  9. Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm

    How To Turn a Propane Nozzle Into a Rocket Engine

    By Eric Limer

    If you’re trying to turn a propane nozzle into an actual rocket engine, chances are you are going to run into more than a few problems. If you’re trying to use it as a practical effect, on the other hand, to make something that looks like a convincing rocket thruster, you’re barking up the right tree.

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  10. Nov 3, 2012 4:58pm

    This Website Can Help People Find Power, But Only With Some Help From You

    By Eric Limer

    Power is slowly flowing back into lower Manhattan, but there are plenty of areas still affected by the wreckage of Sandy’s rage, and plenty of people who don’t have power. Fortunately, there’s a site that can help them out, but it also needs a little help from you.

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  11. Nov 3, 2012 4:29pm

    The guys over at WinRAR are still hurtin’ though. [Doghouse Diaries]

     
  12. Nov 3, 2012 4:04pm

    This Interactive 360-Degree Video Is the Closest You’ll Ever Come to Driving an F1 Racer

    By Eric Limer

    Driving Formula 1 cars is hard. It’s hard and it’s scary. Lucky for you, the folks at Red Bull set up a nifty 360-degree panoramic video rig on top of their own F1 racer so now you can get some of the thrill with none of the skill or the danger. 

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  13. Nov 3, 2012 3:01pm

    This Is Why You Should Backup Your Own Data, Especially the Nudes

    By Eric Limer

    When it comes to something like transfering your data from your old phone to your new phone, sometimes it’s just better to learn how to do it yourself. Why? Your carrier can sometimes do it for you at the store, but it takes a while, sometimes they’ll charge you, and they might also steal the nude photos you left on there

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  14. Nov 3, 2012 2:06pm

    Get the Most Out of Your Generator by Hooking It To a UPS

    By Eric Limer

    When the power goes out, you want a backup plan. Plenty of us have learned that over the past week or so. Having a generator on hand can definitely help ease the pain of a prolonged power outage, but it’s not quite the same has just having normal, interrupted power. You can make it a little closer to the norm, however, by hooking up an uninterruptable power supply.

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  15. Nov 3, 2012 1:01pm

    Watch These New Yorkers Celebrate in the Streets After Getting Power Back

    By Eric Limer

    Manhattan’s lower east side had the pleasure of finally getting its power back yesterday, after about a week of going without. As you can imagine, people were pretty stoked. This passerby caught some footage of the celebration. The whole scene is positively jubilant. Enjoy. [Reddit]