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Jun 16, 2014 / 14 notes

adteachings:

This recruiting idea isn’t cheap, but it’s fantastic. Students were given a kit with everything they needed to build a radio – except instructions. Students who built the radio properly heard a message from a dedicated radio feed, telling them that they should apply to become Air Force technicians. The success of the idea was twofold: The Air Force attracted pre-qualified applicants, and the branded radios remained a conversation piece in homes throughout Australia. Gold.

Agency: George Patterson Y&R, Melbourne

 

kickoffcoverage:

DALLAS CLARK RETIRING FROM NFL Former NFL TE Dallas Clark officially retire from the league on Wednesday as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, where he played from 2003-2011Clark finished his career with Tampa Bay (2012) and Baltimore (2013), he started 118-of-143 career games, totaling 505 receptions for 5,665 yards and 53 touchdowns.
Jun 16, 2014 / 35 notes

kickoffcoverage:

DALLAS CLARK RETIRING FROM NFL 

Former NFL TE Dallas Clark officially retire from the league on Wednesday as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, where he played from 2003-2011

Clark finished his career with Tampa Bay (2012) and Baltimore (2013), he started 118-of-143 career games, totaling 505 receptions for 5,665 yards and 53 touchdowns.

Jun 14, 2014 / 226 notes

prostheticknowledge:

Ecstatic Computation

Thesis project by Michael P Allison explores the possibility of merging spiritual and technological ideas in a VR experience / performance - video embedded below:

Ecstatic Computation is a technoshamanic virtual reality ritual that addresses the intersection of spirituality and computation.

Traditionally, computers and computation are just tools used by humans to accomplish complex digital tasks. Some of us now live in a world where the social and personal role of computation is playing an inextricable part in our lives. Computation is a window, a portal through which we see information, see entertainment, do our work and experience each other. Computers now create amazingly immersive screen-based experiences—I almost forget about the hardware entirely. That, however, is the root of my inquiry: what does it mean for me to spend so much time with this device what is my relationship to it?

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It may seem strange that a site bringing together strangers from points around the globe can create a space for interactions that feel more real than those with people at school and at home, but that’s how it actually is.

Tumblr is so much more than a website at this point. It has grown into such a huge community, one that could be easily destroyed by the sort of reckless marketing that Yahoo must be about to unleash.

14-year-old Leah Goodman in "My Fear That Tumblr As We Know It Is Ending" on HuffPost Tech (via huffposttech)
Jun 14, 2014 / 181 notes
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I feel like no one likes me. No one invites me to do anything and everyone looks at me as if they’re thinking “why are you even around us?” I hate it.” (r.i.d)

Jun 14, 2014 / 89 notes
Jun 14, 2014 / 127 notes

allthebeautifulthings9828:

Okay, you little peaches. Sit down so we can talk history.

Y’all know about Paul Revere’s midnight ride during the Revolutionary War, right? He rode twelve miles to warn people that the British were coming, along with a couple of other guys that history has largely forgotten.

Meet Sybil Ludington. This 16-year-old girl rode forty miles during the night in 1777 to warn Colonial forces that the British were coming. Virtually the same thing as Paul Revere, yet Sybil was not taught in history classes when I was in school. Did any of you learn about this girl in school?

ancient-mesopotamia:

Gilgamesh kills the Bull of Heaven, terracotta votive relief, 2250–1900 BC. Such votives were placed in temples as offerings or carried in camels’ saddlebags to gain the gods’ protection. (Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels)
Jun 14, 2014 / 287 notes

ancient-mesopotamia:

Gilgamesh kills the Bull of Heaven, terracotta votive relief, 2250–1900 BC. Such votives were placed in temples as offerings or carried in camels’ saddlebags to gain the gods’ protection. (Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels)

Jun 14, 2014 / 140 notes

100 words that define WW1

oupacademic:

From trench foot and shell shock to tank and tailspin, the First World War had a profound and lasting effect on the English language. The interactive OED WW1 timeline explores the 100 words that define the First World War. http://oxford.ly/ww1words

demons:

A Commando officer of 1st Special Service Brigade (left) with 3rd Division signallers using man-pack radio sets during the move inland, 6 June 1944.
Jun 14, 2014 / 172 notes

demons:

A Commando officer of 1st Special Service Brigade (left) with 3rd Division signallers using man-pack radio sets during the move inland, 6 June 1944.

engineeringhistory:

Ford Model T, car no. 2 in the trans-continental race from New York to Seattle, initially declared the winner of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, June 1909. The race was completed in 23 days and car number no. 2 was later disqualified as the drivers had changed the axle of the vehicle during the race.
Jun 14, 2014 / 143 notes

engineeringhistory:

Ford Model T, car no. 2 in the trans-continental race from New York to Seattle, initially declared the winner of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, June 1909. The race was completed in 23 days and car number no. 2 was later disqualified as the drivers had changed the axle of the vehicle during the race.

mothernaturenetwork:

The potential origins of unlucky Friday the 13thOne researcher theorizes that the superstition around the day comes from two separate fears rooted in ancient history.
Jun 14, 2014 / 123 notes

mothernaturenetwork:

The potential origins of unlucky Friday the 13th
One researcher theorizes that the superstition around the day comes from two separate fears rooted in ancient history.

Jun 14, 2014 / 130 notes

fuckyeahcanadianforces:

Waging Peace: Canada in Afghanistan

An independently funded and filmed documentary on the Canadian experience in the Afghanistan war.

engineeringhistory:

Leonardo da Vinci’s design for a flying machine, circa 1487. While da Vinci did not attempt to construct any of his flying machines, he extensively studied bird behavior and applied its principles to his sketches. The first documented successful human flight was in 1783 by Montgolfier brothers on October 19th, using a hot air balloon carrying three passengers.
Jun 14, 2014 / 405 notes

engineeringhistory:

Leonardo da Vinci’s design for a flying machine, circa 1487. While da Vinci did not attempt to construct any of his flying machines, he extensively studied bird behavior and applied its principles to his sketches. The first documented successful human flight was in 1783 by Montgolfier brothers on October 19th, using a hot air balloon carrying three passengers.

Jun 14, 2014 / 289 notes

policymic:

10 classic political cartoons show how the British screwed up the Middle East

"The sun never sets on the British Empire."

This phrase was often used to describe the British Empire at the peak of its power as the largest empire in history. Covering 13.01 million square miles of land, almost a fourth of the world, the empire encompassed about 458 million people in 1938 through overseas colonies, dominions, protectorates, trading posts and mandates. 

Despite its numerous accomplishments, the imperial empire was also responsible for sowing the seeds of global tension, conflict and wars, many of which still continue to rage on. 

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