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Immersion blender update: got cool new blender, started making milkshakes for the kids, and the blender lit on fire. So that’s neat.
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3 days ago by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
Pro tip: if you have an immersion blender and you like it, don’t try to use it to crack wheat for cracked wheat cereal
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
The Cake Server | Joseph's Most Complex Machine Ever! - YouTube
This Rube Goldberg machine is great—stay for the baby getting smashed by the MacBook.
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct - The New York Times
🙌 Praise be! 🙌 "Credit card networks are finally ready to concede what has been obvious to shoppers and merchants for years: Signatures are not a useful way to prove someone’s identity. Later this month, four of the largest networks — American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa — will stop requiring them to complete card transactions. The signature, a centuries-old way of verifying identity, is rapidly going extinct. Personal checks are anachronisms. Pen-and-ink letters are scarce. When credit card signatures disappear, handwritten authentications will be relegated to a few special circumstances: sealing a giant transaction like a house purchase, or getting a celebrity to autograph a piece of memorabilia — and even that is being supplanted by the cellphone selfie."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Bach, Matthäus-Passion BWV 244. Herreweghe - YouTube
Time for my annual listening of St. Matthew's Passion. Happy Palm Sunday!
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
media0.giphy.com
Happy The-Last-Jedi-is-available-online Day!
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
A Political Dispute Puts A Wrinkle In Time, Slowing Millions Of European Clocks : The Two-Way : NPR
This is the wackiest story you’ll read all week. A dispute between Kosovo and Serbia over electricity generation is substantially slowing down clocks all over Europe.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Trump on China's Xi consolidating power: 'Maybe we'll give that a shot some day.' - CNNPolitics
ummmm "He's now president for life. President for life. And he's great," Trump said. "And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll give that a shot some day."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Decemberists - Severed - YouTube
‪Really enjoying this new Decemberists + Stranger Things collaboration.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory - Radiolab
Radiolab interviewed some of the Americans involved in the Russian-led election finagling that Mueller's indictment mentioned last week and their story is wild.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
How I Cracked Facebook’s New Algorithm And Tortured My Friends
This article is fantastic and explains so much about why our timelines are so messed up nowadays "We’ve come to accept nonchronological feeds in our social media.… It’s in the moments where the cracks start show — when the same awful video is at the top of your Facebook page for 12 days straight — that we remember how f****d up it is having our friendships ruled by an algorithm. … Facebook was an alien who came down to Earth and thought “friendship” meant caring about Minions memes from someone you sort of knew in middle school."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The creator of Twitter's Emo Kylo Ren takes off the mask (and eyeliner) | SYFY WIRE
Alexandra Petri is truly a national treasure. ""There have been some changes," Petri says. "He's been working out. He made a friend on 'ForceTime' or Skype or whatever the term is people have decided to use for it. He's undergone stuff. He almost made a good choice. He's been growing and changing and now he's in a new phase. So I feel like there's this new side of him to explore because before it was like a whiny teenager who doesn't understand anything. He was just a sad Darth Vader fanboy. And now there's all this awkward stuff; what's going on with his relationship with Rey? What's his whole deal there? How does he see it? How do we as the audience see it?""
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
internet famous emo ✨ Saw TLJ x4 on Twitter: "Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers… "
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers This whole thread is delightful.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Statement
Whoa—the Church formally weighs in on DACA. "Specifically, we call upon our national leaders to create policies that provide hope and opportunities for those, sometimes referred to as “Dreamers,” who grew up here from a young age and for whom this country is their home. They have built lives, pursued educational opportunities and been employed for years based on the policies that were in place. These individuals have demonstrated a capacity to serve and contribute positively in our society, and we believe they should be granted the opportunity to continue to do so."
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically - The New York Times
“Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi, who serves in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and later became a United States citizen. He speaks four languages, has a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and is a highly decorated career foreign service officer. He must now explain Mr. Trump’s insistence that people with similar origins should not be allowed to visit the United States because they would “never go back to their huts” in Africa. Mr. Mushingi did not respond to requests for comment for this article.”
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
A Whole New World With Realistic Audio - YouTube
Here's the video you didn't know you needed to watch this Thursday morning.
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting - The Washington Post
"“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday."
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
The Evolution of Religious Iconography in Star Wars | Tor.com
Important article on Jedi theology, space Jesuits, and NiJedha as Jerusalem and Mecca
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
Judith Kelley Named New Dean of the Sanford School | Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Heyyy! My delightful wonderful PhD adviser is the new dean of Duke's Sanford School!
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
Advantage of 9 AM church is that we've reinstituted mandatory rest time for the kids. None of them napped (hahahahahahaaha), but the Rachel and Miriam had an essay writing competition about Team Peeta vs. Team Gale and now Rachel has been coding with Khan Academy for an hour. What have we created?
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
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Maximum Derek! Your regular PSA that The Good Place is the best show on TV and the current season has started again and you should watch it the end.
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
MPA 612: Public Management Economics
Woohoo my MPA public+micro econ syllabus is now live!
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january 2018 by andrewheiss
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
😱😱😱 I worked on this project for 6 years and typeset 11 volumes. This is a big important move and the project will be awesome at Brill.
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december 2017 by andrewheiss
Google Maps’s Moat
This is the most enthralling article about Google Maps that you will read all year.
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december 2017 by andrewheiss
Childrens Health Insurance Funding Nears End in Colorado / Public News Service
“Pregnant women with due dates in February have been told unless CHIP funding is restored, their health coverage will expire before they give birth”
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december 2017 by andrewheiss
Designing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Part 1: How Porgs Were Hatched | StarWars.com
It was too hard to digitally remove a ton of real-life puffins, so porgs were invented instead.
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december 2017 by andrewheiss
Head of Pentagon’s secret ‘UFO’ office sought to make evidence public - The Washington Post
YOU GUYS. “The videos, all taken from cockpit cameras, show pilots struggling to lock their radars on oval-shaped vessels that, on screen, look vaguely like giant flying Tic Tacs. The strange aircraft — no claims are made about their possible origins or makeup — appear to hover briefly before sprinting away at speeds that elicit gasps and shouts from the pilots. Elizondo, in an internal Pentagon memo requesting that the videos be cleared for public viewing, argued that the images could help educate pilots and improve aviation safety. But in interviews, he said his ultimate intention was to shed light on a little-known program Elizondo himself ran for seven years: a low-key Defense Department operation to collect and analyze reported UFO sightings. ”
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december 2017 by andrewheiss
Star Wars but every time someone shoots a laser it speeds up - YouTube
In preparation for Episode VIII tomorrow. (via John D. Martin III)
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december 2017 by andrewheiss
Nazis Are Just Like You and Me, Except They're Nazis - The Atlantic
Response to the NYT's Nazi-coddling piece yesterday "“He’s a nice enough guy,” said the local grocer, Butch Tarmac, a registered Democrat. “He buys apples and pancake mix. I also like those things. But I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on the bit about the one true race cleansing the soil and commanding what is rightfully theirs.”
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act - The Washington Post
Where we are as a country “Officials in nearly a dozen states are preparing to notify families that a crucial health insurance program for low-income children is running out of money for the first time since its creation two decades ago, putting coverage for many at risk by the end of the year.”
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
lolz in the haze of new job + baby #5 I totally forgot to register for this conference. Hooray for on-site registration
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
Alabama state auditor defends Roy Moore against sexual allegations, invokes Mary and Joseph
ummmm "“Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.” “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”"
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
Exclusive: Lebanon believes Saudi holds Hariri, demands return | Reuters
In other underreported news stories, Saudi Arabia is holding the Lebanese PM hostage.
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department - Vox
The slow implosion of State continues :( "The new AFSA data focuses on the top-ranking career officials — meaning people who have spent their lives in the State Department. This includes minister counselors (the equivalent of two-star generals), career ministers (the three-star equivalent), and career ambassadors (the four-star equivalent). The number of people in each of those posts has declined dramatically since President Trump took office in January. The number of minister counselors in the State Department has gone down by 15 percent, career ministers by 42 percent, and career ambassadors by a whopping 60 percent. … The number of people who took the Foreign Service exam, the main requirement to become a foreign service officer, dropped by more than half between 2016 and 2017."
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
Can Ásatrú Be Rescued from the Racists? - The Atlantic
"As white supremacists marched through Charlottesville, the high priest of a pagan religion looked on with horror from Reykjavik, Iceland. It wasn’t just their racist message that bothered him. It was that their banners bore the symbols of his religion: Ásatrú, also known as heathenry. “I think it’s obscene,” the high priest, Hilmar Hilmarsson, said of the way white supremacists are coopting Norse symbols like Thor’s hammer because they believe the Vikings were a pure white race. This appropriation has been underway for a few years—not only in the United States, but also in Sweden, Germany, Canada, and elsewhere—and it’s rattling many of those who practice the Ásatrú faith in its birthplace. “We are absolutely horrified,” Hilmarsson told me."
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
Love waiting until the last minute to reserve flights and hotels for conferences and needlessly overpaying. It's the best.
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
Embedded : NPR
This Trump-focused season of Embedded is horrifying and revealing.
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november 2017 by andrewheiss
Trump teases Halloween trick-or-treaters - BBC News
“You have no weight problems, that's the good news,” he says to a group of little kids.
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
BUS M 491R: Telling Stories with Data
And we’re live! Check out my new 2nd term class on stories and science communication, starting tomorrow
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
BURGER KING | Bullying Jr. - YouTube
Surprisingly good and powerful A+ Burger King commercial
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code - The Verge
This is the greatest long profile of a judge you’ll read all year.
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
BYU Women's Faculty Flag Football Team "A Lot" - YouTube
This BYU female faculty flag football team is fantastic!
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
www.decisionproblem.com
This is an astounding game and I'm totally using it my econ class next semester
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
Alienate GIFs - Find & Share on GIPHY
5 years ago, right before we moved to Durham, Rachel got to be an extra in an indy movie: *Alienate*, now on Netflix (http://j.mp/2xqQSOI). I have no idea how good it is or whatever, but her 90 seconds of fame start at 50:19
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
Nine Rounds a Second: Why the Las Vegas Shooting Was Different - The New York Times
Gut-wrenching data visualization. The audio-based visual in the link is painful.
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
U.S. to Collect Social Media Data on All Immigrants Entering Country - The New York Times
Ridiculous. "The department published the new requirement in the Federal Register last week, saying it would collect “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results,” which would be included in an applicant’s immigration file. It said the data would come from “publicly available information obtained from the internet, public records, public institutions, interviewees, commercial data providers.”"
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
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