watercolour painting of The Peak

haven’t done any art since the beginning of april, so i attempted something that seemed easier to bring my self back to it. | Continue reading


@winnielim.org | 3 hours ago

Men investigated for chanting “Foreigners Out” song at German beer festival

Police are investigating two men after they reportedly chanted a song at the Bergkirchweich beer festival which includes the Nazi slogan “Ausländer raus” ("Foreigners out"). The... | Continue reading


@iamexpat.de | 3 hours ago

Failure is Not An Option

Scene from Apollo 13 Smart people working together to solve problems? I bet a collection of Mefites could assemble to hammer out a proper list for TimHare's Ask Metafilter question about recommendations for more movies featuring collective "competency porn." | Continue reading


@bestof.metafilter.com | 3 hours ago

More transparent than glass, new material cools rooms and self-cleans

Having lots of glass surfaces can brighten up a room, but it also lets in too much heat as well as neighbors’ prying eyes. A new metamaterial is not only more transparent to light, but adds privacy, cools the room inside, and automatically cleans itself. Continue Reading Category … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 4 hours ago

10 New Books Coming Out This Week

Another week, another batch of books for your TBR pile. Happy reading, folks. * Greg Iles, Southern Man (William Morrow) “This is a genuinely terrifying book because of its plausibility—Iles perfectly captures the tinderbox that America is in the post-Trump era. . . .This is a pe … | Continue reading


@crimereads.com | 4 hours ago

This is Called Freedom

by Rebecca Baumgartner A little over a year ago, in Allen, Texas, we saw the precise moment when a “good guy with a gun” became a “bad guy with a gun.” It turns out that the line between these two different types of people (and there are only two, we’re told) is as slight as… | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 4 hours ago

Jumpsport 220 fitness trampoline

A couple of months ago the algorithm caught on to the fact I'd been told I can't run on a hamstring injury. It started pushing rebounding content, suggesting it was a lower-impact alternative to running. I bought a cheap rebounder and although I enjoyed the exercise, the sound it … | Continue reading


@rachsmith.com | 4 hours ago

Navigate Modern Dating & Create A Healthy Love Life: Relationship Coach Matthew Hussey on Breaking Destructive Cycles, Attracting Authentic Connections & More

This week, I’m joined by Matthew Hussey, the celebrated relationship expert and bestselling author, to discuss the intricacies of modern dating and to raise standards for authentic connections. With honest truths, he addresses embracing self-worth, setting boundaries, and cultiva … | Continue reading


@richroll.com | 4 hours ago

Tenant airs frustrations over issues with poorly managed property: 'I can't even use my walkway'

"It was a huge nightmare." Tenant airs frustrations over issues with poorly managed property: 'I can't even use my walkway' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 4 hours ago

Winter Rabbits

And so the shotgun sits in our home like a quiet benediction. It dreams—as I do—of long walks in the valleys of my youth and whispers of future pastures that are untrod and unspoiled. | Continue reading


@frontporchrepublic.com | 4 hours ago

How do fireflies light up?

Fireflies use a glowing chemical reaction to signal to one another in the dark of dusk and night. | Continue reading


@livescience.com | 4 hours ago

Heat battery system hits record efficiency for grid-scale energy storage

Heat battery system hits record efficiency for grid-scale energy storage Heat battery system hits record efficiency for grid-scale energy storage | Continue reading


@tumblr.com | 4 hours ago

Food Puzzle For Kids Using Toaster Strudels

Let’s make food puzzles for kids! This food puzzle is not only fun, but super delicious. I know we say… The post Food Puzzle For Kids Using Toaster Strudels appeared first on Kids Activities Blog. | Continue reading


@kidsactivitiesblog.com | 4 hours ago

Errors in Rust: Option / Result

The night is dark and full of errors, so how should we handle these gracefully and safely in our Rust programs? Let’s introduce two of every Rust programmer’s favourite types: Option and Result. | Continue reading


@bitfieldconsulting.com | 5 hours ago

PEPE Price Hits New ATH, FLOKI Pumps as This New Meme Coin Prepares for Launch

The meme coin frenzy shows no signs of slowing down as we kick off a new week. PEPE, the frog-based… Continue reading PEPE Price Hits New ATH, FLOKI Pumps as This New Meme Coin Prepares for Launch The post PEPE Price Hits New ATH, FLOKI Pumps as This New Meme Coin Prepares for La … | Continue reading


@readwrite.com | 5 hours ago

Twitter is now attention roulette and ultimately meaningless

I no longer feel any pull towards Twitter. I can't really recall the last time anything good came out of it for me personally. Neither ideas nor connections. The changes to the algorithm turned the platform into a form of attention roulette. As a result, hardly anyone is investin … | Continue reading


@playpermissionless.substack.com | 5 hours ago

Heat battery system hits record efficiency for grid-scale energy storage

A new heat battery design has reached a record power conversion efficiency of 44%. This thermophotovoltaic cell is a major step on the way to sustainable grid-scale energy storage from renewable sources. Continue Reading Category: Energy, Science Tags: Heating, Battery, Batteries … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 5 hours ago

Foojay Podcast #50: JCON Report, Part 2 – Maven, Software Security, Code Quality

This is part 2 of the interviews we recorded at the JCON conference earlier this month in Germany. In this episode, you get two main topics: Maven and Code Quality. The post Foojay Podcast #50: JCON Report, Part 2 – Maven, Software Security, Code Quality appeared first on foojay. | Continue reading


@foojay.io | 5 hours ago

Orzo Bolognese Recipe

A really easy recipe that Baby Knight can't get enough of. Ingredients: 500g beef mince 500g passata 250g of orzo 1 beef stock cube Grated cheese Brown off the mince in a saucepan Add the passata, the stock cube, and the orzo, plus 250ml of water Simmer for about 20 minutes while … | Continue reading


@rknight.me | 5 hours ago

Catspeak

Catspeak Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024 4:05AMMonday, May 27, 2024 by Brooks Riley (Catspeak) | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 5 hours ago

2,000cc BMW boxer perfects motorcycling's Golden Ratio

Concorso d’Elegenza Villa d’Este has become such an annual treasure trove of automotive delights that the headline acts can overshadow some important debuts. This is one of them. Continue Reading Category: Motorcycles, Transport | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 5 hours ago

Solutions to Saturday Mac riddles 257

I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 257. Here are my solutions to them. 1: Candela, […] | Continue reading


@eclecticlight.co | 5 hours ago

National Park Service reverses course on plan to remove iconic animals: 'This is incredible news'

"This really is the park service following their mission by protecting and trying to restore lost resources." National Park Service reverses course on plan to remove iconic animals: 'This is incredible news' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 5 hours ago

Shinonome Abyss: The Maiden Exorcist Is A Roguelike With A Tinge Of Horror Releasing This Year

Kadokawa Game Linkage and ABC Animation are publishing two indie games this year, one of which is Shinonome Abyss: The Maiden Exorcist, developed by Wodan. In Shinonome Abyss, you play as Yono, a maiden exorcist (Miko) searching for her missing brother, only to find herself trapp … | Continue reading


@gamermatters.com | 5 hours ago

From Lithuania, battlefield-tested advanced swarm technology

For investors, deterrence and defence have become a theme of the year, demonstrated by a major new investment in a Lithuanian defence tech firm. More confirmation that defence tech in the Baltics is an increasingly sound investment. On May 24, Unmanned Defence Systems (UDS), a Li … | Continue reading


@emerging-europe.com | 5 hours ago

Scientists develop energy-efficient bricks made from waste — and they can reduce electricity bills by 5%

"Buisness-as-usual brick production produces harmful emissions." Scientists develop energy-efficient bricks made from waste — and they can reduce electricity bills by 5% first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 5 hours ago

Greek Marines help solve 3,500-year-old armor mystery

An ancient mystery may have been solved after researchers, with the help of 13 Hellenic Marines, proved that a unique 3,500-year-old suit of Greek armor wasn't necessarily just for show, but could have been used for combat at the time of the Trojan War. Continue Reading Category: … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 6 hours ago

Craft and Work London 2024

There ist my friend Keir Whitaker, who joined the beyond tellerrand boat roughly a year ago. The reason for this post: This time he is not helping me with my stuff, no, he is organising an event also. An event that is targeting people who want to know more about building better d … | Continue reading


@marcthiele.com | 6 hours ago

Embracing the Left Shift Mentality in Software Testing

In the rapidly evolving landscape of software development, the left shift mentality has emerged as a pivotal strategy to enhance product quality and make every delivery count. But what exactly is left shift? In the context of software testing, left shifting refers to the practice … | Continue reading


@flexiana.com | 6 hours ago

Theories of Art and Rachel Cusk

by Derek Neal An excerpt of Rachel Cusk’s forthcoming novel, Parade, appeared in the Financial Times last week. The story features two narratives, one about a female painter simply referred to as “G,” told in third person, and another about a group of people visiting a farm in th … | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 6 hours ago

Tattoos increase your risk of cancer by 21%

Tattoos are much more common than they were a couple of decades ago. According to the Pew Research Center, 32% of US adults have one, and 22% have more than one. Now considered to be more socially acceptable, everyone – from pop stars to politicians – seems to be sporting ink. Co … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 6 hours ago

Earth from space: Ethereal algal vortex blooms at the heart of massive Baltic 'dead zone'

In 2018, satellite images captured a stunning spiral of cyanobacteria blooming in the Baltic Sea. The swirling mass of microbes helped to create a massive "dead zone" the size of West Virginia that starved the surrounding water of oxygen. | Continue reading


@livescience.com | 6 hours ago

Gardener learns from mistake after planting 'pollinator seed' mix: 'Same thing happened to me'

"I recommend mixes from specialty native plant nurseries." Gardener learns from mistake after planting 'pollinator seed' mix: 'Same thing happened to me' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 6 hours ago

412: Copilot+ PCs & Everything .NET at Build 2024

Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine tra … | Continue reading


@mergeconflict.fm | 6 hours ago

Digital transformation: How do we get there? 

In any business sector, digital transformation is a complex, multifaceted journey. It will change your business processes, how you interact with customers, and your company culture. If digital transformation’s benefits sound pretty appealing, you’re probably wondering, “How do we … | Continue reading


@emerging-europe.com | 6 hours ago

Running Concept2 Utility in a VM

II recently found myself needing to transfer some old workout data from my Concept2 PM3 and its associated Logcard. However, as I didn’t have easy access to a Windows machine, and Concept2 only provides their utility software for Windows and Mac, I was compelled to run it in a Wi … | Continue reading


@guyrutenberg.com | 6 hours ago

Remarkable Kenworth SuperTruck 2 cuts fuel bills by 50%

Kenworth has unveiled a sleek-looking SuperTruck 2 at the Advanced Clean Transport expo in Las Vegas, attempting to squeeze the maximum possible efficiency out of a diesel powertrain. It works, too, beating the company's most efficient truck by 100%. Continue Reading Category: Au … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 6 hours ago

Declarative Text Kit: Expression and Evaluation

In DeclarativeTextKit, I found the abstraction of an “expression” in my vocabulary to represent the Domain-Specific Language’s instructions useful. Here is an example of a valid block of changes: This uses two kinds of Swift Result Builder to define the DSL’s grammar: The rules o … | Continue reading


@christiantietze.de | 6 hours ago

App Store apps can be translocated

It has often been assumed that App Store apps don't undergo app translocation. That isn't true: here's an example of one that gets stuck in eternal translocation because it comes with an unwanted gift. | Continue reading


@eclecticlight.co | 6 hours ago

CodeSOD: Classic WTF: An Ant Pushes a Perl

It's a holiday in the US today, so as per tradition, we reach back through the archives. Today is a classic of code generation gone horribly, horribly wrong. Original. --Remy It’s an old joke that Perl is a “write only language”. Despite some of its issues, back in the early 2000 … | Continue reading


@thedailywtf.com | 6 hours ago

Pet owner shares photo of disappointing store product: 'What is the use?'

"Anyone who has had a dog for five minutes knows that these are going to be tipped over." Pet owner shares photo of disappointing store product: 'What is the use?' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 6 hours ago

Monday Photo

At the airport in Berlin. | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 7 hours ago

7 health insurance pitfalls to avoid when moving to Germany

Recently moved to Germany? Mirja Lundehn, an insurance expert from KLforExpats, explains what you need to look out for when organising your health insurance. Whether you're... | Continue reading


@iamexpat.de | 7 hours ago

Cyclist shares frustrating video of driver not paying attention while violating bike lane rules: 'You'd think people would be more aware'

"This is the first time I've had something like this happen after riding this stretch dozens of times." Cyclist shares frustrating video of driver not paying attention while violating bike lane rules: 'You'd think people would be more aware' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 7 hours ago

Roast Potato Salad

I love potatoes. They are my favorite vegetable and I know I am not alone in that love. I can eat then in any way, shape or form. I love them boiled, baked, mashed, fried. I love them hot or cold. I have been known to make a large baked potato my whole supper with nothing more th … | Continue reading


@theenglishkitchen.co | 7 hours ago

‘The Damascus Events’ and ‘Sea of Troubles’ review

‘The Damascus Events’ and ‘Sea of Troubles’ review JamesHoare Mon, 05/27/2024 - 07:00 | Continue reading


@historytoday.com | 7 hours ago

Hunter S. Thompson’s Harrowing, Chemical-Filled Daily Routine

E. Jean Carroll’s 1993 memoir of Hunter S. Thompson opens like this: I have heard the biographers of Harry S. Truman, Catherine the Great, etc., etc., say they would give anything if their subjects were alive so they could ask them some questions. I, on the other hand, would give … | Continue reading


@openculture.com | 7 hours ago

Researchers find microplastics polluting archaeological sites: 'Microplastic contamination could compromise the remains' scientific value'

"The new findings could trigger a change in approach." Researchers find microplastics polluting archaeological sites: 'Microplastic contamination could compromise the remains' scientific value' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 7 hours ago