Is it rude to make a profit from your friends?

You're in a restaurant with a group of friends. The waiter won't let you split the bill, so you offer to pay for it on your card and have your friends send you their share. How much would you charge them for that service? That sounds absurd, right? OK, you might agree to split th … | Continue reading


@shkspr.mobi | 16 minutes ago

Kindle Oasis Latest Model Now Selling for Half the Price

The Kindle Oasis happens to be one of the most loved Kindle models though unfortunately, Amazon chose to discontinue the same for reasons best known to them. That said, there is still a chance to snag up the Oasis, and that too for half the price. Thanks to Amazon’s Memorial Day … | Continue reading


@goodereader.com | 18 minutes ago

Bigme HiBreak Starts at $219 for B/W Model

The Bigme HiBreak E Ink smartphone is all set to go on sale starting May 31. As is already known, there is going to be a black and white and color version of the phone, with each version again coming in two memory and storage size configurations. Prices, as ITHome reported, start … | Continue reading


@goodereader.com | 20 minutes ago

Changing Paintings: 21 The fate of Phineus, and the Muses on Helicon

The wedding of Perseus to Andromeda turns into a pitched battle, with many turned to stone by Medusa's face. Then 9 daughters challenge the Muses to a contest. | Continue reading


@eclecticlight.co | 21 minutes ago

Living Your Best Life?

by Martin Butler The expression ‘Live your best life’ is very much in vogue. It appears more than 3 million times in Instagram posts, which are no doubt full of pictures of smiling attractive 20-somethings completing amazing sporting feats, strolling along glorious beaches or doi … | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 46 minutes ago

Reaching absolute zero for quantum computing now much quicker thanks to breakthrough refrigerator design

Using a more efficient method than current approaches, researchers promise the coldest temperatures in the world at just a fraction of the cost and time. | Continue reading


@livescience.com | 51 minutes ago

#055 - Talking Go with the Go God ft. AnthonyGG

In today’s episode, we bring AnthonyGG, a highly requested guest, a Go developer with over a decade of experience with Golang and a fellow content creator. This episode will be all around Web Development with Go - from how Anthony started writing code with Go and why he chose thi … | Continue reading


@podcasters.spotify.com | 51 minutes ago

The Most Disturbing Places We've Found Microplastics So Far

Scientists first found microplastics, those tiny pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters, on British beaches in 2004. In the 20 years since, the world has watched on in horror as microplastics began turning up in virtually every nook and cranny on the planet. Today, we’ve go … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 51 minutes ago

New report reveals surprising power sources making up almost one-third of Minnesota's energy supply: 'The rest of the country is taking notice'

"Minnesota continues to lead on clean energy and energy efficiency deployment." New report reveals surprising power sources making up almost one-third of Minnesota's energy supply: 'The rest of the country is taking notice' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 51 minutes ago

Struggling to Afford Cybersecurity Insurance? Here’s Why. [Sponsor]

When MGM Resorts suffered a $100 million hack in September, CEO Bill Hornbuckle wasn’t too worried about the lost revenue, because cyber insurance would cover the tab. “I can only imagine what next year’s bill will be,” he joked. Weeks later, on a call with analysts, Hornbuckle c … | Continue reading


@macstories.net | 56 minutes ago

Dutch anti-poverty experiment: How will an extra 150 euros impact families?

A project called “Just give money” started by the Kansfonds, a philanthropic foundation in the Netherlands, has commenced in Zaanstad to determine how 150 euros extra per month... | Continue reading


@iamexpat.nl | 1 hour ago

Paddy Power backs out of Euro 2024 ad featuring Boris Johnson

Paddy Power has reneged on a planned Euro 2024 advertising campaign featuring Boris Johnson after a backlash from its staff.… Continue reading Paddy Power backs out of Euro 2024 ad featuring Boris Johnson The post Paddy Power backs out of Euro 2024 ad featuring Boris Johnson appe … | Continue reading


@readwrite.com | 1 hour ago

If you haven’t got this all-time classic on Steam yet, it’s cheaper than ever

There’s nothing out there quite like The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Other games have bigger worlds or better stories, but… Continue reading If you haven’t got this all-time classic on Steam yet, it’s cheaper than ever The post If you haven’t got this all-time classic on Steam yet, … | Continue reading


@readwrite.com | 1 hour ago

The Lurker Files

What’s happening Internet? For day 27 of #WeblogPoMo2024 I want to know if any other millennials read the Lurker Files books back in the mid ninties? The Lurker Files was a series of books written by Scott Ciencin and published by Random House between 1996 and 1997. The first thr … | Continue reading


@flamedfury.com | 1 hour ago

Perceptions

Latifa Echakhch. Taqsim, 2017. Fresco, installation. More here and here. | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 1 hour ago

Investitionen: abrupter Rückgang in der Alpen-Hotellerie

Der dritte „Alpine Hospitality Summit“ in Kitzbühel, ein Treffen von 270 führenden Köpfen der Ferienhotellerie aus Österreich, Südtirol und Bayern, rückte ein drängendes Thema ins Rampenlicht: Wie kann die Qualität in Hotels trotz finanzieller Herausforderungen aufrechterhalten w … | Continue reading


@tp-blog.at | 1 hour ago

How To Find All the People You’ve Ever Blocked

Sadly, people aren’t always as nice as they could be, and that’s where you need to turn to the various blocking and reporting features on the digital platforms you frequent. Overall, these features work well and effectively put up barriers between you and those you don’t want to … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 1 hour ago

America Still Has Heroes

At a time when fewer people say they love their country, 24-year-old Kennedy Sanders and 20-year-old Jared Schmitz died for it. | Continue reading


@thefp.com | 1 hour ago

5/27/2024

Dawn: a blurry moon just above the trees losing its glow. The wood thrush’s ethereal song gives way to a red-eyed vireo sounding like a wind-up bird, going at twice […] | Continue reading


@morningporch.com | 1 hour ago

Why I’m Ditching My Old Frying Pan For IKEA’s Latest Cookware

I’ve been using the IKEA KAVALKAD frying pan for some years now. It’s a handy pan – affordable, light, and does the job well enough. I’ve been replacing one KAVALKAD after another when the coating wears off, but now, I’m ditching it for good. Why? It has PFAS. What’s PFAS Per- an … | Continue reading


@ikeahackers.net | 1 hour ago

Spring Days And Good Music

Queen of the Slipstream – Van Morrison | Continue reading


@cimple.life | 1 hour ago

State opens first-of-its-kind EV charging station with game-changing Tesla technology

"This funding will help expand our state's EV charging network." State opens first-of-its-kind EV charging station with game-changing Tesla technology first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 1 hour ago

Weekly Update 401

Ah, episode 401, the unauthorised one! Ok, that was terrible, but what's not terrible is finally getting some serious dev resources behind HIBP. I touch on it in the blog post but imagine all the different stuff I have to spread myself across to run this thing, and | Continue reading


@troyhunt.com | 1 hour ago

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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 hours ago

Catspeak

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


@3quarksdaily.com | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 hours ago