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Bacon-Wrapped Ford Is Nothing More Than Brilliant PR And I Don’t Care

Bacon-Wrapped Ford Is Nothing More Than Brilliant PR And I Don't Care

It’s hard to hate someone when they’re driving a bacon car. Even when they’re stealing your parking spot on the LES.

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Best of Oppositelock: August 26, 2013

Best of Oppositelock: August 26, 2013

Gathered here are the Oppositelock posts that people put a good deal of effort into writing from last weekend. Today it includes asshole pedestrians, the (mostly) correct way to measure specific power, discussions about NASCAR and more.

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Alt-week 08.31.13: We’re all Martians, Mega Drive music and reinventing the ruler

Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.

Alt-week 08.31.13: We're all Martians, Mega Drive music and reinventing the ruler

Some things become obsolete, some things rise to live again. Two of our stories over the fold demonstrate new tricks from old dogs. The third? Just, y’know, suggests that we’re all actually from Mars. No biggie. This is alt-week.

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Assign Chores with an Arduino-Powered Roommate Management System

Asking roommates to do chores or pay their debts can get touchy and awkward, so creating a solid chore assignment and financial tracking system can save you from a silly passive aggressive fight. Instead of a boring white board though, you can make yours with an Arduino.

Chris at Rushpro’s Own shared his design for such a system, and the video above should give you an idea of what it’s capable of. He posted all of the software online, but you’ll need to fend for yourself to get the hardware set up correctly. If you can hack it though, you can use the tiny portable computer to keep track of who last paid for groceries, and who needs to do the dishes, all without any awkwardness or hurt feelings. For more info and the source code, check out the source link.

Over-Enginering a Dorm Room Management System | Rushpro’s Own via Hack A Day

Ford racing posted this photo a little bit ago

Ford racing posted this photo a little bit ago

I’m not sure how I should feel…

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American Le Mans Race In Baltimore Almost Finishes Before It Starts

The Baltimore Grand Prix of the American Le Mans Series is underway, though it’s not off to a great beginning with eight cars being taken out before they even crossed the start.

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This Is What It Looks Like When Your Car Gets Wrecked By A Landslide

You ever see those signs that say something along the lines of "Watch Out for Falling Rocks" and you scoff and wonder who would care about a few pebbles? Yeah, this giant goddamn boulder that almost completely crushed a car in Taiwan is what that sign is talking about.

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This Ridiculously Funny Lego RUSH Trailer Is The One To Beat

You know what seems to improve every single movie trailer ever created? That’s right! Lego bricks! And when you completely re-do the trailer for RUSH in stop-motion and Lego bricks, the end result is hilarious.

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Combine These Five Fruit Families to Make Great Juice

Combine These Five Fruit Families to Make Great Juice

If you’re lucky enough to own a good juicer, and keep a well-stocked fridge, you’re missing out by only combining two or three fruits in your juices. For the best results, you want to mix a bunch of fruits with different properties.

Carolyn Cope at Serious Eats explains her theory:

I’ve found that a really good juice contains the following: something sweet, something tart, something high-yield (which produces a lot of juice for its size), something earthy, and maybe something herbaceous or spicy. Earthy flavors include root vegetables as well as greens like kale, spinach, and beet greens. With a general formula like this one, the variations are endless; but here are some of my favorite ingredients from each category.

  • Sweet: apples, pears, grapes, melons, pineapples, oranges, kiwis, mangoes, berries, grapes
  • Tart: lemons, limes
  • Roots: beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips
  • Greens: Kale, spinach, lettuce, chard, arugula, mustard greens, beet greens, dandelion, sorrel, broccoli
  • Herbs: Basil, parsley, cilantro, mint
  • High-yield: Cucumbers, celery, fennel, tomatoes, melons
  • Spicy: Ginger, hot peppers (use judiciously)

Obviously, this is just one person’s suggestion, but it’s worth mixing and matching various ingredients to find some complex juices that you like. Before you start though, be sure to brush up on some tips for maximizing your juice output.

Tips and Tricks for Making Juice, No Recipes Required | Serious Eats

Photo by Creativa (Shutterstock).

The Brits Throw Their Hat In The Ring For Greatest Plate Of All Time

The Brits Throw Their Hat In The Ring For Greatest Plate Of All Time

America has already staked its claim on the Greatest License Plate Ever Of All Time Forever, but a challenger has arrived. In the opposite corner comes Great Britain, with this absolutely gorgeous JA10PNIK plate, stuck on a Jaguar F-Type S.

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