Monthly Archives: November 2015

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo And Turbo S: This Is It

Porsche just dropped a preview of the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S, and it looks slightly sharper, accelerates slightly quicker, and is now slightly more ridiculously expensive. Remember, this is the Turbo 911, and confusingly not those other, now-turbo 911’s.

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Latest batch of Clinton emails may contain classified intel

The State Department announced on Monday that it will release an email from former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server that, according to members of the intelligence community, may contain classified information. The email is pa…

GTA V Mod Adds 4K Textures, Game Looks Utterly Ridiculous

Earlier this year, Martin Bergman was working on a GTA V graphics mod that looked positively unreal . It’s still not out—he’s been keeping busy with Battlefront —but another modder (Josh Romito) has stepped in and done pretty much the same thing. Only his mod is available right now.

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Banish Brutal Bathroom Smells With Your Own Homemade “Poo-Pourri”

Bathroom odors can be traumatizing whether you caused it or not. Products like Poo-Pourri and Just A Drop can help keep the stench at bay, but you can easily make your own smell-be-gone spray at home.

In this video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel you’ll learn how to make your own pre-poop spray with essential oils and few other things you probably have lying around your home. Mix 3/4 of a cup of water with 2 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol, 2 teaspoons of hand or dish soap, and mix it all together with 40 to 50 drops of your preferred essential oil (lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, etc.). Then put in a spray bottle to keep near your porcelain throne. Just like with Poo-Pourri and Just A Drop, you add the spray to the water before you go. By the time you flush, there will be no nose-worthy evidence of the business you just took care of. You can even add food coloring to the spray so you can see the smell barrier and get some extra peace of mind.…

Smell-Be-Gone Poop Spray! | YouTube

Comment Of The Day: I Never Do Learn What My Wife’s Needs Are Edition

Winter is the goddamn worst for travel. This is a fact.

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No, SoundCloud didn’t remove a silent track for violating copyright

On November 22nd, DJ Detweiler posted a screenshot of a message from SoundCloud that said his track, "John Cage – 4'33 (DJ DETWEILER REMIX)," had been removed because it appeared to contain copyrighted content. The joke here is that the original "4'3…

Cultivate Mental Toughness With the Navy SEAL’s “40 Percent Rule”

Cultivate Mental Toughness With the Navy SEAL's "40 Percent Rule"

Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.

We all think we know our limits. Whether you’re exercising, studying, or just trying to break a bad habit, there’s always that moment when you feel like tapping out. To get past that point, Jesse Itzler at Big Think explains a perspective-altering rule he learned from a Navy SEAL who came to live with for a month:

He would say that when your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40 percent done. And he had a motto: If it doesn’t suck, we don’t do it. And that was his way of every day forcing us to get uncomfortable to figure out what our baseline was and what our comfort level was and just turning it upside down. We all have that will. It’s just a matter of how we apply it not just to the once-a-year marathon, but to a variety of things in our daily lives.

You are more capable than you realize, but you have to fight off the mental blocks you’ve established over the years. You can run farther, you can learn more, and you can resist your vices longer. The next time you feel like giving up, remember, you’ve still got 60 percent left.…

Navy SEALs Have a ‘40 Percent Rule’ and It’s the Key to Overcoming Mental Barriers | Big Think via Inc.

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Why Do Braided Fuel Lines Suck So Much? Am I Missing Something?

Recently, I was driving in my Beetle and noticed two things: it was running a bit rougher than it should and it was dumping a little more gas on the ground than I’m generally comfortable with. Personally, I like to keep the level of gasoline drooling out of my car to somewhere between none and not-about-to-be-a-fireball. Both were caused by the same thing: braided-cloth-covered rubber hoses.

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The latest issue of Motor Balls looks like a real winner!

The latest issue of Motor Balls looks like a real winner! Check out all that dynamism!

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BlackBerry says no to Pakistani backdoor gambit

In response to a demand for backdoor access to its enterprise messaging products, BlackBerry is completely pulling out of the Pakistan market. The announcement comes as a ban on providing BlackBerry Enterprise Services over mobile networks in Pakistan was due to take effect today.

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority’s ban on BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) was issued this summer, and it was planned to become effective on November 30, as Ars reported in July. “Security reasons” were cited as the cause of the ban. But just before the restriction was announced, Privacy International issued a report that warned of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency’s efforts to gain network surveillance capabilities within the country that rival those of the National Security Agency.

While the government has pushed back the effective date of that order to December 30, BlackBerry CEO Marty Beard announced today that the company would exit the Pakistani market completely rather than meet government demands for unfettered access to the service’s message traffic.

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