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Cabel Sasser’s screenshots of Xbox Live’s former support forum

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hard to imagine any major platform handling moderation this publicly again

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DMack
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the best ones were when a clueless parent, who was paying for their sweet angel's xbox account, found out what a little shit their kid really is
Victoria, BC

Soup-Salad-Sandwich Space

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related: The Cube Rule of Food Identification

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sirshannon
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Cube Law by now.

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Revenge Package

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This is pretty nerdy and entertaining. After someone stole a package off of his porch, Mark Rober spent months designing and building a fake package to get revenge on the next person stupid enough to try it. He outfitted the box with GPS, motion sensors, four cameras that auto-uploaded to the cloud, a glitter bomb that detonated when the package was opened, and a canister of fart spray that sprayed periodically until the thief threw the package out. Genius.

Tags: crime   Mark Rober   video
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kilpatjr
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YES YES YES!
Seattle, WA

The Moon Is Flipped Upside Down in the Southern Hemisphere

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How old were you when you learned that the Moon in the Southern Hemisphere is upside down? I was today years old…this is my head exploding —> %@*&!$. Ok, the Moon isn’t upside down (that’s Northern-ist) but its orientation changes depending on if you’re north or south of the equator.

Moon Flipped

“From our perspective, the Moon and the night sky is actually rotated 180 degrees compared to our Northern Hemispherical friends,” Jake Clark, an astronomer from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, explained to ScienceAlert.

“In the south we see the Moon’s dark ‘Oceanus Procellarum’ sea in the south-east corner compared to in the north-west corner for a northern observer.”

But why does it look like this? Well, because physically, we’re actually upside down compared to someone standing in the opposite hemisphere.

That makes perfect sense & the explanation is quite simple but it’s still messing with my head. How did I not know this? Here’s how the Moon appears in the Northern Hemisphere (from Wikipedia):

Moon Flipped North

And here’s a photo from Brendan Keene in Australia:

Moon Flipped South

Tags: Earth   Moon   space
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llucax
55 days ago
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And how does it looks from the equator? Why people is always discriminating Ecuadorians?
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StunGod
54 days ago
I think that as you get closer to the equator, the moon takes a more elevated path across the sky. The farther north or south you travel, the lower in the sky the Moon is, since it orbits over the equator. I'm at about 45 degrees north, so there's always a "top" and "bottom" to the moon because it never goes right overhead. It moves sideways in an arc in the southern sky. At the equator, it still moves sideways, but goes directly overhead so there's no strong visual indication of what pole is top or bottom.
roblatham
55 days ago
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How have I never considered this before?
dukeofwulf
56 days ago
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Explain that, Flat Earthers.
mareino
56 days ago
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HOW FAST DO I HAVE TO FLY TO SEE IT FLIP
Washington, District of Columbia
StunGod
56 days ago
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Yep, I'm in this camp too. Today years old, just learning this incredibly obvious thing.
Portland, Oregon, USA, Earth
iwhitney
58 days ago
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What? I was In Australia and I did not know this.
Minneapolis, MN
deezil
59 days ago
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I TOO WAS TODAY YEARS OLD.
Louisville, Kentucky

Manually pixelated food

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Yuni Yoshida

Yuni Yoshida

Art director Yuni Yoshida has created these pixelated food photos by manually cutting up the foods in question into little cubes. Love these.

See also censored fruit.

Tags: food   Yuni Yoshida
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Behind-the-scenes look at mixing the clay for Wallace and Gromit

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When producing their claymation-style feature films or Wallace and Gromit & Shaun the Sheep animations, Aardman Animations goes through 100s of pounds of modeling clay. As Adam Savage learned on a recent visit to Aardman, bulk clay from the factory is run through several processes to ensure that Gromit’s fur is the same shade in frame #6800 as it was in frame #1 and that the consistency is appropriate for the modelers.

See also the mesmerizing paint mixing videos on Instagram and YouTube.

Tags: Aardman Animations   Adam Savage   video
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