I’m torn. I was about to go start a Digimon torrent, but… what if I hate it now and lose that part of my childhood :c
Some cool survey results on dialect in the US. Is it soda, coke, pop? Do you put icing or frosting on a cake? Can you call coleslaw simply slaw? Do name a few of the 100+
Continuing our look at last weekend’s National Day of Civic Hacking, Emily Badger pulls up a handful of maps that show discouraging differences between the American North and South, as seen through several different data points.
[Above map: “Percent on food stamps”]
Ciara got served!
Watch a video of the singer getting served a lawsuit in the middle of her L.A. Pride performance here: natpo.st/10668dg
A Bizarro World twist, documented
[Top image: Dan Ackerman]
Smart ideas for Smarter cities
Reblogging for PoePants
Japan’s new super-fast L0 train floats above the ground and can go 500 km/h
This week, the first test runs for Japan’s new 500 kilometre-per-hour magnetic floating supertrain was a success.
The new generation of “L0 Trains” — set to be deployed in 2027 on the Tokyo-Nagoya line — are not the first “Mag Lev” (Magnetic Levitation) trains, but they are the first to regularly break 500 km/h.
The superfast trains use magnetic levitation instead of wheels to reduce friction and to allow the train to run better in all weather. The magnetic trains can also speed up and slow down more quickly than a traditional wheeled train. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
My brother saved this document and everytime he gets angry at our neighbours for being loud he prints it to their wireless printer and you can hear the wife shout “Why the fuck would you print this AGAIN?!” to her son.