Archive | February 2013

8 Official State Dinosaurs

8 Official State Dinosaurs:

Yeah so for some reason you guys have some States with “official dinosaurs” which was somebody’s idea at some point.

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kateoplis: Kraft’s subterranean cheese cave, Missouri…

kateoplis:

Kraft’s subterranean cheese cave, Missouri by Christoph Morlinghaus

“More than three-quarters of the food consumed in the United States today is processed, packaged, shipped, stored, and sold under artificial refrigeration. The shiny, humming stainless steel box in your kitchen is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak—a tiny fragment of the vast global network of temperature-controlled storage and distribution warehouses cumulatively capable of hosting uncounted billions of cubic feet of chilled flesh, fish, or fruit. Add to that an equally vast and immeasurable volume of thermally controlled space in the form of shipping containers, wine cellars, floating fish factories, international seed banks, meat-aging lockers, and livestock semen storage, and it becomes clear that the evolving architecture of coldspace is as ubiquitous as it is varied, as essential as it is overlooked. […]

Despite the efforts of industry bodies, government agencies, and industrial archaeologists, this vast, distributed artificial winter that has reshaped our entire food system remains, for the most part, unmapped. What’s more, the varied forms of these cold spaces remain a mystery to most. This guide provides an introduction to a handful of the strange spatial typologies found within the “cold chain,” that linked network of atmospheric regulation on which our entire way of life depends. […]

Welcome to the coldscape: the unobtrusive architecture of man’s unending struggle against time, distance, and entropy itself.
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Great, Now Schools Are Sending Letters Home With Fat Kids

Great, Now Schools Are Sending Letters Home With Fat Kids:

Public schools in Massachusetts are letting parents know that they have fat children for some reason.

zubat: I’m sorry, sir, I don’t know what is wrong with your car’s engine but if you open and close…

zubat:

I’m sorry, sir, I don’t know what is wrong with your car’s engine but if you open and close the hood like this, it looks like the car is talking

Time Warner Cable says there’s no consumer demand for gigabit internet

Time Warner Cable says there’s no consumer demand for gigabit internet:

Time Warner thinks Americans don’t want super fast Internet. No consumer demand, so no installations. Herpdaderp.