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Friday, 19 April 2019


quote [ Most Likely the Only BABY T-Rex in the World! It has a 15 FOOT long Body and a 21" SKULL with Serrated Teeth! This Rex was very a very dangerous meat eater. It's a RARE opportunity indeed to ever see a baby REX, if they did not grow quickly they could not catch prey and would die. Histology shows the specimen to be approximately 4 years old upon death. Reconstruction of the skull has been done by Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology (from Natural History Museum in FL). ]

Only $2,950,000.00 ($61.65 Expedited Shipping)

[SFW] [business] [+1]
[by Ankylosaur@12:22amGMT] [20 comments]

Wednesday, 10 April 2019


quote [ Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting its hot, shadowy edges where light bends around itself in a cosmic fun-house effect.

"We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole. Here it is," said Sheperd Doeleman of Harvard University. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+9 Hot Pr0n]
[by Ankylosaur@2:40pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 1 April 2019

Move over Heisei, Reiwa is the hot new imperial era

quote [ Japan has announced that the name of its new imperial era, set to begin on 1 May, will be "Reiwa". The country's current era, Heisei, will end in a month with Emperor Akihito's historic abdication. The term for the new era is made up of the two characters Rei and Wa meaning "order" or "command", and "peace" or "harmony". ]


[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by Ankylosaur@6:48amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Move over Internet, Russia to test switch to nationwide LAN

quote [ Earlier this year, Russia announced plans to briefly disconnect its internet from the rest of the world by or on April 1. The scheduled exercise was intended to test its ability to create an isolated, sovereign internet. However, it’s unclear if the test will proceed on the original timeline. ... If and when the test is conducted, Russians won’t find themselves entirely without the internet—they just won’t be able to receive and send data beyond Russian borders. ]

в советской россии, нет интер тебя!
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 WTF]
[by Ankylosaur@11:38pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Was stolen Greco-Roman android technology used to guard the remains of Buddha in ancient India?

quote [ Hindu & Buddhist texts describe Ajatasatru's automaton warriors whirling like the wind, slashing intruders with swords. In the Burmese "Lokapannatti", many "yantakara," robot makers, lived in the Western land of the "Yavanas," Greek-speakers, in "Roma-visaya," the Indian name for the Greco-Roman culture of the Mediterranean world. The Yavanas' secret technology of robots was closely guarded. The robots of Roma-visaya carried out trade & farming & captured & executed criminals. Robot makers were forbidden to leave or reveal their secrets--if they did, robotic assassins pursued & killed them. Rumors of the robots reached India, inspiring an artisan of Pataliputta, who wished to learn how to make automatons. ]

Industrial espionage in the time of assassin bots.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by Ankylosaur@10:41pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Bad news, arachnophobes: You're now officially afraid of horseshoe crabs

quote [ Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs have perhaps always seemed a bit out of place. But by analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids. "What the study concludes is that the conquest of the land by arachnids is more complex than a single tradition event," says evolutionary biologist Jesús Ballesteros. ]

But they just want to hug (your face)!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@5:57pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Move over servos, moist spider silk is the hot new robot muscle

quote [ Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles. The resilient fibers respond very strongly to changes in humidity. Above a certain level, they suddenly contract and twist, exerting enough force to potentially be competitive with other materials being explored as actuators. "This could be very interesting for the robotics community. It's very precise in how you can control these motions by controlling the humidity." ]

You still have to silk off a spider.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+9 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@3:17pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 1 March 2019

Move over trichromacy, infrared is the hot new way to see

quote [ Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light as well as visible light, reports a new study. A single injection of nanoparticles in the mice's eyes bestowed infrared vision for up to 10 weeks with minimal side effects, allowing them to see infrared light even during the day and with enough specificity to distinguish between different shapes. The researchers also think more work can be done to fine tune the emission spectrum of the nanoparticles to suit human eyes. "This is an exciting subject because the technology we made possible here could eventually enable human beings to see beyond our natural capabilities." ]

A needle in the eye is your first step to a lucrative career in the exciting field of home insulation consultation!

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@2:50pmGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Comment without moderation censorship using Dissenter!

quote [ A new tool from fringe social network Gab aims to add a comments section to anything and everything on the internet. Dissenter is a browser extension that lets users make comments on anything from Facebook pages to specific tweets and local news sites. Users can also up- and down-vote other comments. The comments are visible to anyone, but commenting requires a Gab account. ]

[Comment moved to Dissenter]

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+8 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@11:28amGMT] [19 comments]

Tuesday, 26 February 2019


quote [ TRUE FACT OF THE DAY: When falcon breeders want to breed falcons, they wear special falcon sex hats. The hat encourages the falcon to shag the breeder's head and collects the falcon sperm, which can then be artificially inseminated. ]

You don't have to jack off a falcon.

[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+10 Funny]
[by Ankylosaur@1:56amGMT] [6 comments]

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