Here’s What Happens When You Strap An Oculus-Controlled Video Camera To A Drone And Take It For A Spin

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

So what would happen if you took a drone, attached twin video cameras to it, and had each of those cameras feed directly into one half of an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset? Now take it a step further: Have the drone-mounted twin video cameras track the head movements of the wearer of the Oculus headset.

This would give you a drone that you could fly, and also use as a personal set of eyes in the sky, in real-time, fed directly into the very headset that is tracking your head motions to guide the aircraft’s vision.

Yeah, that would be pretty cool. Happily, it’s already been built:

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Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

The Paderno World Cuisine vegetable slicer creates spiral cuts and vegetable or fruit noodles in seconds. The frame and blade plates are constructed of very high-quality, impact-resistant ABS plastic that is BPA-free, and the blades are made of stainless steel. It has four powerful suction feet that are fitted with tabs for easy release, and does not require an outlet connection or batteries.

The slicer is an easy-to-use, handy tool that makes zucchini spaghetti, cucumber ribbon strands, curly fries or long, spiral apple strands. It comes with three blades: a shredder blade (small holes), a chipper blade (large holes) and a straight blade. A storage compartment beneath the frame stores two blades and the third blade comes already in place.

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41 Things I’m Bitter About

Originally posted on Ben's Bitter Blog:

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So I heard it was your birthday…

It is again that time of year when I get to celebrate all the people asking me stupid questions like, “What are you going to do today?” and “What kind of cake do you want?” and “What presents did you get?” and “How can I annoy you the most today on the day that you want to be annoyed the least?”.   “How can I make the day that you used to look forward to be the day you dread the most?”.  “What cheesy phrase can I spit out from my arsenal of cheesy phrases that will make you groan the most?” I have several other questions that I just can’t wait to hear, but I’m hoping that you are smart enough to figure out the point by now.  If not, I have a super deep hole you can jump in that will…

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Who Is That Woman With My Son?

Originally posted on that cynking feeling:

Who is that woman with my son? She just stands there as Philip messes up the craft. At this table, the public library has a project in which a coffee filter is supposed to be glued to the top of the green rectangle of construction paper to become a flower on a stem. Philip is gluing it in the middle! Wait, is she helping him do it wrong? Why didn’t she point out how the other kids are doing it the right way? She acts as if this gymnasium full of families won’t notice.

Philip should now select a pastel cupcake liner and glue inside the filter as the flower’s blossom. He touches the pink, blue, and yellow cups, but puts the cap back on the glue stick. And that woman lets him.

Now he is moving to the other side of the table. He has discovered the librarian’s stash…

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Zimbio Quizzes Are Ruining My Life

Originally posted on MOON IN GEMINI:

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You must have taken a Zimbio quiz or two, right?

They’re fun, aren’t they?

At least, they started out being fun for me.

One of my Facebook friends posted the Which Game of Throne Character Are You quiz. I thought, what the heck, I’ll take it, too.

I was absolutely thrilled to find out I was Daenerys Targaryan.

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Beiersdorf Nivea Sensitive Gel Moisturizer for Men, 1.7 Ounce

I’ve used all kinds of facial lotion over the years, trying out different brands. After I’ve tried Nivea Sensitive Gel Moisturizer, I stopped trying other brands because I found the one that gave me no reason to try others any more.

I love the fact it pumps out exactly the same amount (exactly enough for full coverage of a face) with each press, and when it reaches the last dollop, it simply compresses all the way to the end and that’s it–it’s totally empty. You don’t have to dig around or cut the container open for the remaining bits. It’s also a hard shell container, so when traveling, it won’t accidentally get squeezed out into your stuff.

When first applied, it feels a bit sticky, but that goes away soon and your face feels supple and hydrated all day. The scent is pleasant too and not overwhelming.

Beiersdorf Nivea Sensitive Gel Moisturizer for Men, 1.7 Ounce

Beiersdorf Nivea Sensitive Gel Moisturizer for Men, 1.7 Ounce

 

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Fake Bake Flawless

I used to use tanning beds to achieve my tan until one day I noticed a weird spot on my back and found out it was basal cell carcinoma. So now tanning beds are out and sunscreen is a must, but I missed having my glow. I began just trying any and every self-tanner that I could get my hands on, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with anything until I tried Fake Bake Flawless. It really has everything you hope for in a self-tanner. It really truly smells the best of anything I’ve ever used (my boyfriend approves). The gloves and the mitt ensure that you wont get stained hands or streaks from application. The formula dries so quickly and you don’t have to waste time waiting for it dry. It has a tint to show where you’ve applied it. The color is very flattering and natural looking, I think I almost gave my dermatologist a heart attack when I went in for a check up! He was like, “so how’s the tanning going” and I just smiled and said, “oh, this is fake”, so it even fooled a dermatologist! I also love the way this one fades off very evenly to, which has been a problem with others that I have tried. I haven’t ever written one of these reviews for a product until now but I’m just so happy with this and I know how frustrating the hunt for the perfect tanner can be so I hope this helps someone else and saves them a lot of time and money spent!

Fake Bake Flawless

Fake Bake Flawless

 

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Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant

As a nurse I wash my hands several hundred times a day it seems. Even with the hospitals using moisturizing soaps my skin gets very dry. I bought this little jug and take it to work with me. It is amazing how well it can moisturize my VERY dry hands. In the winter I get cracks on the outside of my palms, without fail every year. I take this cream and let it sit on the crack for as long as I can. By the next day or so the crack has healed enough to be more manageable.

Several patients have this cream prescribed to them by their doctors its so good.

I highly recommend this cream to everyone that suffers from dry, cracked skin!

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On Writing and Making Sandwiches

Originally posted on Robert Jackson Bennett:

I don’t normally post about the writing process here – as in, like, detailed descriptions of characterizations, writing action scenes, etc. – because A. those sorts of workshop-guides weren’t terribly useful to me as a developing writer, but also B. I don’t really understand how to write those sorts of things for other people.

Writing questions in general, for me, are a lot like hearing people ask me, “How do I make a sandwich? What’s the way that I become a sandwich-maker, a person that makes sandwiches?” And they’re asking this as if it’s an exotic and difficult thing to do, like becoming a certified engineer or an architect or something.

So I’m always kind of confused about how to answer. To extend this metaphor, my answers are usually about as helpful as, “You just go into your kitchen and do it.”

And that’s it. There’s not really a right way…

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Camp Coachella

Originally posted on Two More Dead:

Just kidding, I'm the one in summery festival wear.

Can you spot me? I’m the drunk one.

So, I’m back. Cue the party poppers and the loud reverie of all my adoring fans. If you just hear crickets, don’t worry, that IS the reverie, those ARE my fans. I do very well on the insect circuit.

 

Anyway. I’m writing this because you asked me to make a post about my Coachella experiences.  This is me doing just that. It’s funny. When you initially asked me to write about it, I balked pretty hard. I was already self conscious about going to (what I perceived to be) an event people attend solely so they can say they were there, now I had to become what I hate most by actually blogging about it. But then we got to Palm Springs and we all started drinking and I quickly forgot notions of propriety and my stupid high horse (I’ve since…

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