This parkour robot overlord has ‘Terminator’ written all over it

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Boston Dynamics have finally revealed the highly anticipated ‘Handle’ robot. We all got a sneak peak of its capabilities after a video was leaked online. 

But now we are getting a fuller picture of the wheeled robot overlord and the extent to its incredible agility. 

Rise of the machines, or is it too soon to worry? Read more…

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Ashton Kutcher blew a kiss at John McCain and lol what is happening?

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What the world needs now is love, sweet love – and if we need to rely on John McCain and Ashton Kutcher to help us achieve that, then so be it.

On Wednesday morning, Kutcher, dreamy actor and chairman of Thorn, a tech company that builds software to fight human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children, attended a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in D.C. to speak about how to end modern slavery.

After Kutcher’s speech concluded, however, the world was given a quick glimpse at an, um, unexpected moment between him and Sen. John McCain.

It started with sass and ended with a kiss … Read more…

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New docuseries shows what life is really like for queer and trans men of color

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A new documentary series called Other Boys NYC is highlighting the stories of an often overlooked population – queer and trans men of color.

The extensive 50-part series, created by filmmaker Abdool Corlette and co-producer Adam Vazquez, spotlights 50 different queer men of color from various experiences living in New York City. Each video ranges from five to seven minutes, showing individual stories about identity, sexuality and what it means to be a queer or trans man of color today.

Other Boys NYC comes at a time in which race, sexuality and gender identity are hot button topics discussed in politics, the media and homes around the world,” Corlette said in a statement. Read more…

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Firefighters in Dubai are using jetpacks to put out fires

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The future of firefighting could include water-powered jetpacks. Dubai is incorporating the packs into their fire safety routines

While the method is certainly innovative, it’s also pretty expensive. Each of the jetpacks cost around $35,000.   Read more…

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Brent Musburger, iconic sports broadcaster who lit up internet, retires from ESPN

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You are looking live at the end of an era. 

Brent Musburger – whose sonorous voice and signature “you are looking live” introduction to games were synonymous with sports telecasts – will call his final game for ESPN this month. 

Musburger became a household name as television grew into the dominant medium of the sports-entertainment industrial complex. On social media, however, his career wasn’t quite so cut and dried. While an icon on TV, he sometimes became a lightning rod online. 

Let’s first flash back to college football’s national title game in 2013. Musburger provided a bit of drooling commentary when ESPN cameras cut to a shot of beauty queen Katherine Webb, who was then the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. The moment vaulted Webb to celebrity, while video of Musburger’s commentary instantly hit viral status on YouTube. If you type “Musburger” into the YouTube search bar today, “McCarron’s girlfriend” is still the first autofill to follow.  Read more…

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The Terminator is the perfect killing machine for the person who has everything

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It’s time to say “Hasta la vista” to boredom with this action figure. Warning: It might need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.

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Replacement Windows Cheat Sheet

What to understand when buying a brand-new window?

When purchasing brand-new home windows, you’ll intend to remember: High/Low. High is for high R-value, which identifies how well a window stops warmth loss. Low is for reduced emissivity– or else understood in the sector as Low-E– as well as this is the method windowmakers utilize to show the heat to the warm side of the glass (so in winter warmth remains within and in warm weather condition heat remains outdoors).

What alternatives do I have when it concerns setting up windows?

You have 2 selections when it pertains to home window setup: retrofitting (inserting brand-new windows right into the existing housing) or brick-to-brick (stripping out the windows as well as frameworks and beginning fresh).

Retrofitting is commonly more economical, however brick-to-brick is usually the much more energy-efficient choice. That stated, this general rule isn’t really constantly the situation.

For example, if you stay in a home built pre-1950, you will want to seriously think about not replacing all your home windows. That’s since you probably have actually window frameworks built from old-growth wood– a far more resistant timber that as remarkable rot as well as warp resistance and holds paint much better than more recent wood frames. Currently, after costing out the retrofitting of these old-growth structures with new low-E glass, you may locate there’s not much distinction than if you were to change with brand-new vinyl-framed home windows. The distinction, nevertheless, will certainly remain in your home’s visual allure. Unless you upgrade– and pay the steeper price tag– brand-new home windows just don’t have the beauty, personality and heat of old-wood structure windows. Removing the old home windows, then, can seriously affect the worth of your house.

Does that indicate you can not get efficient windows in an old house? No. A variety of studies were performed over the last decade and each pertained to the exact same verdict: There is little difference in the heat performance between a brick-to-brick brand-new window substitute as well as a retrofitted window incorporated with a storm window, as long as the home windows were low-E.

What kinds of home windows can I get?

This is the enjoyable part. Regardless of whether you retrofit or replace, you can select a variety of various types of windows. Right here are descriptions of one of the most typical sorts of windows:

Sash

Turning in as well as out like a door as well as operating with a crank, they supply a high degree of air flow and also have a tight seal when closed. This is a terrific selection for hard-to-reach or uncomfortable areas due to the fact that they’re much easier to open up.

Double-hung

These home windows contain two sashes that move up and also down. They are terrific for air flow and complement any type of style of house– although are truly prominent with retrofits and upgrades on older homes.

Picture

Big and also repaired they could additionally be flanked by 2 sashes or double-hung windows on either side. As a result of their big, significant shape image home windows let in great deals of all-natural light as well as give unobstructed views– which is why the cost for these windows is a fair bit higher (and also why they are used as a statement on a house, not for every space). When preparing to make use of a picture window in a space, remember that these home windows, on their own, do not supply air flow.

Bay

Composed of one large taken care of window in the middle as well as a casement on either side, they predict from an exterior wall surface and also are a staple in numerous Victorian-style residences. If you’re intending on setting up a bay home window, you will certainly should talk with an architectural designer, as these home windows are completely hefty commonly need extra structural support.

Exactly what else do I need to know about changing home windows?

Lots of people do not realize it, yet in almost every city in Canada, if you’re setting up a new window where one really did not previously exist or enlarging an existing window opening, you will need to get a building license.

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