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digdoug
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Manicouagan-EO.JPG

Canada’s René-Levasseur Island is larger than the lake that surrounds it.

The island occupies 2,020 square kilometers, while the surrounding Lake Manicouagan covers 1,942.

Visible from space, the feature is sometimes called the Eye of Quebec.

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digdoug
9 days ago
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back when Civ games had editors, I liked to build islands like this.
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Hidden Valley Is Offering a Holiday Mini-Keg Filled With Five Liters of Their Signature Ranch Dressing

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Hidden Valley Keg

Employing the old adage that bigger is better, Hidden Valley is offering a wonderfully decadent five liter mini-keg filled with their signature ranch dressing for the 2017 holidays. The $50 keg can be pre-ordered through the Hidden Valley Ranch Flavour Gallery for delivery beginning on December 11.

  • It isn’t a party unless the Hidden Valley® Ranch is flowin’
  • Height is 9.7 inches and Diameter is 6.3 inches
  • Stackable and holds up to 5 liters of ranch
  • Special inside coating meets FDA specifications and keeps the ranch tasting fresh.
  • Includes a year supply of Hidden Valley Ranch!

via Kim Bhasain, Digg

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digdoug
11 days ago
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God, I want to give this as a gift so badly.. but $50 is expensive for a joke.
Louisville, KY
deezil
10 days ago
Too bad of all the ranch dressing, I find hidden valley to be the worst tasting.
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Tilley Hat

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Often copied, never quite equaled, the Tilley Hat is the most all-purpose chapeau I know. Its broad brim keeps the sun or light rain off, the bit of foam in the flat crown pads the skull against light whacks and keeps the hat floating in water, and the double strap defeats all wind. (Use just the rear strap behind your head to hold the hat in all but strong winds; the front strap under the chin is effective but dorky looking.) The Canadian behind the Tilley line has generated a humorous but effective fetishism around his durable hats. With one or both side brims snapped up to the crown you get a rakish look which also stiffens the front brim against wind. The Tilley packs well and does last for many years; however, a lot of hot weather use will stain it incurably with sweat. You may not mind.

-- Stewart Brand

[This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2004]

Tilley Hat ($68+_

Available from Amazon

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digdoug
13 days ago
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had mine for > 10 years. I adore this damn hat.
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Tis the Season

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digdoug
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Project Cloak, Adobe’s Content Aware Technology Allowing Users to Easily Remove Objects From Video

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Geoff Oxholm, a research engineer in the Creative Intelligence Lab at Adobe Research in San Francisco, took the stage at Adobe MAX 2017 to give the audience a look at Project Cloak, their new content aware technology that allows users to remove unwanted objects from video footage with only a few simple clicks.

Project Cloak, Adobe's Content Aware Technology Allowing Users to Easily Remove Objects From Video

via PetaPixel

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digdoug
26 days ago
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Jesus that's dark magic.
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