Peter Thiel Goes to Washington

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member, appeared today at the National Press Club in Washington, where he gave a short speech defending his support of Donald Trump and answered journalists’ written questions about his decade-long campaign to destroy Gawker Media. His answers revealed a deep-seated hatred toward Gawker and its staff, and in at least one case contradicted his past statements about the defunct site. The…

The Brutal Murder of This Neon Sand Man Is Disturbingly Satisfying

Because the human body is (scientifically) a big, wet meat sack, murder is typically an ugly, messy thing, ill-suited for coverage on a gif-heavy video blog. Luckily, the good folks at Super Deluxe managed to correct this design flaw by making their own dirt man out of colored sand—and then hacking him into a million goddamn pieces.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Silly Animation Shows Off Some Crazy Weapons Used During the Middle Ages

From Sam O’Nella, here’s an amusing look at some of the weird, creative, and deeply sinister weapons used during the Medieval period, when castles and knights and dragons existed (oh wait): the six-story tall super giant Warwolf trebuchet, used to bludgeon castles to bits; Greek Fire flamethrowers that basically burned everyone and everything; and a terrible use of pigeons and sparrows and their nests to light an entire city on…

The World's Largest Telescope Might Not Be Built in Hawaii After All

As a bitter, multi-year battle over the legality of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) rages on, an alternate path forward has begun to emerge. The world’s largest telescope may not wind up on the frosty peak of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, but instead it might be placed in Spain’s Canary Islands. It’d be a loss for astronomy, but a major win for Hawaiian cultural practitioners who don’t want their sacred mountain…

Elaborate Domino Setup Wishes You a Happy Halloween

Did you know today was a holiday? After a weekend of low-effort costumed drunks fighting, fucking, and puking in front of my apartment—sometimes simultaneously—I thought we were done this year’s glorified national Santacon. But no. Halloween is today. Let us breathe the heavy sigh of the defeated. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

First iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 betas arrive for developers

Developers received a big batch of beta software updates from Apple today. New betas for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS are now available, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance updates just one week after Apple released iOS 10.1 with support for Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. The first beta builds of […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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