After looking at the so-called code for a while, Gibbs realized he was seeing a common form of medieval Latin abbreviations, often used in medical treatises about herbs. ... So this wasn't a code at all; it was just shorthand. The text would have been very familiar to anyone at the time who was interested in medicine.Yay for solving the mystery and all, but it's such a mundane solution that I can't help feel a little sad. Update: via MacDara Conroy on Twitter - Has a Mysterious Medieval Code Really Been Solved? (I'll save you a click: no)
Holy crap, this is impressive. From Jon Bois, who brought us the equally incredible Breaking Madden series.
This is incredible. Marc Ten Bosch wrote a really fun game about playing with 4D objects. But his video describing how the game works is also the best primer on how the 4th dimension works that I’ve ever seen.
My daughter loves her cozy coupe. I love Mad Max: Fury Road. Okay little baby, let’s do this.
Vashi Nedomansky has put together a great collection of videos and PDFs about the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark. There goes today’s productivity.
Day of the Tentacle was such a huge part of my childhood, seeing the entire game laid out like this fills me with warm fuzzies.
Finally when three planes flew over the area, 4channers were able to triangulate an approximate location of the flag.
This area was too large to search unfortunately. The 4channers began looking to the stars, using ancient astronomy to help map the direction of the camera and pinpoint a more precise location.
4chan has some of the best minds of our generation and I honestly believe that they could probably find a cure for cancer if they would only use their powers for good instead of just for being racist trolls and looking at anime titties.
The Ikea Bike (the “Sladda”) is an interesting proposition. It’s a relatively cheap, low maintenance bike with some fancypants pluses (e.g. belt drive, disc brakes, and a modular ecosystem so you can get panniers and a trailer for your new bike). This is the first time I’ve actually heard of anyone’s hands-on experiences with one. And I was totally sold until this line:
What isn’t easy to modulate are the gears on the Sladda. It only has two gears, and you can’t even choose which one you’re in. It runs on automatic transmission, meaning it adjusts between harder or softer gears based on your pedaling.
Dublin isn’t even a particularly hilly city, but the idea of not being in control of your gears sounds insane to me.