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Mycroft: The Open Source Private Voice Assistant On Raspberry Pi

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Mycroft is an open source voice assistant that respects your privacy. With Mycroft you can listen to music, check the weather, set timers or alarms, ask questions about the world, and much, much more. Unlike other assistants, however, Mycroft is the voice assistant you can trust. Mycroft is private by […]

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Travel Blogger Hikes From Mexico to Canada and Films One Second Each Day

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Travel Blogger Hikes From Mexico to Canada and Films One Second Each Day

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2653 mile foot path that connects Mexico and Canada via California, Oregon, and Washington. Travel blogger Mac, who runs the website HalfwayAnywhere, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and took one second of film each day to create a 3 minute video montage that shows some of the most incredible landscapes anywhere in the world.

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Hoosh, the Survival Stew of Famed Antarctic Explorers

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If you want to eat like a survivalist, you might want to brush up on the food taken on Antarctic expeditions a hundred years ago. There were no freeze-dried processed MREs, unless you count staples like the hardtack stocked on long voyages (consisting of flour and salt) and the Native American pemmican (dried meat, rendered fat, and sometimes fruit). While that may not sound appetizing, hunger is the best sauce.

“Pemmican was the only food source which could make [expeditions] happen, and was thus a prime mover of polar travel,” [author Jason C.] Anthony said. “The calorie requirement for the hardest polar sledging could be up to 10,000 [calories per day], though usually the hard days required about 6,500 — still more than the Tour de France, I think.”

Sounds great! Well, not so much “great” as “necessary.” Still fun. And, per Anthony, these aren’t necessarily hard and fast numbers.

“Generally the British expeditions provided each man 4,000 to 4,500 [calories per day]. Even modern adventurers have had trouble calculating the caloric needs,” he said. “I think it was Fiennes and Stroud ... who determined that the caloric deficit between what [explorers] burned and what they ate was the equivalent of what a normal person eats at home each day. In other words, they were starving.”

And if you were starving, there was nothing better than hooch, which was made from hardtack, pemmican, and snow. Get the recipes for homemade hardtack, pemmican, and hooch at The Takeout.

(Image credit: Karl Gustafson)

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Picnic Table for Squirrels

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Lucy Smalls is going stir-crazy after two weeks of isolation in Florida. This is when the notion of building a picnic table for local squirrels made perfect sense.

I'm three weeks in and completely agree. I should line my fences with these tables.

-via The Mary Sue

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A Claw Machine Filled With Toilet Paper Rolls

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toilet-paper-claw-machine.jpg This is a short video from Victor Harbor, South Australia of a claw machine at a retail store thats had its prizes emptied and replaced with toilet paper rolls. I don't know how much it costs to play, but hopefully it takes twenties because my sad ass is tired of magazines. *trembles* Especially the staples. Keep going for the video, although its just a walk-by of a claw machine filled with toilet paper.
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End of the Rainbow

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End of the Rainbow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sláinte!

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