Woot
3 days
March brings the first soft breezes and crocus buds of spring, as the earth awakens after its winter-long sleep. I can only assume this new season of life and fertility explains why the Agricultural Council of America has named March 21, often the first day of spring, as "National Agriculture Day." But how much do you really know about farming? In honor of the equinox, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is here to plant some seeds of knowledge among your weeds of agricultural ignorance. The Debunker: Was Daylight Saving Time Instituted for Farmers? Okay, first of all, it's not "daylight savings time." It's "daylight saving time," singular, according to the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which standardized the summertime clock shift in the United States. (Other countries mostly call it "summer time.") And Benjamin Franklin didn't invent it. He did write a 1784 essay called "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light" for The Journal of Paris , noting that it was a waste of time to sleep through so much morning daylight in the summer—so why not take his trademark "early to bed, early to rise" advice and kick it up a notch? But (a) he was just joking around, and (b) he was proposing getting people out of bed earlier, not actually changing all the clocks.
ThinkGeek
13 days
Sand Rover. Take long walks along the beach wrapped in this AT-AT Sun Walk Scarf. This peach and green diaphanous scarf looks great with your daily wardrobe, but we're saving ours to wrap around our bikini bottoms. $19.99
Woot
a month
The perfect companion for all the introverts out there. Introverted people aren't unfriendly. They just have a very limited amount of energy to expend on socializing. They don't mind having a good, short chat now and again, but it's mentally exhausting for them to do so for long periods at a time. To combat this, my introverted brother once told me, "Act crazy, and no one will bother you." Now, the type of crazy you portray will depend on the level of introversion you manifest. If you are cripplingly introverted, by all means, dress in tights and a cape and pretend to fly around the streets of your town. If you're a more reasonable level of introverted, however, you can present a more ambiguously crazy persona to keep people guessing. For example, be the guy who wheels a portable generator behind him everywhere he goes and for no apparent reason.
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4 months
[Sale!] Bigger on the inside.This Doctor Who TARDIS Stocking with Sound is bigger on the inside. And it's a ThinkGeek exclusive, so if you need that extra capacity, better act on it now. $22.99
ThinkGeek
4 months
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5 months
This Doctor Who TARDIS Stocking with Sound is bigger on the inside. And it's a ThinkGeek exclusive, so if you need that extra capacity, better act on it now. Price: $17.49
ThinkGeek
5 months
May the Nuts be with you We can't act surprised that R2 can crack nuts. Little guy has a holoprojector, a fusion cutter, a hidden lightsaber compartment with ejector. Nutcracker is just one more service a good astromech provides. $34.99
Woot
5 months
If there are any Toy Story -like high jinks going on, you'll be able to catch them in the act. And you'll have it all on video to prove to everyone else that you aren't crazy. Unless the security system also comes to life when you leave the house and somehow conspires with the other objects to keep their secret spontaneous self-personification hidden. Then I don't know what to tell you.
Woot
6 months
Learn more about same-day drone delivery. Your neighbors think they're so great with their perfect green lawn with no dandelions and their trash cans that they always remember to put out on the right day and their fancy car that they can actually park in their garage because their garage is clean and not full of junk like yours is. Sure, they act like they just care about their home and want to make things nice for themselves, but you know the real reason why they do all that stuff: they do it to spite you. So what if your lawn is a little less than mowed? So what if your car is a junker that lives in the driveway because your garage is too full of boxes? So what if you always forget to put the trash out on trash day until it ends up piling up for weeks? You can still show your neighbors. You can still be better than them at one all-important thing: Christmas lights.
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6 months
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Woot
7 months
The process is complicated, and combines vision processing in two different parts of the brain, one in charge of determining where things are, and another in charge of tracking what they are. In simple terms, the brain is repeatedly checking in with visual input from the eyes, noting what's changed since the last update, and registering that as "motion." Remember that, even outside the movies, we're always moving our eyes around, seeing things in quick glimpses, not always catching the full story but intuiting important connections. To the brain, the act of experiencing real life also comes in brief temporal chunks not too different from the 24 frames a second of the multiplex. Quick Quiz : Who was inspired by a melting wheel of Camembert cheese to create his 1931 masterpiece The Persistence of Memory ? Ken Jennings is the author of eleven books, most recently his Junior Genius Guides , Because I Said So! , and Maphead .
Woot
7 months
Science? Magic? Who knows how T-Fal does it? As with all things, there are two ways to approach the act of cooking. The path of the mystic wizard, or the path of the stalwart scientist. Let us compare the two and see which path is the more valid! MYSTIC WIZARD : Over a period of twenty decades, focus your chi into a ball, then fire it at the stove, causing it to explode into a portal from which a delicious dinner arises. STALWART SCIENTIST : Practice the art of using T-Fal Cookware until you can make a delicious dinner with ease. Maybe it'll take a few weeks to master one dish, less if you use a recipe. You might already know one. MYSTIC WIZARD : Spend a hundred years to master the ability to send your astral self beyond the mystic curtain that divides our realm from that of the Dark Monstrosiamo and call down your Certulian Hands Of Slapping to knock his lunch off his table and down into your waiting lunchbox.
Woot
9 months
Some people say June's birthstone is the pearl. Probably oysters are the ones who oppose that. They say this year may be the hottest on record. We say our DEALS are the hottest on record! Then everybody glares at us for saying it and we have to act like some other person said it and ran away. But they don't believe us. They know we did it.
Woot
9 months
Some people say June's birthstone is the pearl. Probably oysters are the ones who oppose that. They say this year may be the hottest on record. We say our DEALS are the hottest on record! Then everybody glares at us for saying it and we have to act like some other person said it and ran away. But they don't believe us. They know we did it.
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9 months
Intervention Some people say June's birthstone is the pearl. Probably oysters are the ones who oppose that. They say this year may be the hottest on record. We say our DEALS are the hottest on record! Then everybody glares at us for saying it and we have to act like some other person said it and ran away. But they don't believe us. They know we did it.
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9 months
Some people say June's birthstone is the pearl. Probably oysters are the ones who oppose that. They say this year may be the hottest on record. We say our DEALS are the hottest on record! Then everybody glares at us for saying it and we have to act like some other person said it and ran away. But they don't believe us. They know we did it.
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9 months
Some people say June's birthstone is the pearl. Probably oysters are the ones who oppose that. They say this year may be the hottest on record. We say our DEALS are the hottest on record! Then everybody glares at us for saying it and we have to act like some other person said it and ran away. But they don't believe us. They know we did it.
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9 months
Some people say June's birthstone is the pearl. Probably oysters are the ones who oppose that. They say this year may be the hottest on record. We say our DEALS are the hottest on record! Then everybody glares at us for saying it and we have to act like some other person said it and ran away. But they don't believe us. They know we did it.