Concentrated wooden clothes. I can tell because of the pixels.

Sruli Recht again:

Layers of walnut wood were divided into triangles then mounted on a textile base to create a pliable material that forms the geometric shapes of the garments.

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Skin Ring

Forget Me Knot

Iceland-based fashion designer Sruli Recht had a slice of skin surgically removed from his own belly to make this ring.

After the operation, the 110 by 10 millimetre strip of skin was salted and tanned, then mounted on a 24 carat gold band to create the piece of jewellery, which can be purchased for €350,000.

There is, of course, a video.

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Can You Eat Your Own Poop?

Yes. Yes you can. (A rare example of a headline ending in a question mark to which the answer is yes!)

Best summarized by this comment from a reader:

alvinstraight: So the scientific answer is that you can, but only if you eat it straight out of your ass. But if you can do that, won't you be too busy blowing yourself to care about dinner? Signed, Gilbert Gottfried.

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PTZ HD SDI cameras

Dear Lazyweb, do any of you have experience using an EverFocus HDcctv PTZ camera, or, in fact, any PTZ SDI camera?

In particular I need to figure out the plane of hell to which I will find myself consigned should I try to control where the camera's pointing from a Perl script. I'd sure like to have some confidence as to whether it's even possible before buying one, since I got pretty burned on those piece of shit Panasonic WV-NS324 cameras I have now.

This one says says "Protocols supported: EVF-1, Pelco-P, Pelco-D" and those words mean nearly nothing to me.

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SXSW 2013 torrent #1 out now.

999 files, 6.13 GB.

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New York Nature Walk

East Side Access

These photos shows work on the caverns underneath Grand Central Terminal that will house a future concourse for arriving and departing Long Island Rail Road trains.

I want to go to there!

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DNA Lounge: Wherein we'd like your help to kill a condo project.

It sure would suck if two dozen more million-dollar condo units went in right across the street from Slim's and DNA Lounge, wouldn't it?

SFBG: Clubs vs. Condos

The commission heeded the recent recommendation of the nightlife community and District 6 Sup. Jane Kim to modify the plan to prohibit new residential development on the 11th Street block where tipsy visitors to Slim's, DNA Lounge, and other big clubs clog the sidewalks every weekend. But it also voted to grandfather in a 24-unit residential project at 340 11th Street, which everyone now involved in closed-door negotiations simply calls "the purple building," a two-story masonry structure built in 1907 that is awaiting demolition. [...]

For example, just one neighbor of Slim's [...] has waged a relentless campaign that has forced temporary shutdowns and cost the club more than $750,000 in mediation costs, Alan said, despite the club's sound buffering and general compliance with local codes.

Alan said that it's simply unthinkable to add more than two dozen new homeowners to that busy block in a condominium building that only allows access on 11th Street.

We sure would prefer that the developers who now own that building put in retail and office space instead of condos. This would help grow the daytime business in the neighborhood, which would be good for the local restaurants (including ours) without giving the nightclubs yet another source of conflict.

The hearing is this Monday, Feb 25, at 1:30pm at City Hall.

Even if you can't attend, we need you to send some email to the Board of Supervisors to help prevent this insanity.

CMAC has some suggestions on what your email should say. Points 1, 3 and 5 are the really, really important ones:


1. No more residential permits on 11th Street between Folsom and Harrison. History tells us that residential and entertainment uses need some space around them, or conflict results. 11th street is a historic space for entertainment and there is no space on that block for residential.

2. Limited Live Performance Permits should be allowed to have live entertainment inside a tiny area up to 10 PM. A restaurant that wants a singer, piano or violin or a bar that wants jazz, needs this "Limited Live Performance" permit. Folsom Street and numbered cross streets (7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th) should be allowed to have this permit. Live music should flourish, not be prohibited.

3. Folsom Street should be allowed more entertainment permits. Folsom Street is the new "main street" of San Francisco, paving the way for a nighttime economy that is helping our economic recovery. Why not expand permits and allow another Brain Wash or Cat Club?

4. Folsom Street needs commerce above the first floor. With conditional use authorization, Folsom Street should be allowed to permit restaurants and lounges on the second or third floor. San Francisco should open the door to innovative new places to eat.

5. Expand the sunset date on entertainment permits from 3 years to 5 years. If an entertainment venue closes for more than 3 years in SOMA, it is gone forever. Let's be more supportive of retaining our entertainment venues in San Francisco and let it be 5 years. This saves the Paradise and Raw Hide from disappearing and hurts no one.


World's Greatest Detective?

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And -- though I do not condone filk -- this.

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"Refucktoring, part 6"

Highly RTMI: Commit Logs From Last Night. But it has no RSS, so I'll never read it again. FAIL.


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