Here Are 21 Pics Of Beyond Perfect Concrete Work To Satisfy Any Perfectionist

It could be a bit odd to admit sometimes but most of us find various things really satisfying. And luckily, the Internet is this happy place where you can find anything and everything, regardless of what your idea of perfection is. Whether it’s neatly planted trees casting shadows in a picturesque manner, 10 same-looking cute little doggos, a row of cups placed on the kitchen counter with amazing precision – you name it and the Internet will provide. But this time, it was a man working for a concrete company who decided to please the eyes of all the perfectionists of the online world. Scroll down to check out their work! #1 Concrete is the material to thank for most …

NASA remixed an Ariana Grande song to promote its mission to put a woman on the moon

(CNN)NASA is relying on a bit of star power to educate youth about space and promote its upcoming mission to the moon. The interns switched the lyrics to: “ISS in orbit, oh the views will make you wonder. Back to lunar orbit there is still more to uncover.” According to NASA, the “educational parody” is a part of a volunteer outreach project. “The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center,” NASA said on YouTube. “Through the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program, we will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before,” the …

You Can Save Up To $600 On Round-Trip Flights To Belgium For A European Vacay

Shutterstock Dollar Flight Club’s Sept. 6 Deals To Belgium Will Save You Up To $600 On Your Dream Vacay By Lizzy Rosenberg 2 days ago Ever since I studied abroad during my junior year of college, I’ve been seriously dying to go back to Europe. Due to extremely high cost of airfare, however, I haven’t had the chance to go back. So, you could probably imagine how excited I am about Dollar Flight Club’s Sept. 6 deals to Belgium — they’re practically too good to pass up right now. Waffle city, here I come! Maybe you’ve been dreaming about sinking your teeth into authentic Belgian chocolate for years, or maybe you just came across some gorgeous pics of Brugges on …

People Are Sharing The Worst Hotels Theyve Been At (45 Pics)

Hotels can be fantastic places that inspire you and help you forget about all your problems. That’s what happens when hoteliers and the staff all work in sync to provide the best possible service to their guests. However, this isn’t a guarantee. There are plenty of horrid hotels out there that make Stephen King’s hotel in ‘The Shining’ seem like a picnic near the Seine in comparison. Some hotels are so bad that they’ll have you screaming, running away and thanking the heavens that you’re safe in your own bed. Bored Panda brings you this list of the creepiest, most horrible, most disgusting hotels ever that are a shining example of what not to do. Upvote the worst hotel pictures, …

Susan Olsen talks ‘A Very Brady Bunch Renovation,’ says voting for Trump got her fired from radio show

Brady Bunch cast: (left to right) Maureen McCormack / Marsha Brady, Christopher Knight / Peter Brady, Susan Olsen / Cindy Brady, Mike Lookinland / Bobby Brady, Eve Plumb / Jan Brady & Barry Williams / Greg Brady in front of the original Brady home, as seen in “A Very Brady Renovation.” (HGTV via AP) But since the show came to an end — and before the “Brady” home became the subject of its new reality TV series, Olsen has kept herself busy not in Hollywood, but pursuing her passion for radio. Most recently, the now-58-year-old, along with ‘50s actress Kathleen Hughes, attended The Hollywood Museum to commemorate the life of Ida Lupino, as well as Olivia De Havilland’s 103rd birthday. The …

Q-CTRL raises $15M for software that reduces error and noise in quantum computing hardware

As hardware makers continue to work on ways of making wide-scale quantum computing a reality, a startup out of Australia that is building software to help reduce noise and errors on quantum computing machines has raised a round of funding to fuel its U.S. expansion. Q-CTRL is designing firmware for computers and other machines (such as quantum sensors) that perform quantum calculations, firmware to identify the potential for errors to make the machines more resistant and able to stay working for longer (the Q in its name is a reference to qubits, the basic building block of quantum computing). The startup is today announcing that it has raised $15 million, money that it plans to use to double its team …

Viral thread highlights the beauty of African architecture

One mans Twitter thread featuring African culture has gone super viraland for all the right reasons. I noticed African Architecture isnt really showcased compared to Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Indian. So here is a thread of African Architectural styles. Starting with Nubian, Twitter user @1ncognito___ wrote. I noticed African Architecture isnt really showcased compared to Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Indian. So here is a thread of African Architectural styles. Starting with Nubian pic.twitter.com/3uEhg6uYCQ — Igbo Excellence (@1ncognito___) August 31, 2019 The thread showcases 14 architectural styles, spanning across the continent and featuring various structures,including presidential homes, churches, and futurist buildings. The homes featured are from various countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, Somalia, and Ethiopia. South African Architecture pic.twitter.com/5eGEBXsy2Q …

William Dalrymples The Anarchy About the East India Company Tells a Story of Monstrous Corporate Greed

At the beginning of William Dalrymples Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power] makes the similarities between the Company and ExxonMobil very explicit. I might have to add a new chapter to the paperback edition. THE MODI BOTS While this may seem a relatively uncontroversial point to readers in the West, it is the sort of thingwith its suggestion of anti-national collaborationismthat might prove otherwise in Indias current political climate. Dalrymple is warmly known in India, where he keeps a home outside Delhi, as the White Moghul, and the country is by far the largest market for his work. But under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modiwhose Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party considers the rewriting of Indian history along communal and ideological …

Excelsior! New York license plate design shows more than Manhattan

(CNN)There’s more to New York state than New York City. The fifth showed a bridge named for late former Gov. Mario Cuomo. It tied for last place. All the finalists used blue and gold, an outline of the state, and the word “Excelsior,” which is the Latin motto on the state seal that means “Ever upward.” People across the state had two weeks to vote online or at the state fair in Syracuse, and about half of the 325,000 votes cast went to the eventual winner, affiliate WABC reported. “The design overwhelmingly selected by New Yorkers showcases some of our most iconic symbols and truly represents what the Empire State is all about — our diversity, our unparalleled architecture and …

What’s it like to live in a castle?

Many holidaymakers will have visited castles this summer, but what about owning one, or living or working in one? Three people reflect on life behind the battlements. Bamburgh Castle: Looking after an icon Image copyright EPA Image caption Francis Watson-Armstrong now lives on a nearby farm but grew up in the castle The oldest parts date to the Norman Conquest of 1066 and it was in a poor state when it was bought by the industrialist William Armstrong in 1894. He rebuilt large parts of it and the castle became the family home. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Francis Watson-Armstrong’s family also used to own the Farne Islands and Cragside House Living in a centuries-old building filled with spiral …

Businesses Are Finally Stepping Up To Help The Homeless Crisis

SEATTLE ― Rita was homeless when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2016. Fortunately, Medicaid covered her prescription costs. Not so fortunately, her medication acted as a diuretic — she had to urinate frequently. If she had a permanent place to stay, it wouldn’t have been a problem. But in Seattle, where she had become homeless after struggling with addiction for years, many of the shelters closed every morning and didn’t reopen until 9 p.m. That meant Rita had to spend most of her day looking for bathrooms. Businesses, she learned, were out of the question. Rita remembers telling a restaurant hostess about her condition and begging to use the bathroom. The hostess refused. “There were times when …

Sardine tins for the poor?: Barcelona’s shipping container homes

Just a stones throw from La Rambla, the Spanish city is building 12 shipping container flats to help tackle its social housing crisis Barcelona has begun installing its first unsuitable and unsafe, and residents have said they are cramped, stiflingly hot in summer, and too cold in winter. The total cost of the scheme in Barcelona is 940,000 (840,000). We can deliver an apartment in a year while a traditional building takes six to eight years to reach completion, says Tonet Font of the citys social innovation department. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. Nasibah Yagoub, 21, with her son outside a shipping container development being used for homeless families in Hanwell, Ealing. Photograph: Chris …

No-deal Brexit checks ‘needed near Irish border’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeo Varadkar says there may be some checks ‘near the border’ in a no-deal Some checks on goods and live animals may need to take place near the Irish border in a no-deal Brexit, Irish PM Leo Varadkar has said. As far as possible, checks would take place at ports, airports and firms, the taoiseach said, and his government was “working out the details” with the EU. There was “a significant and growing risk of no-deal”, he added. UK PM Boris Johnson has said he would “rather be dead in a ditch than delay Brexit”, which is set for 31 October. What is the Irish border backstop? Why is the Irish border …

OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations

OpenGov, the firm co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale that helps government and other civic organizations organise, analyse and present financial and other data using cloud-based architecture, has raised another big round of funding to continue expanding its business. The startup has picked up an additional $51 million in a Series D round led by Weatherford Capital and 8VC (Lonsdale’s investment firm), with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. The funding brings the total raised by the company to $140 million, with previous investors in the firm including JC2 Ventures, Emerson Collective, Founders Fund and a number of others. The company is not disclosing its valuation — although we are asking — but for some context, PitchBook noted it was around …

OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations

OpenGov, the firm co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale that helps government and other civic organizations organise, analyse and present financial and other data using cloud-based architecture, has raised another big round of funding to continue expanding its business. The startup has picked up an additional $51 million in a Series D round led by Weatherford Capital and 8VC (Lonsdale’s investment firm), with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. The funding brings the total raised by the company to $140 million, with previous investors in the firm including JC2 Ventures, Emerson Collective, Founders Fund and a number of others. The company is not disclosing its valuation — although we are asking — but for some context, PitchBook noted it was around …