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Mitch McConnell is 7th senator to back away from the Republican National Convention

Six Republican senators, including Pat Roberts, Chuck Grassley, Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney have already either bowed out of the Republican National Convention in August or have said their attendance is "unlikely." Their public reasons are mostly either the ol' "scheduling conflict" excuse or that they are worried about coronavirus exposure. ...

Apollo 16 footage interpolated from 12 to 60 frames per second

DAIN is an AI-powered method for adding "missing" frames of footage. Standard interpolation treats the existing frames as flat fields of color and contrast, but the AI models the depth of regions in the scene, resulting in a more convincing and less "smeary" results. Let's go for a ride on the moon!

Apollo 16 Rover ...

Stella the ‘talking’ dog is mad about something

Stella, the dog who has been taught to 'speak' using pre-programmed buttons, has now learned to express when she's 'mad.' Watch the video to find out why she's upset — I don't want to spoil it for you.

One morning when I was working at home, Stella alertedly ...

Save 30% on a home delivery of your favorite beer, wine, or spirits with Saucey

Back in the 50s and 60s, it was no big deal in most areas to make a call to your local liquor store and have beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your house with little to no restriction. However, that ease and simplicity certainly isn’t in place today. 

Alcohol delivery laws in 2020 are a ...

In an ominous sign for economy, 32% of US fell short on July housing payments

One third of US households failed to make a housing payment in the month of July, according to a survey by online rental platform Apartment List.

From CNBC:

About 19% of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13% paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage.

That’s ...

Why Harper’s “Letter on Justice and Open Debate” is dumb

On July 7, Harper's published "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate," which was signed by a diverse body of writers and public intellectuals. Without actually using the term "cancel culture" the letter argues that "public shaming" and "ostracism" are leading to an environment in which the "free exchange of information and ideas, the ...

Watch this maker restore a WWI lighter made from a bullet

During World War I, skilled craftsmen stuck in trenches would fashion useful items from spent bullets and other war materials. Watch Canadian maker Steven from the Steven's Fix YouTube channel restore a century-old bullet lighter back to working condition.

As Steven points out:

This video is of a WWI trench art brass bullet lighter. Trench art ...