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This Company Repurposes Shipping Containers into Swimming Pools for the Backyard of Your Dreams

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No pool? No problem.
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vl
106 days ago
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Getting the pool is not that expensive. Operating is expensive. Apart from energy cost requires ongoing water maintenance and periodic equipment repairs.
Seattle, WA
samuel
107 days ago
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A 40' x 8' swimming pool with a hot tub partition sounds divine. Now if only I had the space for such a thing.
The Haight in San Francisco
MotherHydra
105 days ago
I've wanted to combine several containers and build a modular house from containers but my city specifically forbids using shipping containers :(
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Here to Help

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"We TOLD you it was hard." "Yeah, but now that I'VE tried, we KNOW it's hard."
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vl
142 days ago
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Instead of algorithms it should be machine learning of course.
Seattle, WA
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143 days ago
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eraycollins
143 days ago
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Suggest having this strip at hand when reading Cathy O'Neil's book, Weapons of Math Destruction.
Covarr
143 days ago
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For the last time, Joe, an algorithm can't explain why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
Moses Lake, WA
chusk3
143 days ago
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My life in a nutshell
Austin, Texas
alt_text_bot
143 days ago
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"We TOLD you it was hard." "Yeah, but now that I'VE tried, we KNOW it's hard."
JayM
143 days ago
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ROFL. :)
Atlanta, GA

The Year the Holiday Plans Were Upset

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Some of my friends are talking about how they’re not going home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, because, at least for this one year, they can’t be with their family members who voted for Trump.

I don’t have this particular problem — my plans are to see family here in Seattle.

But here’s what I want to say: your family loves you, and not that many people in the world do, and you love them.

And I’ve had last Thanksgivings and last Christmases with several family members, and I never knew at the time it was the last one. You just can’t know.

I’m so glad I don’t have to make this decision myself. I understand both sides, and I wouldn’t criticize anybody for choosing either way.

It just sucks that anybody has to think about this. But they do.

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vl
310 days ago
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Pardon the frankness, but you are making a mistake. Go to your parents and go to protest. Trumps come and go, family stays.
Seattle, WA
swcope
310 days ago
The thing is I'm not sure they really do love me. Not the real me anyway. I haven't been able to be myself around them in nearly a decade. Not without them screaming or talking over me. And for what its worth, my "alternative lifestyle" they disapprove of is being a working mom with a husband who pitches in around the house. I am so tired of fighting them and putting up with their bullshit. I would rather spend my time with the people who do care than my awful family.
samuel
310 days ago
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This is the position I'm in. My parents are immigrants who live in Ohio and I cannot come to terms with their position and their vote. They were not misled by media; they were honest Trump supporters who somehow believe he would be best for our country. They don't believe me about any of the racism or bigotry that's showing up in his administration, never mind the last 18 months.

I wrote an open letter to them but I have yet to publish it about my decision to not come back this year for Thanksgiving, instead paying the $75 plane ticket change fee to protest in D.C. on January 20th.
The Haight in San Francisco
ambirex
310 days ago
Samuel, I'm sorry that you are faced with this. This was a hard election on many people. Take care with those you love and yourself. "I'm not giving up and neither should you"
smadin
310 days ago
I hope that you have nearby friends and chosen family with whom to celebrate—and prepare resistance. The years to come will be bad, and solidarity will be necessary.
theprawn
310 days ago
I'm on the same boat. I'm making the choice to go see family but am anxious about what conversations could come up... What I'll say if they do.
superiphi
310 days ago
If you feel you can't sit at the table with them this year, not without having possibly irreparable arguments. A bit of time will help. But in your parents corner, remember they are probably surrounded by people and messages that were all consistently pro trump, anti Hillary, anti establishment, with everyone believing them...
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Shinola Runwell Turntable

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Developed in collaboration with Harry Weisfeld, founder of high-end manufacturer VPI, the Shinola Runwell Turntable is the first in a new line of audio products from the Detroit-based brand. The...

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vl
326 days ago
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"Custom built cartridge", sure, a great way to fuck up.
Seattle, WA
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gradualepiphany
330 days ago
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Pretty.

Shame about the price.
Los Angeles, California, USA

Finalists in the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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Funny Wildlife

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The finalists in the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced.

Tags: best of   photography
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339 days ago
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Seattle, WA
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339 days ago
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The Haight in San Francisco
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dreadhead
337 days ago
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A+
Vancouver Island, Canada
wmorrell
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How Hampton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo Miracle

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Olivia Zaleski, Peter Waldman, and Ellen Huet, writing for Bloomberg Businessweek:

In January 2014 a Creeker on the West Coast, who asked not to be identified, received an assignment in an e-mail under the subject line “Secret Shopper Squad Stores.” She was directed to buy 20 bottles a week of Just Mayo from each Whole Foods store in a large territory. […]

After the secret purchases, the e-mail instructed, she should open one or two bottles at home to check for quality — specifically, whether the mayonnaise had separated. If the jars were all right, she could donate the rest to a food bank or give it to friends. “Do not return them to Whole Foods,” the e-mail said. It also included a link to a quality-assurance survey the Creeker was supposed to fill out for each store. But no one noticed when she didn’t do it. Within weeks she had bought so much Just Mayo that her friends and local food banks couldn’t handle any more, so she began dumping it. She spent almost $12,000 purchasing the product, she says, and she could tell the buybacks had nothing to do with quality control. “But I really didn’t think about it because I cared so much about the cause.”

With the buyback program in full swing, Tetrick celebrated the product’s success. “Wow! Some @WholeFoods are selling 100+ jars of #justmayo/day,” justmayo/day,” he tweeted on Jan. 30. Four months later, a company tweet said: “Proud to announce that #justmayo is now the #1 1 selling mayo at @wholefoods.”

This is just outright fraud, and Tetrick doubled down on it with his claims that the buy backs were only for the purposes of quality assurance.

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vl
363 days ago
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I use Vegenaise and it tastes good enough for me. In fact I prefer it's taste to "real" mayo.
Seattle, WA
samuel
363 days ago
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Auuuugh! And the mayo's delicious, they should have just let it speak for itself. Seriously, a vegan mayo that tastes just as good as egg-based mayo is a win for everybody.
The Haight in San Francisco
duerig
363 days ago
A good product that slowly expands to fill a new niche is not enough any more. Unless your product has a growth curve steeper than smartphones did, it is a failure. I wonder how many good ideas have been destroyed by this crazy logic.
rtreborb
362 days ago
I didn't know people cared about mayo this much
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