1. Canadian women are some of the most beautiful in the world. The goal will be to photograph 10 of these beautiful women for you.

    Buddy I can just give “canadian babes” a damn Goog’ for free. And theres a whole helluva lot more than ten on there I’ll tell you that for a fact.

    10 Beautiful Canadian Women

     
  2. Your Kickstarter Doesn’t Suck. Reading Rainbow Edition.

    Thanks to the folks who sent this in. I’m at work but I had to post this immediately. This project is almost to 700k and it still has a month to go! That’s nuts. This is so great and cool and nice. Reading Rainbow and the Bookmobile were a huge part of my life as a kid. THIS IS SO GREAT AND COOL AND NICE. 

    Put your money in the computer for a nice thing.

    Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.

     

  3. pallero2k said: Did you actually get a new writer just now? The Let's not Be Evil article is really out of your style (compared with tomething like "Little Shiela and Miss Tonya" where one image explains all the horror pretty well)

    We did! However, that post was a submission. I need to look into why the theme isn’t displaying submissions v posts. 

    Anyway, please welcome virgiltexas to YKS. Anything bad that happens from now on is all his fault. 

     
  4. This is one of the worst Kickstarters I’ve seen in ages. Not only is this man a paranoid psychopath, he also contradicts himself. 

    The project creator’s idea can be summed up in a few sentences. He believes that he can challenge the might of internet giants such as Google. If he were to open his eyes— even just a little, he would see that he is nowhere near being able to achieve a portion of his goal.

    Attempting to justify the creation of such a blatantly pointless website, he explains:

    "how a simple multi-searching website + a simple encoded formula could possibly level the playing field among all the top search engines to finally put an end to the Google’s dominance of this huge market as an "evil monopoly" that spies on their search-engine users—calling it "targeted" advertising!? And soon enough, Google will sell their user’s online "trending data" to our recently exposed Big-Brother! You can share this unique "crowd driven" excitement in which a website empowers us "the little people" to actually control this multi-Billion Dollars online advertisement-market in which so far, we are merely a "target" to be sold to, and to be sold to the Big-Brother for even bigger profit!"

    What I understand from this maniac’s speech:

    • Google is an “evil monopoly”. Last time I checked, simply being the best search engine doesn’t make it “evil”. This is like saying that someone is evil and scheming to achieve world domination just because they happen to bake better brownies than you.
    • If I’m supposed to feel “empowered” by using such a website, said website first needs to operate outside of Internet Explorer. Otherwise, I feel like I’m stooping down several levels.

    In the mood for a good laugh, I decided to take a trip to his webpage (http://letsnotbeevil.com/). The webpage turned out to be an embarrassment. I expected something at least somewhat modern-looking. However, what I found can only be described as garish. He states that the website is designed for Internet Explorer. How cute, someone who has failed to realize that the world has left Internet Explorer behind. Using Google Chrome, I navigated to his website to discover that it was a jumbled mess:

    Kids, don't let your websites become this.

    Upon reading this madman’s blog, I came across this amusing tidbit:

    "In reality though, America’s Big Brother–pressured to outsource spying soon, is going to be forced to go to the likes of Google and Facebook…who already are, sniffing us online, reading our Emails, ratting us out to their advertisers, and keep a record of everything we search for on the web!!!

    It’s all up to us to fix this … to stop these evil alliances, and to force them to just stop spying!  We need a fresh perspective on this …     we really need to hit their pockets … a “Robin Hood” style website which steals market share from Google, and giveth to the “poor” like DuckDuckGo, Ask, Yahoo, and Bing … why didn’t Microsoft think of this !?”

    While reading about what exactly this incredibly useless website does, I found that it only takes your search and sends it to several search engines in an attempt to “give a search credit to each engine”. In this way, he hopes to “level the playing field” by “hitting Google’s pocket”. What is most shocking is how he bashes Google on multiple occasions, yet still uses Google as the primary handler for any search entered on his website. This is a laughable example of hypocrisy. 

    If you’re anything like me, you still don’t understand the WHY behind this Kickstarter.

     

  5. Anonymous said: where's all the updates it's been like two weeks. how am I supposed to enjoy my life without seeing others fail

    I been busy, my dude! We could probably stand to get another person in here to do more updates.. If anyone wants to volunteer just shoot us a message.

    -db

     
  6. Your Kickstarter Doesn’t Suck: Solar Roadways Edition

    Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots.

    I hope this reaches it’s goal. What a kick ass idea.

    Solar Roadways 

     
  7. sounds good and also legit. give this man the €1mil

    Twerk Island A Real Contest Movie (thx chapelofghouls)

     
  8. this insane man thinks that the standard french deck of cards is undermining our country’s independence, so he’s proposing a deck that replaces spades/diamonds/hearts/clubs with faith/declaration/revolution/unity

    and replaces jacks/queens/kings with gentlemen/ladies/patriots

    and of course, it wouldn’t be a truly american playing card deck if every single card didn’t have a section of the constitution printed on it

    i don’t think i will ever begin to understand these people

    (thx liroxiv for the heads up)

     

  9. dataisplural:

    yourkickstartersucks:

    so what you’re supposed to do here is attach biomedical sensors to your plants. then you plug those sensors into this box, which outputs that data as midi so you can use your houseplants to control synthesizers. just what i always wanted

    choice quote from the trailer, which is a must-watch:

    "We believe in the positive effects of biofeedback art on people. Creating generative electronic music from your houseplants can enhance your awareness of the world around you. Incorporating plants into musical performance can also generate ideas that humans could never produce, providing endless inspiration. This is the beginning of the global DIY biofeedback movement, and we want you to be a part of it."

    MIDI Sprout - Biodata Sonification Device (thx virgiltexas for the heads up)

    The electric sensors they use for this were originally designed to measure sympathetic nervous system activity in mammals. Sweat is controlled by the SNS and, since its a liquid, affects conductance on the surface of the skin. Plants don’t have a nervous system and they don’t sweat.

    Congrats, dudes. You’re generating noise from water on the surface of plant leaves.

    and you could obviously achieve the same effect by attaching the sensors to anything else even slightly electrically conductive. MIDI Sprout: empowering you to tap into to the previously unknown inner music of wet cardboard boxes

     

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  11. so what you’re supposed to do here is attach biomedical sensors to your plants. then you plug those sensors into this box, which outputs that data as midi so you can use your houseplants to control synthesizers. just what i always wanted

    choice quote from the trailer, which is a must-watch:

    "We believe in the positive effects of biofeedback art on people. Creating generative electronic music from your houseplants can enhance your awareness of the world around you. Incorporating plants into musical performance can also generate ideas that humans could never produce, providing endless inspiration. This is the beginning of the global DIY biofeedback movement, and we want you to be a part of it."

    MIDI Sprout - Biodata Sonification Device (thx virgiltexas for the heads up)

     

  12. camwoodstock said: i had a bad day at school and you have a shitload of pics of dogs you save for any hate. this isn't hate but post all the pics with pugs doing cute stuff. (of course under a readme)

     
  13. Squbo is a Personal Technology Project by Robin Stevens who is a Human Being living on Planet Earth in the 21st Century for the Idea, Design & Development of a Website that is Fun, Quick & Easy to use with Systems, Controls & Settings that is Responsive, Dynamic & Compatible for all Contents, Styles & Tools providing an Amazing User Experience

    From what I can tell Squbo is supposed to be a search engine where the results come up as pictures instead of titles and URLs, which seems decidedly unhelpful since you have to mouse-over each one to see what website it represents. The prototype site doesn’t even work

     
  14. TRIDON is a mainstream rock band from the deserts of Phoenix, Az. The group’s name is defined as never giving up while promoting all things positive in this world. Their sound can be compared to such bands as Alter Bridge for their lyrical inspiration and uplifting choruses to the Foo Fighters for their highly contagious and energized stage show. 

    With your help we will be producing and recording a full length album with Jeremy Parker who has worked extensively with major acts such as: Evanescence, Mudvayne, Hell Yeah, Trivium and Godsmack!

    There’s something deeply disturbing about an unsigned band no one’s ever heard of self-identifying as “mainstream rock”. Also in the video in the description it sounds like the singer can’t hear himself in the monitors. Is that the part that’s controversial

    The whole thing is just so tragic. These guys would have been a hit on butt rock radio in 2004 but they’re a decade late and now they have to beg for money on Kickstarter. They’re not even giving backers copies of the album, they just say when it’s done they’re going to try and find a label. I feel bad about making fun of them now. It’s like a kid excitedly walking into an ice cream shop thinking it’s Free Cone Day when it was actually last week. You just want to buy him the damn ice cream cone because it’s so pathetic. Please give them the 10k

     
  15. For one week I will travel to Bolivia and see what it takes first hand to live in a third world county. For the project I will need funds to fly to and from Boilvia. Once I’m there I will need to eat. The remaining funds are production costs for the film.

    This is what VICE documentaries would look like if the narrators snorted lead paint chips instead of coke