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Just Look At This Couple And Then Tell Me That Marriage Equality Should Be Banned

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Jack and Ted were together for 25 years, and they couldn’t get married in their home state. Heartbreaking? Yes. But check out Ted’s story of how he looks at it now, five years later.

(Note: click on the little arrow on the upper right side of the box to read the story.)

This is a Cowbird story. Never heard of Cowbird? It’s an incredibly rich place where people practice the art of storytelling. They have a Facebook page to feature certain stories, too. And follow them on Twitter, if ya feel it. Thumbnail image by Flickr user Elvert Barnes, used under Creative Commons license.

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Hollywood Director Lays A Needed Smackdown When Interviewer Suggests Gentrification Is Good

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One of the greatest directors of all time puts his magnifying glass to his old neighborhood to see why it barely resembles the blocks he built his career writing about. It’s spaced out, so here are my favorite moments:

0:17 — Spike begins to rev up.

1:45 — Christopher Columbus Syndrome

3:35 — Can’t just change the culture (favorite argument).

6:25 — He asks the realest question of the city.

Original posted by Daily Intellegencer.

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Photographer Uses an Industrial Robot to Create Ultra High Resolution Portraits from 600 Photographs

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Photographer Daniel Boschung creates ultra high resolution portraits composed of about 600 individual photographs (about 900 million pixels in total). Rather than take the photos himself, Boschung employs an industrial robot, which can complete the process in about 30 minutes. Zoomable versions of the photos are on his website.

Face Cartography by Daniel Boschung

Face Cartography by Daniel Boschung

photos by Daniel Boschung

via America Blog, The Awesomer

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Berkeley-Based All Power Labs Makes Small Power Generators that Run on Biomass

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All Power Labs

All Power Labs is a Berkeley-based company that produces the Power Pallet, a small power generator that turns biomass into electricity. The generators use gasification to harvest hydrogen from a variety of waste products—wood chips, nutshells, corn cobs, and so on—and that hydrogen is used to run a car engine which generates electricity. A single Power Pallet can generate up to 20 kilowatts of electricy—enough to power three homes. All Power Labs was founded by Jim Mason, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who is also known for his elaborate Burning Man art installations. Fast Company has posted an in-depth article about Mason and his renewable energy endeavor. This CNET video also provides a good short overview of the Power Pallet.

photo via All Power Labs

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips