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best hot fudge sauce

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There are a lot of good reasons to put two smalls jars of homemade hot fudge sauce in your fridge in approximately 10 minutes and possibly forever:
• Hot fudge sauce is the easiest thing on earth to make, and absolutely nothing from a squeeze bottle compares. Not even the stuff at local ice cream parlors, even the kinds that boast about ingredient origins and write their menus on chalkboard walls, are the same. I’m still grumpy about the time I was a gazillion months pregnant ordered hot fudge sauce and someone poured chocolate syrup over my ice cream. I resisted, however, waddling back there and showing them how to make it correctly. I’m sorry I do not behave as well with you.

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• Proper hot fudge sauce is thick and shiny. You pour it over a scoop of ice cream and it quickly slides down the sides to form a fudge moat that scoop onto your spoon along with the melty ice cream around it and it’s intensely chocolaty and downright chewy and never gets old.
• It keeps forever, or at least for the remainder of the summer, even if it probably won’t survive that long.
• No matter how many times you rewarm it (we usually spoon a little in to a dish and microwave it for 10 seconds) and chill it again, it never splits or becomes grainy. It remains rich, shiny, and forgiving.
• It makes amazing host gifts. (That’s what the second jar is for.)

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Here’s What Happened When We Tried Rainbow Photography

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We got photos with vibrant rainbow locks, no hair dye needed!
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Bought a prism thanks to @britandco.
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The view from Mars

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Mars Opportunity 2017

NASA’s Opportunity rover started exploring the surface of Mars in January 2004. Its mission was supposed to last about 90 days, but over 13 years later, Opportunity is still rolling around the red planet, doing science and taking photos. Jason Major processed a few of Opportunity’s most recent snaps of the Endeavour Crater and they’re just wonderful. I’m especially taken with the one included above…it belongs in a museum!

Tags: Jason Major   Mars   NASA   photography   science   space
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Every planet we reach is dead.
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The JPEG Format’s Days May Be Numbered

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Kelly Thompson writes for 500px about Apple's upcoming transition from JPEG to the HEVC-based HEIF for photos across all its platforms:

JPEG is 25 years old and showing its age. Compression has become a big deal as we’ve moved to 4K and HDR video, and HEVC was developed to compress those huge video streams. Luckily HEVC also has a still image profile. The format doesn’t just beat JPEG, JPEG 2000, JPEG XR, and WebP—it handily crushes them. It claims a 2 to 1 increase in compression over JPEG at similar quality levels. In our tests, we’ve seen even better levels, depending on the subject of the image.

By using it internally on the camera, it means storing twice as many images in the same space. People with full iPhones are weeping with joy.

Think about it for a second—if we could reduce every picture delivered on the web by two times and have it look the same (or better)… game changer.

A move away from JPEG is significant, but Apple clearly has good reason for making the transition now. The recent massive increases of photos taken by the average user have led to persistently-scarce storage space. Apple has responded in the past year by increasing the base storage of new iPhones and iPads, but storage bumps are only a bandaid fix – adopting HEIF should make a long-term difference.

→ Source: iso.500px.com

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samuel
7 days ago
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Thank goodness. Read through to the article and see the differences. Hard to believe JPEG has lasted as long as it has.
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jepler
7 days ago
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I hope an image codec free of patent encumberance wins. until then I guess I'll be using jpeg.
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Debbie Chachra: Gratitude for Invisible Systems

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When we think about caring for our neighbors, we think about local churches, and charities -- systems embedded in our communities. But I see these [infrastructural and public safety] technological systems as one of the main ways that we take care of each other at scale. It’s how Americans care for all three hundred million of our neighbors, rich or poor, spread over four million square miles, embedded in global supply chains. ...

If I were to make a suggestion for how technology could be used to improve our democracy, I would want to make these systems more visible, understandable, and valued by the general public. Perhaps a place to start is with the system that is the ultimate commons -- our shared planet.

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Aliens Occupy the Earth in Neill Blomkamp's New Short Film, 'Rakka'

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Humanity is outgunned, outmatched, and enslaved in a gritty new short film from South African South African science fiction wunderkind Neill Blomkamp. Conquering aliens called the Klum are crushing us under their goopy, nanotech-enhanced boot heels in Rakka, and with humanity backed into a corner, the future looks bleak. Psychopaths are the most competent survivalists, suicide bombing is normal, and a scrappy band of rebels led by Sigourney Weaver are our only hope.

The debut short from Blomkamp's recently-announced venture, Oats Studios, is a reversal of themes from the apartheid metaphor District 9. Human beings are the oppressed, representing occupied populations. If the current political climate hasn't soured your taste for dystopia, the 20-minute sequence of vignettes is a great watch.

Blomkamp wants to make more shorts, and he's betting the future of the world he's created on a new production model. "I could have just written Rakka, and went to Hollywood," he told The Verge. "I don't want to do that." Instead he's put the film on Steam, as well as YouTube, where admirers can choose to purchase it if they want. Beyond Kickstarter crowdsourcing, this is closer to the Bandcamp model of offering it for free and hoping people love it enough to want more. "We just have to see if the audience gets behind us in order for us to tell more of these stories," he says.

Watch Rakka, in full, below:

To support Oats Studios, purchase Rakka on Steam here.

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samuel
11 days ago
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It's been half an hour since I watched this and I still can't get my heart rate back to normal.
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