Daily dose of nerdgasm

Tag archive


Early in the morning! by Patrice Thomas

in Photo Nerd by

Very early in the morning! by Patrice Thomas

Patrice Thomas: Images


Tesla hasn’t answered questions about early Model S reliability

in Car Nerd by

Filed under: , , ,

It appears that there are a fair number of problems with 2012-2013 Model S EVs. Whether that means 60 percent will fail is another issue.

Continue reading Tesla hasn’t answered questions about early Model S reliability

Tesla hasn’t answered questions about early Model S reliability originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Dusk’s Early Light by Jake Olson Studios

in Photo Nerd by

Dusk’s Early Light by Jake Olson Studios

AVAILABLE NOW! Four hour recorded video tutorials covering my entire post processing workflow in PS and Lightroom for only $ 99.00! Purchase Here! -> JAKE OLSON STUDIOS TUTORIAL

Jake Olson Studios: Photos


Tinder Dry: An Early Start to Wildfire Season in the West (25 photos)

in Photo Nerd by

Wildfires have already burned more than 1.6 million acres in Alaska this season, and blazes in Washington, Oregon, and bone-dry California have scorched thousands more, taking a number of houses and other structures with them. The fires are widespread, but have largely been contained so far. A very dry winter, low levels of snowpack, and a years-long drought in the West all point to a very active fire season in 2015, and there are months of hotter and drier weather yet to go. The images below are from just the past several weeks, and include photos from Wenatchee, Washington, where about 25 houses burned down on Sunday.

Flames consume dry vegetation at the Saddle Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near Hyampom, California, on June 13, 2015. Sparked by lightning, the wildfire scorched more than 1,500 acres in drought-parched Northern California. (Noah Berger / Reuters)

The Atlantic Photo

Vintage Kay Speed Demon from the early 1960s

in Guitar Nerd by


This Kay Speed Demon is a great example of less is more as far as styling goes, yet as a 3-pickup 6-knob guitar this likely sounds like a beast.

I particularly love the rotary switch and what looks to be DeArmond speedbump pick ups.

R.W. Haller

© 2015, Guitarz – The Original Guitar Blog – the blog that goes all the way to 11!
Please read our photo and content policy.

Guitar Blog

The Vietnam War, Part I: Early Years and Escalation (46 photos)

in Photo Nerd by

Fifty a long time in the past, in March 1965, three,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam. They have been the first American fight troops on the floor in a conflict that had been building for decades. The communist government of North Vietnam (backed by the Soviet Union and China) was locked in a battle with South Vietnam (supported by the United States) in a Cold War proxy fight. The U.S. experienced been providing assist and advisors to the South considering that the 1950s, little by little escalating functions to include bombing runs and floor troops. By 1968, far more than five hundred,000 U.S. troops ended up in the country, combating along with South Vietnamese troopers as they faced each a traditional army and a guerrilla power in unforgiving terrain. Every side experienced and inflicted huge losses, with the civilian populace suffering horribly. Primarily based on commonly various estimates, in between one.5 and three.six million men and women were killed in the war. This photograph essay, component one particular of a three-part series, seems at the before phases of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, as properly as the increasing protest motion, in between the many years 1962 and 1967. Tomorrow, a seem at the later years as the war wound down. Warning: Several of these photographs are graphic in mother nature.

Hovering U.S. Military helicopters pour device gun fire into a tree line to protect the progress of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp eighteen miles north of Tay Ninh, around the Cambodian border, in March of 1965. (Horst Faas/AP)

The Atlantic Picture

Vintage Spain: Remarkable Photographs from the Early 20th Century

in Photo Nerd by
&#13 &#thirteen &#thirteen

Salvador Dalí was born in Catalonia in 1904, and he moved to Madrid in 1922, at the age of 18. What did his nation appear like during individuals several years? The images beneath demonstrate a glimpse of Spain in the 1st decades of the 20th century.

Vintage Spain Dali Family

The Dalí loved ones, when Salvador was six. The minor surrealist is the boy with the buzz minimize in the center. (1910) Source: Salvador Dalí

It was a time of uncertainty, nevertheless also an period of profound innovative power across Spain. In Madrid, for occasion, Dalí fell in with a community of artistic luminaries and created friendships with the poet Federico García Lorca and filmmaker Luis Buñuel. In Barcelona, the other wonderful surrealist, Joan Miró, held his 1st exhibition in 1918. In 1923, a youthful American journalist named Ernest Hemingway ran with the bulls for the 1st time in Pamplona. 3 a long time later, he revealed The Sunshine Also Rises.

Vintage Spain Calle Preciados

A stereoscopic impression of Madrid at the dawn of the twentieth century. (1906) Source: Viejo Madrid

But developing political and cultural rifts in the fabric of Spanish society had been pushing the nation toward disaster. In 1936, Spain started a ugly civil war. Like so numerous other folks, the poet Federico García Lorca was executed by firing squad and buried in an unmarked ditch. At the stop of the conflict, Basic Francisco Franco took handle of the nation. His authoritarian regime would rule Spain for the following 4 decades. The scars from that era’s repression and isolation stay uncooked to this day.

Soon after the Franco dictatorship began, the French author and thinker Albert Camus wrote in a letter to a friend,

“It was in Spain that [my technology] discovered that one particular can be appropriate and yet be crushed, that drive can vanquish spirit, that there are instances when courage is not its personal recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so a lot of, the globe more than, come to feel the Spanish drama as a personalized tragedy.”

The photos below present Spain as it was just before that tragedy unfolded.

Vintage Spain Guitar Player

A guitar participant and youthful lady in Granada as photographed by Jules Gervais Courtellemont. (1929) Resource: National Geographic

Vintage Spain Gran Canaria

Youthful females dressed up in preparation for the Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which has been celebrated for 500 many years and proceeds right now. (1910)
Resource: Wikimedia

Barcelona Tibidabo

The recently developed funicular climbing to the summit of Tibidabo, a mountain with views more than Barcelona. (c. 1905) Biblioteca Nacional de España

Barcelona Flowers

Jules Gervais Courtellemont’s portrait of a Barcelona flower seller in La Rambla. (1929)
Source: Identified

Vintage Spain Madrid Sol

Tram vehicles crisscrossing Puerta del Sol in the coronary heart of Madrid. (c. 1906) Resource: Viejo Madrid

Calle Montera

Madrileñas safeguarding them selves from the sunshine with umbrellas as they cross Calle de La Montera. (1907) Supply: Viejo Madrid

Vintage Spain Madrid Rastro

El Rastro, Madrid’s oldest outside market which nevertheless proceeds each and every Sunday. (1929)
Resource: Viejo Madrid


Run By WizardRSS.com | Total Text RSS Feed

All That Is Intriguing

Early Lineup For 2015 Summer Camp Music Festival

in Guitar Nerd by

Early Lineup For 2015 Summer Camp Music Festival

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that we were reviewing some of our favorite acts from the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival.  But that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start looking ahead to the 2015 event.Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL will be the site for the 15th incarnation of Summer Camp and will take place from May 22-25th.

Summer Camp 2015

Umphrey’s McGhee and moe. are the headliners of course but the first announcement regarding another act has been released.  Joining Umphrey’s and moe. in 2015 will be The Steve Miller Band.  It’s a good addition to what is sure to be another top notch musical experience and means that there will be plenty of old school classic rock grooves for you to move too.

Summer Camp 2015

If you want to relieve some of the past magical moments from the Summer Camp festivals  you should head over to their Facebook page or official website and poke around.  There are lots of goodies to get you in the mood for another great Summer of music.  All we have to do is get through this winter and you can bet that there will be plenty of shows to keep you warm and help pass the time.

Early bird tickets go on sale on November 15th so make sure you mark your calender if you want to get in on the early action.

We’ll keep you updated as more bands are announced.



Dave has been eating, living, and breathing music since before he could talk. This makes Dave perfect for his role here at Guitar News Daily.

Powered By WizardRSS.com | Full Text RSS Feed

Guitar News Daily

New York’s Chinatown in the Early 1980s

in Photo Nerd by

From 1981 to 1984, photographer Bud Glick worked on a photography task as component of the New York Chinatown Heritage Project, now the Museum of Chinese in The united states. An more mature Chinatown generation was being replaced by a swiftly increasing new influx of immigrants. His objective was to document the transformation from an getting older and mainly male community (because of to restrictive and discriminatory immigration regulations) to a new group of younger households. Now, 3 decades later, Glick has scanned his Chinatown negatives and created large prints. “It is exciting to revisit personalized function that I did more than 30 a long time in the past and interpret it digitally, a approach that allows me the capacity to get a lot more out of a unfavorable than I at any time could in the darkroom,” he suggests. “I’m capable to give new daily life to aged work. Much more importantly, time has changed me and the way that I see the perform. I have identified photographs, overlooked in the earlier, that due to the passage of time have taken on new that means and import.” For present day viewers, Glick’s intimate portraits of Chinese immigrants on the streets, at function, and at house, are exceptional files that capture a specific instant in time, a little chapter in the story of the American knowledge. [22 pictures]

Celebrating Chinese New 12 months on Bayard St., in New York City’s Chinatown, in 1984. (© Bud Glick)

In Concentrate

TOMTOP 24″ 60cm five in 1(Gold, Silver, White, Black and Translucent) Transportable Images Studio Multi Picture Disc Collapsible Gentle Reflector


  • five in one: Gold, Silver, White, Black and Translucent.
  • The reflector with five various reflective surfaces can be employed to fill in, reflect, diffuse, take in or soften light-weight.
  • XComes with a zippered carrying circumstance for practical to have.

This 24″ 5 in one Reflector with 5 different reflective surfaces can be utilized to fill in, replicate, diffuse, take in or soften light-weight.

Surfaces: Gold, Silver, White, Black and Translucent.
Condition: Spherical
Measurement(Diameter): Approx. 60cm / 24in
Package size: Approx. 23.five * 23 * 3.5cm / 9.25 * 9 * one.38in
Package deal excess weight: 238g / 8.4oz

Package provided:
one * 5 in 1 Collapsible Reflector
1 * Carrying Situation

Listing Value: $ 21.ninety two

Price tag: $ 1.ninety nine

Go to Top