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Shapeways Blog – Target Opens Up Shapeways Shop With Customizable, Exclusive 3D Printed Gifts for Your Holiday.

The Stars Are Right | Neat Hobby. Possibly the truth behind what the series Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson is getting to. Maybe. Dunno. But I’ll be ready.

Coming Soon – Butter Up. A knife that allows you to take refrigerator cold butter and get it spreadable with very little fuss. I know somebody for whom this will be the perfect gift.

‘Serial’ and White Reporter Privilege – The Awl.

Karl Stefanovic’s sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year. Not one viewer noticed and all the while his female counterparts were being heavily judged on their outfits.

“That’s right, my little spider-egg-carriers, we are already on Take Level Meta and the podcast’s season hasn’t even finished. Life is truly a miracle.” Today In Tabs sums up how I feel about Serial.

I Tried a Bunch of Those Viral “Life Hacks” So You Don’t Have To— off the (meat)hook. I’m linking to this for one reason, which is to dispute the review of “Doritos as kindling”. At lady camp one of the tips we were given was that a small bag of Fritos was good for many things: 1. gluten-free food source, 2. kindling (oil in the chips is very flammable), 3. bag for reflecting sun (if needed for signaling to aircraft, and good luck). This past summer at a cookout in a public park we managed to prove #2 true, Fritos work as kindling in an otherwise damp-ish environment. Many hot dogs and veggie burgers were enjoyed.

How to fold the world’s best paper airplane, at Kottke.

Pamie » Barbie Fucks It Up Again.

· comments [5] · 12-3-2014 · categories:links · misc ·

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  • 1 Jen // Dec 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I think that butter knife is very cool, but I discovered that slicing cold butter with a mandoline is a pretty good substitute. A bit more fiddly to wash up, obviously.

    And then I went to Switzerland and learned that with a mere increase from 80% fat (North American butter) to 82% fat (butter in Switzerland and some other parts of Europe,) butter is made easily spreadable right out of the fridge. It is awesome, and I really wanted to bring some home to Canada, but it is not allowed.

  • 2 megan // Dec 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    You’re my hero Jen. I had to get rid of my handheld mandoline because I’m entirely too incompetent to be around it. I wonder if the Kerrigold butter we can buy in the US is a higher butterfat percentage. Small side note: When I was in the UK last year I noted with interest that Kerrigold butter was often less expensive than the store brand, whereas here it’s priced at a premium.

  • 3 Jen // Dec 3, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    My friend and I were comparing horiffic finger injuries (mine at work, rushing and forgetting to respect knives, her on a mandoline) and I said to her, “I just stop slicing long before it gets difficult to hold.” To which she said, “I did this on the first stroke.”

    Some people should just stay away fro mandolines, I guess :)

  • 4 megan // Dec 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Jen – Yeah, your friend sounds like me. I cut myself on the mandoline getting it out of the cabinet to use. So. No more mandolines in this house.

  • 5 Jen // Dec 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    oh, before I hit on the mandoline, inspired by Butter-Up knife, I tried a zester. It did work, but your typical zester is at most 0.75″ wide with 4 or 5 holes, so it was very slow acculmulating enough butter for a piece of toast.

    I would very likely buy this knife if it showed up in a brick and mortar store, but not online, since shipping would probably not be worth it to me.

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