Excellent Manners Wolf goes to his local coffee shop
Korean designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon have developed an invisible umbrella that will keep you dry by repelling rain. Consisting of a simple plastic stick that creates an artificial wind at the top, the ‘umbrella’ deflects raindrops before they hit you by sucking in air at the bottom. The intensity of this wind-shield can be varied depending on weather condition and number of people sharing the device—the length of the stick is also adjustable.
so it’s basically a force field
Science is amazing
I have a mighty need
This is awesome, yes. I’ll not deny it, but…. Is there *really* a need for this?
I got one cheap ass umbrella like 5 years ago and it still works fine.
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Cherno Alpha is a Mark-1 Russian Jaeger. Piloted by husband and wife duo Sasha and Aleksis Kaidonovsky, Cherno Alpha is the last of the Mark-1 Jaeger series and the oldest Jaeger still active in combat.
Cutting-edge technology is usually superior to the older stuff. But sometimes heroes can’t use the latest equipment: it may have been destroyed, stolen, confiscated, or rendered inoperable (or obsolete). So what do they do? They take the older stuff out of storage and make do with it. And more often than not, the ancient devices still work just fine.
Cherno Alpha, however, was never decommissioned. It continued fighting from its construction until the events of Pacific Rim. The issue with Cherno Alpha is its noted lack of an escape route. This foreshadowing works as a sort of Chekhov’s Gun. The design is mentioned to prepare you for the Kaidonovskys: they will win, or die trying.
Except for an early script, which described the Kaidonvoskys not only surviving, but living because they FIRED THEIR ESCAPE POD THROUGH THE KAIJU’S HEAD, KILLING THE KAIJU AND SURVIVING
We could have had THAT as an option?!?
Oh my gosh, I feel stolen from now D:
#WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL
SASHA IS THE HUSBAND
I don’t even know if I’m talented. I’m not sure. But I’ve told so many people, that I’m talented. They believe it, and they tell me that I’m talented, so I agree.
- Mel Brooks, from his recent PBS American Masters profile. Fake it till you make it, as they say. (via graemem)
Rinko Kikuchi by Jumbo Tsui
"I can’t operate on this patient," Dr. Mabuse said, "He’s my son."
"One reason that I don’t look at my films again once they’re finished is because I’ve already learned from them what I’m going to learn and watching them over again doesn’t teach me anything. There’s a quote by the French poet Paul Valéry; he said, ‘a poem is never finished, only abandoned.’ You could edit a film for the rest of your life and still keep changing it and changing it, but at a certain point it leaves your hands and you send it off to military school, or whatever; it’s gone, it’s on its own, you know. You kick it out of the house and it’s gone, and it has to live in the world itself. I have a personal motto that it’s hard to get lost if you don’t know where you’re going. I really believe that intuition is the real guide. Therefore to me my work as a filmmaker is a process and there is no destination; it’s like the Buddhist saying, the path is the destination. I really feel that way. I loved it when they asked Kurosawa, when he was in his eighties, when would he stop making films, and he said, ‘as soon as I figure out how to do it.’ It’s very hard to say specific things you learn from each particular film, but the experience of making the films is the end result. And the film itself is something you kind of leave in your wake as the result of the process." — Jim Jarmusch