Green Time Capsule Condo Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

A colorful condo that’s been essentially uninhabited since 1974 is this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. Decked out in groovy shades of green, the one-of-a-kind time capsule mesmerized us, and we wrote about it last week. Apparently you were equally impressed—your clicks propelled this ’70s hit to the top of the charts. The listing agent for the leisure suit-come-to-life pad was also aware of the intense interest. “Since I posted the link to the article on my Facebook, I’ve gotten a lot of likes,” says Nancy Maranan. “We currently have multiple offers.” She says a couple of interested buyers intend to keep the 1970s interiors intact—a development we’re thrilled by. Photographers have also reached out to Maranan to set up shoots in the condo, but she says a surplus of shutterbugs would get in the way of potential buyers who want a tour. Stepping outside the time capsule, you also clicked on a sleek mountain retreat in North Carolina, a fabulous A-frame perched somewhat precariously on an Arkansas mountainside, and a top-to-bottom renovation in Louisville complete with an on-trend black exterior. Price: $234,900Why it&...

The governor of New York marked a recent St. Patrick’s Day by announcing that the state

The governor of New York marked a recent St. Patrick’s Day by announcing that the state police and local law enforcement would crack down on the combination of drinking and driving that placed it among “the deadliest holidays of the year.” The governor’s action served as a reminder of how St. Patrick’s feast day has been hijacked by some as an excuse for public misbehavior. As the day has gone from an assertion of ethnic pride and religious identity to a version of Mardi Gras celebrated by people with no connection to Ireland, its deeper meanings have often been obscured. The saint behind the holiday is the subject of Roy Flechner’s book Saint Patrick Retold, a sober and scholarly stripping away of myth and fable in search of the flesh-and-blood Patrick. Flechner aims, as he puts it, “to humanize a personality who is often mystified by the distance of time and reverential deference.” He makes no claims to a definitive portrait and warns that the evidence is too patchy and fragmentary for historians to “give us more than conjectures.” In his attempt to use the available facts to form as accurate a rendering as possible, Flechner recreates the social and religious context of the R...

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Slate has relationships with various online retailers. If you buy something through our links, Slate may earn an affiliate commission. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change. All prices were up to date at the time of publication. Why you don’t have this yet: You didn’t realize there was such a simple way to avoid those nail-biting moments eyeing the scale at check-in. Why you want this: As flying becomes more and more expensive with fewer and fewer amenities, there is no greater indignity than being hit with a $50 fee because your luggage is a pound or two overweight. While there are some household hacks (like weighing yourself while holding your suitcase) for under $10, you can spare yourself the hassle and mental math. What the experts say: Jada Wong at Business Insider writes that she bought the Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale in preparation for a long trip to Australia: “It saved me from having to pay $80 in overweight baggage fees on that trip alone, and three years later, it’s done the same when I went to Greece, Iceland, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, the Maldives, and more.” Wong adds that the negligible weight o...

Cape Fear Beer Tracker: This week in craft beer July 22

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Best insulated water bottles: Klean Kanteen, S’well, and more

You’ve heard it before: Water is necessary for optimal health. And while we all know by now that not everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water a day, keeping hydrated throughout the day has tons of benefits. But relying on pre-packaged, bottled water to quench your thirst is just not practical, cost-effective, or environmentally friendly. Not to mention those one-time use plastic bottles can contain a chemical known as Bisphenol A (BPA) that can be harmful to your health. (Yuck.) That’s why a good reusable insulated water bottle is an excellent alternative to plastic water bottles.  Reusable water bottles nowadays come in different shapes and sizes but if you need your beverages to stay cold (or hot), insulated models are your best bet. They keep internal temperatures protected, which means your water stays icy cold and fresh (and your coffee piping hot) for longer—so you’ll actually want to drink it. Many insulated water bottles also come with several other features, and it can be confusing to choose the right ones for you. For example, stainless-steel bottles protect against flavor transfer (no plastic-y taste!) and some brands come with different nozzles and caps to fit...

As an infant, your child will hopefully spend at least half of the day inside a

As an infant, your child will hopefully spend at least half of the day inside a crib (lots of development happens during sleep!). That means you’ll definitely want to invest smartly while setting up your nursery with a piece of furniture that is safe, well-constructed, and aesthetically pleasing. A convertible crib is a great option because it can transition with your child from infancy through toddler years and potentially into preschool and beyond, since it can convert from a crib into a toddler bed, a day bed, or a full-size bed. Convertible cribs are often full-size cribs that require bed conversion kits (often sold separately). There are numerous reliable brands on the market for baby cribs. We’ve found great picks for every nursery with selections based upon testing we’ve performed, feedback we’ve received from our consumer panel, knowledge of brands and review of specifications and features. Here are our top picks for great convertible cribs: Best Overall Convertible Crib: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible CribBest Budget Convertible Crib: Union 3-in-1 Convertible CribBest Portable Convertible Crib: Davinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Portable CribBest Classic Convert...

Hirose expands FPC-to-board connector series to include hybrid version

Hirose has expanded its miniature BM23 Series FPC-to-board connector to include a standard signal only version and a hybrid connector version that provides both signal and power contacts. Designed for portable electronic devices that require high transmission speeds and rugged performance, the BM23 Series connector features a miniature design that offers significant space-savings in digital cameras, portable audio players, portable gaming devices, laptops, smart phones, tablets, wearable devices and more. The BM23PF Series hybrid connector features signal contacts rated to 0.3A and power contacts rated to 5A. The BM23PF version is available in one stack height of 0.8mm with 10, 14, 20, 24, 30, 40, 42, 46, & 54 contact options. The standard signal only BM23FR version is rated to 0.3A. The BM23FR is available in 2 stack heights including 0.6mm and 0.8mm. The 0.8mm stack height is available in 10, 18, and 60 contacts. The 0.6mm stack height is available in 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 30, 30, 40, and 50 contacts. Both the BM23PF and BM23FR versions support USB 3.1 gen.2 and provide transmission speeds up to10 Gbps. With a pitch of only 0.35mm, depth of 1.98mm, and fast transmissio...

Food Extrusion Market Trends and Overseas with Top Leading Players like: Baker Perkins, Pavan SpA, Groupe Legris Industries, Akron Tool & Die Co., Inc., Flexicon Corporation, others

The Food Extrusion Market report provides estimations about the growth rate and the market value based on market dynamics and growth inducing factors. While preparing this Global Food Extrusion market analysis report, few of the attributes that have been adopted include highest level of spirit, practical solutions, committed research and analysis, innovation, integrated approaches, and most up-to-date technology. Global food extrusion market is expected to register a substantial CAGR of 5.6% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. The well-established Key players in the market are: Baker Perkins, Pavan SpA, Groupe Legris Industries, Akron Tool & Die Co., Inc., Flexicon Corporation, The Bonnot Company, Bühler AG, Triott Group B.V., Coperion GmbH, Frito-Lay North America, Inc, Calbee, Inc., , Lindquist Machine Corporation, Mondelēz International., MERICAN EXTRUSION INTERNATIONAL, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, others In June 2019, Bühler had launched single-screw extruder PolyOne which is used to increase the capacity of production and helps to prevent recall of products. This launch will increase the product portfolio and revenue of a company Fill Out Details to Receive Sample R...

Multipassenger pedal boat pushing its way toward Newport Harbor

A pair of entrepreneurs got the endorsement of the city Harbor Commission Wednesday to sell rides on a multipassenger pedal boat called a cycleboat, a first-of-its-kind outfit for Newport. The 31-foot-long pontoon boat, which will be custom-built at a shipyard in Oregon, has an 18-person capacity — 16 passengers and two crew. Ten of those passengers will actively power the paddle-wheel propulsion system while the captain steers the craft. A backup motor would relieve passengers when they tire and help the captain navigate around docks and hazards. Business partner Chris Ferren-Cirino, who runs a similar operation on the river in Old Sacramento, said tours typically include stops at bars or restaurants along the way. The operators propose year-round, hour-and-a-half tours seven days a week — taking a 4-mile, out-and-back route around the south, east and north faces of Lido Isle, although they will consider multiple routes to lessen the impact on neighbors. Passengers would be allowed to bring their own food and drink aboard, including beer and premixed packaged cocktails. The cycleboat would be a new kind of charter boat for Newport Harbor, which is already home to tour operators...

Standards NZ ‘happy to engage’ on meth change debate: chief

Standards New Zealand is “happy to engage” with those seeking to change the position on property methamphetamine testing and contamination, it says, and welcomes feedback on the standard published last year. Carmen Mak, Standards New Zealand manager, said her organisation was ready and willing to hear from people who sought change, following a bombshell report out on Tuesday which said there was no evidence of health effects from third-hand meth exposure. “As new techniques and approaches are identified, standards are always open to updates and Standards New Zealand would be happy to engage with any organisation who wishes to review the standard,” she said. Housing NZ immediately adopted the new lower threshold on Tuesday, having spent around $100m fixing meth-hit state homes in the last four years. Housing Minister Phil Twyford said 240 state homes sitting needlessly empty would be put back into use within weeks. Asked to respond to the report from Prime Minister Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman debunking the meth myth, Mak said work had already begun looking at the meth standard. “Standards New Zealand is scoping some work to validate the...

2016 is the year of the consumer 3D printer. Yes, the hype over 3D printing has

2016 is the year of the consumer 3D printer. Yes, the hype over 3D printing has died down since 2012. There were too many 3D printers at Maker Faire three years ago. Nevertheless, sales of 3D printers have never been stronger, the industry is growing, and the low-end machines are getting very, very good. Printers are also getting cheap. At CES last January, Monoprice, the same company you buy Ethernet and HDMI cables from, introduced a line of 3D printers that would be released this year. While the $300 resin-based printer has been canned, Monoprice has released their MP Select Mini 3D printer for $200. This printer appeared on Monoprice late last month. My curiosity was worth more than $200, so Hackaday readers get a review of the MP Select Mini 3D printer. The bottom line? There are some problems with this printer, but nothing that wouldn’t be found in printers that cost three times as much. This is a game-changing machine, and proof 2016 is the year of the entry-level consumer 3D printer. The standard Buddha from [kim]. This print exhibits Z banding, but that’s an issue with the slicer (Cura), and not the printerThe spec sheet for the MP Select Mini boasts a 120 x 120 x 120mm...

Why fixing security vulnerabilities in medical devices, IoT is so hard

When your family opened up that brand-new computer when you were a kid, you didn’t think of all of the third-party work that made typing in that first BASIC program possible. There once was a time when we didn’t have to worry about which companies produced all the bits of licensed software or hardware that underpinned our computing experience. But recent malware attacks and other security events have shown just how much we need to care about the supply chain behind the technology we use every day. The URGENT/11 vulnerability, the subject of a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advisory issued last July, is one of those events. It forces us to care because it affects multiple medical devices. And it serves as a demonstration of how the software component supply chain and availability of support can affect the ability of organizations to update devices to fix security bugs—especially in the embedded computing space. URGENT/11 is a vulnerability in the Interpeak Networks TCP/IP stack (IPNet), which was licensed out to multiple vendors of embedded operating systems. IPNet also became the main networking stack in Wind River VxWorks, until Wind River acquired Inter...

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