The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell


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Before you start rolling your eyes really hard – resist the urge to tell me that this is quite old, and that you saw this just before the first movie was released a few years ago already. I know all of this, but I wanted to share it anyway, because not enough people know about it as it is, and it times in perfectly well with the release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (which opens locally on 21 November).

So, here’s the Hunger Games/Video Games parody by Holly Laurent:

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BoBo BaBushka is a store on Etsy run by Irene Hwang from Australia that sells nesting dolls with attitude. Irene has turned a couple of pop culture characters into nesting dolls/babushkas/matryoshkas whatever it is that you like to call them. These stackable beauties have been inspired by a few Wes Anderson films and cult classics like Ghost World or The Craft amongst others. Popular TV series like The Big Bang Theory, Sherlock and Blackadder have also been recreated.

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Fridays are made for lists, Buzzfeed quizzes, for generally catching up on news and whatever else you may have missed that’s been doing the rounds on the web. Many of the links shared here are not new, but they’re all pretty cool.

1. Not something that I get to see very often, but I’m a huge fan of watching the process of special effects make-up. If you’re interested, consider giving Face Off a proper look. Empire put together a gallery of actors in the make-up chair.

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If you know me at all, you’ll know that I have chronic/resting bitch face. When I was a little younger I was more sensitive to it and tried to smile more and act more sunny. These days, not so much. Like other people with chronic bitch face, I’m not an unhappy person, this is just how my face looks.

Even if you are someone who smiles a lot, but you’re not smiling every second of the day, others sometimes feel the need to comment on the fact that you’re not smiling right that instant. This video is precisely what I want to force those fools to watch. Now, why don’t you smile, bitch?

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Having the opportunity to play with the HP Deskjet 4645 for a little while we took full advantage of the convenient photo printing feature. We had a couple of empty frames around the apartment, one of them was already hanging on the wall. The last piece of the puzzle, would obviously be to print out some pictures so that the frame could be populated – and so that it would look less weird than having an empty photo frame hanging on the wall!

A pack of photo paper gives you 20 sheets, which we cut up into quarters. The hard part came in deciding what to do with our 80 postcard sized sheets. We made good use of it, printing out both colour and black and white prints, working our way through a couple of printer cartridges along the way.

The Deskjet 4645 e-All-in-One has the four basic functions: print, copy, scan, and fax. We tested the first three – I don’t know anyone who still accepts faxes, never mind the last time I sent one myself. Regardless, there are evidently still people that use it.

My favourite feature was the printer’s wireless capabilities which enabled us to print from multiple devices without having to first install drivers. We printed directly  from our phones, the iPad and our MacBooks, the printer just queued it all up and spitting them out on a first-in-first-out basis. While it was really a pleasure to use, not all of our photos came out great. The blacks were not deep enough and solid colours had perceptible bands across them.

The video was filmed on a Nokia Lumia 1020. This was featured on Tech Girl.

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