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Silk Screen Printer

Looking for an inexpensive silk screener to make custom shirts in the so cal area. It's for small personal creations. Small orders for now. Anyone? Thanks


Six California States…


People Still Come Here / e_pill

Two part question. Well you know the first one and I am guessing yes. Is e_pill still around?


Deadpool leaked footage…

starts just like the leaked movie script ;)



Sixth Mass Extinction

Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.

In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance. The situation is similarly dire for invertebrate animal life.

And while previous extinctions have been driven by natural planetary transformations or catastrophic asteroid strikes, the current die-off can be associated to human activity, a situation that the lead author Rodolfo Dirzo, a professor of biology at Stanford, designates an era of "Anthropocene defaunation."

Across vertebrates, 16 to 33 percent of all species are estimated to be globally threatened or endangered. Large animals – described as megafauna and including elephants, rhinoceroses, polar bears and countless other species worldwide – face the highest rate of decline, a trend that matches previous extinction events.

larger animals tend to have lower population growth rates and produce fewer offspring. They need larger habitat areas to maintain viable populations. Their size and meat mass make them easier and more attractive hunting targets for humans.

Although these species represent a relatively low percentage of the animals at risk, their loss would have trickle-down effects that could shake the stability of other species and, in some cases, even human health.

For instance, previous experiments conducted in Kenya have isolated patches of land from megafauna such as zebras, giraffes and elephants, and observed how an ecosystem reacts to the removal of its largest species. Rather quickly, these areas become overwhelmed with rodents. Grass and shrubs increase and the rate of soil compaction decreases. Seeds and shelter become more easily available, and the risk of predation drops.

Consequently, the number of rodents doubles – and so does the abundance of the disease-carrying ectoparasites that they harbor.

"Where human density is high, you get high rates of defaunation, high incidence of rodents, and thus high levels of pathogens, which increases the risks of disease transmission," said Dirzo, who is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. "Who would have thought that just defaunation would have all these dramatic consequences? But it can be a vicious circle."

The scientists also detailed a troubling trend in invertebrate defaunation. Human population has doubled in the past 35 years; in the same period, the number of invertebrate animals – such as beetles, butterflies, spiders and worms – has decreased by 45 percent.

As with larger animals, the loss is driven primarily by loss of habitat and global climate disruption, and could have trickle-up effects in our everyday lives.

For instance, insects pollinate roughly 75 percent of the world's food crops, an estimated 10 percent of the economic value of the world's food supply. Insects also play a critical role in nutrient cycling and decomposing organic materials, which helps ensure ecosystem productivity. In the United States alone, the value of pest control by native predators is estimated at $4.5 billion annually.

Dirzo said that the solutions are complicated. Immediately reducing rates of habitat change and overexploitation would help, but these approaches need to be tailored to individual regions and situations. He said he hopes that raising awareness of the ongoing mass extinction – and not just of large, charismatic species – and its associated consequences will help spur change.

"We tend to think about extinction as loss of a species from the face of Earth, and that's very important, but there's a loss of critical ecosystem functioning in which animals play a central role that we need to pay attention to as well," Dirzo said. "Ironically, we have long considered that defaunation is a cryptic phenomenon, but I think we will end up with a situation that is non-cryptic because of the increasingly obvious consequences to the planet and to human wellbeing."

The coauthors on the report include Hillary S. Young, University of California, Santa Barbara; Mauro Galetti, Universidade Estadual Paulista in Brazil; Gerardo Ceballos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Nick J.B. Isaac, of the Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in England; and Ben Collen, of University College London.

Stanford Biology Professor Rodolfo Dirzo and his colleagues warn that this "defaunation" could have harmful downstream effects on human health.…………


Photoshop Freezing?

Why does Photoshop keep freezing for me. I recently installed CS6 on my iMac and it freezes after a few minutes or whenever I try to save a file.


The Girl Without A Ring Finger…

A touching, illustrated tale of a Girl who couldn't marry as she didn't have a ring finger. Until she met a ring-maker...


The Girl Without A Ring Finger…

A touching, illustrated tale of a Girl who couldn't marry as she didn't have a ring finger. Until she met a ring-maker...


foraged: issue #03

We just shipped Issue 03 of foraged out over the internet. The last two weeks led us down some cool roads--here are a few gems.


New Mad Max Trailer

I think this one gets its own thread.


Pooh Butt Day

Eminem when he was like 15 LOL sure to listen to the end makes me laugh.


The new social

What's up with these new social apps like SnapChat and Secret? Does anyone actually use these?

Seems like just a convenient way to look at spam all day.


moving home?

anyone got any tips on moving home (especially to a new build property) its the first time ive moved since i bought my first home 14 yars ago and needless to say ive got a lot more stuff now lol.



Book of the Day

What's a good book you've read recently? These 3 were great:

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Next on my reading list:

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

The Straight-A Conspiracy: A Student's Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of High School and Totally Ruling the World

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles


To you

Thanks for ignoring me. To be honest, it is probably a blessing. As much as I liked you, I could not trust you as far as I could throw you. I know I was the fool. I guess I was hoping things might have changed. Such is life.

I wish you luck in your life and I really enjoyed my time with you. Life is too short to be mad and angry and all that bullshit so I hope you find what it is you are looking for :D


jquery scrollto(?) but smarter...


can anyone help me out here - i am trying to get scrollto.js to do something that it doesn't seem to want to do... :-(

i want to use scrollto.js to recognise certain points in a layout and respond to bith the point where it is and also what the user is clicking in the menu/nav... it would then see if there were any remaining distance left in the section to scroll and once that section had finished it would skip/jump to the selected section before autoscroll to the mid point of the selected section...

section 'a' is 300px in depth/duration and starts at scroll point 150px and finishes at 450px so the link would initially go to 150px and autoscroll(??) down to 300px and stop there.

and if another link is clicked section 'a' continues it's scroll through to 450px then skips to the scroll height of the section selected in the same manner as above.

i've seen similar navigation methods but these scroll through all and any sections in between not just a straight move from one section to another section rergardless of scroll position.

so it would be like
link 1 - jumps to 150px postion and auto scrolls to 300px
link 2 - jumps to 500px postion and auto scrolls to 650px
link 3 - jumps to 700px postion and auto scrolls to 850px

and all three links play the remaining 150px of current section/sequence before making the jump...

hope that makes more sense - i've tried various things with scrollto.js but it either scrolls through everything in between the points or simply skips and stops dead at whatever point...

i might be asking for the moon on a stick but as there are few 'heads' on here that know this stuff - thought it worth an ask...

anything anyone can give me will be most welcome - tuts/source/jsfiddles/urls... anything!!!

***and apologies for the long winded post!!!***


Cinema 4D R15 render issue

My new Macbook Pro stops rendering when I leave the computer and it goes to sleep. So, I went into system preferences and checked on "Prevent computer from sleeping automatically..." and checked off "Put hard disks to sleep when possible." This still isn't fixing the render issue.

I've had no luck finding an answer for R15, just settings for older versions. R15 seems to have removed the setting for preventing the render from stopping.

Anyone know of a fix?


Online Printing

Looking for economical printing for large/jumbo postcards (or something simple, won't be mailed).

Anyone try Vista recently? I've always shied away, but they are cheap.

Others I am looking at: (their Luxe cards I had made were 'ok', not as impressive as I had hoped) and Modern Postcard (decent experience 8 years ago).

Any others? These will not be mailed out. Quality is most important.


Gaza mon amour

Poster design in solidarity with the people of Gaza.



A side project of mine involving icons. New ones added regularly.


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