Why Not? Garbage Bag Advertising
Despite the idealism that major American metropolitan cities are the pinnacle of modern infrastructure, the realization once there is that these archaic cities are an Asian airborne virus away from total dilapidation. One such glaring incongruity between sentiment and reality is, garbage. A typical New York City block appears as if the entire city of Duluth emptied their wares on to the side walk. There is no functional method of disposal from ever growing dwellings to accommodate the restrictions. Rather than attempt a radical change, third world-esque methods are satisfactory. What is then failed to be taken advantage of is this barren real estate. As the pile heaves, the bill board square footage escalates. Glad and Hefty affiliated marketing companies are missing a prime opportunity.


 

DIY Shower Temperature Gauge
Some particulars can be known with out the troubles of dismantling an entire edifice. This DIY Shower Temperature Gauge (Version 0.1) /hack/ allows you to not only know when it's reached optimum conditions but aides in identifying the exact temperature for your most pleasurable shower.

Parts
1/2" Threaded Tee
1/2" 4" Nipple
1/2" Threaded-Slip 90
1/2" Threaded Plug
1/2" Threaded Male Adapter
1/2" PVC
Digital Thermometer
Silicone
Thread Tape
PVC Primer/Glue


[Note] Project in operation photographs coming soon.

[Note] A non-destructive automated Arudino temperature controlled project has been designed and is currently pending funding.
TV's Annual Fast Food Assessment Awards 073
Best Value - Del Taco
Best Quality - Carls Jr.
Best Item - Jack in the Box's Oreo Cookie Shake
Best Interior - Carls Jr.
Honorable Mention - Panda Express

Worst Value - McDonald's "Dollar" Menu
Worst Quality - Taco Bell
Worst Item - White Castle Sliders
Worst Interior - McDonald's "Cafe" Style
No Honorable Mention - Portillo's
Update - Orb Clock
Obsessive Compulsive Towel
No longer will your face suffer from cross contamination with your anus, crotch or feet after a refreshing shower with the OC Towel. If you're like we, you take stock in the things you touch and using a towel more than once can be a crap shoot. Know where you've been with this ergonomically silk screened symbolic bath towel.

Photographs below represent a first draft with (2) printing errors:
(a) Awry thirds dividing line
(b) Crooked leg brand


Modified M-Theory (Preliminary)
The New York City Truth - Part II - Expend
Sustaining decay evidently comes at a cost. Despite being surrounded by filth, suffocated by density and immersed in irregularities, even the most mundane of impoverished costs of living are erratically higher the closer to the pith.

Below is a location and distance map of several McDonald's restaurants through out NYC as to represent a static business element. The items purchased at each location were (2) McDoubles with no cheese (a "Dollar Menu" item) and (1) small french fry.


Did You Know...the Metropolitan Transit Authority MTA (Subway)
...ranks 7th or less in the world (Virgin Vacations, CNN)
...is infested with rodents (Wikipedia)
...can lead to hearing loss (Wikipedia)
...can lead to breathing disorders (The Atlantic)
...is destructively over crowded (Gothamist)
...rivals third world countries in price hikes (NY Times)
...has New Yorkers on it (Huffington Post)

In Part III we will take you on a video tour of the MTA subway during the tri-daily event known as rush hour, the New York native supposed superior alternative to Los Angeles freeway traffic.
The New York City Truth - Part I - Blight
New York City is a rotting corpse.

Despite the mythic interpretation of this many metaphored domicile, New York City is in reality a fetid vessel of decay with a dash of perpetuation for inefficiency and dysphoria.

In this several part series, we will take you on an in depth tour to uncover an often veiled truth behind New York City.

Part I challenges the vision of this place as a mecca of strength, beauty and grandeur by demonstrating that it is in fact being held together by sticks and timber and would fall in upon it's self with any gap in time.

The map below is a continuously updated (for 7 days) atlas (commenced on 172/073 by TV Miller) of individually marked streets that contain an edifice eclipsed by an unsightly and typically several months permanent scaffold, more often than not used for restoration.


Did You Know...that if Consolidated Edison did not consistently depressurize steam from below the streets of Manhattan, there would the potential for a cataclysmic detonation?


Part II will demonstrate the irregularities of cost by locale the while the scaffolding map of Part I carries onward.

[Update] Tolerance exhausted and point proven. Part I suspended.
Why Not? No Turn Key Lock
Is your key ring littered with junk...I'm sorry, personal trinkets? When you consider the common key ring is a bundle of keys, cards and novelties, one might wonder why we are modernly burdened with turning this misshapen cacophony. Here's a thought...inverse the properties of the average door knob.

Inserting your key aligns the tumbler pins (inverted from standard) allowing the facing 1/4 apex surface of the knob to turn freely, unlocking the door. The rear 3/4 of the knob operates as usual, releasing the plunger from the door frame.



In a post TV/3D printer world (250+/- days?) this will be prototyped and pitched to door fixture manufacturers. #StayTuned

Engineering > No Turn Key Lock
Rocket Launch Line of Sight
As space occupation becomes even more common place around the world, viewing a rocket launch has become far more accessible. One apparatus of this missing from the information expressway is how easily you can view a launch from any where by looking right over there.

As a solution, we have released a beta version of our Rocket Launch Line of Sight (LOS) page via the Orbital Clock.

Enter your viewing address and select the launch site (location via SpaceFlight Now Tracking) and discover your generalized landmarked line of sight towards the launch site as a point of reference.

Orbital Clock > Rocket Launch Line of Sight