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10KThe Points Guy / 14h
Editor’s note: This post was last updated on March 5, 2022 with new information. While the U.S. omicron surge is subsiding, ever-changing testing and vaccination requirements for international travel continue to make it challenging for Americans to figure out what’s required for entry into specific countries. The European Council, for example, recommended in late February that its member countrie

2KMashable / 10h
Just another rocky day on the Red Planet for NASA. A new batch of photos from the space agency's Perseverance rover introduces us to "Sid," the latest Mars rock that's been selected for sampling as part of NASA's mission to learn more about the planet and its geological history. The rover's date with Sid marks something of a milestone, as it's likely to be the last sample collected before Perseve

This is probably the most interesting plane currently enroute to the United States… Russian government jet flying from St. Petersburg to Washington At the moment a Russian-built Ilyushin Il-96-300, belonging to the Russian government’s fleet, is enroute from St. Petersburg (LED) to Washington (IAD). The plane, which has the registration code RA-96019, is roughly 13 years old, and is operating wit

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 90%: Ivacy VPN is one of the cheapest services on offer, if you're willing to commit to a long-term contract. A five-year subscription to Ivacy VPN is on sale for £57.59 and includes a premium password manager for free — 88% off for a limited time. Everyone is looking for the best VPN for streaming, but not everyone wants to pay the prices needed to secure a subscription to services like Exp

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is one of the most reliable options for unlocking bonus content on Prime Video. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £77.13, and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. ExpressVPN often tops lists of the best services for streaming, but why? Users get strong connection speeds, reliable customer support, powerful encryption, and ac

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Complete Ableton Live 11 Music Producer Bundle is on sale for £22.43, saving you 97% on list price. In the music industry, it’s easy to judge a product by the company it keeps. In some cases that’s not exactly fair, but as far as Ableton Live goes, the credentials are hard to deny. While there are many DAWs (digital audio workstations) on the market, Ableton Live seems to be the DAW of

Russia tISS NASA Ukraine•
Futurism / 5h
Break Up We’re not exactly sure what Russia’s space agency head Dmitry Rogozin is threatening the US with, but he certainly seems to be alluding to… something . A bizarre new video posted by state controlled media RIA Novosti showed the International Space Station breaking apart in an artist rendering after Russian cosmonauts bid adieu. NASA Watch , a space news blog, tweeted the video with some

Apple NFL Sunday Deal•
Enlarge / Derek Wolfe #95 and Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos celebrate after Wolfe sacked Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Dustin Bradford | Getty Images) The past two decades have seen Apple transform itself from a maker of expensive computers to a hardware, softwa

Royal Caribbean Cruise•
For the next week, The Points Guy is sailing on the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean ‘s 6,988-passenger Wonder of the Seas. The vessel, which is sailing at about 60% capacity with 4,200 cruisers, feels largely familiar but with a few buzzworthy tweaks and enough activities to keep even the most rambunctious cruisers busy. I’m bringing you a first look at the new additions and how they

41How-To Geek / 9h
Don’t tell the collectors, but there’s one Raspberry Pi you can’t buy. The Raspberry Pi Foundation sent a handful of Astro Pi units to the ISS back in 2015, and now, upgraded 2021 models are floating around with astronauts and freeze-dried ice cream. But why do we need Raspberry Pi computers in space? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Check your email as there is a nice little promotion out now for some Citi cardholders. TPG’s Nick Ewen flagged that he got an email from Citi today for 3,000 bonus miles each month through May 31, 2022. The promo from American Airlines AAdvantage and the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® says all you have to do is “activate in one click,” and then spend at least $700. For eac

Cogent Internet Russian•
Engadget / 9h
Cogent Communications, an internet backbone provider that carries approximately 25 percent of all global web traffic, has begun cutting ties with Russian businesses in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The company told The Washington Post it was doing so to prevent the Kremlin from using its network to carry out cyberattacks and spread misinformation about the ongoing conflict. “Our

Green Hydrogen Texas•
1KFuturism / 9h
Big Hydro Energy What feels like the most substantial green energy news in months was delivered with this week’s announcement that the world’s largest green hydrogen plant is coming to Texas in 2026. US startup company Green Hydrogen International announced plans for a a 60GW renewable H 2 project that will be powered by wind and solar. It’ll also produce clean rocket fuel for SpaceX , which is h

American Airlines is offering deals on flights to various Caribbean destinations under $300 round-trip from Philadelphia. You can fly from the “City of Brotherly Love” to Aruba or Turks and Caicos for the white sand beaches. Or fly to Trinidad and Tobago for delicious food such as doubles, stewed, spicy chickpeas in between two fried flaps of dough. In Antigua and Barbuda, you can go from the coa

Internet Russian Cogent•
1KMashable / 10h
For better or worse, Russia's internet just got kneecapped. Cogent Communications is cutting off internet service to its Russian clients, the Washington Post reported on Friday. This puts it in league with companies like Meta , which has blocked Russian state-affiliated news agencies on Facebook in Europe; Twitter , which slaps a warning label on tweets from state-run Russian media outlets; and o

allcatsconstitutethesamefamily : From the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Our Dumb Animals magazine, 1951. They’ve had many lives and many ages: cats I’ve met in my time travels . Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy

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I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far! I returned from my trip to Oman a couple of days ago (I hope to wrap up the trip report this coming week), and am off on a domestic adventure now, which I look forward to writing about. On the points & travel front, this week the biggest focus continued to be the impact Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had on aviation. Beyond that, we saw great new wel

lionofchaeronea : Ancient Egyptian furniture leg (faience) in the shape of a lion. Artist unknown; 4th cent. BCE (Late Period). Thought to have come from Hihya in the eastern Delta; now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Elden Ring Souls D.•
Mashable / 11h
Failure isn't such a bad thing sometimes. That's the prevailing lesson of Elden Ring , the newest action game and social media sensation from the team at From Software. Like Dark Souls and Bloodborne before it, Elden Ring puts you in a world full of vile monstrosities that, more than anything else, want you dead. You are a contemptible little worm that just disrupted every enemy's nap and they wa

Russian Washington•
200+The Points Guy / 11h
A Russian jet that has captured the imagination of skywatchers everywhere has now landed in Washington, D.C. Politico reporter Daniel Lippman was the first to report the plane is in the United States to pick up Russian spies that are being kicked out of the country. The plane— an Ilyushin Il-96 — took off from St. Petersburg in Russia and as you can see from the flight path posted on FlightAware

wtxch : Beryl Cook (British,1926 - 2008) Felix Keeps on Walking ,1984

Microsoft Xbox Cloud•
Engadget / 11h
Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service recently added Flight Simulator , allowing you to play the game on Xbox One, phones, tablets and web browsers via the cloud. But unlike the PC version of the title, you can’t use a keyboard and mouse to control your plane. However, that’s about to change, according to Flight Simulator head Jorg Neumann. In a developer Q&A spotted by Windows Central , Neumann

Enlarge / Fire ants form a protrusion from an ant raft. (credit: Vernerey Research Group/CU Boulder) Fire ants are a textbook example of collective behavior, capable of behaving as individuals, and also banding together to form floating rafts in response to flooding. Now a pair of mechanical engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, have identified some simple rules that seem to govern

TikTok Russian Media•
53Mashable / 11h
TikTok has officially entered the Russian information war . The social network announced several new measures Friday intended to prevent misinformation and propaganda from spreading among TikTok users. The measures are positive, but potentially overdue: Outlets including The Guardian and The New York Times have reported that TikTok is rife with misleading videos purporting to depict footage of th

Coinbase Armstrong Russian•
300+Futurism / 11h
Open Exchange At least two major cryptocurrency exchanges have told Russians they’re open for business despite the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Coinbase Global and Binance are keeping their markets open unless US laws or sanctions prohibit them from doing so, and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong explained his stance in a series of tweets earlier this week. “Some ordinary Russians are using crypto as

jareckiworld : Tomoo Inagaki (1902-1980)— Cat in the Moonlight [woodblock, 1960]

Even before the pandemic, it was not uncommon to have a guest’s call to a hotel’s front desk put on hold (and often forgotten) or go unanswered. For a customer, it’s a frustrating experience. For hotels large or small, boutique or budget, it’s a sign of bad service. Now, many hotels are welcoming back leisure and business guests but dealing with severe staffing shortages. And some properties are

We’re not talking about the popular Asian restaurant. If you’re looking for items on the second-hand market and don’t like pet hair, pay attention to which ones are “PF.” Here’s what it means and how do you use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Indian Super73 1.2•
The American lifestyle adventure company Super73 offers some of the best e-bikes on the market. It blends the line between a casual moped and fast, stylish, powerful e-bikes. Now, they’ve partnered with the famous Indian Motorcycle brand to release a moto-inspired e-bike, and it looks incredible. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

back-then : Zwicky Sewing silk by Donald Brun Switzerland 1950s

23Mashable / 12h
If you bought Elden Ring on a whim because all your friends are talking about it, you might be wondering: When does this get fun? The early hours of From Software’s newest masterpiece are a good deal more friendly than the developer’s previous games, like Dark Souls and Bloodborne , but there’s still a whole lot of learning you have to do to really get into the groove. Elden Ring aggressively tri

PayPal Russia Ukraine•
Engadget / 12h
Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, PayPal has temporarily stopped offering its services in Russia, according to Reuters . In a tweet spotted by The Verge , Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov shared a letter from PayPal CEO Dan Schulman confirming the move. “Under the current circumstances, we are suspending PayPal services in Russia,” Schulman states in the letter. “PayPal supports

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lost-in-books94 : January Book Haul with Gizmo I got this bonnet for Gizmo but it looks more baker than refined lady of society haha. Also was it just me or did January feel super long…