Former FBI Profiler Analyzes Walter White’s Journey from Struggling Chemistry Teacher to Wealthy Meth Kingpin

In the latest episode of Vanity Fair‘s “Psych of a Psycho“, former FBI profiler Candice DeLong, who is regular commentator on the Investigation Discovery channel (ID), uses her skills to analyze and profile the Breaking Bad character Walter White; what motivated him to go from a financially struggling high school teacher to an incredibly wealthy “meth king pin” and how it eventually led to his complete demise.

In any ongoing criminal enterprise the person at the top is getting plenty of money. Power is what is really propelling them, the money is secondary. How does this relate to Walter? He feels that he was screwed over by his buddies Elliott and Gretchen and he saw all the money he should have had taken away. …Once he got a taste of the money in that first sale, it was no longer enough for him to be the meth cook – make the product, take the money and stay in the background. He had to possess the entire process. He had to be the boss. …It was an ego thing and it was his ego that was his undoing.

‘Menace II Middle-Earth’, A Comedy Sketch by PistolShrimps That Brings Guns & Rap Battles to ‘The Hobbit’ Film Series

Menace II Middle-Earth” is special effects-filled comedy sketch, created by PistolShrimps, that brings guns and Middle-Earth rap battles to Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit film series. Members of the comedy group digitally insert themselves into scenes from The Hobbit movies and throw down with a lot of the main characters like Gandalf, Smaug the dragon, and more.

Straight outta Hobbiton comes the story of H.W.A.Hobbits With Attitudes.

An Intriguing View Inside an Electric Arc Furnace With the Power Turned On

A video by Sentinel76 gives an intriguing view inside an electric arc furnace with the power turned on. The furnace works by running a powerful electrical current through an electrode to heat its contents into liquid steel.

What you’re seeing here is the arc between the tip of an electrode and liquid steel, which is hidden under nearly a foot of slag (the bubbling liquid you see here). This video was recorded entirely by chance, I was videoing other things when I realised that I had a clear view of ‘A’-phase. I had to use two crossed polarised filters in order to block out enough light to see things clearly – and yet the arc itself is still blue-white and indistinguishable!

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Colorado Students Create a Bright Red 3D-Printed Exoskeleton for a Malnourished Tortoise With a Damaged Shell

Tortoise prosthetic shell

When design students at Colorado Technical University (CTU) in Colorado Springs learned that a rescued female tortoise named Cleopatra at Canyon Critters had a severely deformed shell due to malnutrition, they set about finding a solution with a 3D printer. The result was a bright red exoskeleton that would lay atop the tortoise’s damaged natural shell, allowing Cleopatra to right herself and keep infection out. CTU student Roger Henry spoke with the Denver Post about creating a new shell for Cleopatra.

“This is a very good feeling,” said Colorado Technical University design student Roger Henry, who spent 600 hours tweaking software and assembling prototypes of the custom 3-D-printed shell for the malnourished Cleopatra. Made with a plastic derived from corn, Cleopatra’s new shell will protect her from other tortoises and allow her to right herself if she flips. After years of a protein-heavy diet, the herbivore’s shell had weakened with deep valleys and pyramid-type peaks. Holes had formed that threatened the shell’s ability to protect her from infection. …”It’s fantastic to know this tortoise is going to be able to recover from its malnutrition”

Tortoise prosthetic shell

Tortoise prosthetic shell

Tortoise prosthetic shell

photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post

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Comic Papyrus, A Complete Font Designed as a Mashup of Papyrus and Comic Sans Now Available for Download

Comic Papyrus illustrated

Graphic designer Ben Harman combined the two generally loathed typefaces Papyrus and Comic Sans into the font Comic Papyrus. We previously featured the same concept from Barth and Co, but Harman has made the complete font, including a special character set, available for purchase for $5.00 at Creative Market.

Your two most favoritest fonts ever have FINALLY been smooshed together typographically, just as Darwin intended. Cross-bred. Cross-awesomified.

So stop wasting hours switching back and forth between your two old favorites, and just use your new favorite instead. Comic Papyrus combines the timeless rustic qualities from centuries past with the hilarious fun-loving wit of today’s funny pages. It’ll make you laugh (like a joke) and cry (like a mummy). Simultaneously!

Comic Papyrus full

Comic Papyrus

Comic Papyrus

images via Creative Market

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Diaper-Clad Slow Loris Performs an Adorable Pole-Dancing Routine

Earlier this month, a tiny domesticated slow loris named Sara performed an adorable pole-dancing routine while clad in a yellow floral diaper at her home in Perm, Russia. Sara’s human Irina Goncharova, an Internet celebrity in Russia, had previously taught the petite primate how to balance on a pole and spin herself around.

At some point later on, Sara and Goncharova enjoyed a few quiet moments snuggling each other.

Slow Loris Pole Dance

image via Ruptly TV

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A Look at the Differences Between the Animated ‘Akira’ Film and the Manga

Michael Truly and Casey Redmon of CineFix recently teamed up with Tom Pinchuk of AnimeVice to take a look at the differences between the animated Akira film and the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. The biggest difference is that the film was completed before the manga, so there’s actually a whole mess of content not present in the 1988 adaptation.

Manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo started writing and drawing Akira in 1982 in WEEKLY YOUNG MAGAZINE. By 1988, he was directing the feature film adaptation – – two years before he’d actually finished the series itself! As such, Akira the anime and Akira the manga exist as unique companion pieces; not only because they’re both products of the same creator, but also because the movie is effectively an incomplete preview for the much larger saga Otomo eventually got to finish telling in print.

Google Reportedly Working on Bringing Their Augmented-Reality Game ‘Ingress’ to Television

According to The Information, Google is working on bringing their augmented-reality game Ingress to television. The game studio under Google’s banner behind Ingress, Niantic Labs, has reportedly partnered with Sean Daniel Company to create the series.

Though details on what the television series might look like are scarce, the game itself is available on both Android and iOS.

via The Information

NerdCon: Stories, An Event Celebrating the Human Tradition of Storytelling Announced by Hank Green

Nerdcon- Stories

NerdCon: Stories is a recently announced event to celebrate the human tradition of storytelling. Vlogger Hank Green (previously) announced the event in a recent episode of the Vlogbrothers series cohosted by Green’s brother, author John Green. It will be hosted at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 9 and 10, 2015.

Those interested in attending can register for the event on the NerdCon: Stories site on Picatic.

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