Interesting things I've bookmarked (old posts, page 71)

Fontello - icon fonts generator

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  • access large sets of professional-grade open source icons

Now it's trivial to make a custom icon webfont, exactly for your needs. First, select the icons you like. Then update glyph codes (optional), and download your webfont bundle. We generate everything you need, ready for publishing on your website!

Bernie Sanders: Where the Democrats Go From Here

Working families watch as politicians get campaign financial support from billionaires and corporate interests — and then ignore the needs of ordinary Americans. Over the last 30 years, too many Americans were sold out by their corporate bosses. They work longer hours for lower wages as they see decent paying jobs go to China, Mexico or some other low-wage country. They are tired of having chief executives make 300 times what they do, while 52 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent. Many of their once beautiful rural towns have depopulated, their downtown stores are shuttered, and their kids are leaving home because there are no jobs — all while corporations suck the wealth out of their communities and stuff them into offshore accounts.

‘No Vacancy’ Signs Are Vanishing From America’s Highways

But a lot has changed since those days. “We don’t really have any customers who want that type of sign anymore,” said Alex Lauretano of the Lauretano Sign Group, a leading sign manufacturer for the hospitality industry. “At one point they were useful—but not anymore, with online booking.” Julie Hall, a spokesperson for AAA, which inspects and rates motels, confirmed that vacancy indicators are on the wane and also cited online booking as a key factor.

‘No Vacancy’ Signs Are Vanishing From America’s Highways

How to Digitally Recreate a $250,000 Race Car

Simulated racers are a diehard group of gamers who thirst for meticulously crafted digital recreations of high horsepower autos. And the pole-sitter for making these "machines" is iRacing. The twelve-year-old company was among the first to use laser scanners to replicate a racetrack inch-by-inch, delivering a level of detail earning the title of a simulation, or "sim," rather than a more run-of-the mill video game like Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo.

And much like its racetracks, iRacing also uses three-dimensional laser scanning to build its fleet of digital cars, which its more than 60,000 subscribers use to compete online. Even professional NASCAR racers, like Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, have used these cars to prep for upcoming racetracks, and iRacing recently extended its partnership with Skip Barber Racing School, one of the largest racing schools in the world. It's the super-accurate sim for the pros. And now iRacing is making its next four-wheeled creation.

How to Digitally Recreate a $250,000 Race Car

How to Digitally Recreate a $250,000 Race Car