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Howyadoin’. The bandits call me the Firehawk, but the name’s Lilith. I’m with the Raiders, like you – I keep the bandits in line so Roland can focus on taking down Jack. Anyway, long story, lots of internal bleeding.

Video Game Challenge: 7 Female Characters [2/7] → Lilith (Borderlands)

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The Jackrabbit Homesteads of Wonder Valley, California (just north of Joshua Tree) were first established by the Small Tract Act of 1938, wherein the federal government leased (and ultimately sold) 2-5 acre desert plots to the public for $5, if built upon within 3 years.

Most of the shacks & early pre-fab cabins now sit derelict, though some have been restored and others are for sale.

Learn more in Kim Stringfellow’s book Jackrabbit Homestead ($28) or download an audio tour.

Photography by Bill Dickinson, Susan Myrland, Julie Kane, and Marius Murawski.

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Using 3D Printers To Generate Villages Of Houses | I Fucking Love Science

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but a village of 10 houses created out of 3D printed concrete parts has been constructed in just one day in Shanghai, China. And the even better news? Each one only cost around $5000. Oh, and they’re partly made out of recycled waste, too.

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Jean Prouve, Prototype of the Demountable Barrack Units for the Engineering Corps of the 5th Army. (1939)

 For this project, Prouve made use of a production principle that he had previously employed for the barracks of a young peoples vacation resort in Onville: The barracks’ load bearing structure was a perimeter frame, lined with wooden panels. At the test run for assembling the units, conducted in Berkenwald in Alsace before the general staff, the time needed to build each structure amounted to no more than three hours. The French army ordered 275 of these barracks, but production had to be stopped due to the German invasion.