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We’ve all been there. Well, most of us have anyways–circling the question of whether or not that “someone” is really into you or just playing you for a fool. For the various reasons she keeps you around, here are the sure, tall tell signs that she’s really, just not that into you.
1- Doesn’t hold your gaze or look into your eyes. If a woman is really into you, she’s definitely going to want to stare in those baby blue/brown/greens for longer than a few seconds at a time.
2- “Hey I have to call you back”–and then doesn’t. This one is kind of obvious, yet most humans want the best from people and expect the best. “There’s no way that he/she can’t be into ME?” Sorry to break it to you, we’re no psychologists over here, but–she’s not that into you.
3- Talks about other men when she’s with you. If she’s yapping about Gary and Tom, her straight guy friends, or references that she still may or may not be in love with her ex boyfriend–she’s not that into you.
4- Not into make-out sessions…with you. Kissing= magic. Without it, you just don’t have the spark.
5- You see new photos of her with other guys on Facebook. Should I say more?
6- She asks for grooming/ fashion advice more than she should. If she does, she sees you more like a guy friend and definitely not a lover. With lovers, mystery is always better, at least in the beginning.
7- She openly flirts with the waiter or bartender. Either she’s not that into you, or she wants to make you jealous. Either way, you don’t need a lady like that.
8- Never brings up her parents, let alone bring you up to them. If she’s never mentioned you EVER to her parents, chances are, you don’t stand a chance.
9- If she seems constantly distracted when you’re telling her a story. (She’s checking her phone, the door, her plate, her fingernails…way more than she’s checking you out.
10- She says “I like you, really. Just, as a friend…”.
A friend is a friend is a friend. And that is all it will ever be, so move on. If she actually has to say it, then there’s really no chance of you getting the girl. It’s one thing for friendship to turn into romance, but when it’s openly verbalized…well, there you go.
Smaller, taller, faster, lighter than ever
Pricing and Availability:
The 16GB is $199, the 32GB $299, and the 64GB $399. On September 21, it will go on sale in nine countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Anyone in that first batch of countries can pre-order starting this Friday, September 14. More countries will follow by the end of this month and by the end of the year, the iPhone 5 will land at 240 carriers in 100 countries.*
Available in Black and White shades
What are the specs?
Taller & thinner with a metal back:
It takes the record for the thinnest smart phone on the market (as of right this second, if course!) and is 20% lighter than the previous iphone.
Total resolution is the same as the 4s, however.
Cnet says that “Apple also promises that wide-screen movies will look better with 44 percent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S.
Touch sensors are now built into the display itself, which makes it 30 percent thinner as a result and less prone to glare.”
The metal back, as opposed to the glass back, makes it less prone to breaking.
LTE and carriers
Cnet says that it’s “not a shocker either, but the iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE networks. That’s in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks. LTE has a single chip for voice and data, a single radio chip, and a “dynamic antenna” that will switch connections between different networks automatically.”
A faster chip
Making graphics load faster, the chip is 2x faster than the previous one, and is 22% smaller.
More battery life
It allegedly has 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music playback, and 225 hours of standby.
Same megapixel (8), but it has backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, a five-element lens, and a f2.4 aperture. A dynamic light mode is new, and you should be able to launch photography apps up to 2.1 times faster.
Video resolution remains at 1080p HD, though image stabilization has been improved and face detection is possible for up to 10 people. The secondary front camera now can shoot 720p HD video with a backside illuminated sensor.
The iPhone 5 gets an additional microphone for a whopping total of three. There is one on the bottom, one on the handset’s front face, and one on its rear side.
iPhone 5 will debut with iOS 6 already on board. Highlights include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook, shared photo streams, Siri updates, and the aforementioned FaceTime over 3G.
*Info taken from Cnet.com Reviews
How to Shave with a Safety Razor
We’ve been asking cosmopolitan New York men what they want to read about. While on a creative journey to give our readership the best possible advice, fashion tips, articles, and…pure nuggets of brilliance, we stumbled upon this video by Raoul Pop. It was recommended to us by one of our readers, so we thought we’d share.
It definitely applies to ALL men, everywhere. It’s all about the little things, like shaving your face. Here Raoul gives invaluable advice about how to use aSaftey Razor and how to properly shave your face in the best possible way (in the best possible world. Had to throw a little Candide in there…)
1. Step Number One: Start with a new blade. Blades are made in different ways, with different flexibilities, different cuts/angles of the blade, etc, so find the one brand/type that works best for your face. Finding the right blade may be a bit of trial and error, but once you find it, stick with it. Raoul uses the Gillette Stainless Steel Blade.
Blade Tie Clip
2. Step Number Two: Warm the blade, brush, and your face with warm water. This can be done in many ways, which we’ll get to in tomorrow’s blog, but essentially, the warming process is pretty imperative between it works in two ways: First, it primes the razor for contact and it also primes the hair. You facial hair should be soft when properly damp.
3. Step Number Three: Try to use shaving soap, rather than gel. The gel will dry quicker than the soap. So if you use gel, you have to keep moistening your face to eliminate the dryness.
4. Step Number Four: Try not to go over the same spot too much. This means: do a first pass, then a second pass.
5. Step Number Five: After the first pass, re-apply the lotion/gel. Now it’s time for the second pass.
Don’t press the razor to the face, let the weight of the razor apply the pressure.
Cut with the grain, meaning you should cut the hair in the direction which the hair grows. Very important, because if you go against the grain, this can cause irritation.
For more information and a detailed analysis of products, tricks, and tips, click here.
What kind of brush should you use?
Preferably ones with badger hair
What’s the best shaving soap to use?
Williams Mug Shaving Soap.
TIP: Make sure you warm your shaving mug in warm water as well. I.e. submerged the mug in warm water, just under the rim of the cup, to heat it.
What about an after shave?
Witch’s Hazel! Easy, quick, and cheap.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE SHAVING AND GROOMING TIPS FOR MEN…
Did you know Teleportation is possible?
We’ll brainiacs, it is. The future is now. Researchers and scientists have effectively teleported a photon particle the equivalent distance of Philadelphia and New York, thereby proving the theory of entanglement. One of the labs is located in the Canary Islands, where scientists were hard at work teleporting two entangled photons across many miles. Of course, when one photon is teleported, it is dissolved/diminished entirely in the process.
How Would Einstein feel about this discovery? Do you think he’s a little (just a little!) perturbed at the findings…Don’t worry Albert, we’ll synthesize your theory of relativity with quantum physics soon…
This experiment is super important because until now we only thought of entanglement as some weird science thingy that didn’t quite make sense. Mind you, it still doesn’t make sense, but now we know it’s possible. The problem is, or the dilemma out there, is that photons have no real mass, so don’t go jumping to conclusions about teleporting actual cells (or their subsidiary parts) with mass just yet. (Yes, we know you were thinking the next direct step in quantum physics is teleportation of human beings, but that’s not quite the case… just yet, anyways).
The theory of entanglement, from a writer’s perspective, or rather in a writer’s voice, is simply this: two particles having a direct relationship with each other, so that if you do something do particle A, particle B instantaneously feels the effects and changes. Their entanglement functions because of their polarity differences–so if particle A is charged positively, particle B will be the opposite, and so on. So what happens when you literally copy a particle and send it over to its entangled mate? It becomes that other particle. Just like that. You’re here. And then BOOM. You’re there. (You, as in a photon, that is).
Of course, we’re talking about light particles here, so again, it doesn’t apply to the heavy stuff (aka anything with density). So here’s to keeping our blinging cufflink wrists crossed that the funding keeps coming in to the CERN and other quantum-experimental facilities, so that science can keep making these new discoveries. Who knows what the “now” will bring in the future.
So some say the movie Drive was the best film of 2011 and here at Cufflinksman, we agree, wholeheartedly. An ideal mix of passion, violence, cars, intensity, and on-the-edge-of-your seat suspense, it is a perfect “date night” film, so as long as your date doesn’t have a squeamish stomach.
Defined as “neo-noir”, this film easily could of flopped had it not been for the acting. Yes, it’s action packed, but without Ryan Gosling’s and Mulligan’s brilliant character input, the movie would amount to a boring sack of potatoes. It also harbors some of the best cinematic scenes in the 21st century (think of the elevator scene, for instance).
And one couldn’t leave out the second best part of the film: the soundtrack. Most of the electro-new age/80s style/transient style beats were written and produced by Cliff Martinez. His beats take up a majority of the soundtrack album, but new electro-tech bands such as Desire, College, and even Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx sop up all the amazing points.
And don’t forget about this hypnotic, dance style mix by Desire:
The good news is, the film has recently been put up on Netflix. (whatt???) Yes they finally did something right. And totally worth the $8 a month, just for this film. You’ll thank us later.
…but for now, you’re welcome.