Other Ten Percent 10/23/13

Oct 23 2013

A good day for Dance Party work. I think this year’s party is going to turn out really great which is nice because I’m also, finally, getting kinda bored with the concept. I think it’ll be good to take a break from it after this year probably not going to pick it up again until the 80th anniversary of the War of the Worlds broadcast in 2018 or I get rich/famous enough to have somebody else scale it up for me. Whichever comes last.

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870,000 Toyotas Recalled Due to “Spider-Related Problem”
Happy Halloween everybody! Cars get recalled for spiders a lot it turns out so have fun thinking about that when you go to sleep tonight.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 21, 2013 at 08:30AM
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Processing 2.0, a short introduction
Processing is really coming up fast in the competition for programing language most likely to make my friends say “oh yeah I’ve really been meaning to learn that.”
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
October 21, 2013 at 11:39AM
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The true story about the woman who sued McDonald’s over hot coffee
Yeah whenever somebody explains what actually happened to that lady people tend to shut up about how unfair the legal decision was REALLY fast.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 21, 2013 at 03:18PM
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A machine making a chain (animated gif)
I think this is going to be my new away message to indicate I’m doing work and you should leave me alone.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 21, 2013 at 03:33PM
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40-hour work-week as a tool of emiserating economic growth
Designing the temporal spaces in which we live our life to define our behavior.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 21, 2013 at 04:00PM
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Fox News’s astroturfers who defend the network online with armies of fake identities
I like that the revelation that somebody has a bunch of people spamming comment sections is the official way to paint somebody as a servent of evil in the internet age. “I mean I know it’s not great they’re repressing homosexuals in Russia but they’ve got ASTROTURFERS!?! Something has to be done.”
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 21, 2013 at 07:05PM
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Camera cops: digital spying in Rio’s most dangerous slums…
Cameras are everywhere and it’s weirder than it is creepy (though it’s totally both).
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
October 22, 2013 at 12:01AM
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Missions to the Edge of Inner Space
I spent a lot of sunday playing with the Oculus Rift and came away…dizzy. I mean like, literally dizzy. The hardware wasn’t quite there yet (though this was a first generation Rift and I’ve been told a lot of my objections including low screen resolution and a slight lag in responding to head movement are fixed in more recent updates of the hardware) but my real objection was that most of what it was being used for a VR headset is actually awful for because the gaming convention is that your head movement is handeled by some sort of input and not actually moving your head and that’s STILL how these control because it’s just not convenient to literally turn your whole head around every time you need to change direction but it’s also totally disorienting to turn your head with a controller in a VR headset. I guess the point of this whole monologue is that this article did more to sell me on the Oculus Rift than years of Oculus Rift hype has managed.
via OMNI Reboot http://omnireboot.jerrickventures.com
October 22, 2013 at 03:00AM
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An illustrated history of projection-mapping
And with that I think I’m pretty much done with projection-mapping coverage until something really big comes along in that area.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
October 22, 2013 at 06:04AM
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GIF: the news-friendly movie format that just works
Everybody loves GIFs.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 22, 2013 at 06:06AM
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