Other Ten Percent 10/28/13

Oct 28 2013

So now that the party’s over I’ve got a lot more time on my hands along with a hashtag with quite a few pictures from the party and a slow motion video of me setting a drink on fire. So that’s a solid outcome. Anyway I also have all of these links I can show you.

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The first Captain America 2 trailer is star-spangled awesomeness
I am kinda curious to see if the Avengers actully kinda energized all of the lesser Marvel movie franchises by really clarifying their lead characters (this is ESPECIALLY true of Thor where Loki was the stealth lead character and probably still is but Avengers figured out how to deal with Thor’s relationship with him better) or if it’s just let the trailers be way more batshit insane.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 24, 2013 at 09:05AM
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Wikipedia editor count down by a third
Wikipedia is dying because the white dudes that put themselves in charge of it have basically created all the arbitrary rules of a traditional encyclopedia and refuse to give up power and now nobody wants to show up to their party because they’re jerks. Whatever you do be sure not to extend this metaphor to anything else online or in real life since I’m sure you couldn’t find any analagous examples.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 24, 2013 at 09:50AM
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Sponsored Post: You Gotta Get More Diet Soda In You Real Bad
Other Ten Percent is being paid one whole nickle to wholeheartedly agree with The Toast that not drinking diet soda will probably lead to your death sooner rather than later.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
October 24, 2013 at 10:00AM
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Watch the surviving clips of the BBC’s Caves of Steel
We only have isolated clips of a 1960’s buddy cop show where one of the cops is a robot and the production values are awful and yet people still think there is a just and loving God. Try and figure that one out.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 24, 2013 at 11:52AM
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Worldwide Woofs and Other Animal Sounds Illustrated in Different Languages
Iceland: right on pop stars, right on the sound that dogs make.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
October 24, 2013 at 01:08PM
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A seagull does so much more in a day than you do
Holy shit seagull. Calm down. Seriously dude calm the hell down. Maybe if you were flying all over the flipping place so much you wouldn’t poop on people so often. This is what your life looks like when you literally don’t slow down to poop and it is exhausting just to watch on the internet.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 25, 2013 at 06:45AM
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Why Are Thousands of People Dreaming About This Man?
Still one of the best obviously untrue creepy stories on the internet. It’s one of those works of unreality where the basic gaps in the logic are clearly visible but you kinda want to fill them in because you want all dreams to be connected even if it’s only by one creepy looking dude.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 25, 2013 at 08:40AM
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Comcast’s HBO + Internet Plan Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For
The march of progress goes ever onward toward HBO Go just being a service you can sign up for.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
October 25, 2013 at 09:49AM
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So a year or two back I wanted to write a story from the point of view of teenagers in a near future where ubiquitous life-logging made resolving arguments with a factual record of who said what trivial and I wanted to discuss what that did to the sense of identity you create for yourself as a teenager but I was never quite able to articulate what I was trying to say with that premise until yesterday. That’s because yesterday Ted Chiang published a story that took that basic world and made my point much better than I ever could with a totally different premise. It’s seriously the best sci-fi short story I’ve read in years and it’s the first one I’ve read that seems to paint an accurate picture of what a world of constant surveillance is actually going to do to human society.
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So I’ve kinda gone back and forth on how I feel about the new Arcade Fire album since it started streaming on Thursday but for once I don’t have to bore you with 1000 words of my own writing on music I’m not sure about because Stereogum published an advanced review that covers everything I like about it (It’s meandering in a kind of awesome way! Arcade Fire aren’t taking themselves too seriously finally!) along with all my reservations (it’s meandering in a bad way too! The cultural reappropriation of Haiti still creeps me out!) and comes out with a generally possitive review that recognizes that the album isn’t a total masterpiece or anything.

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