Other Ten Percent 12/20/13

Dec 20 2013

Even after all these months I still find myself accidentally typing in the google reader address like it’s still a thing. I miss you buddy. Anyway, here are the links I found on another RSS reader like a traitor.
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Conic Sections: An Interview with Sol Yurick
And now a really long and really weird interview with one of the people behind The Warriors because…because.
via BLDGBLOG http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/
December 18, 2013 at 04:56PM
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DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s
The thing I think is weird about this headline is the suggestion that DARPA isn’t trying to build skynet now. DARPAs whole job is to build skynet! Just because we haven’t yet put the signifiers for 2010s robots into a terminator film doesn’t really change up that the job of the wing of the military focused on emerging technology is going to be to develop AI that can kill people.
via io9 http://io9.com
December 18, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Illustrations Visualize Cellular Networks in American Cities
Somehow this still doesn’t seem weird enough to capture how bizarre the format of a cell network. I do appreciate that it looks more like The Lawnmower Man than anything related to computers ever has since the release of that movie.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
December 18, 2013 at 12:25PM
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9 Everyday Items We Never Want to Have Connected to the Internet
Piercings and your toilet are the only things on this list I cannot absolutely guarantee will be connected to the internet before you die in a way where you’ll eventually just not even know how you ever lived without the convenience. I have no idea how shower-head made the list because the first person to create an internet enabled shower-head that figures out who’s using it (let’s go with “not a camera” for the recognition method) and automatically sets water temperature will win the Nobel Peace Prize. An internet connected cat just seems like common sense.
via io9 http://io9.com
December 18, 2013 at 10:37AM
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The Only Professional Advice I Have Worth Giving
This is simultaneously so depressing and so true.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
December 18, 2013 at 10:00AM
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Protect your alleged right to sleep on the couches of people you met on the Internet
I’d kinda rather we protect our slight chance at an economy where everybody I know didn’t have to sleep on some rando’s couch for a month every once in a while even when they make mid five figures but whatever sure let’s not have this taken away too.
via Wired: Beyond the Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
December 18, 2013 at 08:49AM
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Japan’s new island keeps growing
The Bond Villain real estate boom just keeps on expanding.
via io9 http://io9.com
December 18, 2013 at 07:40AM
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Robot-denying telemarketing robot may not actually be a robot
I got sent this by two separate people right after I locked in OTP yesterday and this explains a whole lot about my interactions with Time Warner first of all. It’s also…this is the kinda shit sci-fi novels never actually predict. This is truly and thoroughly strange and why the New Aesthetic keeps trying to make the projection mapped hologram door people a thing (I defy you to watch that video and think anything other than “boy that’s getting thrown out with the Christmas tree and some mid-level executive’s going to get shit-canned) and doesn’t seem to be absolutely fascinated by this is beyond me.
via io9 http://io9.com
December 18, 2013 at 06:40AM
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Why Is Tom Hiddleston Also Johnny Weir and Rufus Wainwright?
The Toast is asking the tough questions.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
December 18, 2013 at 07:00AM
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The Origins of Winter Holiday Traditions
Seriously. I’m going to get sick of these one day. Today is not that day.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
December 18, 2013 at 06:52AM
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