Other Ten Percent 4/15/10

Apr 15 2010

Blarg. I am giving a lecture for a class this morning and I am teeeeense. Also since I’m actually writing this the night before I’ve still got some work to do on it so forgive me if this is somewhat rushed.

*New York* *Architecture*
Danger and Intrigue in Cortland Alley
http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=1935
So what fascinates me about geography and architecture, and what ScoutingNY is really good at, is this sense of a story in a totally static place. This is maybe the best example of that I’ve seen them do yet.

*Comics* *Evil*
Meet the Cuddliest Villains in Training You’ll Ever See
http://io9.com/5516644/meet-the-cuddliest-villains+in+training-youll-ever-see/gallery/
Io9 is correct as usual. They are freakin’ adorable.

*Space* *Anger*
Pluto Related Hate-Mail From Children
http://kottke.org/10/04/pluto-related-hate-mail-from-children
I love how upset people get about a ball of ice millions of miles away from us.

*Space* *Weirdness*
Mysterious Radio Waves Emitted From Nearby Galaxy
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18775-mysterious-radio-waves-emitted-from-nearby-galaxy.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news
There is a bizarre burst of energy moving at an apparent sideways velocity of four times the speed of light and science does not have a freaking clue what the hell it is. I love it when science has no clue what’s going on. Nothing against science, it just means it’s usually really interesting.

*Video Games* *Lasers*
Arduino Based Game Controlled by Laser Pointer
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/04/arduino-based_game_controlled_by_la.html
Why has nobody thought of this control scheme before? Okay I mean technically lots of people have but let me see the laser if it’s going to be controlled that way. The laser is always the best part!

*Energy* *Geography*
Shining Path
http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/coming-of-biogeobattery.html
Here is the post you requested where BLDGblog suggests making the soil into a gigantic battery.

*Music* *Awesome*
South Park’s Matt & Trey Launch Mormon Broadway Musical with Avenue Q Co-Creator
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/14/south-park-creators.html
I don’t care who I have to kill I’m getting preview tickets for this show.

*Animals* *Art*
A B Sea
http://kottke.org/10/04/a-b-sea
This is freakin adorable.

*Animals* *Conquering Death*
In The End, There Can be Only Jellyfish
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/14/in-the-end-there-can.html
Oh hey there’s a species of jellyfish that may be naturally immortal. Yet another reason Jellyfish FREAK ME THE FUCK OUT.

Webcomics Roundup
T-Rex has discovered the future of genre fiction.

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