Other Ten Percent 5/27/10

May 27 2010

Good news everyone, I have an apartment starting next month!¬†Excitement! I have some links for all of you because you don’t all get new apartments.

*Technology* *Biology*
First Human “Infected with Computer Virus”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10158517.stm
Okay so this is obviously just a publicity stunt but I’ll be damned if it isn’t working for me.

*Legos* *Complexity*
Awesome GBC (Great Ball Contraption)
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/05/awesome_gbc_great_ball_contraption.html
I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this before because it’s amazing.

*Fiction* *Science Fiction*
New Fiction: “The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening”
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/26/new-fiction-the-jamm.html
Man, the premise for the next Cory Doctorow book sounds super rad.

*Science Fiction* *Incredibly Hot Women*
Christina Hendricks: Sultry Music-Video Future-Droid
http://io9.com/5548103/christina-hendricks-sultry-music+video-future+droid
Joan Holloway will be in the sci-fi themed video for the first Broken Bells single. DJ Dangermouse is once again the most brilliant musician on the planet.

*Film* *Comedy*
Airplane! Side by Side with Original 50s Flick
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/26/airplane-side-by-sid.html
I did not know that Airplane was based on anything so specific.

*Architecture* *Pictures*
Quick Links 11
http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/quick-links-11.html
BLDGBlog Quick Links posts are like alternate universe versions of Other Ten Percent.

*Geography* *Photography*
World Atlas of Flickr Geotaggers
http://flowingdata.com/2010/05/25/world-atlas-of-flickr-geotaggers/
This is super pretty for geotagging data.

*Make Believe* *Robots*
Giant Cardboard Robot Suit
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/05/giant_cardboard_robot_suit.html
Everything about this is awesome. It’s what robots at the Ren Fair should become some day.

*Animation* *Process*
Animating a Blockbuster: How Pixar Built Toy Story 3
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/05/process_pixar/all/1
I really love coverage of how insanely detail oriented Pixar animators are. Like I try and get a hold of the DVDs of all the Pixar films just to watch the inevitable DVD extra feature about the insane amount of detail they put into say, Violet’s hair in The Incredibles, or the lighting in Finding Nemo.

Webcomics Roundup
Dinosaur Comics asks a perfectly reasonable question about hummingbirds.

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