Other Ten Percent 8/17/12

Aug 17 2012

Packing packing packing. Searching for apartments. Do do do do do do. Do do do do do do. This is my terrible song about finding a new place for me to live in next month. I may not really be selling it here on the internet but when I sing it in real life to the underground theme from Super Mario Brothers it’s my jam. Oh hey links on the internet aren’t a thing that have stopped happening.
The Non-Lethal Weapons Summit
Bruce Sterling really excels at finding things that are simultaneously utterly unbelievably bizarre and so obviously inevitable given the state of the world that I can’t believe I didn’t already just assume they existed.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
August 16, 2012 at 12:50AM
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“stove and frig included”?? okay AWESOME but is there a fridge too
Okay seriously what is up with Ryan North straight up stealing my life and what can I do to cash in on some of that sweet sweet webcomics money?
via Dinosaur Comics http://www.qwantz.com
August 16, 2012 at 04:58AM
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The strictly non-medical history of laughing gas [Secret History]
One of two secret history posts today and if you can believe it this is the much more dry and matter of fact one of the two.
via io9 http://io9.com
August 16, 2012 at 09:00AM
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The Visitor, A Functioning Robotic Alien Sculpture by Nemo Gould
Oh hey this thing is delightfully creepy. I want one but only to hide it in various places around my friend’s apartments to freak them out.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
August 16, 2012 at 09:00AM
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WYMM? ;)
I think this wins some sort of record for shortness of blog entry I’ve bothered to reblog but I can’t decide if I like the Hairpin’s commentary or the weird question itself more.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
August 16, 2012 at 10:00AM
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Remember when baseball players attacked the Sphinx in 1889? [Secret History]
Never forget.
via io9 http://io9.com
August 16, 2012 at 10:40AM
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Seven Psychopaths, A New Dark Comedy About a Kidnapped Shih Tzu
Okay hold up how come nobody told me Sam Rockwell was in this. I’m fairly certain I paid at least one of you to keep me appraised of everything Sam Rockwell was doing around the time Moon came out and whoever it was is NOT living up to their end of the bargain. I’m fairly certain you were drunk and I “paid” you by going to get you another drink but this is still breach of contract.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
August 16, 2012 at 12:57PM
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3-Ingredient Cocktail Recipe of the Summer
Aaaand I’ve officially found the cocktail for our housewarming party.
via Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/feedburnermain
August 16, 2012 at 01:15PM
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Behold the Atomic Cafe: Where Mad Max Would Get Wasted [Design]
Aaaand I’ve officially found the bar I would steal for our housewarming party if I was actually an eccentric millionaire.
via io9 http://io9.com
August 16, 2012 at 01:20PM
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Check ‘N Chew Foursquare-enabled gumball machine hands-on (video)
Okay so I’m not sure if it makes me a hypocrite to hate the thing yesterday but think this is fantastic and hate the facial recognition business from yesterday but I don’t think it does. It goes back to my old standby of how I really have no problem giving up my privacy if I get something for it. The fact that that something can be a gumball maybe says slightly too much about me though. Wait no! I have an excuse. It’s that this is opt-in instead of opt-out. Oh thank God I managed to make that work with the orthodox view. Now let us all pray to St. Cory Doctorow and St. Bruce Schneier
via Engadget http://www.engadget.com
August 16, 2012 at 02:59PM
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Once again I came up slight short on stuff I can grab directly from my Google Reader so instead let’s take a moment to take a look at Khan Academy getting a computer science section. I have just started poking at it so I’ve got no idea if it’s that great but the blog post and video about it certainly seem like they’re doing it all up right. More as the situation develops or something? I dunno.

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