Other Ten Percent 8/20/12

Aug 20 2012

So I’m still trying to get back to doing coding projects but the whole housing search/packing thing along with some new PCWorld work is keeping me fairly busy. Expect to see the coding projects back when I’ve got some extra free time again next month. I’ve got a few ideas backed up and I’m looking forward to working on them. Anyway for now you just get links. Links are good though.
How tall is the tallest possible building?
I think there’s 3-4 articles I’ve linked about this very topic before and I can’t say exactly why it fascinates me except for the very high odds that it will be totally wrong.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
August 17, 2012 at 06:33AM
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The strange quest for a universal, “Earth Standard” language [Secret History]
Universal languages are such a silly idea. Obviously communication can be standardized between all people in all situations. I can’t see any possible evidence that that might not work too well.
via io9 http://io9.com
August 17, 2012 at 02:50PM
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Futuristic Game of the Day
I want to play this right now. Also this seems like a way more viable format for a way to make people exercise than Nike+ has been so far.
via The Daily What http://thedailywh.at
August 18, 2012 at 09:30AM
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Make Cocktails with Unwanted Wine [Video]
What is this “unwanted” wine they speak of? Seriously though wine cocktails are good times.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
August 18, 2012 at 01:00PM
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Adorable Animals Being Adorable of the Day
Holy shit this is a new high point for how awesome otters are and that’s amazing.
via The Daily What http://thedailywh.at
August 18, 2012 at 04:00PM
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A novel that makes terraforming awesome again [Book Review]
I think maybe I’ve already said that I should read this novel but two reminders are better than one.
via io9 http://io9.com
August 16, 2012 at 06:37PM
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NYC’s Skyline
I really wish I could get a print of this thing for the new apartment.
via swissmiss http://www.swiss-miss.com
August 16, 2012 at 07:25PM
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Learn to Catch a Fish With Your Bare Hands [Outdoors]
I will never ever have any cause for this knowledge but my inner Ron Swanson is so happy to know it anyway.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
August 17, 2012 at 05:00AM
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Crowdfund a goddamn Nikola Tesla museum! [Crowdfund This]
I neglected to post it last week but then Caitlin was wise enough to contribute to this and 3 other people sent it my way. Let’s make a Tesla museum you guys.
via io9 http://io9.com
August 19, 2012 at 10:00AM
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Lights Out
I have no psychological context to know if augmented reality OCD is better or worse but the fact that somebody has gone to the trouble of making it exist is certainly interesting.
via The Daily What http://thedailywh.at
August 19, 2012 at 08:00PM
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