Other Ten Percent 9/6/12

Sep 06 2012

I now have a stable internet connection and a 50 inch television with a media center box that to plays basically every video I’ve ever downloaded. The new apartment is now basically ready for visitors though we could get rid of a few more boxes and there’s still a coffee table to find at some point. Anyway high speed internet sure made finding these links earlier.
Parasomnias: life-threatening nightmares
Turns out you can genuinely die of sleep. Goodnight anybody that’s still up when they’re reading this.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 05, 2012 at 12:33PM
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Actually Political Political Ads
Wawro sent me this early this morning and I kept it open to poke around when the internet got installed. Glad I did too since it’s genuinely great.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
September 05, 2012 at 06:30AM
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A history of dubstep
First there was Wub then there was WUB WUB WUB. The end.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 05, 2012 at 09:32AM
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HOWTO protect yourself from ATM skimmers
I was going to make a “vital information for your every day life” joke and then I realized it actually kinda was vital information for your everyday life and then I got sad.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 05, 2012 at 10:00AM
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David Byrne and St. Vincent, “Who”
So this video is adorable and delightful but the real story here is that the entire album is streaming on NPR. Had kind of a busy day but if even half the tracks are as good as Who it should be pretty great.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
September 05, 2012 at 02:30AM
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Opening titles from David Fincher’s films
As a pretty big David Fincher fan I would have found this fascinating anyway but you have to admit even the dude’s mediocre movies have some pretty remarkable titles.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 05, 2012 at 06:04AM
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Explore the strange lands of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest with a new map and interactive atlas! [Infinite Jest]
I think I’ve linked to this before but I haven’t seen it in action before and it’s pretty damn awesome.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 05, 2012 at 07:30AM
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Philanthropic Ringer of the Day
Finally, somebody around here actually uses their physics knowledge for the forces of good.
via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/
September 04, 2012 at 03:30PM
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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the library of the Royal Society
Aaaaaand this is what knowledge work looks like in the 21st century. I actually like this a lot but I can understand it depressing the hell out of somebody.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 05, 2012 at 02:13PM
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Is Homestuck the Ulysses of the internet?
No lie, I almost made a comparison to Homestuck and Infinite Jest in my Game On story I wrote about the comic’s successful Kickstarter but I decided everybody would think I was silly.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 05, 2012 at 02:27PM
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