Other Ten Percent 9/19/12

Sep 19 2012

Today was one of those weird days where I got a lot done but none of that stuff is actually finished so it feels like I did absolutely nothing. Then I ate too much. This has been David’s Boring Personal Diary With Some Links Also. Now, enjoy these links.
Meet Lady Cop, the most underrated comic book hero of all [Holy Crap Wtf]
Unlike io9 I vastly prefer the 1940’s Lady Cop continually shocks both men and boys alike (the only two types of people there are) by being both a cop and a lady. The 60’s one who exists seemingly only to combat crimes caused by insufficient knowledge of STIs is a little didactic for me.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 18, 2012 at 10:20AM
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Russia admits to having ‘trillions of carats’ worth of diamonds hidden in an asteroid crater [Geology]
Somehow that headline reads as WAAAAAAAAAY more comic book like than the entirety of the panels from Lady Cop.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 18, 2012 at 12:00PM
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How Romney’s “47 percent” percolated through the internet, and became a viral political moment
So it is weird to me that the classism here is what everybody latches on to because I kinda thought the racism was much more damning than the 47% part but even more weird and interesting than either of those things is the story of how the video came to be and how it “broke” months after it was recorded and well after other news sources had picked up bits and pieces of it. While I’m sure some will see conspiracy in the timing of all this (in fact poking around news sites today some people already have) I think it’s just a fascinating look at how journalism works and how framing and expectations recontextualize something as news or not news.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 18, 2012 at 07:43AM
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Read the first chapter of Iain M. Banks’ new Culture novel, The Hydrogen Sonata [Book Excerpt]
I keep meaning to get into the Culture novels and this new one actually seems like a really great place to start.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 18, 2012 at 08:00AM
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What do I want in a doctor?
Sooooo it turns out Steinbeck was awesome. This should be shocking to basically nobody.
via Letters of Note http://www.lettersofnote.com/
September 18, 2012 at 08:42AM
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iTurntable Digital Music Dock
Oh look, somebody bothered to actually add some function to their retro-fetishizing form. That came off as way more dismissive than I meant it. I am genuinely shocked and impressed that that happened.
via MAKE http://blog.makezine.com
September 18, 2012 at 02:00AM
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No Place Like Home GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox “I was…
Meanwhile I am loving the function of this but I’m a little bit sick of kitschy DIY impractical forms that just show off what we can do with the hardware if we don’t have to care about usability.
via Ben Bashford – Notebook of Things http://journal.benbashford.com/
September 18, 2012 at 02:13AM
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An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things by Dennis…
And yet I find myself fascinated by this thing so maybe I’m just grumpy.
via Ben Bashford – Notebook of Things http://journal.benbashford.com/
September 18, 2012 at 02:50AM
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Book trailer for “This Machine Kills Secrets,” about Wikileaks
Let’s talk about what it means that this really intelligent sounding book on Wikileaks, the open secrets movement and tech secrecy seems somehow horribly out of date when it’s referring to events that are AT MOST 2 years in the past.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 18, 2012 at 04:10PM
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New Sifl and Olly episodes from Liam Lynch
I keep forgetting to post that Sifl & Olly is back on OTP instead of just on my Facebook. They are back you guys! This episode has a song about the deadly panda making it the third best new song after Motherfucking Pie and the title track from new fake music game “Slap Dat Ass: Beat Jams.”
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 18, 2012 at 03:46PM
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