Other Ten Percent 10/26/12

Oct 26 2012

Woooo party prep is in full swing. Woooo lightning round. Woooo links!
How I Automated the Boring Parts of Life
Man I kind of want to shut down a few of my recurring online bills and give this stuff a try. I’m not entirely sure if it would really be that useful for me to do all of this but I’m kind of shocked by how cheap the personal assistant bit is…and how expensive mechanical turk is.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
October 25, 2012 at 02:00PM
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How Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology works
Well this kind of stuff is right up my alley lately isn’t it?
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 25, 2012 at 02:01PM
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Styleblaster, A Real-Time Fashion Blog That Critiques People Walking Down The Street in Brooklyn
I can’t decide if this is better or worse now that people have started gaming the system and actually performing for the camera.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
October 25, 2012 at 02:28PM
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Paul Krugman’s introduction to the Folio Society’s beautiful edition of the Foundation trilogy
Okay so Krugman’s spoken before about how much he loves Foundation but man these editions are freaking gorgeous.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 24, 2012 at 05:59PM
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The Central Park Five
How did I not know I was seeing this all over the place lately because it was a new Ken Burns jam? Also, how is this a new Ken Burns jam?
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
October 25, 2012 at 05:45AM
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Why do kids cover their eyes when they’re hiding?
Child psychology is deeply fascinating. There’s something deeply weird about the sort of knowledge that is the basic stuff everybody “knows” before they actually learn anything.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
October 25, 2012 at 06:21AM
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Aviation vulnerability: Scan boarding passes to discover if you’re in for deep screening; print new barcodes if you don’t like what you find
Oh hey airline security is a farce. Who knew besides everybody?
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 25, 2012 at 08:00AM
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Massive Secrets of The Hobbit — Revealed!
Lauren went to the Hobbit set and didn’t tell anybody. She also did awesome drawings because they didn’t let her take pictures.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 25, 2012 at 09:00AM
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How we work
So I no longer want to copy other peoples productive working methods because that shit always breaks down for me after a week but I still love reading about all of it.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
October 25, 2012 at 10:20AM
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Intricate Cardboard Sculptures by Daniel Agdag
Weird media are the new weird content.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
October 25, 2012 at 12:26PM
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