Other Ten Percent 11/19/12

Nov 19 2012

I have returned from Alex’s lovely wedding to San Francisco and I am currently making a really complex chicken recipe that I’m hoping works out well for me. I had a really good trip home that involved watching Amazing Spiderman (terrible) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (very good but depressing and has a few last act issues) and Men in Black 3 (inoffensive if utterly predictable from start to finish). Then I found all of these links for you guys and I hope you enjoy them.
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Tokyo Compression, Photos of Commuters in Overcrowded Tokyo Trains
I have been told that the trains in Tokyo have people hired to push people into the trains to make it socially acceptable for people to be stuffed into train cars like this. I find that totally weird on a whole lot of levels.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 18, 2012 at 08:59AM
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Bibliomat: a vending machine for random rare and antiquarian books (with satisfying clunk)
I like the execution here so much that I almost didn’t notice that I’m not totally sold on the idea in general.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 18, 2012 at 09:45AM
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Mashup of the Day: Miles Davis + LCD Soundsystem
I’m actually more impressed by the visuals of this than I am by the mashup itself which isn’t really that spectacularly hard to pull off since New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down is kind of stripped down enough to layer basically anything on top of it.
via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/
November 16, 2012 at 03:00PM
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Fresh Air on legalization and regulation of marijuana: “A Growth Industry”
I think the best sign that legalization is coming is that the media is starting to talk about pot without constantly treating it like a joke.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 15, 2012 at 12:41PM
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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic will be three half-hour-long real-time segments
While I am psyched for this I’m really confused why people are so amazed that it needs to be reported everywhere. “Aaron Sorkin is doing something structurally complex with his new movie” is basically “set report: someone dies in a Joss Whedon project.” Not only is it not that surprising for the personality involved it’s actually just…good writing.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 15, 2012 at 02:51PM
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Netflix original series House of Cards gets its first trailer (video)
Man I really hope Netflix manages to pull off an amazing straight to the web series because I feel like that’s basically all we need for a tipping point.
via Engadget http://www.engadget.com
November 15, 2012 at 03:49PM
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How to Listen to Real Spy Broadcasts Right Now
Lifehacker’s spy week is just full of amazing stuff like this but I think this is the one that actually wins.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
November 16, 2012 at 04:00AM
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Kill the Password
Yeah passwords have been a really terrible form of security for half a decade now so this is about the time on the curve where we’d notice. In another five or so years we’ll probably do something about it.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 16, 2012 at 07:07AM
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County-by-county voting maps for the past 112 years
Be the Nate Silver you want to see in the world.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
November 16, 2012 at 07:42AM
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World’s fastest and most totally amazing piano juggler
Look guys, David Lynch took up juggling! Alternate punchline from Nikki: Huh, I might actually like this next Tim Burton movie.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 18, 2012 at 08:49AM
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