Other Ten Percent 11/26/12

Nov 26 2012

Oh man you guys I had so much free time this weekend I basically had no idea what to do and panicked and just played video games. I also found these links for you though and now I’m going to write about them for you.
70-year old wartime cipher uncracked
There is a part of me whenever a story like this comes along that wants to dedicate years of my life to solving it to prove some sort of latent mathematical genius. Of course, it’s much faster to just feel in the deepest part of my soul that I COULD do it. Success rate is much higher as well.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 23, 2012 at 07:10AM
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Horror Movie Daycare
Alright then, this is more than just competently done.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 23, 2012 at 09:56AM
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Breaking a 18th C cipher reveals hidden history of Freemasonry and freethought
See, it’s stuff like this that makes me want to break the crazy unbreakable ciphers.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 23, 2012 at 10:11AM
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1951 Harwell Dekatron, The Oldest Original Working Digital Computer
How long do you think it’ll be until this ends up on the dead media beat portion of Beyond the Beyond?
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 23, 2012 at 10:24AM
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Analyze Stanley Kubrick
Oh look you guys it’s an incredibly long analysis of a movie I like. Yes I think I will link to that.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
November 23, 2012 at 02:50PM
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What Disneyland’s “awkward transitions” teach us about signaling changes with physical cues
These were always my favorite parts of Disney parks actually because when they did it right it was kinda like the two sections of the park were trying to occupy the same space.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 24, 2012 at 06:15AM
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Stay Puft Marshmallow Baby
Oh my God if I ever have an infant around I am dressing them as a giant monster every Halloween and putting appropriate action figures around their room. Godzilla, the Iron Giant. I will totally run out of years with an infant before I run out of ideas.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 24, 2012 at 11:22AM
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The Urban Aeronautics AirMule is a compact, unmanned,…
Ooooooh Ben Bashford is posting a ton of weird looking military hardware.
via Ben Bashford – Notebook of Things http://journal.benbashford.com/
November 24, 2012 at 02:17PM
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De Stijl, Dutch for “The Style”, also known as…
Digitizing journals and magazines I never read is one of the good side effects of the death of print media.
via Ben Bashford – Notebook of Things http://journal.benbashford.com/
November 25, 2012 at 05:30AM
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As if mannequins weren’t creepy enough already, now some spy on you as you shop
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
via io9 http://io9.com
November 25, 2012 at 10:00AM
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