Other Ten Percent 2/15/13

Feb 15 2013

Happy day after valentines day everybody! I hope you all have elaborate plans to celebrate my birthday on Sunday. Even if you don’t plan on seeing me this weekend. Also I hit 10 links exactly going through my RSS reader and I’m not going to look that gift horse in the mouth. Expect no OTP on Monday since it’s a holiday and I’ll be taking the day off as a birthday present. I’ve kinda needed a little OTP break for a while now.
Watch as robots and androids portray themselves in this futuristic stage show
Soooo here’s a weird thing about this gimmick that I realized when I thought about it for a second: we were better at this bit 50 years ago with audio-animatronics and we’re now purposefully having robots be less capable actors in order to point out that they’re robots. That’s weird.
via io9 http://io9.com
February 14, 2013 at 08:20AM
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400 Years: a game where you strategically wait in order to overcome obstacles
So I do a thing for PCWorld called Free Game Friday every week where I pick five browser games and write a little about them. 400 years is my favorite pick from this week and I’m glad it’s getting more attention. It’ll take you all of half an hour to play and it’s really entertaining so I suggest giving it a try even if you don’t like games.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 14, 2013 at 09:18AM
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Autodesk’s 123D Creature lets you design and order 3D prints of monsters you design
Kids toys are so much cooler than when I was a kid and I will never stop being jealous.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 14, 2013 at 09:29AM
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History of container urbanism
I wonder if William Gibson ever feels this guilty about accidentally causing the existence of like 1000 stores in shipping containers. It seems more like a Sterling jam but you never really know.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
February 14, 2013 at 09:48AM
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“A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable is the…
Infrustructure tourism is the new…actually it’s just new. I mean I guess you could make a Hover Dam argument but nobody’s going to this thing for the scale.
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
February 14, 2013 at 11:12AM
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We can’t stop watching Kyle MachLachlan dance the Twin Peaks Harlem Shake
Okay so we’re done with the Harlem Shake now…and Twin Peaks nostalgia too. Sorry guys but we have to use this stuff responsibly or else we’ll have to be done with Kyle MachLachlan and I think we all know what a tragedy that would be.
via io9 http://io9.com
February 14, 2013 at 11:15AM
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1967: The year we thought we made contact
Man, of course we thought pulsars were aliens when we discovered them. Why did that never occur to me before? Also, it turns out we’re totally prepared for contact with alien life? It’s weird how more sci-fi doesn’t bring that up.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 14, 2013 at 11:20AM
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Vintage snapshots of wild weather
Crazy weather happened in the past too and I think we all know how tragic it is that we weren’t able to projection map any of it.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 14, 2013 at 11:23AM
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Everything You Need to Know About Tomorrow’s Close Shave With an Asteroid
Odds are good that by the time you read this we will have been not hit by an asteroid.
via io9 http://io9.com
February 14, 2013 at 12:00PM
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Tesla releases logs it says prove NYT reviewer faked review
So Elon Musk is…kinda crazy. We all know this. I’m not even sure I’m on his side with the data here but I do find it super interesting that there are enough on-board logs for you to just mount a counter-review of your car now when somebody rags on it. 
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 14, 2013 at 07:12AM
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