Other Ten Percent 2/19/13

Feb 19 2013

My birthday happened you guys! It was pretty great. I got gifts and went drinking with friends and had a pretty spectacular dinner thanks to Nikki. I will probably have another one this evening with my parents!
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Severely cheap geo-engineering
Yeah just some random rich dude doing this is…terrifyingly plausible.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
February 15, 2013 at 11:04AM
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The Last Barfighter, A Beer-Dispensing Arcade Game
When somebody first said “barcade” to me this is basically what I imagined. I like it a great deal more than the actual barcade in Williamsburg.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
February 15, 2013 at 11:33AM
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New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual (1970)
I think this was in my RSS reader just to show it to Nikki but then I forgot to do that so now you all get to see it. Lucky you though because it’s cool.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
February 15, 2013 at 11:40AM
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Medieval Mass Media
The only truly interesting article on the pope’s resignation that I’ve read this week.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
February 15, 2013 at 10:28AM
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6 videos of the Siberian meteor, synchronised by the New York…
The Russian meteor story isn’t cool enough on its own so maybe we should add in some ubiquitous recording to the scene.
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
February 15, 2013 at 12:32PM
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“Netflix’s data indicated that the same subscribers who loved the original [House of Cards] also…”
This is like that chapter of Fast Food Nation where they went to the flavor lab and all of the framing was supposed to make me feel terrified and angry about what an abomination this all was and instead I just found it super interesting.
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
February 18, 2013 at 01:36AM
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“This stuff” is a “ digital mermaid…
You know, the new media tech fashion stuff probably would have gotten this thing a spot by itself but then they added sharky cryssals to the equation.
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
February 18, 2013 at 06:24AM
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Well I’ll be watching this experiment closely.
via Warren Ellis http://www.warrenellis.com
February 18, 2013 at 07:00AM
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Some of the World’s Spookiest Ghost Towns
Ghost Towns! It seems like the summer of ghosts is coming back around. Don’t worry though I’m not going to try and make that happen again.
via io9 http://io9.com
February 14, 2013 at 04:23PM
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Also the JV Club podcast with Tig Notaro that was probably my favorite show of Sketchfest is now online! Thankfully they mixed the audio levels pretty well so you can hear Tig Notaro being funny but can only barely hear my really loud laughter.

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