Other Ten Percent 2/28/13

Feb 28 2013

Man it’s not even one and I’ve managed to get everything except one project (admittedly a big one) done for the day. If this keeps up tomorrow might actually be a relatively low key day of prep for the vacation. It…probably will not keep up. Anyway I found some links though and they’re fun.

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Read the US government’s rules for Yeti hunting from 1959
History and politics are so incredibly weird. Most coverage I’ve seen of this has had this weird sense of disappointment when they realize that this memo doesn’t ACTUALLY mean that the US Government believed in yetis. Doesn’t the fact that they were willing to pretend to just to make Nepal happy make for an even better story though?
via io9 http://io9.com
February 27, 2013 at 07:20AM
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Game world created with photogrammetry
Photogrammetry is a cool word. Try and use it at your next party or other large social gathering.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 27, 2013 at 08:30AM
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NASA has found a free particle accelerator floating in space
Just once I wish we’d discover something like this and figuring out a way to use it DIDN’T cost more than just building a giant particle accelerator in space.
via io9 http://io9.com
February 27, 2013 at 09:00AM
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3DPL Is the Perfect Beginner Programming Language for 3D Games
I’ve been keeping this one around in my RSS reader like I’m going to use it ever but…yeah I’m not. Maybe somebody else has the free time to try it though since it seems pretty neat.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
February 17, 2013 at 11:00AM
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You won’t believe how fast this supermassive black hole is spinning
Weirdly I found this hard to believe because it’s SLOWER than I would have assumed. Black holes are bizarre.
via io9 http://io9.com
February 27, 2013 at 11:00AM
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Casey Cripe’s “whole systems” collages and illustrations
I just think these look neat and have no other content of real value to add.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
February 27, 2013 at 11:43AM
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Swinging Through a Canyon on a 400 Foot Rope Swing
Meanwhile I think these people are insane and just watching them terrifies me. I think between the last three posts you can get a pretty decent picture of my personality without ever meeting me.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
February 27, 2013 at 10:50AM
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Extrapolation Factory Imagines the Future of the Dollar Store
The “making the future boring” part of design fiction is pretty much the only bit it does that I really enjoy.
via MAKE http://blog.makezine.com
February 27, 2013 at 11:00AM
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Game Over Tinies, A Morbid Video Game Alphabet in the Style of Edward Gorey
Posted for the Old Man joke alone.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
February 27, 2013 at 11:20AM
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Meanwhile, Nikki found a cool music video. The song isn’t great and the bit gets a little old but that’s why there’s a making of video for the video that’s even more entertaining!

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