Other Ten Percent 3/22/13

Mar 22 2013

Writing this one up quickly so I can get back to writing up a Gravity Falls script that I outlined this morning. Nikki won’t let me come back to the apartment until I finish it so I’ve kinda got to get a draft going so I can, you know, sleep.

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Short Documentary About Immediate Music, A Studio That Produces Scores for Movie Trailers
In a world where movie trailer scores are outlawed, only outlaws will make movie trailer scores. This isn’t that world though so what these guys do is perfectly legal.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
March 21, 2013 at 06:21AM
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‘On The Go’ Interactive Touchscreen Kiosks Coming to NYC Subways This Year
How far in the future do you think you’d have to set a short story to get set it in a time where these are all broken and outdated and useless? Because like I’m not 2014 cynical but I’m 2020 cynical.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
March 21, 2013 at 07:09AM
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Grumpy 1833 letter calls BS on car-maker’s extravagant claims
Both nerds and auto manufacturers have ALWAYS been terrible. Thought you might like to know.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
March 21, 2013 at 08:37AM
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Mapping a Year of Foursquare Check-Ins in New York City & Tokyo
Say what you will about Foursquare they’ve at least got their data visualization on lock.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
March 21, 2013 at 09:44AM
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Forty years of interface icons
Okay so this one is just a beyond the beyond link because I’m lazy. Like I agree with Sterling on this one (and I love that he talks up The Verge on Wired all the time lately) but it isn’t enough commentary to justify the click through. Sorry for the extra work but I swear the article justifies it.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
March 21, 2013 at 09:52AM
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Electroluminescent paint: like EL wire you apply with a brush
Man I wonder what the Sleep No More of this thing is going to be like because this is a trick that I’m going to be seeing all over the place in about 2 years and I can think of enough ways to use it that the ways I CAN’T think of are going to be really amazing.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
March 21, 2013 at 11:06AM
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San Francisco Hackerspace Noisebridge Celebrates 5 Years with Party & Benefit
I may be double booked for that evening but if I’m not then I’m totally in for this.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
March 20, 2013 at 03:26PM
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‘Tonight Show’ Plans to Move Back to NYC, Jimmy Fallon Slated to Succeed Jay Leno as Host
Man remember when the inevitability of this was like the nightmare scenario? Leno followed by Fallon is going to kill the Tonight Show. It wasn’t even all that long ago that I disliked Fallon AND gave a shit about the quality/status of the Tonight Show.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
March 20, 2013 at 04:50PM
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The gel that stops bleeding instantly
I can’t tell if this isn’t as impressive as it looks or if people keep underselling it. My guess is it’s too expensive for wide deployment and that’s why nobody gives a shit but if somebody figures out how to make it at scale for a reasonable amount of money this is going to revolutionize medicine.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
March 20, 2013 at 05:35PM
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“Since Sunday, a trio of Bitcoin apps have soared up Spain’s download charts, coinciding with news…”
Man when Bitcoin first showed up I kinda predicted it was going to become a big deal currency but I figured it had enough flaws that it was going to be something LIKE Bitcoin that crossed over. One more financial panic though and it may just end up being an actual honest to God currency.
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
March 20, 2013 at 11:00PM
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