Other Ten Percent 8/21/13

Aug 21 2013

Sorry for the lack of a Tuesday update. I kicked a lot of things around but I basically just found I didn’t really care about anything I was writing. I found like 4 things to be angry about on the internet and then slowly realized I’d been spending way too much time lately explaining why stuff online sucks so other people can share in the boredom I’ve developed from looking at my RSS reader for too long. Let’s try enjoying things instead.
Incredible 20-Second Tetris Game Must Be Seen To Be Believed
I really really like watching people who are absurdly good at Tetris. I…don’t really know why. I’m not really enthusiastic about the odds of e-sports ever really being an actual thing that actual humans care about but just watching somebody be that good at Tetris feels like maybe we’ve got a shot when the robots try and take over I guess?
via io9 http://io9.com
August 19, 2013 at 12:50PM
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“Florida prison officials say a computer “glitch” may be to blame for opening all of the doors at a…”
Speaking of robots taking over…Actually though I just find this fascinating because a big part of me thinks this is totally made up and “it was probably some weird computer glitch” is the new “a dog ate my homework.”
via The New Aesthetic http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/
August 19, 2013 at 08:00AM
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“At what other moment in history would it have been plausible for a serial killer to identify middle-aged white men as his most vulnerable targets?”
Yeah this article is really really good. The Atlantic’s longform stuff is just killing it lately.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com
August 19, 2013 at 07:30AM
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The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
Basically just a note to myself that I ought to be reading this if I’m writing a sci-fi show about law enforcement in the ubiquitous digital surveillance future.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
August 19, 2013 at 05:48AM
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Ewan Morrison: “Fiction in 2043, Peace After the Digital Revolution”
I’m pretty sure they’re still friends IRL but Sterling and Doctorow really seem to have figured out the other one is basically the avatar of everything endangering their way of life lately.
via Wired: Beyond the Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
August 19, 2013 at 05:55AM
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Is This Times Square Grate A Portal To Another Dimension?
I…how did I not know about this? Did everybody else know about this? How often does the fact that I wear headphones whenever I’m walking around prevent me from noticing an uncanny public art project? It’s…it’s not every time I go out is it?
via Scouting NY http://www.scoutingny.com
August 18, 2013 at 09:23PM
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History of film and broadcasting search engine
Man, I could see this being useful for the Dance Party at the End of the World.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
August 20, 2013 at 07:46AM
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did i start with “damn it, this database gets results” and build an entire comic around that? who can say, who can say
Another Dinosaur Comic in our continuing series: Sometimes Ryan North Basically Just Takes an AIM Chatlog From His Life and Makes it a Comic.
via Dinosaur Comics http://www.qwantz.com
August 20, 2013 at 05:02AM
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Takeshi Oga
And now, pretty drawings of weird alternate universes because I haven’t done that in a while.
via Lines and Colors: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts http://linesandcolors.com
August 19, 2013 at 08:16PM
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Aaaaaaand that’s only nine because I totally forgot to mention last week that Hood Internet released a new mixtape called Trillwave 3 and the first mashup on it is my new favorite thing.

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