Fine Art Taco Photography.
Kitteh and Pip of the early-1900s century comix classic Laugh Out Loud Cats get in on all that bloggy flowchart action. I bet they'd like the Fine Art Tacos, too.
Movie posters for Oscar shoo-in Mr. Woodcock are swipes from the earlier Matt Stone and Trey Parker ballsploitation classic, BASEketball. Ever-observant Sean Bonner called it first.
Here is a Los Angeles Times article about Wired NextFest in which I come clean about my long-running love affair with a robot named Keepon. Come to think of it, he sort of looks like two balls smushed together, too. .
John Schwartz has a great piece in the NYT on system breakdowns -- he starts out with the recent airline system clusterfck at LAX that stranded 17,000 passengers on planes for hours one day, after computers for the United States Customs and Border Protection agency went down and stayed down for nine hours. "Hackers? Nope. Though it was the kind of chaos that malevolent computer intruders always seem to be creating in the movies, the problem was traced to a malfunctioning network card on a desktop computer."
WSJ article by Lee Gomes asks whether sonic technology limitations in iPods and MP3s are wrecking popular music.
Why is it important to pay attention to crackpot inventors? Jer Falludi at Worldchanging offers insights on how to spot value in kooky creations. Also my tinfoil beanie thong and matching steampunk buttplug can cure cancer, pls send money order for blueprints and investment plan.
Here is a freaky 28-second video clip in which an animated, 4-legged, headless naked ladybody crawls like a crab across a living room. NSFW I guess, but it's less than half a minute so your boss probably won't catch you anyway.
DeBeers uses zeppelins (oh sorry, "semi-rigid manned aerostats") to sniff out diamonds with gravity measuring devices.
"Lick Me in the Ass" is a canon in B-flat major composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Is Bin Laden As Tall As Bigfoot?
Judge Dredd trufan Kevin Goldsmith, who has a magnificent ZZ Top beard, built himself a costume and bike based on the Judge Dredd movie.
(Thanks, susan mae, nat, Loren "Cryptomundo" Coleman, Adam "Ape Lad" Koford, Andrew "Rocketboom" Baron, Susannah "Reverse Cowgirl" Breslin, Alex "Worldchanging" Steffen, PJ Holden)
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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