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Video game graphics, explained in gruff Estuary English. Part 2 below! Read the rest
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"Dystopian" films often depict an otherwise appealing future ruined by uncontroversial woes such as totalitarian government and environmental apocalypse. Read the rest
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In the UK, at least, the marketing of self-conscious sleaze ’n’ sexism at a narrow teenage male market is what made Sega uncool in the early-mid 1990s—especially to teen boys. Here's one of their ads from the time, where "Sega CD" is enunciated as "Sega Seedy":
Beijing resident Zou Yi set out to illustrate the pollution problem in the city' by taking the same photo, at the same time each day, and creating a mosaic of the resulting images. The result is an unsettling mix of sunlit color and monochrome doomscapes.
"Like a lot of people," he said in an interview with CEN, "I forget [PM2.5] readings as soon as I read them. A picture is worth a thousand words. If you see the same place, at the same time over a full year, the quality of the air becomes perceptible immediately."
You can follow Zou on Weibo.
DC Comics' lawyers object to the new design, for some reason! Read the rest
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The London Borough of Camden has a new weapon in its eternal fight against dog poo: pink spray paint. The idea is to embarrass dog owners who fail to pick up after their animals—and they've offered cans of paint to local residents who wish to participate in the program.
The mess will not be subsequently cleaned up, officials say, to ensure that the highlighted excrement remains as much a public eyesore as possible.
"It's about embarrassing the people who aren't picking up the poo after their dogs," Camden's cabinet member for the environment, Sally Gimson, told the Evening Standard. "The whole point is really to embarrass dog owners who are doing it to say 'we have noticed you've done it and you shouldn't be doing it'."
According to Childrens' BBC, Staffordshire council tried the same trick in 2010, as did a community group in Warminster and at least one other city. West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, is also painting poo pink.
Note: if your poo is pink, lay off the pepto-bismol cocktails.
The beloved character of childrens' book and animated feature film has been banned from a Polish playground. Read the rest
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Rob Beschizza presents these delightful and unexpected finds in the long-running saga of female humiliation and slavery.Read the rest
Ruining her life? Manufacturing lies? Going after her family? Apparently it’s all part of what Uber has described as its “political campaign” to build a $30 billion (and counting) tech company. A campaign that David Plouffe was hired to “run,” that’s looking more like a pathetic version of play acting House of Cards than a real campaign run by a real political professional. Because step one of an illegal smear campaign against a woman is: Don’t brag about it to a journalist at a party.
The woman in question? The woman that this Uber executive has vowed to go to nearly any lengths to ruin, to bully into silence? Me. ... And lest you think this was just a rogue actor and not part of the company’s game plan, let me remind you Kalanick telegraphed exactly this sort of thing when he sat on stage at the Code Conference last spring and said he was hiring political operatives whose job would be to “throw mud.” I naively thought he just meant Taxi companies. Let me also remind you: This is a company you trust with your personal safety every single time you use it. Let me also remind you: The executive in question has not been fired.
Lacy reports that Michael called her personal cellphone after Buzzfeed's story broke, wanting to speak off the record. If that beggars belief, consider that the call itself perhaps made the point he wanted to make.
There are also the less expensive models, too. [via Uncrate]
The Analogue NEO is an all-in-one NEOGEO Arcade System. It is handcrafted in the USA from 100% ash and finished through a process of ebonizing.We designed the Analogue NEO to have all of the original features of an SNK Big Red MVS cabinet, including the ability to use the original, physical memory card. The Analogue NEO is compatible with modern HDTVs and old school CRTs and PVMs. From the memory card, Seimitsu buttons and joystick, to the original SNK MV1C motherboard - the Analogue NEO is the ultimate all-in-one portable arcade system.
by Christmas 2014
Original SNK MV1C (no emulation)
Video: RGB, Component, S-Video & Composite
Audio: Stereo Sound
Original Seimitsu Joystick and buttons in the classic NEOGEO colors.
Memory Card Adapter (2 switchable memory banks, compatible with all NEOGEO systems)
Analogue NEO system
AV Cable of your choice (RGB/SCART, Component, or S-video & Composite) Power Supply
Size & Weight