The lovely looping GIFs of artist Andrew Ohlmann

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Andrew Ohlmann makes "short animated loops and sketches and other stuff as well."

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Otter cuddle puddle

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Shared on reddit/awwww by kilonad. "Asian small-claw otters cuddling at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington."

What's original? Cloning games versus making games


Raph "Theory of Fun" Koster has a wonderful, readable, theory-rich article that helps unpick the discussion about when a game is a clone of another game, when it's a skin, when it's a variant, and when it's a new game.

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EU wants Google to extend "right to be forgotten" to global users


Right now, Google blocks "forgotten" articles on EU versions of its site.

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Microscope photographs of alcohol drinks

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Smithsonian writes about BevShots, a company that sells microscope photographs of the crystallized form of alcoholic beverages, like tequila, above, and white wine and scotch, seen below.

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SDCC and gender: Bechdel Testing Comic-Con

Dave writes, "This year, for its annual Comic-Con issue, San Diego Citybeat views the convention through the lens of the Bechdel Test. The altweekly is free on stands throughout the city."

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Disrupting elections with Kickstarter-like campaigning apps


The UK parliamentary farce over #DRIP showed us that, more than any other industry, the political machine is in dire need of disruption.

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Leaked manual shows how US agencies put millions on "suspected terrorist" list


The 166 page "March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance" was jointly authored by 19 agencies, and has been released in full on The Intercept.

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Pirate Bay traffic doubles over three years


It's probably the most censored site on the Internet, blocked by national firewalls all over the world, but more people use it every day.

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Auction: Elvis's 1963 Rolls with phone

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Elvis's 1963 Rolls Royce, complete with this car phone, will be auctioned off next month with an expected hammer price of $200,000 - $300,000.

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Oral:phabet

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“Oral:phabet,” a 3D typeface exploring the expressive capability of the human mouth. Takayuki Ogawa, Japan, 2013.

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The GIF Connoisseur

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A tumblog of greatness, filled with GIFs of greatness: thegifconnoisseur.tumblr.com.

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Tumblrers' epic snarky responses to "No Wifi Talk to Each Other" sign


It starts with "NO 'TELEPHONES'. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER, SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM, PRETEND IT'S 1860, LIVE."

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A 'Hack' logo, made of 7,600 LEGO bricks in 24 hours

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7,600 LEGO bricks, 24 straight hours. Artist Alice Lee, who was previously namedropped (Boing-dropped?) on this blog, created this absolutely stunning typographic study in LEGO for Dropbox’s 2014 Hack Week.

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Saving Room for Cats: a Tumblog of Greatness

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"Men love to take up so much space and spread their legs while sitting down but it's because they're saving room for cats! Duh!" savingroomforcats.tumblr.com.

[HT: theremina.tumblr.com]