Monday, May 31, 2010

The Density of Smart People (The Atlantic)
(Oklahoma City just isn't going to like this)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

When I Am King (burnt wood stop motion animation, by Sverre Fredriksen

Thursday, May 27, 2010

MY DESK IS 8-BIT from alex varanese on Vimeo.

My Desk is 8-bit
 Buck creates a world using Sherwin Williams paint chips
Big Pharma does good (well... at least this once):  Glaxo is open-sourcing their malaria drug research.
Typing on a one handed keyboard is surprisingly easy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gary Foshee, a collector and designer of puzzles from Issaquah near Seattle walked to the lectern to present his talk. It consisted of the following three sentences: "I have two children. One is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability I have two boys?"

Friday, May 21, 2010

Why so many people refuse to believe the truth (New Scientist)
Part of a series on Living in Denial

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congress has made BP's oil leakage video feed public and is posting on (it's currently getting slammed, and may time out).  BP had previously denied congress access to the feed, but was forced to do so.
Here's an especially ugly vid-cap from earlier in the month showing oil gushing into the gulf at the sea floor. 
Meanwhile, Haliburton's CEO, whose company was also involved in the accident, announced to shareholders this morning that they wouldn't have to pay a dime to cover damages from the environmental catastrophe.

Cyclist Floyd Landis, after years of maintaining his innocence against doping charges, now admits to having spent $90,000 per year on outlawed performance enhancing drugs. He's also dropping the dime on former teammates, including Lance Armstrong.  LiveStrong, indeed.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Seriously: What would you think of someone who sported this?

Monday, May 17, 2010

 A collection of good punk photos from MRR (as posted on Wired).  Anything that leads off with the Mummies is A-OK.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The 50 Greatest Samples in Hip-hop History
With full original songs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Putting old-school Joules on an Electric Enfield (Wired)

Friday, May 07, 2010

A history of the Fallout Shelter Sign

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Publishing meets crowdsourcing: 48 Hours Magazine is attempting to create, write, photograph, edit, and publish a magazine in 48 hours.

Here's how it works: Issue Zero begins May 7th. We'll unveil a theme and you'll have 24 hours to produce and submit your work. We'll take the next 24 to snip, mash and gild it. The end results will be a shiny website and a beautiful glossy paper magazine, delivered right to your old-fashioned mailbox. We promise it will be insane. Better yet, it might even work.