Hopefully They Never Make a Robot That Angrily Throws Controllers
From Nusciance To Monument - While it's basically a billboard for a gated community that stuck around long enough for everyone to love it, the Hollywood sign does show that beloved landmarks don't always start that way. For every planned monument, there's more than a few that happen by accident.
Relive The Greatness of Five Minutes Ago
Considering that foundational American culture is based on deifying the founders, it shouldn't surprise me that navel-gazing is a national past time. We're about two decades into online culture, and it appears the most prominent business is staring lovingly at the past. Facebook groups that celebrate midcentury America, Tumblr blogs . . .
Ethics In Music Journalism Sounds Like An Emo Band
Universe's Earliest Stars Detected Via Faint Signals - A look at the signals pointing to the earliest signs of star formation.
Though the data is early, this is a neat bit of science using radio telescopes.
Why Can I Only Type Words Backwards? -Why can I only type words backward? - Stuff like this is why I love the internet. Who wouldn’t . . .
Embrace The Weird Math Could Be A Talking Heads Song
Why You Don't Need A New Phone - A manifesto for the "good enough." While I don't decry anyone for wanting to have the new hotness, it is important to remember that if your current set up is working, you don't need to upgrade.
Once More Into The Breach Nerds - A vote short, this plan restores Net Neutrality. FtF and EFF . . .
Someone Should Do A Word Cloud On Android Vs. iPhone Users
A Crash Course In Animation's Past - The history of animation before and through Walt Disney.
Mining Conclusions From The Data - When you read reports on studies, there are red flags that stand out. Derek Lowe is an organic chemist whose blog In The Pipeline makes an exceptional meta-commentary on science news, especially the . . .
Wondering When Someone Will Want To Preserve The Burger King Xbox Games
The Internet From Space - Elon Musk debuts another step in his world domination plan. If he shaves his head and starts fighting an alien superhero, I wouldn’t be all that surprised.
Smart Cities Is Just A Buzzword - Bruce Sterling on why Smart Cities are a sham.
How To Write About Cyber Security - A style guide to cybersecurity writing.
I keep Worrying That I Published One Of These With 2017 In The Title
Intel Hides Its Mistakes From The Man - MacRumors has a story that Intel hid the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities from the US Government until they were widely reported to the public. This entire affair is going to hurt the company for a long time regarding public trust, though their dominant market position likely means they won't . . .