Project Seen

June 27th, 2015

Project "Seen": a typeface that redacts your words as you type them.

Not a Secret

[Via Subtraction.com]

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'Isn't it irresponsible filmmaking to teach young people in the audience that they can survive throwing electrical objects into the water the way Jay does?'

June 6th, 2015

Someone has been thinking about It Follows just a tad too much:

And for a horror film, there are surprisingly few deaths. Apart from the mystery girl's death that opens the film (we never find out how she related to the rest of the characters), the other main on-screen death is Greg, killed in his bedroom. Given that the creature walks toward the victim until it reaches them, how very convenient that it so seldom appears in the middle of the night while the victim is asleep! Where's the "don't fall asleep" warning à la invasion of the Body Snatchers and A Nightmare on Elm Street?

[Via Criticwire, via The Dissolve]

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This isn't being 'above' bribery. It's being unable to get out of the group stages of bribery.

June 6th, 2015

Marina Hyde on the Football Association's reaction to the FIFA corruption scandal:

You know when World Cups started being corrupt? 1970. And anything up to and including 1962. Between those dates, there was a brief and ineffably beautiful interregnum in the chicanery, which thereafter was never allowed to happen again. Why? Well, there was a global sense, really, that the sainted custodians of both tournament and trophy during that time were simply too exquisitely mannered, too morally faultless, too humble, too generous-spirited, too brilliant at football ever to be permitted to shame the rest of the world in this manner again.

Did you enjoy that story? If so, you may be Greg Dyke, or have suffered a recent head trauma. Either way, please seek help immediately. […]

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Google W*ve

May 29th, 2015

Kevin Marks:

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Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

May 4th, 2015

Just a little something to give folks celebrating May 4th nightmares: Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

[Via Laughing Squid]

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When The Dj Drops Your Jam…

April 19th, 2015

When The Dj Drops Your Jam…

[Via Stellar Interesting's faves]

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Mic drop…

April 15th, 2015

Ben Hammersley:

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Everything you need to know about strategy speak in one handy table

April 12th, 2015

Wardley's Scale of Corporate Desperation:

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Everyone's Upstairs Neighbours

April 8th, 2015

Everyone's Upstairs Neighbours:

[Via MetaFilter]

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Ask Cortana…

April 4th, 2015

Heh…

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RomancR

April 2nd, 2015

RomancR promises to disrupt your bedroom:

RomancR, which we plan to launch later this year, will bring the power and efficiency of markets to our romantic lives. You will leave your pitiful dating life where it belongs in the dustbin of history! Go beyond antiquated non-market systems for finding lovers. Why should we rely on people's fickle sense of taste and attractiveness, their complicated ideas of interpersonal compatibility, or their sense of altruism, when we can rely on the power of prices? With RomancR, we won't have to!

[Via Crooked Timber]

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Don't Mention the Techniker!

March 14th, 2015

A door in Germany broke down and The Most Memetacular Thing Happened.

[Via MetaFilter]

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Facts are sacred. Spelling, less so.

March 12th, 2015

Alan Rusbridger, soon to depart after 20 years as editor of the Guardian, reflecting upon his early years at the paper:

For quite a long time the Guardian struggled to get my name right #oldcuttingsbooks

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Not-so-BREAKING now…

March 8th, 2015

I know I'm days late posting this but I only saw it today so I figure I might not be the only one.

[Via Stellar Interesting]

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Wholesale

March 2nd, 2015

We can marry you off, wholesale.

Facebook knew you were in love a long time before you did. It noticed you scrolling back through her timeline. Every millisecond lingering over the photos of her at the beach was faithfully logged.

When she sent a message to her best friend saying "Hot date tonight ;-)" it correlated all the messages that she'd been sending and rightly calculated that you were her probable partner.

When the two of you didn't send each other flirty message one morning, it concluded that you had spent the night in a… how to put this…? A state unobservable by Facebook.

On the surface, you two were perfectly suited to each other. But Facebook had detected a problem. […]

[Via The Null Device]

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Most single people are crazy

February 16th, 2015

A Dynamic Theory of Romantic Choice:

So the next time you're at a bad date, feel free to let them off with "It's not you, it's the market structure".

[Via Paul Krugman]

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Sweet dreams are made of cheese…

February 5th, 2015

... made of cheese

[Via More Words, Deeper Hole]

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Disgusting. (And the chestburster isn't helping.)

January 20th, 2015

I wonder if this is a sly attempt by Cadbury's social media team to remind us all that there are worse things than changing the type of chocolate.

(For the record, I'm ashamed to note that I completely failed to notice on my first view that that thing should really be a facehugger, not a chestburster.)

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Holy war

January 19th, 2015

[Via acb, commenting at MetaFilter]

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The Internet of Shit

January 9th, 2015

Smart Pipe is a genuinely shitty idea.

[Via Schneier on Security

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