Nickeled-and-dimed

If Welcome to Web 3.0! is what the World Wide Web is destined to become a decade from now then I’m going back to Usenet and Gopher. [Via Memex 1.1]

Mind. Blown.

Endless robot story (part 1).With a music especially composed by @adrienmelano for the video!I am curious to know your interpretation of the story so far?App: @endlesspaper pic.twitter.com/6ltrp3Y3Gd — Vaskange (@Vaskange) August 26, 2022 Marvellous use of scrolling and zooming. I’d like it very slightly more without the silhouette of the hand controlling where the focus… Continue reading Mind. Blown.

Eyes on the skies

From Geometric Analysis Reveals How Birds Mastered Flight: Many of the somersaulting, spinning and plummeting maneuvers that birds have mastered aren’t ones that anyone would want to experience in a passenger aircraft. But uncrewed aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs or drones, are freer to make drastic maneuvers, and their increasing popularity for military, scientific,… Continue reading Eyes on the skies

Excel eSports

If you watched ESPN2 during its stint last weekend as "ESPN8: The Ocho," you may have seen some odd, meme-friendly competitions, including corgi racing, precision paper airplane tossing, and slippery stair climbing. Or you might have seen "Excel Esports: All-Star Battle," a tournament in which an unexpected full-column Flash Fill is announced like a 50-yard Hail… Continue reading Excel eSports

Remember

A fair point: The English invented a sport [cricket] that relies on five consecutive days of without rain. Then they compete with countries like Australia and India. It’s like on some level they want to be punished for colonialism. posted by adept256 at 11:09 AM on August 2 Don’t forget the West Indies.1 [Via MetaFilter]… Continue reading Remember

Put away

Hell, yes! The future needs files… For many mobile users, files are like dinosaurs, a holdover from the bygone desktop era. Sure, they “work” but, they’re mostly there because, you know, ancient history. I’ve discussed this issue for the last 2 years and I usually get some version of “get over it grandpa”. I’m not… Continue reading Put away

Paradoxes paradoctored

The Allegory of the Trolley Problem Paradox. Reading the MeFi article where I saw that link mostly makes me want to rewatch The Good Place all over again. I miss Chidi so much. [Via a car full of lions, posting to MetaFilter]

Target Acquired

I was curious about the TV adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife and had it on my list of shows I’d take a look at somewhere down the line. Then I came across Abigail Nussbaum’s review of the first season at Strange Horizons: At this point, the reader might be forgiven for thinking that this… Continue reading Target Acquired

Emulation

Thanks to Charlie Stross for pointing out Lena, an short story by qntm written in the format of excerpt from a version of Wikipedia hailing from a distinctly nightmarish timeline: This article is about the standard test brain image. For the original human, see Miguel Acevedo. MMAcevedo (Mnemonic Map/Acevedo), also known as Miguel, is the… Continue reading Emulation