Månedsarkiv: juli 2018

Just a joke

Unsourced, and probably not true, but anyway: The idea that unicorns are only able to be tamed and captured by virgins originated as a medieval joke. The idea was that it took a mythical creature to catch a mythical creature. … Læs resten

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Different narratives

In Japan, radiation creates monsters (Godzilla) and in America radiation creates superheroes. (reddit) Shockingly, it’s almost like Japan and America have very different narratives surrounding nuclear fallout. Now, if we all think very very hard, maybe someone could think of … Læs resten

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About that dinosaur-killing asteroid

I had gotten the movie VFX stuck in my head and needed this reminder: Unlike the typical Hollywood CGI depictions of asteroid impacts, where an extraterrestrial charcoal briquette gently smolders across the sky, in the Yucatan it would have been … Læs resten

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Obligatory DRM post

DRM is bad. DRM doesn’t protect against piracy, it’s more likely to encourage piracy. And DRM is not in the interest of content creators or distributors. This illustration from dnd01 demonstrates this perfectly.  

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T-rex and its short, short arms

Apparently, they were possibly for loving dinosaur-hugs. (Youtube)

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Message from the future

I just wish it was a bit more useful than a repeat of a message I just received. I received a text message and then, 2 minutes later, received a notification that I would, in 3 minutes, receive a copy … Læs resten

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If it makes a sound, did a tree fall in the forest?

I am not just being a smart-arse here, there’s a point: If someone interprets your actions and stated intents clearly in a specific way, are you then actually saying that, to that person? If you offer to take some kids … Læs resten

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The creepiness factor

I just bought a rather specific piece of clothing. I didn’t search for it, I knew exactly which website I needed to go to order it, went there and purchased it. The day after, Youtube started recommending me videos of … Læs resten

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Got the latest music patch?

I had not realized the other thing that having music libraries centralized means; artists can update the releases, after consumers have “bought” them. I see some positive in this but I also see some pitfalls. But then again, there will … Læs resten

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Words from my nine-year-old

Heard while he was playing Minecraft on Hypixel: What, does he think I am afk? I ended up feeling old telling him what “afk” is an abbreviation of, while wondering how he knew to use it correctly in a sentence.

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