Posts Tagged ‘games’
About this video, which shows a Pygmy Marmoset noshing on a macaroni, Meredith Yayanos says: “The tinier the primate, the deeper the Uncanny Valley.” I don’t know anything about the conditions under which this video was shot, but obviously monkeys belong in their natural habitat, not in someone’s home eating macaroni. Still, wow: how amazing
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World’s tiniest monkey eats a noodle
Update: Honeland Security arrests "John Doe" child pornography suspect, rescues child from ongoing sexual abuse
That nationwide manhunt for a “John Doe” suspected child pornographer, featured here on Boing Boing earlier this week? It’s over. About 24 hours after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) asked the public for help identifying a man who appeared in a series of videos documenting the sexual abuse of a
Matthew says: “Using backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, a construction company in Belize has destroyed a Mayan pyramid built over 2300 years ago.”
The old Ripley’s Believe it or Not newspaper comic had a huge and lasting impact on me as a youngster. Neal Thompson has just published his new biography of Ripley, titled “A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It Or Not!” Judging by Megan Abbot’s lengthy review in the Los Angeles
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Believe it or not, a new biography of Robert Ripley
It’s true, at least for today. Although the real concern in climate science is average concentrations of carbon dioxide over much longer periods of time, surpassing the 400 ppm mark, even for a day, is a historic milestone. 400 ppm was once a level we talked about avoiding altogether through mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
400 ppm carbon dioxide? In my atmosphere?
James sez, “The boys of Viva La Dirt League (a New Zealand boy-band parody group specialising in songs about Starcraft!) have just released this funny, awesome, video about the pleasures of buying indie games. I think their work deserves your viewing!” I concur. This is what boy bands should all be about: cussing, indie game
Have at it. My top score is 11 because I can’t type.
Ellen Nakashima in the Washington Post: “A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Facebook and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort.” Companies that fail to obey wiretap orders would be penalized.
Seems legit: “For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan’s president — courtesy of the Central Intelligence Agency.” Tens of millions of American taxpayers’ dollars, off the books, referred to by
New from Chartgirl: “Tamerlan Tsarnaev: What We Think We Know About Who Knew What and When.”
Unicron9 created a custom Star Trek/Transformers crossover toy in which the Enterprise transformed into Autobot E. “The head had to be long because the deflector dish is on the top of it for alt mode,” Unicron9 says, “so I went for a majestic alien look with a mix of Geordi’s visor, Vulcan ears, and Andorian
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Incredible Star Trek/Transformers crossover custom toy
Indiana University has replaced their supercomputer, Big Red, with a new system predictably named Big Red II. At the dedication HPC scientist Paul Messina said: “It’s important that this is a university-owned resource. … Here you have the opportunity to have your own faculty, staff and students get access with very little difficulty to this wonderful resource.” From the article: “Big Red II is a Cray-built machine, which uses both GPU-enabled and standard CPU compute nodes to deliver a petaflop — or 1 quadrillion floating-point operations per second — of max performance. Each of the 344 CPU nodes uses two 16-core AMD Abu Dhabi processors, while the 676 GPU nodes use one 16-core AMD Interlagos and one NVIDIA Kepler K20.” Read more of this story at Slashdot
Indiana University Dedicates Biggest College-Owned Supercomputer
A friend of mine has a very bleak assessment of Game of Thrones: If you love a character, they’ll die unfulfilled. If you hate a character, you’ll come to learn how they became so hateful and start to love them, and then they try to redeem themselves and die unfulfilled. It’s not quite like that,
Welcome home, Nemo! Today the fine folks at Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California placed Nemo in my family. Happily filling the Calliope-sized hole in my heart with this very large, extremely joyful young guy. Sometime in early January an abandoned Great Pyr gave birth to a litter of seven.
At Wired News’ Danger Room, Spencer Ackerman’s feature on the technology and crowdsourcing dynamics that allowed law enforcement to identify the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing so rapidly. “Hiding in plain sight was an ocean of data, from torrents of photography to cell-tower information to locals’ memories, waiting to be exploited.” [Wired.com]
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Modern Manhunt: FBI, Hive Mind, Boston Bombers
Writes Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room: A “weapon of mass destruction” is “a very broad category under federal law. Grenades, mines, missiles and rockets all apply. So do homemade bombs of the sort Tsarnaev allegedly constructed.”
Over at Buzzfeed, Rosie Gray seems pretty sure deceased bombing suspect Tamarlan Tsarnaev may well be responsible for a triple homicide. Based on Instagram comments and tweets. Seems legit.
The Boston Globe is among many media outlets to report this weekend that Russia was surveilling suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, and “warned the FBI of the alleged bomber’s radical shift” towards “suspicious activities.” The FBI acknowledged Friday that it has investigated him in 2011, after that prompt, but “did not find any terrorism
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Report: Russia warned FBI in 2011 about Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev
Tomorrow (Saturday 4/20) is Record Store Day! Support your local independent record shops and score special Record Store Day exclusive releases! Here’s the full list of special releases and guide to participating shops.
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Saturday is Record Store Day 2013!
Boston is in lockdown after a shootout between the two Boston bombing suspects and police. One of the two is dead, as is at least one police officer; the other suspect fled on foot and is the subject of a massive manhunt. The two, identified online as 19- and 26-year old immigrants from or via
America’s favorite make-up model, Pat Robertson, weighs in on Satan’s newest psychic weapon: Dungeons and Dragons. (Via CN)
Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, an Elvis impersonator, was arrested wednesday and charged with mailing ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and other politicians.