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    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2012
    Best use of Alan Moore's Joker line, or Best use Of Alan Moore's Joker line?

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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2012
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    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2012
    How many of these can you name?

    I may have to buy one of these since wearing this shirt would appear to be the Chaos Magic equivalent of Defcon -1.
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    My three year old daughter names all of her toys herself. Based on the names she chooses, you would think she was being raised a bewildered hooker. That may in fact be correct.

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    Here's a super old classic from the Finnish innerwebs. A bear that shits prime numbers:

    Alkulukuja Paskova Karhu
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    Apologies if this has been on here before

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2012

    Game theory in a nutshell...
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
    ^ Ha! Great.

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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
    File under "don't try this at home" : this video from a danish TV show...

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    What Happens In Media Planning

    When a rep tries to go directly to the client
    I’m like
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
    Nightmare fuel.

    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
    No wonder you people lost the empire.
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
    Dear Whitechapelers,
    I do not believe the situation in Quebec has spread that much outside of the province. Students have been on strike, many of them for now 8 weeks or more, against a university tuition-fee increase of 75% over 5 years. The government refuses to negotiate with the student movement and the situation is getting extremely tense. I live in a small city in eastern Quebec; luckily, the protest there has been peaceful. The situation is different elsewhere, however; much can and should be said, most of it relating to the rise of what many believe to be a "totalitarian" attitude of our political leaders and the excessive use of police force against students, teachers and peaceful protesters. I wanted to share with you some videos from the rioting that took place today in Montreal - the province of Quebec has mostly been peaceful, and it angers and saddens me very deeply to see that our government is irresponsible enough to let things like that happen to our home.

    You can read about it here.
    Sorry for this post - the situation troubles me and I would like the world to know, even if this probably won't change anything.
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    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012

    whiteonwhite - Six episodes of an algorithmic noir.

    From The Paris Review comes this description:

    "A man with a briefcase arrives in a place called City-A looking like a double agent from 1973: mustachioed and trenchcoated, forever ducking into phone booths for cryptic conversations. The man, Mr. Holz, is a geophysicist of unknown origin. He has come here to work for the New Method Oil Well Cementing Company. City-A is mesmerizingly bleak, a grid of concrete high-rises set between a brackish sea and a wintry industrial wasteland, all of it reeking of environmental contamination and failed utopia. Many things, Holz notices, are amiss here. Clocks don’t run sixty seconds to the minute in City-A. The drinking water is spiked with lithium, a shadowy entity has confiscated his passport, language is rationed, and what exactly is this New Method Oil Well Cementing Company, anyway? As the bewildered-looking Holz moves through the city, is he piecing together clues to solve these mysteries or just being shuttled around by a powerful unseen force?

    This, roughly, is the storyline of whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, the new film by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation. But because this noir is, as the title promises, algorithmic, the film has no beginning, middle, or end. At each screening, a computer program live-edits a movie out of more than three thousand film clips, eighty voice-overs, and 150 pieces of music. Each of these movable parts is marked with loosely content-related tags (“horizon,” “anxiety,” “white”), and the computer fits the pieces together according to an algorithm that matches tags. Sussman calls this apparatus the “serendipity machine.” Containing more than thirty hours of material, the movie never comes together the same way twice, and it never loops. A small screen to the side runs the metadata of the algorithm while the film plays, reminding viewers that a computer is chugging away busily as they watch, matching “discomfort” tags to “discomfort” tags, “surveillance” to “surveillance.”"
    (Bolding mine)

    There's further info and screenshots here
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012 edited
    In my version of heaven, the pearly gates greet me with a giant infographic. I’ll see an entire numerical breakdown of my accomplishments. Millions of dollars earned. Truckloads of popcorn eaten. Miles of toenails clipped.

    Nicholas Felton’s version of heaven must be pretty similar. He’s the infographic guru behind Facebook’s Timeline. He’s also the self-publisher of the annual Feltron Report, which are staggering visual representations of his own life.

    More information on the incredible project here.

    And here's The 2010/2011 Feltron Biennial Report.

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