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October 29, 2013 at 12:05pm
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Motorola Announces Project Ara, A Modular Smartphone With Upgradable Components Similar to Phonebloks

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Motorola Announces Project Ara, A Modular Smartphone With Upgradable Components Similar to Phonebloks

October 17, 2013 at 5:55am
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If a patriot can stand in front of the White House brandishing the Confederate flag, then the word “patriot” has no meaning. The Nazi flag is offensive because it is a marker of centuries of bigotry elevated to industrialized murder. But the Confederate flag does not merely carry the stain of slavery, of “useful killing,” but the stain of attempting to end the Union itself. You cannot possibly wave that flag and honestly claim any sincere understanding of your country. It is not possible.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates (via azspot)

What the hell. I’ll reblog this.

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October 15, 2013 at 12:09am
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2013-10-13) →

  1. DJ Shadow (5) 
  2. Clark (3) 
  3. Squarepusher (2) 
  4. Radiohead (2) 
  5. The Smashing Pumpkins (2) 

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October 11, 2013 at 3:16pm
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Victor Papanek

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Victor Papanek

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October 8, 2013 at 1:53am
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2013-10-6) →

  1. Jeremiah Jae (55) 
  2. Mount Kimbie (15) 
  3. Major Lazer (12) 
  4. High Dependency Unit (9) 
  5. Taragana Pyjarama (9) 

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October 4, 2013 at 1:27pm
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How the Shutdown Confused al-Qaeda
While the government shutdown seems like an expected event to Americans, recent research indicates that in other parts of the world it appears irrational and incomprehensible. This became apparent over the past few days as foreign media outlets struggled to make sense of the shutdown and the elaborate congressional choreography leading to it.
Furthermore, an intercept of a conversation between two al-Qaeda operatives confirmed what some have suspected for a long time: American politics is a joke. It also revealed that even an organization known for suicide operations can be baffled by the self-destructive tendencies of the US political system. Below is a transcript of this revealing conversation between the two al-Qaeda members, referred to as A and B.
A: Al Salamu Alaykom, Brother B.
B: Al Salamu Alaykom. How are the preparation or the, er, party?
A: Not so good. I’m afraid the venue is closed down.
B: Closed down? That’s bad news. Did you move to the alternative venue?
A: It’s also closed down. In fact, they are all closed down.
B: What? This is incredible. How could this happen?
A: All government buildings are closed. Didn’t you hear about the shutdown?
B: The shutdown? Vaguely, yes, I thought it was a new American movie. They were talking about it on TV and they were using that voice they use for movies.
A: It’s not a movie! They are closing down government departments!
B: That’s incredible, why would they do that?
A: It seems we have overestimated how efficient their political system is. When they can’t agree they just shut down the whole thing and go home.
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vicemag:

How the Shutdown Confused al-Qaeda

While the government shutdown seems like an expected event to Americans, recent research indicates that in other parts of the world it appears irrational and incomprehensible. This became apparent over the past few days as foreign media outlets struggled to make sense of the shutdown and the elaborate congressional choreography leading to it.

Furthermore, an intercept of a conversation between two al-Qaeda operatives confirmed what some have suspected for a long time: American politics is a joke. It also revealed that even an organization known for suicide operations can be baffled by the self-destructive tendencies of the US political system. Below is a transcript of this revealing conversation between the two al-Qaeda members, referred to as A and B.

A: Al Salamu Alaykom, Brother B.

B: Al Salamu Alaykom. How are the preparation or the, er, party?

A: Not so good. I’m afraid the venue is closed down.

B: Closed down? That’s bad news. Did you move to the alternative venue?

A: It’s also closed down. In fact, they are all closed down.

B: What? This is incredible. How could this happen?

A: All government buildings are closed. Didn’t you hear about the shutdown?

B: The shutdown? Vaguely, yes, I thought it was a new American movie. They were talking about it on TV and they were using that voice they use for movies.

A: It’s not a movie! They are closing down government departments!

B: That’s incredible, why would they do that?

A: It seems we have overestimated how efficient their political system is. When they can’t agree they just shut down the whole thing and go home.

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October 2, 2013 at 5:26pm
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Parallel Design

An idea to work on.

I’m thinking that two kinds of design and designers get in each other’s way.

Ideas and execution distract each other,  but are invaluable to each other also.


3:15pm
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It’s no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his 1977 novel, “The Shining,” but now that King is publishing a sequel, “Doctor Sleep,” he’s being asked once again to explain why. “I felt that it was very cold, very, ‘We’re looking at these people, but they’re like ants in an anthill, aren’t they doing interesting things, these little insects,’” is what King said recently when a BBC interviewer asked him about the film. He also described Kubrick’s characterization of Wendy Torrance, played by Shelley Duvall, as “one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film. She’s basically just there to scream and be stupid. And that’s not the woman I wrote about.”

— What Stanley Kubrick got wrong about “The Shining” - Salon.com

September 30, 2013 at 5:40pm
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2013-9-29) →

  1. Major Lazer (66) 
  2. Jonwayne (55) 
  3. Jeremiah Jae (40) 
  4. Run the Jewels (31) 
  5. High Dependency Unit (28) 

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September 28, 2013 at 5:47pm
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Dr. Seuss was not even in the general area of fucking around.

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