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1. Pocho talks XMPP, he will hang out in your MUC Jabber room waiting for action. 2. When a #hashtagged message is emited to the room, Pocho jumps to scene and store it for you. 3. Pocho sings Sinatra. So the messages can be visited later via web.

Zorkmid Zork Gue Fictional Currency Obverse Games Denominations

The zorkmid (abbreviated zm) is the fictional unit of currency in the Zork series of interactive fiction computer games. Infocom minted zorkmid coins for inclusion in The Zork Trilogy package released in 1987. They depict the image of Belwit the Flat, ruler of Quendor in 699 GUE. The date on the coin is an anachronism, [...]

The Mariana Trench To Scale [Pic] | I Am Bored

The Mariana Trench To Scale [Pic] via The Mariana Trench To Scale [Pic] | I Am Bored.

Nine Inch Nails discography – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halo numbers are a system by which official Nine Inch Nails releases are chonologically ordered. They correspond to the sequence in which the releases were made, and are named by the word “Halo”, which precedes the number on the release. For example, the fifth Nine Inch Nails release, Broken, is identified with the phrase “Halo [...]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun, And Why We Need To Make Publications Into Homes, Or Maybe Just Local Pubs | > jim rossignol

This new generation of digital magazines, if and when they happen, should regard themselves as home-pages, or bases from which their readers can make excursions into the web. They are somewhere to focus a particular interest, to provide relevant material, and signposts to exploration. They’re also a place to return to later on via Rock, [...]

Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine

After all, the world’s bravest and most important ideas are often forged away from the spotlight — in small, obscure groups of people who are passionately interested in a subject and like arguing about it. They’re willing to experiment with risky or dumb concepts because they’re among intimates. (It was, after all, small groups of [...]

Quiverfull – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quiverfull is a movement among conservative evangelical Christian couples chiefly in the United States, but with some adherents in Canada,[1] Australia, New Zealand, England and elsewhere.[2] It promotes procreation, and sees children as a blessing from God,[2][3][4] eschewing all forms of birth control, including natural family planning and sterilization.[5][6] Adherents are known as “quiver full”, [...]

Ambient Irony

Erlang programmers seem to care about performance and reliability far more than they care about making a product that anyone would want to use. via Ambient Irony.

Warren Ellis » Horny Werewolf Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all. And to those who hate the day, I say this: Valentine’s Day is a Christian corruption of a pagan festival involving werewolves, blood and fucking. So wish people a happy Horny Werewolf Day and see what happens. via Warren Ellis » Horny Werewolf Day.

russell davies: draping the city in data and dodging augmented urban spam

Which is, you know, sort of interesting, but not really helpful. Because that just gets you to the cliche sci-fi visions of Minority Report etc and I don't think the future's going to be like that. It makes movie sense but not marketing sense. And I don't think society will tolerate it, and I don't [...]