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Thomas Hobbes – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born prematurely on April 5, 1588, when his mother heard of the coming invasion of the Spanish Armada, Thomas Hobbes later reported that “my mother gave birth to twins: myself and fear.” via Thomas Hobbes – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Infovore » Eurogamer in 2009: Score Analysis

It’s relatively straightforward: a small app to explore a year’s worth of review scores, built around the pillars of reviews, writers, and scores. Most blue things are clickable; writers have pages that show their reviews, as well as their own averages, deviance from EG’s norm, and the scale of their contribution to the overall average. [...]

4294967295 and MySQL INT(20) Syntax Blows – Laughing Meme

If you’re ever debugging a problem and you see the number 42-mumble-mumble-mumble-7295 you’ve run out of 32-bit storage. If you see 2-mumble-mumble-mumble-647 (2147483647) you’ve run out of signed 32-bit storage. 167-mumble-mumble-15 (16777215) you’ve run out of 24-bits and 65-mumble-mumble-35 (65535) you’ve run out of 16-bits of integers. via 4294967295 and MySQL INT(20) Syntax Blows – [...]

Priceless: Maddest of the “Mad Men” (Part 2)

“And for a man who makes a career out of picking the right names for products and companies, I should have had my head examined for using a word like subliminal.… As for those who thought it was all so terrible — well, I had the same reaction when I first thought of it.… But [...]

Priceless: Maddest of the “Mad Men”

It all began on the afternoon of September 12, 1957, in a small mid-Manhattan office. At Vicary's invitation, about fifty press people watched an underwater documentary, “Secrets of the Reef.” Hidden in the film were ads for Coca-Cola, flashed on the screen for 1/3000 of a second. For that Vicary used a tachistoscope, a high-speed [...]

Video: man in Japan weds anime game character Boing Boing

On Sunday, a man named Sal9000 married the love of his life. Her name is Nene Anegasaki, and she lives inside of a Nintendo DS video game called Love Plus. The wedding took place during a Make: Japan meet-up held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. In attendance were a live audience, an MC, the [...]

Remembering Doc Savage

Jess Nevins, author of The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes, gave the paper “Those Who Cannot Remember Doc Savage Are Condemned To Repeat Him: The 20th Century Backlash Against Posthuman Bodybuilders” at the December 4, 2009 IEET seminar on the Biopolitics of Popular Culture in Irvine California. MP3 via Remembering Doc Savage.

Patafísica – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

dedicada «al estudio de las soluciones imaginarias y las leyes que regulan las excepciones». via Patafísica – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre.

Joho the Blog » The opposite of “open” is “theirs”

No one is proposing a closed Internet. When it comes to the Internet, the opposite of “open” is “theirs.” via Joho the Blog » The opposite of “open” is “theirs”.

Week 240 – Blog – BERG

My sister works at a medium-sized civil engineering firm, and they grade their projects (A, B, or C) in three ways: how profitable it was; how easy the client was to work with and how much they enjoyed the project; its strategic importance. I’d like to be able to do something similar. via Week 240 [...]