Because I used to watch Batman Beyond with one person who I know reads my tumblr.  Also because Batman Beyond is just an amazing show.

prostheticknowledge:

Play House

Sound installation by Alex Allmont uses old LEGO to create a machine to generate electronic music - video embedded below:

Play house is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. Like a generative musical loom, a single drive turns a sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches that mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. These are played out on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980’s dance music while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. In the piece the process of creation is laid bare so one can indulge in picking apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture, exploring our expectations in music, or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.

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Because I love LEGO, electronica, and odd art pieces.  I don’t have much to add to this since I am honestly a terrible composer and the most complicated thing I made out of LEGO was a door sentry.

prostheticknowledge:

Creepface

Online image search tool and Chrome extension that claims to locate US sex offenders in it’s database with facial recognition analysis:

This Free online safety tool uses Facial Recognition to scan photos of Potential Dates, Coaches, Teachers and more… Check them all with CreepFace instantly!

Just Right Click and Select “Scan with CreepFace” to check any online photo against 475,000 Registered Sex Offenders in the U.S.

Facial Recognition powered by FacialNetwork.com

The Creepface online search engine can be found here

This is a very cool tool.  I tried it on myself a few times to see what the risk for false positives were like, but at most I got a 51% match.  No one needs to fear me!  I’m still worried there may be false positives for other people floating around out there.  I was also worried that it would just blanket label everyone as a sex offender, but if you look into the details it will show you (most of the time) what specific crime they are in the registry for.

This is an amazing tool, especially for online dating communities.  Everyone involved in online dating may want to contemplate utilizing this.

I would sarcastically say, “This is the face of a real charmer.” but I think I need to shift my self-perception when a man (attended by his ladyfriend) passing by the front desk tells me that I’m more attractive than the women who also work here.

I would sarcastically say, “This is the face of a real charmer.” but I think I need to shift my self-perception when a man (attended by his ladyfriend) passing by the front desk tells me that I’m more attractive than the women who also work here.

gjmueller:

Twitter May Be Harmful to Your Romantic Health

New research shows that Twitter use can damage users’ romantic relationships. 
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri School, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners.

photo via flickr:CC | Kooroshication

This article didn’t catch my interest until it mentioned that Twitter problems persist despite relationship time while Facebook seem to be greatest in the first 36 months.
The reason it didn’t catch my interest was the statistic of greater use equating to greater chances of use-related problems.  This is just a fact of life.  If anything eats up a majority of your time it will cause issues with things which have to then compete for your time.
But the comparison between Facebook and Twitter was interesting.  What is it about these two different pieces of social media that makes one problematic at more relationship stages than the other?  Is it because Twitter is newer, and thus more likely to be a new issue for a couple that has lasted a long while?  Is it because Facebook is a more central location for social interaction than Twitter?  Is it because Twitter is generally better at feeding a demand for constant new snippets of information?
Unfortunately the article only makes a passing remark, so who knows.

gjmueller:

Twitter May Be Harmful to Your Romantic Health

New research shows that Twitter use can damage users’ romantic relationships.

Russell Clayton, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri School, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners.

photo via flickr:CC | Kooroshication

This article didn’t catch my interest until it mentioned that Twitter problems persist despite relationship time while Facebook seem to be greatest in the first 36 months.

The reason it didn’t catch my interest was the statistic of greater use equating to greater chances of use-related problems.  This is just a fact of life.  If anything eats up a majority of your time it will cause issues with things which have to then compete for your time.

But the comparison between Facebook and Twitter was interesting.  What is it about these two different pieces of social media that makes one problematic at more relationship stages than the other?  Is it because Twitter is newer, and thus more likely to be a new issue for a couple that has lasted a long while?  Is it because Facebook is a more central location for social interaction than Twitter?  Is it because Twitter is generally better at feeding a demand for constant new snippets of information?

Unfortunately the article only makes a passing remark, so who knows.

discovergames:

pixelkin-org:

A while back, we asked gamers what they’d learned from video games. It’s not your typical stuff, either. It turns out games are pretty important. 

Watch these folks give short answers to the “what I learned from videogames question and try to guess which one is me.

I used the power of reading and credits to not have to guess.

The video is quite wonderful.  I always enjoy hearing about what people take away from media.

tinycartridge:

Super old game Mach Rider on 3DS VC tomorrow ⊟

Mach Rider was one of the launch games for the NES in 1985, and probably one of the lesser-known ones. And now it’s coming out on 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow in North America!

I can’t remember if I’ve played Mach Rider, actually, which means that either it’s the rare early NES game I missed, or it’s totally forgettable. Either way, it’s neat to see such a vintage NES game show up on 3DS.

Mach Rider is pretty weird among Nintendo games: post-apocalyptic motorcycle gun combat isn’t really, like, Nintendo’s usual mood. Even weirder, it’s based on a toy from 1972 that wasn’t a motorcycle.

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I really really need to find my box of NES games.  Mach Rider is in that box, and was one of my favorite games growing up (even though I was amazingly terrible at it unless I made my own track as just a straight line).  The track editor was clunky, but really fun to experiment with.  I don’t recall the game presenting me with much of a story, but it definitely did a good job of making me hate pink motorized tricycles.

callmemonamiral:

valvesoftware:

candylacedpoison:

lignicide:

ishallsustainamassiveerection:

mapsontheweb:

Cost of a year of undergraduate study in the EU

Welcome to England where we fucking hate young people

This is hilarious they should show how much it costs americans

^^^^RIGHT!

You know that in most of the countries with cheap tuition the taxes are super fucking high, right?

actually, public French schools are free.I’m in a private video games school n stuff so it’s 7k€ a year though.

I just want to point out that the high taxes in many of those locations doesn’t equate to lower spending money for most citizens.  The reason being those high taxes prevent you from getting into education debt and/or healthcare debt at the very least (I’m primarily pointing at Sweden and Norway for that).
I also want to point out that nowhere on this map does the cost go above 9,000 euros a year.  Compared to that I was charged ~$50,000 for going to a private US institution, and would have been charged just as much for my second choice school (a public institution) because of the out-of-state version of tuition.
I’m not saying that the cost of UK schooling isn’t problematic as well.  I’m mostly using this map to further discuss how ridiculous costs are in the US.

callmemonamiral:

valvesoftware:

candylacedpoison:

lignicide:

ishallsustainamassiveerection:

mapsontheweb:

Cost of a year of undergraduate study in the EU

Welcome to England where we fucking hate young people

This is hilarious they should show how much it costs americans

^^^^RIGHT!

You know that in most of the countries with cheap tuition the taxes are super fucking high, right?

actually, public French schools are free.
I’m in a private video games school n stuff so it’s 7k€ a year though.

I just want to point out that the high taxes in many of those locations doesn’t equate to lower spending money for most citizens.  The reason being those high taxes prevent you from getting into education debt and/or healthcare debt at the very least (I’m primarily pointing at Sweden and Norway for that).

I also want to point out that nowhere on this map does the cost go above 9,000 euros a year.  Compared to that I was charged ~$50,000 for going to a private US institution, and would have been charged just as much for my second choice school (a public institution) because of the out-of-state version of tuition.

I’m not saying that the cost of UK schooling isn’t problematic as well.  I’m mostly using this map to further discuss how ridiculous costs are in the US.

it8bit:

Which Character Were You?
If there were one thing that describes ‘making a tough decision' it would probably be the character select screen in Super Mario Bros. 2. Every one of us had our reasons as to why one character may have been superior to the rest. At some point we have chosen each of these but which did you pick the most?  
Mario, Luigi, Toad or Princess Peach?

Before I was even ten years old I decided that a character with the ability to fly was far superior to any character which could not.  That’s why I always picked Peach.  To this day I’m still not sure why you would pick anyone else.  These days there’s even the bonus of her and I having the same hair.

it8bit:

Which Character Were You?

If there were one thing that describes ‘making a tough decision' it would probably be the character select screen in Super Mario Bros. 2. Every one of us had our reasons as to why one character may have been superior to the rest. At some point we have chosen each of these but which did you pick the most?  

Mario, Luigi, Toad or Princess Peach?

Before I was even ten years old I decided that a character with the ability to fly was far superior to any character which could not.  That’s why I always picked Peach.  To this day I’m still not sure why you would pick anyone else.  These days there’s even the bonus of her and I having the same hair.