- Thieves in Germany made away with five metric tons of Nutella
- How the Internet (and sex) amplifies irrational group behavior
- News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier
- Brain scans show what pain looks like
- Why ‘neuroskeptics’ see an epidemic of brain baloney
- New music ‘rewarding for the brain’
- The latest on where we’re going with reading people’s dreams
- How a heavily cited economics paper contains a very erroneous Excel formula
- New App Prevents Icelanders from Sleeping With their Relatives
- China: Sex Game Horror as Live Eel Slithers Up Man’s Anus and into His Guts
- Elon Musk want to send 80,000 people per year to Mars
- Teen’s Strange Ramen Addiction – “(she) has the health of an 80 year old”
- Amusing case of the impossibility of IT Security in a Nutshell
- 9 Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World
- Fucking condom snorting is apparently a fucking ‘thing’. I fucking hate this planet sometimes.
Some truely stunning images of good ol’ New Zealand landscapes by Beven Percival.
I need to get out of the city more often.
Via another great TEDEd lesson.
Hyper-lapse photography – a technique combining time-lapse photography and sweeping camera movements – is a growing trend at the mo and the good folks at Teehan+Lax Labs have developed an open-source tool to make such videos through Google Street View. Totally cool and definitely something to check out and have a play around with.
- The New Spoiler Culture: Game of Thrones and the Fight to Live Uninformed
- Op-ed: How We’re Turning Digital Natives Into Etiquette Sociopaths
- Like-Farming: Facing up to Facebook scams
- NY Times Interview: The Joke’s on Louis C.K.
- Kickstarer: a doco that’ll explore the controversy of ‘controversial’ comedy.
- Les Blank, Filmmaker of America’s Periphery, Dies at 77
- Op-ed: Have Celebrities Hijacked Our Diplomatic Process?
- Google engineer on DRM: It’s about controlling hardware companies
- Hyper-Realistic CGI is Killing Photographers, Thrilling Product Designers
- Design Trends: Can We Please Stop Drawing Trees on Top of Skyscrapers?
- The Murderer Who Pulled a Real Life Shawshank Redemption Escape
- These identical twins, seperated at birth, found each other online 26 years later.
- Cookie Monster, Elmo in Times Square trouble
- Attach a camera to a police officer and you reduce 88% of the complaints against him/her.
- Also, their precaution of self-fingerprinting a stopped vehicle before approaching is pretty smart.
- I want: a 3D printed GlaDOS lamp
Website: How far to Mars?
- I do not fear death a 2011 essay by Roger Ebert
- Secret Files Expose Offshore’s Global Impact
- Vlado Taneski a journalist who ended up reporting his own crimes
- In 2003: The 727 that Vanished
- The Plutonium ‘Gate To Hell’ Found In Ancient City Of Hierapolis
- How one man’s lies almost destroyed the comics industry
- Tantalizing New Clues Into the Mysteries of Dark Matter
- Tactile Helmet Uses Vibrations to Help Firefighters ‘See’ in the Dark
- Supercomputers help reveal dinosaur mechanics
- Best audio interview is best: Alec Baldwin sits down with Thom Yorke
I’d like to think this is what’s going on right now in the afterlife.
RIP Roger Ebert. Microsoft Cinemania was my introduction to your wonderful writing.
- ‘Stomach share’ The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food
- How stomach bacteria may affect weight gain
- New study to measure effect of hip hop music on native birds
- This Whale’s (After) Life
Studies into how a single whale’s body can support an ecosystem for years familiar to those of hydrothermal vents.
- Boxcar Energy – Brilliant new strategies for storing power. No. 4: First you roll a train uphill …
- Airline to charge overweight passengers more
- The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet
- How to Build Your Own Syncing RSS Reader with Tiny Tiny RSS
- The Saddest Map In America
Charts the “missed connections” of Craigslist
- With S3, The Walking Dead is a “different show”—the most interesting one yet
- 10 amazing scientific facts about lists
- Huey Lewis reverses roles in this clever American Psycho parody
So, I’ve totally been meaning to get some work done around here, sort out certain linking issues and the what not; but instead, I’ve been sidetracking myself in the best way possible by playing Antichamber all weekend… Well, actually there was some time spent drinking involved too. But even then through the boozing, the vomiting and the mandingo fighting, my mind was thinking all about this insanely good puzzle game.
Developed by one guy (Alexander Bruce) over several years, it’s a first-person puzzle game that’s set entirely in a non-Euclidean geometric world, where the levels are all very smartly designed to ignore typical notions of normal space and the puzzles are cleverly made and fiendishly taxing at times; though that’s probably because your sense of logic and reasoning just haven’t quite realigned as much as needed yet. And oh, it will.
As you navigate through the levels, the levels can change on you, based purely on your perspective and how you move through them. This, in tandem with the game’s brilliant minimalist ascetics, creates a wonderful psychological backdrop that forces one to constantly readjust their thinking in order to solve the puzzles and explore the game.
It can sound frustrating at times, and at times it can be, but the puzzles themselves aren’t of malicious design and often the solutions are revealed to be quite simple in their complexity and totally rewarding when you solve them.
Brilliantly inventive and refreshingly good on every level. This is totally something for fans of puzzles, games, art and basically anything good. This is one of them.