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August 16 2017

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In the 1985 Terry Gilliam dystopian film, Brazil, there is a short scene wherein the protagonist, Sam, phones into the “Central Services” to get his heating and air conditioning fixed. He finds his requests dispassionately and politely declined. Amusingly, renegade repairman Archibald Tuttle intercepts the request and infiltrates Sam’s apartment in order to repair his air conditioning. This, of course, is a dangerous and highly illegal endeavor- “Central Services” eventually seizes Sam’s apartment because of the unauthorized repairs. Apple would be proud. In Brazil, Gilliam frames Tuttle, the third party repairman, as a literal subversive. To me, the third party repairmen who fix cracked IPhone screens are probably not that far off Gilliam’s Archibald Tuttle.
Reading cyberpunk as a guide to surviving hyper consumerism - Cyborgology
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This is for all y’all who don’t understand how terrifying these suckers are. 


I know just the man for the job.

This is a good joke. This is such a solid, quality joke.

@explainingthejoke ?

The initial image is a size comparison between the statue of liberty and a wind turbine. The wind turbine is over ninety feet (about 28 meters) taller.

A commenter pretended to misinterpret the image as one of a wind turbine attacking the statue of liberty. The next commenter answered with an image of Don Quixote, a literary character who once thought a windmill was a monster and announced his plans to fight it. They are joking that if a wind turbine attacked the statue of liberty, Don Quixote would be willing to fight the wind turbine.

Incidentally, that scene led to the English idiom “tilting at windmills,” meaning a person who has not only disproportionate reactions of anger, but disproportionate reactions of anger to nonexistent challenges.

So all those people who are fighting to preserve coal jobs and the fossil fuel economy are….


tilting at windmills.

I feel like this is one of the very few times where explaining the joke leads to another one that everyone can now understand and laugh at

I guess, you could soften the impression without loosing the linear movement. But hard to say from my perspective how to do it, cause I'm not into the technical aspects of how you did it.
In Taiji you want to achieve also a regular flow but you try to smoothe the turning points in a way too.

August 15 2017


first results of trying to make a taiji-like animation in pure css

well that wasn't quite as planned, but it's at least as cool as what i had planned. feel free to make a vid/gif of it.

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cool stuff even I have no idea how difficult this was. :) the change could feel softer, less like a klick, but no idea, how it could be done.
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[l] Eine der großen Fragen aus der Nazizeit ist für mich immer gewesen, ob ich es anders gemacht hätte. Hätte ich rechtzeitig erkannt, dass sich das gerade auf den Totalitarismus zubewegt? Rechtzeitig genug, dass man noch etwas hätte tun können?

Das Problem ist, dass ich den Vergleich nicht habe. Aber noch leben Zeitzeugen! Im Guardian äußert sich einer zu dieser Frage. Es wird euch nicht gefallen.

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A Midnight Walk Through the Neon-Hued Streets of Asian Cities by Marcus Wendt 

While on a recent trip through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Seoul, London-based photographer Marcus Wendt found himself suffering from a bout of jetlag induced insomnia and ended up wandering the streets of several cities late at night. With a camera in-hand he captured these mesmerising shots that channel the cyberpunk vibe of movies like Bladerunner where narrow urban alleys are bathed in cool ultraviolet light. Over several days Wendt worked his way through the Kowloon area of Hong Kong and then Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area known for its sprawling electronics market, before eventually traveling to Seoul.

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The following is a rare half male and half female butterfly. The butterfly was determined to be a Lexias pardalis, and its condition is called bilateral gynandromorphy. Gynandromorphism is most frequently noticed in bird and butterfly species where the two sexes have very different coloration. (Source)

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August 13 2017

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Na, ich weiß ja auuuuuch nicht!
Material: Luffa, Zwirn, Perlen
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