Category Archives: Technology

Silicon Valley Is Losing Its Cachet

epiminondas writes: It would seem that overweening hubris has now settled into Silicon Valley like a thick, noxious cloud. The prey have become the hunters.  And trust is being lost.

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Art Greats Perceive the Future

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The great publishing industry will be the publishing of motion pictures instead of print. Motion picture libraries will be as common as private libraries – more so. Theatres will have the same relation to these libraries … Continue reading

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Cinemagraphs

Enzo Nakamura writes: I love GIFS and I especially love Cinemagraphs, an approach to GIF-making that involves isolating an individual element that will play out a looping animation while the rest of the image remains still. I believe a fashion … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Karel Čapek

Eddie Pensier writes: Domin: Ah now, young Rossum; that was the start of a new age. After the age of research came the age of production. He took a good look at the human body and he saw straight away … Continue reading

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UR’s World 2013

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Following hdb chick’s example, here’s a map of UR’s world readership in 2013. Our top 10 countries: United States Canada United Kingdom Australia Germany Sweden Finland Mexico France Czech Republic Our top 10 referrers: Facebook Steve Sailer … Continue reading

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How Blue is My Valley?

Fenster writes: The Uncanny Valley is a neat cognitive trick, occurring when “human features look and move almost, but not exactly, like natural human beings.”  In that valley, what results is a “response of revulsion among human observers.” So on the … Continue reading

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Facebook May Be Facing a Digital Tsunami It Can’t Cope With

epiminondas writes: Is Facebook collapsing under its own digital weight?

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Juxtaposin’: The Future Is Now

Sax von Stroheim writes: (With apologies to Fabrizio for appropriating his “Juxtaposin’” tag…)

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Anyone Really Still Give a Shit What These Guys Think?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is a modified version of the December 2013 cover of Wired that I pulled from the magazine’s website: Do these guys still sell magazines? Are people clamoring to hear what they have to say? Hey, I’m … Continue reading

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“Pacific Rim”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Pacific Rim” comes across as a dream project for director Guillermo del Toro, his chance to blow his geek-visionary load while fireworks explode on the soundtrack. The concept is suitably awesome: giant robots battle giant monsters in an apocalyptic … Continue reading

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