HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."
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The Atlantic's long article is titled "Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone" on how "Our telephone habits have changed, but so have the infrastructure and design of the handset.
This Savage Chickens comic strip shows a better idea on what to do with crappy Mondays!
YouTube has channel of videos of "... Every Frame a Painting is dedicated to the analysis of film form. Pictures and sound all the
These last year's two/2 short parts YouTube video series (#1 and #2; over seven/7 minutes in total) show the "The History of Superhero Comic Movies (1936-2014) ... Seen a movie based on a superhero comic recently? Of course you have; sometimes it feels impossible to miss them these days. But when did Hollywood start churning them out? How did they involve into the billion dollar grossing megablockbusters of today? In part one of our survey of every superhero comic film ever made we'll explore the beginnings of the genre all the way up until the dawn of the modern superhero movie in 2000..."
Then V Now shared an over a year old YouTube video showing "The History of Comic-Con - San Diego 2014 ... What started as a small sci-fi convention for a group of fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year, influencing every form of entertainment and drawing in over 130,000 attendees. So where did this cultural phenomenon begin? Check out this video to see how this event transformed over the years from a small basement to a massive & epic four day event! ..."
Pouet has a short and hilarious 6.5 minutes video documentary on the demo(nstration) scene on how it is "the new danger of humanity." Be sure to
Boing Boing shared an over eight/8 minutes YouTube video showing a timelapsed "Rover's-Eye View of Marathon on Mars -- "Road trip! This compilation of images from hazard-avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between January 2004 and April 2015 shows the rover's-eye-view of the Martian marathon covering 26.2 miles(42.2 kilometers) from its landing location. A map of the rover's path is on the right."
Live Science reported that "Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution -- Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows..."