- 16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912 «TwistedSifter
- 50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s | Rolling Stone
- Pixelated Hair Is The Newest Cutting-Edge Trend | Bored Panda
- What's Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? | WIRED
- Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists | Techdirt
- US think tank asks 'Is Tony Abbott the most incompetent leader of any industrialised democracy?' (answer: yes. oh noes! spoilers!)
- The Car That Inspired The Jeep Was Completely Bonkers
- How Darude's "Sandstorm" Became the EDM Track Everyone on the Web Knows
- All the ghostly sounds that are lost when you compress to mp3 & The Ghost in the MP3
- How “one weird trick” conquered the Internet: what happens when you click on those omnipresent ads.
- First Tesla P85D On A Dyno Put Down Way More Torque Than Advertised (just for the noise... woah)
- Do All Google Employees Have Perfect Eyesight? ← Terence Eden's Blog
- What Back to the Future Part II got right and wrong about 2015 – an A-Z | Film | The Guardian & Back to the Future, Time Travel, and the Secret History of the 1980s — The Message — Medium
- Photographer Does a Fashion Shoot with a Cheap Toy Camera - Neatorama
- Anthony Bourdain How to Travel - Anthony Bourdain on How to Fly - Esquire
- The Digital Project Gifmas Story | Digital Project Manager Conference - DPM:UK
- The Secret Underground World Of Washington D.C.
- 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed
The most Neuromancer thing I've yet seen? http://t.co/3C1hyAhq3P And by that I mean hypnotic cyber-wowie eye-candy + weirdly 80s retro?— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) January 17, 2015
An interesting moment in pop music:
...sure to spark some debate. Is she reframing disability or cashing in on her body? If she is cashing in on her body, doesn't that make her an entirely normal popstar? Besides, I'd rather see Viktoria Modesta cashing in while reframing prosthetics than Lady Gaga cashing in while not wearing pants.
- Do You Need Some? - Mind Bomb. For some reason this one bubbled up from memory and I couldn't get it out of my head.
- New Day - Karnivool. Saw Karnivool live, in a packed room with basically everyone belting out this song at the top of our lungs. It was a great gig and restored a lot of my energy and desire to go to gigs - those moments when *that song* comes on and everyone goes nuts.
- Too Many Puppies - Primus. Saw them live again in their Evening With Primus format and this track went off... but with a sobering reminder that the song has not stopped being politically relevant in all the time they've played it.
- Spooky Boots - Reverend Horton Heat. New RHH album is an absolute ripper.
- War Dance - Killing Joke. Classic punk recommended by a friend. As recommended, tracked down the original 10" version which is faster and somehow feels like the 'true' version.
- The Death & Resurrection Show - Killing Joke. KJ changed a tad over the years and while this isn't punk it sure is a hell of a track.
- Black Betty - Spiderbait. Kept playing this when I was excited about starting a new job :)
- Ich Bin Ein Auslander - PWEI. Because we saw them live and it was really fun :D
- The Same Man - Dan Sultan (not in the grooveshark playlist as it wasn't available). Blackbird was album of the year, brilliant stuff. Sad that I was sick and missed the tour gig, though!
- Rumble, Young Man, Rumble (feat. Dan Sultan) - Hilltop Hoods. Because it combines Dan Sultan and Hilltop Hoods ;)
- I’m a Ghost - Hilltop Hoods. Finally got to see the Hilltops live and it was an absolute knockout, everything I'd hoped for.
- Old Fitzroy - Dan Sultan. Much as I love the new album, I keep going back to this track.
- Under The Milky Way - The Church. This one just took my fancy a few times, including one night after a work event where I got it played by the guy singing in the pub. I was strongly reminded of it at our work Christmas party where we really did have dinner under the milky way (seriously, we were out in the mountains where it's clear enough to actually see stars).
- This Is What The Average Car Looks Like In 2014
- Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama -- Vulture
- Making the most detailed tweet map ever | Mapbox
- How A McLaren Makes You More Money Than A Mansion
- Nothing Throws Up Rooster Tails Like 7,000 Horsepower On Dirt. Top fuel dragsters... on dirt.
- Jaw-Dropping Chrome Dog Mural is 100% Spray Paint «TwistedSifter
- Buffalo Bill Gates
- Has the Lucky Country lost its ardour and ambition?:
We've allowed Australia to become a mentally incestuous, intellectual backwater, even in an age of instant access to the newest and best ideas.
- Where Do Famous Race Cars Go When They Get Replaced?
- Eric's Archived Thoughts: Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
Walking past the past
Doors closed and greener pastures
A shrug and walk on
Rolling past the past
A life long since behind me
A smile and roll on
Lit up by passing ferries
Casts into the night
- Chris Hadfield Explains How Zero Gravity Makes it Possible to Take Sharp, Hand-Held Long Exposures
- The Old Guard – Rands in Repose:
In order to build a healthy company that scales, you’re going to need to build infrastructure and process that is going to connect the various parts of your company. This work is going to feel heavy and unnecessary to those who’ve historically been able to do this work effortlessly and instinctively. It is entirely possible that too much process or the wrong process is developed during this build-out, but when this inevitable debate occurs, the debate should not be about the process. It’s a debate about values. The first question isn’t, “Is this a good, bad, or efficient process?” The first question is, “How does this process reflect our values?”
- Bruce Maguire still fighting to make websites accessible to people with disabilities:
If people with disabilities complained about every barrier that we encounter we'd be spending the whole of our lives 24 hours 7 days a week complaining because society has created disabling barriers and they're all over the place.
- Asmara, Eritrea: A Forgotten Piece of Italy in Africa
- To Park or Not to Park
- Barbie F*cks It Up Again *facepalm*
- Artist Removes One Letter from Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results «TwistedSifter
- This Guy Paints Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings «TwistedSifter
- This Is Why Australians Hate Starbucks | MUNCHIES:
Despite faring worse than a country inhabited almost entirely by clientele who suffer violent diarrhoea when ingesting your product, the Australian-owned Withers Group recently announced that they would be buying up the remaining Starbucks cafes. ... Australia may lag behind in coffee consumption per capita (the average Aussie manages just 0.3 cups a day, compared to the Netherlands’ 2.4) but it comes out top in all-round coffee snobbery. It would probably be more representative to have the blokes on the Fosters ads discussing aeropress brewing methods rather than sipping beer.
- The Hummingbird Effect — How We Got to Now — Medium
- 10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them)
- This awesome dissection of internet hyperbole will make you cry and change your life | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian
- Cars And Characters At This Apocalyptic Hellscape Party Are Terrifying:
I'd describe "Wasteland Weekend" as "Burning Man" with a post-apocalyptic anarchy theme, but I think that might be redundant. It does take the Mad Max thing to a whole 'nother level though; with a fleet of horrifying cars and weapon-clad characters that just looks like... a lot of fun.
- Alan Penn on Shop Floor Plan Design, Ikea, and Dark Patterns. | 90 Percent Of Everything
- The McLaren F1's Owner's Manual Is Full Of Awesome Easter Eggs
- You'll Swear You Are On Endor When You See These Drones Forest Racing
- This Nissan Skyline Is A Sharpie Tribal Tattoo On Wheels
- Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR. tdlr: deeply ingrained gender stereotyping, particularly in the marketing of kids toys around 1984, cast computers as things for boys right before their boom time. It can be turned around quite effectively by adding bridging courses to get people into IT/CS at uni, if they don't have existing experience.
- History wars: Pyne needs evidence to build a case to change the curriculum | Australia news | theguardian.com. Basically Pyne wants to change the history curriculum from teaching 'balance' to teaching Judeo-Christian Values(tm), with no real evidence beyond his personal beliefs. Plus the article quotes him thumping his chest about how his party governs only for the right wing.
- BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
These guys are crazy... Things Gets Hammered When You Offer Offroaders $10,000 To Climb A Hill
- DHL launches first commercial drone 'parcelcopter' delivery service | Technology | theguardian.com:
German delivery firm DHL has beaten the tech firms to the post, announcing a regular drone delivery service for the first time, nine months after it launched its “parcelcopter” research project in December 2013. The service will use an autonomous quadcopter to deliver small parcels to the German island of Juist, a sandbar island 12km into the North Sea from the German coast, inhabited by 2,000 people. Deliveries will include medication and other goods that may be “urgently needed”.
- How To Keep Your Cool When Your Brakes Fail At 154 MPH (jump to 1:30 for the crash). Intense just how fast it happens at full speed.
- The 42nd Crew To The ISS Made This Awesome Hitchhiker's Guide Poster
- This Science Museum Has Royally Pissed Off a Bunch of Girl Scouts:
Understandably, Scouts and concerned citizens across the country did not take kindly to this and made their displeasure known on social media. The Carnegie Science Center responded with a long and honestly pretty reasonable post, promising that they do feel very strongly about supporting women in STEM but they just haven't seen much interest in anything except [long, sad sigh] "Science with a Sparkle"
- The Amazing DIY Monster Tanks Of Mexico's Narco-Vigilantes
- These Beastly Disaster-Rescue Rigs Will Bring WiFi To The Apocalypse:
After tornadoes had ravaged Tuscaloosa, the trucks were many people's first opportunity to connect with their families after losing phones and electricity.
- Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time. A yearly note that DST is bullshit on basically every level and should be phased out.