Author Archives: Mark Bult

Boldy going where no Vulcan has gone before

[via Tor.com]

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February 28 asides

Engadget: What’s coming in Mac OS X Lion Inhabitat: Study finds LED light bulbs contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins NY Times: The dirty little secrets of search A very good article about how JC Penney apparently successfully gamed the Google algorithm for several months. Harvard Business Review: The four phases of design thinking “Having […]

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NY Times goes inside Pixar

The New York Times gets a rare behind-the-scenes look at Pixar.

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Slippery slope

Best argument against gay marriage I’ve heard yet. I buy it.

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Waterfall

This is crazy awesome, whether it’s a computer graphic fake or not. A seemingly perpetual motion waterfall using forced perspective (and maybe pumps?) to recreate the famous Escher drawing. The shadows as he moves around are really hard to figure out. Even if this was faked with a computer, it is well done. [via Nutron]

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February 9 asides

Kottke on the hilarious everything bagel. AdZone 2011 Watch (and rate) all the Superbowl commercials on Hulu, without having to watch the stupid game. GreenBiz.com: Gavin Newsom lays out green agenda for California GreenBiz.com: Apple takes heat from Chinese NGOs of supply chain pollution “Behind their stylish image, Apple products have a side many do […]

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Paris underground

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Cat vs. Internet

This is basically me and Orson. Click through for the whole shebang. [via Jenny]

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The year in photos

The Big Picture’s best news photos of 2010, in three parts.

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December 31 asides

Mission Workshop I was walking in my old ’hood and noticed a sign pointing down a dead-end alley which previously looked like it only contained the back doors to businesses fronting on the next street. The sign was for Mission Workshop, and it had a cool logo, and I was curious…so I checked it out. […]

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