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April 17 asides

The R2-D2 Conspiracy, by Keith Martin, explains the pivotal parts played by two of the Rebel Alliance’s most skilled spies. Michael Bailey-Gates Pretty impressive work from an 18-year-old photographer who started professionally when he was 16. The ARPANET Dialogues From 1975, a transcription of a typed conversation (one of the first chats!) between then-California Governor […]

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Star Wars posters reimagined

Fanboy.com has collected a series of pretty cool reimaginings of Stars Wars movie posters, by various artists. [via Jenny]

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Boldy going where no Vulcan has gone before

[via Tor.com]

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Panic Attack

In this short film, giant robots attack Montevideo, Uruguay. This was created on a minuscule budget by Fede Alvarez, who did practically everything from shooting the footage to the special effects.

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How HeinleinBiography.com is doing

Two weeks after launch my site HeinleinBiography.com is #9 on a Google search for the term “Heinlein Biography,” which is pretty good. Sadly, in a Google search for “Robert Heinlein biography,” it fares less well, coming in at #14. “New Heinlein biography” also doesn’t do very well, dropping to #16. I can’t complain too much, […]

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The Raven

Pretty cool short film by Ricardo de Montreuil. Via Phil Coffman, who said: “Made on a $5k budget. I never tire of shorts like this. Shot in 2 days in downtown LA with a Red camera. It’s just amazing what you can do with time, equipment you can pick up at your local Apple store, […]

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Thursday Top 5+5

My Internet connection was down for almost nine days so I’m a bit behind in posting this Top 5. To make up for it, here’s an extra helping of interestingness, lols, and shenanigans. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf TED Talks: Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science This is why I love science. “Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the […]

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Thursday Top 5

Art inspired by the series Lost http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9329292&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 LogoramaNominated for an Oscar. With good reason. [via Jason] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpbAe2HyzqA] ’80s Synth MedleyThree guys, six keyboards, 15 hits of the 1980s. See how many you recognize. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRYQEmwPJjQ] Dr. Who (How To Remake TV Theme)How the BBC audio guys recreated and refreshed the Dr. Who theme in the 1980s. […]

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Thursday Top 5

PACT underwearNew company PACT makes undies with low global impact. Here’s a good article about them at GreenerDesign: “PACT Underwear Blends Organic Cotton, Nonprofits and Short Supply Chains”. http://d-9.com/vid_widget.swf?vsrc=http://flash.sonypictures.com/video/movies/district9/d-9/interview_2.flv Report non-humansTeaser for the film District 9, which came out last week. The science fiction film looks like an interesting take on racism. [Sorry about the […]

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Thursday Top 5

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and Vegan Rhino Cutlet recipesJason Henninger brings us some Hitchhiker’s-influenced science fiction cuisine. Steampunk keyboard modMade by the Steampunk Workshop. Eco-art and fashionAmazing living fashion by artist Nicole Dextras. Many of her other interesting works can be seen on Flickr or her main site. Walmart’s sustainability index assessedJoel Makower’s sober assessment […]

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