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BACK TO THE FUTURE
I realized the Modern Era was truly over when it occurred to me that the production design of Flash Gordon (1936) looked laughably dated by 1973, while the production design of Space:1999 (1973) still looked futuristic by 2010.

The bell bottoms and platform boots are about as dated as the steel beams with lightening holes and rivets, but that is unmistakably a data center in the background with rack after rack of standardized server hardware. They even had smartphones with NFC locks and docking stations built into the operator's consoles.

The fictional Alphans had vastly better design taste than real-life Earthlings, but Mark Wilson's production design will probably hold up indefinitely now that humanity has abandoned futurism as a design aesthetic.
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I haven't got time for the 'Paign - Freedom of Speech also means freedom of not listening to speech. People talk about living in a bubble, but I'll gladly put on bubble wrap to block out all of the political nonsense that drags on for years. A campaign that lasts for over a year and a half? It shouldn't take that long to get your message out there.
There's an amazing new Chrome extension that filters out online mentions of the 2016 US elections. The aptly-named "I haven't got time for the 'Paign" is basic, but effective: ...
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+Scott Wilson​.. game, set and match on your foolish stove antics #rapestove 
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THIS WEEK IN PATRIOTIC DITTIES
39 years ago Schoolhouse Rock (a series of educational programs shown interstitially between Saturday morning cartoons) celebrated the U.S. Bicentennial with a fairly comprehensive set of civics lessons that for political reasons would be impossible to produce today.

No More Kings summarizes the reasons American colonists declared independence from England, and is one of my favorites of the lot.

See Also:

The Preamble (Constitution)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phwu_MhkPAY

The Shot Heard Round The World (Revolution)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzRlMhOA03s

I'm Just A Bill (Legislative Process)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0

The Great American Melting Pot (American Dream)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32l3sTFRFX8

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+Gary Royal An impressive attempt at simplification - they did a very good job, if a little cheesy. I particularly like the bit where they landed at Plymouth Rock, lol (before it had been named).
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UNMITIGATED AWESOME
this is the proper successor to the 8mm movie camera. Many retro. Such clever. Very want.

much obliged +John Blossom 
 
Lumenati CS1: Turns Your Smartphone Into a Camera
http://www.gadgetify.com/lumenati-cs1/
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THIS WEEK IN STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
ARC (Android Runtime for Chrome) is a knife in the back for all those naive developers who swallowed Google's horseshit about Web Apps hook, line and sinker.

Someone must have told them the World Wide Web was ripe for an innovator like Google to flush out the crap that's been circling the bowl for years.
 
Android and Chrome are better together. Google continues to tie the laces between the two operating systems, giving developers—and adventurous everyday users—the tools to put Android apps on Chrome OS.
The web is great and all, but these Android apps rise above the performance and quality of their web-only cousins.
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THIS WEEK IN GODWIN
Never denigrate an unfit parent, no matter how neglectful, abusive, or irresponsible they are, because Nazis.
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