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Classic cyberpunk: FASA Shadowrun. The crazy thing is, this video looks like a pretty well equipped LARP, and probably looked cool back in 1990. But oh god, the production values of 1990 promotional videos... it hurts.
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Wow, that has not aged well :P
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Where I see a field of green marred by malignant yellow weeds, my daughters see flowers growing in the meadow. I’ve told them they’re allowed to pick as many dandelions from the lawn as they like. Like many things they do, their enthusiasm is endearing.…
Where I see a field of green marred by malignant yellow weeds, my daughters see flowers growing in the meadow. I've told them they're allowed to pick as many dandelions from the lawn as they like. ...
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Looks like the Google Translate team has been doing some rather neat work. 
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This is somewhat amusing. What does it say when you're meeting someone over a telepresence robot instead?
 
Amusing series lets you know what your handshake says about your career http://ow.ly/PJvAz
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A nice looking tutorial on how to go about making a night time panorama of the Milky Way. Also nice that it was done up here in Canada
Our vacation in Canada gave me the opportunity to try out my first milky way panorama: (click image for full resolution) There are still some issues with it, but for a first try, I'm pretty happy. I used the great instructi...
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Panama hats are not made in Panama — and they never were. They are made in Ecuador and always have been.
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"In Japan, an artisan who could weave like Simon would be regarded as a living treasure," he says. "In Ecuador, he's a peasant. There's something wrong with that."
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We visit one of the last — and best — practitioners of this vanishing art. Like his predecessors, he lives in Ecuador, not Panama.
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+John Scalzi installs Windows 10. Its final form will soon be upon us.
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It's sad that this is a commentary on modern science.
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First Milky Way Panorama
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