Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Links: November 2

Clouds Over Cuba - an internet based short(ish) documentary about the buildup and passing of the Cuban Missile Crisis with plenty of optional material. [link]

Turn your copy of Doom 3 into a close knockoff of Thief. [link]

Tommy Lee Jones in a series of Japanese commercials for an energy drink.

Washington DC is trying to develop an internet voting system. They made it available for hacking to test vulnerabilities. This article talks about what one group of hackers did. [link]

"Obama walked into a horrendous economic situation and has begun to turn it around." - Colin Powell [link]

It's next to impossible to fire a cop. [link]

Functional(ish) anatomic models made of glass. [link]

Homemade Myst style linking book. [link]

A squid with human style teeth. [link]

Ballmer Peak is real. A specific level of alcohol does improve your mental performance. [link]

The Elmer's Glue cow is married to Elsie, the Borden Dairy cow. [link]

Don't tape your windows before a storm. [link]

Parallel parked cars can be towed.

The heat from this style of solar plant in the Mojave could fry birds and flip planes. [link]
I saw one of these in Fallout: New Vegas. In fact, it may have been this one.

Dark spots on Mars appear to be made of glass. [link]

Read the bit about the 11 midgets. [link]

HTTP error #418 [link]

Six kids raised by animals. [link]

Frosting based street art. [link]

How H.P. Lovecraft fans deal with telemarketers. [link]

At what point do you think it might be a good idea to run?

Fun (for limited definitions of fun) with paradoxes. [link]

A mean trick to play on an elevator.

Top entries for Wildlife Photographer of the Year. [link]

Is it legal to kill a zombie? [link]

"A Republican is somebody’s who’s been mugged (by a negro); a Democrat is someone who has had the largest hurricane in the history of humanity fuck up his state beyond measure at which point he learns that “private enterprise” and “government so small you could drown it in a bathtub” are not the best way to deliver life-saving services to an entire third of the country." [link]

Luxury goods repo-men. [link]

That time humans almost went extinct. [link]

There's a Darth Vader head on the National Cathedral! [link]
Now I gotta go back!

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