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03.06.2015 Misc #Linkdump

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Alright, if Senate says so – US Senate says climate change not caused by humans – I guess we have to get rid of Senate.

Wie gestern angekündigt: Fallout 4, hier der Teaser:

teletubbiesFBI operating fleet of surveillance aircraft flying over US cities

Teletubbies return with touch screens in stomachs

Scott Alexander nimmt 'ne Tumblr-Meme und spinnt daraus die vielleicht großartigste Meme-Science-Fiction aller Zeiten: …AND I SHOW YOU HOW DEEP THE RABBIT HOLE GOES.

Die haben Blutgefäße gefunden, die das Gehirn mit dem Immunsystem verbinden, was die komplette Neuro-Immunbiologie auf den Kopf stellen dürfte. Aus den Comments auf Hackernews: „tl;dr lymphatic nodes go all the way up the back of your brain and into your sinuses. We'd been ripping them out and throwing them away every time we did autopsies or dissections because they were attached to the inside of the skull. Oops.“

Update zu Russlands Troll-Factory: „From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid 'trolls' has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.“

Most dinosaurs had scales, not feathers, fossil analysis concludes: „while many meat-eating theropods, such as velociraptors and relatives of tyrannosaurs, were clearly clad in feathers, a fresh analysis of prehistoric remains suggests that most dinosaurs were scaly beasts after all.“

„Findings suggest chimpanzees have the intellectual abilities required for cooking, which could have an impact on our view of human evolution.“

hagenMakoto Asano Carves Smiley Faces Into Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cups
Sweet Dream
Street artist eL Seed mixes Arabic with graffiti
Semi-Permanent 2015 Opening Titles

Godzilla Gets a New Job as Tokyo's Tourism Ambassador: „The former nuclear menace was promoted to tourism ambassador and made an honorary citizen of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward.“

Register zu Berliner Partyszene veröffentlicht – Bausenator will Clubsterben verhindern„Die Clubcommission hat im Auftrag des vom Senat geförderten Musicboards eine interaktive Karte der Berliner 'Musikspielstätten' erstellt. 1200 Locations wurden [vom Clubkataster] bislang erfasst, darunter 352 Clubs, von denen 123 derzeit geöffnet sind. Die Besonderheit: Auch ehemalige, längst geschlossene Clubs und Discotheken werden aufgeführt, wie der legendäre Dschungel in Schöneberg oder das Big Eden am Ku’damm.“

Clouds, eine 3D-gescannte Doku über Netzwerk-Kreativität und sowas, ist fertig und kann hier für 'nen Zehner runtergeladen werden, inklusive Oculus Rift-Version. Über die Doku hatte ich zum ersten mal vor drei Jahren gebloggt, hier ein Trailer:

People featured in the film include 40 artists, designers and hackers who participate in the co-creation of free tools for creative expression: Processing and openFrameworks. Reflecting the story of these online communities, the software behind CLOUDS was built in C++ using openFrameworks, and includes real-time interactive visualizations by the artists featured in the documentary.

In its revolutionary hybrid format, somewhere between a documentary, a videogame, and data visualization, CLOUDS allows viewers to navigate a web of ideas. It uses a data-driven Story Engine to present an endless ever-changing conversation, where artists co-exist with their code, presented through real-time interactive visual systems and lush 3D environments.