Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I'm here to stop it ever happening.

A time traveler from the future has been arrested at the Large Hadron Collider.  He was arrested after security guard caught him going through the trash looking for fuel for his 'time machine power unit', a device, CNET reports, "that resembled a kitchen blender."  Tell that to Mr. Fusion.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


A little Wednesday afternoon statistics, to cheer us up.

What are the odds that you, as an individual, exist? Pretty good, you'd guess, since you're sitting right here reading this. But, in an abstract sense, the chances that you exist are really rather slim.
Click here to see the whole thing--and read all the way until the end. Via BoingBoing.

Now go be a statistical miracle.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The long life of the Vortex

Though a footnote in the wider project of England's only avant-garde, the vortograph was intended to be the photographic equivalent of Vorticism's flat canvasses and literary bombs.  So it was something of a surprise--a welcome surprise--to see Gizmodo hosting a competition to get folks to make contemporary vortographs.  The results are actually pretty great.