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Internet Bliss

Some people will look at this and think “That’s really cool” while others will think “It’s just a matter of time before we have to work for them.”

http://gizmodo.com/#!5786711/quadrotor-drones-can-juggle-balls-with-each-other

Why does this one remind me of Rebecca?

http://www.wimp.com/ticklingloris


Light pollution sucks.

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/10/skychanges.png


Web powers…ACTIVATE!

http://www.ptable.com

http://web.appstorm.net/roundups/15-web-alternatives-to-popular-desktop-software

 

See you all at NECSS this weekend.  If you live near NYC consider coming.  The speaker lineup is awesome.

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4 comments to Internet Bliss

  • tyro

    Jay,

    The Lorris is pretty cute but there’s a very dark and important story that’s not being told. The Lorris is actually an endangered animal due in large part to videos like this. The pet market is huge and is responsible for many deaths. The Independent did a good write-up on the problems (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/youtube-sensation-fuelling-trade-in-an-endangered-species-2248930.html) that these videos cause and the harm that the pet market has done to the species as a whole but also individuals (like pulling their teeth without aesthetic because, surprise, they are wild animals and will bite and, double surprise, their bites are highly toxic).

    As the article says “They are also an endangered species whose stardom on YouTube is fuelling a trade built on cruelty and abuse.”

    Since these videos have been linked to here and on SkepChick a few times, I hope that someone will read the link and spend a bit of time reminding people that these are NOT PETS and to remember that by sharing videos like this, we’re actually hastening their extinction.

  • Jay, I have two things:
    1) The ellipsis in “Thank you Internet… You’re my only hope” is breaking the direct link URL, preventing anyone from actually commenting on that post. You can check it; click to any “Thank you Internet…” story and note how it takes you to the Rogues’ home without the ability to comment.

    2) The quote is “Help me Obi Wan Kenobi…”, not “Thank you Obi Wan Kenobi…”, which has been annoying me for months. I’m only mentioning it now because I had to actually look it up to make sure I wasn’t going crazy: http://youtu.be/jLx0BCjtxx8

  • (Grammar note: A semicolon is more correct where the ellipsis is used, anyway.)

  • Yeah Jay, you completely misspelled “Obi Wan Kenobi”. ;)

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