Many machines on Ix

New machines.
Sep 14
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joshreads:

someone waited a decade with this washer/dryer review bottled up inside them

joshreads:

someone waited a decade with this washer/dryer review bottled up inside them

Sep 11
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fuckyeahmst3k:

Joel says it best.

fuckyeahmst3k:

Joel says it best.

(via phoning-it-in)

Sep 10
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atencio:

Production DesignMoon (2009)

Well, my generation of geek was a big fan of films like ‘Outland’ and ‘Silent Running’ and the original ‘Alien.’ Those kinds of science fiction movies were more about the character and sort of human qualities than about the technology. I love those films and I miss those films in some ways, and we wanted to create something which felt comfortable within that canon of those science fiction films from the sort of late seventies to early eighties. - director Duncan Jones; P.D. by Tony Noble

"So I copied their aesthetic verbatim and married them with a boring, derivative, and poorly-told story. Thank God it had a great score and lead performance to save it from being a total laughing stock."

I’m not sure I agree with the esteemed Mr. Atencio here, but I just wanted to underline the shout-out to Sean Connery’s OUTLAND.

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THIS IS THE BEST RESTAURANT
(also, the “CASH ONLY” sign in the corner is a bluff.)

THIS IS THE BEST RESTAURANT

(also, the “CASH ONLY” sign in the corner is a bluff.)

(Source: corntard)

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Sep 08
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marvel1980s:

1981 - Star Wars #51-54 covers by Walt Simonson

Oh my gosh, that top one is one of the few comics I’ve ever owned.

(via mattfractionblog)

Sep 03
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As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”
Aug 29
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The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
— Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”  (via hallekiefer)
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It’s clear that most of the people who drove those revenues in the past have grown up — either out of games, or into more fertile spaces, where small and diverse titles can flourish, where communities can quickly spring up around creativity, self-expression and mutual support, rather than consumerism. There are new audiences and new creators alike there. Traditional “gaming” is sloughing off, culturally and economically, like the carapace of a bug.

This is hard for people who’ve drank the kool aid about how their identity depends on the aging cultural signposts of a rapidly-evolving, increasingly broad and complex medium. It’s hard for them to hear they don’t own anything, anymore, that they aren’t the world’s most special-est consumer demographic, that they have to share.

Aug 28
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sexpigeon:

Across the car, they witness a birth.

sexpigeon:

Across the car, they witness a birth.