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Retweet of bcrypt

Apr 12, 10:20
Ted Cruz's site doesn't really support HTTPS, so we can't say for sure that he's running for president. Could be anybody, really.

laughingsquid:‘Find a Fish’, The Classic Surreal Intermission...

Apr 8, 5:02


‘Find a Fish’, The Classic Surreal Intermission Sketch From Monty Python’s 1983 Film ‘The Meaning of Life’

Surprisingly often quoted ‘a fish fish fishy, oh!’ with my roommates in college.


Retweet of kylealden

Apr 6, 8:51
Unlimited power forever. RT @NeowinFeed: what happens when you plug Surface 3 into itself http://neow.in/1Gi3ZPj  pic.twitter.com/R5kAduccqn

Retweet of secretGeek

Apr 2, 5:00
So a centralized website for managing distributed repos is being hit by a distributed attack.

Tweet from David_Risney

Mar 25, 12:15
Cool Creative Commons limited edition shirt made of Noun Project images - http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/45224 … @creativecommons. Just ordered mine!

Tweet from David_Risney

Mar 20, 10:15
Read registry of diff WinOS install: reg.exe load HKU\Name X:\windows\system32\config\system http://forum.sysinternals.com/reading-windows-registry-offline_topic25765.html … Easier than expected.

Retweet of dveditz

Mar 19, 6:56
The joys of bug bounty programs: someone reported that port 21 was open on http://ftp.mozilla.org 

fuckyeahpeeweeherman:Pee-wee Herman’s next adventure is coming...

Mar 17, 3:28


Pee-wee Herman’s next adventure is coming to Netflix.

Netflix says the film will be called “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” and will feature Pee-wee taking his first-ever vacation after meeting a mysterious stranger.

Reubens created the quirky character in the 1980s when he was a member of the Groundlings improv group.

Netflix currently streams the Pee-wee films “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and “Big Top Pee-wee,” as well as the TV show “The Pee-wee Herman Show” and “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

“Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” is being produced by Judd Apatow and directed by John Lee. Reubens is writing the movie’s script with Paul Rust.

Netflix says production will begin this year.


Tweet from David_Risney

Mar 15, 10:48
World's first Disposable Single-Use Unlubricated Monocle, for the On-the-Go Gentleman (or Lady) http://kck.st/1BM0EFd 

Tweet from David_Risney

Mar 5, 4:01
ASCII fluid dynamics (IOCCC2012) runs ASCII art (including its own obfuscated src) through a fluid physics simulation http://youtu.be/QMYfkOtYYlg 

Retweet of DougBenson

Mar 4, 7:13
@peteholmes I hope the next one is called FAST AND INFURI-8-TED.

Retweet of zoltandulac

Mar 4, 5:21
Great resource. I always wondered what was "animatable" via CSS and what wasn't. Now I know. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_animated_properties …

Retweet of azizansari

Feb 20, 4:33
I miss him so much. I hope reading these stories will help you get why everyone is so devastated about his passing: http://bit.ly/1EeLDfW 

Retweet of waxpancake

Feb 3, 8:12
Those magic, semi-private tweets I wrote about? Internally, Twitter calls them "nullcasted tweets." https://medium.com/message/stupid-tricks-with-promoted-tweets-57325552109d …

Tweet from David_Risney

Feb 3, 3:37
After visiting a page then immediately wanting to take back my page view and associated ad revenue: REGRET http://clicbait HTTP/1.1 ...

David_Risney: Made my first Plated meal. The end of the instructions ask me to tweet a photo of the meal I've made. Do they know what they're asking for?

Jan 24, 5:24
David Risney @David_Risney :
Made my first Plated meal. The end of the instructions ask me to tweet a photo of the meal I've made. Do they know what they're asking for?

The Interview ending interpretation

2014 Dec 25, 2:29

As the title suggests, spoilers for The Interview follow.

Towards the end of the movie, after Dave Skylark is shot, he miraculously has a bullet proof vest, blows up Kim Jong-un, finds a random tunnel and is picked up by Seal Team Six. These are the same details of the unbelievable scenario that Dave Skylark describes to Agent Lacey at the beginning of the movie.

This isn't a coincidence. Everything after Dave is shot is his fantasizing about how things should have gone as he dies in the interview chair. Unsurprisingly his fantasy closely matches his original ridiculous thoughts about how he would assassinate and escape.

This is similar to movies like Brazil in which the later fourth of the movie is the main character’s romantic fantasy as he is tortured and killed in real life. Or Total Recall where the end of the movie matches the description of the memories that the main character will have implanted at the beginning.

Its safe to assume that after Dave is killed, Aaron and Sook are captured and also killed.


Quadrilateral Cowboy gameplay video “Quadrilateral Cowboy...

2014 Oct 6, 2:41

Quadrilateral Cowboy gameplay video

“Quadrilateral Cowboy is a game we’ve been watching with great interest ever since Thirty Flights Of Loving creator Brendon Chung first debuted it last year. It’s about hacking, but not via irritating minigames or jargon-your-problems-away Hollywood magic. Instead, you learn basic (albeit fictional) code and take down everything from laser grids to gun emplacements with a twitch of your fingers and a wriggle of your brain. It’s already an extremely clever game, and it’s quite empowering despite the fact that you play as someone who probably couldn’t even heft an assault rifle - let alone fire one. Basically, it’s a wonderfully novel idea - more Neuromancer than Deus Ex - but words only do it so much justice. Thus, I’ve decided to play it for your enrichment, in hopes that you will understand why Quadrilateral should be driving your radar haywire.”

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99percentinvisible: Walking was invented in Europe, according...

2014 Sep 29, 2:50


Walking was invented in Europe, according to this sign found by a friend in China. 

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How I Pranked My Roommate With Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads

2014 Sep 18, 2:27

“This is the chronicle of the most epic retaliation and how I pranked my roommate with targeted Facebook Ads to the point of complete paranoia and delusion.”

Funny anecdote but also a how-to on creating a Facebook ad campaign that targets a single person.

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