mutants mutants everywhere

 

Billionaire Google Founders and James Cameron investing in space mining company.

This was news when I first read it. Oh well. Ho ho ho. Mostly keeping it in to note: Anyone else read Stephen Donaldson’s Gap series? ;) Shades of the UMC. Can you see these dudes as the Dragon?

Is Russia building super weird weapons?. (And even if it is just propaganda, as Time hilariously makes it out to be without ever questioning what it reports from its own government sources, is this any weirder than the shit DARPA claims to be doing anyway?)

101 spectacular nonfiction stories. This is a pretty awesome curation. Really worth trawling through.

The rape of men as weapon of war. Startling and disturbing.

Dau sounds like the most insane way to make a movie ever. Shooting for several years now in an enclosed city-set recreating a Stalin era world. Just berserk. Assuming it is real.

Life is short. Cute, feel good.

EO Wilson on the origins of the arts. Interesting insight from sociobiological perspective.

Fun and interesting set of definitions of science from smart people.

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And also, if you have not seen episode one of Black Mirror (it is a standalone thing) and don’t know about it, then seriously acquire a copy and watch it, without spoilers if at all possible.The single best piece of television I have seen in years. Extraordinary.

 

4 Responses to “mutants mutants everywhere”

  1.   Scott Kendrick
    April 26th, 2012 | 6:35 pm

    I have heard about Black Mirror, but have no as yet no sound on computer to watch it – will get there though. The porcine episode reminds me of a reality TV show Chris Gilman once suggested called ‘Pig in the House’. Say no more, guvnor, say no more…

  2.   michael
    April 26th, 2012 | 9:46 pm

    Wow, looks like Dau is real (but not finished still).

    http://www.ioncinema.com/news/id/5802/top-100-most-anticipated-films-of-2011-ilya-khrzhanovskys-dau

    … then some other links saying it was delayed and didn’t make Cannes last year, but:

    http://rt.com/art-and-culture/news/landau-lev-atomic-khrzhanovsky-685/

  3.   billy
    April 27th, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Scott: IIRC that came from a conversation between Pearce, the goth, and me, while we were all living at Upland Rd. It originally had a more… direct name. ;)

  4.   billy
    April 27th, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Mike: aha, cheers. Your Google-fu is strong. I had not found much more confirming it other than an ancient post on Cannes’s site.