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If you can dream it, you can do it. But you have to be able to dream it.

81 year-old Charlie goes to Burning Man. (NSFW)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 1:18 AM on September 13, 2014 (15 comments)

A connection between the Mandelbrot set and the way nature operates...

Arthur C. Clarke, Benoit Mandelbrot, Stephen Hawking, David Gilmour and many more trip the fuck out about Fractals, the Colors of Infinity.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 1:39 AM on April 3, 2014 (19 comments)

Take the last Xanax.

Column 7: The Young Man’s Guide to Wearing and Shopping for Women’s Clothes for the First Time. A hilarious column by Casey Plett at McSweeny's Internet Tendency.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 8:27 PM on May 10, 2013 (29 comments)

Matmos + rat cage = pretty sounds.

A nice documentary video of live electronic music sampling and improvisation featuring Matmos with a rat cage.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 8:06 PM on February 21, 2013 (15 comments)

"...it's always good for a scientist to be proven wrong..."

Professor Martyn Poliakoff of Periodic Table Videos fame learns something about burning balloons full of hydrogen via high speed camera footage.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 4:37 AM on January 11, 2013 (34 comments)

Photons: Corpuscules of Light.

Richard Feynman delivers a charming talk about Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Electrodynamics and the versatile, enigmatic photon. (SLYT - 1:17:58)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:01 PM on December 11, 2012 (12 comments)

...magazines depicting lesbianism, homosexuality, sodomy, transvestism, sadism, bestiality, masochism - all the abnormal perversions!

The Citizens for Decent Literature want you to join their fight against PRINTED POISON. (possibly NSFW.)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 12:16 AM on September 14, 2012 (46 comments)

My name is GRiZ

GRiZ - Mad Liberation. Take a 21 year old bedroom producer from Michigan, raise them on the the internet with a near complete access to the history of modern music with a focus on electronic/dance and apparently you get this incredibly humanistic and cross-cultural album that's both homage, monument and appropriation of hundreds of influences in modern music in an incredibly dubby dubstep framework. (Free album download here.)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 3:25 AM on September 5, 2012 (67 comments)

Casseroles.

Casseroles.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 4:15 AM on June 6, 2012 (23 comments)

It's Minecraft all the way down.

Minecraft. In Minecraft.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 12:05 AM on May 6, 2012 (38 comments)

Pot meets kettle - none more black.

Chris Dodd responds to the SOPA/PIPA protest and blackout on the official MPAA blog calling it an "abuse of power".
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 1:06 AM on January 19, 2012 (198 comments)

BUY MORE STUFF. CONSUME. OBEY.

The Light Bulb Conspiracy is a documentary about disposable printers, light bulbs and everything else, investigating the implications of the business model and industrial design philosophy of Planned Obsolescence that drives and shapes our economy.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 2:24 PM on December 10, 2011 (43 comments)

Pole Riders

Pole Riders. A pole vaulting game from the maker of QWOP and GIRP.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 5:34 PM on November 8, 2011 (55 comments)

I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into cats cats cats cats cats

Welcome to Kitty City. A new animation from Cyriak. Previously.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 3:46 PM on November 5, 2011 (51 comments)

New! And Improved! Buy Now! Half off! Limited time offer! Fortified with 11 vitamins and minerals!

Melt your brain into goo on an overdose of crass 80s consumerism and TV without the TV shows at 80sCommercialVault. Superbowl 19 commercials. Commercials from Jaws. Saturday morning commercials. Daytime / evening commercials.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 9:38 PM on October 30, 2011 (11 comments)

Grandma party!!!

GRANDMA PARTY!
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 3:27 AM on August 5, 2011 (29 comments)

The grooviest frontier.

Space: 1975!
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:39 PM on July 16, 2011 (43 comments)

"You can't fake a tape! Pictures don't lie! At least not until you've assembled them creatively. "

Newstweek: fixing the facts. Newstweek is a device that injects fake news into unsecured wireless connections. More info at hackaday.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:02 PM on May 30, 2011 (26 comments)

What in the blue blazes is that?

A string of electrical transformers exploding in Fort Worth, TX.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 8:52 PM on May 12, 2011 (48 comments)

My God, it's full of bars!

Thanks to long rainy days and a lot of funky global culture and cross-pollination, Seattle has long been known as an epicenter of music and related creativity where people riff off of each other and freely beg, borrow and steal ideas. But how incestuous is it, really? Who has collaborated with whom? Played gigs together? Worked on albums together? Exactly how complicated is the Seattle music scene? It's so complicated that it needs a map - the Seattle Band Map. Via Wired.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:27 PM on March 1, 2011 (17 comments)

Why, that'ssss a nicccce everything you have there.

Yogscast is already well known for their gaming related podcasts and video blogging, but have really come into their own with their Minecraft story-telling saga of THE SHADOW OF ISRAPHEL...
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:04 PM on February 18, 2011 (22 comments)

Praise Notch, giver of porkchops.

The Last Minecart (SLYT, pixelated violence)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 8:19 PM on February 17, 2011 (63 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new hamster robot overlords.

Princess the Hamster gets a robot walking suit. (SLYT)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 7:39 AM on February 7, 2011 (90 comments)

CAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!

Hyperbole and a Half discusses "Wolf Pack" - a game for six year old girls.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:40 PM on January 18, 2011 (71 comments)

"Now we will tesser, we will wrinkle again. Do you understand?" "(sigh) Ok. I get it!"

"A Wrinkle in Time" in 90 Seconds.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 12:17 PM on January 15, 2011 (81 comments)

Hey! Listen!

Ganondorf has a simple request for Christmas, via Brawl in the Family. (An Musical number in web comic form. Audio and Zelda required.)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 1:48 AM on December 26, 2010 (6 comments)

Restoring Awesomeness

Not more then a few days ago, the reddit community started a campaign to call Stephen Colbert to hold a rally tentatively called Restoring Truthiness in counterpoint to the recent Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally. Today redditors put their money where their keyboards are through direct action and broke the previous records and servers by donating $46,983 $92,004 to the school-teacher funding DonorsChoose.org in Operation Truthy Classroom obliterating records set by Hillary Clinton's donation campaign (which has been active since 2008) in less the eight hours. (Previously, and more previously.)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 5:24 AM on September 14, 2010 (117 comments)

Vintage Racing Bicycles.

Le blog de VelosVintage is a gorgeous French blog chock full of detailed photographs and history of beautiful vintage racing bicycles from older to newer.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:30 PM on August 18, 2010 (10 comments)

How to operate the first digital computer.

Learn how to operate the world's first fully electronic digital computer in this helpful instructional video. No, not ENIAC - the Atanasoff Berry Computer. Here's an operator's manual. More information about the reconstruction.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 8:49 PM on August 13, 2010 (24 comments)

Seattle's newest transportation system.

Seattle's newest transportation system.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:43 PM on July 29, 2010 (66 comments)

It weebles and it wobbles but it won't fall down.

Year On Earth breaks it down, explaining the complicated mechanics involved in trying to determine how long a year really is, why seasons and ice ages happen, and how not all years are created equal.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:16 PM on July 5, 2010 (22 comments)

Set phasers to... popping balloons of a specific color!

Here's a mostly working replica Star Trek Phaser. Original series, of course. Build pics and description here.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 7:42 PM on April 25, 2010 (68 comments)

HOLY SHIT, MAN WALKS ON FUCKING MOON

MOONWALK ONE - A surprisingly groovy look at the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in a full length documentary that contains a lot of rare and not often seen footage of the preparations and launch of the first manned mission to the moon. Warning: Also contains lots of theramins, trippy optical effects, faux bohemians and some really blowy narrative.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 2:10 PM on April 23, 2010 (22 comments)

Vintage Posters!

Here's some gorgeous vintage posters.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 3:39 PM on April 2, 2010 (17 comments)

All I see now is blonde, brunette, redhead... in 8 bit sprites.

This isn't your grandpa's PEEK and POKE. Real-time graphical hacking of the Commodore 64 system.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 7:35 PM on March 10, 2010 (45 comments)

Straight outta @&#*!

NWA's "Straight outta Compton" edited down to just the profanity. Backup link.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 12:33 PM on February 22, 2010 (66 comments)

The sky above the port was the color of a NAND IC... turned out with dead channels.

Ghost shift ghost chips. A tale about a Chumby hardware developer with a keen investigative eye noticing some oddities about microSD FLASH cards from supposedly reputable suppliers.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:28 PM on February 16, 2010 (65 comments)

Bodyrock the Casbah.

Iranian breakdancers circa 1991. (SLYT)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 7:14 PM on January 25, 2010 (34 comments)

They all fall down. Except that list bit at the end.

Ediface Wrecks: A Greek Tragicomedy About the Fall of Man's Handiwork #1 (With Apologies to Sophocles.)
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:19 PM on December 3, 2009 (21 comments)

“Better finish it while there’s still an Apple II market out there,”

The development blog for the original Prince of Persia from Jordan Mechner.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 12:13 AM on November 22, 2009 (31 comments)

A Brief History of Electro.

At the dark end of disco and funk in the early 1980s a DJ and crew known as Afrika Bambaataa had wild, sweaty, drunken sex with the emotionless zombie robot corpse of school-of-Bauhaus German synthpop unit Kraftwerk and an unholy thousand-headed monster rose from the undead to groove across the land. Its name is Electro.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 1:40 AM on October 26, 2009 (43 comments)

I'm crazy. Crazy for feeling so blue.

Some guy named Spence Peppard takes a flying shot at Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline's Crazy.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 9:44 PM on August 28, 2009 (50 comments)

Bottle rockets. No punks.

Pssst. Hey, kid. Check out these bottle rockets. You can make them yourself. Via: Make.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:30 PM on August 26, 2009 (31 comments)

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is.

Space is really big. A perspective on the Earth and Moon from the view of a pixel.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 10:23 PM on August 11, 2009 (50 comments)

How to start and operate a Ford Model T

How to start and drive a Model T
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 12:52 AM on June 30, 2009 (26 comments)

Shuttle launch aborts.

Space Shuttle launch aborts. Approximately six minutes of on-pad post-ignition pre-liftoff aborts in a single YouTube link.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 1:53 PM on June 8, 2009 (31 comments)

300 baud of awesome in a wooden box

This is what 300 baud looks like online today.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 11:47 AM on June 1, 2009 (111 comments)

I am a strange loop.

Douglas Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid has been recorded as a series of video lectures for MIT's Open Courseware project.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 9:30 PM on May 30, 2009 (74 comments)

Nightmares on Wax.

RCA Victor's record manufacturing process in 1942: Part one - Part two.
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 7:35 PM on May 23, 2009 (16 comments)

In Bb 2.0

In Bb 2.0
posted to MetaFilter by loquacious at 7:00 AM on May 12, 2009 (60 comments)

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