"The streets of 2030's New York remain the only venues not under the thumb of the monolithic corporations. Manhattan’s three major hacker gangs have developed black-market technology that enables them to jack into the phone network though the payphone nodes, and redirect the payment deposited into that phone into their own coffers." The premise of a new cyberpunk novel? Nope. A new street game
you can play with your friends
posted by maniactown
on Sep 24, 2006 -
of the best places in the United States assume their expert can choose the absolute best place to live, or to work, or to raise a family—for everyone. Wouldn't a better way to find great places to live in America
be based on your
unique priorities and preferences?
posted by CodeBaloo
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Fire bullets by manuevering your pixel as close as possible to the shots fired by the enemy in the center. Requires Java Runtime Environment.
(Since there's no sound, here's a sharity blog whose music would provide an excellent soundtrack: Curved Air
Game via Jay
and Good Experience
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 6, 2006 -
Graphic novels without words are the silent movies of the printed page. Now, the inestimable and erudite vacapinta
first directed us to the father of the genre, one Frans Masereel
. Up to recently, the most notable of Masereel's successors was Lynd Ward
, whose most famous work was God's Man
, subtitled A Novel in Woodcuts
. Here are some more plates
from God's Man
for sale. Yet more plates can be found, along with a bad midi, at the Texas based Woodcuts - Lynn Ward: Gods' Man
. And here are some illustrations
from Georgetwon University's Lauinger Library September 2001 exhibit Lvnd Ward as Illustrator
. Here, also, is Graphic Witness: visual arts & social commentary - Lynd Ward
. And here is his Madman's Drum
in its entirety. But now we have a contemporary working in the same vein--Eric Drooker
. More inside
posted by y2karl
on Aug 4, 2006 -
"I live in an apartment building. We have a laundry room. The laundry room has a table. People put things on the table, and other people take those things away later. It's a laundry room swapmeet. I take pictures of the things and write about them. Hilarity more-or-less ensues." Awesome. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 3, 2006 -
is the greatest website ever for people trying to get away with web browsing at work. You enter a URL, it launches a new window styled to resemble a Word Document window. It even includes a "Boss" key to convert the page to regular text. Check out MeFi in it
. [via waxy]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Never wanna work/Always wanna play/Pleasure, pleasure every day.
What happens when the jobs go away and don't return?
Should we take the surpluses generated and pay people not to work?
What happens to the assumption of scarcity when nanotechology
allows us to generate potentially anything we want from grass clippings?
Maybe Marx had it wrong all along. Maybe, instead of fetishizing work and the authoritarian mindset that it generates, we should have been reading Paul Lafargue instead.
Just as a thought experiment, what would you do if your job category disappeared? How would you spend your time? Would you invest more time and energy in friendships and other relationships? Hobbies? If you were your employer, what technologies would you use to get rid of your position and save money?
posted by jason's_planet
on Jun 25, 2006 -
So, how many subjects are there in a split brain
? I know that at least one more mefi user is interested
. To get some background information, play this little game
from nobelprize.org. Personally, I think they
(even though the layout
is strange - for an edu site) have it right: [more inside]
posted by vertriebskonzept
on Jun 1, 2006 -
Guess the movie
is a quiz where you have to guess the correct film from a single frame jpg. Part II here
. Warning: site is crazy slow loading, may somehow be hosted on Geocities.
posted by jonson
on Feb 23, 2006 -
It's fun, it's gorgeous, it's PC and Internet Explorer only.
It's also unstable as all hell, so play career mode unless you don't mind restarting your whole game frustratingly often. DHTML
gaming at its finest.
(from the always excellent jayisgames
, which is having a fantastic week).
Triglav was previously mentioned
but was as of then unfinished. If you're already hip to it, play meteor busters
posted by klangklangston
on Jan 28, 2006 -
Play RISK using Google Maps
. From the FAQ: For some reason I decided a bit after the API for Google Maps came out that it would be awesome to be able to play Risk on it... I've always been a gamer and thought this was the perfect step.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Nov 8, 2005 -
Having sweated over the origins of the universe and split the atom, academics have finally tackled the question that has perplexed mankind since the dawn of time: what are the best chat-up lines?
A study from psychologists at the University of Edinburgh
tested 205 people for reactions to 40 vignettes of a woman approached by a man using "verbal signals of genetic quality" in different categories
, and found the best rated approaches to be those revealing character qualities, wealth and culture, although the puzzling winning line proved a flop in real life tests. Unsurprisingly, a direct request for sex received a low score. Previous findings by the Japanese proved equally dubious
. But there's still hope, as the code seems to have been cracked in Dublin, where since last year "there is definitely more pulling"
. The secret? A smoking ban, a lot of crowded pubs, and "smirting"
, an unexpected side effect of the health measure.
posted by funambulist
on Nov 6, 2005 -
What do you get when you mix a fiendishly difficult and addictive puzzle game with the feel of a hack & slash RPG set in a cartoonish, slightly tongue-in-cheek fantasy world? That would be Deadly Rooms of Death
(DROD for short). The game is freakin' huge, with 25 levels filled with unique rooms, and it also happens to be free.
posted by speicus
on Sep 22, 2005 -