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halcyon; ephemeral; timeless

Beautiful, hopeful newfound photos of the protests at Tiananmen Square
posted by Mistress on Jun 7, 2014 - 52 comments

Z is for Zelda, Zeppelin, Zombie and Zardoz "for comic relief"

Alphabet Blocks for a Geek Baby "Amateur engineer/designer" Jonathan M. Guberman made his newborn son a set of custom engraved wooden alphabet blocks, with "things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him" on 4 of the 6 sides. (See them all here) "The only real rule I followed in choosing subjects was trying to maintain an even gender balance" which makes them even more awesome. (Of course, your choices for certain letters may vary)
posted by oneswellfoop on Jan 22, 2014 - 43 comments

Flying Square of Cardboard.

Flying Square of Cardboard. [SLYT] It's a square of cardboard. That flies. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 20, 2013 - 41 comments

Live from Tahrir Square

Live from Tahrir Square courtesy BitTorrent Live [more inside]
posted by item on Jul 3, 2013 - 63 comments

fee fie foe fud

Point-of-sale equipment vendor Veriphone issues a stern video about how smartphone payment processor Square makes it easy to skim credit card data. The internet is there to translate. [more inside]
posted by mullingitover on Mar 9, 2011 - 60 comments

LOOKIT ME IM DANCIN

In Aliens, what was the primary danger Ellen Ripley faced? Was it A. the machinations of the officials of the Weyland-Yutani corporation, B. the attacks and acid blood of the aliens themselves, or C. the bizarre, space-warping doors of the space colony dumping her into pits of death? According to a recently-surfaced prototype of a Famicom (Japanese NES) port of Aliens, produced by Squaresoft, the answer is C!
Sardius of gaming blog Dream And Friends tells us all about it: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jan 20, 2011 - 37 comments

This conversation we're having? $10. I accept Amex and Visa.

It's more of a "how are you paying?" than "what are you doing?" kind of business. Square Inc. is a new startup cofounded by Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Jim McKelvey which will allow businesses and individuals to take credit card payments from customers anywhere. Receipts and confirmations are paperless and get sent to buyers via text message or email. While the media believes it is set to shake up the credit card processing industry, it has also committed to donate a penny on every transaction a merchant takes to a cause of their choice. Square is starting business with $10 million in venture capital funding and is of course tweeting the process; you can see it in action here or try it at Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco.
posted by cgomez on Dec 1, 2009 - 65 comments

Vintage Game Club plays Chrono Trigger

Good morning, Crono! (Cf.) Starting this Friday, the Vintage Game Club will play through the RPG classic Chrono Trigger, a game beloved and praised but perhaps not well understood. The discussion is beginning here (little substance so far). [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Mar 17, 2009 - 46 comments

An except from a new book, American Nerd: The Story of My People.

The Cool Nerds. It's hip to be square, or something.
posted by fixedgear on May 21, 2008 - 96 comments

How To Speak Hip

How To Speak Hip with Del Close and John Brent
posted by Del Far on Apr 1, 2008 - 27 comments

How to sell wolf tickets.

A guide to prison slang. Texas prison guards' guide to prison slang. Jim Goad's guide to prison slang.(He should know). More prison slang. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jan 2, 2008 - 22 comments

R.I. P. Mr. Butch

Mr. Butch, The King of Kenmore Square, was killed in a scooter accident yesterday. An excellent film portrait of the man and icon can be found here. His rich and well-lived life was the embodiement of the only recipe for anarchy I ever saw that worked: Total Freedom + Total Heart.
posted by extrabox on Jul 13, 2007 - 28 comments

Far from the Madding Crowd

"Just because you went to Princeton doesn’t mean you’re a jerk." The rich and Ivied find a place in SoHo.
posted by four panels on May 5, 2007 - 77 comments

Aaaaargh!

Click and hold the red square.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 4, 2005 - 70 comments

Look up more

Look up more - Improv Everywhere has been mentioned before but this latest mission is the largest yet. After reading about it here, I wonder how many people signed up for the NYC list? Were there any other MeFites there? I was window 39...
posted by xmod2 on Mar 23, 2005 - 11 comments

Japan corners the market on square fruit.

Japan corners the market on square fruit. I suppose this is the ultimate example of form over function. Finally a solution for the widespread refrigerator overcrowding problems.
posted by ry on Jun 16, 2001 - 32 comments

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