A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
Jennifer Lee makes music under the name TOKiMONSTA
. The Los Angeles born-and-raised musician started out in beat-battles
, then released some remixes that got broader recognition
in a style clearly inspired by older hip-hop and trip-hop. She got her start releasing her music through her friend, Flying Lotus, but has only released one EP for his Brainfeeder label. Her discography
includes two proper albums, a handful of EPs and singles, plus various appearances on compilations, never sticking with a single label for any length of time. Her style started with 1990s hip-hop and trip-hop, branched out into IDM and "grittier" styles, and her new album, Half Shadows, was said to range from "delightfully weird"
for the collaboration with Kool Keith
, to "lush, hypnotic" for the track with Andreya Triana
. The album also features a collaboration with MNDR
(possibly NSFW skimpy clothing scene in intro) and with Gavin Turek
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 23, 2013 -
In June of 1977, James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee. 54.5 hours later, he was captured, "driven and exhausted, covered with mud and sand,"
(Large PDF) just five miles away. In 1986, accomplished ultrarunner Gary Cantrell (AKA Lazarus Lake) decided to hold an ultramarathon in neighboring Frozen Head State Park. The world's toughest 100 miler
, the Barkley Marathon and Fun Run, was born. There have been 13 100-mile finishers
since that time.
In 2012, three people finished the 100 miler, and a new course record was set. Here are some before and after shots of runners
. Here are some shots of the course
and the fun
posted by OmieWise
on Apr 9, 2012 -
ULTRa set for take off in Cardiff!
Urban Light Transport is finally here, and trials are under way in Cardiff, Wales for these four passenger driverless cars. It is estimated that the cost of implementation ($60m) will be 1/3 to 1/2 of that of a comparable light rail system.
posted by Why
on Feb 24, 2002 -