Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Links!

Leading off, from Blake Senn, and this is one of the most mind-blowing things I've ever seen: the construction of a programmable computer inside Dwarf Fortress. To see design details, click on "spoiler" just below "Giant Wall of Text" in the post, and also check out the link under "Click here to see my testing results." Just incredible.

Courtesy of GameSetWatch, some of the best videogame art I've ever seen: arcade game propaganda posters. The Joust poster is absolutely brilliant.

From Shane Courtrille, a link to a story about a very clever April Fool's joke by Gamestation: a modified terms and conditions statement that gave up legal ownership of the customer's soul. The point being that people never read those things, but what a funny way to make the point.

Here's a crazy story: a Starcraft betting scandal in South Korea. This is a big, big deal.

From Cliff Eyler, and this is both fascinating and bizarre, a new exhibit opening in Wewelsburg Castle  that examines Himmler, the SS, and their f-ed up and monstrous nature in general.
From George Politis, a "deep zoom" program that allows you to examine famous works of art so closely that you can see brush detail quite easily.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, some spectacular images of the climb to visit a teahouse in China. Also, what I can only describe as a drive-in lava theater.

From DQ Reader My Wife, a link to a profile on "The Mad Russian"--
Alexander Ovechkin.

From Greg V, a photo of the International Space Station flying through an aurora.

From Jesse Leimkuehler, a beautiful image of the Rosetta nebula.

From hippo, and this is a bit hard to describe, a construction video that includes a bulldozer climbing up the outside of a tower. Bad description, but an amazing video.

From Steve Davis, a $3 device that could significantly improve wound healing.

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