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May 11, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 11, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

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May 10, 2011

Death to All Humans! Robots Violating their Orders (Video)

created at: 05/10/2011

Popular culture is filled with killer robots, most famously The Terminator. Unpopular culture, science fiction novels, are filled with all sorts of robots.

Isaac Asimov, in his years of writing science fiction, wrote a lot about robots. He wrote so much about robots he ended up having a series of laws about how robots should and would function. They go a little something like this:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Not too bad. I would have put in a fourth law about robots needing to look super cool, and always have guns for arms, but what do I know? I will say this. So far, deep into the future years of the 2000s, i have not seen one frightening… read more

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May 10, 2011

Rubbish Rainbows: Spectral Art Made Entirely from Garbage

created at: 05/10/2011

Austrailian artist Liz Jones is a crafter and collector of trash: beautiful, rainbow-colored trash that washes up on Melbourne's urban beaches. She says, "I wanted to show the slightly disturbing nature of human need for disposable plastic, and the fact that these everyday items tend to last for an indefinite time after they are disposed of. I am attracted to the variety of rainbow hues and the contrast of beauty and… read more

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May 10, 2011

The Moustache Grower's Guide

"Virility didn't have a manual -- until now! Whether you rock the wise Fu Manchu or the classic Lumberjack, this book has instructions on the care, growth and grooming of 30 retro and modern 'staches as well as coordinating style tips for non-facial parts."

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May 10, 2011

Pomplamoose Cover the Angry Birds Theme Song

created at: 05/10/2011

Pomplamoose, the bf/gf pioneer's of the "video song," have turn their catapult's sights to the eerily catchy Angry Birds theme song. Their version comes out even more eerie and catchy, and shows the duo at their best.

Click play to watch the… read more

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May 09, 2011

Sci-Fi IKEA Manuals

The clever minds at College Humor have created some international reader friendly, wordless, slightly confusing manuals for some of their favorite, often-equally-hard-to-follow science-fiction… read more

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May 09, 2011

How To: Make a Back Yard Drink Caddy for $2.00

At first, this may seem a little superfluous. But then, one of your buddies gets out the frisbee. And then the neighbor's dog comes to say hello, or someone stumbles in your direction, and your ice cold beverage is all over the ground. Honestly, I think of three times I could/would have used one of these in the last week, even though it's been raining like… read more

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May 09, 2011

World's Largest Model Airport Took Seven Years to Build, Costs 5.16 Million Dollars

created at: 05/09/2011

I have started four models in my life. I have completed zero.

These cats, on the other hand, have completed the world's largest model airport, which features "40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings." Many of the items move around by themselves, and it took seven years...

...and… read more

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May 06, 2011

Happy Hour: Make Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Yeah, err, right. It's lemonade. Lemons, water, sugar, go. Right?

Right. Except this one adds blueberries...and… read more

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May 06, 2011

Bizarre: Animal Species Named After Famous People

created at: 05/06/2011

Nope, it's not some crazy fan naming their cat after some reality show monstrosity, or the officious Sammy Davis Jr. Jr., but actual Latin-esque binomial names of animals named for famous… read more

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