“We’ve seen some less-radical attempts to destroy technology in the real world in recent months, mainly in the form of attacks on people wearing Glass or flying drones, or the drone on its own (by hockey fans who reportedly and incorrectly thought it belonged to the LAPD). As in the movie, the destroyers haven’t been identified or punished, with one exception: Andrea Mears, 23, was charged with third degree assault for attacking a teen boy, Austin Haughwout, 17, flying a drone on a Connecticut beach. She got probation this week, as noted by comprehensive drone chronicler Greg McNeal. It’s easy to call these people Luddites, after the British workers who set about destroying machines — and in some cases killing the people who owned them — in the late 1700s and early 1800s in a futile attempt to turn back the tide of mechanization. It led Britain to pass a law making machine-wrecking punishable by death. But the new machine destroyers’ motivations are different. The original Luddites were worried machines would take their jobs; the Neo-Luddites fear machines will steal their privacy.”
— The Violent Opt-out: The Neo-Luddites Attacking Drones And Google Glass - Forbes (via new-aesthetic)
8:27 am • 29 July 2014 • 108 notes
Son Finds His Late Dad’s ‘Ghost’ In A Racing Video Game
This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game that he and his dad used to play together, only to discover a part of his father lived on in the game, as a ghost car.
This is less supernatural than that sentence sounds. In racing video games, a ghost car is a representation of a previous player’s inputs and actions as they drove the track previously. Usually, the fastest laps are stored as ghost cars and then used by players to help them find the best line around a track, or have a way to compete with another player in a time-shifted way.
Via Jake H.
11:27 am • 25 July 2014 • 220 notes
I’m gonna rock this interview tomorrow. getting up at 8am and making a good breakfast? that’s my shit. interview at 9? no problem dude
good luck dude!
11:26 am • 25 July 2014 • 3 notes
Interviewing for one of my dream jobs today and I keep getting messages from friends wishing me luck. I be all like 😊😊😊😊😊
5:39 am • 24 July 2014 • 2 notes
this reminds me of jeff’s dad if it was 40 years ago, kind of
12:22 pm • 19 July 2014 • 94 notes
"Tending the Garden of Squashed Heads" - Oil painting by Gregory Jacobsen. http://gregoryjacobsen.com/
11:09 pm • 14 July 2014 • 516 notes