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Old 05-25-2019, 12:18 AM
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A roundup of how people around the world will celebrate Towel Day this year.
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Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:23 PM
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A guy built a giant recreation of a LEGO helicopter that can actually hover because there are drone rotors on each corner.


I was a huge LEGOmaniac as a kid, and it's always great to see a classic design from the time before licensed nonsense took over the industry.
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Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:36 PM
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The Legal Eagle takes on the legal procedures used in "The Measure of a Man".


While scriptwriter Melinda Snodgrass was a lawyer before moving into writing, she did do a few things wrong.
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mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:40 PM
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I was reminded of Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia (no, not the one hosted by Patrick Stewart) today, so I had to track it down on YouTube.



The music from the first thirty seconds are a real nostalgic boot to the head. Yikes.



What reminded me of it? This clip from the introduction to the Fairy Tales From Around the World intro.
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Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:02 PM
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Mathias Wandel strikes again.


Why buy an expensive worklight when you can just wire a bulb to a few nails and jam the nails into the contacts of a battery to turn the thing on?


I mean, why not? Makes sense to me...
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Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:39 AM
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Numberphile goes beyond Fibonacci numbers to Tribonacci numbers and shows us a new way to tile a plane.



Like I've said before, I'm a topology geek and this stuff is fascinating to me.
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mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:54 AM
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Announcement trailer for the new Commander Keen mobile game.


As an old-school Apogee/3DRealms platformer fan, this appalls me. The question "who is this meant for" springs to mind immediately. Today's kids have no clue who Commander Keen is, so why should they care? And this is clearly not meant for the old-school DOS platformer fans, so why use Commander Keen?



I have to cleanse my mental palette with some Dopefission.


And the amazing thing that I learned today was that the creator of Dopefission is Andrew Kepple AKA Too Much Spare Time, creator of the infamous Geeks in Love music video also from Newgrounds! And also that Kepple collaborated with AlbinoBlackSheep in the first place!


(And as an amazing sidenote, my research into the interconnectedness of these early Net video creators revealed the 10th Anniversary version of Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise!)
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Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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