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"You see what happens when you find a stranger in the alps!?!?!"

From The Big Lebowski TV edit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YHXdnWLvH4

Best. TV edit. Ever.

Or something like that.


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timecube

"No human or god can match
Nature's simultaneous 4 day
rotation in 1 Earth rotation.

No human has a right to
believe wrong - for that
would be evil thinking.

Ignorance of 4 days is evil,
Evil educators teach 1 day.
1 day will destroy humans.
"

-Time Cube


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education

People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
--Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689โ€“1762)


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You wish it were photoshoped...

You wish it were photoshoped...

...but it isn't. There's _got_ to be something wrong with this....


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metaphor

"A bad metaphor is like a leaky screwdriver.

(shamelessly stolen from someone's /. sig)"

From earlier in the same discussion...

"Batshit Insane:

'The bubble-era vision of a Utopian Internet is dented and dirty... The Lexus has collided with the olive tree, and its crumpled hulk spins in a ditch as the orchard smolders.'

This metaphor is a can of Pringles, and its vigor is enhanced by venomous ducks that flip it daily with a caterpillar that just won't shut up.

Seriously... what?"

Things like this are why I read slashdot. http://slashdot.org/articles/06/12/13/1414247.shtml


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terrorism

" Drug money supports terrorism. Oil money supports terrorism. Tax money supports terrorism.
I just cut out the middlemen and write a check each week for ten dollars, made out to "TERRORISM."
sweet
where do I mail my check?
Wherever. The terrorists will find it."
-bash.org


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Beautiful game

http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/bells.htm

Beautiful animation and graphics, music; nice design. Highly recommended.


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"Simplicity is Highly Overrated"

http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/simplicity_is_highly.html

This was frustrating to read, only because he equated features with a lack of simplicity. In other words, he's confusing what a product does with its usability; this things are related, but not as directly as this makes it seem. It is possible to design things that offer lots of features, but are intuitive and thus simple to use. Of course, I would bet that the more features a product has, the more difficult it is for a designer to make an intuitve interface, but that's more of a different problem. I think, for instance, this is why some people keep hoping for an Apple-designed phone: not because it won't have features, but because hopefully their designers could make them more easily useable.

Cell phones are actually, in my opinion, a perfect example of this: features are added, and people like them; this is not a bad thing. But only a few companies put any thought into usability; Motorola is probably the most infamous. For an example of phones with a lot of usability and features, look at some of the older LG stuff, it always seemed to me to be of a quality at least slightly higher than their competitors. Don't get me started on companies like Verizon who have decided on a standardized interface, which on its own is not a bad idea at all, but their design is so, so atrocious...

Part of me was really hoping this would be a discussion on the appeal of ideas that are simple: does the simplicity of an idea really make it more truthful? Closer to reality? It certainly does make them more appealing. But I'm getting ahead of myself: this is a discussion for another time.


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Can anybody make any sense out of this?

I got this in what I can only guess is a spam message:

"We are the top fitness company in the world and are hosting th. This led naturally to them taking up skateboarding right after their. We are definitely looking for unique renova.
Has long, wavy, dirty blonde hair and a beard. In four of its last five games, Illinois has trail. Has an obsession taken over your life?
This led naturally to them taking up skateboarding right after their. A copy of the DVD, featured credits, food and beverage will be. NO entertainment stories please-!
Do you want to learn how to stop fighting and have better communication? If interested, just send us an email with a few sentences about yourself "

from Dyer Polly (zwycse@orwellpark.co.uk)

It's in English, I think... or at least it has English words. The shear fact tht it is _almost_ understandible seems to make it so much less so.


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Neutrality

"What makes a man turn neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?"

-Zapp Brannigan, star date: April 13th... point two. ...


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