Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

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Magali Barbé wrote and directed this short sci-fi video about an imaginary augmented reality game called Strange Beasts. It starts off with a “hey, yeah, cool, augemented reality games are going to be fun to play” vibe but gradually veers down the...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Since the late 1980s, the winning percentage of road teams has been rising in the NBA. After speaking to dozens of players, coaches, and team officials, Tom Haberstroh found a fairly accepted answer: “NBA players are sleeping more and drinking less”....
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Daft Punk creates their songs by extensively sampling records, mostly from the 70s and 80s. In some cases, bits of song are used relatively unchanged while others are chopped up and repeated to the point of being unrecognizable. Here are a few of the...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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From The Guardian, a typically illuminating piece from George Saunders on how he approaches writing…and more specifically how he approached writing a novel after so many years of writing short stories. Regarding the writer/reader connection: This is...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Rayna is a small child who thinks this hot water heater looks like a robot and she is determined to say hi to it and tell it that she loves it. THIS IS THE CUTEST THING OF ALL TIME THAT IS NOT THAT PHOTO OF OTTERS HOLDING HANDS SO THEY DON’T DRIFT...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The title of this video is “Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen—MUST WATCH END!!” and there is literally nothing else I can say to entice you to watch it if you’re not already hooked by that....
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Guardian has an entertaining and touching excerpt of Bill Hayes’ memoir Insomniac City about his moving to New York and his relationship with Oliver Sacks. Even though Sacks had little interest or knowledge about popular culture — “‘What...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Monday, March 27, 2017
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From Aron Strandberg,1 this is a timeline visualization of the age of the world’s population from 1960-2060. The world’s human population has increased rapidly in the last couple centuries, most recently doubling since 1970: A tremendous change occurred...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Monday, March 27, 2017
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From director Martin McDonagh, who is also responsible for In Bruges, comes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Frances McDormand stars and even in the trailer, she is a force of nature. (No offense to Meryl Streep, but McDormand is a very strong...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Monday, March 27, 2017
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This video from Vox explains how Vladimir Putin took advantage of the post-Soviet political and economic chaos in Russia to become its leader in a very short period of time and what’s he done with that leadership since then. Vladimir Putin has been...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Monday, March 27, 2017
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