Repository of Geekness

Librarian of the Internet. Collector of Stories.
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estupidin:

I’ve always liked jellyfish, even tho they can be scary as hell sometimes.

(via siryl)

It was dead. Dead in the water. There had been this PC boom in the ’80s, and it was gigantic—that was Apple and Intel and Microsoft up in Seattle. And then the American economic recession hit—in ’88, ’89—and that was on the heels of the rapid ten-year rise of Japan. Silicon Valley had had this sort of brief shining moment, but Japan was going to take over everything. And that’s when the American economy went straight into a ditch. You’d pick up the newspaper, and it was just endless misery and woe. Technology in the U.S. is dead; economic growth in the U.S. is dead. All of the American kids were Gen-X slackers2—no ambition, never going to do anything.

Unbundling the nation-state

hungryghoast:

the ability to pet and hold dogs and other animals (with no necessarily beneficial ramifications upon the mechanics of the game) is the most important advancement in video games in the past 10-15 years.

(Source: solidusnakes, via door)