How do we get rid of a battery this big?

Another week another payslip right? This week has been full of net neutrality discussion, from why we need it to why we need it even more. There was even a vote on some form of non-committal policy from the people in charge, which is awesome. Or not.

Anyway, diving into this mess of links you’ll see there are a lot with a technology focus. Starting with 3d printed makeup and leading into mobile/cell phones, there is also more about wearable fashion, exoskeletons, automated cars and algorithms making decisions. There’s also a large smattering of humour spread amongst zombie apocalypses, comic book adaptions, alien creators, trolls, horoscopes, video and arcade games, photos from war, old papers, hot water, visualising the universe and a large collection of skulls. So jump in as someone has already cleaned all the blood off:

This is the closest that unshaven smelly men can get

And another week comes and goes. And 2014 keeps on moving without waiting for anyone to catch up.

Anywa, highlights for this week include what the Xbox One is going to do to your family home, manuscripts that have never been translated, a possibly true fairytale about the internet and the male gaze, Amanda Palmer answering your questions about everything, and the first episode of hitREcord. Filler includes things like the angry NSA, the scale of the universe, your new Google SmartHome™, looking at how things now looked back then, rubber band guns, movies repeated back at you Twitter style, the NSA has good points, American cheerleaders playing with cameras, upcoming games for 2014, breaking the NSA, why the ancients couldn’t see green, net neutrality dies aged twenty, comics and horoscopes. But first, chow down on some grammar nazis:

Do you like donuts?

Well, that’s enough of a break. Time for the New Year and recovering from the celebrations. There’s been a lot of nothing for a while, probably because of that celebratory period, but things are beginning to flood back in again.

Leading the list of items two weeks old or less today is virtual reality, closely followed by creepypasta. Also included for your pleasure are things like webcomics[!], country music, life reflections, shoes, facts, glitter nail polish, outer space, coffee flavoured beer, images of earth, genuine fakes, women’s rowing, broken things, wierd passwords, Orwell and facial recognition and, of course, the obligatory stuff about Christmas and stuff about New Year’s. Jump in:

And something semi-relevant to finish it all off:

Why didn’t you do the knock part?

So, this post is late. -Ish. Or something. To make up for this, it is huge. About fifty percent more than a regular post. There’s all sorts in here this time as well; 3d printing, lossiness, suns, pretty girls, ants, psychos, television, orcs, wizards, copycats, brains, phones, spiders, teeth, santas, predictions, buttons, dinosaurs, makeovers, holes, fairytales, doctors, food, chalk, gears, demons, diacritics, books, superheroes, consoles, airplanes, surfboards and ponies.

Plenty to keep you busy for an afternoon or two:

That was perhaps a little excessive. Bonus internet points if you can point to any link that wasn’t referenced at the start!

I get it. It’s for a quest.

So, let’s get this going then; it’s late and it’s full. Heaps in here, just check the tags — underwear, horoscopes, laughs, music history, lots of art and photography, silly tech, maths and algorithms, the NSA, Richard Stallman, money, solar power and molten sand, etc. Lots of stuff to enjoy.

So dig in and fill up:

And because this has been delayed, here’s the most recent horoscopes from your favourite fortune tellers: