Hey Cloud, you got any dependents?

It’s that time once again when a post is made without any thought for actual time frames. Plenty of things in here already even if we’ve been ignoring webcomics for a few days for various reasons and bacon.

Fencing, spacesuits, science fiction art and marsupial sex all push us off this week. They are quickly followed by an assortment that includes facial recognition, 3d printed food, first person shooter games, social engineering, horoscopes, game hacking, quantum consciousness, superconductors, the dark side of the sun, Star Wars, tricorders, adventure games, hamsters, photos of all sorts of things, and other strange things. So jump in, eat up and enjoy the nightmares that come from it all:

And something important to finish up — something everyone should be looking into:

Requesting permission to engage, over

It has been a strange week on the home front. So rather than delving into that, we’re going to jump right into what’s collected here. Hopefully it’s not too heavy.

There’s loads about the NSA, which up until now has been avoided as a topic of discussion, but it’s everywhere of late, so the smarter side of it is here also. A couple of music videos, some things about games — virtual and tabletop, horoscopes, a couple of anomalies in the natural world, how glass measures up in nature, something about translators, the questions a slave gets asked by modern people, Monty Python Lego sets, ornithopters that actually work, optical illusions, a Lord of the Flies scenario, the rush to create secure email, a video about a fox, and a nice little finisher with job applications with a twist. First up though is an artist’s collaboration with her daughter: