This isn’t worth the candy

So many things to read, so little time actually wanting to read them all. Yeah, first-world problems.

Jumping into it, we start with the new Steam controller. Then head into the world of interviews, bacteria, directories, horoscopes, alcohol, zombies, drugs, vendettas, liquid crystal, observatories, guns, advertising, selfies, packet sniffers, fishing boats, looking down from on high, smartwatches, teenagers, spaceships, labyrinths, libraries, and mashups. Finally everyone get’s lucky with the Russian Police! Enjoy:

Expect more comics and funnies in upcoming posts!

Pick a lie you like

That week went far quicker than could be accounted for; at least that is the thought here. Regardless, we have here plenty of things to make up for the gap in time. Lots of Halloween related links, of course and everything else. From breaking CAPTCHA to programming robots, horoscopes to cartoon maths, Lego-style phones to AR alternatives, life hacks to comments on porn videos, false identities to microscopic imagery, spying on the Brits to chaos theory, haunted paintings to period RPGs, video games without rules to breaking the rules of video games, football players to pop-up picture books, Steve Jobs to Ender’s Game, giant death storks to fighting like a gentleman. It’s all quite a mess; so dig in and enjoy:

I think I’m good on shows right now

Lots happening this time around. There’s even been an effort put into getting this posted somewhat on time. Medals, congratulatory claps and cheers all round. Or not. Whatever.

There’s a pretty random collection of things today — from parody to serious and from music to maths — creeps and algorithms, robots and scanners, secure computers and girls names, lists and education methods, cardboard boxes and dinosaurs, lists and umbrellas, apples and wolverines, and starting with cops and cameras:

Because yesterday she had her leg bitten off by a shark

And we’re back. Not on schedule, because that is something that will never happen, and everybody knows it. Instead we have a smattering of articles from the past few weeks. Breaking Bad and Wonder Woman, productivity and social media, massage and horoscopes, language and mathematics, drugs and card games, televisions and games, sphinxes and salamanders ducksand octopusses, oh my! This one contains almost everything, with a few obvious exceptions …

But first, some Bowie, but not for the usual reasons:

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: