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:

Nah, sorry, I’ve got a duck though

There were plans to post this earlier, but they never eventuated into reality. Which is totally fine. Just see what we have in here to make up for it. Or don’t. Right now, it’s not a big deal.

In here today we have links that range around hacking and the law, the concept of irony, online privacy, combining the two most popular games of the year, ladies wearing cream, stills from movie sets, clothing humour, a new take on movie posters, ecological technologies, wearable surveillance, mapping fiction, encrypted emails, fortune telling, pornographer revelations, virtual card games, playing asteroids in real life, frustration leads to anger and not the dark side, and bionic implants making a difference for everyone. Sit down and eat up:

I know! How amazing is this!

Well, there goes another week. It’s a touch absurd really. No matter how much you try to get things done beforehand, the weekend creeps on. All inexorable like. Whatever.

There’s a lot of stuff following this bit of drivel: a whole panoply of interesting and boring, of fantastical and mundane. And maybe there will be a magic show afterwards to which all these fancy words actually apply. Maths, pachyderms, holes, statues, cakes, racing, slavery, medicine, movies, fools, installations, foretellings, advice, communications, automatons, questions, developers, and extra-terrestrial life — it’s all in here, so dive in and eat up:

Even empty space has vaccuum energy

Sometimes the days fly by, other times they seem to drag on an on. Can’t be too sure which it has been lately around here; time is fluid and not prone to stability.

Today’s links move between technology and everything else and back again quite a lot. Between children’s television and fighting games, you’ll find wireless technology, satellite photography, new MOBA games, wireless warriors, nail polish, GPS 25th anniversary, sand art, horoscopes and more horoscopes, cosplay, gamer racing drivers, avoiding censorship, emotion recognition, thoughts on the future from the past, musical FPS, nuclear fusion, crazy objects in the third dimension, and bouts of humour scattered in large clumps. So jump in and enjoy it all:

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: