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  1. A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories

    Interesting to read about the Apple Watch as a highish-end watch, ignoring the software. It compares well. A good point is raised though - traditional watches will last a long time, but how short will the life of an Apple Watch be? (via @GreatDismal)

  2. Dan Golding — The End of Gamers

    This change in gaming seems long and slow and so I’m just picking out this one article to save as an almost arbitrary, but appropriately titled, marker for when gaming, and gamers, changed, (via @GreatDismal)

  3. The 1950s Flying Saucer Conventions at an Underground Rock House | Messy Nessy Chic

    Lots of great photos from LIFE magazine, and a good story. Very ‘Gods Without Men’. (via @GreatDismal)

  4. Picture This: U.S. Cities Under 12 feet of Sea Level Rise | Climate Central

    Altered photos showing what parts of some US cities will look like. Always reminds me of that bit in one of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars books where they go back south-east England, chimney tops poking out of the sea. (via @greatdismal)

  5. Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries | TechCrunch

    The sort of logical endpoint for the worst of Silicon Valley geekdom. (via @GreatDismal)

  6. China’s Ghost Cities? Not so ghost-like. | Tobias Buckell Online

    Those news reports about empty Chinese cities appear to be not entirely accurate. (via @GreatDismal)

  7. Wa-ben Cuben Fiber Wallet | Stick’s Blog

    For future reference, for when my current 15-year-old Muji wallet gives up the ghost. (via @GreatDismal)

  8. Reykjavik Eyes

    Glasses/spectacles, each pair made from a single piece of titanium. No hinges. (via @GreatDismal)

  9. Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California -

    Big, cul-de-sac houses in America rented cheap by students. These cut-off developments are ripe to become the same kind of dead-end ghettos as neglected estates and 60s high-rises. (via @GreatDismal)

  10. The Business of Blogging | The Sartorialist − BoF – The Business of Fashion

    How ‘The Sartorialist’ blog makes money. (Mainly advertising, but a few other sporadic things too.) (via @GreatDismal)

  11. The Wrong Trousers - Charlie’s Diary

    Charles Stross on his M&S trousers and Scottevest many-pocketed fleece, plus many comments. (via @GreatDismal)

  12. The New Pants Revue | Beyond The Beyond

    Bruce Sterling comparing old and new 5.11 Tactial Pants. I love this SF-writer/fashion crossover point. I tried some of these on recently and they seemed oddly baggy. Maybe I’m too used to jeans. (via @GreatDismal)

  13. Wa-ben - The Wallet

    William Gibson’s wallet, made of Cuben Fiber CT9K.5. (via @GreatDismal)

  14. Oslo attacks: Why did so many experts blame Islamic terrorists? - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine

    I liked this, simply because of its description of the many varying angles of extremism and how the things they hate contrast and overlap. (Also Slate’s automatic iPad web display is rather nice.) (via Great Dismal)

  15. Unabomb08 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The Unabomber’s cobbled-together shoes, designed to leave fake, wrong-sized footprints. (via @GreatDismal)

  16. Wilderness to brothels to Apple store: the History of Development in one block

    I like this description of one spot of Manhattan and how it changed over the centuries. Although calling the block’s current state “the ultimate culmination of centuries of development” assumes nothing’s going to change ever again. (via @GreatDismal)

  17. CV Dazzle by Adam Harvey

    “Camouflage from face detection.” Good stuff. By a student at ITP. (via @GreatDismal)

  18. Gallery - Brilliant SF books that got away - Image 1 - New Scientist

    I’ve only read one of these. So much to read! (via @GreatDismal)

  19. Saul Griffith and Jonathan Bachrach’s algorithmically-designed “DARPA Hoodie” - Boing Boing

    Interesting. Want to find more modern/future-y but still wearable clothes. Any ideas? (via @GreatDismal)

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