After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media's six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.
Friday, Aug 19th 2016 (12:00am)
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Blockbuster Video is still alive... sorta. There's one store left, a non-corporate location struggling with being the endling of a titan in a now-defunct industry. And they have a twitter account.
Got a great infographic here produced by an SSL certificate website called SSLs.com that is full of information about internet 1sts. Read about when the 1st email was sent, when the 1st domain name was registered, when the 1st image was uploaded, when the 1st blog was launched and more.
Sunday, May 15th 2016 (12:02am)
If carefully curated home design trends drive you batty, this will give you some laughs.
I could live in most of these spaces with my BFFs Alicia Silverstone and Gwyneth Paltrow and we could chug vegan moon dust shakes until we puke.
Fuck your fireplace full of skulls and such! Fuck your book and object color synchronization! Fuck your Michael Graves for Alessi kettle with bird-shaped whistle! Fuck your tripod spotlight floor lamp that resembles professional photo equipment! Fuck your wall-mounted letterpress drawer that displays tiny objects! Fuck your tiny succulent array!
Wednesday, Mar 16th 2016 (1:05am)
Andrew Cuomo says all 278 subway stations will have wifi access by the end of 2016. The thousands of miles of railway between stations might take a little more work.
Separately, old pay phones in NYC are starting to be converted to wifi stations and USB charging ports.
Saturday, Jan 9th 2016 (3:49am)
YUP | 1 The New York Public Library Releases More Than 180,000 Digitized Items into the Public Domain
The New York Public Library has released more than 180,000 digitized items into the public domain. Users can freely browse the digital collection using a visualization tool that allows them to quickly scan hundreds of years worth of content. The collection includes maps, art, books, sheet music, photographs, menus, and more.
The NYPL has also created several tools utilizing the collection including the 'Mansion Maniac' game where users can walk around the floor plans of mansions, and a 'Street View' tool that compares modern New York City with its 1911 counterpart.
Wednesday, Jan 6th 2016 (3:35pm)
If you, like me, still feel the sting of the mighty Topless Robot/The Robot's Voice being unceremoniously shuttered by corporate, you'll be pleased to know that some of the more diligent authors over there have gone off and started their own site, with blackjack! And hookers! As a matter of fact, forget the blackjack!
It's still building at this point, but the outstanding TR community - no longer hamstrung by the facebook-only comments that effectively killed the site - is beginning to re-form under WRT. Things are lookin' up for 2016 already!
Monday, Jan 4th 2016 (12:01am)
Thousands of people were duped into sharing a photo of a dog on Facebook after they believed the pooch had been hurt. According to the Dec. 23 post, the dog had been "badly burned and disfigured trying to save his family from a house fire." The "burn" was simply a piece of ham on the dog's face.
Friday, Jan 1st 2016 (12:02am)
Seemingly out of nowhere, one of my most very favorite places on the web, The Robot's Voice (nee Topless Robot) has ceased operations. The site started up right about when I did at Voice Media, and even though I was only distantly connected to the site by a paycheck, I've always been an ardent fan of the place and the guys who ran it, Rob Bricken and then Luke Y. Thompson. Thanks, gents, for many years of solid nerd news and entertainment. It's been the source for many a post here over the years. I left the community when facebook became the only way to participate, but I've always been there lurking and reading.
The oldschool web continues to die by inches and it is my lot to live through it, both professionally and personally, while my peers and heroes die around me. RIP TR.
Saturday, Dec 19th 2015 (4:41am)
Do you remember that clip of a rat carrying a slice of pizza that went viral? Here's a remote control version let loose both above ground and subterranean in New York. Have fun with the people's reactions.
Thursday, Nov 12th 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
You're a man. You're not homosexual. But you're just sick of women. You want no part of being around women. There is a site designed for you to join in with others like you. Resources abound. Have tons of fun.
Monday, Nov 2nd 2015 (11:55am) | Thanks: Jeroen
When I was a teenager, I once helped a crowd of people tip over a Klan bus on Padre Island. As an adult, I help publicize this impending exposure of the KKK and their cohorts by the hactivist collective Anonymous.
Friday, Oct 30th 2015 (12:01am)
So you've been following the news about the Rowan County, KY clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses. And sure, you have an opinion or two regarding the matter.
One Twitter user has created the mock account @NextToKimDavis that shares the thoughts of the bespectacled woman who silently sits at the counter while Davis claims she's representing "God's Authority."
Now the fun begins. Read on.
Thursday, Sep 3rd 2015 (7:56pm)
One of the oldest head-shakers on the web, Gene Ray's Time Cube, has disappeared. It is inevitable, I suppose, that classic content like this will fade away (we'll REALLY take a hit when archive.org's Wayback Machine goes byebye), but we don't have to be happy about it. Today we mourn as the oldschool web gets another slice closer to the death of a thousand cuts.
Thursday, Sep 3rd 2015 (12:01am) | Thanks: Niveras
Not really, however many unicode characters look like upside down alphabet characters. Easily create your own here and then befuddle your friend in an email or on social media.
Most applications will let you copy and paste the results.
Friday, Jul 3rd 2015 (12:00am)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
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