April 16, 2014
(via (2) Atheism: What are some profound atheist jokes? - Quora)

Some good ones.  Such as:

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Emo Philips

(via (2) Atheism: What are some profound atheist jokes? - Quora)

Some good ones. Such as:

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Emo Philips

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April 13, 2014
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March 19, 2014
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March 16, 2014

(via musicians with guns - overstepping artifacts on Vimeo)
Thanks to Jeremi for recommending this!

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March 10, 2014
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March 8, 2014

Cookie Shapes! (by Vihart)

math cookies!

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March 6, 2014

Mann gegen Maschine - Ulf Hoffmann Tischtennis Roboter (UHTTR-1) (by ulf hoffmann)
Awesome!

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March 5, 2014
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February 27, 2014
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February 25, 2014
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February 23, 2014

Little Flowers - Live, Baltimore - Feb 1, 2014 (by Jesse Stiles)

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February 21, 2014
(via Ken Shirriff’s blog: Hidden surprises in the Bitcoin blockchain- ASCII image of Bernake)
Hidden surprises in the Bitcoin blockchain and how they are stored: Nelson Mandela, Wikileaks, photos, and Python software
 Every Bitcoin transaction is stored in the distributed database known as the Bitcoin blockchain. However, people have found ways to hack the Bitcoin protocol to store more than just transactions. I’ve searched through the blockchain and found many strange and interesting things - from images to source code in JavaScript, Python, and Basic. If you’re running a Bitcoin client, you probably have all this data stored on your system.[1]
Nelson Mandela tribute The Bitcoin blockchain contains an image of Nelson Mandela and tribute text. 
Secret message in the first Bitcoin block'The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks’[3]. Presumably this is a political commentary on Bitcoin compared to the insolvency of “real” banks.
Bitcoin logo
Prayers from miners
XSS demo I’ve found JavaScript code in the blockchain that demonstrates a potential XSS attack. A common security hole on websites is cross-site scripting (XSS)[8], where an attacker can inject hostile JavaScript into a web page viewed by the victim. Surprisingly, such an attack was possible with Bitcoin. 
Len Sassaman Tribute A tribute to cryptographer Len Sassaman was put in the Bitcoin blockchain a couple weeks after his death by Dan Kaminsky.[9]
A creature simulator in Basic
The original Bitcoin paper
Rickrolls
Photographs in a messaging system Recently someone has built a message/storage system on top of Bitcoin that allows a growing sequence of messages, text, and images to be stored in the blockchain.[13]
Wikileaks cablegate data A 2.5 megabyte Wikileak files (‘cablegate-201012041811.7z’) was embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain.[14] The data is followed by a message explaining how to access it.[15] 
 Leaked firmware key and illegal primes
This transaction has a link about a leaked private key, followed by 1K of hex bytes as text, which supposedly is the private key for some AMI firmware.
 Email from Satoshi Nakamoto The following email message allegedly from Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto appears in the blockchain.[17] (It’s almost certainly not really from him.) 
Text in Bitcoin addresses Bitcoin addresses are 34 characters long, so it is possible to put something interesting in the text address, although there are limitations.
Mysterious encrypted data in the blockchain There are many mysterious things in the blockchain that I couldn’t figure out, that appear to be encrypted data.
Valentine’s day messages There are a bunch of Valentine’s day messages in the blockchain from a couple days ago. I assume someone set up a service to do this. How to put your own message in the blockchain

(via Ken Shirriff’s blog: Hidden surprises in the Bitcoin blockchain- ASCII image of Bernake)

Hidden surprises in the Bitcoin blockchain and how they are stored: Nelson Mandela, Wikileaks, photos, and Python software


Every Bitcoin transaction is stored in the distributed database known as the Bitcoin blockchain. However, people have found ways to hack the Bitcoin protocol to store more than just transactions. I’ve searched through the blockchain and found many strange and interesting things - from images to source code in JavaScript, Python, and Basic. If you’re running a Bitcoin client, you probably have all this data stored on your system.[1]


Nelson Mandela tribute
The Bitcoin blockchain contains an image of Nelson Mandela and tribute text. 

Secret message in the first Bitcoin block
'The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks’[3]. Presumably this is a political commentary on Bitcoin compared to the insolvency of “real” banks.

Bitcoin logo

Prayers from miners

XSS demo
I’ve found JavaScript code in the blockchain that demonstrates a potential XSS attack. A common security hole on websites is cross-site scripting (XSS)[8], where an attacker can inject hostile JavaScript into a web page viewed by the victim. Surprisingly, such an attack was possible with Bitcoin. 

Len Sassaman Tribute
A tribute to cryptographer Len Sassaman was put in the Bitcoin blockchain a couple weeks after his death by Dan Kaminsky.[9]

A creature simulator in Basic

The original Bitcoin paper

Rickrolls

Photographs in a messaging system
Recently someone has built a message/storage system on top of Bitcoin that allows a growing sequence of messages, text, and images to be stored in the blockchain.[13]

Wikileaks cablegate data
A 2.5 megabyte Wikileak files (‘cablegate-201012041811.7z’) was embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain.[14] The data is followed by a message explaining how to access it.[15] 

Leaked firmware key and illegal primes

This transaction has a link about a leaked private key, followed by 1K of hex bytes as text, which supposedly is the private key for some AMI firmware.

Email from Satoshi Nakamoto
The following email message allegedly from Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto appears in the blockchain.[17] (It’s almost certainly not really from him.) 

Text in Bitcoin addresses
Bitcoin addresses are 34 characters long, so it is possible to put something interesting in the text address, although there are limitations.

Mysterious encrypted data in the blockchain
There are many mysterious things in the blockchain that I couldn’t figure out, that appear to be encrypted data.

Valentine’s day messages
There are a bunch of Valentine’s day messages in the blockchain from a couple days ago. I assume someone set up a service to do this.
How to put your own message in the blockchain

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(via Monstrum - projekter)
Super unique playgrounds.

(via Monstrum - projekter)
Super unique playgrounds.

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February 18, 2014

Submerged Turntable (by Brian Lilla)

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Lilly, Leon and baby Orson aren’t your normal family. In fact, they may be better than the average family. These three make their own fun by creating their favorite movie sets out of cardboard and other household items they deem their best “domestic junk.” This project, now named the Cardboard Box Office, all started because Lilly and Leon amassed a lot of boxes during their move from New Zealand to Australia and also from the birth of their son. So, what does one family do when they have a lot of boxes? You re-create movie scenes with your young family, like this one from Jaws. (via This Baby Has No Idea His Parents Are The Coolest Ever. But These Photos Are Proof.)

Lilly, Leon and baby Orson aren’t your normal family. In fact, they may be better than the average family. These three make their own fun by creating their favorite movie sets out of cardboard and other household items they deem their best “domestic junk.” This project, now named the Cardboard Box Office, all started because Lilly and Leon amassed a lot of boxes during their move from New Zealand to Australia and also from the birth of their son. So, what does one family do when they have a lot of boxes? You re-create movie scenes with your young family, like this one from Jaws. (via This Baby Has No Idea His Parents Are The Coolest Ever. But These Photos Are Proof.)

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