fuck yeah fortran

slavin:

overandoverandoverand:

c’mon Claude, no need to look so smug.
(Claude Shannon demonstrates Theseus, the maze-learning cybernetic mouse)

Just a couple years before he developed the wearable computer to take down Vegas. Speaking of smug.

You’re late to the meme train, buddy:

slavin:

overandoverandoverand:

c’mon Claude, no need to look so smug.

(Claude Shannon demonstrates Theseus, the maze-learning cybernetic mouse)

Just a couple years before he developed the wearable computer to take down Vegas. Speaking of smug.

You’re late to the meme train, buddy:

atlasobscura:

Watch This Stream of an Artist Spending Two Weeks Inside of a Bear
Channeling equal parts Empire Strikes Back and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, French artist Abraham Poincheval has begun his performance art piece known as Dans La Peau de l’Ours (Inside the Skin of the Bear) by taking up residence inside of a hollowed out bear’s body.
Poincheval is no stranger to squeezing into small spaces, in fact it may be his unique oeuvre. The artist is known for performances where he spends stretches of time in small spaces such as a crevice beneath a one ton boulder, or inside of a cramped metal tube. This latest performance sees Poincheval getting back to nature by crawling inside of a sterilized, taxidermied bear corpse where he will live for the next two weeks.
Equipped with the “bear” minimum such as water and food rations, and a lamp, Poincheval will eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom inside of the empty ursine. The piece is installed at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, a Paris museum devoted to hunting and nature art, and from the outside, the bear appears to simply be a preserved specimen in the middle of a normal gallery room.
For the full story of Poincheval living inside a dead bear, keep reading on Atlas Obscura’s kinja! 

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is my favorite museum in the universe.

atlasobscura:

Watch This Stream of an Artist Spending Two Weeks Inside of a Bear

Channeling equal parts Empire Strikes Back and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, French artist Abraham Poincheval has begun his performance art piece known as Dans La Peau de l’Ours (Inside the Skin of the Bear) by taking up residence inside of a hollowed out bear’s body.

Poincheval is no stranger to squeezing into small spaces, in fact it may be his unique oeuvre. The artist is known for performances where he spends stretches of time in small spaces such as a crevice beneath a one ton boulder, or inside of a cramped metal tube. This latest performance sees Poincheval getting back to nature by crawling inside of a sterilized, taxidermied bear corpse where he will live for the next two weeks.

Equipped with the “bear” minimum such as water and food rations, and a lamp, Poincheval will eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom inside of the empty ursine. The piece is installed at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, a Paris museum devoted to hunting and nature art, and from the outside, the bear appears to simply be a preserved specimen in the middle of a normal gallery room.

For the full story of Poincheval living inside a dead bear, keep reading on Atlas Obscura’s kinja! 

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is my favorite museum in the universe.

Welp, that was surprisingly cathartic.

Archeology— two old batch XVI Cupcakes. Ripping one down for scrap; lofting the other.

Archeology— two old batch XVI Cupcakes. Ripping one down for scrap; lofting the other.

Windows XP end of support - Microsoft Windows »

This coming Tuesday, after nearly thirteen years, Microsoft is officially killing Windows XP, and their end-of-support page reads like grief counselling. For all the shit we’ve all given MS over the years, they’ve gone out of their way to stand behind products for a decade and more (Windows 7, for example, doesn’t exit extended EOS until 2020).

Compare this with Apple, which supports major OS releases for only three or four years, or Google, which kills products pretty much capriciously. (I actually started down this rabbit hole because of the rumors of the Google TV launch, which probably spells doom for my relatively new Chromecast.)

Anyway, this Tuesday we’ll be commemorating the end of Windows XP with somber cake, somber dancing, maybe a little somber dubstep. All the things that Windows XP loved. At least it will live on in our hearts, and on Limewire*.

*wait, oh shit, what? That too? Bummer.