“When a friend of 16-year-old Norwegian Lars Andreas Bjercke got a text message that read “Jlv In ø \ a0ab 34348tu åaugjoi zølbmosdji jsøg ijio sjiw,” he wondered why his pal would send such a random assortment of characters. Little did he know that the message was written by the fox that had stolen Bjercke’s cell phone.”

new-aesthetic:

Son Finds His Late Dad’s ‘Ghost’ In A Racing Video Game

This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game that he and his dad used to play together, only to discover a part of his father lived on in the game, as a ghost car.

This is less supernatural than that sentence sounds. In racing video games, a ghost car is a representation of a previous player’s inputs and actions as they drove the track previously. Usually, the fastest laps are stored as ghost cars and then used by players to help them find the best line around a track, or have a way to compete with another player in a time-shifted way.

Via Jake H.

riordam:

winchestercaptains:

officialtribble:

How History Books Will Remember The Government Shut Down: A Masterpost

i never want this post to die

I miss this

I actually really really love things like this - documenting the documenting of recent history. Like somewhere I have this screenshot of Obama announcing the capture and death of bin Laden and the top comment is about the Play Station network being down. Like because of our weird interaction with history through the creation of this kind of documentation, we actually record all kinds of connections and things that would be otherwise lost.

And technology makes it so easy for decentralized voices to become part of the recording and collecting of that history.

It’s all very cool.

(via captain-curbstomp)

“No single Greek god even approaches Dionysus in the horror of his epithets, which near witness to a savagery that is absolutely without mercy… He is called the “render of men”, “the eater of raw flesh”, “who delights in the sword and bloodshed”. We hear not only of human sacrifice in his cult, but also of the ghastly ritual in which a man is torn to pieces. Where does this put us? Surely there can be no further doubt that this puts us into death’s sphere. The terrors of destruction, which make all if life tremble, belong also, as horrible desire, to the kingdom of Dionysus. The monster whose supernatural duality speaks to us from the mask has one side of his nature turned toward eternal night.”
— Walter F. Otto, Dionysus: Myth and Cult (via argonauticae)

(via stoneandbloodandwater)

batmansymbol:

UGH OKAY SO I WROTE A FULL-BLOWN NIETZSCHE-RELATED PARODY OF CALL ME MAYBE

IT’S FOUR IN THE MORNING I HATE MYSELF

on the bright side i just spent like 3 hours reading about nietzsche and now i can tell you lots of things about nietzsche

Read More

This is magical

micdotcom:

NASA confirms the world was almost knocked back to the 18th century

On July 23, 2012, two giant plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) erupted from the sun creating an epic solar storm. As luck would have it, the CMEs weren’t directed at the Earth, but if it had happened one week earlier the point of eruption would have been Earth-facing and would have resulted in trillions of dollars of damage to the planet, mostly due to the widespread blackouts, damage to satellites and general interruption of and damage to various electrical systems on Earth. 

Odds it will happen again | Follow micdotcom

what does it say about me when my first thought was “hmmm that sounds like a fun apocalypse to write.” I am so done with reality, just look at me.

(via antimatterghosts)