Nostalgic for hardcore rave and oldschool jungle? Rinse FM veteran Stamina MC has you covered. As WFMU tweets, there is a directory of classic mixtapes on Stamina’s Art Meets Science website that features free downloads of tapes from the likes of Dance Planet, Desire, Dreamscape, Helter Skelter and One Nation.


So, this year at Global Game Jam, I decided I wanted to do something with VR. I've had an Oculus Rift DK2 for a while, but I never really got around to using it. I sat down for about 24 hours and made a fun little retro throwback to Duck Hunt on the NES. Check it out!

By Joseph Delgado.

[gadgets] [the good ol' days]

In 2015, the Internet Archive started the year with the arrival of the DOS Collection, where thousands of games, applications and utilities for DOS became playable in the browser with a single click...

This year, it’s time to upgrade to Windows.

We’ve now added over 1,000 programs that run, in your browser, in a Windows 3.1 environment. This includes many games, lots of utilities and business software, and what would best be called “Apps” of the 1990s...

...Windows 3.1 still holds a special place in computer history, and we’re pleased to give you a bridge back to this lost trove of software. (blog)

[gadgets, the good ol' days]

The androids turn out to be breakdancers.

That’s the spoiler recap of Herbie Hancock’s performance at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards, in 1984. He was there to play his crossover hit “Rockit,” an early hip-hop touchstone, ubiquitous in the clubs and on the street. (It won for Best R&B Instrumental that year.) What nobody could have foreseen was that his performance would be a Grammy Moment, to use the Recording Academy parlance, of rare cultural impact — one of the most stealthily influential in the history of the awards.

[the good ol' days]
Amazon’s releasing their very own game engine. Lumberyard, as they call it, is based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine, and can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles.
Dad Shoes
Posted by subtek in strangely funny 3 days ago
Why do Dads love Dad Shoes so much?
The answer is twofold:
1. They are leather - Most sneakers are made out of different materials, but your dad knows that leather is the only sneaker worthy material.
2. They are white - My father always told me that if a shoe or article of clothing is black, then it will be very hot once it is exposed to the sun. In other words, if he bought black shoes his feet would roast in the summer time.
‘I have this hit. This is going to be good! Nearly three million streams on Spotify!’ And then my check came, and it was for seventeen dollars and seventy-two cents. That’s when I was, like, ‘What the fuck?’

New parents are constantly learning how to care for their growing and changing baby, but it can be a challenge because your baby can’t talk to you. Recording data helps you find patterns...that you won’t notice on your own because of sleep deprivation...

My wife and I tried a few baby-tracker apps, but they tend to be single-purpose, while your baby’s needs keep changing. And using your smart phone at night disrupts sleep. I want a simple button I can stick to the wall and push to record poops today but wake-ups tomorrow. Lucky for me, Amazon just started shipping their new Dash Buttons, which you can transform into exactly that with just a few minutes.

[the wired]
New York times crosswords + data mining = interesting information on words.
During the Cold War, many missile defense sites—precisely because their purpose was to guard infrastructure of vital national interest—were housed in urban or suburban locations. Los Angeles in particular, thanks to its aerospace facilities, military bases, and booming postwar population, became one of the most fortified regions in the United States.
( squeaky little voice, close-by ) *Hello, my name is Johnny Cash*
"A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, has been named after Johnny Cash."
The Malware Museum
Posted by glitch p-udding in the wired 7 days ago
The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.
At 32 minutes past two the morning of 16 January 1987, two Beastie Boys broke into my West Hollywood hotel room and dumped a wastebasket of extremely wet water on my head, my bed, the carpeting and my Converse All-Stars. (I’d stupidly left the chain-lock unsecured, and I suppose they bribed the night clerk into giving them a key.) Earlier that evening, after Pee-Wee Herman had visited their dressing room and before they appeared on Joan Rivers’ show, the Beasties were tossing parsley at me, dropping ice cubes in my hair, and “dissin” (graffiti-artist lingo for “saying bad things about”) my brown socks and flannel shirt. I interpreted all of this to mean that they did not like me.

Frinkiac is a search engine for Simpsons quotes. It contains nearly 3 million screenshots (every episode from season 1 through 15) indexed by the quote they are associated with and has a variety of features to help you find the exact screenshot you're looking for... Never again find yourself wishing you could pinpoint the second his heart rips in half. You'll feel like god must feel when he's holding a gun.

[the wired]
A DS9 love letter and viewing guide.