Unboxing: X-Men Days of Future Past Amazon Exclusive Blu-ray Set

When Amazon first announced this set, which includes a replica of Magneto’s helmet, I put it on my wish list, but didn’t buy it right away because it was pretty expensive ($80-something iirc), and I had just enough self control to wait for a price drop. Which I eventually saw on Kinja Deals last week, now at $45.49.… » 7/07/15 7:40am 22 minutes ago

Morning Open Thread - Things your good at without even caring

Good Morning. Well it isn’t around here anymore, but I’m mostly addressing Americans right now anyway. I was hoping there’d be an open thread yesterday were I could say this, which didn’t happen, so I’m making my own. Congratulations about also being Football World Champions, USA... ;) Welcome to the Club. A pretty… » 7/07/15 6:08am Today 6:08am

Girl Fights Library’s Boys-Only Robotics Program

A little girl from the town Timmins, Ontario with the cool name of Cash Cayen was stoked to see a summer robotics program being offered at her local library. The library’s assistant director refused her registration, saying that only boys were allowed to participate. The reason being that “boys’ academic and literacy… » 7/06/15 6:56pm Yesterday 6:56pm

Let's Explore The Corrupt Town That Inspired True Detective 

How are you enjoying #TrueDetectiveSeason2 so far? It’s okay, right? I don’t know, maybe it kind of sucks. Anyway, if you’re like me, you’ve spent a good chunk of the first three episodes being a little confused by the city-corruption storyline. We’ve been told that there are a lot of “deals being done” and a lot of… » 7/06/15 6:16pm Yesterday 6:16pm

Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network

By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what. » 7/06/15 5:43pm Yesterday 5:43pm

Any interest in doing another series of AMAs?

Last summer DrillPress did a great job of organizing a series of “Ask Me Anything” posts here on the Observation Deck. (If you want to see them just search “AMA” and they’ll start turning up about halfway down the first page of results.) Since that time we’ve added a lot of great new people to our community so I… » 7/06/15 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Weekly Photo Mission: Signs of Summer

We’re in the dog days of summer now, halfway between Memorial Day and Labor Day (for those of us in the U.S.). The Fourth of July, arguably the biggest reason for summertime celebration, has come and gone, but there’re still plenty of sunshiny weekends ahead of us. So, your mission, should you choose to accept it (and… » 7/06/15 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm