If you’ve been on the internet long enough, and in particular around fan fiction circles, no doubt you’ve stumbled upon the oddly prevalent Coffee Shop Alternative Universe fan fiction. From Stargate: Atlantis to Christopher Nolan’s Inception, BBC’s Sherlock to Naruto, everybody has a Coffee Shop AU; it has become an…
Ben Drowned. Pokemon Black. Jvk1166z.esp. These names, among others, may or may not mean anything to you. They’re but a few so-called “creepypasta,” horror stories written and shared on the internet under the pretense of being true, which share a common idea, an old, beloved video game which isn’t acting quite the way…
Harassment and abuse have been constant problems for people who use Twitter, but the company itself has remained largely silent on the matter. A new leaked internal memo indicates that may be about to change, and Twitter might finally do something to combat trolls.
Supervillain teams are destined to fail, whether it's Carnage and his team of villains, Doctor Doom and whoever he was able to force to join, or—in this case—the Sinister Six. With their ego, it just cannot work. Here's Dorkly's piece about the mathematical law of Superhero film villains.
Really3D's minimalistic, silly recreation of the iconic Game of Thrones opening might be a joke, but looking at the precisely scaled models, you must admit it probably still took him a lot of time to do this.
With its monumental, raw design and lighting, Budapest's new, fourth metro line undeniably has a lot in common with old-school FPS games. Quake II in this particular case.
Because I need something happy, I'm sharing my very favorite description of an algorithm. Much appreciation to my networking teacher from 1st year for introducing me to the wonderful work of Radia Perlman, who designed some of the protocols that make up the backbone of the internet.
After last week's court decision striking down the Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality rule, it is worth taking a moment to remember that a world without net neutrality—the principle that the company that connects you to the internet does not get to control what you do on the internet — is a world that…
People sure do like to mess around with Disney characters. We've seen the princesses as Final Fantasy characters but, even after that, seeing all the old, bearded characters from classic Disney movies without their essential hair just confuses me.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer officially has an anime heroine called Inori Aizawa and people are already coming up with tons of fan art of her. This is the Internet. There's no such thing as turnaround time here.
A Polygon article on the wider issue of developer harassment in the Games Industry has revealed that Jennifer Hepler, a senior writer on Dragon Age II and the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, left Bioware this week to go freelance - after being at the centre of an internet abuse storm for her work on the series last…
Shingeki no Kaiju. I love it.
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