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Little casual things that don’t fit anywhere else.

Pointer Pointer

This is useless. This took forever. This is awesome.

Turkish Prime Minister Gives Speech as a 10-foot Hologram

Rich McCormick for The Verge:

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech in the city of Izmir last Sunday by way of a giant hologram. Erdoğan, unable to make the trip to a party meeting in the western Turkish city, recorded his message against a green screen. In Izmir, a full-body hologram of the Prime Minister roughly 10 feet tall appeared from a coil of blue light, waving to the cheering crowd.

Where’s our holograms? #nobama

Scott Forstall Returns

Gizmodo’s Mario Aguilar:

You thought you’d heard the last of Scott Forstall when he was ousted from his Cupertino corner office a little more than a year ago over the Apple Maps fiasco. But friend of Gizmodo Don Lehman just spotted Mr. Forstall’s rebirth, as unsuspecting model for a student charge card at City College in New York.

The best part is it’s the stock SVP photo from Scott’s days at Apple, ripped directly from the website.

The Road to Geekdom

John Siracusa:

The Mac is actually one of the few things I’m a geek about that I’ve been in on since the start. Geekdom is not defined by historical entry points or even shared experiences. A geek must possess just two things: knowledge and enthusiasm.

Origin of Doge

Kyle Cayka reporting on the origin of the Doge meme1 for The Verge:

The furry face that launched a thousand quips nearly never made it to the web. Sato adopted Kabosu from an animal shelter in November, 2008, saving her from certain death. “She was a pedigreed dog from a puppy mill, and when the puppy mill closed down, she was abandoned along with 19 other Shiba dogs,” the teacher explained. “Some of them were adopted, but the rest of them were killed.”

For those unfamiliar, the Doge meme is the pinnacle of memes. It is what the internet has been moving toward all along. Annalee Newitz called it “a meme of contemplation rather than action”. Such contemplate. Many think. Wow.

  1. For the actual origin, see here↩︎

Russian Ghost Ship Lost at Sea

The Lyubov Orlova, an empty, dilapidated Russian cruise ship, is drifting across the Atlantic Ocean toward Ireland. Decommissioned years ago, it was abandoned when its tow cable snapped as it was being pulled toward the Dominican Republic.

I say “empty”. It is suspected to be infested with rats.

Windless Kite Flying

I had no idea this existed, but it is wonderful.

WTF QR Codes

So necessary.