Monday, November 30, 2015

Link roundup

1. "Last Friday the MYSTERY SHOW #2 - The Traveller’s Collection opened at Rotopolpress in Kassel.... The concept of the show is, that every participant will get a little box with several objects inside. (You don’t know what you will get so it’s always a surprise.) The task is to use all those objects as inspiration for the final illustration."

2. If you're considering buying the remote control BB-8:

The one negative that could actually be a pretty big negative if half of my house didn’t have hardwood floors…the device doesn’t run well on carpet. In fact, it doesn’t really run at all. The head will move, but that’s about it.
3. Relatedly, here's a look at the Mignola and Olly Moss prints from the Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection (Poster Book): Featuring 20 Removable, Frameable Prints ($15).

4. "Toronto Zoo briefly closes baboon exhibit after matriarch's death sparks violent power struggle"

5. "Mattel’s latest Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for spying on children and listening into conversations without the owner’s knowledge." Via.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Old Man Hawkeye custom action figure

By LooseCollector.

Link roundup

1. "Owning an asteroid is now legal in the Unites States, after President Barack Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law"

2. "In 'Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,' the Harvard cosmologist Lisa Randall proposes that a thin disk of dark matter in the plane of the Milky Way triggered a minor perturbation in deep space that caused the major earthly catastrophe that decimated the dinosaurs."

3. "Police in India have apologized after an art installation involving a large floating cow was confiscated as it was deemed religiously offensive."

Deluxe action figure of Amazon’s pup mascot Pochi

By Revoltech. Via.

Three more books on my wishlist on sale

City of Stairs (The Divine Cities) is $1.99

The Adjacent is $1.99

Rome: An Empire's Story is $3.90

Link roundup

1. Ringtones based on the audio cues for Fallout 4's Mysterious Stranger.

2. "Did This Billionaire Get Swindled Out of Millions in an Elaborate Art World Scheme?"

As a result, many in the art world worry about a tendency for free ports to become "art cemeteries." The world's largest free port, at Geneva Airport, is said to hold as much art as the Louvre.
3. "Long Before Trees Overtook the Land, Earth Was Covered by Giant Mushrooms"
24 feet tall and three feet wide, these giant spires dotted the ancient landscape

4. "The number of journal articles published has climbed from 13,000 50 years ago to 72,000 today, even as overall readership has declined. In his new book 'Higher Education in America,' former Harvard president Derek Bok notes that 98 percent of articles published in the arts and humanities are never cited by another researcher." Via.

5.Nakatomi Plaza Die Hard Collection [Blu-ray] (six discs, villain cards, booklet and a miniature Nakatomi Tower) is 50% off at Amazon.

Friday, November 27, 2015

$100 iTunes credit for $80

at ebay. (Delivered by email.)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Amazon Unlimited Cloud Storage is $5 for the year (92% off)

Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage is $5 for the year (instead of $60) and Unlimited Photo Storage is $1 instead of $12.

Link roundup

1. "ESPN Has Lost 7 Million Subscribers The Past Two Years"

2. "It costs $300 to move a 40-foot container from Rotterdam to Shanghai, which is barely enough to cover the cost of fuel, handling, and Suez Canal fees. Here’s some more context. Let’s say that you want to travel for a year; it’s cheaper to put your personal belongings in a shipping container as it sails around the world than to keep it at a local mini-storage facility."

3. There's a large selection of "mail order bride"-themed romance novels at Amazon.  Via.

4. Day 3 of black friday sales at the BBTS is Star Wars, including the Star Wars Black Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike for for $22 instead of $44.

Anker charger is 72% off

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank is $27.99 instead of $99 right now.