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The Commonwealth

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What’s in my bag? - Eric McClellan — Eric McClellan spends his days working with talented people creating advertising for Ford as Executive Creative Director of Content and Brand Entertainment at Team Detroit. In his spare time he's obsessively doodling in pursuit of the perfect Superman symbol, making to­do lists, and communicating with his 14 year old via Instagram and Snapchat.

Entrepreneur and Inventor, Dan Shapiro — Subscribe to the Cool Tools Podcast on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Robot Turtles creator Dan Shapiro recommends inventions and innovations that offer a surprisingly valuable experience for their price.

A Desirable-Future Haiku — Recently I sent a twitter request out into the wider internets. I got 23 responses, which I am running (with permission) below. I'll tell you who I selected as the winner in a moment, but first I'd like to tell you what I learned. It's a hard assignment.

The Technium: What Bits Want — Translations: German] Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits. (A) The first bit-let's call it Bit A - was born on the sensor of a Cannon 5D Mark II camera.

Melnor Quick Connects — These plastic quick connects from Melnor are the go-betweens for the hose and whatever nozzle, sprinklers or other hose-end attachments you may have. They're especially good for quickly moving and attaching hoses from one faucet to another. I installed them on ALL my faucets (5) and hoses (perhaps 7) and external attachments (probably 10).

Leather boxing glove chair — Lithuanian maker Ornald created this Boxing Glove leather chair, and he's selling it for $808. It ships unfilled, so you'll have to top it up with polystyrene beads on arrival. ( via Neatorama ) Read more at Boing Boing Someone sent Brian Krebs an envelope of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills, apparently manufactured by Mrmouse, the counterfeiter whom Krebs outed for selling his notes openly on Reddit.

Comprehensively addressing the stupid, intellectually dishonest critique of Anita Sarkeesian — Whenever the feminist games-critic and survivor of countless outraged misogynist stalkers Anita Sarkeesian's name is invoked, there follows a flood of men who want to explain that she brought it on herself, that she isn't a gamer, that she isn't a good critic, and assorted related rubbish.

Counterfeit money up close — Someone sent Brian Krebs an envelope of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills, apparently manufactured by Mrmouse, the counterfeiter whom Krebs outed for selling his notes openly on Reddit. It's the latest in a series of weird things that Internet criminals have sent to Krebs's home, including a SWAT team, heroin, shit, and a funeral arrangement.

Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It — The internet is a tracking and monitoring machine. We will ceaselessly self-track and be tracked. We're expanding the data sphere to sci-fi levels and there's no stopping it because too many of the benefits we covet derive from it.

Gossip is Philosophy — Kevin Kelly talks to the prototypical Renaissance 2.0 artist about why music has ceased to be the center of our cultural life, why art doesn't make any difference anymore, and why Brian Eno offers no resistance to seduction.
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