Weekend Links: How to Read a Victorian Novel

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Sadly I don't read as many books as I used to. I grew up an incorrigible bookworm, but so much time now is taken up with TV and internet (forsooth!). This tongue-in-cheek article on how to read a Victorian novel, however, has reminded me of their joy and made me want to settle down again with my old friends.
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Play the game of evolution. The controls are pretty complicated (or, can be), but there's a ton to observe within it!
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Check out this beautifully eerie short film that spawned Beasts of the Southern Wild. ?
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So cool - "These lovely light paintings were created using long exposure photography and lights affixed to wandering Roomba vacuum cleaner robots." Interesting to see the geometric patterns, too.
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Missing the Olympics? Relive some of its best moments via the Best of Brick by Brick (there are more videos from that great Lego series in the sidebar). I love the fencing stormtroppers!
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These may not make you popular at the party but nevertheless, they're pretty great: 20 spectacularly nerdy math jokes.
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Just a random silly thing that's kind of interesting, apparently the Karateka Apple II floppy disk had a Side B that played game upside down (and backwards!). Do you still have any of your old computers, Flossers? I have an Apple Performa from 1996 I still fire up from time to time for games.
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Speaking of which, here's how to give your old, slow overheating laptop new life and an extreme makeover. I cleaned mine from 2003 and gave it to my mom to use for just a few simple things, and even that really gave it new life. It works!
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Stay tuned - more links on the way tomorrow! In the meantime, send your finds and submssions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me a Tweet @keeneTV

August 18, 2012 - 5:12am
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