This is the set of Swindon Town Swoodilypooper Valentine’s cards I made today. I am going to make some more Nerdfighter related ones later, but now I leave you with these. DFTBA! If you have any ideas or anything you want to see, just let me know. =) I made these in the style of the foldy ones I got as a kid.
*No Facebook employee is actually on an assembly line building phone hardware.
1) The complete and utter lack of any link to or mention of TechCrunch even though we broke this story over a year ago.
Do they have new information? Yes, namely the codename, “Buffy”, and the partnership with HTC. But it is the same project, as they even acknowledge: “Although it has changed scope and leadership, Buffy has been an ongoing area of concern at the social networking giant for the past two years.”
2) While Facebook denied the project at the time of our report, there’s no question it has been real the entire time. I’m going to stick by what I wrote last September: Facebook Is Not Working On A Phone Just Like Google Was Not Working On A Phone.
In that post, I outlined exactly what these new reports suggest. Namely that Facebook has been working on their own version of Android with social deeply ingrained — which Dan Frommer was first to point out on Business Insider also over a year ago, and I reiterated hearing this past February. And working with a third-party to manufacturer the hardware (again, HTC).
‘V for Vendetta’ Writer Alan Moore Comes Face-to-Guy-Fawkes-Face with Occupy Protestors [Video]
By Andy Khouri
As the co-author of V for Vendetta, the classic anarchist graphic novel whose anti-hero V’s Guy Fawkes mask has become an indelible symbol of the Occupy protests that have manifested in cities around the world, it was only a matter of time before Alan Moore toured the scene for himself. Although the writer and his V collaborator David Lloyd had previously expressed approval of and support for the protestors and are contributing to the Occupy Comics anthology, Moore had never visited a protest in person until the U.K.’s Channel 4 News offered to introduce him to some of the young people he’s inspired to take to the streets.“It’s a bit surprising when some of the characters you thought you made up suddenly seem to escape into ordinary reality,” said Moore, who visited what Channel 4 characterized as an “anti-capitalist” protest in London. “I’m amazed, I’m very impressed, and I’m rather touched. The people here are amazing. I think this is the best organized and most forward-thinking protest I’ve had any experience of.”
In the clip, Moore comes into contact with a masked protestor and asks, “What is it about the mask - is it just useful or what?” The protestor answered, “The whole character is very relevant to what we’re doing. We’re going against a system that we feel is corrupt. We’re doing the same thing as what happened in the movie.” (Don’t worry, the Channel 4 reporter was quick to point out that Moore objects in the strongest possible terms to Warner Bros.’ V for Vendetta film (and also discusses the irony of the Guy Fawkes mask as a profitable enterprise for WB).
Contemplating the sheer volume of people who’ve sustained the Occupy movement for these many months, Moore compared the protestors to a tidal wave. “I don’t think that they are the cause of the wave,” he said. “They are simply the medium it is moving through. A tidal wave cannot be said to have succeeded or failed. All that it can be said to have done is to have changed things. Often monumentally.”
[Via Robot 6]
Study of Scotch & In the Rocks. Tucked in a box filled with fragrant pine boughs and herbs, a trio of Scotch cocktails that riffed on three classics: the cobbler, the sour, and the Sazerac. I can’t tell you how exciting it was to watch the box being assembled, craning my neck to see what was going in there — and then watching it delivered to our table.
And for the lady, an Old Fashioned suspended in an ice sphere. Pull the slingshot and ping! a perfectly chilled cocktail in your glass. (Somehow Craig knew to always give me the interactive ones.)