HiiGrade Vol. 2 by Mickey Taelor.
This album is amazing. I’m sad I didn’t stumble on her music sooner.
What Happens When Artificial Intelligence Makes MAGIC: THE GATHERING Cards.
You get tromple. At least to start.
A girl I used to know.
There’s a difference between nice and kind. That’s semantics I guess, but it’s how I feel: Nice is the thing that won’t hold up against meanness and coldness and cruelty; kind is the thing that does. It’s not always proportionate to the effort a person puts in either, though sometimes it is. Apply that however you like.
A transgendered women discusses a lot of things, but mostly internet discourse around social justice.
Lots of this “How To Be An Ally To Trans Women” stuff that has sprang up in the last couple years sometimes leaves me feeling really empty, feels so disconnected from the problem every human with a conscience is faced with: of how to be good to the complex people you come face-to-face with in your every day life.
No charges against Peel police in death of Jermaine Carby | Toronto Star
This conduct is hard to fathom,” Loparco wrote. “In this most serious of cases, where an agent of the state has taken the life of a citizen, the community was minimally entitled to expect that an independent investigation would be left to pursue its work on the basis of a secure scene and uncompromised physical evidence. They were denied that investigation.
Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It.
The homeless man who went to Harvard Law with John Roberts.
Cut down by Schizophrenia.
What It’s Like to Be Profoundly Face-Blind.
When I was younger, it was always very comical when my mother and I were looking for each other. Nothing would make me more anxious than meeting somebody in a public place. When I was 18, we went to a theme park in Ohio. I was dragged against my will and I was unhappy in that distinctly teenage way. I got even more pissed off because my mother and my siblings were late. Meanwhile, my mother was angry because her unruly daughter was nowhere to be found and we were actually standing 15 feet from each other. I had been with them earlier but in the interim I’d put up my hair and taken off my sweatshirt because I was getting sunburned. I hadn’t paid a whole lot of attention to what they were wearing, which is how I would usually recognize them. My husband has a very distinctive look: a very long beard and hair. I tell him, You can’t ever shave your beard or I won’t be able to find you!
When my kids were little I’d take pictures of them before we went anywhere so if they got lost I could tell people what they look like. My son had a distinctive blue and white camouflage hat that he wore for five years. It was great for me when we were in the playground because I could track him. The rule was that my kids had to keep me in their line of sight. If there was a crowd of kids and mine weren’t wearing anything distinctive, I was totally lost.
Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world.
I read Dune recently. It’s an excellent book. 
Email-a-Tree Service Doesn't Go As Planned, But in the Best Possible Way.
Melbourne is one of the greatest cities in the world.
The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá.
Two sets of identical twins, mixed up and birth, so that each was raised as a pair of fraternal twins.
YouTube: One-Minute Time Machine is an official selection of the Sploid Short Film Festival.
And it’s funny.
Bloordale, a neighbourhood transforming from seedy to slick.
I love all the shops that have opened up in Blansdowne since I moved down here, but articles like this are obnoxious.
Hacking Team Is Hacked.
These guys are notorious in the computer security industry for being kind of shitty. (And it looks like they are in fact shitty, based on what’s been leaked.)
Jurassic World is Jurassic World.
I will assert here that I think that Dinosaurs are beautiful and have a moral meaning, inherent to themselves, both in their actual previous existence in the real world, but also in the minds-eye are works of art and living beings, though they live only as webs of digital light.
If you are going to read one criticism of the new Jurassic Park movie, which everyone seems to love, make sure it’s this one!
US Mass Shootings, 1982-2015: Data From Mother Jones' Investigation.
There are a lot.
The spectre of foreign influence in Ontario.
Our conservative government is also really embarrassing and kind of creepy and racist.
The Other Terror Threat.
Another title might have been “The Real Terror Threat”.
The main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists.
There was another mass shooting in the United States. Of course there was. You can read a pretty lame New York Times article about a gunman.
Toronto arts consortium launches lawsuit over Queen West facility.
Ana Bailao is so shady. I still can’t believe she’s the councillor in our ward.
Youtube: Alessia Cara - Here.
I am so hooked on this song. You can’t go wrong sampling Isaac Hayes. I’m curious to see what her whole albums sounds like. A refreshing change from boring crap pop music. A sort of anti club anthem?
I’m sorry if I seem uninterested
Or I’m not listenin’, or I’m indifferent
Truly I ain’t got no business here
But since my friends are here, I just came to kick it
But really I would rather be at home all by myself
Not in this room with people who don’t even care about my well-being
I don’t dance, don’t ask, I don’t need a boyfriend
So you can, go back, please enjoy your party
I’ll be here
MarI/O - Machine Learning for Video Games.
Police violence visualized using Google street view and maps.
Metal Gear Solid V – how Kojima Productions is blowing apart the open-world video game.
Desmond Cole’s feature on carding lit a fuse under the city’s elite, but why did it take so long?
He’s also got a book deal. Good for him.
A-Game Cafe is a new board game cafe in Toronto.
My friend Gary and his brother opened up a board game cafe right on Queen St. West. Nice.
Goodnight Dune. (via Angry Robot)