leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[ChicoBags - reusable cloth bag packs into tiny bundle]]>

I've been keeping a ChicoBag in my travel kit for about ten years. It's small enough that I could almost hide it in my fist. But when opened, it's large enough to carry a laptop and charger, or a beach towel and sunscreen, or a fair amount of groceries. It's made of polyester and can carry a lot of weight without bursting at the seams. It has handles. I've used it countless times. The bag has a sewn on pouch, so you can stuff the bag into the pouch, ouroboros-style. A four-pack costs $20 on Amazon.]]>
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<![CDATA[Animated interview with Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone]]>

Pleased to present for your consideration, this quote from the creator of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling: "The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly.” (Blank on Blank)

]]> http://boingboing.net/2016/05/24/animated-interview-with-rod-se.html 717221@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 24 May 2016 15:48:12 GMT <![CDATA[Algorithmic risk-assessment: hiding racism behind "empirical" black boxes]]> 056c026d-1c66-4d42-9fae-a8e96df290c5-1020x1070

Courts around America and the world increasingly rely on software based risk-assessment software in determining bail and sentencing; the systems require the accused to answer more than a hundred questions which are fed into a secret model that spits out a single-digit "risk score" that courts use to decide who to lock up, and for how long. (more…)

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<![CDATA[A Gift for You From Jacob Frey]]> The Present Feature Image


Watch this (please, the whole thing). Its title is "The Present," and it's a gift to you from Jacob Frey.

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<![CDATA[Exploring Calvin and Hobbes – For fans interested in the history...]]>

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes – For fans interested in the history and inspiration behind a boy and his tiger

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue
Bill Watterson and Robb Jenny
Andrews McMeel Publishing
2016, 160 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 0.6 inches (softcover)
$15 Buy a copy on Amazon

I like many grew up on Calvin and Hobbes. I don’t know if there’s a comic, book, film, or any other piece of art that better captures a childhood. I read every Sunday strip, most of the dailies, and the ones that I missed I would read in dog-eared collection books checked out from the library. As I got older, I wanted to know more about the strip’s creation. When I picked up the Complete Calvin and Hobbes, a 14-pound tomb, I was a little disappointed. Other than an introduction, there was very little information about the mysterious creator Bill Watterson. Thankfully, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue makes up for that.

This is the Blu-Ray extras that Calvin & Hobbes fans have been waiting for. It’s not for those casually interested in reading the strip. There are plenty of other books for that. But if you’re interested in process, history, and the inspiration behind a boy and his tiger, you’re going to love this book.

The book explores an exhibit of Watterson’s work at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum. It also includes one of the most in-depth interviews he’s ever given. In it you get a rare look at his early work, the tools Watterson used, the struggles he went through, and the wonderful comic that he created. You get a real sense of the artistry that Watterson put into the strip, and how it evolved over the years. It’s great to relive and learn about something that had such an influence on me. This book is definitely a must-have for Calvin and Hobbes fans. – JP LeRoux

May 9, 2016

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<![CDATA[Video: Jackie Chan Has a Secret House Full of More Secrets]]>

This is the coolest celebrity home I've ever seen! Jackie Chan gave a tour of his secret Hong Kong home (now no longer a secret), and it's just as incredible outside as it is inside! For starters, it's in an abandoned warehouse! Then he's walking us through the rooms and revealing secret rooms and chambers containing more secret rooms and chambers! But why would you showcase your secret house to the world!?

I think Chan is bored and is wanting to take on some thieves. Would you be brave enough to invade the home of a martial arts expert with several secret rooms?! I sure as hell wouldn't!

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<![CDATA[Arnold Schwarzenegger Watches STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS]]>

This is hilarious.


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<![CDATA[Russia Gets Its Own Superheroes In Trailer For Guardians]]> The premise might sound a little familiar, but the trailer (via The Verge) for the upcoming Russian film Guardians reveals the existence of superpowered beings created by a forgotten Soviet program. Many years later, they must come out of hiding to face a threat from the past. Also: there’s a bear-man in the film.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Guardians is set to debut in Russia next year.

Russia Gets Its Own Superheroes In Trailer For Guardians

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<![CDATA[Amanda Conner And Jimmy Palmiotti’s Super Zero Sells Out, Gets A Second Printing]]> STL012267I think this is the first of the AfterShock Comics line to officially sell out at the publisher and necessitate a second printing.

It really is rather fun, it’s very much like an adult companion comic to Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur, with a little bit of The Pro thrown in for good measure. Here’s a second chance to jump in.

Amanda Conner And Jimmy Palmiotti’s Super Zero Sells Out, Gets A Second Printing

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<![CDATA[Fascists Film Themselves Vandalising Anti-Mussolini Comics]]> qclui00

At an Italian comics show, earlier this month, the stand of an publisher who published a antifascist comic book parody of Mussolini was vandalized, by a protestor who spilled drinks over the stand, pretending it as an accident before departing exclaiming “comics are over”. As to how much of an accident it was? It turns out the vandals filmed themselves and put it on YouTube…

He’s a member of the Italian fascist group Casa Pound – and his brother is running for mayor in Rome.

The publisher says they caused between 500 and 1000 Euros in damage.

Unlike, say, Hitler in Germany, Mussolini’s memory isn’t shunned in Italy, there are still fascist parties and Mussolini’s relatives are openly still involved in politics.

Fascists Film Themselves Vandalising Anti-Mussolini Comics

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<![CDATA[Brothers Prank Their Sister into Thinking There’s a Zombie Apocalypse]]>

I don’t know about you, but I had a lot of fun with my brothers when they got their wisdom teeth removed because of how out of it they were due to the drugs. Well, two brothers took things to an awesome level of hilarity when they pranked their little sister, making her believe that there is a zombie apocalypse. The fun begins after she is picked her up from the dentist's office and on the drive home a fake “Viral Outbreak Warning” played on the radio and from there things escalate and her reaction to everything going on is priceless. 

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<![CDATA[Alfred Finally Snaps on Batman in Funny Short]]>

Alfred has had enough in this Dorkly short. For years, he's been tending to Bruce Wayne and Batman's affairs ,and it's past time he got some recognition! I never really thought about it, but Alfred does get a bit of a bum wrap! How the hell does he manage to keep it all together?!

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<![CDATA[Video Teaches Just How Difficult It Would Be to Colonize the Galaxy]]>

In case science fiction led you to believe it would be at all easy, exub1a is here to tell you colonizing the galaxy would be hard! He lays out literally every popular scenario currently being discussed and why, as of now, all those ideas are bad. He doesn't say it's impossible! Just really, really, really, really hard. A hundred years ago it was impossible to go to the moon. Two hundred years ago it was incredibly difficult to travel the world! Who knows, we might do it in about fifty years!

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<![CDATA[The First Trailer For THE BIRTH OF A NATION Is Here]]>

This looks like it's gonna be a rough sit.


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<![CDATA[100 Greatest One-Liners Characters Said After Killing Someone]]>

A couple of weeks ago, Burger Fiction released a supercut of the 100 greatest one-liners that characters dropped right before killing someone. Now they've followed it up with a similar video, but this one has a whole different list of one-liners characters said immediately after the kill.

You knew classics like "Let off some steam, Bennett" from Commando was going to make this list, but I'm personally glad to see Danny Glover/Murtaugh's "...has just been revoked" from Lethal Weapon 2 kick off this video because I quote that all the time (don't ask me in what context...I just do, OK?). And Chris Tucker/Carter's "wipe yourself off, man...you dead" is another underrated one. Let us know your own favorites in the comments below.

Via: Sploid

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<![CDATA[I Saw the First Full Trailer for JASON BOURNE and It’s Badass!]]>

If you are a fan of the Bourne franchise, you are going to be extremely happy with what Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon have done with the next installment in the franchise, Jason Bourne. At CinemaCon Universal Pictures premiered the first trailer for the film, and it was awesome! 

Producer Frank Marshall came up to introduce the trailer and talk about the film saying, "We found a great new story that is contemporary," and also claims that this film features "the best Bourne chase ever.” That chase scene takes place on the Las Vegas strip, and we actually got a good taste of that in the trailer. It looks freakin' insane.

The trailer opens with Jason Bourne laying in a bed and we hear a voiceover of him saying "I know who I am.” We then get a series of flashbacks featuring clips from the previous Bourne films. We then see Bourne standing on a street with Nicky (Julia Stiles) who finds him. He tells her, ”I remember everything,” and she goes on to tell him that that he doesn’t know everything. It’s at this point that the agency finds him with their facial recognition technology. After realizing he’s been tracked, he escapes by blending into demonstrations taking place in front of the Greek parliament building. This is then followed by some extremely intense and badass action sequences as Bourne is being hunted down. The people behind the hunt are Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) and an agent played by Alicia Vikander. We see Bourne falling from a roof, using a man as a human shield. Dewey finds him and tells him people are safer because of what he did, having killed 31 people. Then it cuts to the chase on the Las Vegas strip, and it looks epic. This might just be one of the best car chases ever put on film. We only got a little glimpse of it, but it sure did wow the crowd. The trailer ends with Bourne in a fighting ring in the desert where he completely lays out a bigger man than him with one punch.

I have no idea when the trailer is going to be released, but I can’t wait for you to see it. This could be the best Bourne film yet! It’s set to be released on July 29, 2016. If you want to check out the brief Super Bowl spot that was released earlier last yet, click here

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<![CDATA[Alamo Drafthouse CEO Has The Perfect Response To AMC Theaters Experimenting With In-Theater Texting]]>

UPDATE: AMC has ditched their plan to allow texting in theaters and released the following statement:


Oringal article follows:

For the past couple of days, AMC Theaters has (rightfully) received a ton of criticism from film fans over their proposal to experiment with texting in designated theaters. The company's execs are trying to make sure that regular movie-goers know that this testing isn't going to take place in all theaters, and most of them will ostensibly remain texting-free. But if you've been to one of those theaters in the past few years, you're already aware of the rampant issue of people talking and texting all throughout the movies, which obviously ruins the experience for anyone who's paid their hard-earned money to experience a movie for a couple of hours. I don't know if you've ever tried to do anything about this when you see it happen in your theater, but AMC doesn't enforce their own "rules" because they're afraid of losing future customers by pissing people off and forcing them to turn off their phones. That's why the Alamo Drafthouse is so awesome: it has a no talking, no texting policy, and you get booted out of the theater if you're causing a distraction for your fellow movie-watchers.

Drafthouse CEO/founder Tim League wrote an open letter about AMC's decision to experiment with texting in theaters, and it perfectly encapsulates so many of our thoughts about this whole thing that I'm just going to go ahead and paste the entire thing for you to read below. Keep up the great work, Mr. League.

First off, I'd like to say that I am very excited for Adam Aron to be taking the helm at AMC.  I am a fan of the Starwood Hotel and Resort brand and the customer experience that his former company consistently delivers.  Bringing that leadership focus to our industry will undoubtedly yield positive results and drive healthy, innovative competition.
That said, I disagree with his statements on texting in a movie theater. Innovation in this direction could seriously hurt our industry.
My first objection stems from cinema's relationship with directors and producers, the content creators.  Auteurs focus for years to complete their films.  We as exhibitors rely completely on these creators for our content and have an unwritten obligation to present their films in the best possible way: on a big screen with big sound and a bright picture in a silent, dark room.   You can only be immersed in a story if you are focused on it.  If while watching a film you are intermittently checking your email, posting on social media, chatting with friends, etc., there is no way you are fully engaged in the story on screen.  I find that to be disrespectful to the creators, those who make the very existence of cinema possible.  
My second objection stems from the generalization of millennial behavior. 
"When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don't ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's not how they live their life."   - Adam Aron, quoted in Variety
22-year-olds aren't alone; heavy cell phone use is far more widespread.  Today, 68% of U.S. adults have a smartphone, a staggering increase from 35% just five years ago.   
I spend a great deal of my life on my phone, too.  I check news, social media and email obsessively.  If there is the slightest of lulls in my day, a 20 second pause in an elevator, for example, I impulsively break out my phone and check something.  I always carry an external battery because I can't make it through the day on the standard power.  I am not alone. According to some reports, the average American checks their phone over 100 times a day. 
This isn't just a millennial behavior, it is a global attention span epidemic.  
Regardless of your age, turning off your phone and focusing on a good movie is much-needed therapy.  This time of focus in a darkened room is core to the experience of cinema.  Only with this focus can you lose yourself completely in the story and really fall into the magic spell of the movies. 
Plenty has already been written about glowing screens and unchecked chatter driving people from the cinema experience, so I won't belabor that point further.  And I'm fine with "second screen" experimentation with regards to alternative content, gaming, interactive screenings, etc.  
But when it comes to our core business, creating a special environment for our customers to experience new stories for the first time, there is absolutely no place for the distraction of a lit phone screen.  
At the Alamo Drafthouse we are actively engaged in trying to make sure cinema remains a compelling destination for young people, and I agree this should be a focus for the whole industry.  I just don't believe that this line of experimentation is the right tactic. A firm policy against talking and texting in the cinema is about respect: for the filmmakers and fellow cinephiles of all ages. 
Outside of this issue, however, I look forward to being challenged and inspired by what innovations and enhancements Adam Aron brings to the cinema experience.
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<![CDATA[We Forgot To Talk About Pedro Pascal Joining KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE]]>

In which we atone for delinquent reportage.


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<![CDATA[10 STAR WARS Mysteries That Were Never Revealed]]>

Have you ever wondered what Yoda is, and if there are more of him? You aren't alone. There are several questions we've never gotten answers to over the course of the Star Wars franchise! Screen Rant tackled some of the more interesting questions. Any other ones they missed? Maybe you have some answers to some of the questions! Speculate below!

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<![CDATA[The world's largest Pokemon card is actually 13,000 cards in one]]> Pikachu has evolved once again -- this time into a massive mosaic featuring his original pose as drawn by famed Pokémon illustrator Ken Sugimori. The mosaic is 32 feet tall, 23 feet wide and it's created out of 12,987 individual Pokémon... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/22/pikachu-pokemon-card-mosaic-anniversary/ 678076@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:06:00 GMT <![CDATA[Sony kicks off 'Makers & Gamers' docu-series with 'Journey']]> Journey was not a financial success, but the PS3 game -- which takes players on a spiritual trip through a quixotic landscape -- is undeniably a masterpiece. Considering the deep impression it made on players, it's fitting that Sony is premiering its... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/22/sony-kicks-off-makers-and-gamers-docu-series-with-journey/ 677891@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:50:00 GMT <![CDATA[Sony's designer product series lands in the US, courtesy of MoMA]]> Sony is bringing its Life Space UX range of well-heeled audio and projector products to the US this May. The company has partnered with the MoMA store to sell its three of its debut devices. The LED Bulb speaker can play your music through Bluetooth... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/22/sonys-designer-product-series-lands-in-the-us-courtesy-of-moma/ 677779@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:29:00 GMT <![CDATA[Students finally get their hands on the BBC's Micro:bit computer]]> The BBC has begun delivering its tiny Micro:bit programmable computers to students today, with every Year 7 in the UK due to receive theirs over the next few weeks. The spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, which introduced a whole generation to comp... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/22/bbc-microbit-rollout/ 677597@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ben Heck's console wars: PlayStation 1 vs. Nintendo 64]]> The console wars have begun! Ben compares the inner workings of the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64 by tearing them down to their chips and highlighting the electronics design considerations, in case you want to make your own portable version... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/19/ben-hecks-console-wars-playstation-1-vs-nintendo-64/ 676251@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Brilliant Irish Words]]> http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/141186447014 674458@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:10:42 GMT <![CDATA[Kitten on a Trampoline]]>

Kitten on a Trampoline

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<![CDATA[A helpful diagram, Mitch Goldstein]]>
© 2016 Mitch Goldstein

© 2016 Mitch Goldstein

© 2016 Mitch Goldstein

© 2016 Mitch Goldstein

© 2016 Mitch Goldstein

© 2016 Mitch Goldstein

A helpful diagram, Mitch Goldstein

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<![CDATA[Girls in flight, Krissy Saleh]]>
Krissy Saleh | https://www.instagram.com/krissy/

Krissy Saleh | https://www.instagram.com/krissy/

Krissy Saleh | https://www.instagram.com/krissy/

Girls in flight, Krissy Saleh

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<![CDATA[50 Quotes of Albert Einstein]]> http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/141021870849 672070@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:17:26 GMT <![CDATA[Someone is currently developing a video game where you are a cat exploring Kowloon Walled City]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/3Qmaql6 669891@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:49:09 GMT