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RT @DavidNeiwert: 1) There’s been a lot of handwringing in the media pundit corps and centrist politicians these days about the loss of com…
RT @sarah_edo: The hardest part of being a developer isn’t the code, it’s learning that the entire internet is put together with peanut but…
RT @vboykis: Me at career day in middle school, brightly: Okay, kids. I’m a ‘machine learning engineer’, which is just a fancy word for -…
RT @AnnMemmott: In today’s research oops, https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10803-018-3595-9.pdf, Researchers asked autistic people to look at a confusing jumble of stuf…
RT @ThePracticalDev: 10 practices for readable code:
- Dead code
- Nested code
- Using objects
- Big blocks
In The Lion King, unlike the other lions, Scar’s claws are always displayed throughout the movie.
In The Little Mermaid (1998) when King Triton is introduced, you can see Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Kermit the Frog in the crowd, underwater.
In Cars, the flies are actually tiny cars with wings.
In Hercules (1997) the Fates tell Hades all the planets will align but only show 6 planets aligning. These are the 5 planets plus Earth that the ancient Greeks were aware of and could see with the naked eye.
In Zootopia, while Officer Judy Hopps is ticketing cars around the city, she never crosses the street illegally. She always uses a crosswalk and looks both ways before crossing.
In monsters inc, sully’s chair has a hole in it to accommodate his tail.
In The Brave Little Toaster, all of the walls in the cottage are cleaned only as high as Blanky can reach.
In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, during the food storm the president’s of Mount Rushmore get pied in the face but Abe gets hit in the back just like his assassination.
In Cars the truck stop advertises “convertible waitresses” i.e., topless.
In Finding Nemo, Bruce the shark starts crying when Marlin starts talking about Nemo, saying “I never knew my father”. Male sharks mate with the female then leave, so baby sharks never actually meet their father.
The Magic Carpet from Aladdin makes an appearance in Moana.
In UP, there are craft supplies on the table by Ellie’s hospital bed when she gives the Adventure Book to Carl.
The hold up scene in the Incredibles is actually an homage to a similar scene from Die Hard with a Vengeance, which also starred Samuel L. Jackson.
In Toy Story 3 (2010) Buzz Lightyear’s batteries are exposed showing the Buy n Large brand, the same company responsible for making WALL·E.
In Ratatouille (2007) Anton Ego’s typewriter resembles a skull and his office a coffin.
In Monsters, Inc. (2001), there are multiple sizes of coffee cup for each of the different sized monsters.
In Toy Story 2 (1999), as the restorationist is going through his equipment, he opens a drawer filled with chess pieces. This is a reference to the Pixar short “Geri’s Game” where a similar looking man plays a game of chess against himself.
In Inside Out (2015) while going through Imagination Land a game box can be seen in the background with Nemo on it called Find Me.
In Cars, you can spot Sully and Mike in cars form!
At the end of Ratatouille (2007) Anton Ego is a little bit fatter. This is especially poignant since he states, “I don’t like food, I love it… if I don’t love it I don’t swallow.”
In Coco we can see The Incredibles poster.
Insuricare, the company that offers “car life insurance” to the cars in Cars 2, is the same company Bob Parr works for in The Incredibles.
In Inside Out (2015) two of the memory orbs on the shelves contain scenes from Up (2009). One features Carl & Ellie’s wedding, while the other shows their house.
In Toy Story Woody is trapped in a crate which is stuck under a ‘Binford’ tool-box. Binford is the fictional tool company in the TV show Home Improvement which starred Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear.
In The Incredibles, in Bob Parr’s home office, there’s a photo from a fishing trip where it appears he caught Bruce from Finding Nemo.
In Cars 2 (2011) while in a pub in London there is a tapestry on the wall that is the DunBroch family tapestry from Brave (2012), except they are portrayed as cars.
In “Ratatouille” (2007), Linguini has to hide Remy before his second day of work. He offers to hide him in his pants, revealing his briefs covered in The Incredibles logo.
After the plane is blown up in The Incredible, Helen (Elastigirl) knows the plane debris is going to fall on them due to seeing the reflection in the water.
I read every one of these and I don’t regret the time it took
@thebibliosphere you’d rock Anton Ego’s office
I would. Needs some glitter tho.
RT @WilliamPesek: Duterte’s nostalgia economics will end badly for #Philippines https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Duterte-s-nostalgia-economics-will-end-badly-for-Philippines #DuterteHarry #tradewar
RT @SunlessKhan: This is Rocket League!
RT @Thejasongarner: The recognition that despite all the stress I’m feeling “I don’t actually have a gun to my head” is a gateway to mindfu…
RT @eacayan: One boy dead. Another boy missing.
Friends Joshua Laxamana and Julius Santiago Sebastian were last seen over two weeks ago wh…
RT @roytang: “Death is lighter than a feather, but Duty is heavier than a mountain” - Japanese proverb
RT @EvelynClear: Please RT if you know a woman who plays DnD, tabletop games, or video games in general. Also RT if you ARE that woman! I’m…
RT @clzlcoubeili: August 24, 4pm. My uncle was found dead, at a friend’s house, with 3 shots in the stomach, and 1 at the shoulder. His fri…
RT @mzwa_i: I like people who text, “can I call you?”. It’s the highest form of respect.
RT @geddski: how the pros debug a node app
RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”
RT @patrissimo: If you can’t rest because you have: (full todo list, backlog of projects, desire to accomplish more, self/life/world aspect…
RT @yashar: This is so cool. Steven Tyler surprising a street musician who was singing “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.”
The guy looks like…
RT @eacayan: During a cold night last February, at a Manila slum called Happyland (a play on the Filipino word ‘hapilan’—meaning ‘garbage d…
RT @kerooke: Over 70% of executives think they are “blockchain experts” according to Deloitte’s 2018 Blockchain Survey 😂
They also believe…
RT @DanaSchwartzzz: I really hope the Tesla board doesn’t force out Elon Musk because that it 100% how we get a Green Goblin scenario
RT @ArcSystemWorksU: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] hits Steam on 8/20, but hey, since when do we follow tradition?
Like/RT this for a…
RT @DalaiLama: I am one of the 7 billion human beings alive today. We each have a responsibility to think about humanity and the good of th…
RT @shaunspalding: RT if you’re a male dev and can v.easily talk to female devs without worrying about being creepy or misogynistic. 🙋♂️ h…
RT @ApocalypseStn: “All Star”, translated to Aramaic and back into English. Sheer poetry.
#rock #metal #alt #engrish #smashmouth #Wednesd…
RT @NewDadNotes: Wife: your father and I fell in love in the 90’s
Me: so we named you both after our favorite characters from F.R.I.E.N.D…
RT @ANCALERTS: LOOK: Kaspersky Lab data show the number of cyber attacks targetting the Philippines is at an all time high. (Rank last yea…
RT @Doc4Dead: You want traffic volume reduction? •Only registered vehicles, licensed drivers on the road •Serious enforcement of traffic ru…
RT @HologramSummer: What a wild fucking time to be a fighting game fan
Out here like “My mains are Richter Belmont, Negan from TWD, Isaac…
RT @rupertnotholmes: Duterte promised substantial funding to address inequality by “educating [the poor] to give them a better fighting cha…
RT @jasonfried: Your company better be your best product since it’s the product you use to make everything else you do. #ItDoesntHaveToBeCr…
RT @stefanbc: async(); await(); async(); await(); async(); await(); async(); await(); In the System() // the mighty System() The process.sl…
RT @aureacalica: THREAD: 1) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should make us restless. Having short memory is a folly.
What I hated most about this…
RT @CryptoNature: If you write out the basic facts of trees, but framed as technology, it sounds like impossible sci-fi nonsense. Self-repl…
I eagerly await our new AI masters’ world of ultraoptimized, uncannily organic, evolving foorplans. Joel Simon:
Evolving Floor Plans is an experimental research project exploring speculative, optimized floor plan layouts. The rooms and expected flow of people are given to a genetic algorithm which attempts to optimize the layout to minimize walking time, the use of hallways, etc. The creative goal is to approach floor plan design solely from the perspective of optimization and without regard for convention, constructability, etc. The research goal is to see how a combination of explicit, implicit and emergent methods allow floor plans of high complexity to evolve. The floorplan is ‘grown’ from its genetic encoding using indirect methods such as graph contraction and emergent ones such as growing hallways using an ant-colony inspired algorithm.
Adds Simon: “I have very mixed feelings about this project.”
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- Frustrated writer and sketch artist
- Magic player on weekends
- Software developer since 2003. If you’d like to work with me, take a look at my resume.
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