Dogs and Password Security Questions [Comic]

Another great comic by Dan Piraro. If you’ve never checked this guy’s comics out, I strongly recommend that you go and browse a few pages of his site. He’s got some great stuff over there!

[Source: Bizzaro Comics]

WANT: Awesome R2-D2 Costume Hoodie

With our Star Wars R2D2 Costume Zip Hoodie you can finally make your childhood dreams come true by transforming your upper body into the real hero of Star Wars, R2D2! You’ll have to supply the lovable little droid’s blips and bleeps yourself, but otherwise, this 60% cotton, 40% polyester Star Wars hoodie has you covered! One zip is all it takes to encase you in this (admittedly, much softer) likeness of Artoo, including your at-present human dome.

[Get one @ Superherostuff.com]

The Cookie Monster Lives on Mercury [Pic]

On August 29, 2012, NASA took this pic of the Cookie Monster on Mercury.

Anyone Else Think This Looks Like the Cookie Monster?

Ok, so maybe it’s just me. But the superposition of younger craters on older craters (in this case two smaller craters upon the rim of an older crater) can result in landforms that appear to resemble more familiar shapes to human eyes. More generally, the Law of Superposition allows scientists to determine which surface features pre- and postdate others, leading to a better understanding of the geological history of different regions of Mercury’s surface.

Thanks Michael!

[Source: NASA]

‘Walking Dead’ Figurines are Adorably Violent

Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ just started last Sunday night!

And while Funko has created these vinyl figures as part of their Pop! line, 2 new figures were introduced over the weekend on New York Comic Con — a *blood-splattered* Daryl and a *blood-splattered* Rick!

[Via Nerd Approved & Entertainment Earth]

Star Wars AT-ST Cat Playhouse [Pic + Video]

After being done with some renovations, Buffy’s (the cat pictured above) owner used some left over materials to build an AT-ST cat playhouse for his feline friend.

A star wars themed playhouse I made for my cat, Buffy. Made from left over wood from home renovations. It took about 4 weekends to complete.

[Via Technabob]

Reddit Defends Free Speech Policy

The chief executive of Reddit says the site will maintain its policy that anything goes as long as it’s legal.

Yishan Wong said that the site would stand up for free speech and keep content online even when “we find it odious or if we personally condemn it.”

The comments come shortly after the revelation that a notorious Reddit user appears to have been fired from his job after being outed in an article on Gawker. The piece revealed the true identity of Violentacrez, a man responsible for creating numerous sections (known as subreddits), most notably for pictures of teenage girls labeled “Jailbait.” He had earned the nickname “the creepy uncle of Reddit.”

He also acted as a moderator on “Creepshots”, a section dedicated to photographs of women taken in public places but without the subject’s knowledge. Gawker writer Adrian Chen believed he was justified in exposing the man’s true identity, talking to him on several occasions before publishing the piece.

After the expose, Violentacrez cancelled his account and re-registered under his real name. He’s now revealed that he has been told not to return to work and has already had his remote access disabled and his health insurance cancelled. It’s prompted several posters to make the comment that freedom of speech is not the same as freedom of consequences.

Although the Jailbait and Creepshots sections have been removed, Wong maintains that Reddit will continue to allow legal content. Ironically one key exception to that policy will remain: no posts are allowed that reveal personal information about a Reddit poster without their permission.

Wong also says he has lifted a site-wide ban on linking to the Gawker article, noting the ban was a mistake. However, the administrators of individual subreddits will still be allowed to block links to particular pages or sites.

Featured Short: The Origin of Creatures [Video]

This futuristic, post-apocalyptic retelling of the Tower of Babel has a bit of a twist. And that twist is a little… unsettling. The film’s creator, Floris Kaayk, describes it thusly:

Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

It’s bizarre and a lot creepy, but also gorgeously rendered. It was worth 12 minutes of my life, and I’ll argue that it’s worth it for you, too.

[floriskaayk on Vimeo, via Kuriositas]

WANT: Chapa’ai (Stargate) Wedding Band [Pic + Video]

OMG want! I’d replace my current wedding ring with this one any day… but shuuushhhhh… don’t tell my wife! Oh, and yes, the inner ring you see in the picture spins like a real stargate. Too bad this is only a concept design. Apparently, this company can build one for you if you truly want to put your hands on one.

[weddingbandsdesign.com | Via Neatorama]

Rule 63 Bunny Thor & Loki [Picture]

I know, this makes no sense at all, but just enjoy the picture for what it is, mkay? :)

[Source: Anna Fischer | Location: Dragon*Con 2012]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 95% Off USB 2.0 4-Port Power Strip Style Hub – $0.96

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the HDE USB 2.0 4-Port Power Strip Style Hub for just $0.96. That’s 95% off the Hub’s usual retail price of $19.99.

Includes USB cable, length: 28″/71cm. Supports USB 2.0 and 1.1; Plug & Play, hot-swappable. Looks and acts just like real power strip – has on/off button.

Edit: The price went back up. Sorry for those who didn’t get the deal in time!

USB 2.0 4-Port Power Strip Style Hub – White$19.99 $0.96 (95% Off)

When it Comes to Bacon: Be Prepared [Video]

If Ron Swanson thinks there’s going to be a worldwide bacon shortage soon, then it must be true! However, I’d wouldn’t recommend that you take Ron’s suggestions on locations where you should hide your bacon, unless you want to end up really sick.

[Via TN]