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pantone designed a line of visa cards.

It’s time I get a credit card, clearly.

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Link: Sean Parker in Vanity Fair

The character played by Justin Timberlake in the movie “The Social Network” was just features in Vanity Fair.

Parker’s high-school hacking bust seems itself cinematic: a down-home version of a Matthew Broderick scene from WarGames. The teenager had been sitting in the family den, all night, drilling deeply into the bowels of a Fortune 500 company, which he refuses to name. Back then he had a hobby, he says, of hacking into different sorts of organizations, keeping a file of .com, .edu, .mil, and .gov Internet domains he had penetrated in various countries around the world. His goal was to break into one of each type in a laundry list of countries. He claims that once inside he usually alerted the system administrator—from his or her own e-mail—to vulnerabilities he had discovered.

There’s also a bit where Parker goes on a bit in almost manifesto fashion about the “O.K.”-ization of drugs and rock music as a form of repression. Interesting, and followed shortly by “This all probably sounds incredibly pretentious and narcissistic.”

US dollar redesign

When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

The note imagery relates to the value of each note:

$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt.

(via Kottke)

I sure hope this trend continues.

(via Slate)

Stephen Doyle

Time to License to Getty Images

Genuine question: What do freegans do when they start to age? Things slow down a lot, you have huge health care costs (in America at least), and it becomes harder to work. Do they die like in ‘the Giver’? Or have Obasute when they can’t pull their weight, like in ‘The Ballad of Narayama’ (this is sort of an ironic mentioning because in most Obasute stories the old are actually rewarded for their knowledge and experience and absolved from death)? I’m sure there are plenty of explanations for this, I was just wondering.

Link: Beta Testing Flatter (my profile)

Jim Henson. There is a touring exhibition I just saw of the mans work’s, my favorite feature (besides everything else) a short film he made called Time Piece. I highly recommend it.
“We aren’t inheriting the world from our parents, we’re borrowing it from our children.”

Climate Change. It causes wars and population decline, now a fact. The amount of “if climate change, than” statements are building.

Reverse Engineered Stem Cells. Hows that for ethical?

The dollar sinks. From several sources I’ve been following this. Apparently Hugo Chavez recently even proclaimed the end of the American Empire.

Life. It may have started multiple times in multiple ways on Earth. Which would make total sense if the conditions were right, and we think there would be life on other plants equally hospitable.

Presidential Campaign Spots. A review by slate, pretty good stuff. Missing a couple though.

Open Air. A short documentary regarding street art. “Finding that loophole it became a real bad problem, and a real piece of art.”

Close Encounters. A great insight into the chinging mind of a director. A commentary on Patriarchy? have been thinking a lot about that lately.