Followup, Of Sorts

Many Twitter responses to yesterday’s post about sorting problems:   @Ihnatko so would the band “The the” collapse into it’s own black hole of alphabetisation? — riccto (@riccto) July 19, 2014   @Ihnatko my large section of modern rock vinyl remains unsorted because of these very issues. A.C. Newman thwarts my plans. — JMF (@torsampo)
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Another brilliant startup idea

I’m going to need some investors (also, people who know how to build a really good app and how to create and maintain mission-critical messaging infrastructure). Because I have had one of those Can’t Possibly Miss ideas. You’d like to turn off your phone during off-hours. But there’s always a chance that you’ll miss a message
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Kotaku: $900 Blade Runner Gun Looks Totally Worth It

Kotaku: “$900 Blade Runner Gun Looks Totally Worth It”. Having read the article and seen the pictures, I have absolutely no argument whatsoever with that headline. What is it about movie props that triggers the lizard/monkey/Ferengi parts of our brains? Our powers of critical thought abandon us, replaced with the single urge: WANT. (“Our” =
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James Bond Gunbarrel Sequences 1962-2012 – [HD] – YouTube

How about “the gun barrel sequence of every James Bond movie, ever?” C’mon. It’s not like you were going to get much done on a Friday anyway. You can tell that the first few use a stand-in for Sean Connery, and that the producers only ever reshot the sequence when a new Bond came in.
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‘Man on the Run’ Excerpt: Paul McCartney Almost Kicked Linda Out of Wings | Billboard

'Man on the Run' Excerpt: Paul McCartney Almost Kicked Linda Out of Wings | Billboard. It’s a clickbait-ey headline, but a nice excerpt of the new Paul McCartney biography. It ought to be pretty interesting: it’s based on firsthand interviews that McCartney granted specifically for the book. I’ve already pre-ordered it. This seems like a
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