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Fox Populi - Issue #6 - Gaps: various, retro computers, and old movie posters

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Fox Populi

February 1 · Issue #6 · View online
Thoughts on art, life, culture, politics, and the places those things intersect.

(hysterically) “There’s no point in you getting hysterical at a time like this!”

1. Reviews
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” It’s good. Just the right balance of serious and silly.
2. More Fictional Apocalypse News
Any creative project involves countless tiny decisions that add up to the final creation. Here’s a look at 2700 of the decisions behind editing Mad Max: Fury Road.
The Editing of Mad Max the Movie | VashiVisuals Blog
3. Movie posters!
Like old movies? Well, have I got a link for you! I originally found this collection of 10,000 old movie posters back when they started digitizing them. It wasn’t much to look at back then, but I knew I would have to come back and see what came of it.
It's a pun!
It's a pun!
Movie Posters Collection
4. Retro Computing Corner
Some people try too hard to link the past with the present, but sometimes it’s a useful and informative exercise.
How Aristotle Created the Computer - The Atlantic
The term screenshot has a history! People writing for gaming magazines really did take pictures of the screens.
Back When Screenshots Really Were Screen Shots | USgamer
Learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about old punch card readers.
Repairing the card reader for a 1960s mainframe: cams, relays and a clutch
Have you ever wondered how computers in satellites and space ships handle the intense radiation of space? Well…
IBM RAD6000 - Wikipedia
Adventures in early keyloggers.
Selectric bug
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