The sun is bright, the air is hot, it's summer and it feels like the tabs are already on vacation. Also I seem to have had a bookmark syncing issue between my phone and compy? All this by way of saying that for some reason I don't have much to say today. So let's do this in apparent-length-extending bullet point format!
- Did you know Mermaid was a profession? Me neither! Watch this professional mermaid dance with sharks in a desperate but ultimately unsuccessful bid to be eaten.
the internet for the next 3 weeks: "the internet for the next 3 weeks"
— A:INKY.BAT (@inky) June 14, 2014
Have you ever thought "I know a lot of feminist language, but where can I see it deployed in a completely indefensible context?" Well Nerve.com has just the tab for you.
Nicholas Kristof took the AboutAWeekBack Machine and wrote about that dumb hurricane name study completely uncritically at least a week after that was defensible.
Netflix is retiring its public API because screw you, that's why.
12 Ways Every Website is The Same Now
— Digital First cat (@DFNewsCat) June 11, 2014
- "It's too hard to make women characters in video games" is one of those idiotic statements that has gone on to be a pretext for a lot of great writing about women and gaming, such as this Kotaku piece by Sarah Ditum and today's Feminist Frequency look at the "Women as Background Decoration" trope.
Elon Musk released all of Tesla's patents, but it's not because he wants to share the company's innovation with the world. It's because he thinks patents are worthless anyway, and he's probably right.
Today in Irony.
Today's Song: Titus Andronicus covering Semisonic's "Closing Time"
~Closing tabs, you don't have to go home but you can't stay here~
Today in Tabs almost didn't even happen today, is how dull the internet is right now. You can always find us on Newsweek and email. I don't like to brag (ok, strictly speaking, I love to brag) but the boat I race on, Rogue Wave, kicked everyone's ass in the Centerboard Regatta on Saturday. Let's hear it for friends with boats.