Trent Reznor “unpacks” the Zeitgeist

From The Vulture’s interview with Trent Reznor (posted on 9:54 am):

[V:] So forget the packaging [or NiN’s recent EPs], does it affect the music you create when you know that people are going to be scrutinizing the results like they’re messages from outer space?
[TR:] What the obsessives maybe don’t know is that if I were to explain everything to you, or just explicitly lay out what the new EP is about, you’d only be disappointed. You don’t really want to know. The experience of grappling with the thing is what makes it interesting, not the immediate gratification of going, ‘Oh, that’s what it means.’

Words to live by? Anyway; thanks to @RhiannonJudithW and @forschungstorte for pushing this; and to the @freacproject for starting this merry ride.

Let the Linux gaming begin! #SteamOS

I’ll let the original article speak for itself (c/o Steven Vaughan-Nichols):

Valve’s Linux-based Steam Machines gaming console starts shipping today to a few beta testers. SteamOS, it’s Linux for gamers, is scheduled to be released to everyone at the same time.

If you’re very, very lucky, and live in the United States, you may be one of 300 selected beta testers who will soon receive Valve’s Steam Machine and its Linux-based SteamOS for beta testing.

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Potential for #RyanReynolds #TheVoices

You’ll find that Ryan Reynolds hasn’t been a favourite amoung the geek community since “his” version of Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern was…

Not well-received. You might say the same of the encouragement he gave to Wesley Snipes to make the third Blade movie (you may not remember this ever existed – fair enough!).

Now Reynolds is due to star in a creepy-sounding flick “The Voices” from Marjane Satrapi, the director (and original writer) of rather high-brow Persepolis (that I’m afraid we haven’t reviewed yet!). Continue reading