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[Video Link] This is a good six-minute video that explains how transistors work. I liked the description of N- and P-type doping. (Via Adafruit)

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Beatboxer extraordinaire Tom Thum performs at TEDxSydney. I'd love to see a duet of Thum and Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame, seen in the video below

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Joshua Katz, at NC State University's Department of Statistics, compiled a series of simple, striking maps that visualize the words Americans useā€”and where they use them. The data was compiled from a survey conducted by Bert Vaux at the University of Cambridge. Below are just a few to whet your appetite for the full set of 122.

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Comics and animation illustrators know that sometimes, the most efficient way to get a panel or frame just right is to "swipe it" -- copy it from somewhere else where it worked before, then change it to fit. Disney's illustrators are no exception, as this collection of animated GIFs amply demonstrates. As Picasso said, "amateurs plagiarize, artists steal." (He stole that from someone else, of course).

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Link, the green-clad protagonist of Nintendo's Zelda series, is usually portrayed as a boy. A couple of games, however, feature him as a grown-up. Nintendo concept artist Katsuya Terada, however, also sketched a mature--even elderly--hero. These designs, along with fantastic watercolors of a more familiar young adult link, were made public in a long-out of print art book. Enjoy the flickr set: it might not stay up long!

Katsuya Terada Zelda Art [History of Hyrule via Kotaku]

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I'm not sure how Anthony Cerniello made this video of Danielle aging 60 years in five minutes, but it is amazing. (Thanks, Matthew!)

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Back in July, I blogged about WILD, a gorgeous, sweet picture book about a feral child who won't be tamed. At the time, the book was only available in the UK, but as of today, it's out in the USA, too! Here's my original review:

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Here's the slide deck [PDF] from a Michael Dearing presentation called "The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done." As Kottke points out, a lot of context is missing, but what's there is fascinating -- an enumeration of the blind spots of "people who get extraordinary stuff done in Silicon Valley," based on interviews with 4,515 founders from 2,481 companies.

1. Personal exceptionalism
2. Dichotomous thinking
3. Correct overgeneralization
4. Blank canvas thinking
5. Schumpeterianism

The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done [PDF]

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Don't miss Boing Boing's video interview with Dr. Donna J. Nelson, science advisor to the television series "Breaking Bad." The show's final episode airs this coming Sunday night on AMC. PBS science correspondent Miles O'Brien and I interviewed her in 2012, when she and the Breaking Bad cast and creator Vince Gilligan were at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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