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Spring Cleaning: 5 Notable Projects Being Pruned From Github.net.au For Inactivity

OpenCluck
A GPL-licensed clone of the ClustrFuCK development framework and its accompanying compiler, API, IDE, and STD.
Last Commit: Fixed buffer overflow when converting an imported FurthestCK database containing malformed emojis. (Nov 14, 2014)
Cause of Death: One of the two lead developers had his brain removed and frozen by a transhumanist tech startup, and the other had his brain removed and frozen by an escaped convict during a terrifying 18-day killing spree and FBI manhunt.

LibrePiss
A free and open source software suite for both GNU/Linux and regular Linux that assists the user in tracking the frequency, amount, consistency, color, scent, velocity, and “urethrafeel” of their urination.
Last Commit: Added additional shades of chartreuse to the color library based on recent unusual samples. (Jan 4, 2016)
Cause of Death (not literally this time): Lead developer disillusioned with the internet piss community after involvement in the PissCoin cryptocurrency scam.

YouFuCK ER
The “expanded release” fork of ClustrFuCK-based multiprotocol messaging client YouFuCK, YouFuCK ER aims to provide a robust alternative to messaging giants like Pidgin, Slack, AIM, MSN, IRC, XMPP, YMCA, DMCA, and dreaded closed-source wickedness locus Trillian.
Last Commit: Fixed memory leak when sending entire PS2 game ISOs to your shitty script kiddie friends via AIM file transfers, KEVIN. (May 8, 2015)
Cause of Death: Kevin and his script kiddie friends did a denial of service attack on the lead developer’s anime fanshrine site, causing him to break down and leave the internet forever.

OpenNanny
Hey, remember Net Nanny, that thing that parents would install to block naughty websites? Well, they open-sourced it!
Last Commit: Added a previously innocuous fanshrine to Jan Killblood from the anime Hellghost UltraMAX to the naughty list, since now it just displays the text “KEVIN RULZ” with the letters made out of penises. (May 10, 2015)
Cause of Death: Kevin and his script kiddie friends got into the lead developer’s email with a brute force password attack and hijacked all of his accounts, including his account on Github.net.au.

EmuMaster Perfect Collection: Do You Remember Love?
The ultimate NES emulator is here, combining the best parts of all the various forks over the years of Japanese PC-98-based NES emulator EmuMaster into a single perfect hybrid that runs on Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, and regular Linux.
Last Commit: Added additional checks to prevent crashing when trying to launch malformed ROMs. (July 19, 2016)
Cause of Death: Lead developer’s brain removed and frozen by Kevin and his script kiddie friends, who are escalating their acts of violence and must be stopped.

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2017 Spring Movie Preview

March
Jennifer Lawrence brings her quirky and irreverent charms to the Armenian genocide in Lars Von Trier’s The Girl Who Was Death, Part 1 of 3.  James McAvoy and Charlie Day are exterminators who fall in love with the same unhygienic heiress in the hilarity-packed Roach Maiden.  Terry Crews and Lance Reddick are profoundly uncomfortable as The Only Nonwhite People Who Were Invited To This Party.

April
Saoirse Ronan, who is 22, plays the love interest who revitalizes a gross middle-aged writer in The Awakening of My Wrinkled Loins.  Cameron Diaz and Jessica Alba take a european hiking trip together to get over their awful exes and find out more about themselves and each other than they bargained for in Lurid Latina Lesbians in Latvia.  Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi join a knitting group and gossip with old ladies in the wholly violence-free Pacific Rim Gaiden: A Scarf For Mako.

May
Ioan Gruffudd and George Clooney are gay accountants in The Love Ledger.  Riz Ahmed and Aziz Ansari are the only ones who can stop a daring bitcoin heist in near-future Bangkok in the cyberpunk thriller Blockchain.  Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey reteam in the screwball comedy The Drag Queen In Yellow: A Sexy Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge.

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Minipost: SLN Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Part 1

Chic Grey Orb
Sharper Image, $599
Hovers steady and unmoving four feet above the floor, making a quiet but constant humming noise. Wifi and Bluetooth enabled.

Antique Brass Piss Jug
Crate & Barrel, $49
Stores urine excreted by you or a loved one for longer than is socially acceptable.  Can be placed under the bed, out of sight, as if that makes it not weird.  Buy 5 or more for a discount.

Mirror of Gl’dahn
Tower of Althras, 300 gold pieces
Displays things that are, things that were, and some things that have not yet come to pass.  Wifi and Bluetooth enabled.

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Selected Placards from Ori Chon’s MoMA Exhibition “Inert 1”

Falling Air (2013)
charcoal on paper

With but a handful of choppy scribbles and flecks of form, the artist makes the eye do the work, drawing attention in a sweeping current around the work as deftly as a salmon might leap upstream. Ultimately, that s the true medium: attention. The viewer is reminded harshly but rightly that the only parts of a work that exist in our minds are the parts we notice.

Reasonable Doubt (2012)
copper wire and wood

Much has been made of transgressive art, but all too often, artists hold back from the one dimension of confrontation that truly matters: that against the viewer. Here, the artist explores depths of true disgust that are not seen when an artist aims their appeal at a distant target, the way one might satire an abstract social trend. The target of the artist’s enmity here is the audience, thus enabling us, as the victim, to experience something truly engaging.

Christmas Trees (2014)
mixed

Don’t be tempted to immediately look away. You will miss so many subtleties. While the imagery, the basic aesthetics, or even the medium itself might repulse you, there is wisdom in that horror. Here the artist takes a mundane activity most of us do every day and escalates it to a grim, hedonistic apotheosis. If you find in this no truth, no excruciating epiphany, then you are unlikely to find it anywhere.

Jolly Good Fellow (2017)
film projection upon painted tin sheet

While mostly notable for its part in history, the actual artistic value of this piece can’t be denied. Divorced from all controversy, we see an expression of grief and bittersweet longing that is simultaneously powerful and terribly fragile. Curator’s note: This is, of course, a replica, but it was constructed from the artist’s explicit instructions.

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