‘The Black Panther’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Last year I was offered the opportunity to script an 11-issue series of Black Panther, for Marvel. The Black Panther—who, when he debuted in an issue of Fantastic Four, in 1966, was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics—is the alter ego of T’Challa, the king of Wakanda, a mythical and technologically advanced African country.

This seems like it could be really awesome. The Black Panther is a character I have wanted to like and appreciate but haven’t really found to be as enticing or exciting as I would have hoped. Hypothetically this character, who has a Batman-esque feel (two separate lives, one very public, the other darker and in the shadows), would be up there with my favorites (as the Dark Knight is), so I am hoping that Coates’ take is a strong and interesting as his other work.

Source: An Exclusive Look at ‘The Black Panther’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates : The Atlantic

Mystery Behind the Slope

Analysis of the new LEGO part 15672

This may be either: the most fascinating things I’ve ever read about Lego or the most esoteric thing I’ve read about Lego… or both. Any which way this investigation of lego brick revision was far more interesting than I thought it would be at first glance.

Source: Rebrickable

On Dormant Cyber Pathogens and Unicorns 

When trying to get at the technical core of what the FBI is asking of Apple, this researcher/hacker/forensic scientist/? seems to have the explanations.

Might I suggest you start here and here and a Summary

Really you should just go read the last 15 or so posts.

This is a controversial topic, but at the core of the debate is a tremendous amount of misinformation and purposeful ambiguity. Fight the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).

Source: Zdziarski’s Blog of Things