Tuesday the Second of September, 2014

A Logic Named Joe - Murray Leinster
1946 short story. "Logics Service will hereafter keep your personal accounts, take messages, and locate persons you may wish to get in touch with. This demonstration is to introduce the service." (filed under: fiction internet facebook)

Fountains Abbey Green Man | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scrapbook G, Page 2, Receipt 8 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: ANAGRAMATRON (anagramatron) on TwitterSoft Focus KickstarterA Look at Battersea Park Station - London ReconnectionsDisused Stations: Battersea StationGamasutra: Tadhg Kelly's Blog - The Sorry State Of Gaming's Truthers And Their #GamergateHave you spotted the huge hippo floating down the Thames? Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonSeeburg 1000 - Streaming LIVE Radio from Los Angeles, CAMetamerism (color) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHow LEDs Produce White Light - Learn - PhotonStar LightingAlexandrite Effect: Not All White Light is Created Equal >> Chemistry BlogThe 33 Things to Do Before Climate Change Ruins Everything Matter MediumBrood XLeast weasel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe super vacuum ban isn't meddling EU bureaucracy - it's absolutely vital | Environment | The GuardianCar sharing service Uber banned in Germany | Technology | The Guardian
Recently listened to:
Bloodbuzz Ohio The National
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Waiting Room Jake Shillingford
Then There Were 2 John Murphy
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The Ruling Class The Monochrome Set
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Remember Me British Sea Power
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A Tune for Jack Lemon Jelly

Friday the Twenty-Ninth of August

Mystery Solved: “Sailing Stones” of Death Valley Seen in Action for the First Time | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
"On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa, pushing rocks in front of them and leaving trails in the soft mud below the surface." (filed under: stone ice mysteries)

Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC News - Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bedCOOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler by Ryan Grepper KickstarterCGSociety - Building 3D with IkeaGoogle reveals home delivery drone program Project Wing | Technology | theguardian.comFamily strikes gold on Folkestone beach | Art and design | theguardian.comMetamorphosis | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGArizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi | World news | theguardian.comThe Hnefatafl Shop | Hnefatafl: the Game of the VikingsWhy are Wombat Scats Cubic - YouTube

Saturday the Twenty-Third

Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share | Springwise
"The idea is that homeowners place the stickers for the items they have on their mailbox so passersby can know if they’re good to knock on the door." (filed under: society hacking) (via: ole)

Tube Shop Tiles | Flickr - Photo Sharing!GWL | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Funny suggestions for Dungeon Crawl Stone SoupBBC News - London priciest European city for culture, says surveyWater And Sunlight The Formula For Sustainable Fuel - Science News - redOrbit

Tuesday the Twelfth

After Dark | Tate
"Via an online portal, the public will be able to control robots and roam the galleries in search of 500 years of British art." (filed under: robots art) (via: sarah)

Artangel barcode of light | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scrapbook G, Page 1, Receipt 4 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Cafe | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Beast | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Behold, the fish cannon | The VergeDystopia Rising: A larp at the end of the world | The VergeHow To Make A Sled Kite - Complete Instructions For The MBK 1-Skewer Sled.This Guy Set Up His Camera To Make it Look Like Statues Taking Selfies <<TwistedSifterUber-nasty? Staff submits 5,560 fake ride requests - Aug. 11, 2014BBC News - Robots explore Tate Britain's artwork after dark falconry Car Hawking imprint sharpy 16 - YouTubeThe Medieval Weapons Sound Effects Library by Ben Jaszczak KickstarterPubs closing at rate of 31 a week | Business | The GuardianJosie Lawrence and Greg Proops: how we made Whose Line Is It Anyway? | Stage | The GuardianTim Vine - ventriloquism - YouTubeThe Infinite Impossibility Drive | gild the truthNYC official calls for police body cameras - seattlepi.comSuicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing Genie, youre free - The Washington Post

Friday the Eighth

The Land of the Free: How Virtual Fences Will Transform Rural America - The Atlantic
"Well, you can get on your laptop, right then and there, and program the polygon that contains your cows to move spatially and temporally over the landscape to this 'better location'." (filed under: cows gps illusions)

Glanced at: Rorschcam NYC - an album on FlickrBye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable Virtual Fencing << NextNature.netWhat can be said about the rainbow plane? | Science Blogs | WIREDIBM's new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little powerLife and Cards I: Philosophy of Fire : Daily MTG : Magic: The GatheringComputer programmed to write its own fables | Books | theguardian.comGraphene 'droplets' open up possibilities in drug delivery, disease detection -- ScienceDailyWHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency | Society | theguardian.com

Tuesday the Fifth

Extracting audio from visual information | MIT News Office
"In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass." (filed under: sound surveillance secrets)

Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: New Statesman | The UKs mental health care is in crisis the next government must act urgentlyIsrael, Gaza, War & Data The Art of Personalizing Propaganda Global VoicesIron Maiden Release Bruce Dickinson Dogfight Video From Sonisphere - Kerrang!The Piecepack Remakes and Allows You to Remake the World of Games | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeekDrink up, then eat the glass the trend for edible food packaging and tableware | Life and style | The Guardian

Friday the First

The Tsubo-en Zen garden; Nightingale floor, Uguisubari (鴬張り)
"The 'nightingale floor' is made with a special timber technique from 17th century which makes it impossible to walk on the floor without it making quite beautiful squeaking sounds [...] thereby alerting the residents of the adjacent room of your approach." (filed under: secrets surveillance wood japan)

Oval | Flickr - Photo Sharing!What's the matter? | Flickr - Photo Sharing!DSC02892 - Building Demolition - Caterpillar MP30 Concrete Pulverizer Jaws | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: A Moment In Labor History or STOP CALLING THAT POSTER ROSIE THE RIVETER! | What a WitchGay Marriage Would Impose Significant Public Harm Says Attorney General Married Three Times | The New Civil Rights MovementBBC News - Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigilAmazon tribe makes first contact with outside world | World news | theguardian.comCamberley 16 May 2014 015 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era : Code Switch : NPRLatest concrete eater is company's most powerful demolition cutter | PP&E"Magic number" for space pioneers calculated - space - 15 February 2002 - New ScientistDraughts: London's first board game caf by Toby Hamand Kickstarter

Wednesday the Twenty-Third of July

Stanford researcher: Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture
"The striking difference was that while many of the African and Indian subjects registered predominantly positive experiences with their voices, not one American did." (filed under: illusions sound society psychology)

Dangleway view | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Man pours beer over tiger as London Zoo Lates parties get out of hand | Environment | The GuardianThe secret of Minecraft The Message MediumSelf-balancing Unicycle Solowheel Great Green Way To Get Around | Be SportierSolowheel Instructions (2013) - YouTubeVictory in Italy: Court rules Wikipedia a service based on the freedom of the users Wikimedia blogDwarf Fortress will crush your CPU because creating history is hard | Polygon

Monday the Twenty-First

BBC News - The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up
"[In 1997], 62 containers were lost overboard about 20 miles off Land's End - and one of them was filled with nearly 4.8m pieces of Lego, bound for New York." (filed under: lego pollution octopuses) (via: sarah)

Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: New San Francisco billboard warns workers theyll be replaced by iPads if they demand a fair wage | PandoDailyWhat Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta PictureComprehensive List of Helper Apps (iOS/Android/etc) | BoardGameGeekAndroid versions of actual boardgames | BoardGameGeekManchego | BBC Good FoodCreationist Ken Ham calls to end space program because aliens are going to hell anywayBBC News - BBC says iPlayer technical problems 'fixed'Ingress: The game that reveals Google's secret war to control London | Technology | theguardian.comIca stones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaModern Politics, the Slave Economy, and Geological Time >> Sociological Imagesemojitracker: realtime emoji use on twitter

Thursday the Tenth

Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful | MIT Technology Review
"Quercia and co begin by creating a database of images of various parts of the center of London taken from Google Street View and Geograph, [then] crowdsourced opinions about the beauty of each location." (filed under: walking cities maps)

TWINS | Flickr - Photo Sharing!1897 Horniman Ad | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scarborough Tardis | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Good To Know: Is It Really Safe To Drink Urine? | Columbia BlogUrbanGems'Emergency' is bogus but surveillance law could prove rare liberal moment | World news | theguardian.comUK cities will exceed EU pollution limits until 2030, figures show | Environment | theguardian.comLiving Structures | Immersive Performance EventsHack the Art World

Wednesday the Second

An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret | Colossal
"Not having a roof, the basement floor remains under several feet of water year round. At some point in the early 2000s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species." (filed under: fish dereliction japan shopping) (via: viv)

British Museum room 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC News - Classic books become London benchesThe International Plant Names Index: Epithet updates made since January 2010'Better Call Saul' will take place before, during, and after 'Breaking Bad' | Inside TV | EW.comThe Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House | Colossaltarzan on a big red scooterUK watchdog bans Dungeon Keeper ad, accuses EA of "misleading" customers Eurogamer.netCall for new generation of antibiotics to fight off superbugs | Society | theguardian.comColumbus Globus Duo Kristallglas - YouTubeEuclid: The Game - TutorialSigns from the near future

Tuesday the First

Google Cardboard
"The result is Cardboard, a no-frills [cardboard] enclosure that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset, and the accompanying open software toolkit that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app." (filed under: phones technology paper) (via: adrian)

Glanced at: GWL - GLC | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Visualizing Algorithms - Facebook T&Cs introduced 'research' policy months after emotion study | Technology | theguardian.com - World Cup Philosophy: Germany vs France - Existential Comics - Board game, William Darton 657896 | National Trust Collections - Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream | The Kitchn - IFComp News - The 20th annual IFComp is open for entries - New 2014 build of Inform now out Inform News -
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