Saturday the Sixteenth of January, 2016

The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators | UK news | The Guardian
"In theory, he found, getting people to stand on both sides would mean that 31 more passengers would get on to the escalator each minute – an increase of 28%." (filed under: crowds london tube walking)

Glanced at: Japanese Escalator Riders Opt for Etiquette Over Rules - Japan Real Time - WSJ
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Tuesday the Twelfth

Drone wars: new UAV interceptor billed as net-firing solution to rogue flying | Technology | The Guardian
"Michigan Technological University’s latest drone-catcher system deploys an octacopter armed with a gun that fires out a net to entrap and carry off rogue unmanned aerial vehicles flying where they shouldn’t be." (filed under: drones police weapons)

Glanced at: The Biggest Dinosaur In History May Never Have Existed | FiveThirtyEightBowieNet: how David Bowie's ISP foresaw the future of the internet | Technology | The GuardianAdam Buxton on David Bowie 31st March 2013 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet ArchivePiecepack Wiki: Taxonomy Of Piecepack GamesFor Some Atlanta Hawks, a Revved-Up Game of Uno Is Diversion No. 1 - The New York TimesAustralia | Cat and BagEnter The Oubliette | Brixton Room Escape

Monday the Fourth

Plotto; a new method of plot suggestion for writers of creative fiction (1928)
"A Plotto Masterplot consists of three clauses: An 'A' Clause, a 'B' Clause and a 'C' Clause." (filed under: writing emergence books simulation)

Glanced at: This Hundred-Year-Old Industrial Gem is Like Jabba's Real Life Palaceplotto.pdfChina: Fake bank swindles customers out of $32m - BBC NewsLondon Should Be One Fare Zone, Says Green Party | LondonistSho (board game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHoppy beer is awfulor at least, its bitterness is ruining craft beers reputation.The Rolling Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaWD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed | Life and style | The Guardian

Wednesday the Second of December, 2015

"Around the World in X Wikipedia Articles - generating a 50,000 word novel using Wikipedia's API to pull out location coordinates and descriptions. Written for NaNoGenMo 2015." (filed under: creations books fiction programming)

Friday the Thirtieth of October

London Police ‘Super Recognizer’ Walks Beat With a Facebook of the Mind - The New York Times
"Facial recognition software managed to identify one suspect of the 4,000 captured by security cameras during the London riots. Constable Collins identified 180." (filed under: faces memory surveillance police)

Glanced at: Study: Flickr Photos Can Predict People's MovementsBunte Runde | Board Game | BoardGameGeekNoIR laser goggles | Cool ToolsThe Egg Calculator | Science | ChefStepsSide by side georeferenced maps viewer - Map images - National Library of ScotlandWildlife TV shows don't help conservation, says Autumnwatch presenter | Environment | The GuardianLocal 58 - Weather Service - YouTubeBBC NEWS | England | London | High rise tower for rare falconsParliament Peregrines Diary: Battersea Power StationHive | Image | BoardGameGeekTwitch Installs Arch LinuxBrian Blessed to make tube station announcements'Superhero' microbiome bacteria protect against deadly symptoms during infectionStolen credit card details available for 1 each online | Technology | The GuardianStewart Lee: I dont know where the ideas come from and its terrifying | Culture | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Third

How to choose an uncrackable password: Use meter and rhyme.
"The researchers trained their bit-translation program to spit out couplets of rhyming iambic tetrameter." (filed under: poetry technology secrets)

Glanced at: Drivers are being idiots with Teslas new autopilot featuresFeature: The bizarre reactor that might save nuclear fusion | Science/AAAS | NewsExcellent small boxes for good prices | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeekWill Self: My love affair with nicotine | Books | The GuardianHorror show: How games like Alien: Isolation deal in terror | Alphr'Zeno effect' verifiedatoms won't move while you watchParsnip Bacon Recipe | Food & WineA magical glimpse into the Tudor imagination: Lost library of John Dee to be revealed | Culture24

Sunday the Fourth

Trade in invasive plants is blossoming
"Of all the plants for sale [on eBay], 510 are known to be invasive in at least one region somewhere in the world. And out of that group, 35 are on the IUCN's list of the 100 worst invasive species." (filed under: plants pollution internet)

Wednesday the Sixteenth of September

This Spider Makes Fake Spiders. But Why? | WIRED
"The decoy was about the size of a half-dollar, constructed from debris and food carcasses, with eight legs radiating from its bulky center." (filed under: spiders illusions)

13:40 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Irving 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: 'So you tried to make a bomb?' | Dallas Morning NewsBBC - Earth News - Spider builds life-sized decoysCult heroes: Jake Thackray was the great chansonnier who happened to be English | Music | The GuardianWhy Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?Petition BBC: Request for the BBC to refer to David Cameron as 'the right-wing Prime Minister' Change.orgIs David Cameron a threat to context? | Cassetteboy remix the news - YouTubeLondon's Santander bikes get high-tech laser lights amid arms race to be seen | Environment | The GuardianBarbican - Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian EnoGoogle Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours | copyrighteous

Tuesday the Eighteenth of August

BPS Research Digest: Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes
"On the strange-face questionnaire, 90 per cent of the eye-staring group agreed that they'd seen some deformed facial traits, 75 per cent said they'd seen a monster, 50 per cent said they saw aspects of their own face in their partner's face, and 15 per cent said they'd seen a relative's face." (filed under: eyes illusions faces monsters)

Glanced at: BBC MICRO Speech - YouTubeNow Play ThisBanksy fans flock to Weston-super-Mare after Dismaland show rumours | Art and design | The GuardianHackers (1995) - Official Theatrical Trailer - YouTubepareidoloopBBC - Earth - Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age15 Centuries-Old Board Games | Mental Floss UK

Tuesday the Eleventh

A few key signs betray betrayal | Science News
"[Diplomacy players] who were excessively polite in general were more likely to betray, and people who were suddenly more polite were more likely to become victims of betrayal." (filed under: games psychology language lies)

Glanced at: Giant spider's web takes over Cardiff park giving visitors a new perspective on nature - Wales OnlineDecorated gas tanks ~ Pink TentacleNational Gallery staff strike shuts down most exhibitions | Art and design | The GuardianCelebrated outsider songsmith Ivor Cutler lives againin Colonel Sanders? | Dangerous MindsDeath's Head, Cherub, Urn and WillowTube strikes: London Underground workers to stage two more walkouts | UK news | The GuardianPepsi Ditches Aspartame in Bid to Add Pop to Diet Drink Sales - NBC NewsSky Ladder a pyrotechnic artwork by Cai Guoqiang - YouTube

Wednesday the Twenty-Second of July

How High Def Is Changing Your Brain—and Driving the Prop Master Crazy
"We used to say, if it’s not bigger than a two-inch circle, you’re not going to see it on film. [...] Now, with high def, it’s down to an eighth of an inch." (filed under: films illusions) (via: alex)

Ryde Pier | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Everything will be ok | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Graffiti Removal Guy Comes Back to Discover Image of Himself in the Same Spot | artFido's BlogThe French Scrabble champion who doesn't speak French | Life and style | The GuardianThe Lego prosthetic arm that kids can hack themselves | Art and design | The GuardianWoman Tweets She Wants Weed, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Responds | NBC 6 South FloridaLondon 24 on Vimeo22 Pictures That Capture The Perfect Expressions Of Inanimate Objects [STORY]Southbank Centre to stage 4-day reading of Moby-Dick >> MobyLivesMoby Dick Big ReadLOST (AND FOUND): A Drone | Atlas ObscuraAustralian digital users illegally download content regularly - survey - BBC NewsIn a Grove | Board Game | BoardGameGeekTiny PMS Match

Tuesday the Fourteenth

"OpenGeofiction (OGF) is based on the OpenStreetMap software platform. [...] This world is set in modern times, so it doesn't have orcs or elves, but rather power plants, motorways and housing projects." (filed under: maps fiction) (via: kake)

Glanced at: Giant Hogweed Identification - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation - New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto - BBC News - Drying Mushrooms: Easy Methods and Tips - SpyFall - Can We Just, Like, Get Over the Way Women Talk? -- The Cut - Harmans stance on the welfare bill shows how weird Labour really is | Deborah Orr | Comment is free | The Guardian - How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet Controversy - Lifes Lottery (Kim Newman) | Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling - Standard Patterns in Choice-Based Games | These Heterogenous Tasks - Il Centauro | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Sutro | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Google accidentally reveals data on 'right to be forgotten' requests | Technology | The Guardian - Photos: Joaqun El Chapo Guzmns sophisticated escape route from a high-security prison - Quartz -
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