Thursday the Twenty-First of May, 2015

Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations | WIRED
"[The project] involves planting micro-cassette recorders under tables and benches around New York city, retrieving the tapes and embedding the resulting audio on their website." (filed under: surveillance secrets)

Dumpy Battersea Gasometer | | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Terme di Caracalla | Explore richardr's photos on Flickr. ri | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The People vs. "Nerd Culture" | USgamerFlickr faces complaints over 'offensive' auto-tagging for photos | Technology | The GuardianHatton Garden heist: Eight charged over jewellery raid in London | UK news | The GuardianViral Texts | Mapping Networks of Reprinting in 19th-Century Newspapers and Magazines Chopra blasts scientist who criticized his view of evolution. The scientist fires back. - The Washington PostGreggs: The baker that is stopping selling loaves - BBC NewsRail strike will stop 90% of trains leaked report | UK news | The GuardianPolice officer jailed for eight months for assaulting student at London protest | UK news | The GuardianThe octopus can see with its skin | Science | The GuardianPower poses might not be so powerful after all | Ars Technica Why Computers Suck At Translation - YouTubeChronemics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe new tube map assailed by a sea of orangeSearch begins for underground river - Southwark NewsEvery last bottle cap: How my OCD turned collectibles from distraction to obsession | PolygonThe Internet Health Test
Recently listened to:
Auntie Mabel David Devant & His Spirit Wife
I didn't get where I am today Pet Shop Boys
I Don't Believe You Stephin Merritt
A doughnut in my hand Ivor Cutler
Rez -Remastered- Underworld
Sedna Efterklang
Curtains of Zagra Mikey Georgeson & the Civilised Scene
Cindy Tells Me Brian Eno
A Wooden Tree Ivor Cutler
Contra Indications The Durutti Column

Saturday the Sixteenth

Sentinel Trees as a Tool to Forecast Invasions of Alien Plant Pathogens
"To determine the potential invasive fungi, a sentinel trees plot was established in Fuyang, China, using healthy seedlings of European tree species." (filed under: trees pestilence science)

The Artist Moved to Despair by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: High Hand | Board Game | BoardGameGeekThe Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades | WIRED1031537 - The National Heritage List for England | Historic England

Thursday the Seventh

Shut Up & Sit Down | Review: Cards Against Humanity
"Our hobby isn’t new, yet it’s now growing in a way it never was before. It’s reaching more people in more places and, please God, I don’t want Cards Against Humanity to be its ambassador." (filed under: games cards)

Glanced at: Amazon drops gendered categories for toysWhat Clegg, Miliband, Farage and Cameron taste like: the synaesthesia vote in pictures | Art and design | The GuardianThe philosophy of privacy: why surveillance reduces us to objects | Technology | The GuardianMechanics Face Off: Dice vs. Cards | This blog will self-destruct every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Kniziathon Promotion - Reiner Knizia

Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth of April

Pub must be rebuilt brick by brick, orders council, after developers tore it down to build flats - London Evening Standard
"Council chiefs will next week issue an unprecedented enforcement notice to the firm that owns the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale requiring it to “recreate in facsimile the building as it stood immediately prior to its demolition”." (filed under: demolition simulation history london architecture)

D61_5314_1270 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How do astronauts play Scrabble in space? With lots of Velcro | Life and style | The GuardianEd Balls signs and auctions his infamous tweet then ruins it with 'best wishes' - UK - News - The IndependentUnmanned Russian cargo spacecraft is falling to Earth live | Science | The GuardianSpiraliser turns courgettes into hero vegetables as supermarket sales soar | Life and style | The GuardianHow AI crushed all human records in 2048 | Randal S. OlsonThe Media Industry Prefers Penis (SFW!) The Message Medium

Tuesday the Twenty-First

Mail Rail, British Postal Museum & Archive on Vimeo
"A total of 223 terrestrial laser scans were completed to document the existing condition of the Mail Rail site and to digitally preserve the location before major construction work commences." (filed under: london underground history simulation) (via: sarah)

Glanced at: Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 600km/h test run | World news | The GuardianPicturebook Makers | Viviane SchwarzBale of Straw to Hang from the Wobbly BridgeSyncStop / USB Condom - Charge Your Mobile Phone SafelyChimpanzees granted 'legal persons' status to defend their rights in court | World news | The GuardianKatie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column - People - News - The IndependentBGG Extended Stats

Saturday the Eleventh

IBM's Chef Watson recipe book lets you cook like a supercomputer - CNET
"The collection of recipes was crafted based on the system's understanding of flavor compounds, food pairing theories and the psychology of people's likes and dislikes." (filed under: food computers)

Glanced at: Leah Williamson keeps her nerve to send England Under-19s to finals | Football | The GuardianIrish company turns anti-gay pamphlets into confetti for LGBT weddings - Trending - CBC News

Wednesday the Eighth

16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways - My Modern Met
"[This] 16th century text has a special sixfold dos-à-dos (or 'back to back') binding with strategically placed clasps that makes it possible for six books to be neatly bound into one" (filed under: books history technology) (via: nea)

Glanced at: Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist PredictsThe Human-Powered, Giant Theme Park Playground: Ai Pioppi - YouTubeDear Ms Morgan: your guidance on reading is a mini-syllabus on how to wreck poetry for children | Michael Rosen | Education | The GuardianBoardGameGeek | Gaming Unplugged Since 2000Hatton Garden raid: Jewellery could be worth '200m' - BBC NewsBeloved Brontosaurus makes a comeback : Nature News & CommentThe almost story of a loop railway under SouthwarkNo Such Thing As A Fishs stream on SoundCloud - Hear the worlds soundsColorful Chinese mountains: Zhangye Danxia ~ Atlas of Wonders#TarmacTuesday >> KNITSONIK Change The Tune - Green Party 2015 Election Broadcast - YouTubeThe Tory 'rally' that wasn't: these photos reveal how modern campaigning works - Spectator BlogsBank frontage destroyed after ATM raid in Shirehampton | Bristol PostWhy Im standing against Michael Gove | Bob and Roberta Smith

Tuesday the Thirty-First of March

Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA - health - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist
"Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together... take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek... let it stand nine days in the brass vessel..." (filed under: medicine history pestilence)

Brur Snfellss | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Bar Code ConfusionStuff it: Millennials nix their parents' treasures - Chicago Tribune Barbican, 1969 - YouTubeSociety outrage at back door criminal court fees | News | Law Society GazetteI hate your censorship, but I'll defend to the death your right to censor - Boing BoingRobin Williams restricted use of his image for 25 years after his death | Film | The GuardianBig trouble in little Chinatown as rent rises force restaurant owners out | UK news | The GuardianBBC Radio 4 - David Attenborough: My Life in Sound BBC Radio 3 - Night Waves, Pet Shop Boy Neil TennantCourses - MemriseAmazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product ordering | The VergeBoneshaker Big Wheel 2014 incarnation on Vimeo

Monday the Thirtieth

Artist who took 1in rock off Scafell Pike's summit 'vandalised' England's highest mountain - Telegraph
"The artist has taken the uppermost inch of the highest mountain in England. An entire nation's height is modified and its landscape redefined by means of a single precise action." (filed under: stone art) (via: viv)

Glanced at: Our Current Appeal | Oasis UKAmazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US frustration | Technology | The Guardian7 Illegal Things To Do In A British Election - YouTube

Monday the Twenty-Third

Paris car ban: Pollution forces authorities to halt even-numbered plates
"City mayor Anne Hidalgo had asked authorities to prevent one in every two cars from taking to the capital’s streets and make all public transport temporarily free in a bid to drive down pollution." (filed under: paris pollution transport maths)

Modified Crossings | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Swamptacles | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul - LA TimesThousands line Leicester streets for glimpse of Richard III's coffin | UK news | The GuardianGold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment' | Science | The Guardiandiagram.jpg (JPEG Image, 596387 pixels)How a Michigan Farmer Made $4 Million Smuggling Rare Pez Containers into the U.S. | PlayboyThree Colours Ped: A Trio Of Different Boris Bikes In One Photo | Londonist

Thursday the Twelfth

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890), Duodecim Scripta
"None of the above passages shed much light on the details of the game. Our knowledge of them is mostly gained from an epigram of Agathias on a case of special ill-luck which befel the Emperor Zeno (A.D. 474-491)." (filed under: games history board)

You have everything you need | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Breaking Bad Creator: Stop Throwing Pizzas at Walter Whites House | TIMESpacecraft Data Suggest Saturn Moon's Ocean May Harbor Hydrothermal Activity | NASASun Unleashes 1st Monster Solar Flare of 2015 (Photos, Video)Andy the Android EmulatorThe strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamerbaked potatoes with cheesy kale filling - Riverford Organic FarmsTerry Pratchett, Discworld series author, dies aged 66 | Books | The Guardian

Saturday the Seventh

A Toy Ball That Teaches Kids to Code | WIRED
"Hackaball comes with a few suggested games, but is largely open-ended. For example, if Hackaball hits the ground, the lights inside will glow blue. If it gets shaken too hard, it’ll emit a squawk." (filed under: toys programming hacking)

Glanced at: Game of Hounds and Jackals | Middle Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Cyningstan: Traditional Board Games - Pete the Conk(eror) - Brain + Bike | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Hartford, CT says friends can't room together unless some of them are servants - Boing Boing - Exclusive: How This Man Got the Media to Fall for ShipYourEnemiesGlitter Stunt | | Observer - Collideoscope - Ed Miliband: I will pass new law to guarantee TV election debates | Politics | The Guardian - blank -
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