Thursday the Twenty-Sixth of May, 2016

Antisocial network: how self-deprecation is taking over the internet | Technology | The Guardian
"...in a world of constantly switched-on, ostentatious displays of popularity and people having an ostensibly TOTALLY AWESOME TIME, perhaps it isn't surprising that things would start to pitch in the opposite direction (known as JOMO, joy of missing out)." (filed under: society internet illusions)

Glanced at: Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago | Science | The GuardianKENSINGTON - Westminster & Pimlico NewsThe Worlds Biggest Industry Just Got Served NewCo Shift MediumCinema for a quid at Picturehouse Central! | Picturehouse BlogLatest gloomy and highly manipulative images of... - The Bend aka Elephant and Castle RoundaboutThe GRIM test a method for evaluating published research. MediumThis door in North London makes me hideously uncomfortable. - ImgurGreenpeace climbs British Museum on opening day of BP-sponsored Sunken cities exhibition | Greenpeace UKGreenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship | Environment | The GuardianLast 48 hours - MyGridGBPattern formation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPeter Thiels dangerous campaign against Gawker | Fusion3D Visual Explanation of Winston Freer Tile Puzzle - YouTubeSkullpture at the Grant Museum opens today | UCL Museums & Collections BlogGinger sweet tofu with pak choi | BBC Good Food
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Monday the Twenty-Third

How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds | Society | The Guardian
"Printed on the tray was an aphorism attributed to GK Chesterton: “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” Japan Tobacco International, owner of the Benson & Hedges brand in the UK, credited the packaging innovation with a near 47% year-on-year rise in sales." (filed under: chesterton cigarettes advertising)

Glanced at: Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity | Society | The GuardianNight Tube: start date confirmed with all-night trains running from August | Transport | News | London Evening StandardRebuild Eric: The UK's First Robot by Science Museum KickstarterUber riders are willing to pay up to 9.9x in surge pricing if their phone battery's low

Friday the Twentieth

For World’s Newest Scrabble Stars, SHORT Tops SHORTER - WSJ
"The data showed how often a long word would leave the player vulnerable to a counterstrike or a series of bad draws." (filed under: games words scrabble)

FLYPOSTING | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How It's Made: Board Games at a Chinese Factory - YouTubeAI will create 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian | Technology | The GuardianGiant Octopus Kite - YouTubeThe Restart Project - let's fix our relationship with electronics The Restart ProjectGreg Jones | Still WorksKite Calendar - www.KiteCalendar.co.uk - Your calendar of kite eventsForty Percent of the Buildings in Manhattan Could Not Be Built Today - The New York TimesNew York parks using goats as chemical-free weed control alternative | World news | The Guardian

Wednesday the Eighteenth

University ban on mortarboard throwing: 'We'll Photoshop them in' | Education | The Guardian
"...students were told that images of the headwear will be digitally added afterwards if they simply mime the act when photographs are being taken." (filed under: clothing illusions)

Glanced at: How I Acted Like A Pundit And Screwed Up On Donald Trump | FiveThirtyEightBingeClock, how long does it take to watch every episode of that TV show?The Machine Stops: Did EM Forster predict the internet age? - BBC NewsRevealed: the biggest money makers on Kickstarter UK | Technology | The GuardianSo you want to build a generator... - Kate Compton

Thursday the Twelfth

Science Advisor (@civadvisor) on Twitter
Civilization alert boxes plus Wikipedia's fads-by-decade categories: "Discovery of Gangnam Style by Germans renders reality television obsolete." (filed under: history creations)

Caterpillar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Car falls down huge hole in street in Charlton, London - BBC NewsThe Matre D' by PowerhoofStory of cities #34: the struggle for the soul of Milton Keynes | Cities | The GuardianGreat ways to enjoy Weetabix.pdfFacebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | Technology | The GuardianThe inside story of Facebooks biggest setback | Rahul Bhatia | Technology | The Guardian

Sunday the Eighth

Patrick Chaplin: Darts on the Wireless
"The BBC is determined to make us play games of one sort or another. Now they want us to play darts, not merely to listen to a commentary on someone else playing, but they are going to put one man in the studio to play against you!" (1938) (filed under: sport radio history)

Glanced at: The BBC will be so dull if the Tories get their way | Armando Iannucci | Opinion | The GuardianThe Cheese of the Vikings: A Long Tradition Lives on at a Single Dairy in Norway | REAL SCANDINAVIA

Friday the Sixth

Accessibility Kit | 64 Ounce Games
"64 Oz. Games accessibility kits allow both blind and sighted players to play together with a [boardgame] retail product. [...] Most of our kits consist mainly of transparent sleeves and a printout with all of the text of all of the cards." (filed under: games eyes) (via: james)

Glanced at: Color Blind Accessibility for Designers |Threadbare RPG: A stitchpunk tabletop role-playing game by Stephanie Bryant KickstarterApple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. | vellumatlantaAmericans Distaste For Both Trump And Clinton Is Record-Breaking | FiveThirtyEight'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough - BBC NewsThe lost art of reading other people's handwriting - BBC NewsBBC Interviewer gets Schooled about Media Propaganda by Noam Chomsky - YouTubeGame Over : Kasparov vs Deep Blue FULL MOVE (SRPSKI PREVOD ) - YouTubePeter Serafinowicz interviews Brian Eno: Honour thy error as a hidden intention | Big IssueZac Goldsmith attacked by senior Tory over London mayoral election tactics | Politics | The GuardianNew Puzzles from the 2016 New York Toy Fair - YouTubeThe Not-Quite-Robots That Help Fix Fusion Reactors - YouTubeMottainai | Board Game | BoardGameGeekBBC 2 | THE 50TH BIRTHDAY IDENT MONTAGE - YouTubeGlobal press reaction to Sadiq Khan a mix of curiosity and ignorance | Politics | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Ninth of April

Helsinki Bus Station Theory - fotocommunity.com
"You take those three years of work on the nude to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the curator asks if you are familiar with the nudes of Irving Penn. His bus, 71, was on the same line. Or you take them to a gallery in Paris and are reminded to check out Bill Brandt, bus 58, and so on." (filed under: photography art work transport metaphors)

Gin Still | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Was hoping it's a lane for sociables, but perhaps it was just a stencil cock-up? | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Brutal utopias: the National Trust launches a new tour series | Wallpaper* MagazineQuick D: Mirror Ball - YouTubeDr Williams Pink Pills for Pale PeopleWhy you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies - VoxReverse OCRQI's No Such Thing As A Fish hits TV : News 2016 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide22 Bishopsgate and the steroidal towers set to ruin London's skyline | Art and design | The GuardianYou Can Actually Buy a Flask That Looks Like an iPhoneNifty Gloves Convert Sign Language Into Spoken Words - D-briefhttp://cs.stanford.edu/people/karpathy/namesGenUnique.txtLarge Hadron Collider: Weasel causes shutdown - BBC NewsIndependent' pharmacist's letter edited by Boots senior execs | Business | The Guardian

Tuesday the Twenty-Sixth

The Song of La Palice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Alas! If he wasn't dead / He would be still alive." (filed under: death language mutation humour)

Glanced at: Patrick Stewart sketch: what has the ECHR ever done for us? - video | Culture | The GuardianBeagle 2: most detailed images yet of lost Mars lander revealed | Science | The GuardianConstruction starts on ArcelorMittal Orbit slide - News - Newham RecorderNeuroLogica Blog >> Illegal Immigration and the Law of Unintended ConsequencesIn an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat - The New York TimesLifeline - Android Apps on Google PlayBig Ben to be silenced for months by tower and clock repairs | Politics | The GuardianDan Grover | Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.Help, My Fusion Reactor's Making A Weird Noise - YouTubeJohn Smith - The Black Tower (1985-87) (TVRip) on VimeoIntroducing Hover Camera, the self-flying camera anyone can use - YouTubePalmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London - BBC NewsIt's time to pay women equally, and now there is a clock to prove it | RevelistGame complexity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRefusal ChessFirecat Masquerade | An alternative production company based in Brighton and London with a UK-wide network of exceptional creatives, makers and performers that design and deliver unique, bespoke live events.

Monday the Twenty-Fifth

Unbuilt London (@unbuiltlondon) on Twitter
"The Meat Grinder is a 250 ft tall designer research facility in Barnet." (filed under: london architecture creations lies)
Princeton University - Video-gaming fish play out the advantages of groups
"The researchers projected the simulated prey — which appeared as small reddish dots — onto one side of a tank containing the famously ravenous bluegill sunfish." (filed under: games fish simulations illusions emergence)

Ware is this? - Concrete Utilities vintage lamp post collection, Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The Willows (story) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPride and Prejudice: Lydias Lottery Tickets and Gaming Fish | AustenonlyIkea starts selling solar panels in UK stores | Environment | The GuardianOffshore in central London: the curious case of 29 Harley Street | Oliver Bullough | Business | The GuardianExtinction chessFunicular railway damaged in landslide on Bournemouth coast | UK news | The GuardianConcrete Utilities lamp postsstreet lighting | uk > installations > concrete utilities' museum of street lightingIs Social Media Screwing Over Explorers? | Outside OnlineImpartial game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPrior-Art-O-Matic (@priorartomatic) on TwitterMesosphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDiscover Music via Samples, Cover Songs and Remixes | WhoSampled

Thursday the Fourteenth

Rules of Card Games: Cuttle
"The exact origin of this unusual two-player game is unknown. Dating from the 1970's at the latest, it is the earliest example I have found of a combat card game." (filed under: games cards history)

Glanced at: The truth about Hannibals route across the Alps | Science | The Guardian - Googles Calendar Now Finds Spare Time and Fills It Up - The New York Times - A Euro game hidden in a standard deck of cards | Indian Chief | BoardGameGeek - Rules for Indian Chief | Indian Chief | BoardGameGeek - The Woking Martian | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Story of My Life: How Narrative Creates Personality - The Atlantic - The Art of War - Chinese Text Project - How a Japanese Pinball Maker Helped the FBI Crack the San Bernardino iPhone - Bloomberg - Tesco's fictional farms: a marketing strategy past its sell-by date? | Life and style | The Guardian - Derek Nimmo goes Punk - YouTube -
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