Tuesday the Twenty-First of April, 2015

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
Recently listened to:
How Many Worlds Brian Eno
Earth Lights Belbury Poly
Level Is Complete Mikey Georgeson & the Civilised Scene
Chapel Perilous Belbury Poly
Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma David Devant & His Spirit Wife
I Love Lambeth The Monochrome Set
Hollow Mountain Efterklang
A Lovely Day Tomorrow British Sea Power
Dead Finks Don't Talk Brian Eno
Tailspin The Divine Comedy

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: snopes.com: 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)

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

Friday the Sixth

The Icicle Atlas
"The Icicle Atlas is a collection of images, time-lapse movies and time-series data on 237 distinct laboratory-grown icicles, made at the University of Toronto, Department of Physics, between 2008 and 2012." (filed under: ice science)

Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Cats don't like human music -- play them this insteadThe Food Lab: A New Way to Cook Pasta? | Serious EatsThe Ferguson Report - The AtlanticThe mysterious (and cool) science of icicles - The Globe and MailThis year, Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers | Pew Research Center

Thursday the Fifth

Lots of Cases of Synesthesia Are Based on Alphabet Magnets
"The study finds that more than 6 percent of American synesthetes have color associations that match a particular Fisher-Price fridge magnet set." (filed under: toys illusions brains) (via: james)

Glanced at: Smartphones are addictive and should carry health warning, say academics | Technology | The GuardianGlitter bomb showers staffers for Nebraska's Rep. Jeff Fortenberry - Omaha.com: PoliticsArctic Scavengers: Recon | Board Game | BoardGameGeek'Spocking' Laurier on $5 not illegal, says Bank of Canada - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Friday the Twentieth of February

Quantum Fingers - Everything2.com
"The face value of each card remains indeterminate so long as gameplay is not affected by what it is: as soon as the state of the underlying "classical" game (i.e. the ordinary card game on which the "quantum" game is based) depends on whether a player has a particular card, that player chooses at that point whether or not it holds that card." (filed under: games cards secrets) (via: minkette)

Glanced at: Sushi HandsLoaded Dice: Categories and MechanicsSex redefined : Nature News & CommentThey Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside | WIREDDeath of a Supreme Commander Shadow Gov | StreetWars Medium60 Minutes to Escape | An Escape the Room Game in Portland, OregonRogues gallery of fake art on eBay - TelegraphWhat happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree? | Technology | The Guardian"Premakes" Ghost Busters (1954) - YouTubeGhostbusters Past (@WeBustedGhosts) on Twitter2001 Spacesuit

Thursday the Nineteenth

They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside | WIRED
"So how do you spread your ideas? You publish esoteric rites as if they are exposures—public outings of Masonry. Except you publish in code, so only an elite cadre of fellow Masons can read the dangerous things you have to say." (filed under: secrets history cryptography)

Glanced at: Are Submarines About to Become Obsolete? | The National Interest - London Waterlove | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Sarah McIntyre - pictures mean business: some challenges - Formula E London race to be a double-header in Battersea Park - Formula E news - AUTOSPORT.com -
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