Monday the Twenty-Ninth of December, 2014

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
"The Year in Review ad keeps coming up in my feed, rotating through different fun-and-fabulous backgrounds, as if celebrating a death, and there is no obvious way to stop it." (filed under: facebook design)

Glanced at: VASSALQuake on an oscilloscope - YouTube5,200 Days in Space - The AtlanticSteve Patrick Adams - Comic Life | If Roads Were Like Bike Lanes
Recently listened to:
How Many Worlds Brian Eno
Passing Over Brian Eno
Caught Between Brian Eno
Going Unconscious Brian Eno
A Long Way Down Brian Eno
And Then So Clear Brian Eno
This Brian Eno
Summer Round Belbury Poly
Earth Lights Belbury Poly
Unforgotten Town Belbury Poly

Wednesday the Seventeenth

Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible to Use | The New Yorker
"The more innovative—the more breaking-the-mold—the innovation is, the less likely we are to figure out what it is really going to be used for." (filed under: science technology future)

IMG_1348 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Cutting an Elastic Band Ball in Half - YouTubeNanomedicine: Hunting as a pack | The EconomistCardboard Play DomeCuriosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds WaterGet a look at online heists in Grand Theft Auto 5, coming in 'early 2015' | PolygonTap code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday the Twenty-Fourth of November

Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware | Technology | The Guardian
"The made in China e-cigarette had malware hardcoded into the charger, and when plugged into a computer’s USB port the malware phoned home and infected the system." (filed under: cigarettes viruses)

Mosaic | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer - Home News - UK - The Independent#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain AwkwardWill We Build Colonies That Float Over Venus Like Buckminster Fuller's "Cloud Nine"?Rohinni's Lightpaper Is Incredibly Thin, And Printable Co.Labs code + communityWhat should you do with all your old spices? | Life and style | The Guardian Kinetica Art Fair - Creepy Walking Thing - YouTubeProducts:Reflective FabricsThe UK map of white male power - Mirror OnlineAbout a little thing called 750 Words

Friday the Twenty-First

FINAL Catalogue of Manmade Material on the Moon.pdf
"This resource offers a comprehensive catalogue of human artifacts on the Moon based on the currently available data." [...] "Conveyor assy., lunar equipment / Bag, deployment, lunar equipment conveyor / Golf balls (2) / Javelin" (filed under: space litter)

Glanced at: The Driving Penalty Points Problem | MssvMoral Luck (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)Mind the Branding Gap: First Crossrail Services to Launch as TfL Rail'Amageddon':How Amazon's culture is taking a toll on Seattle's future - GeekWireAmnesty backs Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on computers | World news | The GuardianChristmas in YiwuMiasmastic | Menilmonde, blog de voyage, photo et videoThe Nor >> All Cameras Are Police CamerasWhy the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless - Vox

Wednesday the Nineteenth

The Eloquent Peasant >> Blog Archive >> Oldest papyri ever discovered document pyramid building, or More reasons why the aliens did not build the pyramids
"It took four days, using the Nile and connecting canals, to transport the blocks about 10km to the pyramid construction site, which was called the ‘Horizon of Khufu’. The logbook documents these activities for a period of more than three months." (filed under: history paper egypt construction) (via: adrian)

Glanced at: Goat Simulator is going to be a free MMO | PolygonThimbleweed Park: A New Classic Point & Click Adventure! by Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick KickstarterThe Designs Norway Rejected For Its New Banknotes Are AmazingThomas Heatherwick plans $170m hovering miracle island for New York | Art and design | theguardian.comAlternativeTo Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.netLondon's garden bridge: the public park where groups and cyclists aren't welcome | Art and design | theguardian.comGiza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got FedThere's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why - Mic

Monday the Seventeenth

Heat Your House with Someone Else's Computers - IEEE Spectrum
"Cloud&Heat pays for the Internet connection and the power required to keep it running, and you get as much warm air and hot water as the servers in the box can produce, free of charge, as it quietly performs cloud computing tasks." (filed under: technology water computers) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: the movie - A pound of flesh for 50p: Melting House by Alex Chinneck - YouTubeBird flu confirmed on Yorkshire duck farm | World news | The GuardianBBC - Horizon, 1997-1998, Mir MortalsDistrict meets as group wants to pass out Satanic material at... | Solving three cubes while juggling them - YouTubeStuffed Chickens In A Church Crypt | LondonistMale TV presenter wears same suit for a year does anyone notice? | Life and style | The GuardianWe think games are for everyone

Friday the Seventh

Yaybahar by G=F6rkem Şen on Vimeo
"Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs." (filed under: sound music)

Glanced at: Pocket money loans for kids? Finally! Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonDasher - Android Apps on Google Play

Friday the Thirty-First of October

Researchers identify algae-virus DNA in humans
"[Participants] carrying DNA of the chlorovirus – Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1, or ATCV-1 – performed measurably worse than those without it on tests of visual processing and spatial orientation." (filed under: viruses genetics brains)

Glanced at: Penguins sleep deeply in the afternoon : Nature NewsGreg Costikyan - Background: Replacing "Commies" with "terrorists"...The First Banner Ad - AT&T "You Will"The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge live | Cities | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Fourth

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here's What It Did to Me | WIRED
"After checking in and liking a bunch of stuff over the course of an hour, there were no human beings in my feed anymore." (filed under: facebook web)

Fans | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC - Future - How extreme isolation warps the mindUkip's polarising effect: support for staying in the EU hits 23-year high | News | theguardian.comA voice for tripe: An exclusive interview with Sir Norman Wrassle - LA TimesFirst Impressions | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGSo you're wondering about the new Gryphon Games edition of Incan Gold: A Definitive Guide with Pictures | Incan Gold | BoardGameGeekSpruce Stove VicespyFlorida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generationsMargo Howard: Amazon "Vine" Reviewers Sabotaged My Book | New RepublicThe royal tweet: Queen sends first Twitter message | UK news | The GuardianParanoia RPG by Matthew Sprange KickstarterNASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them - Create Digital Music

Thursday the Twenty-Third

Brain games exploit anxieties about memory loss for profit – scientists | Science | The Guardian
"Our biggest concern here is that older people are making choices – both about how they spend their money and on how they spend their time – based on this kind of information that we feel is not well-grounded." (filed under: brains games lies advertising)

Push Once, by Sophie Green | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Lost episodes of At Last the 1948 Show rediscovered | Television & radio | The GuardianFake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic | The VergeSatire Is Hard: Why Most 'Onion' Ripoffs Don't Work | Splitsider1 in 4 internet commenters have trolledRidesharing and Redlining: Uber, Lyft, Race and ClassBBC News - Mystery of dinosaur with giant arms solved

Tuesday the Fourteenth

New mushrooms found in porcini packet | Kew News
"Kew mycologists Bryn Dentinger and Laura Martinez-Suz have discovered three species of mushrooms that are new to science in a commercial packet of dried Chinese porcini purchased from a shop in London." (filed under: fungi secrets food)
FBI offers rewards to stop laser attacks on airplanes - CBS News
"Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime. Since the FBI began tracking laser strikes in 2005, there has been a more than 1,100 percent increase in the deliberate targeting of aircraft by people with handheld lasers." (filed under: light crime transport police)

Glanced at: NFL fan allegedly aims laser-pointer at QB, brags about it on Twitter | Ars Technica - A California Man Faces Two Years In Jail For Pointing Lasers At Helicopters Because He Was 'Bored' | Business Insider - Its Not Cool To Be Dumb: Messages About Math, Science, And Intelligence That Need To Be Shushed - Radioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square [8 October 2014] - The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities by The Last Tuesday Society Kickstarter - 130th anniversary of the closure of Tower of London tube station - 1000 Londoners - Timeline Photos - Pablo Escobars hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia - The Washington Post - Ada Lovelace Day >> MobyLives - Natural History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - - Home - 'Killer seagull' behind brutal attacks on Hyde Park's pigeons - London - News - London Evening Standard -
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