Monday the Twenty-Fourth of November, 2014

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)

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 + community
Recently listened to:
Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey
Old Age Killed My Teenage Bride Half Man Half Biscuit
Sequence Paddy Kingsland
Yellow Jelly Babies Mr. Solo
King Of Hi-Vis Half Man Half Biscuit
Open Your Heart The Human League
Four Skinny Indie Kids Half Man Half Biscuit
Hyde - Slow Down, Sit Down and Breathe -Bonus Track- Eno
IN THE HOUSE - IN A HEARTBEAT John Murphy
How 'Bout I Love You More Mull Historical Society

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... | www.wftv.com 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)

Natural History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: NFL fan allegedly aims laser-pointer at QB, brags about it on Twitter | Ars TechnicaA California Man Faces Two Years In Jail For Pointing Lasers At Helicopters Because He Was 'Bored' | Business InsiderIts Not Cool To Be Dumb: Messages About Math, Science, And Intelligence That Need To Be ShushedRadioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square [8 October 2014]The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities by The Last Tuesday Society Kickstarter130th anniversary of the closure of Tower of London tube station1000 Londoners - Timeline PhotosPablo Escobars hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia - The Washington PostAda Lovelace Day >> MobyLivesukfungusday.co.uk - Home'Killer seagull' behind brutal attacks on Hyde Park's pigeons - London - News - London Evening Standard

Friday the Tenth

The Canonical List of TWL2 Anamonics
"If we can remember the phrase 'RELAXING BY HIS CELL DOOR' for the stem 'INMATE', we will never waste time trying to find a seven-letter word in 'AEIMNTU' ('INMATE'+'U'), because there are no 'U's in that phrase." (filed under: games scrabble words memory)

SE 10th and Clay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: This War of Mine gaming's sombre antidote to Call of Duty | Technology | theguardian.comDorabella Cipher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBuilding 'Imaginary Cities' - CityLabBlind commuters welcome U-turn on silencing Tannoy at Waterloo station - Transport - News - London Evening StandardEgg Registry Orson Welles - Findus frozen food commercial - YouTubePepsi Introduces 'Craft' Soda, Caleb's Kola Danny Macaskill: The Ridge - YouTubeCustomised mug | Art on the Underground - Labyrinth | Transport for LondonOur campaign goes on, despite threats from psychic Sally Morgan's team | Mark Tilbrook | Science | theguardian.comPsychic Awareness Month >> Good Thinking SocietyDad's Army film remake - in pictures | Film | The Guardian

Friday the Third

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk? - Health News - NHS Choices
"Being told you have an increased risk of death is not particularly useful if there are no well-validated methods of reducing said risk." (filed under: death smell)

Glanced at: Classical unities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? : Shots - Health News : NPR - US military can learn from game marketing, says ex-Call Of Duty director | GamesIndustry.biz - List of ethical concerns in video games (partial) | Leigh Alexander - The Tash-Kalar Changes Revealed! Czech Games Edition | Boardgame Publisher - Tennis Racket | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Kids' Sugar Cravings Might Be Biological : The Salt : NPR - Capitalized Clues to a Glitch - NYTimes.com - Met Office launches space weather forecasting service | Science | The Guardian -
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