Wednesday the Eighteenth of October, 2017

The magic lantern game system – Analog Games
"The Larklamp Game Lantern is a wooden lantern that stands about ten inches tall. Game boards made of shadow and light are cast from patterns cut into the lantern’s removable side-panels." (filed under: light board games)

Glanced at: Being German is no laughing matter | 1843What Can City Ants Teach Us About Evolution Amid Climate Change?Weed's seeds evolve quickly in the city : Nature NewsThe magic lantern game system Analog GamesWildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 the winners | Environment | The GuardianWhat Facebook Did to American Democracy - The AtlanticFabled Lands: Therefore let us confuse and scatter them
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Saturday the Thirtieth of September

Tsunami Enabled Hundreds of Aquatic Species To Raft Across Pacific | Newsdesk
"Much of the debris the scientists found rafted ashore was made of fiberglass or other plastic materials that do not decompose and could easily survive six or more years at sea." (filed under: plastic water transport)

Glanced at: The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You | WIREDLudoquist Board Game Cafe by The Ludoquist Kickstarter1926 - Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace) - Fritz Kahn (German-Jew) - cyberneticzoo.comLumisty - Glassfilm Enterprises Inc.Der Mensch als Industriepalast [Man as Industrial Palace] on VimeoThe IKEA DictionaryPoetweetPoetweetPoetweet

Friday the Twenty-Ninth

Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum | WIRED
"Visitors are allotted about 90 minutes to explore the museum, but it’s hard to imagine what you’d do during that time if you weren’t taking photos." (filed under: museums photography design)

Glanced at: Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after two women with overlooked botanical works19th-century harpoon gives clue on whales - The New York TimesHeat Signature: Blood and Charity | roBurky on PatreonResources for Card Game Makers | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeekStrange Eons: a tool for customizing paper-based gamesNew Alcatraz-themed east London bar 'fetishises misfortune' | Society | The GuardianHow Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations IanVisits

Monday the Eighteenth

Two Ex-Googlers (@2xgbot)
"Two ex-Googlers want to replace your charity shop with a metal sarcophagus that crowdsources its supplies." (filed under: creations twitter future)

Glanced at: Great snippet from a Miyazaki interview. Anyone happen to know where I can find the rest? - ImgurOpen Beta Testing begins! | Mottainai: Wutai Mountain | BoardGameGeekHave we reached peak Hans Zimmer? | Film | The GuardianPfeilstorch - WikipediaThe Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To CompleteMain de justice Wikipdia

Wednesday the Thirteenth

Fatberg blocking London sewer could become museum exhibit | Culture | The Guardian
"Alex Werner, lead curator for the new museum at the Museum of London, told the Guardian the fatberg “calls to attention the way we live our lives in a modern city”." (filed under: london pollution museums)

Glanced at: House Address Twins Proximity The Unusually Named Blog

Thursday the Seventh

Siri and Alexa can be hijacked with inaudible messages, researchers warn
"They turned voice commands into ultrasonic frequencies that can be heard and used to control devices but are inaudible to humans." (filed under: sound hacking secrets)

Glanced at: Code hidden in Stone Age art may be the root of human writing | New ScientistPsych Profile | Silent Hill Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaUnendurable line on VimeoIn-N-Out on VimeoThe Biases of Review Copies Meeple Like UsA Rare Peek Inside Amazon's Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine | WIRED

Friday the Eighteenth of August

How America Lost Its Mind - The Atlantic
"Treating real life as fantasy and vice versa, and taking preposterous ideas seriously, is not unique to Americans. But we are the global crucible and epicenter. We invented the fantasy-industrial complex." (filed under: america psychology history delusions politics)

Glanced at: Dance Dance Immolation - WikipediaNow you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter - The Washington PostSimon Simon (1970) Comedy Short - Video DailymotionFernando Abellanas designs a secret studio under a bridge in SpainBad break? KitKat maker accused of copying Atari Breakout game in ad | Business | The Guardian

Tuesday the Eighth

Journalists to use 'immune system' software against fake news | Technology | The Guardian
"The software, which was demonstrated to the Guardian, scans statements as they are made by politicians and instantly provides a verdict on their veracity." (filed under: software politics lies news)

Glanced at: Yellow bike plague being tackled on the streets of Wandsworth | News | Wandsworth CouncilRise of the racist robots how AI is learning all our worst impulses | Inequality | The Guardian'Driverless' Van in Virginia Is Driven by Man Dressed Like a Car Seat - NBC4 WashingtonHow to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot | George Monbiot | Environment | The GuardianA New Approach to Designing Smart Cities Design Matters MediumUnbraided Rope Installations by Janaina Mello Landini Branch Like Roots and Nervous Systems | ColossalMocha Dick - WikipediaFile:The voyage of the Pequod.jpg - WikipediaTerra Mystica takes to the stars in sci-fi sequel Gaia Project - Board Games News, Views & Reviews - Board Games - Table Top GamingFantasy Flight Announces Fallout Board Game - Features - www.GameInformer.comThe Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | What The KLF Burning A Million Quid Means In 2017How America Went Haywire - The AtlanticMachine Elf | Non-alien Creatures Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaMapCarte 131/365: Londons Kerning by NB Studio, 2007 | Commission on Map DesignAmazing Photos Reveal How the Natural World Copies Itself | WIRED

Sunday the Sixth

Adventurers Wanted
"Adventurers Wanted is 250-hour long tabletop roleplaying game: an epic odyssey of battles, monsters and quests, lasting for the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017." (filed under: games comedy time)

Glanced at: Roman Britain in Black and White TheTLSGeneral average - WikipediaChristmas comes but once a year, starting in July | David Mitchell | Opinion | The GuardianWhy the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House | Vanity Fair

Tuesday the First

BBC - Future - The animals thriving in the Anthropocene
"It is not clear why cephalopods are proliferating. One possibility is that we are fishing the animals that prey on them." (filed under: evolution squid)

Glanced at: Facebook didnt kill its language-building AI because it was too smartit was actually too dumb QuartzFacebook (FB) built an AI system that learned to lie to get what it wants QuartzWhat's the Deal With Bubblegum Flavor? | HowStuffWorksShiplap - Wikipedia

Monday the Twenty-Fourth of July

Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London | Cities | The Guardian
"Under existing laws, public access to pseudo-public spaces remains at the discretion of landowners who are allowed to draw up their own rules for “acceptable behaviour” on their sites and alter them at will. They are not obliged to make these rules public." (filed under: law cities london)

Glanced at: Isotonic regression - WikipediaMichael Gove asked me to a meeting to share my expertise. I declined. Instead, Ive given him a piece of my mind. Jay RaynerThe Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra - The Ultimate Boon (Official Video) - YouTube

Tuesday the Eighteenth

How ‘Fontgate’ Could Bring Down Pakistan’s Premier - Bloomberg
"The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, provided a letter dated 2006 that she said showed she transferred property deeds to her brother. It was written in Calibri font, which the investigation team noted wasn’t released commercially until 2007." (filed under: fonts crime)

Glanced at: Lip-syncing Obama: New tools turn audio clips into realistic video | UW News - Gunfire audio opens new front in crime-fighting - BBC News - I'm Lichen You A Lot - Robot 'drowns' in fountain mishap - BBC News - Robot runs over toddler in shopping centre - BBC News - Inside the surprisingly dark world of Rube Goldberg machines | The Verge -
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