Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of June, 2017

Inspector gadget: how smart devices are outsmarting criminals | Technology | The Guardian
"He said he grabbed some possessions and jumped out a window. Investigators pulled data from his pacemaker which, according to a cardiologist, undermined Compton’s account." (filed under: technology surveillance crime lies)

Glanced at: 10,000 get bee tattoo to raise money for victims of Manchester bombing | UK news | The Guardian
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Friday the Twenty-Third

BBC technical glitch leaves Huw Edwards in silence on News at Ten | Media | The Guardian
"The BBC News Channel showed Edwards sitting mute for the entirety of the delay, while BBC1 put up a message apologising for the fault and played saxophone music." (filed under: news mutation)
How Tinder Could Take Back the White House - The New York Times
"If the user planned to vote for another progressive party, the bot asked if he or she would consider a tactical vote to beat the Tories, voting for the progressive party most likely to beat the Conservatives in their area." (filed under: politics software illusions camrad)

Glanced at: Being Donald Trump: the life of an impersonator | US news | The GuardianHow It's Made Uranium P1 - YouTubeRobotic apple picker trials continue in Washington - YouTubeMcDonald's hits all-time high as Wall Street cheers replacement of cashiers with kiosksBatik | Board Game | BoardGameGeek'The Martian' Dust Storm Would Actually Be a BreezeN.H. fetal homicide bill unintentionally givespregnant women impunity to murderThe moon's a balloon in Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon installation - in pictures | Science | The Guardian

Tuesday the Sixth

The Lost Joys of the Screen Saver
"What we abandoned with the death of screen savers—themselves testifiers of disuse—was a culture that could accept walking away from life onscreen." (filed under: computers history art) (via: linkmachinego)

Glanced at: Jelly, The Smallest 4G Smartphone by Unihertz Kickstarter17 Years Later, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Completes Shooting - The New York TimesTheres a garden inside a tube station ticket office IanVisitsA Virtual Out-of-Body Experience Reduces Fear of DeathVideo illustrating the experimental procedures to induce a virtual out-of-body experience - YouTubeAn A to Z of Theory Roland Barthess Mythologies: A Critical Theory of Myths | Ceasefire Magazine

Wednesday the Thirty-First of May

Trading Bot BOTUS Will Buy And Sell Stock Based On Trump's Tweets : NPR
"When he says something positive about a company, we buy that company's stock. When he says something negative about a company, we will sell that company's stock short." (filed under: software money twitter words)

Abstract | Dun.can | FlickrGlanced at: StockStream - TwitchBattersea Power Stations iconic chimneys receive their first lick of paint | Nine Elms on the South BankSpinning Egg Trick (feat. Tippe Top) - YouTubeSPINNING TOPSSwedens recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish | The IndependentThe Brexit treaty renegotiation checklist FT.comCopenhagen cycle jams tackled with electronic information panels | World news | The Guardian

Saturday the Twenty-Seventh

Stephen Wolfram, Introduction to "A New Kind of Science"
"Well, in the actual [snail] shell, the pattern is laid down by a line of pigment-producing cells on the growing edge of the shell. And it seems that what happens can be captured rather well by a cellular automaton rule." (filed under: emergence maths snails)

Glanced at: Interactivate: Simple PlotElementary Cellular Automaton -- from Wolfram MathWorldCOOK'S ILLUSTRATED GROWN-UP GRILLED CHEESE recipe | Epicurious.comConus textile - Wikipedia

Thursday the Eleventh

How many colours would you need to make London’s bus network more comprehensible? | CityMetric
"The first thing our colour system lets you do is dump bus numbers above 100 and use colours as a replacement for the first digit." (filed under: transport colour london maths)

Glanced at: London's Buses To Get Tube-Style Colour-Coding For Routes | LondonistBritish embarrassment over asking for tap water in bars fuels plastic bottle waste survey | Environment | The GuardianCalifornia - Design Museum>> Inside the drone the effects of being struck by lightningWhere have all the insects gone? | Science | AAAS

Friday the Fifth

BBC - Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up
"Pathogenic viruses that can infect humans or animals might be preserved in old permafrost layers, including some that have caused global epidemics in the past." (filed under: pestilence ice history)

Superkilen | Giles Turnbull | FlickrChelsea Embankment | Richardr | FlickrGlanced at: Abstract Gaming Travel Kits | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeekOdd Boardgame Components | Wiki | BoardGameGeekGameboards | Wiki | BoardGameGeekTAK (FREE EDITION) Cheapass GamesButton Men OnlineCustom Drawstring Pouch (large) | ArtsCow.comThe Museum of Failure in Sweden argues that real innovation requires failure QuartzIs this the weirdest election ever? - video | Opinion | The GuardianI Hide Giants That I Make From Wood In The Wilderness Of Copenhagen | Bored PandaHoneywood Museum Carshalton GrottoHonolulu molasses spill - WikipediaUber is under criminal investigation for building software to avoid regulators - The VergeLoud Time: This Ain't No Memoir: How to Make a Scene, According to David ByrneNaica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life - BBC NewsMountains of the mind: 'Ive become part of the landscape and its become part of me' | Society | The GuardianBread and salt - WikipediaBBC Radio 4 - Kevin Eldon Will See You NowHuman-robot interactions take step forward with 'emotional' chatbot | Technology | The GuardianWizard of Oz experiment - Wikipedia

Friday the Fourteenth of April

1001 Rogues
"Every day, 1001 Rogues generates an unique roguelike adventure which can take place anytime, from prehistory to the distant future." (filed under: games emergence random roguelike)

Glanced at: Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year | Literary HubAdam BuxtonMasterprints: synthetic fingerprints that unlock up to 65% of phones (in theory) / Boing BoingRadio Prague - Brian Eno presents first three-dimensional song in Prague installationDoctors have decades of experience fighting fake news. Heres how they win. - VoxUltra Micro LEGO "Travel" Santorini | Santorini | BoardGameGeek

Tuesday the Fourth

Chuck Wood (@autochucker) on Twitter
"How many mikes could Mike Love love if Mike Love could love mikes?" (filed under: creations twitter)

St Clement Danes | Richardr | FlickrGlanced at: Hello. My name is Bernie. My friends call me "Blue." I have cancer and maybe a year to live. This is what I'd like you to do about it. - DeepFUNGet the Book! A Playful Path3 Olympian fencing masters VS 50 opponents!!! - YouTubeIs Vancouver lonelier than most cities or just better about addressing it? | World news | The Guardian200 Word RPG ChallengeReal Madrid VS 100+ kid - YouTube

Wednesday the Twenty-Second of March

Australia's big things - Wikipedia
"The big things of Australia are a loosely related set of large structures, some of which are novelty architecture and some are sculptures. [...] There are big things in every state and territory in Australia." (filed under: australia architecture art)

Untitled | Judy | FlickrGreat Smith Street | Giles Turnbull | FlickrCardiff Bay Barrage | 3 Ellipses for 3 Locks, a work of art  | FlickrGlanced at: My Take on Letter-Based Word Games | BoardGameGeek'Disputed by multiple fact-checkers': Facebook rolls out new alert to combat fake news | Technology | The GuardianMeta-List of gaming kits, travel packs, and similar compact game collections | BoardGameGeekSpillandSpell1978.PDFUber for bikes: how 'dockless' cycles flooded China and are heading overseas | Cities | The Guardian town needs a remakery | Make Wealth HistoryKonexi | Board Game | BoardGameGeekThe Breaking News Consumer's Handbook - On The Media Blog - WNYCUp and Then Down - The New YorkerCadogan Teapots and Chinese Wine PotsSelf-starting siphon with dyed water - YouTube

Saturday the Eleventh

US: Bird wearing tiny goggles safely flies through laser beam | Laser Pointer Safety - Statistics, laws, and general laser pointer news
"Unexpectedly, the wing tip vortices did not stay stable as happens with aircraft, but instead broke up quickly and violently." (filed under: birds light science)

Glanced at: Namco America Warns Operators Of Laser Threat To Hanging Prizes | Articles | Vending Features | Vending Times Inc. - Birds flying through laser light reveal faults in flight research, study shows -- ScienceDaily - Stanford researchers debunk popular flight models by flying birds through lasers - YouTube - My Homebuilt 200W LASER BAZOOKA!!!!! - YouTube - What Did Dinosaurs Look Like? Tom Kaye Finds Answers, Feathers With Lasers | Inverse - Commentary: The fallacy of Chesterton's Fence | Chalkbeat - The Tudor London Tube Map | Londonist - Blenheim Palace flowerpot turns out to be Roman coffin - BBC News - Construction crews discover new cave in Nottingham - BBC News - Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust -
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