Friday the Eighteenth of August, 2017

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
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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)

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

Thursday the Thirteenth

Are Spotify's 'fake artists' any good? | Technology | The Guardian
"It appeared that musicians such as Cowley were being quietly elbowed out of that limelight in favour of ones who didn’t exist, and in favour of music for which Spotify wouldn’t have to pay royalties." (filed under: music illusions)

MetabridgesGlanced at: 'Braaams' For Beginners: How a Horn Sound Ate Hollywood | Hollywood ReporterThe Beast in the Cave - WikipediaManchester's vandalism-proof Mobikes not quite living up to the claim | road.ccoBike is putting thousands of bikes on the streets of London | WIRED UKLudemetic Generator (@ludemetic)The Dread Gorgon | Laphams Quarterly504rules: A rule summary sheet generator for 504 | 504 | BoardGameGeekFriedemann Frieses 504 Ein revolutionres modulares SpielsystemUntitled StoryLife under the Thunderbolt | New York Post

Wednesday the Fifth

What’s the best way to cross the Thames in London? We’ve ranked all 63 options | CityMetric
"There are, depending on how you count, about 60 ways of crossing the Thames in London." (filed under: london water transport)

Glanced at: German man hides machine dropping anti-Erdoan leaflets from hotel room window - Daily SabahIt is as if you were doing workThis is the place. tassosstevens Medium

Monday the Third

A Game Of Legacy, for & by Bernie De Koven with Coney by Coney HQ — Kickstarter
"As Bernie De Koven, jedi master of play, nears the end of his life, A Game of Legacy explores what it means to pass onto posterity." (filed under: games future)

Glanced at: Wikipedia: The Text Adventure - PompeiiProtesters vow to take to streets as UK braces for snap Trump visit | US news | The GuardianGreetings, E.T. (Please Dont Murder Us.) - The New York TimesXerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents [D. Kriesel]

Friday the Thirtieth of June

Wikipedia: The Text Adventure
Interactive non-fiction built in real time from the Wikipedia API. (filed under: creations wikis if)

Glanced at: The Bristol refill-reuse bottle campaign that is spreading across Europe | Environment | The GuardianGame Systems - Part 4Twitter may introduce feature to let users flag 'fake news' | Technology | The GuardianSchulz: The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in LiteratureBinky - Satisfy your phone cravings on the App StoreDepression Cat and Bag

Monday the Twenty-Sixth

Avocados with laser-printed labels go on sale at M&S in bid to cut paper waste
"The labels, which are etched onto fruit's skin with lasers instead of stickers, will save 10 tonnes of paper and five tonnes of glue every year according to M&S." (filed under: light paper food plants technology litter)

Glanced at: Steven Wright, master of meh: 'This is just how I talk. It accidentally went well with the jokes' | Stage | The GuardianThe Appointments of Dennis Jennings - YouTubeThe FrogLog Swimming Pool Escape Ramp Device| Rescue Small Animals from DrowningFictitious entry - WikipediaTrap Streets Are Real, And Here Are Some Of London's | LondonistGoogle will stop scanning content of personal emails | Technology | The GuardianHunter-gatherers have more leisure time.Chinas Mistress-Dispellers | The New YorkerWhat jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future | US news | The Guardianpicdescbot About This BotFlights of Fancy | GamesIndustry.bizRussia's Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What's to Come | WIREDJack Sheppard - Wikipedia'Its literally coffee in a piece of rubbish': Are Avocado lattes the latest hipster coffee trend?Sergei Korolev: the rocket genius behind Yuri Gagarin | Science | The GuardianAtlas of HillfortsMeet The Man Who Hacked JeopardyIn 1956 a Man Broke the Current Javelin World Record by Spinning it Around Like a Discus | Perry Ponders

Saturday the Twenty-Fourth

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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