Thursday the Twenty-Seventh of October, 2016

How to Win at Monopoly and Lose All Your Friends - Album on Imgur
"At this point, you will be asked repeatedly to build some friggin' hotels already so that other people can build houses. Don't." (filed under: games board) (via: linkmachinego)

The Snail | At the Greenway, by Channelsea Bridge | diamond geezer | FlickrGWL Former Abbey House Baker Street | Jim | FlickrGlanced at: Actaea pachypoda - WikipediaCapture of the Dutch fleet at Den Helder - WikipediaNight parrot population discovered in Queensland national park | Environment | The GuardianMemories Mandela EffectGifCitiesCenturies of Preserved Shipwrecks Found in the Black SeaKid Needs Permission Slip to Read 'Fahrenheit 451,' His Dad's Response Is Brilliant | The Daily DotCARCINUS (Karkinos) - Giant Crab of Greek Mythology
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Thursday the Twentieth

Wild monkeys throw curve at stone-tool making's origins | Science News
"Without the intention of making a stone tool, and with the right rock types, capuchins produce objects that are shaped like stone tools. [The capuchins] did not use fractured pieces of sharp stone to cut, scrape or dig up anything." (filed under: monkeys stone history illusions)

Glanced at: CLIMBING THE TATE MODERN - LONDON - YouTubeSomerset House Studios | Somerset HouseChildren don't come date-stamped and that includes refugees | World news | The GuardianStreets Slick with Neon and Lies (a Space-Biff! review) | Deception: Murder in Hong Kong | BoardGameGeekWhat happens if you drink five litres of undiluted squash? - BBC NewsBeyond the Gates of Antares Dice Game - Warlord GamesYANSS 086 Change My View You Are Not So Smart

Friday the Fourteenth

Mercedes-Benz driverless cars will hit pedestrians rather than endanger occupants
"If you know you can save at least one person, at least save that one. Save the one in the car." (filed under: transport death robots future)

Glanced at: A Collection of Tear-Able Puns from How It's Made - YouTubeInfomercials fanvid - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - YouTubeTerry and June: Secret Agents - Youtube MultiplierHow It's Made: Terminators - Youtube MultiplierHow One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages - The New York TimesCharlie Brooker: The more horrible an idea, the funnier I find it | Television & radio | The GuardianHow It's Made: Chocolate Biscuits - Youtube MultiplierMore river crossings for all Londoners | London City HallNewest Moons (@newestmoons) on Twitter

Wednesday the Twelfth

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford | Technology | The Guardian
"If you occasionally need human skill at short notice to navigate a hugely messy situation, it may make sense to artificially create smaller messes, just to keep people on their toes." (filed under: technology psychology transport)

Silver Street, Bedford | Glanced at: English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle | Technology | The GuardianYanko's Experimental Game Joint - Breaking Chess, but just enoughThe Star St John's Wood - The dark arts of property developmentInterview with Tine Bech |Euchre: historic card game described by David Parlettcart - WikipediaDanny MacAskills Wee Day Out - YouTubeA Technical Follow-Up: How We Built the Worlds Prettiest Auto-Generated Transit Maps Transit MediumFried Rice Syndrome, or You Cant B. cereus! | Food & Drink | | An Asian American collaborative blog'Which EU Law Are You Most Looking Forward To Losing?' - James O'Brien - Presenters - Radio - LBCDavid Bowies Personal Art Collection to Feature in Three Sales | Sotheby'sFumblerules - Wikipedia'Lager' graffiti vandal caught after tagging restaurant toilet then paying for a beer with his bank card (From Your Local Guardian)

Monday the Tenth

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics | Technology | The Guardian
"Robots should not be designed solely or primarily to kill or harm humans; humans, not robots, are the responsible agents; it should be possible to find out who is responsible for any robot and its behaviour." (filed under: robots law)

Glanced at: World Zombie Day participants undead and alive | Culture | The GuardianThe brand personality of rocksAngry Internet Bros Are Arguing With This Twitter Bot for Hours | The Daily DotExtinction chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediabig butterfly countMysterious factory break-in raises suspicions about Chinese visit | World news | The GuardianDamning report condemns rising 'racist violence and hate speech' by politicians and press in post-Brexit UK | The Independent

Monday the Twenty-Sixth of September

The Skryf Robots Write Temporal Poetry with Sand
"Follow the words far enough backward, though, and they begins to smudge and scatter." (filed under: robots writing poetry) (via: viv)

Glanced at: Scrabble variants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSelf-discipline is overrated, so go easy on yourself | Life and style | The GuardianMercury found to be tectonically activeNihilist Whist (@nihilistwhist)Vantablack might not be the world's blackest material | DazedNew Kinetic Sand Drawing Tables by Bruce Shapiro | ColossalTime Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Elses | WIREDA Mysterious Memorial Appears for Staten Island Ferry That Was Sunk by a Giant Octopus in 1963

Tuesday the Thirteenth

Light Capsules from Craig Winslow | Ghostsigns
"These ‘Light Capsules‘ are a non-invasive way of bringing ghostsigns back to life, allowing the letter forms and colours to be fully visible again." Bankside and Stoke Newington, 17-24 September. (filed under: light history signs) (via: sarah)

Untitled | Judy | FlickrUnder The A12 | Dave Gorman | FlickrGlanced at: Laser cloaking device could help us hide from aliensRoadie Wrap - YouTubePolymer 5 notes to enter circulation today | Business | The GuardianShip found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt | World news | The GuardianGerrymandering | Board Game | BoardGameGeekBritish Brexiters shocked to find out they might have to get permission to travel to Europe / Boing BoingThe left is playing a dangerous game by ignoring the evidence over immigration | The IndependentThe Marvel Symphonic Universe - YouTube

Monday the Fifth

Mobile meteorology: smartphone batteries will change the way we measure the weather - OpenSignal
"With a mathematical transformation, the average battery temperature across a group of phones gives the outdoor air temperature." (filed under: phones weather)

Glanced at: Braconid: Briton wins Scrabble world title with 181-point word | Technology | The GuardianPhilae found! / Rosetta / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA() - 1609.00037v1.pdfNASA Video : Earth From Space Real Footage - Video From The International Space Station ISS - YouTube

Wednesday the Twenty-Fourth of August

Seeing Yellow
"When you print on a color laser printer, it's likely that you are also printing a pattern of invisible yellow dots. These marks exist to allow the printer companies and governments to track and identify you -- presumably as a way to combat money counterfeiting." (filed under: paper secrets surveillance technology colour)

oh don't | vvitch | FlickrGlanced at: Fisherman hands in giant pearl he kept under the bed for 10 years | World news | The GuardianOnline Etymology - Emergency Games KitVideo proof that Virgin and Branson are lying about Jeremy Corbyn and #traingate | Pride's PurgeSo Knizia invented a Really Good Game, and here's how you can get it for FREE: A Definitive Guide with Pictures to an Olympic Special | Reiner Knizia's Decathlon | BoardGameGeekGermans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence - BBC NewsGamewright : Sushi Go Party!The race to save a dying language | Ross Perlin | News | The GuardianThe Ultimate Travel Sleep Solution - NodPod by Paula Blankenship KickstarterGoogle will soon start punishing mobile sites that show hard-to-dismiss popups | TechCrunchPreliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by the University of Pennsylvania - Free EbookEmergency Gaming KitFound! Potentially Earth-Like Planet Orbits Sun's Nearest NeighborVeggie Pret: What next? | Pret A Manger UK

Thursday the Eleventh

'Industrial Painting', Pinot Gallizio: Summary | Tate
"Industrial Painting (1958) is a seventy-four metre long painted canvas by the Italian artist Pinot Gallizio. [...] Following this alternative mode of production, Gallizio’s paintings were sold by the metre in the street market of Alba as well as in commercial art galleries." (filed under: art technology)

Glanced at: Thousands of pounds spent as Harvey's finally adds an apostrophe (From The Argus)

Friday the Twenty-Second of July

Astra Nauseam (@astranauseam) on Twitter
Autogenerating a fictional constellation every hour. (filed under: space lies creations twitter)

Glanced at: Asterism (astronomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic AdventureOne Easy Step: Research Phase |Facebook's Aquila drone completes first test flightNo, you're not entitled to your opinionTrump and the Dark Art of Bad Publicity - POLITICO MagazineDeep Sea Mining: An Invisible Land Grab | National Geographic Society (blogs)Politicians to blame for rise of 'respectable racism', says Lady Warsi | Politics | The GuardianAre Board Games Getting Worse? - Best PlayGeometry of Footballs and the Cube-shaped Ball - YouTubeHow a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology - The Atlantic'Moebius Strip', John Ernest | TateRead This If You Feel Like You Cant Stop Creating Problems In Your Mind Medium

Friday the Eighth

IFDB: PataNoir
"The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle." (filed under: metaphors games language if)

Glanced at: Mogees Play - a new way to make music and play games by Mogees Ltd. Kickstarter - Kidlington's mystery tourist influx continues to baffle locals - BBC News - This advice on how to deal with racist mouthy twats has gone viral because its good advice | The Poke - Why did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked? - From a Million Miles: The Moon Crossing the Face of Earth - 'Clue' Makers Have Killed Off Mrs. White, Replaced Her With Dr. Orchid | Mental Floss UK - Why you should be nice to your robots | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian -
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