Monday the Twenty-Third of March, 2015

Paris car ban: Pollution forces authorities to halt even-numbered plates
"City mayor Anne Hidalgo had asked authorities to prevent one in every two cars from taking to the capital’s streets and make all public transport temporarily free in a bid to drive down pollution." (filed under: paris pollution transport maths)

Modified Crossings | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Swamptacles | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul - LA TimesThousands line Leicester streets for glimpse of Richard III's coffin | UK news | The GuardianGold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment' | Science | The Guardiandiagram.jpg (JPEG Image, 596387 pixels)How a Michigan Farmer Made $4 Million Smuggling Rare Pez Containers into the U.S. | PlayboyThree Colours Ped: A Trio Of Different Boris Bikes In One Photo | Londonist
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Thursday the Twelfth

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890), Duodecim Scripta
"None of the above passages shed much light on the details of the game. Our knowledge of them is mostly gained from an epigram of Agathias on a case of special ill-luck which befel the Emperor Zeno (A.D. 474-491)." (filed under: games history board)

You have everything you need | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Breaking Bad Creator: Stop Throwing Pizzas at Walter Whites House | TIMESpacecraft Data Suggest Saturn Moon's Ocean May Harbor Hydrothermal Activity | NASASun Unleashes 1st Monster Solar Flare of 2015 (Photos, Video)Andy the Android EmulatorThe strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamerbaked potatoes with cheesy kale filling - Riverford Organic FarmsTerry Pratchett, Discworld series author, dies aged 66 | Books | The Guardian

Saturday the Seventh

A Toy Ball That Teaches Kids to Code | WIRED
"Hackaball comes with a few suggested games, but is largely open-ended. For example, if Hackaball hits the ground, the lights inside will glow blue. If it gets shaken too hard, it’ll emit a squawk." (filed under: toys programming hacking)

Brain + Bike | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Game of Hounds and Jackals | Middle Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of ArtCyningstan: Traditional Board GamesPete the Conk(eror)Hartford, CT says friends can't room together unless some of them are servants - Boing BoingExclusive: How This Man Got the Media to Fall for ShipYourEnemiesGlitter Stunt | | ObserverCollideoscopeEd Miliband: I will pass new law to guarantee TV election debates | Politics | The Guardianblank

Friday the Sixth

The Icicle Atlas
"The Icicle Atlas is a collection of images, time-lapse movies and time-series data on 237 distinct laboratory-grown icicles, made at the University of Toronto, Department of Physics, between 2008 and 2012." (filed under: ice science)

Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Cats don't like human music -- play them this insteadThe Food Lab: A New Way to Cook Pasta? | Serious EatsThe Ferguson Report - The AtlanticThe mysterious (and cool) science of icicles - The Globe and MailThis year, Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers | Pew Research Center

Thursday the Fifth

Lots of Cases of Synesthesia Are Based on Alphabet Magnets
"The study finds that more than 6 percent of American synesthetes have color associations that match a particular Fisher-Price fridge magnet set." (filed under: toys illusions brains) (via: james)

Glanced at: Smartphones are addictive and should carry health warning, say academics | Technology | The GuardianGlitter bomb showers staffers for Nebraska's Rep. Jeff Fortenberry - PoliticsArctic Scavengers: Recon | Board Game | BoardGameGeek'Spocking' Laurier on $5 not illegal, says Bank of Canada - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Friday the Twentieth of February

Quantum Fingers -
"The face value of each card remains indeterminate so long as gameplay is not affected by what it is: as soon as the state of the underlying "classical" game (i.e. the ordinary card game on which the "quantum" game is based) depends on whether a player has a particular card, that player chooses at that point whether or not it holds that card." (filed under: games cards secrets) (via: minkette)

Glanced at: Sushi HandsLoaded Dice: Categories and MechanicsSex redefined : Nature News & CommentThey Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside | WIREDDeath of a Supreme Commander Shadow Gov | StreetWars Medium60 Minutes to Escape | An Escape the Room Game in Portland, OregonRogues gallery of fake art on eBay - TelegraphWhat happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree? | Technology | The Guardian"Premakes" Ghost Busters (1954) - YouTubeGhostbusters Past (@WeBustedGhosts) on Twitter2001 Spacesuit

Thursday the Nineteenth

They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside | WIRED
"So how do you spread your ideas? You publish esoteric rites as if they are exposures—public outings of Masonry. Except you publish in code, so only an elite cadre of fellow Masons can read the dangerous things you have to say." (filed under: secrets history cryptography)

London Waterlove | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Are Submarines About to Become Obsolete? | The National InterestSarah McIntyre - pictures mean business: some challengesFormula E London race to be a double-header in Battersea Park - Formula E news -

Thursday the Fifth

Is an Emoji Worth 1,000 Words? | The Marshall Project
"Prosecutors had been reading aloud from a series of chat logs — without mentioning smiley-faces and other emoticons — when Joshua L. Dratel, a lawyer for the defense, argued that emoticons were significant and should be entered into the evidentiary record." (filed under: law internet language)

Glanced at: Signs That You're A Murderer In An Episode Of ColumboA short course in how to build a wardrobeYanis Varoufakis, most interesting man - Business InsiderThe German government is funding a Battlestar Galactica larp on a retired destroyer | The VergeCreative Review - Recovering the Doves Type

Saturday the Thirty-First of January

The quest for Shadow of the Colossus' last big secret •
"There was nothing behind the door in the 11th colossus' temple. There was nothing but glitchy, half-finished architecture above the Secret Garden, towards the top of the shrine." (filed under: games secrets)

Glanced at: Afghan carpet weavers are putting drones on their rugs - QuartzI quit my job to set up a post-apocalyptic commune | Society | The GuardianConway's Secret Blog

Monday the Twenty-Ninth of December, 2014

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
"The Year in Review ad keeps coming up in my feed, rotating through different fun-and-fabulous backgrounds, as if celebrating a death, and there is no obvious way to stop it." (filed under: facebook design)

Glanced at: VASSALQuake on an oscilloscope - YouTube5,200 Days in Space - The AtlanticSteve Patrick Adams - Comic Life | If Roads Were Like Bike Lanes

Wednesday the Seventeenth

Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible to Use | The New Yorker
"The more innovative—the more breaking-the-mold—the innovation is, the less likely we are to figure out what it is really going to be used for." (filed under: science technology future)

IMG_1348 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Cutting an Elastic Band Ball in Half - YouTubeNanomedicine: Hunting as a pack | The EconomistCardboard Play DomeCuriosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds WaterGet a look at online heists in Grand Theft Auto 5, coming in 'early 2015' | PolygonTap code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday the Twenty-Fourth of November

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 Awkward - Will 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 - What should you do with all your old spices? | Life and style | The Guardian - Kinetica Art Fair - Creepy Walking Thing - YouTube - Products:Reflective Fabrics - The UK map of white male power - Mirror Online - Mosaic | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - About a little thing called 750 Words -
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