Wednesday the Twenty-Third of July, 2014

Stanford researcher: Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture
"The striking difference was that while many of the African and Indian subjects registered predominantly positive experiences with their voices, not one American did." (filed under: illusions sound society psychology)

Dangleway view | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Man pours beer over tiger as London Zoo Lates parties get out of hand | Environment | The GuardianThe secret of Minecraft The Message MediumSelf-balancing Unicycle Solowheel Great Green Way To Get Around | Be SportierSolowheel Instructions (2013) - YouTubeVictory in Italy: Court rules Wikipedia a service based on the freedom of the users Wikimedia blogDwarf Fortress will crush your CPU because creating history is hard | Polygon
Recently listened to:
Flyover '98 Steve Mason
Zebra The Magnetic Fields
The Dignity of Labour, Pt. 2 --- The Human League
Carrion British Sea Power
Still Alive Ellen McLain
Twenty One David Devant & His Spirit Wife
All You Need Is Me Morrissey
Axis Pet Shop Boys
Empire State Human The Human League
One Fine Day Brian Eno & David Byrne

Monday the Twenty-First

BBC News - The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up
"[In 1997], 62 containers were lost overboard about 20 miles off Land's End - and one of them was filled with nearly 4.8m pieces of Lego, bound for New York." (filed under: lego pollution octopuses) (via: sarah)

Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: New San Francisco billboard warns workers theyll be replaced by iPads if they demand a fair wage | PandoDailyWhat Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta PictureComprehensive List of Helper Apps (iOS/Android/etc) | BoardGameGeekAndroid versions of actual boardgames | BoardGameGeekManchego | BBC Good FoodCreationist Ken Ham calls to end space program because aliens are going to hell anywayBBC News - BBC says iPlayer technical problems 'fixed'Ingress: The game that reveals Google's secret war to control London | Technology | theguardian.comIca stones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaModern Politics, the Slave Economy, and Geological Time >> Sociological Imagesemojitracker: realtime emoji use on twitter

Thursday the Tenth

Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful | MIT Technology Review
"Quercia and co begin by creating a database of images of various parts of the center of London taken from Google Street View and Geograph, [then] crowdsourced opinions about the beauty of each location." (filed under: walking cities maps)

TWINS | Flickr - Photo Sharing!1897 Horniman Ad | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scarborough Tardis | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Good To Know: Is It Really Safe To Drink Urine? | Columbia BlogUrbanGems'Emergency' is bogus but surveillance law could prove rare liberal moment | World news | theguardian.comUK cities will exceed EU pollution limits until 2030, figures show | Environment | theguardian.comLiving Structures | Immersive Performance EventsHack the Art World

Wednesday the Second

An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret | Colossal
"Not having a roof, the basement floor remains under several feet of water year round. At some point in the early 2000s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species." (filed under: fish dereliction japan shopping) (via: viv)

British Museum room 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC News - Classic books become London benchesThe International Plant Names Index: Epithet updates made since January 2010'Better Call Saul' will take place before, during, and after 'Breaking Bad' | Inside TV | EW.comThe Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House | Colossaltarzan on a big red scooterUK watchdog bans Dungeon Keeper ad, accuses EA of "misleading" customers Eurogamer.netCall for new generation of antibiotics to fight off superbugs | Society | theguardian.comColumbus Globus Duo Kristallglas - YouTubeEuclid: The Game - TutorialSigns from the near future

Tuesday the First

Google Cardboard
"The result is Cardboard, a no-frills [cardboard] enclosure that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset, and the accompanying open software toolkit that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app." (filed under: phones technology paper) (via: adrian)

GWL - GLC | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Visualizing AlgorithmsFacebook T&Cs introduced 'research' policy months after emotion study | Technology | theguardian.comWorld Cup Philosophy: Germany vs France - Existential ComicsBoard game, William Darton 657896 | National Trust CollectionsStep-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream | The KitchnIFComp News - The 20th annual IFComp is open for entriesNew 2014 build of Inform now out Inform News

Saturday the Twenty-Eighth of June

Facebook Manipulated 689,003 Users' Emotions For Science
"The experiment ran for a week — January 11–18, 2012 — during which the hundreds of thousands of Facebook users unknowingly participating may have felt either happier or more depressed than usual." (filed under: psychology facebook illusions secrets depression)

Friday the Twenty-Seventh

Terminal Mirage — David Maisel
"Terminal Mirage examines the periphery of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, including zones of mineral evaporation ponds and macabre industrial pollution covering some 40,000 acres along the shores of the lake." (filed under: water pollution photography)

Bee | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Monsters | Flickr - Photo Sharing!12:58 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: London Cycling Campaign | Cyclists Stay Back stickers to go!Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker | road.ccThis London bus stop is made entirely from 100,000 Lego bricksTroy Hunt: Type www. Ok, w-w-w-d-o-t; antagonising call centre scammersOK gun range owner insists howitzer fired safely after shell blasts house 3 miles awayKeep Calm and Carry On The Compromise Behind the Slogan | History of governmentWorld's first fully recyclable paper cup to hit UK high streets | Environment | theguardian.comRetr0Bright - homeGimpsuited greenscreen fluffer flicks shampoo model's hair - Boing BoingTentsile Stingray tree tent - the ultimate tree house. Order now | Tentsile tree tentsA group-specific arbitrary tradition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) - Online First - SpringerFourble : The Adventures of Philip Marlowe podcast

Friday the Thirteenth

Anti-homeless spikes are part of a wider phenomenon of 'hostile architecture' | Art and design | The Guardian
"It is called the Camden bench, after the local authority that originally commissioned the sculpted grey concrete seats found on London streets. The bench's graffiti-resistant sloping surface is designed to deter both sleeping and skateboarding." (filed under: architecture design society)

Glanced at: Children break into radio station, put on show, eat chicken nuggets, dye hair | World news | theguardian.comVessyl is the smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking | The VergeNew Statesman | In the Frame: A very British networkThe gun lobbys new tactic: redefining 'school shootings' so they dont count | News | theguardian.com

Monday the Ninth

Fairy wrens teach secret passwords to their unborn chicks to tell them apart from cuckoo impostors : Not Exactly Rocket Science
"The cuckoo embryo appears to have insufficient time to correctly learn the password note." (filed under: birds secrets) (via: james)

Glanced at: Tyburn Tree | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Stephen Collins on packaging - cartoon | Life and style | The GuardianWill Self: Londons high-rise future is thrusting, exhilarating, yet strangely insubstantial | Cities | theguardian.comRiver Westbourne.... | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Archived Report - River Westbourne/Ranelagh Storm Relief Sewer - March 2012.Eugene the Turing test-beating 'human computer' in 'his' own words | Technology | theguardian.comEU invests 2.8 billion in robotics to create new jobs | PCWorldflaneurs | June challenge: 2014 versionFast money: the battle against the high frequency traders | Business | The GuardianNo Skynet: Turing test 'success' isn't all it seems - tech - 09 June 2014 - New ScientistThat Computer Actually Got an F on the Turing Test | Science | WIRED

Friday the Sixth

New Statesman | The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
"To construct a no-expense-spared new basement, the digger has to go so deep into the London earth that it is unable to drive out again. [...] The new method, now considered standard operating practice, is to cover the digger with “hardcore”, a mixture of sand and gravel. Then a layer of concrete is simply poured over the top." (filed under: london underground secrets construction) (via: newsmary)

Glanced at: New Statesman | The Pet Shop Boys on texting Cameron and Russian homophobiaWorld of Darkness - the inside story on the death of a game | Technology | theguardian.comGames With Words: Which English?Natural England - Ancient Woodland Inventory in South East EnglandVideo: Amazon releases teaser video of mystery '3D holographic phone' - Telegraphprinceofcairo: Sing Along With the Serpent People

Wednesday the Fourth

Thomson & Craighead | The Time Machine in Alphabetical Order, 2010 on Vimeo
"'The Time Machine in alphabetical order' is a complete rendition of the 1960s film version of HG Wells novella re-edited by Thomson & Craighead into alphabetical order from beginning to end." (filed under: films time language)

image | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically - YouTubeGraphs -> Electromagnetic Field website statsOn the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs | STRIKE! MagazineCarroll / Fletcher on VimeoCosmic Trigger Play | IndiegogoWho's Suing Whom: The case of the pickled sheep - Business - News - The IndependentSkulls carved in mother of pearl by Gregory Halili - Boing Boing

Friday the Thirtieth of May

British Council Film Collection on Vimeo
"During the 1940s, the British Council commissioned over 100 short documentary films designed to promote an understanding of Britain and Britishness. They were created with an overseas audience in mind, and were intended to act as cultural propaganda, counteracting both negative Nazi propaganda and the popular perception of Britain as a country stuck in the past." (filed under: films history) (via: sarah)

Glanced at: BBC Four - Britain on Film, Series 2, The Spirit of the Sixties, Daphne Oram - rstir - Heyr himna smiur (Icelandic hymn) in train station - YouTube - Gravity - 3D Sketching on Vimeo - SRF Shield - Instant wireless networking for Arduino by Ciseco Kickstarter - P1130975.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Canadian Weather Forecasters Forbidden From Discussing Climate Change | I Fucking Love Science - Pictures In Boxes damnthatswhack: Check out this comic I just... - Central data surveillance poses serious privacy questions for millions - CNN.com - Placemeter | Making your city better - Biddulph Grange Gardens | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Why Is Steampunk Plagued by Plague Doctors? Steampunk R&D - Swimming Squid at Sharks Cove on North Shore Oahu, HI July 4, 2010 - YouTube -
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