Friday the Twentieth of February, 2015

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
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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)

Mosaic | Flickr - Photo Sharing!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 AwkwardWill We Build Colonies That Float Over Venus Like Buckminster Fuller's "Cloud Nine"?Rohinni's Lightpaper Is Incredibly Thin, And Printable Co.Labs code + communityWhat should you do with all your old spices? | Life and style | The Guardian Kinetica Art Fair - Creepy Walking Thing - YouTubeProducts:Reflective FabricsThe UK map of white male power - Mirror OnlineAbout a little thing called 750 Words

Friday the Twenty-First

FINAL Catalogue of Manmade Material on the Moon.pdf
"This resource offers a comprehensive catalogue of human artifacts on the Moon based on the currently available data." [...] "Conveyor assy., lunar equipment / Bag, deployment, lunar equipment conveyor / Golf balls (2) / Javelin" (filed under: space litter)

Glanced at: The Driving Penalty Points Problem | MssvMoral Luck (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)Mind the Branding Gap: First Crossrail Services to Launch as TfL Rail'Amageddon':How Amazon's culture is taking a toll on Seattle's future - GeekWireAmnesty backs Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on computers | World news | The GuardianChristmas in YiwuMiasmastic | Menilmonde, blog de voyage, photo et videoThe Nor >> All Cameras Are Police CamerasWhy the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless - Vox

Wednesday the Nineteenth

The Eloquent Peasant >> Blog Archive >> Oldest papyri ever discovered document pyramid building, or More reasons why the aliens did not build the pyramids
"It took four days, using the Nile and connecting canals, to transport the blocks about 10km to the pyramid construction site, which was called the ‘Horizon of Khufu’. The logbook documents these activities for a period of more than three months." (filed under: history paper egypt construction) (via: adrian)

Glanced at: Goat Simulator is going to be a free MMO | PolygonThimbleweed Park: A New Classic Point & Click Adventure! by Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick KickstarterThe Designs Norway Rejected For Its New Banknotes Are AmazingThomas Heatherwick plans $170m hovering miracle island for New York | Art and design | theguardian.comAlternativeTo Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.netLondon's garden bridge: the public park where groups and cyclists aren't welcome | Art and design | theguardian.comGiza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got FedThere's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why - Mic

Monday the Seventeenth

Heat Your House with Someone Else's Computers - IEEE Spectrum
"Cloud&Heat pays for the Internet connection and the power required to keep it running, and you get as much warm air and hot water as the servers in the box can produce, free of charge, as it quietly performs cloud computing tasks." (filed under: technology water computers) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: the movie - A pound of flesh for 50p: Melting House by Alex Chinneck - YouTubeBird flu confirmed on Yorkshire duck farm | World news | The GuardianBBC - Horizon, 1997-1998, Mir MortalsDistrict meets as group wants to pass out Satanic material at... | Solving three cubes while juggling them - YouTubeStuffed Chickens In A Church Crypt | LondonistMale TV presenter wears same suit for a year does anyone notice? | Life and style | The GuardianWe think games are for everyone

Friday the Seventh

Yaybahar by G=F6rkem Şen on Vimeo
"Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs." (filed under: sound music)

Glanced at: Pocket money loans for kids? Finally! Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonDasher - Android Apps on Google Play

Friday the Thirty-First of October

Researchers identify algae-virus DNA in humans
"[Participants] carrying DNA of the chlorovirus – Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1, or ATCV-1 – performed measurably worse than those without it on tests of visual processing and spatial orientation." (filed under: viruses genetics brains)

Glanced at: Penguins sleep deeply in the afternoon : Nature News - Greg Costikyan - Background: Replacing "Commies" with "terrorists"... - The First Banner Ad - AT&T "You Will" - The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge live | Cities | The Guardian -
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