Monday the Twenty-Sixth of September, 2016

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
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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. KickstarterKidlington's mystery tourist influx continues to baffle locals - BBC NewsThis advice on how to deal with racist mouthy twats has gone viral because its good advice | The PokeWhy did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked? Eurogamer.netFrom a Million Miles: The Moon Crossing the Face of Earth'Clue' Makers Have Killed Off Mrs. White, Replaced Her With Dr. Orchid | Mental Floss UKWhy you should be nice to your robots | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian

Thursday the Seventh

Data Mining Novels Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling
"In particular, the team says the most popular are stories involving two sequential man-in-hole arcs and a Cinderella arc followed by a tragedy." (filed under: books words graphs)

Glanced at: The City Limits Camden People's TheatreSherborne House Macready screen - University of KentMeet The Fruit: Fraises Des Bois, the Best Strawberry You've Never Had - Modern FarmerZuru Bunch O Balloons Self-Tying Water Balloons - YouTubeHedonometerThe great tide: is Britain really equipped to cope with global warming? | Simon Parkin | World news | The GuardianThe war in Iraq was not a blunder or a mistake. It was a crime | Owen Jones | Opinion | The GuardianThe TV show I made with Michael Gove still gives me nightmares | Politics | The GuardianThe "Harvard Sentences" Secretly Shaped the Development of Audio Tech Food - Recipes - Pasta with courgette sauce and spinach ballsA Tory leadership race between two women is not a feminist revolution

Monday the Fourth

Scientists have created a microscopic, real life-or-death version of Pac-Man | Polygon
"The goal of the study was to discover how euglena respond to being in a life-or-death situation when being chased by rotifers in an physical area that's less than 1mm in diameter." (filed under: games simulations death mazes)

Transported by Design | A festival along Regent Street on Su | FlickrGlanced at: UK expedition explores potential and risks of deep sea gold rush | Environment | The GuardianSculptural revolution: Sussex welcomes a playful woodland Mao | Art and design | The GuardianCo-operative Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaGPS Museum, a database about geolocation and creativityInteresting things for July 2016 |Artist Liliane Lijn: 'It was William Burroughs who warned me off drugs' | Art and design | The GuardianLiliane Lijn - Power Game | Southbank CentreMars satellites may have been created by third moon, scientists say | Science | The Guardian

Friday the First

Prehistoric tombs may have doubled as star-gazing observatories | New Scientist
"Now archaeoastronomers are making the case that [passage graves] could also have been used for spotting stars at dawn, when they are normally too faint to see." (filed under: history secrets space light eyes)

German Military Underground Hospital | Guernsey. | Jodi | FlickrEuston station | Hidden London tour. | Jodi | FlickrBird Directions | Sarah O'C | FlickrGlanced at: Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode | Technology | The GuardianWater cannon bought by Boris Johnson to be sold off without being used | UK news | The GuardianBrexit vote: Consequences for EU nationals in UK, and UK nationals elsewhere in the EU | Caroline LucasFormer US drone technicians speak out against programme in Brussels | World news | The GuardianSix-card cribbage: rules and variations of the card gameEU presidency due to rotate to UK in 2017Austrian presidential election result overturned and must be held again | World news | The GuardianThis Board Game Designer Isnt Sorry About Taking a Big Risk | TIMEThe Other Side Is Not Dumb. MediumWhat was fake on the Internet this week: Why this is the final column - The Washington Post

Thursday the Thirtieth of June

Why elections are bad for democracy | David Van Reybrouck | Politics | The Guardian
"With sortition, you do not ask everyone to vote on an issue few people really understand, but you draft a random sample of the population and make sure they come to the grips with the subject matter in order to take a sensible decision." (filed under: politics nomic future)

Glanced at: Brexit: A Lesson from YugoslaviaUsing Foamcore: Part 1 - YouTubeFoam core insert modifications | BoardGameGeekWhite Text On Black Cards by Curtis Clark KickstarterWe economists must face the plain truth that the referendum showed our failings - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFSTell me more about the Final Score Bonus ("FSB") Spry Fox Support17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row | BFIMichael made an odd assassin but then Boris was a strange Caesar | Politics | The GuardianGovernment austerity policy a breach of international human rights, says UN report | UK Politics | News | The IndependentHubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiters Atmosphere | NASA

Tuesday the Fourteenth

The London Underground's Iconic Typeface Gets A Redesign | Co.Design | business + design
"Today, the type foundry is announcing a new remastering of Johnston called Johnston100. [It] tries to bring a little bit of Johnston's original spirit back, with wider characters, looser spacing, and a slightly more eccentric feel." (filed under: fonts design history london tube)

Glanced at: Jeremy Corbyn attacks 'wolves in sheep's clothing' Johnson and Farage | Politics | The Guardian - Charities would lose 200m in funding from Brexit, says pro-EU campaign | Third Sector - The World of the Mightiest Road Builders with Potential for Violence. -
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