Thursday the Twenty-Third of October, 2014

Brain games exploit anxieties about memory loss for profit – scientists | Science | The Guardian
"Our biggest concern here is that older people are making choices – both about how they spend their money and on how they spend their time – based on this kind of information that we feel is not well-grounded." (filed under: brains games lies advertising)

Push Once, by Sophie Green | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Lost episodes of At Last the 1948 Show rediscovered | Television & radio | The GuardianFake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic | The VergeSatire Is Hard: Why Most 'Onion' Ripoffs Don't Work | Splitsider1 in 4 internet commenters have trolledRidesharing and Redlining: Uber, Lyft, Race and ClassBBC News - Mystery of dinosaur with giant arms solved
Recently listened to:
Sleep In The Morning KAWAKAWA
The Living Layer Efterklang
Bloodbuzz Ohio The National
Who's In Control? British Sea Power
Sunshine Veldt
You and Me and the Moon The Magnetic Fields
The Last to Die Pet Shop Boys
Columbo & Coffee Dougie Anderson & friends
David's Coming Back David Devant & His Spirit Wife
Atom British Sea Power

Tuesday the Fourteenth

New mushrooms found in porcini packet | Kew News
"Kew mycologists Bryn Dentinger and Laura Martinez-Suz have discovered three species of mushrooms that are new to science in a commercial packet of dried Chinese porcini purchased from a shop in London." (filed under: fungi secrets food)
FBI offers rewards to stop laser attacks on airplanes - CBS News
"Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime. Since the FBI began tracking laser strikes in 2005, there has been a more than 1,100 percent increase in the deliberate targeting of aircraft by people with handheld lasers." (filed under: light crime transport police)

Natural History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: NFL fan allegedly aims laser-pointer at QB, brags about it on Twitter | Ars TechnicaA California Man Faces Two Years In Jail For Pointing Lasers At Helicopters Because He Was 'Bored' | Business InsiderIts Not Cool To Be Dumb: Messages About Math, Science, And Intelligence That Need To Be ShushedRadioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square [8 October 2014]The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities by The Last Tuesday Society Kickstarter130th anniversary of the closure of Tower of London tube station1000 Londoners - Timeline PhotosPablo Escobars hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia - The Washington PostAda Lovelace Day >> MobyLivesukfungusday.co.uk - Home'Killer seagull' behind brutal attacks on Hyde Park's pigeons - London - News - London Evening Standard

Friday the Tenth

The Canonical List of TWL2 Anamonics
"If we can remember the phrase 'RELAXING BY HIS CELL DOOR' for the stem 'INMATE', we will never waste time trying to find a seven-letter word in 'AEIMNTU' ('INMATE'+'U'), because there are no 'U's in that phrase." (filed under: games scrabble words memory)

SE 10th and Clay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: This War of Mine gaming's sombre antidote to Call of Duty | Technology | theguardian.comDorabella Cipher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBuilding 'Imaginary Cities' - CityLabBlind commuters welcome U-turn on silencing Tannoy at Waterloo station - Transport - News - London Evening StandardEgg Registry Orson Welles - Findus frozen food commercial - YouTubePepsi Introduces 'Craft' Soda, Caleb's Kola Danny Macaskill: The Ridge - YouTubeCustomised mug | Art on the Underground - Labyrinth | Transport for LondonOur campaign goes on, despite threats from psychic Sally Morgan's team | Mark Tilbrook | Science | theguardian.comPsychic Awareness Month >> Good Thinking SocietyDad's Army film remake - in pictures | Film | The Guardian

Friday the Third

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk? - Health News - NHS Choices
"Being told you have an increased risk of death is not particularly useful if there are no well-validated methods of reducing said risk." (filed under: death smell)

Tennis Racket | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Classical unities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNo, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? : Shots - Health News : NPRUS military can learn from game marketing, says ex-Call Of Duty director | GamesIndustry.bizList of ethical concerns in video games (partial) | Leigh AlexanderThe Tash-Kalar Changes Revealed! << Czech Games Edition | Boardgame PublisherKids' Sugar Cravings Might Be Biological : The Salt : NPRCapitalized Clues to a Glitch - NYTimes.comMet Office launches space weather forecasting service | Science | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Sixth of September

Anonymous Gods : Marion Balac !
"Screen shots from Google Street View, where the Google robot automatically blurs every face it recognizes - including statues' ones." (filed under: religion art secrets)

People | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Neil Gaiman: Terry Pratchett isnt jolly. Hes angry | Books | The GuardianSmallest-possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothread | Carnegie Institution for ScienceA one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh. - Extension 765First Dog on the Moon on ... Isis's letter to the west - cartoon | Comment is free | theguardian.comAlan Warburton | Digital Artist and Animator

Friday the Nineteenth

Spring Fashion 2008 - Five New Yorkers Who Wear Only One Color Every Day -- New York Magazine
Stephin Merritt. "The great thing about brown is when it fades, you can't tell what color it originally was." (filed under: clothes colour)

Penalty 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land | Environment | The GuardianWho Is Svitlana Sangary? LA Lawyer Faces Bar Suspension For Using Photoshop To Create Celebrity FriendsSierra Leone begins three-day shutdown to contain Ebola outbreak | World news | theguardian.comThere is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent Maybelline Introduces New Ideal-Woman Rubber Mask To Use In Place Of Makeup - YouTubeCrossword roundup: See ye efter, wag-at-the-wa? | Crosswords | theguardian.comImmersive theatre: living up to its name, or just an overused gimmick? | Stage | theguardian.comThe East Coast Trains Show | Exeunt MagazineGiant spiders to invade British homes this autumn - AOL Travel UK

Tuesday the Second

A Logic Named Joe - Murray Leinster
1946 short story. "Logics Service will hereafter keep your personal accounts, take messages, and locate persons you may wish to get in touch with. This demonstration is to introduce the service." (filed under: fiction internet facebook)

Fountains Abbey Green Man | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scrapbook G, Page 2, Receipt 8 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: ANAGRAMATRON (anagramatron) on TwitterSoft Focus KickstarterA Look at Battersea Park Station - London ReconnectionsDisused Stations: Battersea StationGamasutra: Tadhg Kelly's Blog - The Sorry State Of Gaming's Truthers And Their #GamergateHave you spotted the huge hippo floating down the Thames? Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonSeeburg 1000 - Streaming LIVE Radio from Los Angeles, CAMetamerism (color) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHow LEDs Produce White Light - Learn - PhotonStar LightingAlexandrite Effect: Not All White Light is Created Equal >> Chemistry BlogThe 33 Things to Do Before Climate Change Ruins Everything Matter MediumBrood XLeast weasel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe super vacuum ban isn't meddling EU bureaucracy - it's absolutely vital | Environment | The GuardianCar sharing service Uber banned in Germany | Technology | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Ninth of August

Mystery Solved: “Sailing Stones” of Death Valley Seen in Action for the First Time | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
"On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa, pushing rocks in front of them and leaving trails in the soft mud below the surface." (filed under: stone ice mysteries)

Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC News - Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bedCOOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler by Ryan Grepper KickstarterCGSociety - Building 3D with IkeaGoogle reveals home delivery drone program Project Wing | Technology | theguardian.comFamily strikes gold on Folkestone beach | Art and design | theguardian.comMetamorphosis | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGArizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi | World news | theguardian.comThe Hnefatafl Shop | Hnefatafl: the Game of the VikingsWhy are Wombat Scats Cubic - YouTube

Saturday the Twenty-Third

Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share | Springwise
"The idea is that homeowners place the stickers for the items they have on their mailbox so passersby can know if they’re good to knock on the door." (filed under: society hacking) (via: ole)

Tube Shop Tiles | Flickr - Photo Sharing!GWL | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Funny suggestions for Dungeon Crawl Stone SoupBBC News - London priciest European city for culture, says surveyWater And Sunlight The Formula For Sustainable Fuel - Science News - redOrbit

Tuesday the Twelfth

After Dark | Tate
"Via an online portal, the public will be able to control robots and roam the galleries in search of 500 years of British art." (filed under: robots art) (via: sarah)

Artangel barcode of light | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scrapbook G, Page 1, Receipt 4 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Cafe | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Beast | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Behold, the fish cannon | The VergeDystopia Rising: A larp at the end of the world | The VergeHow To Make A Sled Kite - Complete Instructions For The MBK 1-Skewer Sled.This Guy Set Up His Camera To Make it Look Like Statues Taking Selfies <<TwistedSifterUber-nasty? Staff submits 5,560 fake ride requests - Aug. 11, 2014BBC News - Robots explore Tate Britain's artwork after dark falconry Car Hawking imprint sharpy 16 - YouTubeThe Medieval Weapons Sound Effects Library by Ben Jaszczak KickstarterPubs closing at rate of 31 a week | Business | The GuardianJosie Lawrence and Greg Proops: how we made Whose Line Is It Anyway? | Stage | The GuardianTim Vine - ventriloquism - YouTubeThe Infinite Impossibility Drive | gild the truthNYC official calls for police body cameras - seattlepi.comSuicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing Genie, youre free - The Washington Post

Friday the Eighth

The Land of the Free: How Virtual Fences Will Transform Rural America - The Atlantic
"Well, you can get on your laptop, right then and there, and program the polygon that contains your cows to move spatially and temporally over the landscape to this 'better location'." (filed under: cows gps illusions)

Glanced at: Rorschcam NYC - an album on Flickr - Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable Virtual Fencing NextNature.net - What can be said about the rainbow plane? | Science Blogs | WIRED - IBM's new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little power - Life and Cards I: Philosophy of Fire : Daily MTG : Magic: The Gathering - Computer programmed to write its own fables | Books | theguardian.com - Graphene 'droplets' open up possibilities in drug delivery, disease detection -- ScienceDaily - WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency | Society | theguardian.com -
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