Thursday the Eighteenth of June, 2015

Research Blog: Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks
"This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere." (filed under: illusions technology emergence)

GWL | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Researchers discover first sensor of Earth's magnetic field in an animalMystery at the monastery ends as CCTV reveals chamber of secrets' daring thief | World news | The GuardianGOP Lawmaker Distracted By Facebook Accidentally Votes To OK California BudgetPolice still searching Tbilisi streets for tiger and hyena after zoo flood | World news | The GuardianZookeepers are recreating the Jurassic World raptor scene with real animals | Film | The GuardianInside a counterfeit Facebook farmFuroshiki Black | VibramOn the Taxonomy of Spaceships | Critical ShitBBC - Future - The strange expertise of burglars
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Yodel 1 Penguin Cafe Orchestra
the secret war Peter Howell
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A doughnut in my hand Ivor Cutler
The Boy Racer Morrissey
Lazy --- David Byrne
For The Benefit Of Mankind The Bonzo Dog Band

Thursday the Eleventh

A Folly for London
"In celebration of great British satire, this competition is an opportunity to propose an alternative but equally ridiculous project for the public space being lost to the proposed Garden Bridge on London’s South Bank." (filed under: london design architecture)

Laverstoke Mill | Explore richardr's photos on Flickr. richa | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How to check the balance of your D20 - YouTubeButter fans accuse John Lydon of selling outRobin tops poll to find UK's 'national bird' - BBC NewsStorytron: What Went Wrong With the Previous Efforthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-3cca82c0-af80-4c3a-8a79-84fda5015115Christopher Lee: an actor of muscular intelligence with a staggering career | Peter Bradshaw | Film | The Guardian

Monday the Eighth

Power beamed to camera via ambient wi-fi signals - BBC News
"The team realised that the energy contained in ambient wi-fi signals that are now ubiquitous often came close to the operating voltages required by a variety of low power devices." (filed under: technology electricity)

Holy Trinity, Sloane Square | Explore richardr's photos on F | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Phone | | By: socarra | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: ULTIMATE GUARD - Twin Flip'n'Tray Deck Case 160+Q: Why does it take thousands of years for light to escape the Sun? | Ask a Mathematician / Ask a PhysicistEvergreen Eggs & Ham | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGIn Defense Of "Vaguebooking"New York prison break - how two murderers escaped | US news | The GuardianOceans - Street View - Google MapsAsda claims first ever striped pepper, with distinct flavourPaternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite Fun (including over the top!) - YouTubeHow to table riffle shuffle without card bending - YouTubeToshibas high-tech grow rooms are churning out lettuce that never needs washing - Quartz

Thursday the Twenty-Eighth of May

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.
"We didn’t know exactly what would pan out—the headline could have been that chocolate improves sleep or lowers blood pressure—but we knew our chances of getting at least one “statistically significant” result were pretty good." (filed under: science hoaxes news)

Ex-Croydon Visitor Centre, Croydon, London CR0 | Links: Comp | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The magic of Croydon: is London's punchline having the last laugh? | Cities | The GuardianDuck lanes painted on canal paths - Boing Boing10 of the most bizarre homemade playgrounds and attractions | Travel | The GuardianKing's Cross swimming pond to open on Friday - Events & Attractions - Going Out - London Evening StandardA pop-up bar serving only tap water is coming to Shoreditch Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonDog With Attached Heart Rate Monitor and Camera Snaps Photos When He Gets ExcitedPhoDography? Viral Nikon Ad Questioned After Internet Spots Human Reflection - snopes.com : snopes.comFossil industry faces a perfect political and technological storm - TelegraphMy Main is a Cook

Thursday the Twenty-First

Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations | WIRED
"[The project] involves planting micro-cassette recorders under tables and benches around New York city, retrieving the tapes and embedding the resulting audio on their website." (filed under: surveillance secrets)

Dumpy Battersea Gasometer | | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Terme di Caracalla | Explore richardr's photos on Flickr. ri | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The People vs. "Nerd Culture" | USgamerFlickr faces complaints over 'offensive' auto-tagging for photos | Technology | The GuardianHatton Garden heist: Eight charged over jewellery raid in London | UK news | The GuardianViral Texts | Mapping Networks of Reprinting in 19th-Century Newspapers and Magazineshttp://madmenintegrated.tumblr.com/Deepak Chopra blasts scientist who criticized his view of evolution. The scientist fires back. - The Washington PostGreggs: The baker that is stopping selling loaves - BBC NewsRail strike will stop 90% of trains leaked report | UK news | The GuardianPolice officer jailed for eight months for assaulting student at London protest | UK news | The GuardianThe octopus can see with its skin | Science | The GuardianPower poses might not be so powerful after all | Ars Technica Why Computers Suck At Translation - YouTubeChronemics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe new tube map assailed by a sea of orangeSearch begins for underground river - Southwark NewsEvery last bottle cap: How my OCD turned collectibles from distraction to obsession | PolygonThe Internet Health Test

Saturday the Sixteenth

Sentinel Trees as a Tool to Forecast Invasions of Alien Plant Pathogens
"To determine the potential invasive fungi, a sentinel trees plot was established in Fuyang, China, using healthy seedlings of European tree species." (filed under: trees pestilence science)

The Artist Moved to Despair by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: High Hand | Board Game | BoardGameGeekThe Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades | WIRED1031537 - The National Heritage List for England | Historic England

Thursday the Seventh

Shut Up & Sit Down | Review: Cards Against Humanity
"Our hobby isn’t new, yet it’s now growing in a way it never was before. It’s reaching more people in more places and, please God, I don’t want Cards Against Humanity to be its ambassador." (filed under: games cards)

Glanced at: Amazon drops gendered categories for toysWhat Clegg, Miliband, Farage and Cameron taste like: the synaesthesia vote in pictures | Art and design | The GuardianThe philosophy of privacy: why surveillance reduces us to objects | Technology | The GuardianMechanics Face Off: Dice vs. Cards | This blog will self-destruct every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Kniziathon Promotion - Reiner Knizia

Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth of April

Pub must be rebuilt brick by brick, orders council, after developers tore it down to build flats - London Evening Standard
"Council chiefs will next week issue an unprecedented enforcement notice to the firm that owns the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale requiring it to “recreate in facsimile the building as it stood immediately prior to its demolition”." (filed under: demolition simulation history london architecture)

D61_5314_1270 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How do astronauts play Scrabble in space? With lots of Velcro | Life and style | The GuardianEd Balls signs and auctions his infamous tweet then ruins it with 'best wishes' - UK - News - The IndependentUnmanned Russian cargo spacecraft is falling to Earth live | Science | The GuardianSpiraliser turns courgettes into hero vegetables as supermarket sales soar | Life and style | The GuardianHow AI crushed all human records in 2048 | Randal S. OlsonThe Media Industry Prefers Penis (SFW!) The Message Medium

Tuesday the Twenty-First

Mail Rail, British Postal Museum & Archive on Vimeo
"A total of 223 terrestrial laser scans were completed to document the existing condition of the Mail Rail site and to digitally preserve the location before major construction work commences." (filed under: london underground history simulation) (via: sarah)

Glanced at: Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 600km/h test run | World news | The GuardianPicturebook Makers | Viviane SchwarzBale of Straw to Hang from the Wobbly BridgeSyncStop / USB Condom - Charge Your Mobile Phone SafelyChimpanzees granted 'legal persons' status to defend their rights in court | World news | The GuardianKatie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column - People - News - The IndependentBGG Extended Stats

Saturday the Eleventh

IBM's Chef Watson recipe book lets you cook like a supercomputer - CNET
"The collection of recipes was crafted based on the system's understanding of flavor compounds, food pairing theories and the psychology of people's likes and dislikes." (filed under: food computers)

Glanced at: Leah Williamson keeps her nerve to send England Under-19s to finals | Football | The GuardianIrish company turns anti-gay pamphlets into confetti for LGBT weddings - Trending - CBC News

Wednesday the Eighth

16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways - My Modern Met
"[This] 16th century text has a special sixfold dos-à-dos (or 'back to back') binding with strategically placed clasps that makes it possible for six books to be neatly bound into one" (filed under: books history technology) (via: nea)

Glanced at: Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist PredictsThe Human-Powered, Giant Theme Park Playground: Ai Pioppi - YouTubeDear Ms Morgan: your guidance on reading is a mini-syllabus on how to wreck poetry for children | Michael Rosen | Education | The GuardianBoardGameGeek | Gaming Unplugged Since 2000Hatton Garden raid: Jewellery could be worth '200m' - BBC NewsBeloved Brontosaurus makes a comeback : Nature News & CommentThe almost story of a loop railway under SouthwarkNo Such Thing As A Fishs stream on SoundCloud - Hear the worlds soundsColorful Chinese mountains: Zhangye Danxia ~ Atlas of Wonders#TarmacTuesday >> KNITSONIK Change The Tune - Green Party 2015 Election Broadcast - YouTubeThe Tory 'rally' that wasn't: these photos reveal how modern campaigning works - Spectator BlogsBank frontage destroyed after ATM raid in Shirehampton | Bristol PostWhy Im standing against Michael Gove | Bob and Roberta Smith

Tuesday the Thirty-First of March

Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA - health - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist
"Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together... take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek... let it stand nine days in the brass vessel..." (filed under: medicine history pestilence)

Glanced at: snopes.com: Bar Code Confusion - Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents' treasures - Chicago Tribune - Barbican, 1969 - YouTube - Society outrage at back door criminal court fees | News | Law Society Gazette - I hate your censorship, but I'll defend to the death your right to censor - Boing Boing - Robin Williams restricted use of his image for 25 years after his death | Film | The Guardian - Big trouble in little Chinatown as rent rises force restaurant owners out | UK news | The Guardian - Brur Snfellss | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - BBC Radio 4 - David Attenborough: My Life in Sound - BBC Radio 3 - Night Waves, Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant - Courses - Memrise - Amazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product ordering | The Verge - Boneshaker Big Wheel 2014 incarnation on Vimeo -
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