Monday the Fifth of February, 2018

SA4QE - The Slickman A4 Quotation Event |
"Every 4th February (Russell's birthday), readers around the world write their favourite quotations from his books on sheets of yellow A4 paper (the sort he used) and leave them in public places." (filed under: writing graffiti) (via: jodi) at: Senator warns YouTube algorithm may be open to manipulation by 'bad actors' | Technology | The GuardianBreaking Bad 10th Anniversary Reunion: Vince Gilligan, More Reflect VarietyThe Six Shooter (1953-54) podcast | FourbleSeedshipXanax misuse: doctors warn of 'emerging crisis' as UK sales rise | Society | The GuardianVery creepy crawlies: 'proto-spiders' with long tails discovered in amber | Science | The GuardianBecoming Shades | VAULT Festival 2018Are We Running Out of Ideas? - Freakonomics FreakonomicsMeet the dogs of Chernobyl the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community | Life and style | The GuardianEmpathy Museum presents: A Mile in My Shoes Migration
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Thursday the First

The Lion Man: an Ice Age masterpiece – The British Museum Blog
"An experiment by Wulf Hein using the same sort of stone tools available in the Ice Age indicate that the Lion Man took more than 400 hours to make." (filed under: history religion art)

Glanced at: Werner's nomenclature of colours : with additions, arranged so as to render it highly useful to the arts and sciences, particularly zoology, botany, chemistry, mineralogy, and morbid anatomy : annexed to which are examples selected from well-known objectsNeptunism - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Thirty-First of January

The Graffiti Code Breaker |
"To keep tabs on new members looking to make a name for themselves, officers can manually annotate images in GARI to document taggers’ names. From there, linking real names to aliases and seeing where else the names show up can indicate where particular gang members operate or live." (filed under: graffiti crime police technology gps)

Glanced at: Scientists Are Reviewing Amazon Products the Way They ActuallyUse ThemGood Evening Croydon winner revealed Develop CroydonOrcas can imitate human speech, research reveals | Science | The GuardianGround rules - WikipediaThe GaffGun and GaffGun TapesAdversarial Attacks On Voice Input'Roman haul' turns out to be TV show Detectorists prop - BBC NewsDreams of resting spaces Unchartered Collective

Friday the Twenty-Sixth

PsycNET Record Display - The effects of bedtime writing on difficulty falling asleep
"Therefore, to facilitate falling asleep, individuals may derive benefit from writing a very specific to-do list for 5 min at bedtime rather than journaling about completed activities." (filed under: sleep science writing)

Glanced at: How maths can give you the perfect roast potato - BBC ThreeRiots, Fake News, and the Flu Going Viral! | American Council on Science and HealthWhat is "Ktahi"? | Rising Sun | BoardGameGeekDavid Yarrow's best photograph: a wolf on the prowl in a wild west saloon | Art and design | The GuardianGhost towers: half of new-build luxury London flats fail to sell | Business | The Guardian

Saturday the Twentieth

Who's on First? | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
"Game players try to guess where their opponents have placed their players on the baseball diamond playing board." (filed under: board games sport humour)

Glanced at: What Is Garum? More About Rome's Funky Sauce Made of Fish Guts

Monday the Fifteenth

Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD - The Washington Post
"In previous studies, he has reported that noise can restructure entire communities — prompting birds to alter the pitch of their songs, shifting demographics toward more noise-tolerant species, even changing the distribution of plants based on what birds remain." (filed under: birds sound evolution pollution)

Thursday the Eleventh

>> Collision Course: Why This Type Of Road Junction Will Keep Killing Cyclists
"Naturally, as per the conditions of a collision course being signalled by a constant bearing, for any speed of the approaching car there is a speed at which a cyclist will remain obscured by the front pillar almost until the point of impact." (filed under: cycling traffic illusions design death)

Glanced at: Portals of London Towards a catalogue of Londons inter-dimensional gatewaysWhy dolphins are deep thinkers | Science | The GuardianThese birds have evolved feathers as black as the blackest material on EarthMeet the Most Toxic Plant in North America - Atlas ObscuraInsect declines: new alarm over mayfly is tip of iceberg, warn experts | Environment | The GuardianThe Technium: Scenius, or Communal GeniusIncredible 'Hypatia' Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the Solar SystemJiggle syphon - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Tenth

ICv2 Interview: Asmodee Execs on Counterfeiting
"We believe for some [board] games, that more than 70% of all sales in the U.S. market have been counterfeit." (filed under: games board crime illusions mutation)

Glanced at: Virtual Cubes Rubik's Cube | Instructions | InstructionsHazardous Storage Cabinets | Safety Direct2UAstronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts | Science | The GuardianDialogue with a Designer, Michael Kiesling - Azul - Pretzel Games

Friday the Eighth of December, 2017 - Scrabble Capital
"In response to Brett Smitheram's call to make Croydon the 'Scrabble capital' of the United Kingdom, an attempt to calculate the current Scrabble capital of the United Kingdom, on the basis of highest word score." (filed under: cities creations scrabble)

Glanced at: Croydon's own champion wordsmith says the borough could become 'Scrabble capital' as he launches new night out - Croydon AdvertiserPlace name data for UK Towns, Cities and Villages with CountiesThe most precious Bronze Age artefacts were made with cosmic materialsMarble Race: Top 10 Most Thrilling Marble Racing Videos! - YouTubePantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838Bat cave solves mystery of deadly SARS virus and suggests new outbreak could occurGame-Defining Concepts The Doubling Cube Games PrecipiceYehuda: Monopoly VersionsCoventry: from Ghost Town to city of culture | UK news | The Guardian

Wednesday the Sixth

To Identify Whale Sharks, Scientists Looked to the Stars - Atlas Obscura
"Researchers and citizen scientists can upload a photo of a whale shark they’ve seen—ideally, the patch of spotted skin just behind its left gill slits." (filed under: fish software space)

Glanced at: Bean machine - WikipediaDungeon of Knowledge'Mountain of God' the Weirdest Volcano in the WorldSmuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts | Science | The GuardianThe Roger Bucklesby Bench Plaque Is Real, Sort OfWhat counts as cheating? (POLL) | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeek

Thursday the Thirtieth of November

kevandotorg/nanogenmo-2017: Tillman, Victor Lima, KOD
"The Merchant of Venice, through the 1897 Robinson Telegraphic Cipher [...] The Tempest, through the International Code of Maritime Signals, 1969 [...] Romeo and Juliet, through a list of Internet acronyms from Ed's Web Site, a 2008 Geocities page." (filed under: creations nanogenmo)

Glanced at: Backgammon GlossaryHow to time travel with Google Maps - CNETVettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower - WikipediaGeology of Britain viewer | British Geological Survey (BGS)Camera left on Yorkshire beach films itself setting off for German island | World news | The GuardianThe Bullet Journal, Minus the Hype, Is Actually a Really Good PlannerAdvice: Substitute Damn Every Time Youre Inclined to Write Very | Quote InvestigatorBuilding an Accessible Game Library on a Budget - 2017 Meeple Like UsAcquisitions & Consumption - You're Welcome in this Hobby Meeple Like Us

Friday the Tenth

'Zombie ant' brains left intact by fungal parasite | EurekAlert! Science News
"Almost like a puppeteer pulls the strings to make a marionette move, the fungus controls the ant's muscles to manipulate the host's legs and mandibles." (filed under: parasites ants fungi puppets)

Glanced at: Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability' | Technology | The Guardian - Digital Trends was onboard the ill-fated Las Vegas self-driving shuttle | Digital Trends - Roguelight by Daniel Linssen - Giant coconut crab sneaks up on a sleeping bird and kills it | New Scientist - The Emergence of a Fovea while Learning to Attend The Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Blog - The British Museum podcast: The purrrplexing story of the British Museum cats The British Museum Blog - How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes - YouTube - Send scam emails to this chatbot and itll waste their time for you - The Verge - How Its Made - 635 Mechanical Singing Birds - YouTube -
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