Tuesday the Sixteenth of October, 2018

Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack : NPR
"As they record, the loopers stand in a circle under two overhead microphones. A scene plays silently on a big screen. On cue, and often off-mic, they start to walk around and talk. They record random scraps of [crowd] dialogue, to be mixed later into the scene they're watching." (filed under: films secrets sound)

Dial-a-Piratecode deploy daysGlanced at: The bacterial horror of hot-air hand dryers - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health PublishingBreaking down the script - WikipediaSound Effects - The Use of Walla WallaTake Two | Odd Hollywood Jobs: Inside the life of a looper | 89.3 KPCCThe Voices Hiding in Your Favorite Movies by Every Little Thing from Gimlet MediaInvasion of the frankenbees: the danger of building a better bee | Environment | The GuardianIf Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos - YouTubeVictorian Era Games: Peter Coddle's Trip To New YorkYour Inner Mind Is a Work of ImaginationViking place names and language in England
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Tuesday the Ninth

The Wreckage, The Collapse – BLDGBLOG
"The 100-ton jack pushes two large timbers against the bearing walls of the museum. Each visitor to the museum must pass through the turnstile in order to see the exhibition. Each input on the turnstile ever so slightly expands the jack, and ultimately if enough people visit the exhibition, Samson could theoretically destroy the building." (filed under: art demolition)

Glanced at: Talk: Iron Gall Ink - Conservation challenges and research - Collection Care blog'Devoid of personality': BBC verdict on early Bowie audition unearthed | Music | The GuardianPhotoworks UK | Commissions new photography, produces exhibitionsList of names in English with counterintuitive pronunciations - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Third

Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia
"Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note." (filed under: wikipedia sound)

Glanced at: Fascist Spain meets British punk: the subversive genius of Judge Dredd | Ian Dunt | Opinion | The GuardianIntroducing The Goblin: A new, distant dwarf planet bolsters evidence for Planet X | Astronomy.comDon't take paracetamol for painful emotions - NHSAmerican Mathematical Society :: Feature Columnbayer92.pdfWhen you randomly shuffle a deck of cards, what is the probability that it is a unique permutation never before configured? - Mathematics Stack Exchange

Sunday the Thirtieth of September

Critics call London’s new phone kiosks eyesores | The Seattle Times
"[Phone boxes] are still considered vital infrastructure, and companies with proper licenses can keep building them so long as local councils cannot credibly object to the particular site or design." [...] "A lot of them are advertising totems with a telephone handset on it." (filed under: phones advertising law london)

Glanced at: How Japan's hopping rover nailed the first ever asteroid landing | WIRED UK'AIRPLANE': HIGH-STAKES CHAIN LETTER - The New York TimesFirst Look: Vulcan 7 by Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson

Friday the Twenty-Eighth

Order of the Occult Hand - Wikipedia
"The Order of the Occult Hand is a whimsical secret society of American journalists who have been able to slip the meaningless and telltale phrase "It was as if an occult hand had…" in print as a sort of a game and inside joke." (filed under: news secrets language hands)

Glanced at: This Podcast Cant Legally Tell You Amway Is a Pyramid Scheme | Vanity FairDefcon Voting Village report shows that hacking voting machines takes less time than voting / Boing BoingTime to shine: a 17th-century night clock The British Museum Blogjubilee line london underground buttons

Sunday the Ninth

The N+7 Machine
"The N+7 procedure, invented by Jean Lescure of Oulipo, involves replacing each noun in a text with the seventh one following it in a dictionary." (filed under: language mutation)

Glanced at: The Bloom's Taxonomy of Boardgame Reviews Meeple Like UsMan Fakes de MinimaxDictionary Stories

Tuesday the Twenty-First of August

Swiss startup Energy Vault is stacking concrete blocks to store energy — Quartz
"The system is “fully charged” when the crane has created a tower of concrete blocks around it. The total energy that can be stored in the tower is 20 megawatt-hours (MWh), enough to power 2,000 Swiss homes for a whole day." (filed under: electricity architecture stone)

Glanced at: Images des mathmatiquesBrazen head - WikipediaA menace to life and limb: the artworks that have injured and killed | Art and design | The GuardianTHE MAKING(English Version)(271)The Making of Gold Leaf - YouTubeThe Art of Gold Beating (1959) | British Path - YouTubeLetterheads 2018: London Calling | 16-19 August 2018FLEET FOOTING A SONIC WALK CATHERINE KONTZ'Zombie gene' that helps save elephants from cancer

Friday the Seventeenth

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges | Quanta Magazine
"When traffic over their backs is above a certain level, they hold in place, but when it dips below some threshold — perhaps because too many other ants are now occupied in bridge-building themselves — the ant unfreezes and rejoins the march." (filed under: ants emergence architecture)

Glanced at: Pope Joan: David Parlett's history ofTime Dilation blarg?Bugs Will Actually Make Your Next Phone Better | WIREDTryom Inc. Omar ITurning Google Earth into SimCity 2000 - YouTubeArmy Ants Attack Wasp Nest By Building Giant Hanging Bridge With Their Bodieshttps://www.altontowers.com/theme-park/wicker-man/

Wednesday the Fifteenth

Woman's ancient 'Clameur de Haro' rejected by Guernsey court | Channel - ITV News
"Rosie Henderson adopted the Norman ritual in an attempt to stop road works at Les Echelons. [...] It is described as a cry for justice and involves an aggrieved party, known as the ‘criant’, the alleged ‘wrongdoer’ and two witnesses." (filed under: law history language nomic)

Glanced at: File:Distancia a la costa.png - Wikimedia CommonsCity Posts -- Coal Duty Posts -- Coal Posts -- Coal Tax PostsMystery prehistoric fossil verified as giant fungus | New ScientistClameur de haro - WikipediaHow to make the Pharaoh's Serpent (Mercury (II) Thiocyanate) - YouTubeHow 3D Printing Helped Mr. Stubbs, The Tailless Alligator'Tenants on our own land': New Zealand bans sale of homes to foreign buyers | World news | The GuardianFeather Thief Broke Into Museum to Steal Rare Birds

Friday the Third

Richard Garfield and Fantasy Flight Games Found KeyForge, a New Model in Game Design and Production | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
"[E]ach Archon is represented by a deck, and each KeyForge deck ever sold [will] be a unique combination of cards not available to any other person who ever plays the game. [...] What's more, each Archon is named and depicted through some kind of random name and image generator." (filed under: cards games words random)

Glanced at: As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York TimesThe Queen Piece of Modern Chess Was Inspired by Queen Isabella | History News Network

Tuesday the Thirty-First of July

Joel Simon - Evolving Floorplans
"The results were biological in appearance, intriguing in character and wildly irrational in practice." (filed under: architecture evolution) (via: viv)

Glanced at: Starfish site - WikipediaThat sinking feeling - Charlie's DiaryShark abducted in pram from Texas aquarium is returned | Environment | The GuardianTiny Epic Mechs | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Tuesday the Twenty-Fourth

Darwin comes to town: how cities are creating new species | Cities | The Guardian
"All this research seems to point in one direction: that the urban blackbird is evolving into a separate species, a case of true speciation." (filed under: birds evolution cities)

Glanced at: Invasive purple flower impacts Iceland's biodiversity -
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