Monday the Twelfth of August, 2019

The world is chaos. Escape rooms make sense. - Vox
"So much of real life is taking actions that don't matter. [...] You're using your faculties and senses in ways that you're not accustomed to, and you’re impacting the world around you in ways that are not normal." (filed under: games design puzzles)

Glanced at: Dice Cup Sets Artistic Mug Travel Mug 999OnlyDungeon Solitaire by MushSecretly Public Domain
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Tuesday the Sixth

Tardigrades may have survived spacecraft crashing on moon | Science | The Guardian
"Because the moon is considered lifeless, Nasa’s office of planetary protection does not frown on missions that spill Earthly organisms on its surface." (filed under: space science)

Glanced at: ReviewMeta.com - Amazon Review CheckerHow Akira Kurosawa films command the weather | BFIHow Polio Inspired the Creation of Candy Land - The AtlanticBlockfield - Wikipedia

Tuesday the Thirtieth of July

TreeTalk
"By using your location, [TreeTalk] will create a circular walk from your home, or any other address, and will take you past interesting trees in your local neighbourhood." (filed under: trees london maps walking)

Glanced at: Twilight Strategy | Twilight Struggle StrategyBoar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities | World news | The Guardian

Friday the Twelfth

Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly? - Retrocomputing Stack Exchange
"...by moving the cursor you were telling windows that you are the most important event running. When you stop interacting windows gives priority to other events. So installing programs even when in foreground would give priority to less important events." (filed under: computers history delusions time)

Glanced at: The Mind | Mind Games | File | BoardGameGeekLecardo | Board Game | BoardGameGeekGames with sequentially numbered cards AKA Games you can play with a 6 Nimmt deck | BoardGameGeekMonopalmsHeres what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian

Tuesday the Second

Futuristic sounds to make electric buses safer hit wrong note | World news | The Guardian
"There is a danger that there is going to be so many different wacky sounds from lots of different companies that it going to be really hard to work out what is a vehicle and what is something else in a city." (filed under: transport sound london illusions)

Glanced at: 14th,December,2009 In kanazawa, Japan - YouTubeThe Clangers introduced by Sir Michael Palin | Science MuseumRise in population of crows and avian predators linked to pheasant shoots | Environment | The GuardianWhy are England's roadsides blooming? - BBC NewsWorlds Tiniest Tic-Tac-Toe Game Is Made of DNA Tiles | Smart News | SmithsonianSo You Want to Eat a Tree - Gastro ObscuraTurf maze - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Twelfth of June

London Pavement Geology
"There is a wealth of high quality rock samples of all types to be seen in the capital, mostly visible to the public from the pavement." (filed under: stone london maps) (via: viv)

Glanced at: order and chaos solved? | Order and Chaos | BoardGameGeekBBC iPlayer can show programmes for a year instead of 30 days | Media | The GuardianGlobal dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery | Nature Ecology & Evolution

Tuesday the Eleventh

Playing the Picturesque – installation by You+Pea
"The [RIBA] installation takes the form of a series of scaled folly structures extracted from real picturesque landscapes, extended into interactive virtual game environments through digital projections." (filed under: architecture simulations)

Glanced at: No Thanks, Coffee Keeps Me Awake: Individual Caffeine Sensitivity Depends on ADORA2A GenotypeThrone and the Grail | Board Game | BoardGameGeekRiver Wandle at Morden :: Flood alerts and warnings :: the UK River Levels Website

Saturday the Eighth

Map of Current Threats to London’s Green Belt – London Green Belt Council
"By a ‘threat’ we mean that there is a proposal to build on a protected Green Belt site or the Green Belt protection is at risk of being removed." (filed under: maps london trees)

Glanced at: Maps London Green Belt CouncilThe Making of a YouTube Radical - The New York Times

Friday the Thirty-First of May

Tattingstone Wonder - Wikipedia
"In 1790 Edward White, the local squire, did not like his view of the cottages from Tattingstone Place. He decided to add a third cottage and finished them to look like a church by adding a fake tower and flint façade." (filed under: architecture illusions)

Glanced at: Gardens of Bomarzo - WikipediaScientists unearth 'most bird-like' dinosaur ever foundCours des Miracles (Court of Miracles) Paris, France - Atlas ObscuraPiepmatz | Board Game | BoardGameGeekBritish Museum - Playing with MoneyAbout ALDERMAN FORD

Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth

DGT Cube 6-Player Game Timer - Digital Game Technology
"A motion sensor ensures that only the clock facing upwards is running. Simply turn a different side up and the next player's clock will automatically start to run. Place the Cube in its base to pause all clocks and interrupt the game for example when disputing a word in a game of Scrabble." (filed under: time games board scrabble)

Glanced at: Tim Harford: how behavioural economics helped kick my phone addiction | Financial TimesNorthern Fail app reveals full scale of passengers misery | Business | The GuardianWow, What Is That? Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects - The New York TimesBBC World Service - 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

Friday the Twenty-Fourth

Science – Human_Machine_Improv
"The best improvisational theatre actors can make any scene partner, of any skill level or ability, appear talented and proficient in the art form, and thus “make them shine”. [...] To challenge this improvisational paradigm, we built an artificial intelligence (AI) trained to perform live shows alongside human actors for human audiences." (filed under: robots comedy science)

Glanced at: Peter Cushing and his toy soldiers.avi - YouTubeTfL is going to track all London Underground users using Wi-Fi | WIRED UKA Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Lifes Arrival on Land - The New York TimesRisa Punos 'The Privilege of Escape' with Creative Time by Creative Time Kickstarter

Thursday the Sixteenth

Strangeharvest :: Self Storage & Architectural Hallucinations
"The lighthouse is the 4 story, 3 dimensional trademark of the Shurgard self storage company." (filed under: architecture design light)

Glanced at: TASVideos submissions: #6347: Chef Stef's NES Arkanoid "warpless" in 11:11.18 - San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition - BBC News - Shade balls - Wikipedia - Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED - YouTube - Down Your Ear podcast | Fourble -
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