- NIST's new password rules – what you need to know – Naked Security
- The Half-Life of Joy – Rands in Repose
- Woman Uses 500 Lush Plants To Turn Her Brooklyn Apartment Into Indoor Jungle | Bored Panda
- Scientists have found a way to help you learn new skills twice as fast - ScienceAlert:
Although there's benefit in mixing things up with your practise, Celnik said the key was adjusting things subtly - for example, adjusting the size or weight of a baseball bat, tennis racket or soccer ball in between practise sessions. "If you make the altered task too different, people do not get the gain we observed during reconsolidation. The modification between sessions needs to be subtle."...and of course, more research is required to see if the results can be reproduced and also to test other skill types.
- Random People's Photos Turned Into Movie Posters | Bored Panda
- Thailand's New Tallest Skyscraper Just Opened, But It Looks Like It's Missing Some Pixels | Bored Panda
- Inside The Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns | GQ:
“I mean, I know that the average person can type in 1,600 gun descriptions per eight-hour day,” he says, scrawling the numbers. “Why? Because I time-and-motion studied them. And then—I don't know if you know anything about queuing theory. [...] In these moments, I realize that during his tenure here at the tracing center, and faced with the obstacle of no computerized search technology, Charlie went ahead and turned himself into the computer.
- You Don't Need Waves When You're Surfing With a Drone
- Why GitHub Finally Abandoned Its Bossless Workplace - Bloomberg
- MIT's Next Breakthrough Interface? Temporary Tattoos | Co.Design | business design
- Ask Sci-Fi Legend William Gibson Where the Heck He Thinks the World Is Going
- This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming
- But Seriously, These Meteorites Are Actually Flying People:
How many “UFO sightings” do you think are actually just lunatics wearing Red Bull-funded extreme sports equipment?
- Tim Berners-Lee and Solid Want to Protect Your Data | Digital Trends
- This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes - Vox
- The Sirius building | The Saturday Paper:
The absurdity of the heritage minister talking about money and the finance minister taking a stance on aesthetics makes it seem like these two bananas are playing a rather lame game of good vandal/bad vandal.
- Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction - The Washington Post:
He says the goal is to build a product that is widely affordable, but acknowledges there are challenges. He points out that many scientific discoveries and inventions — even the printing press — started out for a privileged group but ended up providing massive benefits to humanity. The primary benefits of Kernel, he says, will be for the sick, for the millions of people who have lost their memories because of brain disorders. Even a small improvement in memory — a person with dementia might be able to remember the location of the bathroom in their home, for example — can help people maintain their dignity and enjoy a greater quality of life.
- 'Racists aren't welcome here!': how we kicked a racist passenger off the bus | Andrea Myles | Opinion | The Guardian. We need more of this response, until we get less of the original problem.
- Was Julia Gillard the most productive prime minister in Australia's history? | News | The Guardian (TLDR: in terms of legislation per day of office, yes)
- Sydney's planning storm is building to a tempest:
But now, the storm. It's been building awhile. Westconnex and Light Rail, Barangaroo and Packer's casino all massively abuse public money, land and trust for outcomes that directly oppose the public interest. Our children's children will shake their heads and say, what were you thinking? But that's barely the tip of it. There are things in the wind that make Barangaroo look small and Westconnex gentle, if not exactly progressive.
- 2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol for over 3 decades | Business Insider
- The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it's like a 1960s time capsule — Quartz. Also mentions what the nouns and verbs interface was about:
The language used predetermined “nouns” and “verbs” to execute operations. The verb 37, for example, means “Run program,” while the noun 33 means “Time to ignition.”
- David Cameron hums tune to himself after resigning as British Prime Minister - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). I don't know why, but I find this hilarious.
- Miami police shoot black man with his hands up trying to help autistic patient. This story is just nuts.
- After Seeing These 15 Maps You'll Never Look At The World The Same | Bored Panda - usual clickbait headline oversells a still-interesting exercise in comparative country sizes.
- You can now play more than 2,000 Amiga games in your browser | The Verge
- This Is Definitively The Best Tow Truck In The World
- Squirrel Steals GoPro, Shoots Video Game Worthy POV Run Through a Tree
Another absolute ripper of a trailer for the paralympics:
- HP just officially made backpack VR computers a trend | The Verge
- Forget the hunt for NBN leaker. Ask why desperate staff are leaking:
Turnbull took an exciting, agile, innovative, nation-building project backwards to dull, slow-moving, old technology, that is leaving us behind other nations. A transparent NBN would not send in the police to chase whistleblowers with a very good cause to blow the whistle.
- 50 Famous Logos Then And Now | Bored Panda
- #The100DayProject | The Great Discontent (TGD)
- GPS Trackers Reveal Your Cat’s Adventures During The Night | Bored Panda
- REVEALED: There really was a creepy fifth housemate lurking in cult British TV show The Young Ones | Business Insider
- How They Shoot A Car Commercial Without The Actual Car
- From The VIBE Vault: 'Racer X' (The Original 'Fast & Furious' Inspiration)Bot Lawyer That Successfully Appealed 160,000 Parking Tickets Is a Damn Hero
- No fate but what we make: looking back at %u2018Terminator 2' on its 25th anniversary
- 1,500 Strangers Got Together to Sing a Leonard Cohen Song Inside an Old Power Plant «TwistedSifter. Also: Choir! Choir! Choir! sings Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - YouTube, Choir! Choir! Choir! of 500 Sings David Bowie's Space Oddity at the AGO - YouTube...
- Anti-Paparazzi Scarf That Ruins Photos And Makes Flash Photography Impossible | Bored Panda
- This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World's Most Visited Locations | Bored Panda
- Nivea actually built a seagull robot that craps sunscreen on you at the beach | The Daily Dot
- Instagrams bragging about unseasonably mild weather
- People go to the footy
- Instagrams complaining about weather actually matching season
- Instagrams of broken umbrellas
- People stay in and watch footy on TV
- Instagrams of Manly ferry in huge waves
- People in wetsuits dodge waves on boardwalks
- Manly ferry stops running
- Instagrams of garden furniture upended in back yard
- People in wetsuits go to the footy
- People who don't catch it notice the Manly ferry stopped running
- People told not to go to festivals
- People surprised to discover cars don't float
- People told not to go anywhere at all
- People in wetsuits swim in local park
- Instagrams of neighbour's roof in back yard
- People in wetsuits told to go home
- Festivals cancelled
- Manly ferry converted to ark
- Footy cancelled
Once and for all
- This Ancient Laptop Is The Only Key To The Most Valuable Supercars On The Planet. Don't laugh, something like this is almost certainly happening at your bank.
- The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time | TIME
- Trophy Rat: A Hot Rod Pickup With Real Off-Road Chops | DrivingLine (and video to hear it snarl The Trophy Rat Is Like An Off-Road Electric Banjo)
- This James Bond Style Title Montage For The Empire Strikes Back Strikes Deep
- How Toyota Land Cruisers Are Being Turned Into Mobile Cell Towers
- Australian Rally Drivers Give Unbelievably Relaxed Recap Of Crash They Just Survived. Watch to the end to see them drive (sorta) away. Incredible.
- The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature
the larval monuments lurk unlit
beneath their laddered guards
as gaping grounds of labour
ooze corrupt towers of glass
stolen glints from half-blank windows
dust and grime and protective film
wraps the dirty concrete newborn
of a city locked out and spent
the king hits of impotent rage
fall short of the puppet's masters
but strike all young dreams down
to leave only a mother's grief
wars of words whip around us
into polls and posts and papers
but none of that will find a fix
for empty seats or brooding streets
we brought this down upon ourselves
allowing spiteful polls and slogans
a nation voting from the bottom up
gets not needs but just desserts
our bloody beginnings are denied
whether native or convict or settler
despite the stone beneath our feet
collecting the wear of future past
was humanity lost or never here?
did our hearts and hands ever share?
for the way was lost along the way
and we wonder where to find it
- (Demoscene) Assembly 2015 Results – Geeks3D
- In Pod-Based Community Living, Rent Is Cheap, But Sex Is Banned | Motherboard
- Pitting An F1 Car Against A Superbike Is Completely Unfair And Totally Awesome
- The time signature of the Terminator score is a mystery for the ages.:
Fiedel was at heart an improviser. To create the Terminator theme, he first set up a rhythm loop on one of the primitive, early-'80s devices he was using. (In those days, Fiedel was firing up a Prophet-10 and an Oberheim.) He recorded samples of himself whacking a frying pan to create the clanking sounds. Then he played melodic riffs on a synthesizer over the looped beat. Amid the throes of creation, what he hadn't quite noticed—or hadn't bothered to notice—was that his finger had been a split-second off when it pressed the button to establish that rhythm loop.Seriously, just take a moment to imagine the scene as our hero raids his kitchen to create just the right clanging noise to introduce a dystopian future.
- Millennials are being dot.conned by cult-like tech companies | New York Post
- What cyberpunk was and what it will be – Versions:
Questions of plagiarism matter less when we consider how much of a collage the original Blade Runner was. Following the maxim of its baptist William Gibson that “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed,” cyberpunk has always been a scrapyard, with pieces of what is to come scattered through the past and present. Indeed, its saving grace is that it recognizes, as other futurology often fails to, that the future will be a collage and it will be considerably older than the present.
- This Bulldozer Fight Might Be The Best Thing You Watch All Week —Video
- Barista Creates Colorful Latte Art Using Food Dye | Bored Panda
- Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Don’t Speak Its Language | Bored Panda
- In 1986 Two Guys Filmed the Parking Lot Scene Outside a Judas Priest Concert and It’s Amazing «TwistedSifter
- There Are No Losers When a Drone Races a McLaren Supercar. In hindsight, drone racing seems like the most logical thing in the world for the post-playstation world. Although in Wip3out's favour you could crash as often as you wanted without having to replace the console ;)
- Radiohead's Bond theme the gift that fans didn't Spectre receive for Christmas | Music | The Guardian
- Man Combines Random People’s Photos Using Neural Networks And The Results Are Amazing | Bored Panda
- Why do people support Donald Trump? My week with a gun-loving Trump voter
- The artificial intelligence that tweets like Donald Trump - BBC News
- We Designed These Lamps To Grow Plants In Windowless Spaces | Bored Panda
- The rise of American authoritarianism - Vox:
Authoritarians prioritize social order and hierarchies, which bring a sense of control to a chaotic world. Challenges to that order — diversity, influx of outsiders, breakdown of the old order — are experienced as personally threatening because they risk upending the status quo order they equate with basic security.
- My Morning Routine Rules Even Though It's a Mess | Greatist:
To pass the time, I like to think through a list of things I'm grateful for. It's not a total antidote, but it does help. My partner, my comfortable bed, my breakfast, my family, Fugazi's debut album, whatever book I'm reading. It's not an easy list to make when hateful me has control, but it's a positive move nonetheless.
- The Uber Model, It Turns Out, Doesn’t Translate - The New York Times
- Navy Carrier Built For F-35s Is Done Being Rebuilt So That It Can Operate F-35s
- How to Make a Bot That Isn't Racist | Motherboard