600 hours of lego construction... it's mesmerising:
- What The Sun newspaper wrote about the internet 20 years ago.
- Skyline of San Francisco from Treasure Island (13750×880)
- 15 Awesome Posters ~ The Minimal Fairy Tale Covers
- As You Wish: Little-Known Facts About The Princess Bride on Its 25th Anniversary | Tor.com
A windy view outside the Admin building, Alcatraz.
- Tube Map Radio by Yuri Suzuki for Designers in Residence
- Abandoned Alice in Wonderland Park in Seoul
- The Lowline: A Proposed Underground Park in Manhattan : The New Yorker:
The Lowline concept is to take the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal and turn it into a public park.
- The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian:
Drugs are tested by the people who manufacture them, in poorly designed trials, on hopelessly small numbers of weird, unrepresentative patients, and analysed using techniques that are flawed by design, in such a way that they exaggerate the benefits of treatments. Unsurprisingly, these trials tend to produce results that favour the manufacturer.
- what the HEX? » Blog Archive » HEX releases its newest case, the Stealth:
The Stealth case is a sleek way for people to use contactless payment, and really for anyone who wants their iPhone case to do more than just protect. The Stealth is a great option for those looking to travel light by opting to leave their wallet at home.Mostly remarkable when you think through the fact people would rather leave their wallet at home than leave their phone. Our mobiles are becoming the central personal object of our day. Imagine if your phone was also your ID, your payment method, even the way your coffee shop tracked loyalty rewards... all possible now, will it become the norm?
- Just the laser printer to reshape local industry:
Researchers at Swinburne University believe this 3D printing machine could help to save Australia's manufacturing industry. It prints metal objects in layers based on computer-designed plans. It can produce complex metal shapes in steel, chromium or cobalt that can be used in engineering materials.
- Isn't that the coolest pedestrian ever? (pedestrian crossing gamification)
- The Oatmeal + Indiegogo + 20,000 people = Gosh Darn Tesla Museum (Infographic) | Indiegogo Blog
- Names really do make a difference | Science | The Observer:
[G]irls who are given very feminine names, such as Anna, Emma or Elizabeth, are less likely to study maths or physics after the age of 16, a remarkable study has found. ... [The study] also showed how harmful giving your child a 'chav' or lower-status name can be.Basically, we form a picture of people from their name. If your name is idiotic, people think you're an idiot. Bogans: your kids aren't special because you made their names hard to spell.
Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve Benen documents them - Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XXX - The Maddow Blog:
It's hard not to appreciate the ironic circle -- the president said something true, Romney lied when he said the accurate claim is false, and then he complained about falsehoods in the campaign. I don't know the Republican candidate personally, but from a distance, it appears there's a part of his brain that allows him to create some kind of deliberate blind-spot. It's actually a little scary to think of a leader -- a man who'd be given enormous power and influence, literally making life and death decisions on a regular basis -- who can convince himself that his falsehoods are true, and that others' truths are falsehoods.
For years, people have ranted about the failure of journalism to expose lies; and how bloggers would do that job and change the world. Most of those rants were poorly informed but all of them missed this scenario: every form of media has proved that a politician is lying his arse off, and he's not stopping. A campaign that will not be derailed by facts (the already-famous campaign statement attacks the 'fact checkers', presumably hoping misdirection would move people away from the facts themselves).
The People have been informed of the lies by Old Media and New Media; and they don't appear to care. The Fourth Estate has no power. It cannot lock someone up for telling lies. Its power is influence; but if people stop listening, we're left with almost purely tribal politics... which in this specific scenario determines control of a massive military force and economy which affects the entire world. Scary stuff.