- 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: