Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Bookmarks for February 18th through March 22nd:
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Bookmarks for December 11th through February 2nd:
- xkcd – Spirit Rover –
- The 10:23 'overdose' event | The 10:23 Campaign | #ten23 – "At 10:23am on January 30th, more than three hundred homeopathy sceptics nationwide will be taking part in a mass homeopathic 'overdose' in protest at Boots' continued endorsement and sale of homeopathic remedies, and to raise public awareness about the fact that homeopathic remedies have nothing in them."
- The Most Relevant Identity Work of the Decade – Brand New –
- Daytrotter: The source for new music discovery and free MP3 downloads from the best emerging bands. –
- 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
- Orson Welles on Privacy, the Passport and Personal Rights | The Januarist – "[The policeman is] there to protect, protect the free citizen, not to chase criminals, that’s an incidental part of his job. The free citizen is always more of a nuisance to the policeman that the criminal. He knows what to do about the criminal …"
- Richard Nash: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat – "The mechanically reproduced object will have its aura restored in this Age of Digital Reproduction and we'll wish, again, that Walter Benjamin could have seen all this."
- Akinator, the Web Genius –
- Rethinking artificial intelligence – "This time, they are determined to get it right — and, with the advantages of hindsight, experience, the rapid growth of new technologies and insights from the new field of computational neuroscience, they think they have a good shot at it."
- Stack Overflow –
Friday, December 11, 2009
Bookmarks for November 20th through December 11th:
- Maxthon Browser – Full-Featured Browser –
- UK space agency is go | Science | guardian.co.uk – "Britain is to get its own space agency"
- Life in Space: Email from the ISS – People – Dwell –
- Scripturetext.com: Online Multilingual Bible –
- How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell – The Oatmeal –
- Exclusive SpaceShipTwo unveiling gallery (Updated!) Boing Boing –
- Cyclone Power Press Release EATR Rumors Final 16 July 09.pdf (application/pdf Object) – “We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,”
You really couldn't make this up…
- symmetry breaking » Blog Archive » First particles collide in the Large Hadron Collider –
- Spirit Rover Wiggles Her Wheels | Wired Science | Wired.com – Nearly six years now Spirit and Opportunity have been up there…
- Marginal Revolution: Jeremy Taylor quotes Richard Wrangham on the domestication of human beings – "I think we have to start thinking about the idea that humans in the last 30, 40, or 50,000 years have been domesticating ourselves. If we're following the bonobo or dog pattern, we're moving toward a form of ourselves with more and more juvenile behavior. And the amazing thing once you start thinking in those terms is that you realize that we're still moving fast. I think that current evidence is that we're in the middle of an evolutionary event in which tooth size is falling, jaw size is falling, brain size is falling, and it's quite reasonable to imagine that we're continuing to tame ourselves. "
- IBM Makes Supercomputer Significantly Smarter Than Cat – 'The model also exhibits "strong scaling," which means that increases in the amount of memory per CPU enable them to run the model faster, so that it will eventually be able to simulate a cortex in real time. '
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Bookmarks for October 14th through November 17th:
- Adobe® BrowserLab – Browser/system comparison with onion skinning. Nice!
- Mystery 'dark flow' extends towards edge of universe – space – 16 November 2009 – New Scientist – "The dark flow appears to have been caused shortly after the big bang by something no longer in the observable universe"
- THE AGE OF THE INFORMAVORE— A Talk with Frank Schirrmacher – "…because we have the Internet, [we are] now entering a phase where Darwinian structures, where Darwinian dynamics, Darwinian selection, apparently attacks ideas themselves: what to remember, what not to remember, which idea is stronger, which idea is weaker."
- Do Anything 021 by Warren Ellis – "Everything is comics. Comics are air. Cave paintings, the Stations of the Cross, the Bayeux Tapestry, woodcut novels, army maintenance guides, airplane safety cards — all comics. Comics are everywhere, the ideoplasmic universe of human culture from its dawn to one second ago and up the line until the sun goes dark. Nothing but words and pictures: but they are what define the way we frame ideas and experiences. They do anything."
- The Waste Land – Gutenberg version
- GoCGR.jpg (JPEG Image, 1134×1512 pixels) –
- ESP_014426_2070.jpg (JPEG Image, 2560×1920 pixels) – Scaled (33%) –
- 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
- First black hole for light created on Earth – physics-math – 14 October 2009 – New Scientist –
- Essay – The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate – NYTimes.com – "the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one."
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Bookmarks for July 8th through September 11th:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Delicious bookmarks for April 15th through April 20th:
- Comic Book Resources > CBR News: Alan Moore’s Bestiary of Fictional Worlds – "…our hopes, our fears, the things that we express in dreams, as a culture we express through our fiction, particularly our fantastic fictions. And it’s really interesting. It is actually saying something about our world, not purely a literary exercise. It is a fabulous literary game, but I’m starting to realize after the fact, as usual, that it’s more than that because of the interconnected nature of the world of fiction and our material world, that they’re interdependent on each other. [...] Yes, it is real flesh-and-blood people who create these fictional beings, but the fictional beings create us as well. It’s not as straightforward as it looks…"
- White Fungus – Bruce Sterling – Architecture Fiction
- kokomoo.com –
- Omegle – Talk to strangers
- Eleven Fine Art – Current exhibition – No Love Lost
Daisy de Villeneuve and Natasha Law
Monday, February 9, 2009
Delicious bookmarks for January 23rd through February 9th:
- Digital Overload Is Frying Our Brains | Wired Science from Wired.com – "Dark ages are times of forgetting, when the advancements of the past are underutilized. If we forget how to use our powers of deep focus, we'll depend more on black-and-white thinking, on surface ideas, on surface relationships. That breeds a tremendous potential for tyranny and misunderstanding. The possibility of an attention-deficient future society is very sobering. "
- Bloop – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – "According to scientists who have studied the phenomenon it matches the audio profile of a living creature but there is no known animal that could have produced the sound. If it is an animal, it would have to be, reportedly, much larger than even a Blue Whale, the largest known animal on the earth."
- Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest – "Readers understand a story by simulating the events in the story world and updating their simulation when features of that world change."
- Thought proving charity art exhibition at the Sutton Poyntz waterworks. (From Dorset Echo) –
- Doll Fabbed From Living Cells: Science Fiction in the News – "A tiny doll made of living cells was fabricated by researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science. The intent was to demonstrate the possibility of making three-dimensional biological structures, like human organs"