April 15, 2014

Robert Llewellyn tries out a new range extended electric taxi for London, the new MetroCab.

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April 14, 2014

Chaos Reborn is a Kickstarted modern remake of the 1985 ZX Spectrum game Chaos by Julian Gollop. You can play the online prototype here.

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I want to drive on the Web, but instead I’m being driven. All of us are. And that’s a problem. It’s not for lack of trying on the part of websites and services such as search engines. But they don’t make cars. They make stores and utilities that try to be personal, but aren’t, and never can be.
April 13, 2014
yourlogicalfallacyis.com: “A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don’t be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.” Includes handy downloadable poster.

yourlogicalfallacyis.com: “A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don’t be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.” Includes handy downloadable poster.

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April 12, 2014

windandthekite:

Hari Kondabolu

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April 11, 2014
Heartbleed explained by xkcd.

Heartbleed explained by xkcd.

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April 10, 2014
April 7, 2014

Eurogamer: “For months Battlefield 4 developer DICE has hinted that its latest first-person shooter may contain a Megalodon (i.e. giant shark) Easter egg. This prompted thousands of fans - including the Captain Ahab-like YouTuber Jackfrags - to sail its seas in search of the elusive beast.”

(1 week ago)
Create your own London skyline (yes, that’s the Eiffel Tower in there) with Hayes Davidon’s Skyline.

Create your own London skyline (yes, that’s the Eiffel Tower in there) with Hayes Davidon’s Skyline.

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Numberphile: “The Greatest Ever Infographic: Infographics are not new… in 1862 Charles Joseph Minard created a much-praised infographic depicting Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812.”

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BBC News: “It’s UK coffee week, but despite years of cafe proliferation, instant coffee still dominates at home. Why do the British drink so much more instant than anyone else?”

BBC News: “It’s UK coffee week, but despite years of cafe proliferation, instant coffee still dominates at home. Why do the British drink so much more instant than anyone else?”

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April 4, 2014

(Source: fatmise)

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April 3, 2014
April 1, 2014

CONSTRUCT is a Sci-Fi short film advancing the art of filmmaking, VFX and virtual production. This teaser was presented as part of a tech demo at Nvidia’s GTC conference March 25, 2014. This is a work in progress intended to illustrate recent advancements in graphics hardware and software capabilities.”

(2 weeks ago)
Letter from America rediscovered: “When the BBC launched its on-line archive of Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America programmes in 2012, Paddy O’Connell, presenter of Radio 4’s Broadcasting House, asked if any listeners might have missing recordings of the programme from the 1970s and 80s. Unbelievably, two men, Roy Whittaker from Cornwall, and David Henderson from Warwickshire, came forward with over 600 programmes the BBC hadn’t saved. They’d recorded the 14 minute programmes week after week, and labelled the tapes with broadcast dates.” (BBC News story here.)

Letter from America rediscovered: “When the BBC launched its on-line archive of Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America programmes in 2012, Paddy O’Connell, presenter of Radio 4’s Broadcasting House, asked if any listeners might have missing recordings of the programme from the 1970s and 80s. Unbelievably, two men, Roy Whittaker from Cornwall, and David Henderson from Warwickshire, came forward with over 600 programmes the BBC hadn’t saved. They’d recorded the 14 minute programmes week after week, and labelled the tapes with broadcast dates.” (BBC News story here.)

(2 weeks ago)