Links around the web for 9/18/15

Tech (Software & Hardware)
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

How the Unicode committee broke the apostrophe: Which Unicode character should represent the English apostrophe? (And why the Unicode committee is very wrong.)

What is C in practice? : Survey results. What do systems programmers assume C does?

A Brief History Of Video Gramophone Records – Before VHS, before DVD: meet the video gramophone records

15 year old classic Face Hallucination: Theory and Practice

MarI/O : Is a program to play a game by itself made of neural networks and genetic algorithms [Youtube Video]

The forgotten Amiga from 1996.The Walker

Nano Contaminants: How Nanoparticles Get Into the Environment & why is it a big deal

Science

Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser’s ‘unicorn’ shot

The Mysterious X : ‘I have seen my own death!’ The events leading to Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays:

What does fMRI measure?

Why Fireworks Displays Can’t Include a Perfect Red, White, and Blue

Nano Contaminants: How Nanoparticles Get Into the Environment & why is it a big deal

Tornado looks like from 16,000 feet up : Flying through a tornado: Plane passenger’s terrifying photo of super storm from 16,000ft as it ripped through Kansas

(Book Review) Breaking the code | Review of Life’s Greatest Secret by Mathew Cobb – The Economist

Von Karman vortex : over the Canary Islands + same process in a soap bubble. (Photo: P. Nathan)

Beijing skyline before and after VDay

Linguistics Culture

The revolution that almost wasn’t : Castro’s revolution eventually succeeded, but for a short time Mexican authorities unknowingly held the power to change history. Had Fidel or Che been killed in a number of narrowly averted shoot-outs, or if they had been extradited as the authorities intended — or even just prevented from securing weapons — ours would be a different planet.

Singapore at Fifty : 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (The History to Today)

Guerrillas Mothers and Distant Doubles: look at affinities between West German and East Asian feminists in the 1970s (West German Feminists Look at China and Vietnam, 1968–1982)

Free access to TandFOnline  maritime journals until the end of October

Beijing skyline before and after VDay

History

The Mysterious X : ‘I have seen my own death!’ The events leading to Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays:

The revolution that almost wasn’t : Castro’s revolution eventually succeeded, but for a short time Mexican authorities unknowingly held the power to change history. Had Fidel or Che been killed in a number of narrowly averted shoot-outs, or if they had been extradited as the authorities intended — or even just prevented from securing weapons — ours would be a different planet.

Singapore at Fifty : 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (The History to today)

Guerrillas Mothers and Distant Doubles: look at affinities between West German and East Asian feminists in the 1970s (West German Feminists Look at China and Vietnam, 1968–1982)

Released as an e-book on Amazon – Gunboat Justice Volume 1: British and American Law Courts in China and Japan

(Book Review) Breaking the code | Review of Life’s Greatest Secret by Mathew Cobb – The Economist

Free access to TandFOnline  maritime journals until the end of October

A Brief History Of Video Gramophone Records – Before VHS, before DVD: meet the video gramophone records

The forgotten Amiga from 1996.The Walker

15 year old classic Face Hallucination: Theory and Practice

Misc

hoto of twin tornadoes was storm chaser’s ‘unicorn’ shot

9 Generic Logotypes You Should Avoid When Designing A Logo

Podcast Pick

The Basics: Episode 56: What “In Tangles” Meant, with Dan Harmon The Titanium Physicists Podcast

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Links for 8/18/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

Portable solar-powered ecocapsules: live anywhere rent-/electric-free

Crash Bandicoot memory story – How Crash Bandicoot was fit into 2mb of RAM

Roland Radio: Amstrad CPC music chipsound radio [Mini Player]

Are you smart enough to work at google? – ” Very interesting book despite its provocative title, and the fact that – a priori – I would not want to work for Google.” – Data Science

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

How the Unicode committee broke the apostrophe: Which Unicode character should represent the English apostrophe? (And why the Unicode committee is very wrong.)

Form & Landscape – Photo/essay on Southern California electricity & infrastructure. Art meets Technology

Building A Raspberry Pi VPN : How and Why to Build a Server – Trust no one and build a server that encrypts your Web data from prying eyes.

DIY Raspberry Pi Gameboy / PiGRRL

To Swipe or not to Swipe : RSA Conference on the security of Fingerprint Recognition [PDF – Slides]

Video Gramophone Records – A brief history on them

EDSAC Rebuild (Cambridge University’s 1st Computer) [Youtube]

Science

Portable solar-powered ecocapsules: live anywhere rent-/electric-free

Banana Killer Risk of Next Calamity – In 1950s, disease nearly wiped out the bananas, because whole world depended on just one variety. Now it may happen again

Cloudy Labs Cloud chamber – Real time footage of radioactive decay in a uranium mineral (Pitchblende) in a cloud chamber [Youtube Video]

A simple [Brief] guide to Neurotransmitters

Are you smart enough to work at google? – ” Very interesting book despite its provocative title, and the fact that – a priori – I would not want to work for Google.” – Data Science

Muscles Used When Pedaling

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Nemertea (Ribbon Worm) – Spotted on surface in Taiwan

Clever Bird Uses Nature as Its Breadbox – Nutcrackers take perish-ability into account when storing food for later

Linguistics & Culture

A brief history of Tiki culture, & the origins of the Mai Tai [Show Notes]

Lots more Russian literature in English coming Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature
Gerd Arntz, Factory Occupation, 1931

History

Form & Landscape – Photos/essay on Southern California electricity & infrastructure. Art meets Technology

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Banana Killer Risk of Next Calamity – In 1950s, disease nearly wiped out the bananas, because whole world depended on just one variety. Now it may happen again

A brief history of Tiki culture, & the origins of the Mai Tai [Show Notes]

EDSAC Rebuild (Cambridge University’s 1st Computer) [Youtube]

Lots more Russian literature in English coming Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

Misc

Samorost3 Pre-remixes EP : Listen to it and download it for FREE

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Podcast

BBC’s A History of the World in 100 objects

or Alternatively

BBC’s The Making of Modern Medicine
30 ep guide (Begining Bottom-Up)

Links for 7/5/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

Pleurobot Mimics a Salamander, Allowing It to Easily Move From Land to Water

Two diagrams from Andrew Witt’s “Machine Epistemology in Architecture” [PDF]

Computational Aesthetics Algorithm Spots Beauty That Humans Overlook

Git the simple Guide

Alvy Ray Smith’s Computer Graphics Memos : An insight into computer graphics theory

Racing The Beam: The history and technical challenges of programming for the Atari 2600 video game console

LCD Update: Quantum Dot Color The use of phosphor-enhanced LEDs, quantum dots, and optimized color filters have helped improve LCD color quality

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Birth of a Theorem – with Cédric Villani [Youtube Video]

May 21, 1952 – IBM Announced the Model 701  – the first computer designed for scientific calculation. The 701 used electrostatic storage tube memory and kept information on magnetic tape. It sold much better than expected with 19 governments and large companies snapping them up.

Science

Pleurobot Mimics a Salamander, Allowing It to Easily Move From Land to Water

Cool Jobs: Big future for super small science

Birth of a Theorem – with Cédric Villani [Youtube Video]

Naked mole rats reveal why they are immune to cancer

Free Text books available for “Network Science”

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How : A good lesson in stats

The Astronauts who go spelunking – If you want to experience deep space. Just head underground

Image of the Week: Killer T Cells Caught on Camera

LCD Update: Quantum Dot Color The use of phosphor-enhanced LEDs, quantum dots, and optimized color filters have helped improve LCD color quality

Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t  It boils down to bacteria, aesthetics and how much energy you’re willing to use

The sound of Climate Change – climate change data to life in a string quartet composition

A visit to the alien architecture of Crystalline Bismuth. Chemical & Engineering

Linguistics & Culture

To Address Poverty, We Need Address

President Barack Obama Interview: As Tony Zhou correctly puts it’s “1)  Surreal 2) Super chill 3) Amazingly insightful – [Podcast]

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

Read Russia : Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

How the West was built : Chinese Railroad Workers project seeks stories of Chinese workers

Free PDFs from IEAS (Institute of East Asian Studies) titles no longer being printed (Published.mainly in 70s 80s and 90s)

History

Two diagrams from Andrew Witt’s “Machine Epistemology in Architecture” [PDF]

Few remember the German Navy’s only attack on Canada during the First World War

Sydney vs Emden AUS first victory at sea: A narrative

The Empathetic Camera: Frank Norris and the Invention of Film Editing.

Alvy Ray Smith’s Computer Graphics Memos : An insight into computer graphics theory

Python resources for historians and humanists – Learning Python with the Programming Historian

Racing The Beam: The history and technical challenges of programming for the Atari 2600 video game console

Read Russia : Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

How the West was built : Chinese Railroad Workers project seeks stories of Chinese workers

Free PDFs from IEAS (Institute of East Asian Studies) titles no longer being printed (Published.mainly in 70s 80s and 90s)

May 21, 1952 – IBM Announced the Model 701  – the first computer designed for scientific calculation. The 701 used electrostatic storage tube memory and kept information on magnetic tape. It sold much better than expected with 19 governments and large companies snapping them up.

Misc

Off Life: Read FREE short comics. – In my opinion start with issue #1. I’m currently half-way through the issues, and that half many of the shorts can put off many.

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

President Barack Obama Interview: As Tony Zhou correctly puts it’s “1)  Surreal 2) Super chill 3) Amazingly insightful – [Podcast]

Podcast

Interview with President Barack Obama: As Tony Zhou correctly puts it’s “1)  Surreal 2) Super chill 3) Amazingly insightful

In my opinion come in here ignoring the news headlines that were released about this. If you also saw the constant barrage of the same headlines, just put it aside.  The headlines were definitely way overly exaggerated in my opinion.

Links for 6/3/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

1st Episode of The *New* Screen Savers

How I Turned Raspberry Pi 2 into an Audiophile Music Streamer by Patrick Norton

A great paper, in which radio astronomers reverse engineer a microwave oven based on 17 year old data.

Navy researchers make Bullet-resistant glass out of clay via Engadget

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet – A Polish firm is the latest to concoct unassuming-looking fluids that harden on impact, making for lighter, more flexible protection on the battlefield and beyond.

Turn images into Commodore 64 pixel art

The 200-year brief history of people being worried about robot uprisings by Phil Edwards

No, MS-DOS games weren’t widescreen: Tips on correcting aspect ratio

Touch-Free Archaeology Reveals History With Lasers, Drones

Know How Episode 141…: Backlight mod for your Original Gameboy, accurately thrust test your quad copter motors & more

Nasty Dyre malware bests white hat sandboxes – Malware that detects when it’s inside a sandbox and hides itself… by checking the number of CPU cores

ShellCheck –  detects fragility, issues, and vulnerabilities in shell scripts/code.

Prime Minister of Singapore shares his C++ code for Sudoku solver – Post source to his facebook page, ask for bug report

May 7, 1952: The Integrated Circuit … What a Concept! – In 1952 – British radar engineer Geoffrey Dummer introduced the concept of the integrated circuit at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D. C.

Science

First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility test – Crowd-sourced effort raises nuanced questions about what counts as replication.

What Should We Do in the Absence of Evidence? – by Mark Crislip

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet – The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless

Why the Rush to Declare the Anthropocene?

A is for “Anthropocene” – A historian’s take on a recent Nature article

A great paper, in which radio astronomers reverse engineer a microwave oven based on 17 year old data. – Identifying the source of perytons at the Parkes radio telescope [PDF]

The Psychology of Climate Change Communication – A free climate change communication guide for scientists, journalists, educators & others. [PDF]

Navy researchers make Bullet-resistant glass out of clay via Engadget

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet – A Polish firm is the latest to concoct unassuming-looking fluids that harden on impact, making for lighter, more flexible protection on the battlefield and beyond.

From Evidence-Based Medicine to Marketing-Based Medicine – Dr Peter Parry

After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor’s Eye

Microplastics present pollution puzzle – Microplastics are awash  in the oceans. How are they affecting marine life?

The 19th century Scientist Who Told Congress He Could (Literally) Make It Rain

Mini Speed Demons – From mantis shrimp to trap-jaw ants -The trap-jaw ant’s mandible moves at 100 miles per hour.

PTSD: The Wound That Never Heals – Coming back to life after losing my first child. – by Leela Corman

Picture Book of Astronomy – written by Jerome S. Meyer, illustrated by Richard Floethe, 1945

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study – Landmark genetic study of typhoid has revealed a multidrug-resistant strain sweeping across Asia and Africa, killing 200,000 people a year

Linguistics & Culture

Touva : le petit Tibet – Tuva: The little Tibet [FR]

Talk the Talk: Modern Australian  Usage (Featuring Nicholas Usage –  Interview w editor Nicholas Hudson, author of ‘Modern Australian Usage’. — Talk the Talk is a weekly exploration of the science of language with Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Em Burrows on RTRFM 92.1.

Ferdinand Mount  top 10 books about the British in India – Guardian

Making sense of colonialism in NZ – Racial Crossings by Damon Salesa

Making Easy and Delicious Whipped Syllabubs – [ Video – Youtube]

History

The 19th century Scientist Who Told Congress He Could (Literally) Make It Rain

Touch-Free Archaeology Reveals History With Lasers, Drones

The 200-year brief history of people being worried about robot uprisings by Phil Edwards

Picture Book of Astronomy – written by Jerome S. Meyer, illustrated by Richard Floethe, 1945

How a gingerbread biscuit took William Gladstone in the 1892 election by Esther Webber [BBC]

Returning the Spoils of  World War II, Taken by Americans – Nazis weren’t the only ones to plunder European art during World War II, writes Tom Mashberg – Americans did it too. [NYT]

Ferdinand Mount  top 10 books about the British in India – [Guardian]

Making Easy and Delicious Whipped Syllabubs – [ Video – Youtube]

Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, 1494. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Persian language, literature and culture studies – [Book]

What’s in a Vodka? Juniper Berry Vodkas and the History of Distilling in Early Modern Russia

A is for “Anthropocene” – A historian’s take on a recent Nature article

Why the Rush to Declare the Anthropocene?

PTSD: The Wound That Never Heals – Coming back to life after losing my first child. – by Leela Corman

Physician’s letters reveal the health and diet secrets of the 1780s – and it is not pretty – People wrote to William Cullen from across the globe for advice and treatments

Misc

Turn images into Commodore 64 pixel art

Picture Book of Astronomy – written by Jerome S. Meyer, illustrated by Richard Floethe, 1945

PTSD: The Wound That Never Heals – Coming back to life after losing my first child. – by Leela Corman

Ocean City by Wang Canazei

Podcast Pick for the Month

History of Alchemy

Links for 5/3/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc (Art)

Tech

Fall of the Designer Part II: Pixel Pushers

Motion design for iOS

TI-83 Plus Basic Programming Tutorial – ticalc.org

The answer to why the Commodore 64 has two spaces in its ?SYNTAX ERROR message

Commodork: Sordid Tales of a BBS Junke by Rob O’hara

Norway the first country in the world to announce it will phase out FM radio

“Code” and the Quest for Inclusive Software

These laser scans of London by ScanLAB Projects are a fantastically new way to see the world

Protein Symmetry View – Jmol & BioJava

The Necessity of Musical Hallucinations – That song stuck in your head is your brain doing its work.

Amazing new tech Flow™ Hive  “Honey on Tap directly from your bee hive- (Youtube Video – Indie Go go Campaign – Official Website)

A guide to California’s water crisis — and why it’s so hard to fix

Report on agricultural water mangament in China by Julian Doczi [pdf] [En] [Zh]

“Bar graphs criticized for misrepresenting data”

When Integrated Circuits Couldn’t Be Trusted – In the 1960s, microelectronics were often unreliable


Science

What is Epigenetics? with Nessa Carey (Royal Institution Youtube Video)

When Peanut Allergy Comes from a Blood Transfusion

The Next Big Questions in Astronomy – Professor Carolin Crawford (Gresham college) (Downloadable version of the video, audio, & transcript) (Youtube version)

Another great shot from 15 April: 67P from 165km (More useful info)

Amazing new tech Flow™ Hive  “Honey on Tap directly from your bee hive- (Youtube Video – Indie Go go Campaign – Official Website)

Neonicotinoid Pesticides & Bee Colonies 

Candy Anatomy

Protein Symmetry View – Jmol & BioJava

“Bar graphs criticized for misrepresenting data”

A guide to California’s water crisis — and why it’s so hard to fix

Report on agricultural water mangament in China by Julian Doczi [pdf] [En] [Zh]

Norway the first country in the world to announce it will phase out FM radio

The Necessity of Musical Hallucinations – That song stuck in your head is your brain doing its work.

Nematodes & Phylum Annelida. Worms and other Invertebrates – [Youtube version]

Why does a volcanic eruption generate lightning?

When Integrated Circuits Couldn’t Be Trusted – In the 1960s, microelectronics were often unreliable

Linguistics & Culture

The Anthill – Contemporary Chinese literature top dozen – Editors updated reading list

‘Russia will cover up Stalinist crimes’ Ukraine opens its KGB archives. Historian Nikita Petrov reflects on what this means for Russia

The Vietnam War, as Seen by the Victors – How the North Vietnamese remember the conflict 40 years after the fall of Saigon

Report on agricultural water mangament in China by Julian Doczi [pdf] [En] [Zh]

‘To understand Chinese philosophy, the way Chinese people think, learn Chinese’ – Q & A with  XJP Translator

The Beginnings of Modern Belarus: Identity, Nation, and Politics in a European Borderland –  Professor Per Anders Rudling [Audio]

Enter Pyongyang

History and Cultures of Pre-Islamic Central Asia – Lectures by Pavel Lurje – Vincent Eltschinger – Shaul Shaked – Zurab Makharadze

History

The Anthill – Contemporary Chinese literature top dozen – Editors updated reading list

‘Russia will cover up Stalinist crimes’ Ukraine opens its KGB archives. Historian Nikita Petrov reflects on what this means for Russia

The Vietnam War, as Seen by the Victors – How the North Vietnamese remember the conflict 40 years after the fall of Saigon

Who are the English, anyway? Who were the Anglo-Saxons? (Part One / Part Two)

The Beginnings of Modern Belarus: Identity, Nation, and Politics in a European Borderland –  Professor Per Anders Rudling [Audio]

History and Cultures of Pre-Islamic Central Asia – Lectures by Pavel Lurje – Vincent Eltschinger – Shaul Shaked – Zurab Makharadze

When Integrated Circuits Couldn’t Be Trusted – In the 1960s, microelectronics were often unreliable


Misc (Art)

Fall of the Designer Part II: Pixel Pushers

Motion design for iOS

Perspective & Streets

Raw & Rendered: Experimental 3D Artworks by Joey Camacho
raw-1

Collages by Kacper H. Kiec
reflected

4/14/15

Science
Tech
Language, Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc (Art of some sort)

Science

Iconic Boab tree trace journeys of Ancient Aboriginal people

The science of three-parent children

Where Carbon emissions are the greatest (MAP)

“Does your home have an airplane mode?” – Signal-Blocking Architecture and the Faraday Home

How Science Goes Wrong – Scientific research has changed the world. Now it needs to change itself

The Wrong Way to Think of California Water

Tech

The long-planned Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link between Denmark and Germany moved one step closer to reality this month.

Back Stage at the Machine Theater – Should self-driving cars have steering wheels?

“Does your home have an airplane mode?” – Signal-Blocking Architecture and the Faraday Home


Language, Linguistics, & Culture

Deutsch lernen – Das Märchen vom bösen Wolf – “More than 150 years there were no wolves in germany. Now the animals are back -” (German. Learn German)

The long-planned Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link between Denmark and Germany moved one step closer to reality this month.

Where Carbon emissions are the greatest (MAP)

The Wrong Way to Think of California Water

Children of Serbia: An Interview With Tomasz Lazar – Children of Siberia

7 things US and its allies did to Iran – “It’s hard for some Americans to understand why the Obama administration is so determined to come to an agreement with Iran on its nuclear capability, given that huge Iranian rallies are constantly chanting ‘Death to America!’ But if you know our actual history with Iran, you can kind of see where they’re coming from.”

History

The singing Falls Road soldier: German WWI POW camp recording brings history alive (BBC News Northern Ireland)

The Flying Tigers (podcast format)

Battle of Madagascar (WWII)

Japanese attacks of US soil during WWII
 Japanese fu-go bombs (RadioLab)
Japanese I-25 Submarine

Children of Serbia: An Interview With Tomasz Lazar – Children of Siberia

Open Source of 500,000 images takes you back to through middle eastern history
– Link to move past the article and directly to the archive search

Iconic boab tree trace journeys of Ancient Aboriginal people

Indian Civilization lectures (Youtube video Playlists)

Millions of Readable Articles and Books at Your Fingertips – Free archive of 20th century journalism courtesy of software guy Ron Unz

7 things US and its allies did to Iran – “It’s hard for some Americans to understand why the Obama administration is so determined to come to an agreement with Iran on its nuclear capability, given that huge Iranian rallies are constantly chanting ‘Death to America!’ But if you know our actual history with Iran, you can kind of see where they’re coming from.”


Misc

Simon Stalenhag art

Andrew Myers art made by SCREWS

The Arcade Review (2014) issues 1 – 3 are all now FREE!

Death Billiards (Video , Short film , English Subtitles)

Unusually Beautiful Architectural Collages by Matthias Jung
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3/7/15

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Science

How Jupiter’s moons reveal your location on Earth : by Brian Koberlein

MIT  sound scientists & fluid dynamicists should how violins’ acoustic power increased over time

X-Rays Reveal Contents of Ancient Scrolls Buried by Vesuvius

Avalanche Engineers Doc

 The Most Radioactive Places on Earth by Veritasium

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors? by Veritasium

Tech

Before Anyone Ban Killer Robots We Have To Define What They Are

MIT  sound scientists & fluid dynamicists should how violins’ acoustic power increased over time

Japan to open the first hotel run by Robots

Avalanche Engineers Doc

High Res Wifi Signal Mapping


Unity Subsurface Scattering Scale

DEFCON 20: Beyond the War on General Purpose Computing: What’s Inside the Box?

Don’t Help The Compiler by Stephan T. Lavavej (Senior Developer – Visual C++ Libraries – stl@microsoft.com)

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Documentary

History

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin the English Language

MIT  sound scientists & fluid dynamicists should how violins’ acoustic power increased over time

Talyor Francis Online Journal of Peasant Studies: Critical Perspectives on Rural Politics and Development

X-Rays Reveal Contents of Ancient Scrolls Buried by Vesuvius

History of Tonga (Video & Playlist for more random history)

Misc

Old Books as Intricate  art

Flight – Day One (60fps) by Dslyecxi

Flight – White Knucle Ride (60fps) by Dslyecxi

Flight – Day Two (60fps) by Dslyecxi

Political Science 179 – 2015-02-04 UCBerkely guest speaker Marc Klaas (Audio Only)

Meride, Switzerland – Swiss Drone View From the sky to the streets to the museum

Hotel Serpiano, Switzerland – Swiss Drone View Trailer 2014

AVIATION ENTHUSIAST! The UND AeroCast – [Youtube videos] [Website 1] [Website 2]

2/3/15

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Tech, Computer Geeky stuff
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Tech, Comp Stuff

Who invented the video game cartridge? – How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.
1984 PC Mag.. “Who Needs a Keyboard?”
who needs a keyboard

MIT Tech Review Mag cover
MIT Tech review

The Emularity

An open source tool that extracts a random but referentially valid subset of your production database for testing/dev purposes

Brief History on Graphics

Free tool for making computerized music
GitHub
link

The Internet Archive is now one of the mirrors for the Stone Oakvalley Collection, 100,000s of C64/Amiga recordings.

Beautiful Computer generated watercolors animations

Typewriter Art (1974) Full book 33mb

Turning PacMan Into A Street-Based Chase Game Using Smartphones – MIT Tech Review

Hexelsa brand new, grid-based art program for Mac and PC that lets you paint with shapes.

How Amazon tricks you into thinking it always has the lowest prices – Re/code

How Google “Translates” Pictures into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics – Google engineers have trained a machine-learning algorithm to write picture captions using the same techniques it developed for language translation.

EAI – TR-10 Analog Computer Brochure (1960-61)

Science

Architecture That’s Part Space Opera, Part Science
A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

Wonderfully designed bird websitehttp://www.audubon.org/

There is so much more to flying frogs than flying frogs

Super-Resolution From a Single Image

200 Year old map change how we see the world – Nasa Earth Observatory  – Discovery News

History

200 Year old map change how we see the world – Nasa Earth Observatory  – Discovery News

The Palace of shame that makes china angry – Piece on the Anglo-French looting & destruction of the Beijing Summer Palace in 1860

Wonderful new podcast. 10 USA Presidents. First episode Richard Nixon Hosted by Dan Carlin   —  WebsiteItunes

Extra history on twitter (pretty much me)

Misc

Free tool for making computerized music
GitHub
link

Architecture That’s Part Space Opera, Part Science
A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

Blade Runner sketchbook

Beautiful Computer generated watercolors animations

The Public Domain Project Makes 10000 Film Clips, 64000 Images & Many Audio Files Free to Use – Open Culture

Typewriter Art (1974) Full book 33mb

Hexelsa brand new, grid-based art program for Mac and PC that lets you paint with shapes.

Build your own acoustic panels

Katsuhiro Otomo – Who’s he?

When is an ‘Island’ Not an ‘Island’ in International Law? The Riddle of Dinkum Sands in the case of US v. Alaska – Durham University International Boundaries Research Unit

1/22/15

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Tech/Comp
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Science

Technology

History

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Linguistics