Archive for the ‘Science and Technology’ Category

“…solely and completely to sound.”

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford from Nigel Stanford on Vimeo.

“CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music” by Nigel Stanford

Living in the Future: Smarter Cars Edition

Just in case you were wondering how far along our species is with the whole “autonomous automobile” project, check out this demo of the latest Tesla S, including the slick new autopilot.

Pretty wicked stuff.

Your Brain is Lying to You, Part 4

Your Brain is Lying to You, Part 2

The nth rule of recursion club is the n-1th rule of recursion club.

Conway’s Game of Life, implemented in Conway’s Game of Life. (Via friend-of-the-blog H.)

“Babe, with the warmth of my love”

Route 94 – My Love ft. Jess Glynne (Director’s Cut) from Pomp&Clout on Vimeo.

Your Brain is Lying to You

Glenn Greenwald on Chinese Network Gear and Competitive Surveillance

“Warning the world about Chinese surveillance could have been one of the motives behind the US government’s claims that Chinese devices cannot be trusted. But an equally important motive seems to have been preventing Chinese devices from supplanting American-made ones, which would have limited the NSA’s own reach. In other words, Chinese routers and servers represent not only economic competition, but also surveillance competition: when someone buys a Chinese device instead of an American one, the NSA loses a crucial means of spying on a great many communication activities.” – Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U. S. Surveillance State


These “hyperlapse” videos are stunning. They’re time-lapse videos taken from personal cameras, but with new frame-stabilization methods that give them a smooth, surreal beauty.

Becky Stern on Disruptive Wearable Tech

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Magic Blue Smoke

House Rules:

1.) Carry out your own dead.
2.) No opium smoking in the elevators.
3.) In Competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.
4.) A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place.
4a.) Penalty one stroke.
5.) Pilsner should be in Roman type, and begin with a capital.
6.) Keep Calm and Kill It with Fire.
7.) Spammers will be fed to the Crabipede.