EU squatters →
Two thousand illegal migrants from Afghanistan are camped out in an shantytown in the port city of Patras, Greece, trying to stow away on a truck or boat heading to other European countries. The Christian Science Monitor has the story. Calais, in northern France, also has an immigrant squatter community of people hoping to jump a boat across the English Channel (aka La Manche) to the U.K. Both...
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The Dying Fall - last short story by JG Ballard →
Business cards made from meat →
I wonder what the ” your business card is crap ” guy would have to say about these, because his fancy card has just been pwned by these awesome meat cards. We start with 100% beef jerky, and SEAR your contact information into it with a 150 WATT CO2 LASER. Screw die-cutting. Forget about foil, popups, or UV spot lamination. THESE business cards have two ingredients: MEAT AND LASERS....
Clever clock quickly compensates for chronological... →
Product name: Ora ilLegale Question: Why? Answer: Daylight Savings.
stephan zirwes photography →
Fantastic aerial photos by Stephan Zirwes
‘1,500 Indian farmers have committed suicide over...
Meanwhile…. In India… Well, considering that this is from Pakistani media describing what happened in India, I take it with a grain of salt - but still… http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009%5C04%5C17%5Cstory_17-4-2009_pg7_42
JG Ballard (1930-2009) →
Ballard died this morning. Ballard was one of my favorite writers ever and his thinking about culture, art, science, technology, and human behavior had a massive influence on me. He will be missed greatly.
Hedgehog building →
Unlocking online assets in event of death →
Yeah, well we will all get to use a service like this at some point.
A New Infrastructure, Los Angeles - competition... →
John "Game of Life" Conway: particles have the... →
Kevin Kelly linked to a paper “co-authored by mathematician John Conway, inventor of a cellular automata demonstration known as the Game of Life, [who] argues that you can’t explain the spin or decay of particles by randomness, nor are they determined, so free will is the only option left.” From the paper ( The Strong Free Will Theorem ): Some readers may object to our use of the...
Invincible Cities - great photography database of... →