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November 2009 Blog Posts (139)

how to control a robot arm

Added by bishopdante on November 30, 2009 at 20:51 — No Comments

anarchy in the USA


total lunacy

Added by bishopdante on November 28, 2009 at 4:03 — No Comments

the computer not so long ago

one person with excel in 1995 would shame these people's computation performance.

Added by bishopdante on November 21, 2009 at 6:55 — No Comments

culture jamming - Hacking, Slashing and Sniping in the Empire of Signs - © shareware by Mark Dery

We believe we live in the 'age of information,' that there has been an information 'explosion,' an information 'revolution.' While in a certain narrow sense this is the case, in many important ways just the opposite is true. We also live at a moment of deep ignorance, when vital knowledge that humans have always possessed about who we are and where we live seems beyond our reach. An Unenlightenment. An age of missing information.



During the Reagan years, America was transformed into… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 20, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

this guy is like the most 80s post-funk behaviour ever



so silly but quite… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 19, 2009 at 13:02 — No Comments

how to make a lot of money by devaluing a currency

how to make money by the loss of value in a currency:




Instead of issuing gold certificates, a government converts gold into currency at the market rate by printing paper notes. A person redeems an…
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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:22 — No Comments

fibonacci spirals & the golden mean



It's pretty obvious, it's all about heaping & leftovers, and the fact that there's no such thing as exactly 50:50. Try balancing…
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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:21 — No Comments

no more faith?

Gigging for pinochet in a half-empty stadium hehehehehehe.…







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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:19 — No Comments

will the surgeons' union complain?

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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:17 — No Comments

it's a trap!



Check out the whole thing, it's in… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:15 — No Comments

the tower of babel omegle

It's very simple. Omegle is an IM client which puts you in random one-to-one chat with a person who is called stranger... another person just like you. At any point anybody can hit the disconnect button, the game is seriously minimal.


You can have some very weird conversations on here, and TBH I'm at a bit of an advantage considering my typing-fu is pretty strong, and I am prepared to use prepared munitions of copy-paste from monty python…
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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:12 — No Comments

chinese web clones

It's been said many times that the modern post SEZ chinese industries are the masters of copying, reverse-engineers of considerable ingenuity. Whatever exists, they can replicate.


All of the internet staples: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. Copied in loving detail.


It's rather impressive that they even duplicate the look and feel, there's a…
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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:11 — No Comments

monsanto's nuclear family home

The thing about design is that it's influenced by what problems you can recognise, you can't start solving them without being aware of them.



This is in many ways a question of fashion: what are the current automatic solutions to problems. People get carried away with these fashions.



In this house, it's fully nuclear. Fully electric. Fully plastic.



Often by following a particular fashion, a particular set of problems with prescription solutions, the world will just… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:06 — No Comments

lies, damned lies and statistics

when you look at a graph, you're seeing potentially all of the data. If the graph is high resolution enough, or it's plotted on an interactive screen. A photoshop image is a graph, for example, a matrix of pixels, a data set. You're not seeing the name of the person whose photo it is, you're looking at a representation.



Most ways that we deal with statistics aren't photographic in nature. They're all about summaries, and assumption is the mother of all fuckups. The real data is… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:05 — No Comments

record companies

I quite like the attitude this fellow is exhibiting.…



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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:04 — No Comments

debatably the most amazing film ever

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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:03 — No Comments

snuff movies online

3 little unarmed pixelly man shapes are running around on a screen and are wiped off like they never existed, no back story, no tragic tale.



The very definition of impassive…
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Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

Hendrix AKA Peace&Love vs Money

Give & take, and the truth comes out eventually. Peace & Love 60s style.



Claims about the last moments in the life of rock giant Jimi Hendrix are made in a new book by a North East friend of the star.

Since Hendrix’s death in a London hotel room in September 1970, it has generally been accepted he drowned on his own vomit after a drinking binge.



But in his book Rock Roadie, James ‘Tappy’ Wright, of Whitley Bay, alleges the guitarist was killed by his manager,… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 14:53 — No Comments

disputes

There's a dispute. There always is somewhere. Matter of give & take, it's atomic, man. Predator and prey.



Give and take happens all the time, and when in close to equal measure, change occurs very slowly. Give and take can also reach a mexican standoff, a sudden impetus. One could call this a dispute. Like the change of a season or the state change from liquid to gas, one is dealing with a totally different dynamic when dispute erupts. Quick, and violent, a sudden change, a rapid… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 14:52 — No Comments

why GM go bust

america is a big place. before the railroad... no cars.



horsepower.



these days, GM are going bust. Why? (note toyota cap)



Too many cars for sure. This guy seems to spend pocket money on them and crash them around his farm for a laugh.







Wow! That's a lot of… Continue

Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 14:51 — No Comments

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