notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-08-21

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photo 18:31:04
scanzen:

Űrtávközlési Földi Állomás (aka Interszputnyik Űrtávközlési és Műholdkövető Állomás), Taliándörögd. Magyar Posta kártyanaptár, 1978.
Intersputnik Space Communications and  Satellite Tracking Station, Taliándörögd, Hungary, 1978.

scanzen:

Űrtávközlési Földi Állomás (aka Interszputnyik Űrtávközlési és Műholdkövető Állomás), Taliándörögd. Magyar Posta kártyanaptár, 1978.

Intersputnik Space Communications and  Satellite Tracking Station, Taliándörögd, Hungary, 1978.

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photos 18:30:06

The New World Geebird & Bamby (via rachelbinxarchatlas):

”The New World” revisits anonymous places of the 20th century. It is set in a time characterized by the conflict of Modernist and Postmodernist convictions, its influence on later 20th century history, and ultimately, the world we live in today. 

On a formal level, this conflict defines the aesthetics of the collection. The interrelation of rational graphic design and anonymous photorealism reflects the contrast of manmade ideals and the acceptance of life in chaos. “The New World” is shaped by an original set of rules, metrics and processes. This enables the revelation of eclectic utopias that, for better or worse, withhold the definition of a photograph.

I’m not sure about the blurb, but I’m a sucker for typologies and modernist architecture.

2014-08-18

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quote 06:23:00
“ We made a lot of new elements and colors for the Futuron theme, but when we tested with kids, they were un-impressed, it was the mini-figures new diagonal print still with the space logo on it that all of them were impressed with. Kids like this kind of detail. ”

Jens Nygaard Knudsen, “creator of the mini-figure and LEGO space”, quoted in Mark Stafford’s interview, The Truth About Space, in BrickJournal #6. (You can see the first couple of pages of the interview on Issuu.)

(Originally posted on my embryonic Futuron blog.)

2014-08-15

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photo 22:27:04
Brookhaven National Laboratory, via scanzen:

Pre-PET Headgear (Positron Emission Tomography)
In 1961, chemists at brookhavenlab studied how to detect small brain tumors by analyzing the decay of radioactive material injected into the patient’s bloodstream and preferentially absorbed by the tumor. To help them, BNL’s Instrumentation Division built different arrays of detectors, and this circular type proved best. In the 1970’s, BNL helped reconstruct the raw data received by the detectors into an image of the working brain. This breakthrough led to more practical devices for imaging areas of the brain: today’s PET machines.

Brookhaven National Laboratory, via scanzen:

Pre-PET Headgear (Positron Emission Tomography)

In 1961, chemists at brookhavenlab studied how to detect small brain tumors by analyzing the decay of radioactive material injected into the patient’s bloodstream and preferentially absorbed by the tumor. To help them, BNL’s Instrumentation Division built different arrays of detectors, and this circular type proved best. In the 1970’s, BNL helped reconstruct the raw data received by the detectors into an image of the working brain. This breakthrough led to more practical devices for imaging areas of the brain: today’s PET machines.

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photo 22:11:37
scanzen:

The express train ‘Offenburg-Freiburg’ and the shadow of the Zeppelin airship ‘Schwaben’ (LZ 10) taken from the airship. The ‘Schwaben’ burned on 28/06/1912 in the Golzheimer heath near Dusseldorf.

(via migurski, but with added context)

scanzen:

The express train ‘Offenburg-Freiburg’ and the shadow of the Zeppelin airship ‘Schwaben’ (LZ 10) taken from the airship. The ‘Schwaben’ burned on 28/06/1912 in the Golzheimer heath near Dusseldorf.

(via migurski, but with added context)

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photo 22:04:00
slavin:

kenyatta:

thebestofmemovie:

You never forget your first love. Don’t miss The Best of Me - in theaters October 17. 

watching this gif feels exhausting and I can’t figure out why.

watching this gif makes my back hurt.

Has anyone else noticed how similar these film covers are?

slavin:

kenyatta:

thebestofmemovie:

You never forget your first love. Don’t miss The Best of Me - in theaters October 17. 

watching this gif feels exhausting and I can’t figure out why.

watching this gif makes my back hurt.

Has anyone else noticed how similar these film covers are?

Nicholas Sparks film covers

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quote 21:55:15
“ Sparq’s customers are suffering, too. One of the startup’s services was providing QR codes for businesses, many of which were likely printed onto marketing materials that may still be in circulation. Those QR codes, unfortunately, are now null and void—printed ads turned into garbage thanks to Yahoo’s acquisition. ”
Yahoo: Destroyer Of Startups by Selena Larsen at ReadWrite (via iamdanw, deathbeard)

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manfeels-park:

Feminism is Marxism

http://www.manfeels-park.com/comic/feminism-is-marxism/

Source: Robert Webb: Roll up, roll up, to see a man talking about feminism. What could possibly go wrong?

Specifically, this comment by “Herbert Purdy”.

This also marks the first comic NOT using still from the 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice! OMG!

I loved this one so much I have reproduced the full ‘essay’ verbatim on the Manfeels Park website.

2014-08-10

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photo 22:38:00
pyone, via sfmuniverse:

The Raiders are going up against the Vikings in their first pre-season match up. Go Raiders!

I hate it when Muni buses do this. Admittedly, it’s far less of a problem than it would be in, say, London, where different routes use the same bus stop (whereas in SF if you’re on Divisadero there’s only the 24, pretty much), but even so, it annoys.
It’s of a piece with the displays on Muni bus stops that spend half their time telling you what their Twitter handle is and BART’s displays warning you repeatedly about CCTV not being a guarantee against theft. Apparently displays aren’t really meant to be informative.
(By the way, what sport are we even talking about here?)

pyone, via sfmuniverse:

The Raiders are going up against the Vikings in their first pre-season match up. Go Raiders!

I hate it when Muni buses do this. Admittedly, it’s far less of a problem than it would be in, say, London, where different routes use the same bus stop (whereas in SF if you’re on Divisadero there’s only the 24, pretty much), but even so, it annoys.

It’s of a piece with the displays on Muni bus stops that spend half their time telling you what their Twitter handle is and BART’s displays warning you repeatedly about CCTV not being a guarantee against theft. Apparently displays aren’t really meant to be informative.

(By the way, what sport are we even talking about here?)

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