notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-08-10

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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?)

2014-08-08

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“ Four to six-year-olds struggle with ‘little LEGO’ so the product line was trying to help them with that. We did a lot of research in Europe and the US about what both parents and kids’ needs were. Generally speaking, parents in the US and to a lesser extent the UK are quite fixated on educational outcomes at ever earlier ages, whereas in Scandinavia and especially Germany they openly reject that, feeling strongly that this age is for play and socialising and scholastic learning comes later. ”
Morgan Walker, a Lego designer, quoted in The enduring appeal of LEGO at Northern Soul.

2014-08-06

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cxu, via migurski:


Untitled (White), 2006, Elisa Sighicelli
Partially backlit C-print on lightbox, 48 x 48 x 2 3/8 inches (122 x 122 x 6 cm). Ed. of 3.

cxu, via migurski:

Untitled (White), 2006, Elisa Sighicelli

Partially backlit C-print on lightbox, 48 x 48 x 2 3/8 inches (122 x 122 x 6 cm). Ed. of 3.

2014-08-04

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Artangel:

One hundred years after Germany declared war on Russia, thereby putting into motion events that would devastate Europe during the decades that followed, the UK commemorated this day with LIGHTS OUT: a nationwide black out.
As lights across the country were extinguished, a single source remained on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Simultaneously a column of white light soared into the sky over London.
A twenty-metre grid containing forty-nine searchlights installed at Victoria Tower Gardens forms spectra by Ryoji Ikeda. Unannounced, it appeared in the sky at dusk Monday 4th August and for seven nights only it will be visible across the city between sunset and sunrise. People can walk within the grid of lights, experiencing a specially composed soundtrack by Ikeda. Walking through these sinewaves, a personal musical score is created for each visitor at the source of this architectural intervention in the sky. 

(via Chris Heathcote)

Artangel:

One hundred years after Germany declared war on Russia, thereby putting into motion events that would devastate Europe during the decades that followed, the UK commemorated this day with LIGHTS OUT: a nationwide black out.

As lights across the country were extinguished, a single source remained on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Simultaneously a column of white light soared into the sky over London.

A twenty-metre grid containing forty-nine searchlights installed at Victoria Tower Gardens forms spectra by Ryoji Ikeda. Unannounced, it appeared in the sky at dusk Monday 4th August and for seven nights only it will be visible across the city between sunset and sunrise. People can walk within the grid of lights, experiencing a specially composed soundtrack by Ikeda. Walking through these sinewaves, a personal musical score is created for each visitor at the source of this architectural intervention in the sky. 

(via Chris Heathcote)

2014-08-03

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The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne, NYU Press.

The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others—and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

Available at Amazon; via bbredux.

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne, NYU Press.

The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others—and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

Available at Amazon; via bbredux.

2014-08-01

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“ Jasons also contributed to the invention of adaptive optics, which boosts the power of telescopes by correcting for atmospheric distortion. On the other hand, the Pentagon kept the technology classified for almost a decade to reserve it for a project that many Jasons opposed, the Strategic Defense Initiative. ”

John Horgan, in a NY Times review of 'The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite,' by Ann Finkbeiner.

(For those who need some context, adaptive optics were incredibly important in taking optical and near-IR astronomy from its previous maximum of 6m diameter telescopes into the new world where the 10m Keck telescopes are beginning to look small compared to the EELT’s 39m main mirror. You may know the SDI better by the popular nickname- Star Wars.)

2014-07-30

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buzz:

bohemeextreme:

Diane Lane photographed by Andy Warhol, 1984.

This is obviously a reference to the San Fernando Valley, not California’s other metonymous valley, but man do I want one of these shirts.

Well, someone’s produced it as a Women’s Tri-Blend Performance T-Shirt, if that helps.

buzz:

bohemeextreme:

Diane Lane photographed by Andy Warhol, 1984.

This is obviously a reference to the San Fernando Valley, not California’s other metonymous valley, but man do I want one of these shirts.

Well, someone’s produced it as a Women’s Tri-Blend Performance T-Shirt, if that helps.

2014-07-29

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photo 23:47:52
new-aesthetic:

Facebook Billboard, Yemen.

new-aesthetic:

Facebook Billboard, Yemen.

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photo 23:46:09
fadingcity:

cote:

Known problem. Call us.
Your Friends, The Colonists.
P.S.: there is no solution. Kisses!

Hm. Now that’s an interesting map. London Plus looks like a wedge, thinner in the west and thicker in the east.
Better connections from the eastern side? People in the west work away from an office more?
And whatever happened to telecommuting? Are all these folks physically required to commute into London Classic? Presumably yes, they are.

[this is good]
Apparently “more than 1.3 million people live in the area marked in blue” which would put the population of London Plus above 9m, possibly approaching 10m by the 2021 census.

fadingcity:

cote:

Known problem. Call us.

Your Friends, The Colonists.

P.S.: there is no solution. Kisses!

Hm. Now that’s an interesting map. London Plus looks like a wedge, thinner in the west and thicker in the east.

Better connections from the eastern side? People in the west work away from an office more?

And whatever happened to telecommuting? Are all these folks physically required to commute into London Classic? Presumably yes, they are.

[this is good]

Apparently “more than 1.3 million people live in the area marked in blue” which would put the population of London Plus above 9m, possibly approaching 10m by the 2021 census.

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