I don’t read Charlie Brooker often enough, I quite enjoy his rather sharp commentaries. This is an old one, but appeared in my twitter stream earlier. The ‘dumbogeddon’ is the ironic responses of some Daily Mail commenters to an article suggesting that stupid people hold right-wing opinions to feel ‘safe’. It’s his description of the […]
I can’t stop looking at this photograph. These kilometre high cliffs are part of the nucleus of the comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, as observed by the Rosetta spacecraft. I think it’s because I didn’t expect to see such details on a comet – plains, cliffs, boulders… it’s like earth, but very alien. There’s something awe-inspiring about […]
This is terribly poignant. The ghost of Christmas Future will hang around our table this year. As we decorate the tree, open our presents and sit down for lunch, I will not be the only one imagining what these same rituals will be like next December when I am no longer there. This is my […]
This is a great video. It’s directed at driving instructors in the UK, but the explanations of primary & secondary road position, awareness and ‘Right of Way’ are excellent and really anyone who drives or cycles should watch.
While you can’t beat proper infrastructure for cycling, both for safety and enjoyment (it’s no fun wondering if that revving car coming up from behind has seen you or not), knowing how to cycle defensively will help keep you safe. Bikeradar has some tips on staying safe, and some good points on the general safety […]
Lovely little interview in the NPR that explains the story of how the Santa Tracker came to be. Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the number,” she says. “This was the ’50s, this was the Cold […]
Tsk.. In 2009 the Department of Transport published Smarter Travel – A New Transport Policy for Ireland 2009 -2020. This policy document includes targets to ensure that by 2020 the total kilometres travelled by the national car fleet does not exceed 2009 levels, and that workplace single-car commuting travel reduces to 45% (from around 65% […]
A collection of soundbites from the last few years, protests, politicians, the good, the bad and P. Flynn to boot. Via Ireland | This video does not exist. – YouTube.
society: be yourself society: no not like that — no (@tbhjuststop) December 17, 2014
A gravity map of the earth, revealing some interesting high and low gravity areas that give it the look of a spud. Hence, The Potsdam Gravity Potato, via APOD.