Saturday, May 31, 2014

SPAIN Prepares $8.6 Billion Economic Stimulus Package”. Must be one of those soulless austerity cuts that are strangling the country's economy, or something.

DELICIOUS POST: You’re probably using the wrong dictionary.

Friday, May 30, 2014

SHOULD AMERICA get rid of the vice-presidency? Before you rush and answer 'yes', think that it's not specifically about Biden, it's the institution itself…

EXTREMELY RARE color footage of D-Day invasion released: The only known Allied colour footage of World War Two was uncovered in the attic of a Hollywood director by his son. Watch it at the link.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TRUE: “It’s never been so easy to pretend to know so much without actually knowing anything.”

Saturday, May 24, 2014

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Author Changes His Mind on ’70s Manifesto; Eduardo Galeano Disavows His Book ‘The Open Veins’.

TODAY'S READ that will leave you totally freaking out: how all computing networks and hardware are completely broken and insecure. I don't have the background as to know whether this is too alarmist or not, but it's a good clarion call.

NEW, unseen images from the WW1 front.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Sunday, May 18, 2014

INTERESTING THOUGHTS by Amit Varna on what the overwhelming victory by Narendra Modi in the Indian election means.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

KEEPOD: Can a $7 stick provide billions computer access?


WOW: Download 35,000 Works of Art from the National Gallery, Including Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rembrandt & More.

UNLIKE #BringBackOurGirls, this is not an empty, risk-free gesture: The Great Unveiling: Iranian Women Are Ditching Their Head Scarves on Facebook: “Going out in public without a hijab can get you 70 lashes and 60 days in prison, but these women are taking the risk”.

FASCINATING: Why UPS trucks don't turn left.

WHAT IS 'TALKING'? “Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

Friday, May 09, 2014

IT'S BEEN pretty much always, no?: London 'is now Europe’s capital of technology'.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

WHAT PART of 'mutual consent' doesn't this guy get? “Florida man demands right to wed computer: Man sues for the right to marry his porn-laden Macbook, arguing that if gays are allowed to marry then so should other sexual minorities.

GO WATCH THIS: Fighter Pilots With GoPro Cameras Created One Of The Best Cockpit Videos Ever.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

NOW THIS IS CREEPY: The under-the-SKIN bra: Op stops sagging - using cups and straps screwed into a woman's ribs.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

THE MOST racist city in America: Boston?

MUST-SEE: 100 Iconic Photos That Forever Define The 21st Century So Far.

HE'S GOT A POINT: Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper.

I read a lot on the Kindle and, while I love it, it does lack the 'visual' cues that you get on paper: shape, thickness, size, typeface. You don't have the almost subconscious information of how much you're read just by holding the book and feeling how many pages are on each side. As the article says, this gives a sort of 'mental scaffolding' that helps you remember (on the other hand, the Kindle is much easier to hold than a book, especially softcovers and particularly when you're beginning of finishing it). But it's true: in some way all books 'look the same' on the Kindle, which in some ways makes them less memorable.

BRUTALLY HONEST THINGS a guy thinks about feminism. A daring man...

Monday, May 05, 2014

THIS IS VERY INTERESTING: “Study turns skin tissue from infertile men into early-stage sperm cells: Researchers at Stanford convert skin cells into stem cells, which became human sperm cells when transplanted into mice's testes.”

NEWS YOU CAN USE: The Chemistry of Body Odours – Sweat, Halitosis, Flatulence & Cheesy Feet.

FASCINATING: color photographs of Imperial Russia. Don't miss them.

Friday, May 02, 2014

ACCORDING TO THIS, I'm a textbook introvert -- but I didn't know since I'm not shy (both things tend to be confused with one another, but they're not the same thing).

IRONY IS THY NAME: Food Safety Conference Hit by ... Food Poisoning.