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“..In Todmorden locals don’t pop down to the shops for their fruit and veg – - they just pick them from whichever garden they happen to be passing. Holly Williams joins the volunteers who have turned a small town into … Continue reading
“..Unlocking the Truth is an an awesome heavy metal band- – made up of 12-year-old schoolkids who’ve been playing together since they were five..” (cont..) (ed:..heh..!..they are good..they ramble for awhile in the middle..but they kick it up a gear … Continue reading
“..The delightful film Frances Ha has a wonderfully eclectic soundtrack – - including tracks by David Bowie – Paul McCartney – T. Rex – Dean & Britta – and Harry Nilsson. I especially enjoyed the use of Hot Chocolate’s 1978 … Continue reading
“..The ’80s are officially back – as alternative favorite The Replacements are set to reunite. Formed in 1979 – The Replacements are scheduled to perform together for the first time in more than twenty years at the upcoming music festival … Continue reading
“..For a decade – founders Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier have dug through the most obscure record collections to unearth long-forgotten gems – - from soul and rock – to folk and blues. Here they pick their 10 favourite releases..” … Continue reading
“..Your good old 10-speed just got a whole lot cooler..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Bike Porn: 7 Awesome Innovations | Mother Jones.
“..Make Magazine interviews Werner Strama – - who built his own teardrop camping trailer. (here’s a detailed HOWTO if you want to try it yourself). Strama talks about how he approached the project – - and the lessons he learned … Continue reading
“..A Kiwi film-maker’s efforts to highlight threats to “the last ocean” have been winning international laurels – - as pressure mounts on nations to protect the Ross Sea from commercial fishing. Peter Young has been touring the US with his … Continue reading
“..Thomas Holden and James Crow started making their dairy-free, organic, Fair Trade ice blocks in the small hours of the morning at a Point Chevalier cafe kitchen – which they hired for $10 an hour..”
“..A couple of years later Nice Blocks – and now Nice Creams – which were introduced last New Year’s Eve – - are sold in Foodstuffs chain stores New World and Pak’n Save – gourmet food stores – and at … Continue reading
“..13 year-old Neha Ramu has earned the highest possible score on the Mensa test – with an IQ of 162 — – outscoring geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. The BBC recently interviewed Ramu about her induction into Mensa … Continue reading
“..This map is an affectionate representation of Greenwich Village printed in a 1925 issue of Quill magazine. Billed as “almost accurate”..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Greenwich Village: A hand-drawn map of its notable features in 1925..
“..The US military has refused to release transcripts of Bradley Manning’s trial. In addition they’ve denied press passes to 270 out of the 350 media organizations that applied. Without public transcripts or a press pass – it’s virtually impossible for … Continue reading
“..Brian Eno has released a limited-edition deck of his “Oblique Strategies” cards – for £60. Oblique Strategies is a legendary deck of creative aphorisms and provocations that will make you revisit your assumptions – and find new ways through hard … Continue reading
“..thanks to a new canine-specific activity tracker – - you can be alerted to important changes in your pet’s behavior months or years before you’d normally observe the signs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Help Fido Stay Fit With a New … Continue reading
“..many of ter Kulve’s projects look like objects that a forward-thinking urban planner might order from a catalog..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dutch Designer Hacks His City With Swing Sets, Fireplaces | Wired Design | Wired.com.
“..A gorgeous new trailer from Airstream features aluminum inside and out — – a nod to the lightweight material that made the sleek campers an icon on American roads..” (cont..) ..(ed:..this is so very very cool..) go to source/story>>> Airstream … Continue reading
“..Don’t spend money on bug sprays. Their main ingredient is usually alcohol – - so save some money by simply making a mixture of one part rubbing alcohol and four parts water – - then spraying it on as you … Continue reading
“..A new exhibition shows how to grow mushrooms on coffee grounds – make a playground out of old wind turbines – – and how much you can do with a windscreen..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Superuse: meet the Dutch architects … Continue reading
“..Lou Reed has declared that he is “bigger and stronger than ever” – after recently undergoing a liver transplant. In the first official statement since his wife – Laurie Anderson revealed that he was “dying” of liver failure – - … Continue reading
“..Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot’s “Bonnie and Clyde” from 1968. The lyrics (in French) are based on Bonnie Parker’s poem “The Trail’s End” – - that she wrote several weeks before she was killed..” (cont..) (and ya hafta say..bardot looks … Continue reading
“..Radical homemakers have become a touchstone of the growing “homesteading” movement – - which takes today’s ethos of frugality – – self-sufficiency – and domestic DIY – -to its ultimate extreme. The idea of going back to basics is nothing … Continue reading
“..Developers say the floating structures exploit much more power than conventional three-blade turbines..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Wind-power blimp: Floating “turbine” generates much more power..
“..New Zealand’s “noisy” online library of New Zealand Music – Audioculture – – has gone live today – after years in the pipeline. New Zealand On Air launched the 250-page site this morning – - which documents New Zealand’s musical … Continue reading
ed:..the old dog..and the young cat..snuggled up together on the sofa.. ..snoozing.. ..too cool..!
“..Staff at a zoo in Oklahoma catch the moment a male lion and small puppy share what looks like a kiss in their compound. Milo the Dachshund can be seen trying to lick Bonedigger the lion’s face – as the … Continue reading
“..David Byrne and St Vincent have released an EP of material from their Love This Giant tour (both the best tour and the best album I heard in 2012) – - and it’s totally free. David Byrne writes..” go to … Continue reading
“..The use of ‘eye in the sky’ drones has become a cost-effective way for conservationists to track suspected illegal activity..” (cont..) (ed:..a good-news drone-story..it’s been awhile.. ..i actually have no issues with drones..per se.. ..(and can see lots of positive … Continue reading
(ed:..it was bobs’ birthday the other day.. ..so here ya go..) go to source/story>> Watch Video Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan Music Videos at blinkx.
“..every once in a while someone comes along and knocks our socks off with a bold eco-friendly build – that’s too good not to share. Feast your eyes on these shrines to architectural upcycling..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Recycled … Continue reading
“..At first glance the Volkswagen XL1 is like any other supercar. It’s long and low — lower even than a Lamborghini Aventador — with the same alluring blend of science and art and physics. Getting in requires opening gullwing doors … Continue reading
“..The Swiss love adding functionality to existing products. But you can only tack on so many corkscrews and tweezers to a knife – - so one company decided to make a twin-engine jet that can take off and land without … Continue reading
“..Lumigrids can project a grid onto the ground. On a flat road surface – the grid will consist of standard squares. On a rough road surface the grids will deform accordingly. By observing the motion and deformation of the grids … Continue reading
“..The full-colour silent era footage that caused so much excitement online recently – - is almost like science-fiction..” (cont..) (ed:..this is cool..) go to source/story>>> Colour footage of London in the 1920s allows us to be tourists in our own … Continue reading
“..Eight-foot-tall radio-controlled robot – - capable of responding to voice or light ray commands – - is to be auctioned in London..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Giant 1950s robot Gygan up for sale | UK news | The Guardian.
“..Humor may not always translate well – but Jon Stewart is picking up millions of fans in China – - where his gloves-off political satire is refreshing for many in a country where such criticism is a rarity – – … Continue reading
“..Coming soon: 3D film reaches new heights as latest technology brings Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay’s historic 1953 Everest ascent to life..”
“..New footage will be merged with film and photographs of the 1953 expedition – taken by George Lowe..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Coming soon: 3D film reaches new heights as latest technology brings Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay’s historic 1953 … Continue reading
(ed:..this is a vhi storytellers episode on david bowie.. ..and it is 44 mins long.. ..and it has bowie with a westie-look..his bogan/hoodie-phase..which i hadn’t seen before..) go to source/story>>> David Bowie – VH1 Storytellers – full – YouTube.
“..Frax – an iPhone/iPad app aimed at visualising the beauty of mathematics – - in real-time..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Frax: app explores world of endless detail | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Dictionary of Numbers is a Chrome extension that watches your browsing activity for mentions of large numerical measurements – - and automatically inserts equivalences in real-world terms that are meant to clarify things. For example a story about a 300,000 … Continue reading
“..The tortilla printer – tentatively named the miMasa3000 – is scheduled for a summer launch – - with Molinero anticipating big Christmas sales in the fourth quarter. No price has been set for the product – but analysts think it … Continue reading