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“..Broadcasters – politicians – and academics teamed up and put their opinions aside to produce a new project aimed at being the most accurate voter feedback tool yet..” (cont..) (ed:..what happens is you answer a series of questions on yr … Continue reading
“..It’s all very impressive stuff. But it’s also kind of strange – - in the sense that these algorithms are transforming a very real first-person document of an experience – - into something wholly artificial..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Killer … Continue reading
“..Songs with a heavy bass sound can help get you psyched up for a job interview. But what should you play if preparing for work presentation – – or asking for a pay rise?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to … Continue reading
“..More than $300,000 should go to a Christchurch subcontractor who ripped up a supermarket car park because he had not been paid – the High Court has ruled. Pera Te Amo and his crew ripped up the car park outside … Continue reading
“..nine architects to talk about their stunning projects- – that are not only sustainable – – but beautiful too..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home.
“..It is closer to being a mini-mansion in the tree..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Is Unlike ANY Treehouse You’ve Ever Seen Before.
“..an elevated cyclist roadway over the harbor to ease congestion. This road is the latest addition to one of the most bicycle-friendly city infrastructures in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Copenhagen’s New Bike Skyway Makes Commuting Look Fun | … Continue reading
“..See other impressive buildings up for awards..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 11 Inspiring Small Space Projects From Around The World.
“..The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that ‘more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use’. Even better – the images can be … Continue reading
“..An app-album becomes an educational tool – - to explore creativity – music – and science..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Björk Comes to the Classroom.
“..Community mesh networks let users escape NSA surveillance programs (and high broadband prices) – - by building their own DIY internet..” (cont..) (ed:..that’s a cool idea.. ..i wonder if anyone in new zealand is doing this..?..) go to source/story>>> Community … Continue reading
“..The 17-year-old was chosen to soundtrack and record the lead single for the forthcoming Mockingjay Part 1 film..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lorde appointed as ‘sole curator’ of music for next Hunger Games film | Music | The Guardian.
(ed: cool..!..and happening over the next three days..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lollapalooza livestream: Arctic Monkeys, Outkast and Kings of Leon | Music | The Guardian.
“..If Lorde – Pharrell – Iggy Azalea – and Ed Sheeran aren’t your musical cup of tea – – or names you’ve ever heard before – – then a Victoria University student has just the thing for you. Design innovation … Continue reading
“..The year 13 Burnside High School student says she has always been drawn to music. “I started singing when I was 6 – I started songwriting when I was 11. It has gone from there” Payne says. On March 7 … Continue reading
“..Two Kiwis will be jetting off to Sir Richard Branson’s Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa – after winning international awards. Auckland’s The Mind Lab was named best start-up at the Talent Unleashed Awards – - which were set up … Continue reading
“..a tree that ‘grows over forty different types of stone fruit – - including peaches – plums – apricots – nectarines – cherries – and almonds..” (cont..) (ed:..very cool..!..) go to source/story>> Tree grows 40 types of fruit – Boing … Continue reading
“..The open source software group Open Whisper Systems has announced the release of Signal – - ‘the first iOS app designed to enable easy strongly encrypted voice calls for free’. Download it now for your iPhone..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading
“..That afternoon he searched Trade Me and – unbelievably – up popped a 1930s caravan. From the photos it looked original – particularly on the inside with its beautiful varnished interior. Even the original exterior paint was intact. The caravan … Continue reading
“..’Binishells’ combine concrete and heavy-duty balloons- – to create visually stunning – structurally sound – - domed domiciles. Unlike traditional low-cost temporary disaster relief shelters – Binishells are intended to be permanent fixtures. The technique is speedy – and according … Continue reading
“..Marvel Comics is opening the floodgates to their massive online comics archive – Marvel Unlimited — – for only 99 cents. For the next week a dollar will buy you a month of total access to Marvel’s online cache of … Continue reading
(ed:..this is cool…) (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Cat And This Horse Can’t Stop Cuddling, Might Be Love.
(ed:..this is kinda cool.. ..the other bowie links in this piece are also worth checking out.) (cont..) go to source/story>>> David Bowie’s Enchanting Isolated Vocal Track for “Ziggy Stardust” | Brain Pickings.
comment@whoar…glenn greenwald is coming to new zealand..for dotcoms’ ak town hall meeting..five days before the election..
ed..this afternoon..at the internet/mana meeting in west ak.. ..kim dotcom told journos’ quizzing him over the timing of his ak town hall meeting.. ..that the date is that date because he has international-guests coming for that meeting.. ..and he had … Continue reading
“..Chattanooga’s public electric utility offers residents lightning-quick connections – - much to big telecoms’ dismay..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Comcast’s worst nightmare: How Tennessee could save America’s Internet – Salon.com.
the harawira/harre/dotcom roadshow is rolling down the country.. ..and you’d hafta say.. ..they are both rocking and rolling.. ..and of course the roadshow rolls into auckland this wknd.. ..at 2 pm on sun aft @ the kelston community centre.. ..135 … Continue reading
“..So what are the little-known technologies that hold the power right now to transform the world for the better? We decided to find out – and give them their due..” (cont..) (ed:..the electric bike-wheel is very very cool…) go to … Continue reading
“..is the question for dairy farmers – the Government – and the multi-national dairy company co-operative – - after last week’s front-page news that a pseudo milk developed in a laboratory could threaten New Zealand’s $17 billion dairy export industry. … Continue reading
“..Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired – - giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader … Continue reading
“..Berkeley California could become the first US city to tax sugary drinks. The Berkeley City Council unanimously decided last week to put the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the ballot this November. Approving the tax would mean a major defeat for the … Continue reading
“..a tiny but growing number of New Zealanders are resisting the trend towards McMansions – - by joining a ‘small house’ movement – - which originated in United States in the 1980s..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Make yourself a home … Continue reading
“..One of Reddit’s more intriguing gifts to the internet has been a series of colorized photos – - that bring black-and-white memories back to life..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 25 Momentous Colorized Photos That Let You Relive American History.
“..Australian and US scientists make major medical breakthrough in printing vascular network..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 3D printed organs come a step closer | Science | The Guardian.
“..Spectacular images bring new perspectives on phenomena from the aurora borealis – - to nebulae as far as 7,500 light years away..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist – in pictures | Science | … Continue reading
(ed:..and it’s free..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> W3Schools Online Web Tutorials.
“..Press any letter on your keyboard – - and as if by magic you’ll enter a soundscape and an art world of your own invention. Prepare to be amazed – and kill a lot of time..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading
“..It’s not about the tiny house – - it’s about the life you’re going to lead in it..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Living large in 150 square feet: Why the tiny house movement is taking off – Salon.com.
“.. A Wellington company’s chair design has recently won gold in the marquee event at the “Olympics” of commercial interior design in the United States. Lower-Hutt based Formway Design – originally established in 1956 as Petone Engineering – won the … Continue reading
“..This high-tech diving suit will change the future of oceanography and medical science..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Exosuit Opens New Frontiers for Science.
(ed:..is that enough clickbait for you..? ..and i never realised moreporks had such classy detailing on their feet/claws..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Here Is A Baby Owl Doing A Little Dance, And It’s A Hoot.