Universal paperclips

Universal paperclips

A weekend diversion for geeks. It is a very satisfying browser-based mostly text game with hours of gameplay (cleverly mostly unattended). Bear with it. It starts slowly but you will not guess how lunatic it goes. Leave it running in a browser when you tire of...

Now that’s what I call flying

Brilliant drone shot. We’re just getting started on funky and creative uses of drones. Worth checking out the unstabilised forward footage to see quite how brilliant the pilot is.

Retail jobs dying in the US

Distressing reading, and coming to the UK real soon now if not already. At the high water mark, there were about 5,000 malls in the United States, and there are now 1,100, at least 400 of which are expected to close in the next few years. This means a lot of jobs....

4k storms

Beautiful 4k time lapse video of storms. Delish. Worth keeping with: they get better.


What an intriguing effort to bring photos to life. Always a delight to revisit the moon missions.
Neuralink – Elon’s new thing

Neuralink – Elon’s new thing

(Note The Wait but Why article is a super-long read, so store it up for a travel day.) Summary: Elon Musk works to a simple if audacious formula. Nudge the whole world to be better placed to survive the future by finding a sector with a business model to drive...

Project Emma and Parkinsons

What an extraordinary piece of as-yet inexplicable anecdata: maybe there’s a broken feedback loop that causes the Parkinson’s tremor. Use some micro motors (thanks mobile phones) to break into the broken feedback loop and distract the brain. A happy...