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Gay Board Games

16 hours ago

nelson : Gay Board Games - 70s and 80s tacky gay rights

NYT on eSports

1 days ago

nelson : NYT on eSports - Phenomenon becoming mainstream

Hipparcos errors?

3 days ago

nelson : Hipparcos errors? - Dispute over distance to Pleiades calls into question our primary method of measuring stellar distance

Pornhub OS report

4 days ago

nelson : Pornhub OS report - SFW. Includes interesting alternate pie-chart visualization technique

New Stamen map work

4 days ago

nelson : New Stamen map work - New funding from Knight to update and improve Stamen's maps


4 days ago

nelson : csvkit - csvkit is to tabular data what the standard Unix text processing suite (grep, sed, cut, sort) is to text

Racetrack playa solved

5 days ago

nelson : Racetrack playa solved - Mysterious moving rocks; turns out to be ice + wind

Posner on gay marriage

5 days ago

nelson : Posner on gay marriage - Delightful to see a formidable intellectual drop the knowledge

Comcast / Netflix shakedown

5 days ago

nelson : Comcast / Netflix shakedown - details of how Netflix got forced to pay Comcast

Kowloon cross-section

5 days ago

nelson : Kowloon cross-section - Detailed side view of the old walled city

Death threats against game critique

5 days ago

nelson : Death threats against game critique - Anita Sarkeesian having to deal with monstrous response to her very thoughtful critique of video game tropes

Uber's dirty tactics

6 days ago

nelson : Uber's dirty tactics - Aggressive attempts to undermine Lyft

Kreyos: Indiegogo scam?

6 days ago

nelson : Kreyos: Indiegogo scam? - $1.5M in crowd funding, problematic delivery

Pink Martini drummer died

7 days ago

nelson : Pink Martini drummer died - Great neo-lounge band, sadness

On the Roofs: Hong Kong

7 days ago

nelson : On the Roofs: Hong Kong - Insane urban explorers, great high-up photographs

Do better than PGP

7 days ago

nelson : Do better than PGP - Thoughtful critique of the venerable crypography system

Rivers in Tableau

8 days ago

nelson : Rivers in Tableau - Mapping major rivers of the world using off the shelf tech

Android fragmentation

8 days ago

nelson : Android fragmentation - Various statistics about Android OS versions, devices

Nevada County gold mining

8 days ago

nelson : Nevada County gold mining - Or rather the lack of it; no one wants mines to reopen

Guilty until proven innocent

8 days ago

nelson : Guilty until proven innocent - One man's reflections on Ferguson

Face projection

8 days ago

nelson : Face projection - Slick real time face tracking / projection mapping demo reel

Flash Invaders

9 days ago

nelson : Flash Invaders - French street artist Invader has made an iOS/Android game

Seeburg 1000

9 days ago

nelson : Seeburg 1000 - Funiture music, 1959 recordings of innocuous background music

US passport card RFID

9 days ago

nelson : US passport card RFID - Security is not well designed

Languages of Islamic World

10 days ago

nelson : Languages of Islamic World - Nice thematic map, by Dr. Michael Izady