A stream of things going in and out of the brain of Doug Belshaw
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18 October 2020
👻 How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance
♻️ How to Repurpose Your Old Gadgets
🎮 What Digital Doping Means for Esports—and Everything Else
💬 Sony clarifies PS5 voice chat recording feature following privacy panic
🚗 Split-Second ‘Phantom’ Images Can Fool Tesla’s Autopilot
Quotation-as-title from Pascal. Image from top-linked post.
17 October 2020
💻 Zoom and gloom
🤖 ‘Machines set loose to slaughter’: the dangerous rise of military AI
📏 Wittgenstein’s Ruler: When Our Opinions Speak More About Us Instead The Topic
🤨 Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor
🎡 Japanese Amusement Park Turns Ferris Wheel Into Wi-Fi Enabled Remote Workspace
Quotation-as-title from Marcus Aurelius. Image from top-linked post.
🏞️ To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks
👶 Babies’ random choices become their preferences
😨 Dystopia as Clickbait: Science Fiction, Doomscrolling, and Reviving the Idea of the Future
👃 Why Are the Noses Broken on Egyptian Statues?
🧙♀️ New online database tracks historic ‘witch marks’ carved into England’s trees
Quotation-as-title by Comtesse Diane. Image from top-linked post.
10 October 2020
🤑 We can’t have billionaires and stop climate change
📹 How to make video calls almost as good as face-to-face
⏱️ How to encourage your team to launch an MVP first
☑️ Now you can enforce your privacy rights with a single browser tick
🤔 Why Life Can’t Be Simpler
Quotation-as-title from Nietzsche. Image from top-linked post.
9 October 2020
👏 Blue sky thinking: is it time to stop work taking over our lives?
👍 Attitudes are skills
🤦♂️ How Not To Kill People With Spreadsheets
🕸️ Viral Effects Are Not Network Effects
🤯 Inventing Virtual Meetings of Tomorrow with NVIDIA AI Research
Quotation-as-title from a Chinese proverb. Image from top-linked post.
3 October 2020
⛅Finding the Silver Lining in 2020 — 10 Developments in Online and Remote Education That Make Us Hopeful
⚽ Is it too late to halt football’s final descent into a dystopian digital circus?
🎧 Why Music is Helpful for Concentration
😬 I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There.
😷 COVID-19 map for schools (UK)
Quotation-as-title from St Bede. Image from top-linked post.
1 October 2020
😷 “Wear The Mask” poster now available as free download
🐙 How To Win Any Debate
🤔 Irish court rules Subway bread is not bread
🚀 Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District ‘could save lives’
👍 Helsinki Design Lab Ten Years Later
Quotation-as-title by Chateaubriand. Image from top-linked post.
28 September 2020
😍 Drone Awards 2020: the world seen from above
😷 Adequate Vitamin D Levels Cuts Risk Of Dying From Covid-19 In Half, Study Finds
🔊 The BBC is releasing over 16,000 sound effects for free download
👍 Proposal would give EU power to boot tech giants out of European market
🎧 The Hidden Costs of Streaming Music
Quotation-as-title by George Sand. Image from top-linked post.
25 September 2020
🌱 From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities – visualised
💰 Should Employers Cut Your Salary If You Change Cities?
🏂 Friluftsliv, the Norwegian Concept of Outdoor Living
🐟 A whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled
🤯 F1 Pit Stop In 2-Seconds: An In-Depth Analysis
Quotation-as-title by Richard Koch. Image from top-linked post.
23 September 2020
🎨 The Opposite Of ‘Crappy Design’
🙄 In Convenience We Trust
😳 How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole
🤯 The Supply of Disinformation Will Soon Be Infinite
👍 Non-Boring Zoom Breakout Groups
Quotation-as-title from Baltasar Gracián. Image from top-linked post.