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Bookmarks tagged with “interesting”

128 bookmarks by garrettc


It's great, but why?

Paul Clarke on a photo taken by his friend.

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Bunhill Fields Burial Ground - City of London

"Bunhill fields Burial Ground is a historically significant burial ground as well as a vital open space of ecological value in London Borough of Islington. The site has five enclosed areas containing over 2,300 memorials with a publicly accessible garden to the north including benches, planting and a lawn area."

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Redactle - A daily puzzle game

"Redactle is a daily browser game where the user tries to determine the subject of a random obfuscated Wikipedia article, chosen from Wikipedia's 10,000 Vital Articles "

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Redactle - A daily puzzle game

"Redactle is a daily browser game where the user tries to determine the subject of a random obfuscated Wikipedia article, chosen from Wikipedia's 10,000 Vital Articles "

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Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group

This site contains ongoing research in the classification of occlupanids.

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Niche Museums

Find tiny museums near you

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TouchType Tool

Manipulate a typeface through gestures.

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The Fictional Liveability Index

"The Fictional Liveability Index is a ranking and review of twenty towns, villages and cities from various works of fiction, devised as both an investigation of fictional places and as a criticism of real-life liveability indices."

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feral.earth

Access to feral.earth is determined by climate and ecological data at server site in realtime.

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jpeg-sandbox: Interactively edit individual DCT blocks in any JPEG image in the browser.

This is a very barebones editor that supports clicking on any pixel in a JPEG image to see the 64 DCT coefficients that make up that 8x8 block. Each individual coefficient can be edited through text.

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Useful Notes - TV Tropes

"Useful notes on a variety of subjects, the purpose of which is threefold: 1. To debunk common media stereotypes. 2. To help you understand some media better. 3. To inform (and sometimes entertain) about subjects common in storytelling."

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Magical Music Theory References for Musicians & Music Producers

"A magical collection of interactive music theory tools & visual reference pages for musicians and music producers"

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Intangible Cultural Heritage

A list of things considered by UNESCO to be "important elements of cultural heritage worth safeguarding".

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minimator

Minimator is a minimalist graphical editor. All drawings are made of lines in a grid based canvas. The lines are limited to vertical and horizontal lines, and quarter circles.

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Emoji to Scale

Your favorite emojis. To scale (more or less).

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Vonnegut's Story Shapes | Extraordinary Facility

"In “Palm Sunday”, Vonnegut sets out a theory that the world’s most-loved stories can all be plotted on a graph. Vonnegut submitted this idea to the University of Chicago as part of his masters thesis, but it was rejected, “because it was so simple, and looked like too much fun.”

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Playable Quotes for Game Boy

"This project offers the ability to create and share playable quotes of Game Boy games. A playable quote is a durable, delimited reference to a specific moment in a game along with a reference recording of how that moment can play out."

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Always judge a book by its cover

"Some books win awards, some win our heart, and others... only serve to confuse."

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1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. NASA Images

"Trouvelot was a French immigrant to the US in the 1800s, and his job was to create sketches of astronomical observations at Harvard College’s observatory. Building off of this sketch work, Trouvelot decided to do large pastel drawings of "the celestial phenomena as they appear...through the great modern telescopes." What amazes me about these drawings is how detailed they seem to be—but I am no astronomer. I decided to investigate a bit further and pair them with NASA’s photographs, which were taken about 150 years after Trouvelot’s work to see just how precise his art really was."

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The Metaverse Primer

"The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It?"

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How Products Are Made

"How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc."

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The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things

a collection of ridiculously interesting art, objects, ideas, and history

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Software Folklore

"Sometimes bugs have symptoms beyond belief. This is a collection of such stories from around the web."

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Deck of Cards

A virtual deck of cards that supports multiplayer.

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Essential Guide To Shenzen Electronics

“This book is designed to help non-Mandarin speakers navigate the sprawling electronics markets of Shenzhen.”

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Can You Microwave?

Can you microwave your favorite food/thing?

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Version Museum: A Visual History of Your Favorite Technology

Travel back in time to see what your favorite websites, operating systems, applicatons, and games used to look like. A huge gallery with lots of images showing older versions of technology.

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African Vernacular Architecture

"To promote and discuss the importance and beauty of African vernacular architecture"

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Quine

A Quine is a program that produces, as output, its own source code. More formally: A Quine is a non-empty program, that takes no input, and produces, as its only output, a copy of its own source code.

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The Village and The Village

"Baarle-Hertog is an enclave, a chunk of Belgium completely surrounded by the Netherlands. The main Dutch-Belgian border lies nearly 5 km to the south of here. Baarle isn't a simple enclave either. It is a cluster of twenty-two different Belgian land parcels inside the Netherlands. And inside two of the larger Belgian enclaves are seven Dutch counter-enclaves (an enclave within another enclave). Pockets of the Netherlands nested inside Belgium, nestled inside the Netherlands."

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The Dreams Of A Man Asleep For Three Weeks

On March 22, 2018, I was rushed to the hospital for life-saving surgery. Due to complications with the procedure, I didn’t regain full, coherent consciousness until the second week in April. For three weeks I was stuck inside my own mind, subject to a seemingly unending series of dreams. Dreams covering on a variety of themes, some light and hopeful, others dark and dismal. I dreamed the end of my life over and over. I was a hero and a villain. Sometimes, but not often, I was Michael Fahey.

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The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight

"On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures."

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Explore the Border

Discover all 208 Irish Border crossings, their history during the Troubles and what they look like today.

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Other types of mathematics? : math

An overview of where maths comes from, sort of.

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Letter locking

"Letterlocking refers to the technology of folding and securing an epistolary writing substrate to function as its own envelope – a vital communications technology before the invention of the mass-produced envelope in the 19th century."

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Why is my bus late?

If you feel that your bus is always late, you might be right. This page tries to explain a little bit about why your bus is always late, why two turn up at once, and why the electronic screens are always wrong.

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Quirk: Quantum Circuit Simulator

Quirk is an open-source drag-and-drop quantum circuit simulator for exploring and understanding small quantum circuits.

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Library of Babel

A project towards a universal library. By this art you may contemplate the variation of the 23 letters.

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Leningrad's Lost Photographer

"She lived in the shadow of the men in her life until, years after her death, these unseen photographs of Soviet life were discovered in an attic."

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