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January 4, 2019

Erik Demaine's Folding and Unfolding Page

Res ipsa loquitur.

More about Erik Demaine here.

January 4, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Time Machine: Dennis Severs' House

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Artist David Hockney described visiting this London house as one of the world's five greatest experiences.

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Dennis Severs was an eccentric California man fascinated by English history.

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In the 1970s he moved to London and bought, for 20,000 pounds, a decrepit Georgian house in the then–dangerous Spitalfields Market area.

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Instead of modernizing his new home, as most buyers of such properties do, Severs did the opposite: he restored it to be as true to the 1740s, when it was built, as he could.

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There is no electricity and no indoor plumbing.

Jane Black wrote effusively of her visit to the house in an article that appeared in the June 26, 2005 Washington Post.

January 4, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New Emergency Number

That's 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

January 4, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Mynoise.net

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"Car interior? Oil tanker? Laundromat? These ballads are in the vast soundscape library created by Stéphane Pigeon, a Belgian electrical engineer, and ready to play on Mynoise.net, a sound generator he put online in 2013 that now has one million page views each month."

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"It's a nearly philanthropic enterprise, as it runs on donations. 'I have enough stress,' Dr. Pigeon said."

[via Penelope Green and the New York Times]

 

January 4, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Yellow Vest Movement: You can too!

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The French protest movement

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got its name from the reflective yellow safety vests all French drivers are required to carry in their cars.

I like this law so I got one.

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Wait a sec, joe — oh, never mind.

It fits nicely and is quite comfortable as well as being light.

Should be excellent for running at night.

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Does that make me French?

You can too!

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$11.75.

January 4, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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