Test for Nearsightedness: Do You See Einstein or... →
“Here’s a clever test developed by Dr. Aude Oliva, a cognitive scientist at MIT. If you see Marilyn Monroe instead of Albert Einstein, you’re a bit nearsighted. I don’t see any indication that this what Oliva was trying to do, but it does serve that purpose nicely.”
Who reads the papers? | BBC Comedy →
A classic clip from Yes, Prime Minister. Who reads the newspapers?
Phone-hacking: The other news you might have... →
Plenty went on while we weren’t looking. Catch up.
Podcasts: Who still listens to them? | BBC News →
Great piece from @aj_hudson: “Since becoming a buzzword more than five years ago, the term “podcasting” has largely disappeared from view as attention has increasingly turned to social media. So why has such a popular technology received such a small amount of attention?”
How Twitter tracked the News of the World scandal... →
This is the way the News of the World ends: not... →
‘“It’s been running for more than a hundred years,” sobbed a junior showbiz reporter into his mobile. “I finally get a job here and six months later they f***ing shut it.”’
Multimedia: The Maori Alphabet | Stuff.co.nz →
Learn a little Maori with this simplistic and enjoyable slideshow produced by a former student of mine, Luke Appleby.
Motorcyclist Dies On Ride Protesting Helmet Law In... →
“Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike’s handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.”