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On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent



A biased illustrated essay on generative algorithms written by Anders Hoff.

Source: On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent

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netdata: Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

netdata – Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

Source: firehol/netdata: Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

Looks awesome!

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Carry-on 2.0 Bag

PRE-SALE In September 2013, we launched the original Carry-on. It raised over $340,000 in 30 days (more than 11x our original goal). It was a Kickstarter Staff Pick. And at the time, it was the most-funded bag in Kickstarter history. Better than that? It was shipped on-time. We had an incredible group of backers doing incredible things, and as they travelled the world doing those things, they sent us feedback. We’re building a company that makes gear for real life. Naturally, the development process for the Carry-on 2.0 looked something like this: 10,000+ emails  2+ years of testing  Uncountable late-night Skype calls with dodgy connections 3,278,453,278 team ‘debates’  1 black eye (don’t ask) In summary: we listened, we questioned, we politely disagreed with each other, we thanked our users profusely. And then, we made the Carry-on 2.0. The Carry-on 2.0 is the

Source: Carry-on 2.0 Bag

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QWERKYWRITER | Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard Kickstarter Success

Source: QWERKYWRITER | Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

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physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale 


Using hollow tubes of packing tape, it’s possible to prototype large structures quickly at full scale.

Source: protopiper: physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale – robertkovax

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Simplelink SensorTag

 

The Bluetooth Smart SensorTag is designed to shorten the design time for Bluetooth App development from months to hours by allowing App developers to write Apps that enable and use advanced sensors directly from a smartphone without any firmware or embedded software development.

Source: Simplelink SensorTag – TI.com

Low power microcontroller with a whole host of sensors on board, speaks either BLE or Zigbee for only $30!

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Biopod – Smart Microhabitat

 

Want!

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The sweet spot

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Ecocapsule

 

Offgrid, solar & wind powered, rain harvesting self contained living quarters.

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Donnacha Costello – Ten Years Later

Donnacha Costello

Donnacha Costello’s ‘Color Series’ first debuted on his own label ‘Minimise’ in 2004 and over the next year or so, evolved into ten releases which to this day remain some of my favourite vinyl records. With influences ranging from Aphex Twin, Plastikman, Autechre, Model 500 and Farley Jackmaster Funk, Donnacha reached into new territory with this series, combining his love of synths, techno music and in many instances, ambient music, to produce a collectable and sought after series of vinyl, and a defining style of music for many of today’s producers.

Source: Donnacha Costello – Ten Years Later — A STRANGELY ISOLATED PLACE

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Burningman 2014 Roadtrip

A fairly quick and dirty map of the roadtrip to and from Black Rock City this summer. I’ll try to improve this over the next few days, ideally at least changing the color!

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Seinabo Sey: Younger

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/84222759 w=640&h=360]

From the incredible Seinabo Sey.

I also suggest the remix by Kygo. Perfect Summer Pop:

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Why NORAD tracks Santa

One morning that December, U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations at CONAD, the Continental Air Defense Command — NORAD’s predecessor — got a phone call at his Colorado Springs, Colo., office. This was no laughing matter. The call had come in on one of the top secret lines inside CONAD that only rang in the case of a crisis.

Grabbing the phone, Shoup must have expected the worst. Instead, a tiny voice asked, “Is this Santa Claus?

A Christmas tradition is born on the United States strategic defense nuclear hotline.

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The hallucinatory operators are real

Drawings by Moebius (Jean Giraud)
Title: William Burroughs

Via: But Does It Float?

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Golden hour in brooklyn

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