Tags: iss

RadioISS: Listening to Earth from Space

A lovely little science hack: listen to whatever radio station is broadcasting below the position of the International Space Station.

Lunar Missions Ltd

We’re going back to the moon. With a robot. So we can take sublunarean samples.

You can help fund it on Kickstarter.

Laser Age / The Dissolve

A great series of articles on the sci-fi films of the ’60s and ’70s:

The Laser Age examines a rich period in the history of science-fiction filmmaking that began in the late 1960s and faded away by the mid 1980s.

…all wrapped up in a nice responsive design too.

Brian Aldiss: ‘These days I don’t read any science fiction. I only read Tolstoy’ | Books | The Guardian

A profile of Brian Aldiss in The Guardian.

I still can’t quite believe I managed to get him for last year’s Brighton SF.

Omni Reboot: Hackers Of The Renaissance

This history of hacking.

Information doth wish to be free.

The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer

The story behind the classic arcade game Missile Command and the toll it took on its creator:

Theurer’s constant strides for perfection left him working his body to the point that Missile Command’s premise started to manifest itself in his subconscious, sneaking into his dreams and turning them to nightmares.

There was something about the sound of those explosions, the feeling of the trackball in your hand, and the realisation that no matter how well you played, you could only delay the inevitable.

THE END

Installable Webapps: Extend the Sandbox by Boris Smus

This a great proposal: well-researched and explained, it tackles the tricky subject of balancing security and access to native APIs.

Far too many ideas around installable websites focus on imitating native behaviour in a cargo-cult kind of way, whereas this acknowledges addressability (with URLs) as a killer feature of the web …a beautiful baby that we definitely don’t want to throw out with the bathwater.

Planning Notices in Brighton « Phil Lucas

I wish to cover the entire Brighton Pavilion in Bakelite for my own amusement.

Solita: This is rude

Let’s be polite. Especially when starting relationships.

Notfound.org

This wouldn’t be appropriate for every site but I still think it could be a damned fine use of otherwise-neglected 404 pages: including information about missing children.

View from the ISS at Night on Vimeo

Another beautiful timelapse video made from photographs taken from the International Space Station.

The music from Sunshine gets me every time.

Olympic Defence: the Unofficial London 2012 Security Game « Tom Scott

Yet another piece of brilliance from Tom:

Click to make the Olympic Mascots fire their roof-mounted missiles! Aim for terrorists, protestors, and any illegal advertising!

ISS Star Trails - a set on Flickr

Beautiful time-lapse photography from Don “we’ve got a Dragon by the tail” Pettit, taken from the International Space Station.

The Perpetual, Invisible Window Into Your Gmail Inbox - Waxy.org

Andy sounds a cautionary note: the password anti-pattern may be dying, but OAuth permission-granting shouldn’t be blasé. This is why granular permissions are so important.

Clean up ALL Your Applications Privacy Settings in 2 Minutes

A one-stop-shop with links to the authentication settings of various online services. Take the time to do a little Spring cleaning.

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS on Vimeo

Gorgeous time-lapse footage from the astronauts in the International Space Station.

ISS-Notify by Nathan Bergey — Kickstarter

I want one! An ambient signifier (in lamp form) to let you know when the ISS is flying overhead. Geekgasm!

You are listening to Los Angeles

Ambient LA.

YouTube - Playmobil Stop Motion - Joy Division - Transmission

Hooky never looked so good.

A Content Book Apart : Incisive.nu

Erin is writing about content strategy for A Book Apart. This is good news for everyone.

Front-End Design Conference - July 23, 2010

This web conference in July in St. Petersburg, Florida looks great — the line-up is excellent and tickets cost just $99. Bargain!

Change Proposal Status

Purely for my own benefit because I keep needing this URL, here are the current outstanding issues registered at the W3C for HTML5.

Issue 31482 - chromium - Huge amount of goats teleported - Project Hosting on Google Code

Best. Bug report. Ever.

Don't Give Your Account Passwords Away, a Mission on PMOG

A PMOG mission where players learn about the password anti-pattern.

A definition of “user experience� | FatDUX | blogging about user experiences

Eric Reiss takes a stab at defining User Experience.

How your friends' friends can affect your mood - life - 30 December 2008 - New Scientist

The spread of happiness, obesity and smoking habits through social networks.

Say “No” to Starbucks on St James’s Street | Clagnut § Brighton · War & Politics

Starbucks has opened a branch in Brighton by disregarding planning permission, ignoring planning laws, and by asserting is not in fact a café or coffee shop but a retail outlet.

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING

A real time satellite tracking web application. Over 8000 satellites are tracked and can be displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface.

The Rissington Podcast | Like Gardeners Question Time, but for geeks

Check out the redesigned site for the podcast from Jon and John. Acknowledge the divinity in its gloriously liquid splendour. Smashing work, chaps!

Fiction Liberation Front--The Goods

Science-fiction author Lews Shiner is releasing many of his short stories online for free (HTML or PDF).

Vitamin Features » Web Design-isms: 7 Surefire Styles that Work

A nice well-illustrated article from Larissa Meek pointing to some design trends that can be applied to the Web.

Flickr: Photos from I Saw You: Missed Connection Comics

An ongoing comic on Flickr where the subject matter comes from the "missed connections" posts on Craigslist.

Editors' top noise cancellation headphones - CNET Reviews

I need to get some noise-cancelling headphones for the flight to Vancouver. Those Sennheisers are looking good for the price.

Where I Had My First Kiss . com - where was your first kiss?

Here's a mashup for ya: Google Maps meets young love.