8 October 2009

Breathe Deep And Let Go Of Things

☸ Breathe Deep And Let Go Of Things
(Flickr photo, t-shirt). Inspired by this, which in turn was inspired by a WWII era British propaganda poster (buy).

[via:Merlin Mann]

4 October 2009

UK Treasury about to force banks to lend in poorer communities?

“Bankers in visible pain” sounds like a nice concept, but this seems an awful lot like a socialized version of the lunacy that caused the subprime mortgage crisis (do watch the video)…

[via:Tommy Rosenqvist]

23 September 2009

Data on all UK adults dealing with children in any organized manner to be screened, stored in database

[via:Charris]

19 September 2009

British doctor faces action over claims of ‘ghost writing’ for US drug company

Doctors have been agreeing to be named as authors on studies written by employees of the pharmaceutical industry, giving greater credibility to medical research, according to new evidence.

The Guardian has learned that one of Britain’s leading bone specialists is facing disciplinary action over accusations that he was involved in “ghost writing”.

9 September 2009

Britain could create carbon dioxide storage business: enough space for 100 years beneath the North Sea

Jules Verne approves.

[via:Tiede]

4 September 2009

Texting and Driving, simulated car crash (gory UK Public Service Announcement)

Clip from a half-hour drama about a car accident, produced and directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes. Targeted at young drivers with unsafe texting habits. Let your lunch settle before watching.

[via:Peppar]

1 September 2009

Activists demand posthumous UK government apology to WWII code breaker, computer inventor Alan Turing

Turing was prosecuted for gross indecency in 1952 after admitting a sexual relationship with a man and was forced to choose between a prison sentence and hormone therapy. After choosing the latter and getting his career destroyed, Turing killed himself two years later.

Related: If the logic of sodomy laws is applied, this blog is powered by a Homo’s Devil Machine.

Powered by a Homo's Devil Machine

[via:Charris]

19 August 2009

A follow-up on Scotland’s “Trainspotting” heroin generation

[via:Metafilter]

11 August 2009

Study: Schizophrenia patients show increased violent tendencies mainly when substance abuse is involved

See also: Scientist’s home page.

Finnish readers may be interested in Tiede magazine’s news item, which links to previous articles discussing recent school shootings and their relation to mental disorder among the perpetrators.

[via:Tiede]

6 July 2009

Video: UK anti-surveillance activist arrested for asking a policeman for his badge number

[via:Charris]

5 May 2009

Design student Sara Watson's Skoda car illusion: painted to merge with surroundings (University of Central Lancashire)

UK design student disappears car by painting it to merge with the surrounding car park

[via:Charris]

17 March 2009

UK movie goer searched for cameras, threatened with Police for bringing own candy

“TorrentFreak has been unsuccessful in finding any torrent sites that treat their users like this, but we’ll keep looking

[via:zzorn]

22 February 2009

London Police Seek To Install CCTV In Pubs

[via:Slashdot]

4 February 2009

Atheist bus slogan generator: There is probably no spoon now stop dreaming and take the red pill

Atheist bus slogan generator

Also:
Atheist Bus Campaign (Wikipedia)

[via:Waino]

1 February 2009

Bansky image pool on Flickr
Bansky image pool on Flickr

Photos made of rebels and win. Also: Wikipedia

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