July 13th, 2017


Interesting Links for 13-07-2017

How video encoding works (a very simple introduction)
(tags: video Technology )
The touching effect of putting an autistic hero into a computer game
(tags: games diversity autism )
Overwatch: Bigger than the Premier League? (No. But people are trying...)
(tags: games sports money competition )
Is Decentralized Storage Sustainable?
(tags: design storage internet economics decentralisation )
Greening announces 'evidence champion' for schools
(tags: Education )
Pthalates linked to chronic disease in men
(tags: pthalates plastic disease )
Government refuses to release report into Saudi Arabia’s funding of Islamist extremism in UK
(tags: saudiarabia terrorism politics uk )
Inside the World of Chinese Bitcoin ‘Mining’ (Some great photos)
(tags: bitcoin china )
At 56, a ‘Light Bulb’ Goes Off and a Firefighter Emerges
(tags: fire age life )
The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do
As a Brit I have to admit that I had no idea that there _was_ a war with America in 1812
(tags: war uk usa france canada history )
The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem
(tags: facebook algorithm mother OhForFucksSake fail )
Radiohead releases a surprise ZX Spectrum program for OK Computer anniversary
(tags: music software )
Visa To Pay Restaurants To Stop Taking Cash
(tags: restaurant money Technology )
A Kingdom for a Horse: Kokpar and the Future of Kazakhstan
“There are no Kazakhs,” he says. “Stalin made us up.”
(tags: kazakhstan horses )
Scientists replay movie encoded in DNA
(tags: dna genetics movies )
"I think I am becoming accustomed to the sight of guns."
(tags: guns society UK France Scotland )
Unix Time 1,500M – Friday July 14 02:40GMT
(tags: time unix thefuture )
New corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent tax evasion effective from 30 September
(tags: law tax uk )
Post-apocalyptic Dilbert
(tags: dilbert apocalypse comic )

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Anyone know where I can find this guide to young students?

There used to be a yearly page that was published by a university somewhere which said "This year's students were born in 2007, and they grew up with brain implants and jetpacks, and they are used to politicians having tentacles, and their popular icons are zombies and robot dogs, and they have no memory of The Great War or music coming on tapes."

And it was always amusing to read each year, and see people's reactions to it when they realised that they were now terribly, terribly old.

And I'm darned if I can remember where that was, or what the university was.


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