Next step Space
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Stephen Hawking’s just completed a bunch of zero-G flights on a Boeing 727. All part of his grand plan to get into space. After thinking about and explaining the Universe to people for so long it must be a dream for him, and it sounds like his heart is up to it. Cool.  Hawking amazed

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Rotring 600
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I’ve finally got the new, extra-fine nib for my old-style Rotring 600 fountain pen. Seems to be flowing well, although changing nibs was a tough operation and required a bit of experiment. It wasn’t flowing properly at first and I found I had to push it in an extra milimetre to get it going consistently.

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Airstream
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Airstream continue their assault on my lusting and desire system. DWR Airstream

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Ant’s nest
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Here’s a shot of a hidden world. This plaster cast is of the INSIDE of a Florida Harvester Ant’s nest. It has 135 chambers and 12 meters of vertical shafts. Quite an architecture. I liked this quote, which gives such a societal feeling to the colony. Basically they’re saying the young ants work at the

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New Gehry
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I like the restraint of this new Frank Gehry creation for InterActive Corp in Manhatten. It must have such great perspective from the ‘human scale’ of ground level since it tapers up towards the top. From the sidewalk I would imagine it looks far taller then it is. Fun. Barry Diller’s Flashy New Digs

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Steven Holl
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Steven Holl has completed a new build at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. If you’re living in Seattle and haven’t visited the St. Ignatius Chapel, which he also did, then get over there right now! Shannon and I wanted this for our wedding service, but unfortunately you have to be a Catholic student attending

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~ Zero Carbon House ~
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Well, there you go. Everything you need to make your house have no carbon footprint at all, including food and transport. And this in a mild (but admittedly windy) climate like Scotland. Now to find a small piece of land… ~ Zero Carbon House ~ (vie EcoGeek)

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum: 25 today
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I remember buying one of these with Uncle Tom in the Boots Chemist that used to be across the road from Harrods in London. I think it must have been summer 1982. Anyway, Happy Birthday to an enabling piece of kit! Link to Sinclair ZX Spectrum: 25 today | The Register

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Through the viewfinder
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My friend Tim has finally finished his ‘Through the Viewfinder’ project. He joined a bunch of other nutters a while ago who take photos through the viewfinder of another camera. Typically these other cameras are old twin-reflex models and the output is really beautifully stylised. Here’s the construction of his rig. And here are some

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Limited exposure
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I’ve abandoned my $2000+ worth of camera equipment in favor of my free cellphone camera (a 2MP Orange M3100). This is partially an effort to take more photos again by using a device that is already always with me, but there’s actually something really challenging about learning the limits of such a simple piece of

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