This Week – Burning Bagpipes,cucumber beards,world’s largest sub-woofer & tax avoidance infographicS


“I wanted to do all those three things. Obviously politics is difficult – that involved going to Parliament, making an argument in a strong and principled way but then listening to Parliament. But I’m also a democrat and I have to listen to Parliament… but I will continue to push for robust response.”  so you’re kind of not Davey if you’re going to continue pushing this point of view through. I believe that’s called 

“I haven’t spoken to Obama since the debate but I will do over the next day or so…” I’m a little scared so putting it off. First I need to change my pants and then try and make something up but I’m worried he’s already seen it on the TV so I’m actually not quite sure what to do.

“Its 2013 and the NSA is stuck in 2003 technology, said an intelligence official. ” They are great at some sophisticated tasks but oddly bad at many of the simplest. That last sentence really means: “they are great at hacking stuff, but crap at protecting stuff.” 

“But I’ve no spade to follow men like them.

Between my finger and my thumb

The squat pen rests.

I’ll dig with it.” farewell Seamus Heaney 

He added he was “very honest” and the companies did ask why he had an 0871 number. He told the programme he replied: “Because I’m getting annoyed with PPI phone calls when I’m trying to watch Coronation Street so I’d rather make 10p a minute.”

Stick a cucumber in your beard…

Dual Maps – see where you are from street level and from above like… clever that.

How one man turns annoying cold calls into cash. A man targeted by marketing companies is making money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number.

Sausages from around the world from the ever excellent Visually

There are approximately one thousand sys admins with Snowden’s authority, who can basically go through any document without any trace. Amazing!  

Bagpipes burning…click image.

World’s largest horn subwoofer rocks the house to its foundations and beyond. How low can it go? Click image again like…

The Ulam Spiral
Write the numbers from 41 to 440 in a square spiral:

Remarkably, all the numbers on the red diagonal are prime even when the spiral is continued into a 20 20 square. Check Futility Closet for more good stuff.

Great Posthuman live mix on Test Pressing

Farewell… a postcard from Berlin awaits you next week. 
You lucky people