SteadyGo’s Best Of The Web – 03/11/2017

Jonny

Having not listened to any of my previous warning posts about machines killing us all, google have now taught their AI to get from point A to B, notice how it didn’t choose to walk. Instead it ran manically just like a robot trying to murder you.

 

 

When I hit about 75 miles an hour in my car there’s so much rattling it feels like I’m about to jump into hyperspace, I can’t imagine what it must have been like to go over mach 1 in the x1. I would however 100% have had a go if the USAF would let me.

 


 

J.D

5 years…as a hostage with Al-Qaeda. Can you imagine. 5 years of wondering if any day you may be woken up and beheaded, that’s a 1825 day nightmare of uncertainty. Then you have no idea whats going on with your family, friends and in this case, wife. Except for the letters which your captors may or may not give you. A terrible ordeal for sure. Another well presented and compelling BBC news article.

 

I reckon it would be really fun to be chased round the garden by one of these things. I think its an Alpaca. I kinda want one:

 

Be ready for anything at the festive season with these tactical Christmas socks:

 


 

Sam

You can’t beat learning about evolution.

Well, you can beat it, obviously. A lottery win, for example.

Nevertheless, this is an interesting article about some of the most common genetic mutations in humans.

It’s funny how we presume the way we are is how we’re meant to be, when actually a lot of what’s got our species to this point is purely accidental.

 

This digital comic is spot on.

Or at least it’s good at first – it’s actually quite hard to use, and I’m not a big fan of comics.

It also takes up loads of space for an app, but it’s well worth downloading for a play about.

 


 

Alex

To quote the American philosopher John Dewey:

 “Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. Those who have the gift of creative expression in unusually large measure disclose the meaning of the individuality of others to those others. In participating in the work of art, they become artists in their activity. They learn to know and honor individuality in whatever form it appears. The fountains of creative activity are discovered and released. The free individuality which is the source of art is also the final source of creative development in time”

 This is loads of flies puking on a bit of canvas so has nothing to do with that:

 

Well at least she’s not dressed as the Grim Reaper…

 


 

Greg

Again, another dose of dog friendly content. Sony has released a new incarnation of the robot-dog, Aibo. Aibo is a fully functioning robotic dog, it even has OLED panels for eyes which convey emotion. Unfortunately, its only available in Japan. sad face

 

On a more design related note, Facebook have released a new set of devices for mock-ups and integration with Sketch. An extremely useful resource for finding good quality mock-ups which is something that can prove quite tricky, definitely one to add to the bookmarks.

 

 


 

Paul

This week my rock n’ roll dreams were kept alive by this video. I don’t know how you find yourself as a professional scissor player, but that’s the gig for me.

BBC Later: Scissors

FAIR ENOUGH.

Posted by BBC Three on Wednesday, 1 November 2017

 

This GIF showing how springs are made is hypnotising but after watching it I’m still none the wiser.

 


 

Jo

As a follower of the beautiful game, and at a time when I need to knock a very quick blog post out under pressure.

May I introduce the following reminder to all premature celebrations.

 

And if you thought that was a one in a million fluke – here’s another!

 


Jake

Reddit; the front page of the internet, the pinnacle of newsworthy news has another great scoop for me this week. Sadly my running commentary of Elon Musk won’t make it into this week’s edition, as you’re probably getting a bit sick of hearing about him. However one aspiring engineer definitely has made it into my post today; Ruthie Edwards who made a working computer out of a carved pumpkin! Her Tutor was unimpressed but Reddit wasn’t.

 

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