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2011-09-08 (Thursday)


  1. Custom Fit Jeans by Sam & Leona — Kickstarter

    Project to make custom-fit jeans for only $60 a pair. I am very sceptical that the material and manufacture can be much good, computerised cutting or not. (via Charles Stross)

  2. The Wrong Trousers - Charlie’s Diary

    Charles Stross on his M&S trousers and Scottevest many-pocketed fleece, plus many comments. (via @GreatDismal)

  3. The New Pants Revue | Beyond The Beyond

    Bruce Sterling comparing old and new 5.11 Tactial Pants. I love this SF-writer/fashion crossover point. I tried some of these on recently and they seemed oddly baggy. Maybe I’m too used to jeans. (via @GreatDismal)

  4. Views Differ on Shape of Earth, Climate Edition

    How few Americans have any idea what percentage of scientists think climate change is real. Depressing, and why the BBC (and others) shouldn’t try to be “balanced” about the issue. (via Daring Fireball)

  5. BBC News - A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism

    John Gray on how capitalism is destroying the bourgeoisie, and how Marx was right about the evils of capitalism, but wrong about communism being the solution. (via Stellar)

  6. Teach our kids to code - e-petitions

    Not sure if it’s just me, but isn’t it only tech people who refer to “computer programming” as “coding”? I can imagine many people, those who matter, having no idea what this petition wants. “Coding? Is that about secret codes? Codebreaking?”

  7. My speech to the IAAC | Ben Hammersley’s Dangerous Precedent

    Ben’s speech to the UK’s Information Assurance Advisory Council on how the world has and is changing, how two generations see it differently, and what it means for security.


  • philgyford’s avatar

    But I go out, cycling's fun, London's such a city, I see 'Tree of Life', and a couple kiss goodbye as I arrive home. Who needs the Internet.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    20-year-old me would be horrified at how rarely I can be bothered to go to the cinema. But he hadn't seen today's prices. Or the Internet.

  • philgyford’s avatar invites now gone, although don't let that stop you proclaiming your love of scotch eggs.

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    @rk295 Congratulations! Let me know what email address you want added to Stellar!

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    @nathanawilliams Congratulations! Let me know what email address you want added to Stellar!

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    @bobbiejohnson There's no harm in that. I love scotch eggs too.

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    I have two invites, for the first people to tweet "@jkottke I LOVE SCOTCH EGGS!"

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    @hubmum I think it’s more a case of replacing “coding” with “computer programming” so older/non-tech folk know what you mean.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @hubmum Will anyone other than tech people know what “coding” means? I imagine normal folk not understanding that petition at all…?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Dear @guardian, @mswainwright I think you mean postcode areas not postcodes, unless there are a few million Tescos :)

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  • genmon’s avatar

    Hatters gonna hat

  • benadida’s avatar

    the Republican audience *cheered* 200+ people executed in Texas. Cheered. Reasonable debate is not possible with these insane people.