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12 April 2015

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  1. I cannot make bricks without clay — The colors of paintings: Blue is the new orange

    Analysing the colours used in paintings over time, and wondering why blueish colours increased over the 20th century. (via Flowing Data)

  2. Luxury Harris Tweed slippers for Men at bedroom athletics

    I like these more than I expected. Maybe next winter… (via Grey Fox)

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    (I'm working on how to further drastically simplify both politics and religion. Still work to do, but getting close!)

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    It must be comforting if your beliefs are in line with those of the Tory or Labour manifestos. Like belonging to a recognised major faith.

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    Count me in @garydunion: Q: What do Guardian readers think should be in the Labour manifesto?
    A: The Green manifesto.
    bit.ly/1aQCFee

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    @johndodds @tomcoates Well, yeah, but only if the "internet" was a real thing!

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    @anu I'm not sure how far back the Apple Store goes, or what the layout of the Grand was. Odd, anyway.

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    @tomcoates Oh yeah! Good times. I wonder what I did with that car. I'll get in my intelligent armoured helicopter and go look for it!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @tomcoates Sometimes I think I've been there, but it's probably just a memory of an implausible TV show from years ago.

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    @tomcoates Wait, are you real?

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    I find it odd having memories of inside places but no idea where that was located. Like it didn't really happen until I can pin it somewhere

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Remembered a party in the 90s at Hanover Grand. Couldn't remember where that was at all… same building/block Regent St Apple Store now is!

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    @dwlt Is this like Mornington Crescent?

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    @BenGBarker Ohh, well, that makes more sense! Sounds good!

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    @philgyford You're spelling it wrong, it's "Roeg-like" games, as in the director of Performance and Don't Look Now.

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    @amcewen I’ve no idea. I don’t know what nethack is like. You… gamer!

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    @guentheralex Exactly. It sounds very specific, but… means nothing except to those who already read/write a lot about games. I assume.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Are “rogue-like” games about: vagrants; scoundrels; scamps; misbehaving horses; or inferior biological variations? Must be one of them.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I’ve asked several tech-savvy, casual-gaming friends: none of us know what “rogue-like” games are, despite it being a common descriptor.

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  • DougCoupland’s avatar

    Most of those cute animals you looked at online in 2005? Dead.

  • tomcoates’s avatar

    @philgyford Of course I'm real! I live in Narnia where it's always sunny with my friends Silicon Roundabout Boy and the Lanyardies.