The No Plot Plan

Am posting everything on here as my life is everything I do, music, media and anything else I find interesting all in one place for you to shift through. Some of it links up, parts of it don't, some of it is contradictory but if I never admitted that I'd be a walking one.

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Top scientists agree climate has changed for good



The peer-reviewed assessment notes that there is “strong consensus” around this central finding, and in some cases the weather has changed for good.
Last summer was by all means a record breaker, with 123 weather records broken in 90 days.
As well as heat waves and unprecedented temperatures, there was heavy rainfall and major flooding.
But according to the Climate Commission, this was not a one-off.
In its most comprehensive assessment analysis, the commission says Australia has a future of records yet to be broken and “in some cases day-to-day weather has shifted for good”.


Full Story: ABC

Are British Winters about to be extended?
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YouTube is the dominant force in music

jkottke:

This is a nice article about how memes are often made or promoted deliberately by financial interests and not because of a spontaneous popular uprising, but mostly I wanted to highlight this statement:

Google’s YouTube, not Apple’s iTunes, is now the dominant force in music.

I’ve been convinced for awhile now that YouTube and not Android or Google+ will be their main source of revenue if/when Google’s search business wanes. (via @claytoncubitt)

If Apples iTunes did more than 30 second demos would this change YouTube?

(via emergentfutures)

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Gamma-ray burst ‘blasted’ Earth in 8th century


A mystery wave of cosmic radiation that smashed into Earth in the eighth century may have come from two black holes that collided, a study says.
Clues for the strange event were unearthed last year by Japanese astrophysicist Fusa Miyake, who discovered a surge in carbon-14 - an isotope that derives from high-energy radiation - in the rings of ancient cedar trees.

Full Story: ABC
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— W. Somerset Maugham
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Fake Media Studies: Cloud Computing

exampleasmediastudies:

Now you have no excuse for losing your work!

In Media Studies we have to deal with a large number of files and organizing them can be a pain. You’ll need to have an up-to-date version of everything that you do and may need to load this onto several devices (eg the Mac at school, your PC at…

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THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here’s A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens

Over in Belgium, scientists have finally taken a crucial step toward building screens into contact lenses.

Jelle De Smet and a team of researchers at Ghent University built an LCD screen in a curved contact lens.
Full Story: Business Insider
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THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here’s A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens

Over in Belgium, scientists have finally taken a crucial step toward building screens into contact lenses.

Jelle De Smet and a team of researchers at Ghent University built an LCD screen in a curved contact lens.
Full Story: Business Insider
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An old favorite from a fan.
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SteamBox to be available next year.
Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that Steam’s recent big picture mode was received “much stronger than expected” by consumers, and the company will now push ahead to get Steam Linux out of beta and onto specially designed PC packages, which he expects to be available next year.
He expects that along with Steam-manufactured boxes, third party manufacturers will also bring similar devices to market, which will be able to be hooked directly up to a TV and run Steam right out of the box. He confirmed they will compete with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.


“I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them,” Newell told me. “Cause they won’t have to split the world into thinking about ‘why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?’ So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments.”
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Carpooling: Saving Time, Money, and the Planet


infographic takes a look at the state of carpooling and car-sharing in the US—even though not a lot of people do it, the ones that do have a surprisingly large effect.

Full Story: carinsurance

As someone who carpools I like this!
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