Monthly Archives: August 2011

links for 2011-08-25

Fukushima Robot Operator Writes Tell-All Blog – IEEE Spectrum Pseudonymous operator of rescue robots at the Fukushima nuclear reactors writes about his experiences operating the machines, dangers at the plant, thoughts on improving rescue robot design. Written in Japanese and … Continue reading

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links for 2011-08-16

Disorder: facts and figures – Metropolitan Police Service London police write about levels of manpower put into reviewing CCTV footage to identify individuals involved with rioting. (tags: london londonriots cctv surveillance crowdsourcing flickr crime) London Disorder – Operation Withern – … Continue reading

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links for 2011-08-11

Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas Writeup of a fascinating paper on the dissemination of ideas. Mathematical model suggests that unshakeable belief can spread through a society with a very low tipping point (10%) Unclear … Continue reading

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Enjoy the silence

Apologies for the silence, everyone. I’m on a self-imposed writer’s retreat, and while I’m writing a lot, it’s not currently showing up on this blog. I’m trying to spend all of August focused on my book in the hopes of … Continue reading

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