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Your Uncle Wants Tech Support? Give Him This USB Stick | Wired Enterprise |
"Users boot their computer to the flash drive, and it launches a customized version of Linux, which connects with a Jumpshot internet service and proceeds to open a browser interface while it scans the computer’s hard drive for viruses, crapware and signs of misconfiguration."
computers  viruses  via:rwhe 
august 2012 by kevan
How to Get Things Done - Robert Benchley, 1949
"The psychological principle is this: anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment."
psychology  delusions  writing  via:rwhe 
august 2011 by kevan
D-Total™ by Dr. A. F. Simkin - Seventeen Dice in One
"At 7 o’clock (bottom left) there may be a number (1-7) between the square and diamond shapes. If not, re-roll to get the d7 result." Photo at
dice  maths  via:rwhe 
january 2009 by kevan
Matt's Idea Blog: How to use the "I'm not going to ____" mind hack
"The easiest way [to] trick the reactive brain is to be subtle: convince it there is no threat by pretending to yourself that you are not going to do the task. [...] 'I'm not really going to write that report now, but I'll just get out the file.'"
brains  hacking  via:rwhe 
august 2007 by kevan
The Rules of Cliques
"All current members of that circle must then vote on whether to approve or disapprove of the remark." Interestingly vague inductive logic game.
games  via:rwhe 
april 2007 by kevan
Philips Research Technologies - Entertaible
"The Entertaible concept is a tabletop gaming platform that marries traditional multi-player board and computer games in a uniquely simple and intuitive way." A table-surface touchscreen that can track physical game components.
games  technology  board  design  furniture  via:rwhe 
september 2006 by kevan - Men Act Like Dogs to Determine Dominance
"Like whining in dogs, a man's raising of pitch to a physically dominant man is probably an unconscious way of showing deference, said study leader David Puts of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania."
psychology  dogs  science  via:rwhe 
august 2006 by kevan
Entropy Game
Interesting chaos-vs-entropy game, one player placing tokens on a board, the other trying to slide them to form interesting palindromic patterns. Exists as a proper boardgame, "Hyle 7", although computer scoring seems like a good idea.
board  games  via:rwhe 
august 2006 by kevan
Wired 9.12: The Geek Syndrome
"One provocative hypothesis that might account for the rise of [autistic] spectrum disorders in technically adept communities like Silicon Valley, some geneticists speculate, is an increase in assortative mating."
children  genetics  evolution  psychology  brains  medicine  via:rwhe 
july 2006 by kevan
Super Duper Games
A web-based server for a variety of turn-taking games, mostly in the Icehouse/Piecepack mould, by the looks of it.
board  games  web  via:rwhe 
october 2005 by kevan
The Game-it-Yourself Canonical List of Free Print-and-Play Games
"It is my goal that every single game that is freely available on the internet will be listed here."
board  games  paper  cards  via:rwhe 
july 2005 by kevan

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