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The worst volume control UI in the world – uxdesign.cc
People on Reddit competed to design the worst volume control interface, and here are some of them.
design  funny  ui  #tw 
12 days ago
Surprise locomotive - Wikipedia
TIL there was a steam locomotive called 'Surprise', which killed its driver and fireman when its boiler exploded.
railways  #tw 
17 days ago
Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube - BBC News
Gangnam Style has been knocked off the top of the most-played YouTube video chart.
youtube  music  gangnamstyle  #tw 
18 days ago
9 Hideous Creatures That Deserve Your Unconditional Love
9 Hideous Creatures That Deserve Your Unconditional Love
#tw  animals  gizmodo 
29 days ago
No, HMS Queen Elizabeth doesn't run on Windows XP
No, HMS Queen Elizabeth doesn't run on Windows XP (Phew)
navy  #tw  windows  windowsxp 
4 weeks ago
Volvo's driverless cars 'confused' by kangaroos - BBC News
Volvo's driverless cars get confused when they encounter kangaroos in Australia.
#tw  volvo  driving  car  cars  kangaroo  australia 
4 weeks ago
Ofcom wants more broadband competition in Hull following 'concerns' over KCOM dominance - Hull Daily Mail
Ofcom concerned about lack of broadband competition in Hull. Like, hello? THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS.
broadband  kingstonuponhull  hull  #tw  ofcom 
5 weeks ago
How many railway terminals does London have? | CityMetric
How many terminal rail stations does London have? The answer is... complicated.
london  rail  railways  stations  #tw 
5 weeks ago
Yahoo closes internet prodigy's news app - BBC News
Yahoo is killing off Summise. Can't say I ever used it but seems short-sighted.
#tw  news  summise  yahoo 
5 weeks ago
The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica
The short life and death of FireWire, the port that should've beaten USB but didn't.
sony  firewire  usb  apple  #tw 
5 weeks ago
California earthquake alarm sounded - 92 years late - BBC News
Alarms in California sounded for an earthquake that actually happened in 1925.
earthquake  california  #tw 
5 weeks ago
The 50 Best Good Bad Movies – The Ringer
The 50 best 'Good Bad' films (I haven't seen any of them).
movies  film  #tw 
5 weeks ago
Fidget Spinners are over
We're probably past the point of peak fidget spinner popularity, according to FiveThirtyEight.
trends  fidgetspinners  fivethirtyeight  toys  #tw 
5 weeks ago
This is What Happens When You Teach an AI to Name Guinea Pigs | Gizmodo UK
Someone trained a neural network to name guinea pigs, and the results were surprisingly good.
artificialintelligence  ai  #tw  guineapig  neuralnetwork 
5 weeks ago
So, Which Music Streaming Service Should I Use?
Lifehacker compares music streaming services: Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora etc.
lifehacker  music  streaming  #tw 
6 weeks ago
Four international lessons on how London could cut air pollution | CityMetric
Four ideas London could use from other cities to reduce air pollution.
london  environment  #tw  pollution 
7 weeks ago
Sheriff Hutton Castle goes up for sale as part of £1.1m sale
Got a spare £1.1million? Then you could buy a castle near York!
#tw 
8 weeks ago
Are Britons falling out of love with booze? - BBC News
Baby Boomers may be screwing Millenials over, but they're also more likely to die from alcohol-induced illnesses
alcohol  millennials  babyboomers  drink  #tw 
12 weeks ago
Fitness app Strava really, really wants to be the social network for athletes - The Verge
Strava seems to be planning to become a fully-fledged social network for athletes.
strava  fitness  #tw  running  cycling  socialnetwork 
12 weeks ago
Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions
Ever heard of 'manipulinks'? They're those 'No thanks' links to opt out of email newsletters.
manipulinks  email  #tw 
12 weeks ago
Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]
Google, Amazon and eBay have dropped Apple Watch support from their latest iOS app releases.
google  ebay  amazon  applewatch  smartwatch  app  ios  apple  #tw 
12 weeks ago
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' - BBC News
Facebook and Google duped out of over $100m via email scams.
facebook  google  email  scam  #tw 
april 2017
CS department updates introductory courses | Stanford Daily
Stanford Uni's introductory programming course will be in JavaScript, rather than Java in future. Sign of the times
javascript  programming  java  stanford  #tw 
april 2017
How will decreased sugar in Lucozade affect people with diabetes? - Diabetes Blog
Lucozade is cutting its sugar content - how will this affect diabetics?
diabetes  lucozade  #tw 
april 2017
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service - BBC News
'World's most secure email system' is actually a Raspberry Pi running outdated open source software.
email  RaspberryPi  security  #tw 
april 2017
Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police - BBC News
Data from a deceased woman's Fitbit is being used as evidence again the man accused of her murder.
fitbit  murder  #tw  crime  fitness 
april 2017
Humour bypass as hummus runs dry | Life and style | The Guardian
There is a national hummus shortage. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
hummus  food  #tw 
april 2017
Zimbabwe schools accept goats for tuition fees - BBC News
If you're a Zimbabwean parent who can't afford school fees, you can now pay in goats
goat  zimbabwe  education  #tw 
april 2017
My open source Instagram bot got me 2,500 real followers for $5 in server costs
How to get hundreds of real Instagram followers using a bot. (ethics aside)
coding  instagram  python  bot  programming  #tw 
april 2017
Aga app 'could let hackers turn off oven'
TIL: 1) You can control your (new) Aga with an app
security  aga  food  internetofthings  #tw  cooking  iot 
april 2017
Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network
Prison inmates in Ohio built two hidden skunkworks servers and ran them for 4 months before being caught
prison  #tw  crime 
april 2017
DSLRs vs. Mirrorless Cameras: The 10 Crucial Things You Need to Understand
Good overview of the 10 key differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and which one is best.
camera  dslr  photography  #tw 
april 2017
The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with - BBC News
Horlicks: marketed as soothing bedtime drink in the UK, and stimulating morning drink in India. It's the same drink
#tw  india  marketing  horlicks 
april 2017
UK charities fined for data law breaches - BBC News
11 UK charities fined for Data Protection Act breaches, including combining data to track down old donors
charity  data  #tw  law 
april 2017
The public was asked to name a new ferry and the inevitable happened | Metro News
The public was asked to name a new ferry and the inevitable happened #boatymcboatface
boat  boatymcboatface  #tw 
april 2017
Skegness ranked among war zones as one of the world's worst travel destinations | Grimsby Telegraph
Skegness ranked with Damascus, Pyongyang and Mogadishu as one of worst travel destinations in the world. Bit harsh!
skegness  travel  #tw  tourism 
april 2017
Mexico City metro's 'penis seat' sparks debate - BBC News
Of course, an article about sexual assault on public transport would have a 'not all men' response :-/
transport  mexico  feminism  #tw 
march 2017
Australia Hit by Real Life Sharknado
Australia hit by real-life Sharknado. (Because of course this would happen in Australia)
#tw  shark  sharknado  australia 
march 2017
Uber to pull out of Denmark - BBC News
Uber, rather than complying with local laws, is pulling out of Denmark after 3 years.
#tw  uber  taxi  denmark 
march 2017
Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices - BBC News
Samsung may relaunch the Note 7 as it decides what to do with 2.5 million re-called devices.
samsung  android  #tw  recall 
march 2017
Hollywood director Brett Ratner says Rotten Tomatoes is destroying movies - BBC Newsbeat
Hollywood director bemoans Rotten Tomatoes because it puts people off. STOP MAKING CRAP FILMS THEN.
#tw  film  movies  rottentomatoes  ratings 
march 2017
Philip Davies MP: My 16,000 Twitter followers hate me - BBC News
For the record, I don't follow Philip Davies on Twitter, but do hate him.
#tw  politics  twitter 
march 2017
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes - BBC News
Ofcom is proposing £10 compensation for every day that your internet is down due to ISP faults.
ofcom  #tw  broadband  compensation 
march 2017
Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware - Motherboard
American farmers are hacking the John Deere tractors with Ukrainian fimrware, to get around repair restrictions.
hacking  farming  economics  #tw 
march 2017
Forgetful railcard users now able to claim refunds if they're told to pay full fare
If you forget your railcard when travelling by train, you're now able to claim a refund if made to pay full fare
travel  rail  railways  tickets  #tw 
march 2017
To censor or not to censor? YouTube's double bind | Technology | The Guardian
YouTube's difficult censorship compromise - how to satisfy both advertisers and the LGBT+ community.
youtube  google  video  advertising  #tw 
march 2017
802.eleventy what? A deep dive into why Wi-Fi kind of sucks | Ars Technica
Ars Technica on why Wi-Fi routers never quite live up to their promised speeds.
wifi  arstechnica  network  #tw 
march 2017
US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer - BBC News
US man arrested for tweeting seizure-inducing flashing at an epileptic journalist
epilepsy  twitter  #tw 
march 2017
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns - BBC News
British gvmt, Channel 4 and The Guardian have pulled ads from YouTube because they're appearing next to extremist material.
Guardian  youtube  advertising  #tw  channel4  video 
march 2017
DOO - Analysed
RailStaff magazine analyses the role of train guards, and the current disputes on Southern Rail.
trains  transport  #tw 
march 2017
Five ways the singles chart can be fixed - BBC News
5 suggestions for fixing the UK Singles Chart (or: how to end Ed Sheeran's dominance)
#tw  edsheeran  music  singles  chart 
march 2017
Boaty McBoatface submarine set for first voyage - BBC News
May God bless Boaty McBoatface and all of the computer equipment that will sail in her.
#tw  boatymcboatface  submarine 
march 2017
diamond geezer
You need to read this blog post by @diamondgeezer on milk delivery.
#tw  milk  delivery 
march 2017
Spitting out the Red Pill: Former misogynists reveal how they were radicalised online
The New Statesman interviews former members of Reddit's infamous TheRedPill board
altright  feminism  sexism  reddit  #tw 
march 2017
India washing machine launched with 'curry' button - BBC News
New range of washing machines in India will have a special mode to remove curry stains. I NEED THIS.
curry  #tw  washing  technology 
march 2017
The weird names the CIA gives its hacking tools - BBC News
CIA's hacking tools appear to be named after Doctor Who monsters, Weird Al lyrics and WoW spells.
security  hacking  cia  #tw 
march 2017
Three inTouch - Embedded Wi-Fi Calling on iOS- Send a Text or Call over Wi-Fi.
3 users who have a phone with built-in Wifi Calling don't need the InTouch app anymore
#tw  wifi  three 
march 2017
Jawbone denies 'abandoning' customers - BBC News
Jawbone's UK social media and customer service have gone quiet. Glad I bought a Fitbit instead.
jawbone  fitness  fitbit  #tw 
march 2017
As CRT Supplies Vanish the Classic Arcade Machine is Virtually Dead
Classic arcade machines may end up being scrapped as the supply of replacement CRT screens dries up
crt  screens  arcade  #tw 
march 2017
Are food bloggers fuelling racist stereotypes?
Interesting BBC piece on food blogging, authenticity and cultural appropriation
food  #tw 
march 2017
Amazon typo knocked websites offline - BBC News
This week's Amazon Web Services downtime was caused by a typo in the billing system. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
amazon  cloud  #tw  fail 
march 2017
Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa
American eggs would be illegal to sell in Britain and Europe... and vice versa. Here's why.
#tw  eggs  america  europe  law  food 
march 2017
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