Today's Links

  • Google Maps adds public transport data across UK

    Partnerships with National Express, Traveline and local tram and ferry firms have provided 17,000 routes across the country through Google’s popular mapping tool

  • ‘Stage Proof 1’, Richard Hamilton

    Richard Hamilton’s Stage Proof series–works made on the way to making Release, itself a part of the long-runnning Swingeing London project. My top faves are the original Swingeing London 67 collage and the dull, flat Swingeing London III (which is sort of an offshoot of Release).

    Anyway, the Stage Proof pieces look rather lovely in animated GIF form:

    Via blech, via things magazine.

  • Why Do Nigerian Scammers Say They are From Nigeria? - Microsoft Research

    Far-fetched tales of West African riches strike most as comical. Our analysis suggests that is an advantage to the attacker, not a disadvantage. Since his attack has a low density of victims the Nigerian scammer has an over-riding need to reduce false positives. By sending an email that repels all but the most gullible the scammer gets the most promising marks to self-select, and tilts the true to false positive ratio in his favor.

  • Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child

    Another chapter in the parallel-leftist-universe of Jim Finn, this video appears to be part of a communist self-help videotape series made in the early 1990’s.

  • Long Player Radio - Presented by Pete Paphides

    Long Player is a fortnightly show presented by Pete Paphides. Conducted in a relaxed setting, these interviews see some of Pete’s favourite artists revisiting the highs and lows of their careers. Interviewees include Allen Toussaint, Linda Thompson, Paddy McAloon and Jimmy Webb.

    Also posted to MetaFilter.

  • Movers and voters: why moving house makes people more right-wing

    They found that the longer people live in bits of Britain that overwhelmingly vote Conservative, the more likely they are to support that party…

    I have not found this to be the case, putting it mildly.