Author: tomwsmf

Superman and the KKK

Superman and the KKKWith a resurgence of the white supremacist in the USA it is a good thing to remember that at one time some folks opposed them rather than appointing them to positions of power in the government. When…

Lasers and Feelings

Lasers and Feelings Here is a one page story driven space RPG. Easy to learn with the ability to vector all sorts of ideas. Free to get and go.  Lasers & Feelings Lasers & Feelings is a quick-play roleplaying…

A Time For Refusal

A Time For Refusal As a parent you learn that it is not easy to pass down good values. Not being a bully, treating others with respect, being open to other ideas not your own, to value learning and curiosity………

New History Of Rome Podcast Episodes

New History Of Rome Podcast Episodes As part of his most recent fundraiser Mike Duncan has created several new episodes of the History Of Rome Podcast. Grab them while you can. Collected THoR Appendix I-V THoR Collected Appendices I-V I…

Open To Corrections

Open To Corrections One of the aspects about science that many people refuse, or are unable, to comprehend is that being proven wrong on some points is not a bad thing. Clinging on to ideas proven wrong, fighting off any…

Humble RPGs

Humble RPGs If you are the parent of RPG playing kids or a player yourself this Humble Bundle is a sure shot. Lots of great titles covering a few game systems….something for everyone. Humble RPG Book Bundle: Fiction Faves Score…

Via Not A Duck

Via Not A Duck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGdoclq2XMQ Why Do a Donkey and an Elephant Represent Democrats and Republicans? →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation= This was posted on Google+

Real Spy Story

Real Spy StoryIt has been a day filled with tales of Russian spy craft and election mangling played out by a cast of loons. So to cap the day a tale told by real Goons. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=wS6kUf4oIsE The Goon Show:…

The Smoot

The Smoot Measurements, meaning and meandering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-scs_yF59YE The bridge which is measured in smoots 1 smoot = 67 inches = 1.7018 metres Read more about Oliver Smoot: https://alum.mit.edu/news/AlumniNe This was posted on Google+

The Josephus Problem

The Josephus ProblemA nice example of facing a big problem, breaking it down and finding the rules to solve for it. The Josephus Problem – Numberphile The Josephus Problem, featuring Daniel Erman from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winning at Dots a…

3 Rules For Rulers

3 Rules For Rulers Howto Rule. 3 Rules for Rulers How to make allies and crush your enemies. Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey Brought t This was posted on Google+

Fair Dice

Fair Dice Fair Dice – Numberphile Probability expert Professor Persi Diaconis (Stanford University) talking about dice. Part 2: https: This was posted on Google+

Hoaxing To Better Math Students

Hoaxing To Better Math Students A supposed bit of lost Tesla lore that turns out to be a maths teacher's attempt to spread a good idea.  The real story behind the Tesla Map to Multiplication chart The fascinating Map…

FedHats

FedHats The Government Is Going To Have A Way Easier Time Hacking Your Computer After December 1 Sen. Ron Wyden will go to the Senate floor Thursday to try and force a debate on a court rule that allows for…

Killing Cultures

Killing Cultures The End Of The Arctic SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/arcticasap VIDEO – ‘What If All The Ice Melted?’ https://youtu.be/b This was posted on Google+

Pros who Quid the Quo

Pros who Quid the QuoMoney makes policy part IHaveLostCount A Climate of Cash in Votes on Global Warming – BillMoyers.com For years now, the scientific consensus has been that climate change is occurring and is caused mainly by the actions…

How Print Was Done

How Print Was Done Vintage Documentary Captures The Last Day Of Hot Metal Typesetting At The New York Times A farewell to the gorgeous linotype work that went on at one of the most popular newspapers in the United States.…

Super Gracchi Bros – Plebian World

Super Gracchi Bros – Plebian World The Brothers Gracchi – V: The Final Fall – Extra History The Senate stole credit for all Gaius’s proposals, and stole his popular support. Once he failed to This was posted on Google+

Buddy System

Buddy System "The next addition to Pokémon GO will be Buddy Pokémon. You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside…

Philosophy Referee Hand Signals

Philosophy Referee Hand Signals The next time you’re presiding over an intense philosophical debate, feel free to use these hand signals to referee things. Devised by philosophy prof Landon Schurtz, these hand signals were jokingly meant to be used at…

Waves Around The World

Waves Around The World Do you miss twiddling around the dials looking for a signal, any signal , in the hiss of noise? Do you fondly remember getting your news from the various news services around the globe? This web…

Circuit Playground Dice Bag

Circuit Playground Dice Bag The Circuit Playground Dice Bag CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Tom Higgins & Sons Dice Bag uses Adafruit’s Circuit Playground (https://www.adafruit.com/products/3000) to roll dice of several type, d100, d20, d12 or d6. An optional custom 3in button…

Domestic Science Podcast

Domestic Science Podcast Maths, science, comedy and things to do at home with all three.Subscribe Ahoy. 25 July 16: Domestic Science (Ep1) A heady combination of maths, science and comedy with Festival of The Spoken Nerd trio who are stand…

The Rules On The Rules

The Rules On The Rules Trump says GOP delegates can’t change rules, but they can Donald Trump has made a string of comments lately that have given Republicans heartburn. His racially charged attack on a federal judge of Mexican descent,…

Come for the Yogscast and stay for the RNC/DNC

Come for the Yogscast and stay for the RNC/DNC Watch the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on Twitch — Twitch Blog It’s an election year, which brings with it political discussions in the news, at dinner tables, at work, at…

Harvest RF

Harvest RF For low power projects this is a fascinating power solution. +Personal Telco Project​ +Adafruit Industries​  Freevolt™ – Low Energy IoT Freevolt™ is a new, patented technology that harvests ambient Radio Frequency energy and uses this power to…

CleanSpace | Fully Charged

CleanSpace | Fully Charged Air quality monitoring in your pocket. The CleanSpace Tag by Drayson Technologies is an electronic g This was posted on Google+