How do we get rid of a battery this big?

Another week another payslip right? This week has been full of net neutrality discussion, from why we need it to why we need it even more. There was even a vote on some form of non-committal policy from the people in charge, which is awesome. Or not.

Anyway, diving into this mess of links you’ll see there are a lot with a technology focus. Starting with 3d printed makeup and leading into mobile/cell phones, there is also more about wearable fashion, exoskeletons, automated cars and algorithms making decisions. There’s also a large smattering of humour spread amongst zombie apocalypses, comic book adaptions, alien creators, trolls, horoscopes, video and arcade games, photos from war, old papers, hot water, visualising the universe and a large collection of skulls. So jump in as someone has already cleaned all the blood off:

Because of my baby’s medical bills

It’s St Patrick’s Day here and everywhere else around the world: Guinness, green/orange, leprechauns, clover leafs, bad accents, the lot. So here’s something to do while you’re recovering from a bad case of the regrets later.

Horoscopes, urban tourism games, paper art, speakers and more speakers, the meaning of life, a meeting of the keykeepers, wearable tech and new-tech fashion and accessories, thermodynamics, fruit pie electronics, personal computer security ideas, celebrity interviews [well, only one, and that from a few years back], the Scottish play, robot in space, porn shame, console controllers and more! So drink up and celebrate with everyone else:

Once more, apologies for the final link there. It may absorb your soul [and time] ever so slowly.
[And maybe there'll be some actual Pattie's Day links to post by next time.]

Deduct a point from the effort gauge

Another strange week. Food appears to be a pretty strong theme this time around, with a spattering of news, music, science and art to round it out.

We’ll start with a thermometer tattoo, and move onto vinyl records and death games; search engine privacy, WHOIS lookup privacy, butterflies and wasps, hysterical photos, phones, the art of observation, repurposed coastal defences, insects and umami, why people are leaving Facebook, Grand Theft Auto V is released, lolita costuming, horoscopes and flying drones, something called a ‘swarm economy’, the internet of things and machines of death, the generation gap, and finishing up with the favoured burger of Hemingway. Emjoy:

You know Ollie, I have a song about that

This group is out of sorts again – far more comics and humour than other stuff. Perhaps that means there’s been nothing worth noting. Or maybeit’s a frame of mind issue. Whichever the cause, this is how we are doing it.

Scattered through this post are the gamification of edumafication, K-pop and animals, bookface and typeface, candid snaps and computer-aided surgery, abandoned homes in middle-class America, pop singers mixing with fascist dictators, coffee – not even once, remote identification and peaks of crazy, philosophy and icecream, paperclips and pickup lines, artistic towers and swimming pools. And some other stuff. Wade in and enjoy: