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Pontus Hammarbäck
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I'm taking a break from all social media. Could be a while. Happy to catch up IRL, I still have email, phone and skype, and Hangout of course.
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Light where it's needed most. +Liter of Light *Official* do some fantastic work and need all the support they can get.

Kerosene lamps kill thousands (millions) of people every year, let's stop the insanity.

Kudos to +Flick Electric Co. for sharing.
 
Using plastic bottles to light up streets all around the world http://on.mash.to/2eqMpza @mashable #upcycling #energy #enviro #innovation
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They didn't really mention that in the clip but there are several organisations working on extinguishing the kerosene lamp for good. Many people in India, Bangladesh and other countries spend up to 1/3 of their income on lighting. The carcinogenic fumes are equivalent of smoking 40 cigarettes a day.
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For all the #typography geeks out there.
And let us please always use unicode.
 
An open source font for all languages
The font family called Noto, as in no "tofu", is intended to support all languages, from Arabic and Cherokee to Tibetan and Zhuang. Some of the languages supported have never even had a typographical tradition. Now they do.

It took Google and Monotype five years to complete the typeset. Watch the video to learn more about the challenges they faced, and how it was done.

Noto is available for download here:
https://www.google.com/get/noto/
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Really cool lighting installation, watch and enjoy.
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The irony of reading articles late at night on the laptop about the health issues and sleep disturbance of blue-rich light, like laptop monitors...
#circadian #ipRGC #sleep
"Blue blocker glasses as a countermeasure for alerting effects of evening light-emitting diode screen exposure in male teenagers"
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Mmmmm, serving up some yummy +Raspberry Pi in the office this morning.
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Thanks for sharing +SomebodyElse , it does look pretty clever with lots (lots!) of in/outs. For a smaller project where a custom set of interfaces is needed it could come in handy. However, we prefer to work with products that have a local representation, it just makes design, installation, programming, maintenance and repairs so much easier.
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Must read. The state of the earth is much worse than I thought.
Note that this is one year old and it's even worse since then!
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-point-of-no-return-climate-change-nightmares-are-already-here-20150805
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The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected
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I hope it reaches levels that would make the entire human race go extinct. The day last human dies out the universe will take a deep breath and smile.
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Wish I was in Christchurch this weekend. Wiki house is pretty cool.
 
The WikiHouse Project have FREE morning and afternoon sessions this weekend, showing off their incredible housing technology. It's all part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture or FESTA to showcase the awesome work happening in Christchurch.

Follow the link, register, and check out this amazing project!

http://festa.org.nz/event/wikihouse-open-day/
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Thanks Pontus! It was a great weekend, and both sessions were fully booked. There's a lot of interest in WikiHouse now.
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Why haven't we heard more about this in mainstream media? We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves and others secure.
#DDoS   #IoT  
An electronic tsunami crashes down on a solitary journalist
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Ha, at least I'm clear of that! Somehow I get a lot of conspiracy theories, especially about Clinton and CIA, gimme a break...
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Scrolling thru the infinite feed of interesting articles and instant gratification is easy.
Actually reading those articles takes time, concentration... comprehension. It's hard.

Maybe that's we so many of us choose the former and we end up being entertained by the world rather than understanding it?
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+Pontus Hammarbäck But I would have thought that I'd recall some detail that was specifically interesting. I remember finding details worth remembering, I just don't remember them.
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The disgusting, horrible truth about mammoth ivory "harvest" in Russia. I heard about 10 years ago when I was offered mammoth inlay for my violin bow... I declined.
In Russia's Arctic north, a new kind of gold rush is under way.
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I would rather see these "ivory hunters" picking their prizes from 10,000 year old+ carcasses than what we see in Africa with the butchering of elephants and rhinos. Now THAT...is truly disgusting and heart breaking. What pisses me off most about this trade...like the seahorse trade...is that dumb fucks who believe in magic....think that ivory...and ground up seahorses...contain magical powers! I could have sworn that it is 2016, not 1311.
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Passionate about light and lighting. And music -and nature... and...
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    Associate - Lighting Designer, 2013 - present
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One of few places I've walked out of, still hungry and with a lost face. I had two business visitors from West Island and wanted to show them a part of Welly's excellent F&B scene. With more beers on tap and a regular Tuesday night, what could possibly go wrong. After 15 minutes of waiting we managed to get a menu but not even a glass of water. Staff saw us over and over but never made an effort to actually approach us. The place was not overly busy and there were plenty of staff. After at least 10 minutes of additional waiting to order we made the decision to get some food -elsewhere. There are so many fantastic places in wellington, I won't waste my time here again, sorry.
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Total surprise walking up a random dark staircase to be met by exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff who are happy to cook up a special concoction to your liking. Otherwise try their unique mixes like chocolate and blue cheese cocktail.
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reviewed 2 years ago
Divine Mille-feuille, friendly staff, always busy.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
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These guys are amazing, good products, friendly service, nice setting. Brought their Éclair for office tea, mighty popular.
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