A 'Stitch' in Time

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'Kirk & Compost'

"The scheme aims to build on Britain’s reputation for producing hi-tech hits from Star Wars to Harry Potter, and is part of wide-ranging plans to drive the UK creative economy. The government has earmarked millions to support grassroots music venues hammered by the Covid pandemic, and is tripling a fund designed to find and support the next generation of homegrown superstars like Adele and Ed Sheeran."

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23585185.chris-makin-speaks-100m-film-m...

https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80sSbLzSuak

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/jun/13/uk-government-invest-fi...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYN7mTi6HM

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'Spending Habits'

"Where we end up is that we have something much smarter than us that doesn’t particularly want us around."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-66129928

"If I were an AI, I would be trying to slip something on to the internet that would carry out further actions in a way that humans couldn’t observe. You are trying to build your own equivalent of civilisational infrastructure quickly. If you can think of a way to do it in a year, don’t assume the AI will do that; ask if there is a way to do it in a week instead."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Yr765g620

"If the government wants to get this group back to work, the success of policies to support older workers, such as the 'mid-life MOT', will be critical.""

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jul/07/five-ways-ai-might-de...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfGr4YT7aHo

"What AI "can't do and I don't think ever will be able to do", says Prof Reeves, are the "really fundamental journalistic tasks" of talking to real people about real events, of bearing witness and holding power to account.  It's these skills that will become even more important if journalists are to survive in the era of AI."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/scarborough-and-whitby-...

lol

"Roberto Weeden-Sanz, amb l’actor Ian McKellen, el Gandalf d’’El senyor dels anells’"

Best not mention Lamb ... ;-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i-FtFyZJO4

'Snazzy Ness'

"The unmanned Luna-25 mission launched in the early hours of Friday on a journey to the moon that is expected to take about five days. A landing date has not been announced."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66331558

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo6CyCQOx1E

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/aug/10/russia-lunar-landing-mis...

https://www.shuttlepodshow.com/

""She's an acquired taste," says a man with a grin and a snort as he trots off through Ampthill's weekly market."

https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2023/aug/11/russia-launches-lu...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Y2O65pRTY

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/10/sunak-government-wil...

Mindless Browsing.

"A way of putting it that suggests the force “reached out” to the pair, “opened a constructive dialogue”, and “hope to land on the same page” in due course."

 

The Spectrometer

"If you were to stand on the north or south geographic poles, you wouldn't actually travel anywhere; you would just spin around and around. Those on the equator, however, get a tremendous amount of linear speed thanks to this rotation — roughly 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h)."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/aug/15/mount-etna-eruption-volcan...

"That's a tremendous leap above the travel we do on Earth's surface, but we're just getting warmed up."

https://www.space.com/human-travel-trillion-miles-lifetime-universe-motion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWoNuX3_EEM

"If all goes according to plan, Luna-25 will reach the moon on Tuesday."

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/aug/14/im-not-littering-th...

'Lost in Time'

"Coburn had earlier been approached to write for a new BBC TV children's science fiction series aimed at bridging the gap between Grandstand and Juke Box Jury on a Saturday afternoon."

"He had a good pedigree in writing BBC dramas, including Maigret and Dr Finlay's Casebook, but the proposed show took his creative skills in a different direction."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-67088675

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DarfjPATDRQ

"He had also written the series' second story, The Robots (also known as The Masters of Luxor), but that was never televised.

That story was replaced by The Daleks, who exterminated their way into becoming the Time Lord's most famous and fearsome adversary."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/NUgROc189X/disney-100-years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWgBJG-0Vao

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-66090821

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrYaLHJEZwk&list=PLrOb54y80TtMzJ2--sWRgu...

"It just goes to show: being old does not necessarily mean being vicious and venal. It can be a blessing."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1adrUPgj7QQ

'An Old Post'

"For many of Rankin’s generation, the lamps are synonymous with student digs and late nights spent listening to Radiohead while staring at a lava lamp in someone’s bedroom. This was during a resurgence spurred by an Austin Powers-fuelled nostalgia trip ..."

"Back then, they were associated with a hippy, psychedelic counterculture, and their popularity was given a boost not only by Starr but also Paul McCartney, who had lava lamps on stage with his band Wings, and David Bowie, who was photographed with one in his recording studio."

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/oct/15/ingrained-in-the-fa...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3EG4olrFjY

""So you have people from all these different parts of your life: workmates, old school friends, new friends, family members … in this hodgepodge, massive audience."

https://www.popsci.com/environment/galapagos-giant-tortoises-ecosystem-c...

"It creates what internet researchers have termed "context collapse", where the borders between our different social groups, and professional and personal lives, are compromised.

"This can make it "very hard to know what to post" online, Dr Mannell says."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogS2WPp-0g

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2023-10-13/carbon-emissions-video-ga...

Patience...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQ5CYE1VZw

Visitors.

https://bloodontheclocktower.com/

Stay Safe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-67399095

'Superfluous & NEMSA'

"The recovery of wolf populations in Spain has taken decades. In the 1970s, with the wolf on the brink of extinction, naturalist Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente began campaigning to save the creatures. His work, along with that of other organisations, contributed to a significant change in mentality. The Iberian wolf went from being legal to hunt at any time to having the time and method of hunting regulated. In the 1990s, the wolf began to reappear timidly in places where it had long disappeared."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/19/wolf-how-spain-sheph...

"The North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) is reinventing its social media strategy with a series of breed-promoting features using live videos and drone footage. The features involve farmers from across Northumberland, Cumbria, County Durham and North Yorkshire."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKoCjmufmjk

Eco Influencers.

"This wonderful grant from NCS will help us to support more young people as they strive to make a difference for the environment."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53HgCX1dR8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-67153713

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUkgNNUHFFw

https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/23864021.northumberland-wildlife-t...

Shaun the Sheep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76jauBrP2Q8