Since 2011, photographer Conrad Benner has been celebrating Philadelphia’s thriving street-art scenes at Streets Dept, where he documents the city’s visual pulse one mural at a time.

via Streets Dept — Discover

Photographer Andrew Boyle captures the creativity on display with this fantastic photo essay of cosplayers at New York Comic Con.

via Dispatches from New York Comic Con — Discover

Anime, sci-fi, horror, comedy: over at the VRV Blog, you’ll find thought-provoking articles on contemporary pop culture and the communities that engage with it.

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When I say ‘fun’ I mean the blogging part, the actual creative writing and posting of pictures, thoughts and other fancies; the technical computer issues and ergonomics, not so much. First let me tell you that for years I got paid to sit at a desk with one or more computers on it, my little […]

via Fun with Blogging, Computers and Ergonomics — Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Sometimes it is hard to remember just how far computers have come in the last three or four decades. An old NASA video (see below) has been restored with better sound and video recently that shows what passed for a giant computer in 1986. The Cray 2 runs at 250 MHz and had two gigabytes of memory (256 megabytes of million 64-bit words). Despite the breathless praise, history hasn’t been kind to the Cray 2. Based on ECL, it had 4 processors and –in theory — could reach 1,900 megaFLOPs/second (a FLOP is a floating point operation). However, practical problems …read more

via NASA Shows Off Its Big Computer In 1986 — Hackaday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City announced on Wednesday it’s raising screening standards for school bus drivers. A spokesperson for the city’s Department of Education says in addition to background checks at the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city school bus drivers will now have to go through the same screening as other DOE…

via NYC Raises Standards On Screening For School Bus Drivers — CBS New York

The Barnes & Noble team serves a constant flow of posts for fantasy and science-fiction fans, from news and interviews to reading recommendations and posts on memorable book covers.

via The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog — Discover

You know you spend too much time on the computer when you wake up at 4:04 am and say to yourself, that can’t be good. If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here […]

via One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

Penguin Random House India is the subcontinent’s largest English trade publisher; on their blog, they share book excerpts, literary news, and interviews, with a focus on South Asian voices.

via The Penguin Digest — Discover

As a PhD student at MRC HIU, I usually spend my days in a white lab coat peering down a microscope, but this July I temporarily gave all that up to undertake a placement on the science desk at The Guardian newspaper. Commuting through busy central London to The Guardian offices was a […]

via From the lab bench to the newsroom: my experience at The Guardian — Infection, Immunology & Translational Medicine (IITM) Oxford

Unlike other generations, the generation I grew up in has always had practical and affordable computers. Although they were not as fast as they are now, they did things in seconds, that took other generations minutes, to even hours. That instant gratification has caused problems for kids in my generation, but the positives of it, […]

via Technological Artifact: Luke Schauble — Kristin Becker’s DTC Classes at WSU

Whether they tackle tough topics or inspire better learning habits, these sites prompt readers to think, question, and engage.

via Four Education Blogs to Explore this Back-to-School Season — Discover

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