Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
It is often much harder to get rid of books than it is to acquire them. They stick to us in that pact of need and oblivion we make with them, witnesses to a moment in our lives we will never see again. While they are still there, it is a part of us. I have noticed that many people make a note of the day, month, and year that they read a book; they build up a secret calendar. Others, before lending one, write their names on the flyleaf, note whom they lent it to in an address book, and add the date. I have known some book owners who stamp them or slip a card between their pages the way they do in public libraries. Nobody wants to mislay a book. We prefer to lose a ring, a watch, our umbrella, rather than a book whose pages we will never read again, but which retains, just in the sound of its title, a remote and perhaps long-lost emotion.
Arup.Technology Timeline 2017 is an
interactive pdf which showcases 20 emerging and future technologies with a high
disruption potential for the architecture, engineering and construction sector.
Quote of the week
"At this critical time in our history, journalists are ferreting out
facts despite concerted efforts to stop them, and truth is gradually
emerging. Without them, our freedom would be imperiled. It is indeed the
truth that makes us free. This is a good time to hug and thank a
journalist." —Bob Morrison, Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C.)
Fake live feed of
a real tornado
Take a short GIF of an old tornado, add some thunder sounds and put it on
loop. It may not be your cup of tea but Mashable says this fake Facebook Live
video reached 14 million views.
Kenya's colorful fake news
In a survey of Kenyan voters, most claimed they encountered fake news about the
upcoming general election. Examples include a fake front page alleging a
politician was hospitalized for a Viagra overdose.
Great list of misinformation experts The name is a little oxymoronic,
but the list is useful. We've suggested some additions; email us
or tag @factchecknet with suggestions for more.
Full Fact, the British fact-checking charity, has five job openings.Three
close on Aug. 6; the others on Aug. 14. For more information and to
apply, see their site.
Fact-checkers and verificationistas unite — with this tool Nieman Lab spotlights Check, a tool used
in collaborative fact-checking efforts like Crosscheck and Electionland.
About that $12 banana
A "junk science" expert applauds journalists' efforts to fight
misinformation, but says we should "extend the war on fake news
to banish unscientific buzzwords and health fads." Here's his list
of the 12 biggest science fake-outs.
Fact-checking Shark Week
Can a human really out-swim a great white shark? Watch this video from Tegna's
"Verify" series. ... The Conversation helps you ruin the fun of
Shark Week by watching it like a scientist.