Weekend Links: 1930s Hacking Lulz

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Hacking is not just a crime of the computer age - apparently Morse Code machines can be hacked, too, according to Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker's 1903 lulz.
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Thanks to James for this two-part link - first, an article about the Ryugyong Hotel, a.k.a. the Hotel of Doom, from Esquire magazine a few years ago. "Apparently, it was such an embarassment to the government that it is air-brushed out of pictures when showing the skyline of Pyongyang." Secondly, he offers up the San Zhi Pods in Taiwan, another seemingly doomed village.
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Most of us are not trained in color theory, and sometimes finding not just one color but a palette of them can be challenging. But Design Seeds lets you search by the actual color tone, or from one of their many palette collections. Even if you aren't looking to redecorate, the color combos are just pretty to look at and inspirational on their own!
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Jenny sent in this amazing article and photo series about 19th century baby portraits. How do you get a baby to pose on his or her own? Mother is there … but can you find her?
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This one goes out for everyone who, like me, rushes home to see if something I've ordered has arrived (and no, it hasn't): How does your Amazon package reach you?
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My friend Melody sent in this link which she says simply has, "some cool stuff." Not just cool but awesome - Awesome Pictures from Around the World. I was going to make one of these the feature picture, but it had stiff competition this week!
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It's not only the soldiers deployed to war who must face the difficulties of it, but their canine counterparts as well. Check out this article exploring how military dogs get their own form of PTSD, and how some very patient owners are helping them rehabilitate.
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Another puppy tale that is especially heartwarming: a photographer uses her talents to help dogs get adopted.
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How could I end 2011 without a Robot Revolution Update? Here are the 14 Best Inventions Using Biomimicry of the past year.
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More links tomorrow! In the meantime send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or drop me a line on Twitter. Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve!

December 31, 2011 - 4:28am
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