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LHR, LGW, STN, LCY. London’s airports.

(I know there are other airports that put London in their name. I choose to think of these four as the only important airports for the city.)

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Participants rated their sexual orientation on a 10-point scale, ranging from gay to straight. Then they took a computer-administered test designed to measure their implicit sexual orientation. In the test, the participants were shown images and words indicative of hetero- and homosexuality (pictures of same-sex and straight couples, words like “homosexual” and “gay”) and were asked to sort them into the appropriate category, gay or straight, as quickly as possible. The computer measured their reaction times.

The twist was that before each word and image appeared, the word “me” or “other” was flashed on the screen for 35 milliseconds — long enough for participants to subliminally process the word but short enough that they could not consciously see it. The theory here, known as semantic association, is that when “me” precedes words or images that reflect your sexual orientation (for example, heterosexual images for a straight person), you will sort these images into the correct category faster than when “me” precedes words or images that are incongruent with your sexual orientation (for example, homosexual images for a straight person). This technique, adapted from similar tests used to assess attitudes like subconscious racial bias, reliably distinguishes between self-identified straight individuals and those who self-identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Using this methodology we identified a subgroup of participants who, despite self-identifying as highly straight, indicated some level of same-sex attraction (that is, they associated “me” with gay-related words and pictures faster than they associated “me” with straight-related words and pictures). Over 20 percent of self-described highly straight individuals showed this discrepancy.

Notably, these “discrepant” individuals were also significantly more likely than other participants to favor anti-gay policies; to be willing to assign significantly harsher punishments to perpetrators of petty crimes if they were presumed to be homosexual; and to express greater implicit hostility toward gay subjects (also measured with the help of subliminal priming). Thus our research suggests that some who oppose homosexuality do tacitly harbor same-sex attraction.

New study indicates homophobia is often a result of repressed homosexual feelings, validating what Freud posited in his concept of “reaction formation,” in which we lash out against others’ expressions of what we loathe in ourselves.

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Detailed images of the six London Underground 150th anniversary stamp series.

via Creative Review’s blog.

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In addition to the six stamps commemorating the London Underground itself, there’s a series of four reproducing three classic posters each. As Creative Review quotes:

“There’s a wealth of beautiful posters to choose from [in the TFL archive] so it was difficult to choose just four in total,” says NB’s Nick Finney. “So, we played with multiple posters in a row across a longer format horizontal stamp. We wanted to evoke posters being displayed in the tunnel of the underground station (the modern train speeding past) and the windows of a carriage.”

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Freethephotos

Freethephotos allows you to migrate your photos from Instagram to Flickr by simply logging in and clicking a button.

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Photos from Richard James and Lewis Whyld/PA Wire of a fifty foot rubber duck on the Thames, which required the opening of Tower Bridge as it headed upstream.

Top: Canary Wharf. Bottom: the Tower of London.

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Top: China Basin parking lot, near AT&T Park, San Francisco.

Bottom: roughly half of Soho, from Soho Square south and west, London.

The two screenshots of Google Maps were taken at the same zoom level (17). Due to them being at different latitudes, the full size London image has more pixels, but covers the same width (about 460m). (Unzoomed, the two images have the same distance per pixel.)

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reuters:

The Olympic cauldron is seen alight during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. [REUTERS/David Gray]
The London Games: Live blog | On Twitter | On Facebook | iOS app

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The Olympic cauldron is seen alight during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. [REUTERS/David Gray]

The London Games: Live blog | On Twitter | On Facebook | iOS app

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'Images'
All the images featured in St_uff can be found on the ✿Images button link above.
Its a tumblrist toy.

'Images'

All the images featured in St_uff can be found on the ✿Images button link above.

Its a tumblrist toy.

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'invisible'

Again, Tumblr app?

Why can’t you handle more than 3 ‘load more posts’ with real images from the Dashboard?

I hate this.

I’m thinking I should use the web-interface with a couple of ‘Add to Home Screen’ bookmarks.

'invisible'

Again, Tumblr app?

Why can’t you handle more than 3 ‘load more posts’ with real images from the Dashboard?

I hate this.

I’m thinking I should use the web-interface with a couple of ‘Add to Home Screen’ bookmarks.

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London StreetMuseum iPhone App 

The Museum of London has launched an iPhone app which cleverly brings its extensive art and photographic collections to the streets of the capital.

The free app, called StreetMuseum, has been developed with creative agency Brothers and Sisters and makes use of geo tagging and Google Maps to guide users to various sites in London where, via the iPhone screen, various historical images of the city appear super-imposed on the scene today.