I'm afraid you can't get the shit back in the horse
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

This year, your SEcret Santa is...

quote [ Who are you trying to fool?I believe that this video is the perfect mix of funny and bad, and I hope you do too. Animation style inspired by Joel Haver and M... ]

So after an extended period enough people have PM'ed me expressions of interest to organise a Santa-ing.

[SFW] [ask SE] [+1 laz0r]
[by R1Xhard@11:31amGMT] [0 comments]

DeafBlind Communities May Be Creating a New Language of Touch

quote [ Protactile began as a movement for autonomy and a system of tactile communication. Now, some linguists argue, it is becoming a language of its own. ]

Deaf, blind, still found what they took from me
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

‘Unsettling’ Fort Bragg recruitment video ignites debate over its mysterious intent

quote [ It’s a stretch to link the U.S. Army to witchery, but that’s happening in response to an eerie recruitment video shared on YouTube by Fort Bragg’s 4th Psychological Operations Group-Airborne. ]

I don't know what to think about this.You just have to see it.
Links to an article in the Charlotte News-Observer.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by Marcel@5:45amGMT] [6 comments]

1875: When Locusts Ruled Over America

quote [ A species disappears from our planet about every 30 minutes. From climate crises to man’s carelessness, there are endless factors that drive the living into a black hole of non-existence. Till date, the most extraordinary of these eliminations occurred in a family of tiny insects—the Rocky Mountain locusts which became in 1902 the only agricultural pests to face complete extinction. ]

Down they come, the swarm of locusts
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 16 May 2022

My Grandma is Not a Cyborg

quote [ While trying to reach a spice jar on the counter, she sometimes says: “I wish the counter was lower.” She was not allowed to interfere with the carpenter who designed and built it. Architects’ Data is not part of her vocabulary; she has no idea who Neufert is. She notices that the new phones are too big, but she has no option but to buy the smallest design available: the older non-smart phones. ]

Expanding the thoughts of this older post with some interesting examples, including hijab modifications.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@8:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Disposability Interchange

quote [ Considering the tension between disposability and interchangeable parts, and how right to repair opponents are trying to have it both ways. ]

They can't resist a man with interchangeable parts.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 15 May 2022

The Untold Story of the White House’s Record Collection

quote [ Jimmy Carter’s grandson, John Chuldenko, is unlocking White House mysteries. The record collection is an archive of the nation's music taste back in the 70's. ]

Like Jimmy Carter like, electric underwear
[SFW] [music] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Stevie Wonder and His Dream Machines

quote [ The resulting pedal, the Mu-Tron Biphase, provided the foundation for multiple genres. If you put the Biphase over a snare or a hi-hat, out came the recognizable deep-space chk-chk-chk echo of dub reggae. The BiPhase was crucial to generating Lee “Scratch” Perry’s otherworldly sound. In the ’90s, the most famous user of Mu-Tron Biphase was Billy Corgan. ]

On the magic multi-tone machines of the 70s and their eccentric manipulators.
[SFW] [music] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:22amGMT] [0 comments]

How the Shipping Industry Sails through Legal Loopholes

quote [ A murky world of shell companies, flags of convenience, and end-of-life flags allows companies to dodge accountability and dispose of ships cheaply. ]

We had black stocks and bonds, shipping companies
[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 13 May 2022

Black hole Sgr A* unmasked

quote [ Scientists were aware there was a huge object hidden at the centre of the Milky Way, and they also knew it had no hair. The EHT collaboration has now obtained the very first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Galaxy. ]

Taking the Milky Way to your hairless black hole

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by slaytanik@1:47pmGMT] [5 comments]

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