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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Student creates chair to put an end to manspreading

quote [ Here’s how the chairs work. The anti-manspreading chair has legs that narrow in width, forcing the sitter’s legs to press into each other. The women’s chair does the opposite, forcing their legs to be spread widely.

Of course, the artist has received abuse online. ]

Should have called them the Woah-Manspreading! chair.

pretty sure the designer stole the female chair design from some BDSM porno.

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by rylex@10:14amGMT] [14 comments]

All 104 James Bond Villains, Ranked

quote [ From masterminds to henchmen, the final word on 007's furious foes. ]

Pop Opinion List for those days when you want to scroll to the bottom. Note the bland characters are positioned in the middle.
[SFW] [tv & movies]
[by Paracetamol@5:56amGMT] [4 comments]

The Air of Superiority

quote [ For more than 100 years, the cool breezes of air conditioning have taken hold around the world. It took us about as long to even consider the side effects. ]

The smell of air conditioning
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

"3DSen VR" Brings Nintendo Classics to VR, Demo Now Available on Steam

quote [ 3DSen VR (formerly known as 3DNesVR) is an emulator tool that runs Nintendo Entertainment System games in VR, letting you play the '80s and '90s classic titles that made the console a world-wide phenomenon. ]

I thought it looked gimmicky at first, but after watching some videos and seeing the work they put into the details of each game, this is making me want to buy a VR headset.

A couple of vids in extended.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by JWWargo@3:19amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 19 July 2019

New Approach Could Sink Floating Point Computation

quote [ That’s resulted in some pretty sharp criticism over the years from computer scientists who are acquainted with these problems, but none more so than John Gustafson, who has been on a one-man crusade to replace floating point with something better. ]

Room for improvement! On chip level, no less.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:38pmGMT] [0 comments]

The Way the Census Counts Prison Populations Seriously Distorts Redistricting

quote [ Less noticed [...] was a galvanic blow delivered to democracy by the Census Bureau just last year—when the bureau declined to change long-standing policy and count incarcerated persons where they previously lived, rather than in the place of their imprisonment. Because prisons tend to be located in white, rural districts, counting prison populations by prison location artificially inflates these districts’ political power and diminishes political representation for urban and suburban areas. ]

This isn't insignificant when you consider how much of our population is incarcerated. I am also in favor of letting the incarcerated vote.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Informative]
[by snowfox@5:47pmGMT] [3 comments]

The Timeline of Jell-O Flavors From 1897 to 1997

quote [ This post has actually been a long time in the making. Ever since I started Mid-Century Menu, I have wanted to have a Jell-O flavor timeline on the blog, but I could never nail down the dates well enough to feel comfortable with my information. ]

Jello, jello, jello, jello, jello
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Roentgenizdat: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone

quote [ In the USSR during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records. ]

Bootleggers secretly cut forbidden music onto discarded x-rays.

[SFW] [music] [+1 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@11:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Buried Treasure - Of a Sort

quote [ what’s the strangest (or most terrifying) thing you’ve come across in cleaning out an unused chemical space? ]

Woo, sorry for the fast posting, but these comments open up a nice anecdote collection.

(animated thumb source)
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@11:41amGMT] [2 comments]

The Philosophy of Low-Tech: A Conversation with Kris De Decker

quote [ Aaron Vansintjan interviews Kris De Decker about his philosophy of low tech, his solar powered website and the importance of looking into history ]

The site has been posted before – the creator talks about some concepts that make up the articles on it. Includes a nice example of page loading speed, too.
[SFW] [art]
[by Paracetamol@8:10amGMT] [0 comments]

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