who the hell stabs a newborn 135 times? Anything beyond one is excessive
Friday, 24 January 2020

Emma Willard's Maps of Time

quote [ In the 21st-century, infographics are everywhere. In the classroom, in the newspaper, in government reports, these concise visual representations of complicated information have changed the way we imagine our world. Susan Schulten explores the pioneering work of Emma Willard (1787–1870), a leading feminist educator whose innovative maps of time laid the groundwork for the charts and graphics of today. ]

Across the map, one time for ya
[SFW] [art]
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Thursday, 23 January 2020

The Mysterious “Order of the Odd Fellows” that frankly, belongs in a Wes Anderson Movie

quote [ It’s a name that had me instantly transfixed, like something Wes Anderson had dreamt up for his next film. The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows – a secret society for … odd people? Why had I never heard of it? Never one to resist the pull of a promising rabbit hole, I would soon discover that the international fraternity I’d accidentally stumbled upon had existed for centuries, possibly longer, and at one point during America’s “Golden Age of Fraternalism”, grew larger than the Freemasons. ]

Why do the heathens rage behind the firehouse
[SFW] [people]
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

quote [ “It’s creepy what they’re doing, but there will be many more of these companies. There is no monopoly on math,” said Al Gidari, a privacy professor at Stanford Law School. “Absent a very strong federal privacy law, we’re all screwed.” ]

Uuuh, the spying game is on and onner.

Read in extended.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3]
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Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

quote [ Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, his agent has said ]

I've left my body to science
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
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Mistakes Were Made

quote [ Technology vendors like SAP may rake in billions of dollars a year helping big companies build complex tech infrastructures, but they screw up—often. ]

baader meinhof style
[SFW] [business] [+2 Underrated]
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The Brennan Gyro-Monorail: The World’s First Single-Track Railcar That Was Never Developed Beyond the Prototype Stage

quote [ The Brennan Gyro-Monorail was developed by the Irish-born Australian inventor Louis Brennan (1852–1932). It was 40 feet long and weighed 22 tons, and was designed to carry 10 tons. Speed on the level was 22 mph. The vehicle was balanced by two vertical gyroscopes mounted side by side, and spinning in opposite directions at 3000 rpm. ]

Dreamin' 'bout a monorail to take you away.
[SFW] [history] [+3 Original]
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In a break from tradition, I am endorsing all 12 Democratic candidates

quote [ One of two things is wrong with America: Either the entire system is broken or is on the verge of breaking, and we need someone to bring about radical, structural change, or — we don’t need that at all! Which is it? Who can say? Certainly not me, and that is why I am telling you now which candidate to vote for. ]

#IEndorseBernie Trends as Sanders Supporters Slam NYT Editorial Board for 'Top Four' Snub

Episode 16 -- Editorial Boards: Protectors of Establishment Ideology by Citations Needed Podcast

Just your usual primary hilarity. Main WaPo article in extended.

Bonus: Mitten Rainbows

[SFW] [politics]
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Monday, 20 January 2020

Photographing Aaron Hernandez on the Same Day He Shot Someone

quote [ I am writing this after getting a torrent of texts from friends and family who have been watching the documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on Netflix. It turns out I’m in it… an image of me on set with Aaron appears in the second episode. ]

Now I'm caught up like Aaron Hernandez
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Interesting]
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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Bob PicRoss: The Joy of Painting 2 by goofanader, klades

quote [ There are numbers on the top and left side of the 5x5 grid. Each number represents how many of a color there is in that row or column. If the number has a circle behind it, that color is lined up together in the row or column. Otherwise, the color is broken up by other color(s)! ]

This is challenging and soothing at the same time. Pretty clever Picross design.
[SFW] [games] [+2 Underrated]
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quote [ Lovecraft was never the be all end all in Weird Fiction and he shouldn't be considered that now. Let's explore the wider weird. Expect citations from JY Yang, Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemisin, Laura Mauro, Manly Wade Wellman and, of course, Margaret St. Clair. ]

Deep and creepy: Monster illustrations, inspired by various horror sources. The material shifted away from the Lovecraft stuff to more contemporary authors at one point. Which is even more interesting.

There are also rather tasteful music reviews. Thumb is HIPPIE HAT BRAIN PARASITE.
[NSFW] [art] [+2]
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