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Monday, 25 May 2020

How One ’Yesterday’ Screenwriter’s Dream Became A Nightmare

quote [ The writer of ’Yesterday’ tells us that he was insulted and cast aside by one of the UK’s most beloved screenwriters. ]

Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:31pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 24 May 2020

4 hour league

quote [ 12 hours for what we will ]

Forgive the crappy English – apart from that link found in a paper everything seems to be tucked away on German Facebook, sadly.

The premise: Cut the day in half while paying full wage – like a privatized basic income. Far-fetched? Of course – but … [more]

[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:53pmGMT] [5 comments]

Aerotrain: The High-Speed Train That Almost Revolutionized Transport

quote [ Some of the fastest trains in service today have a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. With the exception of Shanghai maglev, all of them are conventional wheel-on-tracks system, which is remarkable because rolling friction has always been the biggest obstacle to high-speed travel. ]

Suivre les lumières, prendre la fuite et fendre l'air.
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:22amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 23 May 2020

A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question

And its not the legal question you're probably thinking of!

Full article in extended.

[NSFW] [pr0n] [+7]
[by Dienes@6:30pmGMT] [11 comments]

Nvidia’s AI recreates Pac-Man from scratch just by watching it being played

quote [ ‘It learns all of these things just by watching’ ]

Something like Pac-man
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:27amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 22 May 2020

Before the Internet, there was the 1960s Dial-a-Poem Hotline

quote [ On any given night in 1970, a teen somewhere in rural America could dial a number and hear the radical wisdom of Patti Smith, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Bourroughs – the list of poets was long, and painfully hip. One needed only the ten sacred digits of “Dial-a-Poem,” a revolutionary hotline that connected millions of people to a room of telephones, linked up to an evolving selection of live-recorded poems, speeches, and inspired orations. ]

Writing poems, sitting by the phone
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:18pmGMT] [1 comment]

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

quote [ He Airdropped an iPhone image of his responses to his Mac and tried to convert it by renaming the HEIC file to PNG. Changing a file’s extension does not guarantee that it will be converted, but Spencer was still able to submit the demo test with no problem. ]

Ugh … websites! HEIC files weren't supported until 3 years ago by MacOS (and Windows?) itself, so this is kind of a new age problem.

A software missing the whitelist for an extension and then stalling in a loop while processing it is a bit unfortunate though.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@11:39amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

quote [ How did we get to a place where billions of dollars are exchanged in millions of business transactions but there are no winners? ]

After days on top of reading lists may as well post this money burner. You can complement it with … [more]

[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:28amGMT] [9 comments]

Paint Shop Pro History: How One Guy Took On Adobe

quote [ Paint Shop Pro, an early shareware hit, was built by an airline pilot in his free time—a huge difference from its largest competitor, Adobe Photoshop. ]

I'll Photoshop you out this picture
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:26amGMT] [18 comments]

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Marvel Comics shows us exactly what Captain America would have done in Vietnam

quote [ So it’s no surprise that Spider-Man: Life Story #1 is a Spider-Man story — except for when it isn’t. Sure, it’s definitely about Peter in the ’60s, not long after he was bitten by everyone’s favorite radioactive spider, but it’s also a look into just what some of Marvel’s other A-Listers were doing at the time. By revising Marvel Comics history with a modern eye and blending it with Marvel Universe history, Life Story #1 does what the real comics of the ’60s didn’t, couldn’t.

It takes an honest look at where Captain America would have stood on the Vietnam War. ]

I hate when my non-political comics get political. /s
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by steele@7:19pmGMT] [0 comments]

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