If they're old enough to climb Mt. Everest, they're old enough to suck my clit.
Sunday, 17 February 2019

Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway

quote [ But let's leave errors aside for the moment. Let's assume, very unrealistically, that we as a profession are good at analyzing things. What then? ]

That was a refreshing read. Taken with a grain of salt, yeah, but … has some points.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Original]
[by Paracetamol@8:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

True West: Searching for the Familiar in Early Photos of L.A. and San Francisco

quote [ In 1851, a few years after the start of California’s Gold Rush, an unknown photographer assembled their equipment on a small hill near the port of San Francisco. Working carefully in the bright afternoon light, they created a panoramic series of daguerreotypes depicting the waterfront neighborhood with its scenic natural backdrop. ]

In all the old, familiar places
[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Model Metropolis

quote [ Housing programs aimed at improving the condition of the underemployed, Forrester warned, “increased unemployment and reduced upward economic mobility” and would condemn the underemployed to lifelong poverty. This idea wouldn’t have seemed new to anyone steeped in the conservative or libertarian tradition, but Forrester’s technical approach helped update it for the digital age. ]

Another example on why acting clever is sometimes the worst attitude of all. Also, games and systems.
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:49pmGMT] [2 comments]

The Search for a Deeper Understanding of Suicidality

quote [ “Suicide,” goes the popular expression, “is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” [...] This tends to be the prevailing narrative around suicide and suicidality— [...] The problem with this, though, is the obvious reality that some problems really are permanent [...] We may, with the right therapy or psychopharmacological help, change our perspective of such problems so that they don’t cause us so much ongoing distress. But not all problems fade with time; some actually do get worse. It should not be irrational to acknowledge this existential fact, and yet it remains stubbornly difficult to talk about. ]

Related to this recent post I found interesting.

[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by snowfox@8:24amGMT] [2 comments]

Goofy 1980s Video Aspirin’ technique might just give you a headache

quote [ In the 1980s, the widespread availability of VCR technology represented a palpable opportunity for some. Porno peddlers, schlock horror directors, and innovating game designers all saw new possibilities in VCR distribution. But they were not the only ones. There was also a wave of direct-to-video holistic health merchants looking to improve the lives of middle-class TV viewers all across the country. ]

Looks like aspirin tonight
[SFW] [health] [+1 Insightful]
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Researchers Create 'Rat Cyborgs' That People Control With Their Minds - D-brief

quote [ Scientists have developed what they call rat cyborgs, which humans can control wirelessly with their minds to navigate mazes. ]

Human brain-to-brain interfacing possible, too, which is simultaneously neat and disconcerting.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@4:38amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 15 February 2019

BITTER HARVEST

quote [ It was only the beginning: On Feb. 19, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the secretary of war to designate certain coastal "military areas" and to exile "any and all persons" from them. Almost overnight, many of our neighbors of Japanese ancestry disappeared. Soon 120,000 West Coast Japanese-American citizens found themselves herded into 10 "relocation" camps for the duration of the war.

...

Based on an accumulation of evidence, we now know that the government's action was partially initiated by California corporate agribusiness interests hoping to satisfy their own lust for land while ridding themselves of competition from the state's most productive family farms. ]

For some reason, this part of the Japanese Internment was glossed over in all the History classes I took in school. The whole Victory Gardens being necessary because we fucked ourselves over by being greedy is really resonating with me right now.

Dr. Sarah Taber talks Japanese internment and how it relates to DACA

[SFW] [history] [+6]
[by steele@9:39pmGMT] [1 comment]

This person does not exist

An endless stream of fake portraits made by AI. Hit refresh for a new portrait.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by spazm@9:03pmGMT] [4 comments]

On Star Trek: TNG, those aren't Captain Picard's hands holding his flute

quote [ Once you see it, you can't unsee it. ]

A spicy slice of pop culture archaeology.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT] [5 comments]

Finland's "dildo dealer" defends state funding

quote [ A wooden dildo maker in Lapland pushes back against criticism following a public funding agency’s decision to grant her a 200,000-euro business loan. ]

This is not exactly a followup to Mookie's post from January 2015 (http://sensibleendowment.com/entry.php/1187). But clearly, the Finns know how to make the most of those long Arctic nights.

Yes, the thumb is lame.

[NSFW] [art]
[by TM@6:35pmGMT] [1 comment]



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