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Friday, 24 September 2021

Battle Cyber-Margaret Thatcher through British hell in new Doom mod

quote [ Thatcher's Techbase releases for free this Friday, September 24th ]

Margaret Thatcher witches coven,
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

quote [ The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence ]

Competition isn't profitable. Collusion is the capitalist way.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@7:28amGMT] [1 comment]

The lost generation of ancient trees

quote [ Inside some of our most magnificent trees, miniature worlds are at risk of extinction. The race is on to accelerate trees' ageing process, to save these intricate communities. ]

So much wonder shaded by ancient trees
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

[SFW] [business]
[by steele@9:43pmGMT] [4 comments]

Intellectual Pinball

quote [ Q: Following the great video game crash of 1983, where did arcade operators and bar owners go next? A: Trivia games! ]

Into a run-of-the-mill trivia game
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]



Tuesday, 21 September 2021

New Book Aims To Remember These Forgotten Murders

quote [ when I came across a story about a serial killer stalking gay men in the early 1990s that I – and almost everyone I mentioned it to had no knowledge of – to say I was shocked would be an understatement. The story barely received any media attention nor is mentioned in the canons of queer history. ]

Interesting story and opinions on media reception.
[SFW] [literature]
[by Paracetamol@4:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

A Brief Compendium of Vintage Cocktail Recipe Books

quote [ Sometimes, you just strike internet gold – ya know, those obscure little corners of the internet where you can fall blissfully down the rabbit hole. Today’s find is a free online library of unearthed and collected bartender books; rare volumes dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, faithfully digitised – every last page – by a little-known museum of wines and spirits located on the small island of Bendor in the south of France. ]

Drunk off specialty cocktails no recipe
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 20 September 2021

The Golden Age of Shareware CDs

quote [ In the mid-late 1990s and into the early 2000s, you could purchase CD-ROM discs containing thousands of shareware apps, games, pictures, and otherwise. These CDs were gateways to numerous hours of cheap entertainment. Here’s a look back at their origins and impact. ]

Nice writeup. The better discs were indeed treasured in the 90s.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@6:46pmGMT] [4 comments]

When a Natural Disaster Hits, Structural Engineers Learn From the Destruction

quote [ StEER engineers assess why some buildings survive hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and why others do not ]

Of a natural disaster for me
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Revolt of the Delivery Workers

quote [ Exploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by police. The city’s 65,000 bikers have only themselves to count on. ]

For the worker is working when the fat cat's about
[SFW] [people] [+1 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:11amGMT] [0 comments]



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