An aspiring tugger should probably consult a doctor before getting started...
Saturday, 4 December 2021

Hackers Are Spamming Businesses’ Receipt Printers With ‘Antiwork’ Manifestos

quote [ “A technical person is broadcasting print requests for a document containing workers rights messaging to all printers that are misconfigured to be exposed to the internet and we've confirmed that it is printing successfully in some number of places[…]" ]

Receipt printers can be used for all sorts of things, like playing adventure or even racing games.
[SFW] [business] [+5 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:13pmGMT] [0 comments]

The Hidden, Magnificent History of Chop Suey

quote [ Discrimination and mistranslation have long obscured the dish's true origins. ]

You filled your stomach with chop suey
[SFW] [food & drink]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 3 December 2021

A Brief Scientific History of Glass

quote [ Featuring ingots, shipwrecks and an international trade in colors, the material’s rich past is being traced using modern archaeology and materials science ]

I love the sound of breaking glass
[SFW] [history] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 2 December 2021

A tale of two thefts

quote [ In the United States, only certain types of theft are newsworthy. For example, on June 14, 2021, a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco tweeted a cellphone video of a man in Walgreens filling a garbage bag with stolen items and riding his bicycle out of the store. According to San Francisco's crime database, the value of the merchandise stolen in the incident was between $200 and $950. ]

How we gonna pull it off? Steal.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+5 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:10amGMT] [11 comments]

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Supersonic Projectile Exceeds Engineers Dreams: The Supersonic Trebuchet

quote [ Have you ever sat down and thought “I wonder if a trebuchet could launch a projectile at supersonic speeds?” Neither have we. That’s what separates [David Eade] from the rest of u… ]

Dude is exactly the sort of dude that you'd imagine would build a supersonic trebuchet.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Good]
[by conception@9:19pmGMT] [1 comment]

Differentiating online variations of the Commonplace Book: Digital Gardens, Wikis, Zettlekasten, Waste Books, Florilegia, and Second Brains

quote [ As was highlighted (pun intended) at the recent I Annotate 2021 conference, the note taking space seems to have been coming to a new boil. With the expansion of the ideas of keeping a zettelkasten or a digital garden, these versions of notebooks seem to be a significant part of this new note taking craze. ]

One overwhelming blob of links and notes for you to sift through.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by Paracetamol@8:50pmGMT] [0 comments]

Mind Control Made Easy (or How to Become a Cult Leader) by Carey Burtt

quote [ Groups frighten me. With Destructive Cults we have good reason to be. ]

I'm starting a cult of misanthropy, we will loathe humans so much that they won't be allowed to join. Only non-humans may apply
[SFW] [religion & spirituality]
[by slaytanik@2:25pmGMT] [6 comments]

My Family’s Pacific Island Home Is Grappling with Deep-Sea Mining

quote [ Here’s what I’ve learned being up close and personal with the debate. ]

The natural flow pacific island rainbow
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:38amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate

quote [ Meanwhile, at Yushan island, tankers with crude oil from Saudi Arabia will dock regularly and pump their cargo into steam crackers that will run 24/7 for decades. Naming it the Green Petrochemical Base does nothing to change the fundamentals of the industry and its modus operandi. Plastics are locked into fossil resources and this connection continues to grow stronger by the day. ]

Expecting the decline of fuel demand, oil companies are producing more plastic than ever.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@1:15pmGMT] [4 comments]

Dead on Archival

quote [ Considering the challenges that face shuttered newspapers with decades or even centuries of material to preserve. ]

And the newspaper's screaming for words
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [0 comments]

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