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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Itchy Feet: the Travel and Language Comic

quote [ the weekly web comic about travel, life in foreign countries, and learning new languages. ]

This turned out to be quite the timesink!

Note that main link goes to search page URL w/ modded strip count so you can view 25 comics at once.
[SFW] [travel]
[by Paracetamol@8:33pmGMT] [0 comments]

New podcast digs into all 846 episodes of “Cops” and its distorted reality of crime culture

quote [ In his new podcast, “Running from Cops,” “Missing Richard Simmons” host Dan Taberski investigates the skewed depiction of law enforcement on “Cops.” ]

About the only time I have consistent free time anymore is in the shower and while eating breakfast, so I've been using podcasts to try and pack in as much info as I can. Haven't checked this one out yet, but I'm putting it on my list. Thought others might be interested. Did recently listen to a really good related Citation's Needed ep though: Citations Needed Episode 60: Saving Kittens, Lip Syncing and Christmas Traffic Stops: Your Guide to Clickbait…
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@6:39pmGMT] [0 comments]

Researchers Made 3,900-Pound Boulders They Can Move by Hand, Giving More Insights Into Ancient Engineering

quote [ Researchers at MIT have given more credence to theories that ancient engineers were masters of balance and leverage with a new experiment that produced giant concrete structures, some 3,900+ pounds in weight, that can be still be maneuvered by hand. ]

Hold my 25 ton building block, willya?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@11:35amGMT] [7 comments]

Thai navy hunt couple over 'sea home'

quote [ The pair could face the death penalty after the navy accused them of building a home in Thai waters. ]

And my home is the sea
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 22 April 2019

Samsung Delays Launch Of $2,000 Folding Phone After Reviewers Find Broken Screens

quote [ The Galaxy Fold was due to go on sale this Friday, but reviewers discovered bulges, flickering and other problems with its 7.3-inch screen. Samsung says it plans to run further tests. ]

Hey I love me some Samsung - I just got a new 65" QLED UHD TV from them and love it. When their stuff is bad though - it's BAD. Props for killing the distribution before the lemons hit the market. That's a painful bottom line they are going to have this quarter because of that.

If they were Boeing they would just release the damn things and do repairs piecemeal.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by knumbknutz@11:44pmGMT] [3 comments]

True Detective Pikachu

quote [ Pokémon belongs to The Pokémon Company. True Detective belongs to HBO. ]

Death row, 'til they put you in the Pikachu to fry
[SFW] [humor]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Climate protesters 'making a difference'

quote [ Greta Thunberg, 16, was greeted with chants of "we love you" as she took to the stage in front of thousands of people at the rally in Marble Arch.

A protest organiser said they planned "a week of activities" including a bid to prevent MPs entering Parliament.

More than 950 people have been arrested during the climate change protests and 40 people have been charged. ]

Thousands of scientists sign letter backing youth climate change protests

Strike taking big toll on Stop & Shop - Unrelated, but there's also a big ass strike going on in the states. 31,000 workers have been striking for about 2 weeks now.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Good]
[by steele@9:59pmGMT] [8 comments]

How the humble pocket calculator morphed into the smartphone

quote [ The first computing device that would actually fit in your pocket was the Cal Tech, a 1967 prototype created by Texas Instrument.
Hewlett-Packard’s HP-65 came with  differential equations, stock prices, statistics
In January, 1992, Apple Computer announced the Newton MessagePad, coined the phrase “personal digital assistant.”
The Ericsson R380, in November 2000, was the first touchscreen smartphone to be the same size and weight as a regular cellphone.
On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs made pocket computing history.
“Today,” he said, “Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” ]

I bought my first calculator in 1975 for $29. Recommend checking link referred to in article

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by yunnaf@6:33pmGMT] [15 comments]

At least 200 killed in Sri Lanka attacks

quote [ At least 207 people are killed and 400 hurt in eight blasts in churches and hotels, as a curfew is announced. ]

One of the two days they knew a Catholic church would be full.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5]
[by XregnaR@12:29pmGMT] [2 comments]

How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison

quote [ The Devils Hole pupfish is nothing to mess with. ]

And the air we breathe down in the devil's hole
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [12 comments]

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