come for the porn, stay for the psychoanalysis
I think I got most of the errors, let me know if I missed any. -steele
Wednesday, 4 October 2023

The Milky Way's Heart Is Disappearing—For Now

quote [ For most of us, the next few weeks are our last chance to glimpse our galaxy's center, before the sun gets in the way. ]

Milky Way, I'm in the Milky Way
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:41pmGMT] [0 comments]

New Group Attacking iPhone Encryption Backed by U.S. Political Dark-Money Network

quote [ The Heat Initiative, formed to attack Apple encryption in the name of stopping child abuse, is part of a political dark-money network. ]

wasnt sure to mark this sci tech or politics.

either way, it's not good and we should be working together to put a forceful end to these shmuckz
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 WTF]
[by rylex@3:32amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Thousands of salmon escaped an Icelandic fish farm. The impact could be deadly

quote [ “Look,” he shouts above the howling wind whipping our faces, pointing at one salmon. “It’s an intruder.” ]

Ouch, that sounds bad. Aquafarming having eco-consequences.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@2:27pmGMT] [1 comment]

The Surprisingly Radical Roots of the Renaissance Fair

quote [ The first of these festivals debuted in the early 1960s, serving as a prime example of the United States' burgeoning counterculture ]

Don't try to play me out, it's just not renaissance fair
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 2 October 2023

The Lost Art and Innovation of Milk Plastic

quote [ Got milk? Pour yourself a glass and gulp down some little-known history about the household staple. In the early decades of the 20th century, milk was commonly used to make many plastic ornaments, including jewellery, gemstones, buttons, decorative buckles, fountain pens, fancy comb and brush sets and even piano keys. ]

Go back like milks in plastic
[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

The N*gcel Epidemic

quote [ Im sure we're all familiar with incels right? People, typically men, who consider themselves involuntarily celibate, and blame women for their inability to find compassion or sex in a modern cosmpopolitan world that grants them autonomy. But I have expanded the definition... ]

Very thought provoking piece on incels in the black community and culture.
hour long.

[NSFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by rylex@2:52amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 1 October 2023

Rank: Anything

quote [ The other night, I was lying in bed thinking about the “bias sorter” going around Tumblr in 2018. It originated, I believe, as a way for people to rank their favorite K-pop bands. I’d been using it for the past few years to start my end of the year album rankings. It’s an excellent way to review a list and decide what you like more: A or B. ]

Brilliant idea, simple handling … tackled something similar back then, even with the share functionality.

Quote via blog introduction

thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@4:24pmGMT] [2 comments]

How A Giant Defense Contractor Gave Us Microwaves

quote [ A reflection on the microwave oven, perhaps the most important invention to come out of a World War that sparked a lot of them. ]

My microwave's humming
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:22amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 30 September 2023

Spotted-tailed quoll thought extinct in South Australia caught at Beachport after 130 years

quote [ When farmer Pao Ling Tsai set a trap to catch the predator that had been killing his chooks, he expected to catch a feral cat or fox. Instead, he caught a species that was thought extinct in South Australia more than 130 years ago.  ]

Much like JOECAM I Love This Stuff!
Yes, it is a marsupial. This gives hope for the Thylacine to be around maybe
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Good]
[by rylex@10:45pmGMT] [1 comment]

Meta in Myanmar, Part I: The Setup

quote [ On the third day of rioting, the government gets tired of waiting and blocks access to Facebook in Mandalay. The block works—the riots died down. And the Deloitte guy’s inbox suddenly fills with emails from Meta staffers wanting to know why Facebook has been blocked.
in 2016, it was time to get way more people in Myanmar onto Facebook. ]

A long and escalating read – people complaining about the premise of community moderation should keep in mind what unchecked spreading of hate can lead to.

This being the 1st of 5 planned parts, here's a TL;DR in a series of Mastodon posts.

thumb via Clawmarks tumblr.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:11amGMT] [0 comments]

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