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Sunday, 14 August 2022

How Spider-Man Comics Led to the Creation of the Prison Ankle Monitor

quote [ A judge in New Mexico approached an engineer after reading a strip of "The Amazing Spider-Man" in 1977. ]

This a ankle monitor just so they can keep up
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Batgirl (The Jimquisition)

quote [ Continuing on from what we were saying about Warner Bros. and Multiversus, the recent news about Batgirl and other axed projects demonstrate the company's lack of appreciation for media. ]

lol, nsfw for language. Some real nice ranting.
[NSFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Good]
[by steele@5:15pmGMT] [0 comments]

DC cuts scene of Batman performing oral sex because ‘heroes don’t do that’

quote [ DC cut a scene of Batman performing oral sex because "heroes don't do that." It’s hard to sell a toy if Batman is also going down on someone. ]

Of course Batman goes down. Why do you think his mask ends at his nose?

[NSFW] [art]
[by cb361@8:16amGMT] [7 comments]

Who Sets the Prices?

quote [ The legal decision that fostered the idea of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, and why it still sticks around even though that decision was overturned. ]

Sellin' that shit below the retail price
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

17-Year-Old Designs Motor That Could Transform the Electric Car Industry

quote [ Robert Sansone's research could pave the way for the sustainable manufacturing of electric vehicles that do not require rare-earth magnets ]

see, face? and i think he did it without using mercury

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Original]
[by rylex@3:46amGMT] [1 comment]



Friday, 12 August 2022

Eating Like an Explorer Once Called for Plenty of ‘Portable Soup’

quote [ Sailors relied on the ration for centuries. ]

Soup of the evening,beautiful Soup! Soup
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:17amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 11 August 2022

The Car-Replacement Bicycle (the bakfiets)

quote [ When we were moving back to Canada, we knew we'd need a car, but we couldn't afford one after the move. Thankfully, we found an electric bakfiets, and not only did it take the place of a car, it also saved us thousands of dollars in the process. ]

Kinda want one now. If I didn't have my cat I might just settle on a bike and a tent instead of my van.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by steele@10:48pmGMT] [6 comments]

In the 1890s The Antikamnia Chemical Company Used Skeletons To Sell Its Killer Cures

quote [ As the skeletons advised, the pills were a “certain remedy, unattended by any danger". Pop enough of them and you'd be free of worries and pain - you'd be dead. ]

Watch me burn, I'm the killer and the cure
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Half-Life 2: VR — Public Beta Announcement Trailer

quote [ We've been rather busy in your absence, Mister Freeman. The wait is nearly over, and the Half-Life 2: VR public beta is launching in September. And yes, we do mean this year! :) ]

Honestly, can't remember if I played Half Life 2 or not, but definitely looking forward to this.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Good]
[by steele@5:32pmGMT] [2 comments]

To Uncover a Deepfake Video Call, Ask the Caller to Turn Sideways

quote [ There is an interesting vulnerability in video deepfakes that, to date, has been generally overlooked by the security research community, perhaps because 'live', real-time deepfakes in video calls have not been a major cause for concern until very recently. ]

I love how they didn't choose a clickbait title.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@1:09pmGMT] [1 comment]



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