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Monday, 30 November 2020

Study Finds Correlation Between Negative Scented Candle Reviews And A Rise In COVID-19 Infections

quote [ One Twitter user tweeted that “there are angry ladies all over Yankee Candle’s site reporting that none of the candles they just got had any smell at all.” ]

-1 can't smell.
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:10pmGMT] [1 comment]


quote [ gallery-dl is a command-line program to download image-galleries and -collections from several image hosting sites (see Supported Sites). It is a cross-platform tool with many configuration options and powerful filenaming capabilities. ]

For the good times.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:20amGMT] [3 comments]

'Sistine Chapel of the ancients' rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest

quote [ Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago ]

I need some rock art that don't come in a vial
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Charles Crocker’s Spite Fence

quote [ Back when San Francisco's luxurious destination Nob Hill was just another neighborhood in the newly incorporated city, a young German immigrant named Nicholas Yung built himself a modest three-story house at the top of what was then California Hill. ]

no matter where the surveyor says the property line is
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:18amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 28 November 2020

#BuyNothingDay – Tactical Briefing

quote [ With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming shopping season — beginning with Black Friday and continuing through Xmas to the New Year — is going to be a lot different than it ever was in the past. Not only have thousands of small and medium-size businesses gone belly-up, leaving only the most ruthless and eclipsing corporate monopolies alive. ]

Oopsie, a little late for this year's edition, brought to you by Adbusters and the BlackSpot Collective. From Vancouver, if I got this right.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

Cold War Ghosts Under Sussex

quote [ Inside the Cuckfield ROC Post, and the abandoned underground radar base at RAF Wartling. ]

Right in the shadow of the cold war
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Dr. Opioid: The Well-Heeled Philadelphia Doctor Harboring a Dark Secret

quote [ William O’Brien was a well-heeled doctor with a thriving Philadelphia medical practice. He was also at the center of a massive painkiller supply chain run by an outlaw biker gang. ]

The image of the opioid epidemic is that it is something that happens out in rural areas and undercover - can't get more mainstream than downtown Philly.
[SFW] [health]
[by Space_1889@2:19amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 27 November 2020

The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done

quote [ An office worker’s life is dramatically easier, in the moment, if she can send messages that demand immediate responses from her colleagues, or disseminate requests and tasks to others in an ad-hoc manner. But the cumulative effect of such constant, unstructured communication is cognitively harmful: on the receiving end, the deluge of information and demands makes work unmanageable. ]

Some nice thoughts on the whole self-structure thing which can quickly spiral out of proportion. Index cards still rule though.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT] [7 comments]

Smokin’ Cy DeVry Was the Original Tiger King

quote [ How a cigar-chomping, bear-wrestling bricklayer became the unlikeliest celebrity-influencer of the early 20th century...and changed zookeeping forever. ]

Hm, tiger, tiger, I feel for you
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Why Is An Obscure B-Side Pavement's Top Song On Spotify? It's Complicated.

quote [ “No doubt, there are sinister aspects to it,” Malkmus says of the cautious reading that Spotify might be promoting more neutral songs in artists’ libraries — to say nothing of the new tiered-royalty Autoplay adjustment, which was announced after the interviews for this story took place. “But it’s nothing that I feel that we’re surprised at anymore.” ]

More bland is more better.
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@4:39pmGMT] [2 comments]

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