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Tuesday, 18 June 2024

A Black photographer added himself to places where history didn’t want him

quote [ No matter that this man is handsome and of spotless character – he’s Sidney Poitier, for crying out loud – his presence, in all its Blackness, marks an intrusion, upending this hitherto White space. ]

This is absolutely fascinating. I can't help but to imagine the lives and beliefs of the people in these photographs, and to wonder what they'd think of Omar.
[SFW] [art]
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Monday, 17 June 2024

A Link Blog in the Year 2024

quote [ Kuro5hin is long gone, but it’s creator, Rusty Foster is better known these days for Today in Tabs, and so there is someone else who never gave up the links game. ]

On link list maintenance. Didn't someone post Today in tabs before?

Thumb via Clawmarks
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by Paracetamol@6:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Ancient DNA Illuminates the History of Malaria, One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

quote [ Researchers extracted parasitic DNA from preserved teeth and bones, revealing how malaria spread across the globe in a new study ]

Wanna let you know you're giving me malaria
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
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Sunday, 16 June 2024

Shelves without end

quote [ In their original complaint, the publishers contended that the Internet Archive was not a library, but a “pirate site”:

Yeah no. The Internet Archive is a library. ]

Some updates on this – outcome at the end of June. To my knowledge, certain books are already set to preview mode only.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@5:19pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tea Punch Was the First Cocktail

quote [ This boozy brew used to be the British and American drink of choice. ]

Ma cho cho punch tea tea tea tea
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:32amGMT] [1 comment]

The molecular machinery that keeps bacteria on course

quote [ Many bacteria use a whip-like 'flagellum' to move around their environment - away from danger and towards food. New research reveals the molecular machinery behind bacteria's ability to rapidly change direction. ]

Bacterial transmissions are neat.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
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Saturday, 15 June 2024

The Curious Melodic Case of The Regina Music Box 

quote [ The tale of the Regina Music Box Company is one composed of innovation, initial success, perseverance, and the struggle to remain relevant in the capricious home music landscape of the US at the turn of the century. ]

Playing with my music box
[SFW] [music] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 14 June 2024

Meet the six mega-rich families running the food system

quote [ "They were willing to cross ethical lines others weren't willing to cross. [For instance] most hog farmers weren't willing to pack thousands of their animals into a windless metal shed," he says.

So who exactly are the families that own so much of the agricultural industry? ]

Some creepy monopoly stories.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:17pmGMT] [1 comment]

A Step Forward in Stingray Science

quote [ A California researcher and his team simulate stepping on round rays to learn more about how, why, and when the animals strike. ]

Stingray party oh
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Paper Pop-up Sundials

quote [ Calculate print cut and fold paper templates to make your own Sundial ]

This looks like a great idea; you have to adjust the template according to your location.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@3:56pmGMT] [1 comment]

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