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Sunday, 29 March 2020

The Ecological Mystery of a Stink Bug Swarm Far Out to Sea

quote [ The chance encounter has led to insights on how insects make it to distant islands. ]

And I've never sniffed a stinkbug
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:15amGMT] [0 comments]

California once had mobile hospitals and a ventilator stockpile. But it dismantled them

quote [ They were ready to roll whenever disaster struck California: three 200-bed mobile hospitals that could be deployed to the scene of a crisis on flatbed trucks and provide advanced medical care to the injured and sick within 72 hours. ]

Well damn
[SFW] [health]
[by satanspenis666@4:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Why Don’t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising?

quote [ Let’s pretend it really happened. Imagine Congress passed a law tomorrow morning that banned companies from doing any ad microtargeting whatsoever. Close your eyes and picture what life would be like if the leading business model of the internet were banished from existence. How would things be different?
Netflix could still surmise that your life has felt empty ever since you finished season 7 of the Great British Baking Show, and suggest the appropriate spinoffs. ]

Nice summary, except maybe for the annoying Brave browser promo at the end.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Bosses Panic-Buy Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Remote Workers

quote [ Phones are ringing off the hook at companies providing a bit of Big Brother. ]

Boss man spy on you
[SFW] [business] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:38amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 27 March 2020

Go big, or no home: How Americans are limited by super-sized homes

quote [ The American obsession with large homes—a matter of culture, policy, and economics—restricts smaller, more affordable options. ]

Supply chains become brittle but going back to decent is surprisingly hard, it seems.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:13pmGMT] [2 comments]

Enthusiasts Archive

quote [ Enthusiasts Archive, an artistic project by Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, is the result of extensive research amongst the remnants of amateur film clubs in Poland under socialism. It is a critical archive of amateur films found, restored and made available online. In 2019, the Archive was accessioned into The Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. ]

Polish 70s 16mm art and propaganda.
[SFW] [art]
[by Paracetamol@8:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo dies aged 92

quote [ The Frenchman illustrated the famous comic book series and eventually took over the writing. ]

This was actually a few days ago, but must have been missed for obvious reasons.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Sad]
[by slaytanik@11:50amGMT] [1 comment]

Barnacle Goose: The Bird That Was Believed to Grow on Trees

quote [ In the days before it was realized that birds migrate, ancient scholars struggled to explain why some species of birds appeared and disappeared as the seasons changed. The idea that these little feathered creatures can travel thousands of miles in search of food and warmth was unimaginable. But the notion was not entirely an alien one. ]

The songs of the birds
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:12amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A Brief History of Hand-washing: How a Basic Hygienic Practice Took Decades to Catch On

quote [ The history of handwashing involves far more than a change in personal habits over time, but a shift in the understanding of the state’s role in public health. ]

You wash your hands,you come come out clean
[SFW] [health]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:41amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Amazonians United Wins PTO for all Amazon Workers

quote [ So why did we begin a campaign for PTO? Because we found out that Amazon was promising us Vacation Time and PTO on paper, but denying it to us in practice. ]

#NotDying4WallStreet Goes Viral as Progressives Reject Efforts to Put Corporate Profits Over Public Health

Turns out so many of those workers who were told they didn't deserve $15/hour are essential. Who knew? If only some guy in the 1800's wrote about a theory of value centered around labor.

Britney Spears calls for wealth redistribution, general strike on Instagram

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by steele@6:21pmGMT] [27 comments]

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