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Thursday, 28 May 2020

What Happens to Baseball Heroes After They're on Topps?

quote [ America’s baseball heroes are immortalized, young and at their physical peak, on tiny cardboard squares known as baseball cards. But what goes on outside the borders of those cards? Brad Balukjian, a journalist and lifelong baseball fan, decided to find out. ]

Those days when spokes wound baseball cards tear hear them roar
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Thread by @dosnostalgic: Have you ever played "Jim Power: The Lost Dimension"?

quote [ And it has UNCOMFORTABLE levels of parallax scrolling. Why is that? ]

Found this one unplayable, but at least it enriches my backlog with another great story.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by Paracetamol@8:31pmGMT] [2 comments]

The man in the iron lung

quote [ The long read: When he was six, Paul Alexander contracted polio and was paralysed for life. Today he is 74, and one of the last people in the world still using an iron lung. But after surviving one deadly outbreak, he did not expect to find himself threatened by another ]

My iron lung
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:09pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Michigan Archaeologists Want Your Help Scouting for Shipwrecks

quote [ Look, document, but please don't touch. ]

This could be a shipwreck on the shore
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 25 May 2020

How Distortion Works in Music

quote [ Under the hood I’m using a technique called wave shaping to create the clipped signals. It’s often used to emulate more classic distortion sounds which are a bit more involved than clipping. ]

A nice educational sound toy, this one.
[SFW] [music] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:27pmGMT] [2 comments]

How One ’Yesterday’ Screenwriter’s Dream Became A Nightmare

quote [ The writer of ’Yesterday’ tells us that he was insulted and cast aside by one of the UK’s most beloved screenwriters. ]

Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:31pmGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 24 May 2020

4 hour league

quote [ 12 hours for what we will ]

Forgive the crappy English – apart from that link found in a paper everything seems to be tucked away on German Facebook, sadly.

The premise: Cut the day in half while paying full wage – like a privatized basic income. Far-fetched? Of course – but … [more]

[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:53pmGMT] [5 comments]

Aerotrain: The High-Speed Train That Almost Revolutionized Transport

quote [ Some of the fastest trains in service today have a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. With the exception of Shanghai maglev, all of them are conventional wheel-on-tracks system, which is remarkable because rolling friction has always been the biggest obstacle to high-speed travel. ]

Suivre les lumières, prendre la fuite et fendre l'air.
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:22amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 23 May 2020

A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question

And its not the legal question you're probably thinking of!

Full article in extended.

[NSFW] [pr0n] [+7]
[by Dienes@6:30pmGMT] [12 comments]

Nvidia’s AI recreates Pac-Man from scratch just by watching it being played

quote [ ‘It learns all of these things just by watching’ ]

Something like Pac-man
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:27amGMT] [1 comment]

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