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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Surf Like A Shark

quote [ That time the company behind the GameShark cheating device came up with a dial-up online service for the Nintendo 64. SharkWire strangely targeted 7-year-olds. ]

And served you television in a tyranny
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 14 October 2019

The 19th-Century Charts That Put the World's Waterfalls on One Impossible Landscape

quote [ Imagine the roar. ]

Something's going down like a waterfall
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:57amGMT] [1 comment]

Particle Clicker - Outpan

quote [ An addictive incremental game that teaches players the history of high energy particle physics. ]

A bit behind the times though.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by R1Xhard@4:45amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 13 October 2019

What’s Happening In Sweden?

quote [ There is a ‘Computer says no!’ quality to Swedish society, a sense that for anything to work at all, it must fit within the categories and fields of bureaucratic forms. What is striking to me, as an incomer, is how natural this seems to everyone else. It’s a testament to how well the system mostly works that it is not treated as a joke, in the way bureaucracies very often are. Instead, Sweden is exceptional for the level of trust that people have in institutions. ]

This is a very long read and a bit dry, but a good introduction into nuances of European/Scandinavian politics and their perception.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:16amGMT] [2 comments]

Find Out Who’s Inside You

quote [ Our scientists have devised a test that will determine your South Park genealogy with perfect accuracy. ]

I'm down here in South Park
[SFW] [humor] [+1 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 12 October 2019

‘I’m A Fat Boy Now’ – The Diabetes Miracle (1922)

quote [ This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. Imagine a room full of parents sitting at the bedside waiting for the inevitable death of their child. ]

And we all believed in insulin
[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:06amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 11 October 2019

Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers

quote [ Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. ]

so much for "Don't Be Evil" huh?

i like their claimed reason for donating too.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Sad]
[by rylex@3:15pmGMT] [9 comments]

Students burn author's book outside of Eagle Village

quote [ STATESBORO — Students at Georgia Southern University burned a book, written by a New York Times contributor, after a Q&A session at her lecture became heated. ]

When book paper burns

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:51amGMT] [5 comments]

The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it

quote [ Over the past 80 years, a warming planet has disrupted critical fisheries worldwide--and many have declined precipitously ]

Fish for me, fish for me, no fish for you. Fish fish fish.

[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Sad]
[by lilmookieesquire@4:55amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Our Masterpiece Is the Private Life: In Pursuit of the “Real” Chateaubriand

quote [ While nowadays he might be best known for the cut of meat that bears his name, François-René de Chateaubriand was once one of the most famous men in France — a giant of the literary scene and idolised by such future greats as Alphonse de Lamartine and Victor Hugo. Alex Andriesse explores Chateaubriand's celebrity and the glimpse behind the public mask we are given in his epic autobiography Memoirs From Beyond the Grave. ]

Der Drei-Sterne-Koch serviert Miami Yacine ein Chateaubriand
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:41pmGMT] [0 comments]

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