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Friday, 9 November 2018

12 Incredible Home Libraries with Hidden Doors

quote [ Home libraries are already magical places with numerous new worlds in which to escape. Add a hidden door and you’ve got something extra special. We’ve scoured the web and found fantastic home libraries with hidden doors to realms unknown! ]

I love this stuff. I'd probably buy a house if I could just so I could do this kind of thing.

I went with SE Book Club instead of Literature because this seems more, um, book-clubby than content-driven, but while we're at it I nominate Sapiens by Yuval Harari, as I think it would make for some interesting discussion - anyone read it or reading it or up for reading it?
[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+3 Good]
[by hellboy@7:21amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 26 October 2018

This ancient Greek ship is the oldest intact shipwreck ever discovered

quote [ The ill-fated trading ship has spent 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea. ]

I love this shit. It's called the Black Sea because below about 200 meters deep - 90% of the volume - the water is an anoxic dead zone, which means any shipwrecks beyond that depth are preserved in brine, untouched by microbial decomposition.

[SFW] [history] [+6]
[by hellboy@10:58amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

An Artist Painted A Bunch Of Famous Celeb Men Going Down On Women And It's Really Something

quote [ Not that we have to tell you, but NSFW. ]

It's Buzzfeed but hey, it's art! Or porn. Or artsy porn. Porny art!
[NSFW] [art] [+5 Classy Pr0n]
[by hellboy@7:41amGMT] [21 comments]

A Lawsuit Tests the Limits of Anonymous Speech

quote [ A journalist wants to know who accused him of rape in a shared spreadsheet. What are the implications of outing or protecting his accusers? ]

I think Stephen Elliott is a douchebag, but his lawsuit raises some troubling issues. How do you balance the very reasonable desire of many women to warn each other about predators against the very real potential for that warning to be undeservedly weaponized? There are people who argue that given the enormous problem of sexual harassment and assault, a little collateral damage is no big deal, but that sounds to me an awful lot like "all animals are equal and some are more equal than others". This article does a good job of spelling out the different implications.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by hellboy@3:52amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 11 October 2018

UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

quote [ But it is, actually, worse than that — considerably worse. That is because the new report’s worst-case scenario is, actually, a best case. In fact, it is a beyond-best-case scenario. What has been called a genocidal level of warming is already our inevitable future. The question is how much worse than that it will get. ]

At what point do we have permission to kill Republicans as a matter of self-defense?

(Not a repost, but I realized after posting it might have been better as a comment on steele's post than as a follow-up. I think it's pretty important, but feel free to downmod if it makes you feel less depressed.)
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Informative]
[by hellboy@8:03amGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 8 October 2018

Holy crap, Mad Magazine isn't pulling any punches.

quote [ A is for ALICE the young science wiz... ]

It's better to just start reading the alphabet and see when you figure it out.
[SFW] [art] [+10 Good]
[by hellboy@2:22amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 5 October 2018

Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

quote [ The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now, it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh. ]

This is war. It's only a matter of time before "politics" and "dystopian violence" are the same thing.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Interesting]
[by hellboy@8:14amGMT] [57 comments]

Thursday, 4 October 2018

The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan

quote [ Years of apocalyptic talk at Silicon Valley dinner parties has turned to action ]

Do these shitheads have to ruin everything? I'm moving to New Zealand too... to build guillotines.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3]
[by hellboy@8:12pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

She reported her rape. Her hometown turned against her. Can justice ever be served?

quote [ A 16-year-old girl reported that she was raped that night, in a storage shed off a dirt road in my hometown of Arlington, Tex. Nobody was ever prosecuted for it, and nobody was punished except, arguably, her: By the end of the fall semester, she had disappeared from our high school, leaving only sordid rumors and a nascent urban legend. ]

This is long and painful to read, but it's a well-written portrayal of why many women don't speak up until 36 years later, or ever.

Full text of the article in extended; the main link has some additional (SFW) photos and videos.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+8]
[by hellboy@12:08amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 24 September 2018

Slate’s Guide to the Best Calendars From 1982

quote [ Just in case you’re shopping for one. ]

Like you do, no particular reason. Only the best people, only the best calendars.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Funny]
[by hellboy@6:29amGMT] [22 comments]

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