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Thursday, 11 October 2018

In the Kingdom of the Bears

quote [ The human-bear bond is ancient, but across the northern hemisphere, only a few societies remember the art of neighboring bears. ]

This gives me hope...perhaps this little pocket can grow and positively affect the world.
[SFW] [people]
[by Bob Denver@9:30pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Will Vinton, Stop-Motion Legend And Claymation Creator: Dead At 70

quote [ Will Vinton, a seminal figure in the development of commercial stop motion animation in the United States, has passed away. ]

He became widely known for his work on the California Raisins commercial for Raisin Bran. This saddens me on so many levels— he was a great animator who was dedicated to the art and that he died of multiple myeloma which is a truly awful awful disease.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@9:15pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 5 October 2018

Entire broadband industry sues California to stop net neutrality law

quote [ Top broadband lobby groups sue California, claim net neutrality law is illegal. ]

To make up for posting a questionable story impugning the behaviour of China, here's a story impugning the ethics and decency of the American broadband industry...
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by Bob Denver@4:08amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 4 October 2018

How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

quote [ “Having a well-done, nation-state-level hardware implant surface would be like witnessing a unicorn jumping over a rainbow” ]

Alarming but I was wondering when this would occur... It makes sense in the 21st century. I also wondered if there are nukes buried in the foundations of American chain restaurants all over the world (McDonalds was famous for owning the land and building the restaurants themselves)... (article in extended)

[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 laz0r]
[by Bob Denver@9:52pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Ax-throwing bar deemed unsafe...

quote [ Hub Stadium, an Auburn Hills bar that features axe-throwing lanes, had its liquor license suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for one day in order to develop new safety procedures and precautions. ]

How come all the other cities get the fun bars?! (pout)

[SFW] [food & drink] [+3 WTF]
[by Bob Denver@6:45pmGMT] [17 comments]



Thursday, 20 September 2018

Called it! 112 years ago...

quote [ It also perfectly predicted Skype and Facetime. ]

It is amazing how prescient so many writers were...and how wrong they got it when they did.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Original]
[by Bob Denver@5:11amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

This Woman Just Biked at 184 MPH to Smash the Bicycle Speed Record

quote [ Denise Mueller-Korenek is now the fastest pedaler on the planet. ]

Forty. five. years. old... I'm going back to bed.
[SFW] [sports] [+6]
[by Bob Denver@1:04amGMT] [14 comments]

Friday, 14 September 2018

Watch How Steel Ribbons Are Shaped into Cookie Cutters

quote [ CookieCutter.com makes and sells exactly what you think they do. The Missouri-based company uses a combination of hydraulic and hand-operated machines to shape steel ribbons into classic shapes like gingerbread men, along with more complicated designs like deer and even the Statue of Liberty. ]

It's a fluff piece but so hypnotic. At least it's not cookie cutter nonsense... (sorry)
[SFW] [art] [+7 Good]
[by Bob Denver@9:36pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Linguistic clues to Trump's New York Times insider?

quote [ How the White House insider who wrote for the New York Times may have given themselves away (or not). ]

A tonne of caveats but holy crap...if true it adds sprinkles to the shit sundae that's being whipped up.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@11:27pmGMT] [13 comments]

Sunday, 9 September 2018

A brief history of batshit conservative boycotts

quote [ Mutilating socks, burning disco records, shooting a newspaper with a gun: all surprisingly ineffective forms of objection. ]

I can't add much to the post so here's a misremembered bit from The Wizard of Id

"Sire! The peasants are revolting! They're burning you in effigy."
"Well, that's one town we'll avoid"
[SFW] [people] [+8 Funny]
[by Bob Denver@2:09amGMT] [22 comments]



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