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Monday, 25 May 2020

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] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:31pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 24 May 2020

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]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:22amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 23 May 2020

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] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:27amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 22 May 2020

Before the Internet, there was the 1960s Dial-a-Poem Hotline

quote [ On any given night in 1970, a teen somewhere in rural America could dial a number and hear the radical wisdom of Patti Smith, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Bourroughs – the list of poets was long, and painfully hip. One needed only the ten sacred digits of “Dial-a-Poem,” a revolutionary hotline that connected millions of people to a room of telephones, linked up to an evolving selection of live-recorded poems, speeches, and inspired orations. ]

Writing poems, sitting by the phone
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:18pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Paint Shop Pro History: How One Guy Took On Adobe

quote [ Paint Shop Pro, an early shareware hit, was built by an airline pilot in his free time—a huge difference from its largest competitor, Adobe Photoshop. ]

I'll Photoshop you out this picture
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:26amGMT] [18 comments]

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

'It Seemed Apocalyptic' 40 Years Ago When Mount St. Helens Erupted

quote [ Howard Berkes covered the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens for NPR and has returned to the volcano for multiple stories over the years. He recalls the massive blast and its aftermath. ]

I told y'all I blow like Mount St. Helen's
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:58amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

They’ll never finish remodeling The Brady Bunch

quote [ Why A Very Brady Renovation may be the perfect capper for the 50-year-old series. ]

Turn on the tube the Brady Bunch
[SFW] [tv & movies]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:34amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 18 May 2020

Long journey home: the stranded sailboats in a race to beat the hurricanes

quote [ Covid-19 has marooned people living on small boats worldwide. Now hundreds of anxious sailors are preparing to make dangerous voyages home across the Atlantic ]

I'm caught in a hurricane
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Inside the Strange World of Coral Reef Crime Scenes

quote [ How scientists and law enforcement officers pioneered a new brand of underwater justice. ]

In my nature by the coral reef
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:27amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 May 2020

A Japanese Guide To Beating Killer Flu from 1918

quote [ Spanish Flu hit Japan hard. Hundreds of thousands died. The government issued books and these posters to help people recognise and beat the virus ]

Death was creepin' all through the air
[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

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