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Friday, 19 October 2018

California will allow up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals with life sentences to seek parole

quote [ California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday. ]

Third strike and I just can't win
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Postcards From Big Brother: The Curious Propaganda of a Brutal Soviet Era

quote [ Compared with the sophisticated technology Russia employed to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, the Soviet propaganda in Brutal Bloc Postcards, published by FUEL Design and Publishing, seems downright quaint. ]

Picture me, on a postcard
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The Alaska Town Climate Change Will Kill

quote [ A small Arctic village is on the front line of climate change. The biggest problem? It's too expensive to move away. ]

Quaint little villages here and there.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

How The London Bridge Was Sold to America

quote [ For centuries, children and kindergarteners have sung and danced to the tune of London Bridge is falling down, but when engineers discovered that the London Bridge was actually falling down in the early 1900s, it was no laughing matter. ]

I walked on London Bridge last night
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 15 October 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

quote [ Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family. ]

Microsoft touch
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:08pmGMT] [2 comments]



Mistress of a New World: Early Science Fiction in Europe’s “Age of Discovery”

quote [ Considered by many one of the founding texts of the science fiction genre, The Blazing World — via a dizzy mix of animal-human hybrids, Immaterial Spirits, and burning foes — tells of a woman’s absolute rule as Empress over a parallel planet. Emily Lord Fransee reflects on what the book and its author Margaret Cavendish (one of the first women to publish using her own name) can teach us about empire, gender, and imagination in the seventeenth century. It is the middle of the seventeenth century and a Bear-man is helping an empress attempt to examine a whale through a ]

I'm into sci-fi (sci-fi,sci-fi)
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Trolling Nazis (and the world) with Forged Art

quote [ The accepted number of authenticated Vermeer paintings today is 34, but that number became mysteriously higher during World War II. Hermann Göring himself, a leader of the Nazi party and notorious art looter, traded 137 of his prized stolen paintings for a newly-discovered Vermeer, one of several 17th century works that had suddenly emerged in the years leading up to the war. ]

Making of life, a forged painting
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Same-sex mouse parents give birth via gene editing

quote [ Scientists delivered pups with genetic material from two moms and two dads. But only pups with two moms survived to have babies themselves. ]

Life is making a mouse of you
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:03pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Lazarus Libraries

quote [ What happens when “lost” films and television shows become found once again—and what that does to the work’s cultural legacy. ]

Our films lost in the rushes
[SFW] [tv & movies]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:41pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Queens of Infamy: The Reign of Catherine de’ Medici

quote [ When your husband and male heirs are too useless or too dead to rule, you have to take matters into your own poison-gloved hands. ]

Italian torture gave us DaVinci but also Medici
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:37pmGMT] [1 comment]



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